Steve Moore and Majeure, the two synth-masters who fathered the Bladerunner-rock band Zombi, usually record separately these days, but they’ve recently combined powers to release a split LP, Brainstorm, on Temporary Residence Ltd. Steve Moore pumps out a few impressive synth diddies on Side A, while Majeure (aka A.E. Paterra) performs the epic “Atlantis Purge” on the B side. It wanders a pleasing ambient adventure for 16 minutes and then glides into a progged-out jam for a brief 4 minutes to finish it off in grand Zombi-style energy. It’s a trip.
Be The Void
Dr. Dog is streaming the entirety of their new album, Be The Void, on SoundCloud in anticipation of its release next week, February 7 on ANTI-, exclusively on Team Coco’s website. The band will appear on Conan next week as part of their US tour, which kicks off tomorrow at the Newport Music Hall in Columbus, OH. Be The Void features a new lineup with drummer Eric Slick and “electronics-percussionist-guitarist” Dimitri Manos.
BEBETUNE$$$ AKA BODY GUARD
“#FIRE¥2K12” [SILICA GEL Preview]
Ripping through your cultural psyche like hands warping/flickering/draining every song you’ve heard ever, James Ferra-errrr — BEBETUNE$$$ AKA BODY GUARD soaks cyberfuck in a basin of bathdub wiping away all that poo-smur buildup of infra-pop. That’s about right, right? Left all that hypnagogic garbage in 2011, our boi BEBE taking mixtape culture to the next level (i.e., mixt-shirts). And if inhale c-4 $$$$$ or your facial scrub ain’t enough for 2012 so far, BEBETUNE$$$’ newest release SILICA GEL drops February 23. Now, I should know this, but I don’t, th’oh it’d be a dream if this were actually released on cassette. Don’t want to get New Age Tapes on y’all, but it’d be hot! In the meat time, hit up the hippo for more info.
I guess congratulations are in order, People of Earth (with an extra nod to former artsy high school/college kids who have had an unknowable void in their hearts since 2005), because your hearts are about to overflow! Toward The Low Sun! That’s the name of the new album by, get this: Dirty Three! The band you used to love; the only band that really needs violin! Sure, in the meantime, we’ve had tremendous output from Warren Ellis with all his crazy Nick Cave projects that were, miraculously, real (Nick Cave actually wrote a film! Remember? Sometimes cool shit exists.). And Jim White has been playing (totally stealing the show) in the bands of Chan Power and Smog Callahan, etc. But in what other situation can we say to him, “Okay, now you drum; I will be entertained” as much as we can say it with Dirty Three? And Mick Turner! What’s he been doing since 2007? Painting weird pictures? Okay, but finally someone put these people in a room together so they could give us gifts that are songs! I don’t have to explain; that may be my job in this instance, but zzzz — just listen to this track. Chocolate Grinder! Italics! Exclamation points! Fluff! This is gonna be out on some label called Drag City in February.
“Shaheem Reid Speaks”
Mr P, I’m aware this release dropped January 6, 2012, but Maybach models are going out of style in 2013. What is Maybach Music to do? Then I’m thinking, “What’s living forever if you gonna struggle forever… what good is that?” I’m also aware that we’ve touched on this topic in conversation, but I’m just making it public: buy ya baby-boy a Maybach. Think of it as an investment in “living forever.” Just, don’t be that one dad.
And Rich Forever is classic Rick Ross trash-art, which some people are praising. All I can say is “records on records on records” (only, not really) and Rick Ross has made me “Rich [with personal delight] Forever” until I’ve spent it all (i.e., my deappphh).
RE: (1) What will Maybach Music do? (2) Buy ya baby-boy a Maybach.
The Flaming Lips / Erykah Badu / Siri
“Now I Understand”
The Flaming Lips, who now have a SoundCloud profile, posted a new collabo track yesterday called “Now I Understand.” It features Erykah Badu (♥) explaining to Apple’s (intelligent software assistant and knowledge navigator) Siri about the moon and the stars and the sun. It also supposedly features “Biz Markie backwards.” Sounds about right. Check it out now, as The Flaming Lips will only have it up for one week. [via CoS]