Cadence Collective known for bringing the fold into bright lights with stunning sounds from Artists all over the globe. Glass Therapy dropped me a line to let me know about the new sampler they put out, which also contains his contribution of the song “All Smiles.” A glitchy dance number with a little beep bleep to get us quirking about. The track comes off really smooth, ocean views, nice guitar. Then vocals break through, and the dance begins. A very impressive tune, which leads me to the new album Glass Therapy released on bandcamp also called All Smiles. I’m still listening to it, getting a feel for it, but it has some dope work to get into for sure. The track “Trace Elements” beams the electronica in full bloom, rolling a deep dark aesthetic into a colorful mold that rolls along the ridge lines. Get the album for a “you call it” on bandcamp. Very cool things here.
An old time feel is what you’ll find on The Fabulous Fairies. A broken somewhat warbly biker chain rock, with the desert psych shades. No doubt, very much the garage sound so many have grown to love. Just released today, there’s an EP available to DL as a name your price, the full album is available to stream. Click here
LavaLamps (Kyle Gillis) out of Atlanta rocks beats supreme on a somewhat quirky cartoonish level. Tracks like “Lala” resonate that child silhouette giving the foundations the right touch of atmosphere. On the track “Remember” there are hints of a coming of age story line, or maybe just some dude strolling the park. Plenty of imagination on LavaLamp’s new record cleverly titled Altlantan. Five songs in total, a delicious EP to kick off what appears to be a brand new project. Put on the shades, kick on the aesthetics, and chill to Lavalamp.
On the new release Home Alone picks up those same blown out sunglasses with his trademark “dark sun” feel. Tracks like “Melon Collie” transcend the desert wonderer, thirsty for H20. Instead, the consumption is colored dots in the sky and you eat them to survive. The new album Crumbs was just released on the wonderful Bad Pop label out of Mexico. A very choice decision on Thomas Mazurkiewicz part, aka bluntastic supreme. If you missed Teddybears & Weed which came out earlier this year, I encourage you to nab that as well. Both releases have soul searching instrumentals that end up dropping into memorable hooks, showing off Thomas’s super cool vocal delivery; a stone bleached, pass out style, which finds you laying downtown in the park. I’m really enjoying the track “Swaying” off this new joint. He’s clever with his beats, which gets me almost every time. Nab both releases for free.
Washington, DC is home to Is and of The, an experimental electronic music project which incorporates sampling, with live instrumentation. It’s an impressive outing, one that puts the search to build something spectacularly explorative over all else. A beautifully designed bandcamp page exudes thoughts that would require you to search yourself. Lovely painted pieces that fit without gaps to this risky, and refreshing music. Its more or less great IDM that incorporates some true blue sounding organic instruments. I love the anarchist approach on some of these numbers. All of a sudden you’re at this place, then within seconds the transition is skipped and you’ve given birth to a new aesthetic, one that has you burnt from the scary yet dazzling adventure. The brand new 7 track EP, latepril was just released via bandcamp, nab it for a FREE DL, and explore the other great releases. Album artwork by Anissa Najm.