Well I decided I would try to get a post up a little quicker then usual so I can briefly bring you a couple of bands I have been getting into in recent times. I thought this would work better as I know it must not only be painful but also repulsive to all those who take the time to actually read the words which are defecated all over your face.
As some of you might have noticed there is a new little instant message thing on the right side of the blog courtesy of Adso. Express yourself and you may grow, also use it to recommend music to Adso, myself and all others – will be muchly appreciatedly.
There’s not many people in this world I trust more then James Murphy and his ear to sign futuristic producers and bands to take us to Mars. I had heard nothing of Woolfy when I ran down to my local record store (itunes) to purchase their debut EP knowing that this record company (DFA) would not let me down – well I lie they did once actually with Prinzhorn Dance School (they did their best but they really needed a few more layers/instruments.)
The album is diced with a mixture of electro pop hooks, disco vibes and spacey effects, which in turn create an original and interesting album which elevates and maintains quality in every track. I could go on about how great each track on the album is and that would not even come close to how impressed I am with one of the remixes that came with it being the Carlos Hernandex rework of Two Far Gone. After a quick google search I am none the wiser as to who this Carlos character is. I have a suspicion he could be the alter ego of one of the band members due to the quality production???
The remix is fucking amazing and is definitely my favorite track of the last week (congratulations) – I think it has a lot to do with the type of music I feel like listening to at the moment. Carlos has grasped the lower layers of the track and morphed it into a jazzy instrumental disco Jam. The remix is intrigue, saturated with an abundance of incredible solos, my favorite being the guitar at 7:16 – find your spot on your favorite lounge, sit back and enter outer space – you have no choice.
Tin Can Radio – EP
I was tremendously lucky to stumble upon this local Brisbane band last week, recommended to me by a mate at work. He first asked if I had heard of the band Tin Can Radio (he is friends with the bassist) and due to the fact I hadn’t, he suggested I check them out. I am always keen to check out local music but it was more likely then not I was going to forget about this conversation. This was until the words weird and electronica were used within his description of their style of music.
I always have time for a band that sounds original and a week later the name Tin Can Radio came back into my head. My curiosity lead me to their Myspace and the slow guitar on first track ‘Chubby’ lead me to believe the bands description “Drum & Bass” indicated irony. The soft chords continued to bounce off the beat as the soothing vocals and effects ran from verse to chorus. I immediately noticed that the production sounded a lot superior then their 10,000 views but was a little disappointed with the lack of electronics I was promised. This was until a synth slowly and unexpectedly begun to creep across my head to spontaneously drop into what sounded like UK Grime – probably the most athletic back flip I had ever heard in music. More impressive would be the smooth exit from teeth grinding back to a slow smile to end the track. I only needed one listen of one track before I was straight on Itunes and buying their debut EP.
It is with great excitement I introduce you to Tin Can Radio as their originality springs life and hope into a local live electronic scene that could just as easily go the path more commercial. The EP features an emotional journey through the perils intrapersonal dub, brass and indie. It is time to spend a more then worthy $8 on their EP and get yourself to their next show – I will see you there.