Black Lips – New Direction The Lips’ Mark Ronson-produced album, ‘Arabia Mountain’, comes to the UK this June, but Rolling Stone is giving away an exclusive early taster with the short garage rock track ‘New Direction’. Last year, the band told Pitchfork that they “like to have really good-sounding fuzz” in their music, and that ‘Arabia Mountain’ will be “less muddy” and “a lot better” than their last album ‘200 Million Thousand’. Bring on the fuzz, boys. It’s working
"Hey guys. It only takes 30 seconds to reblog this sad and unfortunate post."
Just saying. You’re awareness is great but it all means nothing until you actually do it. Reblogging a post will not save that area in Brazil, cure a child’s brain tumor, or anything of that sort. Everybody acts like the “power” of tumblr reblogs will all of a sudden bring back something from a really bad state.
The era of the bedroom producer seems to be upon us.
The chillwave phenomenon has been matched by pop minds such as Passion Pit, working in secluded rooms in suburbia. The latest in this chain is Darwin Deez whose psych-pop cast a spell on us last year.
Flooding across the blog circuit, the producer’s music was wry, down beat and irresistibly catchy. Forming a full band, Darwin Deez leaped from the imagination to real life in one fell stroke.
What the second MGMT album should have sounded like, Deez’ self-titled debut LP was released last year. Lucky Number handled the record, which introduced the world to the producer’s inimitable psych-pop.
Which isn’t to suggest that Darwin Deez is some kind of retro act. Rather, the producer uses the psych feeling to find his own identity, moving past cliché to introduce electronics and much more.
A fertile ground for guest producers, a series of remixes have linked Darwin Deez to the dancefloor. Lead single ‘Bad Day’ was given an overhaul by Javelin, throwing in some glitchy synths but keeping the American singer’s voice intact.
THEOPHILUS LONDON - Pull My Heart Away (Remix prod. Jamiexx)
If you’re unfamiliar with him, please do yourself a favor and take a listen to his music. Watched him live last week & instantly became a fan. I wish I could post all of his tracks….Ugh he is. SO. DOPE.