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GRAB BAG: Lonesome Savages, Crocodiles, Cosmonauts + Writer

GRAB BAG: Lonesome Savages, Crocodiles, Cosmonauts + Writer

  Yesterday I was listening to Howie Pyro’s fantastic Intoxica radio show. Mixing the best and rarest 60s garage, rockabilly, punk and more, Pyro’s massive record collection (30,000+) has become stuff of legend. I assume that this new 7″ from Kind Turkey records would fit right in in Pyro’s crates. The Madison, WI band The Lonesome Savages...
GRAB BAG: Creators Project SF Edition

GRAB BAG: Creators Project SF Edition

While the overwhelming majority of you are likely trudging through the promotional-product-littered streets of Austin right now on achey feet after 15 minutes of said buzz band’s set (hey! I would’ve have been down there too, but sometimes things happen), there’s another pretty neat music and arts event taking place this weekend in San Francisco to mention-...
GRAB BAG: Sleep Party People, World Tour, Lindstrøm, Ed Schrader's Music Beat & Bondax

GRAB BAG: Sleep Party People, World Tour, Lindstrøm, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat & Bondax

Sleep Party People is the moniker for the bedroom project of Danish producer Brian Batz who composes drifting, dream gazer tunes in the ilk of Boards of Canada or RxRy. Their forthcoming LP, We Were Drifting on a Sad Song drops in April via the awesomely-titled Brine and Barnacles Records. Hear the track, “Chin” below. Sleep Party People- “Chin” (stream)...
GRAB BAG: oOoOO, Moonlight Bride, Abstraxion, RxGibbs + more

GRAB BAG: oOoOO, Moonlight Bride, Abstraxion, RxGibbs + more

Togethers, babes err sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson record as the surreal pop experimenters Prince Rama. Trust Now, their fifth longplayer is currently out now for Paw Tracks. This inclusion to the list is not because of that though (we already did that one), but due to what’s on the other side of those quotation...
GRAB BAG: Azari and III/Little Boots, Tashaki & Miyaki, Coolrunnings and more

GRAB BAG: Azari and III/Little Boots, Tashaki & Miyaki, Coolrunnings and more

Though this Tennessee quartet are named after that film, bobsled time and sunny Jamaican sounds are nowhere to be found on their sonic output. Swirling gaze, heavy guitars and rabbit hole psyche, tune “Rusk” was released as a 7″ (b/w the building jam “Fool Moon”) as part of the Too Pure Singles Club. Get on board. Coolrunnings- “Rusk” (MP3 at...
GRAB BAG: Black Bananas, M+A, Lindstrøm, Lost Tribe, A Place to Bury Strangers, and more

GRAB BAG: Black Bananas, M+A, Lindstrøm, Lost Tribe, A Place to Bury Strangers, and more

While I am still super slammed from the Fun Fun Fun Fest catch up, I wanted to get some music up in a new Grab Bag post for y’all. Not as descriptive as usual, but tunes no less. Though all tracks are good, or they wouldn’t be here, I recommend snagging the Lost Tribe tune...
GRAB BAG: Gold Leaves, Prince Rama, Balam Acab, Water Borders and Boris

GRAB BAG: Gold Leaves, Prince Rama, Balam Acab, Water Borders and Boris

Gold Leaves makes timeless, rustic pop. From Seattle songwriter, Grant Olsen, best known as half of the duo Arthur & Yu, the Gold Leaves debut, The Ornament, was released on Hardly Art back in August. From the press release, the material was shaped by some of life’s biggest moments: “In the space of composing and...
GRAB BAG: Ruben & Ra, Gauntlet Hair, Sonoio, DFA Radio Mixes + more

GRAB BAG: Ruben & Ra, Gauntlet Hair, Sonoio, DFA Radio Mixes + more

Production pair, Ruben and Ra are back with a new four-track EP titled, RETRO004. The still-unmasked (UK?) duo blend smooth disco, retro pop, funk and house together for a familiar and pleasing poolside feel. All four tunes are worth a listen, but definitely focus on “Street Machine” and the Ollie and Jerry sampling “On the Move.” Full E.P....
GRAB BAG: Bleached, S.C.U.M. & Psychic Ills

GRAB BAG: Bleached, S.C.U.M. & Psychic Ills

LA sisters Jennifer (Cold Cave, Miko Mika) and Jessie Clavin are Bleached. Looks like I slept on this jam, from their July Art Fag 7,” Carter. Bleached, “Think of You”     New York act Psychic Ills return their third album, Hazed Dream, out October 18th. “Psychic Ills are most certainly seekers, but with their third...
GRAB BAG: Wise Blood, Stepkids, Big Black Delta and Spooky

GRAB BAG: Wise Blood, Stepkids, Big Black Delta and Spooky

Coming August 30th, Pittsburgh’s Christopher Laufman, aka Wise Blood, drops his new EP, These Wings for Dovecote. The new tunes are soulful, screwed and anthemic bedroom pop jams done right. Snag the tune “Nosferatu” below. WISE BLOOD- “NOSFERATU” (MP3) Next up are three singer/songwriters and Stones-Throw signees,  The Stepkids. The music hits a chord between classic funk,...