Sunday Mayonaise.

31 Oct 2010 — Henning Lahmann

OK, I feel like I've got a confession to make as a creative disclaimer for this write-up. Yes, there was a time way back in the nineties when I still was an ignorant kid that I used to be into the Smashing Pumpkins, even, admittedly, very much so. And now that you know and apparently continue to read nonetheless, I'm more than happy that my all time favorite Pumpkins song (the one that I actually and shamelessly still adore) has finally been covered, moreover by none other than our admired Grenoble dream pop advocate A.P. Witomski. He has achieved to transform Mayonaise into a tune that has its place in second decade of the 21st century, preserving Corgan's melancholy while adding some distinct features of contemporary pop music. Along with his stunningly beautiful song Canionical that had surfaced roughly two weeks ago, Witomski is heading into an ever more promising musical direction. Listen to more of his recent stuff as well as his lovely debut album Nine Melodies & Other Visions over at his bandcamp.

A.P. Witomski - Mayonaise (Smashing Pumpkins Cover)

A.P. Witomski - Canionical

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OK, I feel like I've got a confession to make as a creative disclaimer for this write-up. Yes, there was a time way back in the nineties when I still was an ignorant kid that I used to be into the Smashing Pumpkins, even, admittedly, very much so. And now that you know and apparently continue to read nonetheless, I'm more than happy that my all time favorite Pumpkins song (the one that I actually and shamelessly still adore) has finally been covered, moreover by none other than our admired Grenoble dream pop advocate A.P. Witomski. He has achieved to transform Mayonaise into a tune that has its place in second decade of the 21st century, preserving Corgan's melancholy while adding some distinct features of contemporary pop music. Along with his stunningly beautiful song Canionical that had surfaced roughly two weeks ago, Witomski is heading into an ever more promising musical direction. Listen to more of his recent stuff as well as his lovely debut album Nine Melodies & Other Visions over at his bandcamp.

A.P. Witomski - Mayonaise (Smashing Pumpkins Cover)

A.P. Witomski - Canionical

Weird Korea.

31 Oct 2010 — Henning Lahmann

Just before the last, blog community shattering day of this year's daylight saving time months comes to an end, I'm definitely in the mood of getting a little rougher, so I've figured that Weird Korea's epic, nearly nine minute spanning garage rock masterpiece Dagger that was dropped into my inbox this week might just be the right thing to express my overall spirit right now. The Purchase, New York outfit has managed to compose a piece of gorgeously raw beauty, valve amplified, somehow 70s rock informed complete with guitar solos and organ parts that has kept me awestruck almost all day. The song, and one hell of a song it is, is part of Weird Korea's debut EP No Art // No Trade, available for free via the group's bandcamp.

Weird Korea - Dagger

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Just before the last, blog community shattering day of this year's daylight saving time months comes to an end, I'm definitely in the mood of getting a little rougher, so I've figured that Weird Korea's epic, nearly nine minute spanning garage rock masterpiece Dagger that was dropped into my inbox this week might just be the right thing to express my overall spirit right now. The Purchase, New York outfit has managed to compose a piece of gorgeously raw beauty, valve amplified, somehow 70s rock informed complete with guitar solos and organ parts that has kept me awestruck almost all day. The song, and one hell of a song it is, is part of Weird Korea's debut EP No Art // No Trade, available for free via the group's bandcamp.

Weird Korea - Dagger

Delofi - Leaving.

30 Oct 2010 — Henning Lahmann

Totally stoked by these dark and glooming sample works by Cleveland's very own beat wizard Delofi. LA's fabulous Leaving Records put up his latest tape Leaving as their seventh free release on Thursday. The 22-minute piece contains twelve cuts of the artist, all absolutely terrific explorations into sound and space, with a lot of tape hiss and abstract synth effects. Listen to three of the tracks below and then download the whole thing over at Leaving.

Delofi - Track 1

Delofi - Track 8

Delofi - Track 11

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Totally stoked by these dark and glooming sample works by Cleveland's very own beat wizard Delofi. LA's fabulous Leaving Records put up his latest tape Leaving as their seventh free release on Thursday. The 22-minute piece contains twelve cuts of the artist, all absolutely terrific explorations into sound and space, with a lot of tape hiss and abstract synth effects. Listen to three of the tracks below and then download the whole thing over at Leaving.

Delofi - Track 1

Delofi - Track 8

Delofi - Track 11

At night, the sun comes out

30 Oct 2010 — Tonje Thilesen

Dwight Pavlovic might quite possibly be one of the sweetest people around. For his girlfriend Liz Toler, whom also runs Royal Rhino Flying Records together with Dwight himself, he kindly asked one of her favorite musicians Mat Cothran aka Coma Cinema to write a song about the two of them exclusively for her birthday. The whole thing, including a remix by Gobble Gobble premiered on Get Off The Coast yesterday. "I hope you enjoy the results of my feeble attempt to impress a girl that in reality deserves nightly festivals to mark how wonderful she is".

This super limited cassette (only 20 copies) will be out for order on RRFR next Thursday.

Coma Cinema - At Night, The Sun Comes Out
Gobble Gobble - At Night, The Sun Comes Out (Coma Cinema remix)







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Dwight Pavlovic might quite possibly be one of the sweetest people around. For his girlfriend Liz Toler, whom also runs Royal Rhino Flying Records together with Dwight himself, he kindly asked one of her favorite musicians Mat Cothran aka Coma Cinema to write a song about the two of them exclusively for her birthday. The whole thing, including a remix by Gobble Gobble premiered on Get Off The Coast yesterday. "I hope you enjoy the results of my feeble attempt to impress a girl that in reality deserves nightly festivals to mark how wonderful she is".

This super limited cassette (only 20 copies) will be out for order on RRFR next Thursday.

Coma Cinema - At Night, The Sun Comes Out
Gobble Gobble - At Night, The Sun Comes Out (Coma Cinema remix)







New M. Pyres: Mountain Pacific.

29 Oct 2010 — Henning Lahmann

Our favorite dude from the terrific Denver/Fort Collins, Colorado music scene Matt Sage aka M. Pyres has finally released one of his highly anticipated new EPs. Mountain Pacific, recorded together with The Season Creeps, namely Joseph Yonker on bass and guitar and drummer Erik Wangsvick, collects five songs that were newly written or rewritten for the release and recorded in Fort Collins between spring and summer 2010. Concord is a typical M. Pyres song, featuring roughly distorted guitar washes and Sage's signature raw voice, as usual slightly mixed into the background. On the other hand, the EP's strongest track Japanese Milk Truck heads into a more ambient direction as known from earlier M. Pyres efforts such as DSMMR or Museums, though this new instrumental is more thoroughly based on actual song structures. Most remarkably, it features Julian Lynch on bass clarinet, making the song sound like it would not have been out of place on Lynch's very own, beautiful album Mare.

Download the whole EP over here.

M. Pyres & The Season Creeps - Japanese Milk Truck (w/ Julian Lynch)

M. Pyres & The Season Creeps - Concord

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Our favorite dude from the terrific Denver/Fort Collins, Colorado music scene Matt Sage aka M. Pyres has finally released one of his highly anticipated new EPs. Mountain Pacific, recorded together with The Season Creeps, namely Joseph Yonker on bass and guitar and drummer Erik Wangsvick, collects five songs that were newly written or rewritten for the release and recorded in Fort Collins between spring and summer 2010. Concord is a typical M. Pyres song, featuring roughly distorted guitar washes and Sage's signature raw voice, as usual slightly mixed into the background. On the other hand, the EP's strongest track Japanese Milk Truck heads into a more ambient direction as known from earlier M. Pyres efforts such as DSMMR or Museums, though this new instrumental is more thoroughly based on actual song structures. Most remarkably, it features Julian Lynch on bass clarinet, making the song sound like it would not have been out of place on Lynch's very own, beautiful album Mare.

Download the whole EP over here.

M. Pyres & The Season Creeps - Japanese Milk Truck (w/ Julian Lynch)

M. Pyres & The Season Creeps - Concord

Now that’s what I call mixtape

29 Oct 2010 — Tonje Thilesen

As Krista (Krista and the Whale) wrote today in her guest post on Head Underwater, today is a special day — and indeed it is, being blessed with so many splendid gems from her Now that's what I call Krista and the Whale: Volume 1 mix. Kiss Kiss Fantastic, Coma Cinema, Kohwi, Steffaloo, Mutual Benefit, The Townhouses and of course unouomedude are just a few of the names featured on the mixtape. In fact, we'll let the girl speak for herself: "I decided to compile a 90’s mix. I was a kid in the 90’s. I listened to all the cool 90’s jams. I decided to bring my past back to life. In doing do, I asked some of my favorite favorite favorite musicians and friends to cover a 90’s tune".

Download the whole thing here.

Kiss Kiss Fantastic - Someday (Sugar Ray)
Mutual Benefit - Cut Your Hair (Pavement)
Kohwi - Every Morning (Sugar Ray)



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As Krista (Krista and the Whale) wrote today in her guest post on Head Underwater, today is a special day — and indeed it is, being blessed with so many splendid gems from her Now that's what I call Krista and the Whale: Volume 1 mix. Kiss Kiss Fantastic, Coma Cinema, Kohwi, Steffaloo, Mutual Benefit, The Townhouses and of course unouomedude are just a few of the names featured on the mixtape. In fact, we'll let the girl speak for herself: "I decided to compile a 90’s mix. I was a kid in the 90’s. I listened to all the cool 90’s jams. I decided to bring my past back to life. In doing do, I asked some of my favorite favorite favorite musicians and friends to cover a 90’s tune".

Download the whole thing here.

Kiss Kiss Fantastic - Someday (Sugar Ray)
Mutual Benefit - Cut Your Hair (Pavement)
Kohwi - Every Morning (Sugar Ray)



Cosmic Consciousness.

28 Oct 2010 — Henning Lahmann

Get in contact with Tom Hamill's literally spaced-out ambient tunes, heavily Boards Of Canada influenced gems recorded with 80s synthesizers and some guitar works, finished with samples from old UFO documentaries. The music is quite an easy listen, slowly floating along while indeed evoking images of old movies with more or less friendly, more or less intelligent beings from galaxies beyond human reach. Download the whole digital record Cosmic Consciousness for free over at Hamill's bandcamp.

Tom Hamill - Unknown Observer

Tom Hamill - SETI

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Get in contact with Tom Hamill's literally spaced-out ambient tunes, heavily Boards Of Canada influenced gems recorded with 80s synthesizers and some guitar works, finished with samples from old UFO documentaries. The music is quite an easy listen, slowly floating along while indeed evoking images of old movies with more or less friendly, more or less intelligent beings from galaxies beyond human reach. Download the whole digital record Cosmic Consciousness for free over at Hamill's bandcamp.

Tom Hamill - Unknown Observer

Tom Hamill - SETI

Regional Music.

28 Oct 2010 — Henning Lahmann

California citizen Daniel Trudeau makes some incredibly sophisticated, loop-driven folk pop under the moniker Pregnant, music that is at times pretty reminiscent of the works of Daniel Rossen's Department of Eagles and the more experimental endeavors of Justin Vernon; in particular, Trudeau's voice is in very similar falsetto levels, which works very well for his songs. Pregnant's splendid 12 inch Regional Music is out on Irvine, California's Life's Blood Recordings.



Pregnant - Wiff of Father

Pregnant - Selling Records

Pregnant - Lip Beings

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California citizen Daniel Trudeau makes some incredibly sophisticated, loop-driven folk pop under the moniker Pregnant, music that is at times pretty reminiscent of the works of Daniel Rossen's Department of Eagles and the more experimental endeavors of Justin Vernon; in particular, Trudeau's voice is in very similar falsetto levels, which works very well for his songs. Pregnant's splendid 12 inch Regional Music is out on Irvine, California's Life's Blood Recordings.



Pregnant - Wiff of Father

Pregnant - Selling Records

Pregnant - Lip Beings