Basic House

“Prye of Bro”

Phrases and words taken, unchanged from the first link I came across after googling “dystopian speeches” while listening to Basic House’s “Prye of Bro” from his upcoming project:


I would never forgive myself
if I didn’t let you hear
a very dark,
Strangelovian picture
a really dystopian world
the specter of spraying nuclear weapons
all those years ago.

paint a dark picture of a dystopian future?
It’s in days
In this new reality

We are a superpower,
we have superpowers.

“Dystopian, what’s that?”
It’s perfection
it’s heaven on earth
it’s idyllic
Dystopia is Mad Max
and Thunderdome
That’s dystopian.


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“Hey QT”

Last year is back! “Hey QT,” the quintessential earworm tapeworm of 2014 by Q(uinn)T(homas), refuses to leave our digestive tracts. The combination “future pop sensation”/Energy Elixir has released a new hi-def video + an iTunes “pre-order.” And if you’re in the mood, you can also download Diplo’s remix of the track here. Nope, cans aren’t for sale yet, but I bet they’ll have some May 8 at Pop Cube.

Looks fizzy, tastes bouncy, feels QT, etc.!

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• XL Recordings:

Samantha Glass

“Garden of Instinct”

That Sunday night drive out to your favorite visual in town. A perfect haze that catches the glimmer in your eye. Spectacles of night-vision shatter the reality of destination. But this is the way to the spot: “Garden of Instinct.” Samantha Glass in the front seat, sheathing the bloody dagger. Interminable on who or which will rise. The slow spirit of abandoning all human comforts and becoming Earth. Mist rising from a body into a cloud of light glimmering green off all the interior leaves.

Through his label Golden Cloud Tapes, one could’ve been certain that with the 2015 line-up thus far, old Beau Devereaux (a.k.a. Samantha Glass) would’ve emerged within the dronier distance of music than digging further into the loner/outsider territory. “Garden of Instinct” clearly showcases this feel. Vocally, he blends the softer angles of no-wave/shoegaze with the chant of Al Cisneros, weaving meandering melodious keys, minimal enSnaring beats, blacked-out bass, and fluxing noises akin to Chicklette or Russian Tsarlag. So click play and take that ride to the next Sunday night sacrifice below:

Yo, this is about to FUUUUUUUCK you up: streaming below is the entirety of Samantha Glass’ newest digital album Entering the Visible Winds of Spring, from which “Garden of Instinct” is plucked. And it’s nothing short of seasonal change paradise. There ARE dronier works on here, mingling the sound of his voice. Plenty of the loner/outsider vibe-of-fives. Noises that’d make you go “Mmmmmdamn.” Graced guest vocals from Stina B. Seaberg. Also – something weirdly, but appropriately out of fashion – it grips on the same “I’m a king in my own right” SWAG that Drake does in If You’re Reading This… (TMT Review) through the “ownership” of a new sound. As Beau rips this fluid and workable in-/decline blueprint around nine tracks, Entering the Visible Winds of Spring provides listeners with the ability to feel unique and refreshed by the moveable plateau Devereaux allows ears to traverse with him upon. So take the fucking ride:

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Psychic Reality

“Wet On Wet”

Psychic Reality has not only made a strong comeback with her newest Intercoastal Artists LP CHASSIS, but has also blessed the music world with a perfect progression of that era in lo-fi contenders like Pocahaunted, Woods, Dum Dum Girls, and Dirty Beaches — a sound that fizzled out years ago, IMO. And she’s employing players from that same game (LP co-produced and mixed by M. Geddes Gengras)!”

But how?” you dare ask of this progression? OK: it’s like she blended that burnt vocal experience of Where The Boys Are with the steady boom-bap beat of “Acid We” throughout, while maintaining composure through the nu-age-ier side of Super Minerals” — Wet on Wet” is the perfect example of this cocktail. It’s refreshing, especially when Spring is “here” and just melting our ‘tudes into something anew. Follow the links below for no information about CHASSIS, except that it’s out May 5. It’s not even up for pre-order yet on Intercoastal Artists. However, I don’t plan on shutting up about Psychic Reality this year, so keep on nodding to “Wet on Wet” until you can spin with it!

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“chariot (raw)”

cmov is a “young astral temple” making “trans dyke dream songs.” Identity is the new locality, but cmov is from Providence and that also matters, an affect hiding somewhere in these cavernous half-grimy half-clean chambers. The reciprocal exchange between the universal-as-internet and the personal/local/identity construct is messy, but libidinal flows are still where you want to be.

How is it that clipped vocals are still so seductive?

“You wanna play? You wanna know?” someone keeps asking.

“chariot” is post-most-things, meshing with those culture ghosts infecting the social ether, flirting with that evasive queer ambiguous vibe, but it seems important how erotically present it is.

“chariot” is from cmov’s upcoming cassette, which is titled “beyond rejection.”

cmov’s “chariot” is accurately titled. it can be yr new jam.

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