Posts tagged "mishka"
Download: Xander Harris- Snow Crash LP

Download: Xander Harris- Snow Crash LP

Austin’s synth-obsessed project Xander Harris makes EBM and Italo influenced, 80s muscle-flexed productions for a variety of labels like Not Not Fun- his 2011 LP, Urban Goth is worth a revisit- and 100% Silk, but for this release, Harris has teamed up with Мишка Records on Snow Crash, a seven-song concept record inspired by the now 20-year-old...
The Walkmen- Heaven

The Walkmen- Heaven

  For the shelf they occupy, few bands have been around as long as The Walkmen. Sprouting up during the hotbed of early 2000s NYC indie music, the band’s website affectionately refers to them as “the great New York band of their generation.” A bold statement sure, it’s certainly difficult to deny both their prolific...
Craft Spells- Gallery EP

Craft Spells- Gallery EP

“Would you like to get away? Let’s get away,” sings Justin Vallesteros on “Burst,” the halfway point of his latest EP, Gallery. Perfect in that when I last visited the young, retro-relevant bedroom project, Craft Spells, unpacking his Idle Labor debut, I decided that though, decently appealing, he’d recently moved from Stockton, CA to Seattle,...
Photos: Light Asylum, Chelsea Wolfe, Tearist and Violet Tremors- CYP2- Echoplex

Photos: Light Asylum, Chelsea Wolfe, Tearist and Violet Tremors- CYP2- Echoplex

The CYP2 party folks stacked this past Tuesday’s Echoplex bill to the brim with female-fronted power: Light Asylum, Tearist, Chelsea Wolfe and Violet Tremors. Photos from the night are below and will also hit MiskaNYC’s Bloglin. FULL GALLERY HERE Violet Tremors  Tearist Chelsea Wolfe Light Asylum
TOPS- Tender Opposites

TOPS- Tender Opposites

TOPS – VII Babies The young, seasoned players comprising Montreal-based quintet TOPS play a funk-lite, sprightly vintage pop/rock release that wafts from the slow burn of timeless, lamenting and youthful placement. Ranked alongside Grimes and Blue Hawaii on the Arbutus Records imprint, TOPS is built from members of bands like Pat Jordache, Paula, Sugar Boys and...
Photos: Psychic TV (PTV3), Beastial Mouths & DBC- Echoplex

Photos: Psychic TV (PTV3), Beastial Mouths & DBC- Echoplex

Legendary underground artist/musician/writer and bandleader, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (you know, Throbbing Gristle?) brought the latest incarnation of the mighty Psychic TV, now PTV3, to Smog City’s Echoplex stage for a set of truly special resonance. Presented by the Slowmotion (ex. Killing Spree) team, PTV3 played a long, cosmic warble of a set that featured both a Hawkwind and Can...
The Twilight Sad- No One Can Ever Know

The Twilight Sad- No One Can Ever Know

Returning again for the Fat Cat label, somber Scottish trio The Twilight Sad deliver a pensive 42-minute swath through recoil that will no doubt give longtime fans of the group something to talk about once it snaps back to ears. Bred on what felt like a mixture of their homeland’s noted impact on post punk...
As Above, So Below: A Visit to Actual Pain

As Above, So Below: A Visit to Actual Pain

Formed six years ago by designer/musician/writer TJ Cowgill, clothing label Actual Pain has breached the clogged world of always-borrowed, nostalgic-heavy tee shirt designs to establish itself as a nimble, yet forceful player headed forward not only because of their aesthetically pleasing, symbol-heavy creations, but with their sought-after smattering of religious, philosophical and occult imagery into something simple...
Thee Physical gets Dimensionally RIPPED

Thee Physical gets Dimensionally RIPPED

Thee Physical, the fantastic sophomore release that dropped last year from Denver’s cosmic teckno maker Pictureplane (nee Travis Egedy) made our (and many others) list for top longplayers of the year so that 11-tracker you should already know and love. Being that another calendar year is newly upon us and a slate cleaner for nights to get ripped...
C V L T S get split for Мишка

C V L T S get split for Мишка

The ever-innovating crew over at Мишка have dropped another banger. Time Debt is the latest split release from their record arm and features the work of Kansas City trio C V L T S (no not that CULTS, that one isn’t good, listen to this C V L T S) and Virgin Spirit. The Amdiscs trio does...
Photos: Boys Noize, Switch and Harvard Bass- CYP2 1 Year Anniversary Party

Photos: Boys Noize, Switch and Harvard Bass- CYP2 1 Year Anniversary Party

One year old. Well, it’s one year old, the second time around for CYP- hence the “2″ you see. The notorious Smog City party celebrated 365 days of madness Tuesday night at it’s homebase The Echoplex with what I believe to be one of the best nights on record for Franki Chan, Media Contender and...
Little Dragon: Ritual Union

Little Dragon: Ritual Union

Since forming in 1996, Little Dragon has been known for singer Yukimi Nagano’s voice. It’s elegant and lulling, leaving a mark that’s sexy and subtle in the best way possible. So, it came as no surprise when the Swedish quartet’s footprint deepened after she lended her voice out to Swedish peers like Koop, Herd or...
Nurses- Dracula

Nurses- Dracula

Nurses spent the years on their Apples Acre debut tinkering inside experimental, coarse spells; the music wasn’t sturdy nor did it posses that certain litheness to make it pleasingly fluid. It was quirky and thrifty and like that of a carnival where a song’s acoustic strum felt just as much at home under runtime as...