Bob Blank on his legendary studio
This is the first in a series of web videos featuring Blank recounting the creation of the studio, and some of the timeless music produced there. Upcoming episodes cover work with Arthur Russell, Fonda Rae & others.
Bob Blank’s The Blank Generation: Blank Tapes NYC 1975-1985 comes out February 2 via Strut.
Dirty Projectors released a limited-edition 7-inch this week, featuring “Ascending Melody” and “Emblem of the World,” exclusively through Domino Mart. But you can also get the 7-inch free in MP3 form through DP’s website.
“Brothersport” is the new video from Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavilion, directed by Jack Kubizne.
Citay are releasing a new LP titled Dream Get Together. Here’s a track from the album, called “Mirror Kisses.” Take a listen, and pre-order the LP here if you’d like to. BUT ONLY IF YOU’D LIKE TO.
“We are the Men You’ll Grow to Love Soon”
Merge has recently added British rockers Let’s Wrestle to their ever-growing roster. The three-piece band’s debut full-length, In the Court of the Wrestling Let’s, is set for release March 23, and you can preview a track from it by hitting the little play button. Titled “We are the Men You’ll Grow to Love Soon,” the song was described by singer Wesley Patrick Gonzalez as “Let’s Wrestle’s Barmitzvah from whence they turned from punk pre-teens into men who rock.” FYI.
Chocolate Grinder Mix 25
“Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White”
My first love may be electronic music, as it has been since the early naughties, but that does not dampen my love of organic sound. This mix distills the finest guitar, jazz, and prefix-laden independent music, along with a little hops and barley, into a refreshing, full bodied lager that is FDA approved to cure road trip doldrums. I’m humbled and grateful to feature, in full-on, theremin-driven, post-rock glory, The Octopus Project [one of my favorite post-millennial collectives] as well as The Heavy, whose sophomore record grows on me a little more every time I hear it. You would also be well advised to remember the name Examples Of Twelves, as they comfortably rank among England’s finest purveyors of contemporary jazz. Sometimes good guys don’t wear white; sometimes good music comes from outside your comfort zone.