La Big Vic

Last week, La Big Vic released Actually, their debut album on Underwater Peoples. The group currently resides in Brooklyn, but these cosmonauts — Toshio Masuda on guitar, Peter Pearson on synth, former TMT contributor/current Altered Zones editor/Visitation Rites mastermind Emilie Friedlander on vocals and violin — make music that sidesteps geography, that deterritorializes. For a clear example, check out the stream for “Musica” (via The FADER). Also, be sure to take a close look at Robert Beatty’s artwork above. If you adopt a ‘critical gaze,’ as your friendly intellectual might suggest, you might recognize where it comes from. I have no idea.

Plenty of La Big Vic fun over at Pixelhorse; click here for more.

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Chocolate Grinder

CHOCOLATE GRINDER is our audio/visual section, with an emphasis on the lesser heard and lesser known. We aim to dig deep, but we’ll post any song or video we find interesting, big or small.