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Cousins - Bathhouse (Stream)

Cousins – Bathhouse (Stream)

We don’t know much about Milwaukee-based shoegaze-fitted punk quartet Cousins- Bathhouse is their full-length debut, it was recorded over an eight-month period and a cassette version exists for Bridgetown Records. Stream or download via a Name Your Price scale, below. COUSINS- Bathhouse (Full LP Stream)
Blank Pages - S/T (Stream)

Blank Pages – S/T (Stream)

Ten songs of Buzzcocks, Wipers or cleaned up Hūsker Dū-inspired punk (with some appropriate Dick Dale spice), Berlin-based quartet The Blank Pages make no frills power punk- tight, catchy and fun. Having formed in 2011 and comprised of members of various other German punk and hardcore projects like Lies Feed the Machine, Idle Hands, Modern Pets and Dramamine, their S/T...
MAVO is Totally Tired

MAVO is Totally Tired

Led by Japanese-born, Canadian-bred player Mitz Takahashi (ex Soy Captain and Coulees), Montreal trio MAVO compile three sun-caked modest songs for MAVO 7″, their debut EP for Fixture Records (Night Sides, Sheer Agony, etc.). Reminiscent of heydey jangle and fizzy guitar pop bands like The Go Betweens, The Vaselines, Slumberland Records ilk and further sounds of the likes of The Teenagers or...
Oblast- Act III (Stream)

Oblast- Act III (Stream)

Berlin-based dark-leaning techno trio Oblast released their lovely new set, ACT III, (the third in their EP series) back in April via Add Cat Records. HIGHLY recommended stuff. Stream the full EP below.  
Photos: Holy Other and Mount Kimbie- The Echoplex

Photos: Holy Other and Mount Kimbie- The Echoplex

Last week The Echoplex hosted a pair of English production acts in Mount Kimbie (Dominic Maker and Kai Campos) and the noctural sway of Holy Other. Sold out and stellar. Photos below. Holy Other’s lovely debut, Held, dropped last year via Tri-Angle. Pick it up here. Mount Kimbie’s sophomore album, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth was...
Darkside's Random Access Memories

Darkside’s Random Access Memories

Darkside (Nicolas Jaar and his production partner, Dave Harrington) celebrate the longest day of the year (June 21st) by remixing Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories in its entirety. I think I like this better than the robot’s version. Stream it below; I hope a download pops up soon…
Photos: Two Nights with Boris & Deafheaven

Photos: Two Nights with Boris & Deafheaven

A few weeks ago, Bay Area atmospheric black metal outfit Deafheaven supported Japanese heavy trollers Boris on a two night run at LA mainstay The Echoplex – Below are some highlights from both nights. Deafheaven’s fantastic sophomore release, Sunbather is out now on Deathwish. As with their debut, it comes highly recommended. The entire set will soon hit...
Unkwon - Fractures EP

Unkwon – Fractures EP

Warping vibes for the web label Aural Sects (now almost 100 releases in!) Copenhagen-based producer and intentional misspeller, Unkwon (Anders Dixen) quietly released Fractures,  a rather lovely five-song EP in March for free via the Bandcamp and Mediafire channels as per the usual with the AS squad (Twos, Witowmaker, Nancy, ZXZ etc.) Mixing lazed porthole drifting house, chillwave...
Venera 4's Haunting Summer

Venera 4′s Haunting Summer

Man. If one recent aural blow away from a French shoegaze band - Future; hear the amazing “Skylights” here- wasn’t enough, but a few weeks pass before more drifting space landed in my inbox, spear-sharp to please. Venera 4 are a pair of guys and a pair of girls that make head-filling washes for fans of the usual...
Video: Dream Affair - From Now On

Video: Dream Affair – From Now On

Brooklyn’s dark-faced post punks Dream Affair have been a Holloweyed favorite for a few years now. After a few releases for the likes of Avant!, Nostilveo and Nursed, the band shacked up with Hand Drawn Dracula‘s new darker-leaning offshoot label Artifical last year and released their six-song From Now On EP. This week the band unveiled...
Hardcore DEVO

Hardcore DEVO

Not long ago we posted on a small SF revivalist label called Superior Viaduct for their first-ever reissue of Suicide founder/instrumentalist Martin Rev‘s debut S/T solo album, well, that label is again poking our attention with an upcoming vinyl issue of material from another- and subsequently more lucrative- electronic pioneering act- DEVO. Comprised of early four track and demo recordings made by...
Video: Rush Midnight- "Don't Give Me Your Love"

Video: Rush Midnight- “Don’t Give Me Your Love”

  The latest video treatment from Cascine signed producer and Twin Shadow bassist Russ Manning’s Rush Midnight project follows a group of glammed-up bad girls as they explore on the night, walking around looking for fun, finding boys and cruising on BMX bikes. Rush Midnight will release a debut for Cascine in the winter.
Photos: METZ, White Lung and Mrs. Magician

Photos: METZ, White Lung and Mrs. Magician

  Guitars blazing. Last night, producer of Sorry, Holloweyed’s top album of 2012, Vancouver’s White Lung joined fellow Canadian rousers METZ (Toronto) and SoCal’s Mrs. Magician at West Hollywood’s The Troubadour.  Photos from the night follow. Stream White Lung’s Sorry in its entirety below. FULL GALLERY HERE METZ   White Lung   Mrs. Magician
Photos: CYP2 with Boys Noize, RVIDXR KLVN, Gaslamp Killer, Shlohmo & RL Grimes- The Echoplex

Photos: CYP2 with Boys Noize, RVIDXR KLVN, Gaslamp Killer, Shlohmo & RL Grimes- The Echoplex

The sandwiched Coachella week played host to slew of well-booked, top-to-bottom bills and the partytimers behind Check Yo Ponytail 2‘s last Tuesday night made no exception. Special guests Boys Noize, R.L. Grime, Shlohmo, Groundislava and Spaceghostpurrp-  with his RVIDXR KLVN- made showed up to join the already-announced Gaslamp Killer, Salva and Thundercat. I missed the opening of...
Future- Abyss EP

Future- Abyss EP

Future are a brand new Parisian duo that make fantastic, drifting shoegaze slink. A perfect equation of A Place to Bury Strangers and The Soft Moon with just a hint of that French-do-it-best club-ready pace, their debut four-song EP, Abyss will release digitally on April 15th. Excited about this. Stream the EP’s opener, “Skylights” below. Photo: Fiona Torre...