Texas Sun EP Khruangbin & Leon Bridges Dead Oceans Records Columbia Records Night-Time Stories By John-Paul Shiver channelsubtext (@channelsubtext) From their start in 2010, Houston-based Khruangbin — the genre-bending psychedelic band consisting of guitarist Mark Speer, bassist Laura Lee and drummer Donald “DJ” Johnson — have pursued projects dedicated to craft, not trend. Founded on […]
“No matter where your travels take you, there are two universal languages: food and music.” – Matt FX ‘IN THE MIX WITH MATT FX,’ a brand new digital series created by Matt FX and Genius Kitchen, explores the intersection between modern food and music culture. A fascinating view into Matt’s world of late nights and big meals, the show […]
Homeboy Sandman & Edan Humble Pi Stones Throw by Neil Weeks Homebody Sandman and Edan’s collaborative debut, Humble Pi, is a pivotal release for the year, adding another landmark group effort to the Stones Throw catalog. They are charting a new path for modern hip-hop in the 2010s and one that couldn’t be needed any […]
By Neil Weeks One of the most eclectic and raw compilations this year comes in the form of Tempo Dreams, Vol. 5, put together by Los Angeles underground titan Free The Robots. Launched on respected Brooklyn label Bastard Jazz across high-quality vinyl and digital streaming platforms earlier this month, the music collects an array of […]
CLYDE Homes Dome of Doom Release date: November 16, 2018 By Neil Weeks The underground has seen an exponential climb in sample-heavy beat makers since the early 2000s and close to two decades later, this growth continues. Whereas most are straying from the roots, only a few newcomers are bringing a tone as heavy and […]
Why Warhol now?” is the central question explored in a new three-part video series produced by the Whitney on the occasion of the landmark exhibition Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again, opening on November 12, 2018. or. The aim is to help create a new kind of portrait of the artist that considers his relevance in our current moment.
Papadosio’s infectious brand of DIY boom-bap persists with a vengeance on Content Coma, out on September 7th.
By John-Paul Shiver Responding to a sense of missed opportunity, Toronto artist Harrison made a freestyle meets wavy synth-funk earworm of a jam with the track Celica Supra. It’s the first from his forthcoming sophomore album, due this fall via Last Gang Records. His début, Checkpoint Titanium, received a 2017 JUNO nomination for Electronic Album […]
It’s incredibly effective stuff, showing us as the audience that Suspiria isn’t going to be the usual schlocky remake made up of jump-scares. Instead it’s going to mix terror and dread for an experience that will get under our skin and stay there.
Relax Kassin Luaka Bop By John-Paul Shiver What the hell is happening here? From the Star Wars font rolling the track name at the top to a floating headshot of Brazilian artist Lincoln Olivetti taking a trip past the nebula, this VHS video aesthetic comes in vivid. A frizzy-haired, sunglass wearing, tennis shoe clad gent […]
Con Todo El Mundo Khruangbin Dead Oceans By John-Paul Shiver Khruangbin is a Texas-based power trio that uses dub, elements of surf music, and psychedelia to spread a contemporary version of instrumental global music. Thai-funk, middle eastern styled vamps or disco to go strut; all interwoven components in their global rhythmic assault. Call it ESG […]
Adrian Younge presents: Voices of Gemma Adrian Younge Linear Labs By John-Paul Shiver Musician and producer Adrian Younge writes his compositions in a visual language for the big screen, independent of whether it makes it there or not. His current project, Voices of Gemma, is an amalgam of David Axelrod orchestral bravado merged with Burt […]
By John-Paul Shiver Moonchild, the upcoming début release from Richmond, Virgina’s own Kenneka Cook, is self-described as a small window of what goes on in this musicians head. Recorded over the course of three months in a friends living room, it flows with “homegrown” exhilaration and warmth from a handful of Richmond’s best musicians. Yet […]
First look at Vaunt, which uses retinal projection to put a display in your eyeball.
By John-Paul Shiver The Magnificent Moon Mildlife Research Records Mildlife, the Australian four-piece band and tasteful confluence of so many various musical textures, released the appropriate long deep dive of a real-time visual this week for their kaleidoscopic expedition in a groove called The Magnificent Moon. The single comes as an introduction to their highly […]
A Minneapolis-based outdoor clothing company unveiled a new business model to benefit the climate.