These damn weirdos and their clever band names disguised within the names of famous people. Philip Grass. Jeans Wilder. Dil Withers. That Run DMT dude is now going by Salvia Plath. The list is surprisingly long, and they all do their origins justice. This new one, “Onit,” from Portland, OR’s Philip Grass sputters through about four different beats like classical movements, compressing it all into four minutes of pulsing walls of short-circuited vocal samples and FM radio synth blats, spinning just shallow enough to avoid any kind of “the club” comparisons. The track is part of six featured on Gem Drops Three, the first vinyl release from the Pacific Northwest’s Dropping Gems label, and the other songs are just as great.
Listen to “Onit” below and follow these blue words over to the Dropping Gems SoundCloud page to hear the other five tracks.