Archive for July, 2011

Have You Heard The New…Gauntlet Hair?

July 29th, 2011 | Features | 0 Comments

Gauntlet Hair came out of nowhere like two years ago with a couple songs that were just really awesome and everyone was like, “OMG THEY’RE SO GOOD!” They didn’t release an EP, album or anything, but just rode that buzz-band wave. Hopefully the reason they took so long was cuz they were crafting an amazing album which they’ve just announced will be released on October 18th on Dead Oceans. The announcement came with a first single/song “Top Bunk”, which I wrote about below.

Marc: Gauntlet Hair is a pretty awesome band. Not only are their singles good, but live they’re pretty awesome also. The shirtless drummer is pretty key, as shirtless drummers tend to be. You shouldn’t be wearing a shirt if you’re a drummer unless you’re playing in the middle of a snowstorm or something. Anyways, the new song “Top Bunk” really isn’t radically different from what’s come before, but it is more of the same awesome Cocteau Twins-esque guitars meets beat-y drums and interesting melodies. I doubt the album will be a masterpiece but it will probably be a very solid effort full of solid songs: 8.1 on Pitchfork with Best New Music is my early prediction. Hopefully it won’t be a couple awesome singles with 6 tracks of filler (ahem, Tennis, ahem). Either way, I’m really looking forward to it.

Collage Party

July 28th, 2011 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

Vancouver’s dreamy Collage Party are pretty cool. Found them when I downloaded the new Brazilian Money EP and they were listed in the recommended mathinger. Bands, keep referring people to your friends’ bands. It’s a beautiful thing.

Collage Party – The Hum

Awesome Album Covers

July 27th, 2011 | Features | 0 Comments

Oh, the wonders of science!

Moon King

July 26th, 2011 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

Our Toronto brethren in experimental-pop project¬†Moon King have released a new, all-Simpsons footage video for their song “Big Dumb Blue Angel” which you can see above. I’ve heard it before, but upon a closer listen, Daniel Woodhead and Maddy Wilde‘s harmonies remind me considerably of Ecstacy and Wine-era My Bloody Valentine…no? Anyway, Moon King‘s playing a bunch of shows in Toronto and Brooklyn soon, you can check the dates¬†here.

Moon King – Big Dumb Blue Angel

Water Moccasins

July 24th, 2011 | Mp3 Posts | 1 Comment

Love this woozy, smeared track from New Hampshire musician Water Moccasins. There’s an EP up on his bandcamp that you might want to check out also. Apparently he was in a cool shoegaze band before, but I couldn’t find their tracks online to easy. If you read this, dude, hook me up. (Via No Fear Of Pop)

Water Moccasins – Gone