Yo La Tengo
“Here To Fall (Pete Rock remix)”
Yo La Tengo just got a little less white (sorta), as the mighty Pete Rock has remixed the opening track, “Here To Fall,” from last year’s Popular Songs. It’s released as a digital single via iTunes today, but look for it June 8 on the Here To Fall Remixes EP if you ain’t into that iTunes bullshit.
It’s been over a decade since we’ve heard from Markus Popp, but he’s finally back with some new music as Oval. He’ll be releasing an EP titled Oh on June 15, which will be followed by a double album, O, in September. Check out the new track “Ah!” and remind yourself how awesome Oval is.
• Thrill Jockey: http://thrilljockey.com
Flavorpill Fix Episode One
Screaming Females, Double Dagger, Future Islands
Last month, we told you about The Flavorpill Fix (TMT News), a new online music show that features videos, concert footage, and exclusive interviews “meant to be consumed in order, in its entirety, like a TV show or a mixtape.” This month, we’re telling you to watch it.
The debut episode of The Flavorpill Fix is out now and features Screaming Females, Double Dagger, and Future Islands, as well as MiniBoone (hey Doug!), Hammock, and Sabrina Chap. Watch the video above and click here for more info about The Flavorpill Fix.
• Flavorwire: http://flavorwire.com
Chocolate Grinder Mix 32
This installment is basically a wet dream of mine come to sticky fruition. When Tiny Mix Tapes started grinding chocolate, I never dreamed I’d be able to gather Venetian Snares, Kid606, and Mochipet on a single mix, all of whom I consider to be among the biggest names in glitch. Their supporting cast is nothing to scoff at either, featuring a righteous indie rap selection from Themselves (a track likely to make Jay-Z retire for the 24th and final time) and an uppity dance floor pump from breakbeat legend Si Begg. Also, Chad VanGaalen’s Black Mold adds a certain conserved madness to the festivities, completely unlike everything he makes with a guitar, while ill.gates & adamduke’s quirky “Closet Caveman” will satisfy those eagerly awaiting a new Tipper album. Kick ass.
07. Si Begg - “Entry Level” (24Bit Error Collection)
• Start time: 23:01; Links: Si Begg
[Artwork: Keith Kawaii]
Zach Hill has somehow found time to record a 4-way split 7-inch with Raleigh Moncrief, Mason Lindahl, and Ellie Fortune, due in June on Life’s Blood Records. Hill’s insanely mind-blowing track will also appear on an upcoming solo album due in September, but as we always say, why buy or listen to music outside of the Chocolate Grinder?
• Life’s Blood: http://www.lifesblood.org
“The More Mystery and Romance = More Sales”
Here is a billowing piece of synthesizer cloud from Seth Graham, a.k.a QUILT. It comes from one side of an Aural Diptych series being put out on Thisquietarmy Records (home to Aidan Baker of Nadja, Elika, Apillow, Electroluminescent, Le Chat Blanc Orchestra, and more). If you enjoy any of the new ambient synthesizer revivalists like Emeralds and Oneohtrix Point Never, then this is right up your alley.