Sunday, April 7, 2013

mp3 | owl fly south | blink (incandescent days)

there's a lot of "vintage" garage rock floatin' around these days - some better than others. owl fly south, the four-piece janglers from los angeles (ucla, specifically), however, have placed themselves squarely alongside the better half of their contemporaries. deftly melding rock and roll with elements of psych and sixties pop, the guys are able to create a sound that's familiar and comforting, but fresh in its arrangement and delivery.  "blink (incandescent days)" represents some of the young bands earliest and best work.  employing a healthy amount of echo, reverb, steady drums and guitars that seamlessly transition between delicate and fuzzy, owl fly south manages a track that easily warrants a stream.  grab the (right click, save link as) download here

Saturday, April 6, 2013

mp3 | dead ghosts | roky said

burger records has been unstoppable for quite a while now, developing some of today's most promising and inspired artists. the four-man band dead ghosts out of vancouver, british columbia go a long way to reinforce the idea that burger might know what they're doing with this music crud. hitting the web a few days ago, "roky said" is the latest single out of the canadians. the track's pacing is wildly effective, dropping off only to come back harder with satisfying - if not cathartic - breakdowns.  driven by jangly, plucked strings, dirty rolling drums and an infectious bass-line, you'd have to be a philistine of some sort to not dig this one.  stream above and grab the (right click, save link as) download here via rollo & grady.

Friday, April 5, 2013

mp3 | black milk | sundays's best // monday's worst

curtis cross, the detroit, michigan native has been in the game for the better part of ten years now, working with industry fat-cats the likes of slum village and j dilla. growing up with the hip hop of the late eighties and early nineties, black milk's production often employs the same timeless, dirty snares and crisp hi-hats of his predecessors. however, while remaining true to his roots, cross won't hesitate to throw out what he knows to explore relatively progressive territory, delving into polished, synth and otherwise electronic production. his diverse and encompassing skill-set makes him versatile and invaluable in a genre flooded with gimmicks and tired formulas. "sunday's best // monday's worst" represents some of his most recent solo work in quite some time and is entirely deserving of a stream.  don't miss the (right click, save link as) download here.


for good measure.  maybe you've heard of danny brown.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013