Browsing All Posts published on »June, 2011«

Wavves + Trash Talk – Split

June 29, 2011

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Wavves and Trash Talk don’t have much in common, other than impressive weed-smoking habits. Somehow, though, the bands put out a split release earlier this month. Wavves’ contribution, ‘I Luv TV’ is typically laconic, and it’s brimming with punkish energy, sounding like the link between Wavvves and last year’s King of the Beach. However, the […]

A Taste Of The Upcoming Kidcrash Album…

June 28, 2011

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  ATTENTION!!! FULL EP HERE Again, i’m late with this, but for all you suckaz who haven’t heard, Kidcrash released a single off their upcoming album ‘Naps’.  The new song is rad.  The guitars are still nice and twinkly, the riffs are still technical whilst remaining catchy, the vocals are slightly less raw, but they’re […]

Catatonic Youth – ‘Piss Scene’ + ‘Control My Gun’

June 28, 2011

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Diltz Barret was the sole member of Catatonic Youth, whose solitary release was Piss Scene in 2008, a simultaneously noisy and catchy collection of four songs. The whole purposely lo-fi punk thing that was so prominent over the last few years is starting to get played out, but, to me at least, Catatonic Youth stands […]

New ‘Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate)’ Track!

June 28, 2011

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So i’m a little late with this one, but about a fortnight ago Empire! Empire! posted a new track titled ‘Water’ which will appear on there upcoming EP ‘Home After Three Months Away’.  The track is actually pretty cool.  I must admit, they have better songs, but overall if the other tracks are of this standard […]

Death Grips – ‘Exmilitary’

June 27, 2011

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This is definitely not for everyone.  At first, i couldn’t get past the vocals, but after a second listen, and actually paying attention to the lyrics, it’s grown on me a fuck load.  Firstly, the production is amazing.  Secondly, the beats are fucking amazing.  Thirdly, even though I can see how they could be annoying, […]

LAVA|OX|SEA – ‘Heavy Metal Rock is the Best Music’

June 26, 2011

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When I first moved to Shanghai, I was extremely skeptical when it came to the Chinese music scene. I figured it would, at best, be derivative, boring four chord rock. LAVA|OX|SEA was the band that changed this perception, after seeing them open for Battles a couple years back. The band, a three-piece based out of […]

Joy Orbison – Selected Tracks

June 24, 2011

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Peter O’Grady, AKA Joy Orbison, is one of the best dubstep producers around right now. I’m kind of reluctant to use the word “dubstep”, because of its distasteful association with the nausea-inducing, intolerable stuff they blast at clubs these days (see Skrillex, Deadmau5), which should really be labelled “clubstep”; however, Joy Orbison’s music encompasses garage, […]