Posts Tagged ‘last gang’

Moon King

April 16th, 2015 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

The Woodheads are back.

A little over a week ago, Airick Woodhead, released his second full-length album as Doldrums on Sub Pop. I haven’t made it all the way through that album, The Air Conditioned Nightmare, but the couple songs off it I heard sounded pretty badass. Moon King – Daniel Woodhead‘s dream-pop project with Maddy Wilde – also just put out their album Secret Life the other day (the 14th) via Last Gang. Both Torontonian bros (admittedly Airick is based in Montreal these days…) are playing with their respective outfits in New York/Brooklyn this weekend. I’ll be part of the Canadian ex-pat attendance crew at one of those shows, provided I can get a ticket or something.

Also here’s music…

Moon King

January 13th, 2015 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

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Good news: Daniel and Maddy are finally getting around to putting out a proper Moon King album. Secret Life comes out April 14th on Toronto label Last Gang. First dropped song, the kraut-y “Roswell”, finds the band using the shimmering work of 90s brit-gazers Lush as a foundation upon which to construct their own temple of sound.

Operators

August 8th, 2014 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

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One of my favourite musicians of all time, Dan Boekner, put together a new band recently called Operators, and they’ve got a new EP out now on Last Gang Records. I’m listening to it right now. It’s cleaner and more electronic than his stuff with Handsome Furs, Divine Fits or Wolf Parade, but it’s got that darkness, seriousness we’ve come to expect from him. Not hearing the politics yet, but it might be there, might just need to keep listening.

The EP feels like just a taster, not so much a fully conceived first product. I’m looking forward to seeing where he goes with the project – hopefully he’ll explore some interesting other culture stuff like his did with Handsome Furs and Eastern-European culture. Unfortunately I can’t post the streams of the other songs on the EP, just the single, “True”, but I think it’s the worst one on there, the others are a bit rawer and with more guitar. You can buy the EP though and listen to all of it.