Hey kids, sorry for the delay. I've been super busy both good and bad... I've been working with a great writer's group, the Willamette Valley Sorcerers, and I've been commissioned to compose some musical scores for various projects. I'll make sure to share the music when those go live. On the other hand, I have recently been diagnosed with Meniere's Disease, which really sucks and cramps my style. At least I'm in good company.
Anyway, what better way to cheer muyself up by sharing some great music with you guys!
First up is a really exciting submission from local mashup creator DJ Invisiboy. Mind you, mashup is not anything new, but it's always gratifying to see someone really nail it. Invisiboy tackles it from the "plow wide" angle, throwing as many elements into the mix as seamlessly as possible. This is definitely going into my high-energy-clean-the-house-mix. Check him out at djinvisiboy.com, where there's a new free mashup album, Phonograffiti waiting. Here's a taste:
Next there is an announcement from new buddy Rafe and his band Technology Vs. Horse. You may remember TvH from the epic "Cage The Elephant" thread. I've been looking forward to something new from them, and with "Potential Pleasure Device", they deliver. It's a teaser- you think you're getting some hipster faux electronic whatever, but it quickly jumps into what I can only dub as a worthy successor to Jack Wetton-era King Crimson. The first track even has a ridiculously obscure shout-out to Genesis. What does it say about their musical nerdery that that's in there? What does it say about mine that I caught it immediately? Bottom line, I wish I was in this band. Check out their facebook page where you can listen to Potential Pleasure Device.
I don't know much about Stripmall Architecture other than I've heard great things about them. And... they don't disappoint. One quiblle I had, and maybe I'm just getting even more curmudgeonly, but in the press release, why would you list both Fever Ray and The Knife as comparisons? That's like, "Yeah, if you like Journey or Steve Perry..." Anyway. The video for their new track "Ownsome" is like a perfect storm of hipster irony, but remains fucking awesome despite that. It's sort of a live-action version of "The Best Ever Death Metal Band In Denton." So enjoy.
I don't really know what the hell is going on here, but I love it. Angelo Spencer is the man!
Last but not least, everyone needs to go buy Papillon's new album, "All Day Tomorrow". Papillon's lead singer is my dear friend and former bandmate Mikael Jehanno, who as the leader of Papillon has been consistently cranking out some of the greatest French-American psychedelic rock EVER. Do yourself a favor, and get into some Papillon now!
April 27, 2011
PAPILLON | Myspace Music Videos
That's it for today. Go out and soak up some of that sunshine while it lasts!