Here are a couple track from two of the stand out performances of Coachella - SBTRKT and Frank Ocean. I have seen SBTRKT a couple times and SBTRKT has stepped his already impressive live game up. Frank Ocean really blew me away, the man has unbelievable stage presence for someone who has only done a handful of shows. Anyway, here are two SBTRKT remixes of Frank Ocean. How great would it be if these two put out a collab album or at least did a full song together?
Monday, April 30, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
So I owe you all a review of Frankie Rose and Dive from the other night in San Diego. However, I am still exhausted from Coachella, so that will hopefully be tomorrows post. For now just enjoy the subtle acid sounds of Boddika and Joy Orbison. Swims out now on Swamp 81. Walk For Me.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Tiger High is a band out of Memphis. They make garage pop that is completely and totally made for dancing, shaking your head and spazzing out like you are alone in your bedroom. "Don't Want to See You Till You Go" has got a real nice lo-fi psych feel - the vocal distortion and guitar lines definitely give it a hazy feel, but the drums and bass keep the low end moving an grooving. "Why Oh Why" has a drum beat and spaciness that remind me of my favorite Cramps song, "Can't Hardly Stand It". You can find their latest record, Myth is This, around - including on tape from the good people at Burger Records!
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Hit after hit after hit - the Slumberland records story. Seriously though, how many great bands have released records on Slumberland at this point? A new record that is getting a lot of attention over at Noise Verse Noise is the new Terry Malts album. A fantastic blend of 77 UK punk, 80's hardcore guitars and modern lo-fi recording - kinda like the Vibrators, TSOL and early Vivian Girls had a baby. "Nauseous" repeats the line "You're Love Makes Me Nauseous" until you have to forcible remove it. "Tumble Down" is a Buzzcocks classic they forgot to record. Also, seriously whats in the water up in San Francisco? How can there be this man fantastic bands?
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Looks like its going to be garage week here at Noise Verse Noise. Twerps are a four piece band out of the land from down under. Twerps blend vaguely surf guitars with twee-esque vocals. Really the key here is the guitars, they are absolutely fantastic. They are the reason why the songs work - simple enough to let the songs breathe and develop, but are the focus of the song. Twerps released latest Self Titled album was released in October last year on Underwater People/Chapter Music.
Monday, April 9, 2012
What is it about female garage rock bands? I am a sucker for them. I can't let myself go to shows where I know there is a girl garage band, because I will end up buying every record possible. Anyway, todays absolutely awesome girl group is The Splinters out of Oakland. Who sound have that garage rock sound a la Vivian Girls or Frankie Rose, but guitars that remind me more of Black Flag or LA punk. I might be alone in hearing that. They have released a couple singles on SouthPaw Records and might be touring this summer.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Killer Mike is droping his next lbum, R.A.P. Music, this May. The entire albums was produced by the one and only El-Producto. I am beyond excited for this album. The songs that have been posted have been rediculously strong, street minded intelligent rap. Killer Mike raps with a passion and ferocity that few match."Big Beast" might be my favorite track thus far; Bun B, T.I. and Killer Mike flowing on an El-P beat - perfection.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Paper Diamond played the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, Ca on April 3. It was a fantastic show. The Belly Up had a sound system fully equipped to handle the bass that Paper Diamond was bringing. More about the show and more photos after the jump!
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
For those that do not remember, Summer Heart is a one man project out of Sweden. His newest song is the fantastic "Third Wave". It comes just in time for summer and the warmer days. The rhythm on this track is absolutely fantastic, I love the disco beat - reminiscent of Toro y Moi's "Still Sound" without feeling like a rip off. This is definitely a song that will soundtrack many a summer night party/kick back. "A Million times" is the first single from his forthcoming album, About a Feeling. Its got a nice bouncy, light feel to it. Welcome back Summer, we missed you!
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
At this point I doubt that the Cribs need an introduction, but here is one anyway. The Cribs are a band from West Yorkshire, UK that are made up of three brothers and at one point employed a former smith. They make anthemic british rock that recalls all your favorite bands, without sounding like a rehash. Their album Men's Needs, Women's Need, Whatever is criminally underrated and was one of the first things my girlfriend gave to me that I fell in love with. Their latest single is "Come on, Be a No-One". The song combines the energetic guitars and big chorus we have come to expect from the lads. I have only heard a couple tracks, but the new album is definitely on the short list for the year already. Check out tour dates and another track after the jump!
Monday, April 2, 2012
Lushlife is a rapper out of Philly who comes correct. Here raps with a passion and precision that is only found on the east coast. Lushlife goes in over a combination of orchestra strings and 90 boom bap beats, imagine EL-P if it didn't sound like a nuclear wasted land. On "Still I Hear the Word Progress" Lushlife plays the hyperactive frustrated optimist, to Styles P knuckleheaded ignorant opportunist. The Balam Acab remix slows and liquifies the song to a deeply satisfying effect.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
BeatauCue are two French produces who I have become obsessed with. Their tunes are very much in the Kitsune/Ed Banger Style of French Electronic. Which when done correctly still produces some of the best pop tunes possible. "Kiho" has synth lines that are alternately reminiscent of an anime and big room clubs. "Slow Down" has the classic female vocal club mix sound that just works on Saturday night. Their newest single, "Slow Down", can be purchased on Beat Port and iTunes now.