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New Music: Purity Ring “Obedear” From Shrines (2012)


I love everything about the way Purity Ring has approached their first release.

The slow and staggered tracks releases stumbling about the internet.

           The build up of their live show into a two person explosion.

                   And  

       of course

the actual songs… Brilliant sparse works of electro-pop sparked up against lyrics so dense they consume you.

Can’t wait for this release.

Download Purity Ring’s Obedear

(Via P4k)

  • Track: Obedear
  • Artist: Purity Ring
  • Plays: 649

Doses: Seabright “For Icy” - Digital Single (2012)
Self Released 

Everything is

           rushing by w
                                a
                                  y
                                   y
                                    y

too quickly these days.

But this little slice of slowed down drawl, feels like it’s going just fast enough. 

Download Seabright’s “For Icy”

  • Track: For Icy
  • Artist: Seabright
  • Plays: 609

Daily Doses: Day Joy “Go To Sleep, Mess” From New Ordinary Digital 7” (2012)
Label: Self-Released
Locale: Orlando, FL 

In this first release from Orlando’s Day Joy, little slashes of indie folk run rampant dart and push against world-weary vocals.

Like a forlorn look from through your office window, to the park across the street. 

Download Day Joy “Go To Sleep, Mess”

Download Day Joy’s New Ordinary free from bandcamp

  • Track: Go to Sleep, Mess
  • Artist: DAY JOY
  • Album: New Ordinary 7
  • Plays: 793
I’m happy to announce the end of my winter hibernation from blogging with this post.
Over the past 3 months, me and 15 other blogs have been working together to create Portals, a collaborative venture into sight, sound, hand holding and skipping.
Okay, maybe not hand holding and skipping… YET. But soon. REAL soon.
Beyond just the usual “co-premieres” and “tebowing” that other blogs offer, Portals will also be concentrating on live shows, and more inter-blog collaboration than you could shake a stick at.
Click the link above for a glimpse of Portals being born, then click the picture below for a link to our first mixtape, featuring exclusive tracks from Flashing Red Lights, Rai Callum, Lands & People, Jessica Jalbert, and many more. 

Tracklist
Short Circles – Dreams & SituationMedicineHat – ImmigrationRa Cailum – I Long For YouAlligator Indian – Afternoon AbattoirLands & Peoples – HUMSTeen Suicide – Don’t Like MeYou Won’t – FryerJessica Jalbert – No CarFlashing Red Lights – Brutal Little ThingsYalls – SayfixedLUST – Room SixteenCaves – 310PARENTZ – FlyKwala – Forest bellowsShlohmo – Ghosts Pt. 2 (Thrupence Remix)Beat Culture – Complete Me
List of Blogs:
AWD Castles / East to West / Magic Teepee / Speaker Snacks / Cactus Mouth / Flashlight Tag / Pasta Primavera / Unholy Rhythms / Cool Things I Find / Decoder / Verb/Re/Verb / Dead As Digital / Life Aquatic / Smoke Dont Smoke / Zen Tapes / Friends With Both Arms

I’m happy to announce the end of my winter hibernation from blogging with this post.

Over the past 3 months, me and 15 other blogs have been working together to create Portals, a collaborative venture into sight, sound, hand holding and skipping.

Okay, maybe not hand holding and skipping… YET. But soon. REAL soon.

Beyond just the usual “co-premieres” and “tebowing” that other blogs offer, Portals will also be concentrating on live shows, and more inter-blog collaboration than you could shake a stick at.

Click the link above for a glimpse of Portals being born, then click the picture below for a link to our first mixtape, featuring exclusive tracks from Flashing Red Lights, Rai Callum, Lands & People, Jessica Jalbert, and many more. 

Tracklist

Short Circles – Dreams & Situation
MedicineHat – Immigration
Ra Cailum – I Long For You
Alligator Indian – Afternoon Abattoir
Lands & Peoples – HUMS
Teen Suicide – Don’t Like Me
You Won’t – Fryer
Jessica Jalbert – No Car
Flashing Red Lights – Brutal Little Things
Yalls – Sayfixed
LUST – Room Sixteen
Caves – 310
PARENTZ – Fly
Kwala – Forest bellows
Shlohmo – Ghosts Pt. 2 (Thrupence Remix)
Beat Culture – Complete Me

List of Blogs:

AWD Castles / East to West / Magic Teepee / Speaker Snacks / Cactus Mouth / Flashlight Tag / Pasta Primavera / Unholy Rhythms / Cool Things I Find / Decoder / Verb/Re/Verb / Dead As Digital / Life Aquatic / Smoke Dont Smoke / Zen Tapes / Friends With Both Arms

Daily Doses: Gracie x Steffaloo “Quilts” (2011)
Label: Self-Released

Los Angeles’ Steffaloo is on a mission to play with every electronic producer from this coast, to that coast and everything in between. And you’ll hear no complaints from me about it, because every track is just so good! 

Here, recalling some of last summers musical bedroom antics, New York’s Gracie combines with  Steffaloo for a single that spreads out like a sonic oil spill, soaking everything in it’s path with a layer of reverb and glistening distant vocals.

With collaborations like these, who needs a solo project?

Also, be sure to check out Steffaloo’s On Fire 7” on Jaxart.

Download Gracie x Steffaloo’s “Quilts”

  • Track: Quilts
  • Artist: Gracie x Steffaloo
  • Plays: 591

Daily Doses: Elvis Depressedly “Crazier With You” From Disgraceland (2011)
Label: Self Released 

Well, this is just a delightful treat.

Mat Cothran (of Coma Cinema) has released a third and (apparently) final EP as Elvis Depressedly.

"Crazier With You", the second song on the EP is exactly the kind of twisted that makes me love all of Cothran’s stuff. A delicate malaise colored with the feeling of freezing to death.

I think that might be love.

Download Elvis Depressedly’s “Crazier With You” 

Download Disgraceland for a “Name Your Price” fee From Bandcamp

  • Track: crazier with you
  • Artist: elvis depressedly
  • Album: disgraceland
  • Plays: 593