MONOMYTH’s video for “Patsy” is fucking INSANE! And when Nathan Walker said this video is “fucking bananas,” I didn’t know how literal he was being. Not to spoil anything for you, but shit gets broken up, only in the worst way possible, and if you didn’t see that coming then… OK. Well, wait – not entirely “the WORST WAY” ‘cause that disco ball is still spinning. So he’s… a cat, what?

“Patsy” does good in the sense of pure garage rock jamming. MONOMYTH here sounds similar to Charlie and the Moonhearts, Strange Boys, Ganglians, and Trance Farmers, and it’d be wise of you to snag their LP SATURNALIA REGALIA! out July 22 on Mint Records. If it’s anything like “Patsy,” this album shows total musical humor and promise by way of just moving right along.

BIG QUESTION: can you hire these guys for ACTUAL wedding receptions you KNOW won’t be entirely ruined?

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Creme / Gee Weaver


A fuckin’ Daniel Johnston sample? And it doesn’t suck? WHAAAAAA?!?!?!?!? Gee, I just colossally cremed puree, then weaved myself directly into this tape.

From the label that’s hard not to love, Colossal Tapes brings you Puree, a split between fellow sound flippers Creme and Gee Weaver. Both bring their altered A-games, getting gooey with the samplage, melting whatever they can get their hands on into a fine paste. Similar to held up liquor stores by way of bananas and jack-rabbit quickness, these tracks run together like wheeled wagons coasting down hills, rusty spokes and all, keeping time with pebble flicks and far-off screams of summer glee. Or are they shouts of terror?

Out now, in a run of forty home-dubbed bad-boys. Get good and prepared for this one.

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James Ferraro

LAPD - (Extended Motifs)

Friday night in the U S A and Ferraro checks in from the Golden State! Or at least somewhere close to that state of mind. I’m not actually sure where James is currently located… based on the steady stream of audio this year, new mixtape LAPD - (Extended Motifs) — just dropped without warning on SoundCloud — places a Google Maps pin right on Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, having traveled very far East from NYC/HELL. Similar to (and even partially including) the Grapes material from earlier this year, Ferraro cycles through a number of G’s in sound clips, slow jams, and funkery (O.J., Lil B, Doughboy, Ice Cube, even snatches of Sicko Mobb giddiness can be heard), seven or so sketches from the shadow artist, soulful but by-the-numbers, private but monitored from the other side of the glass, ready at any moment for the handcuffs to be slapped on — or the channel changed.

Listen, now:

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Chocolate Grinder Mix 108

Love Tunnel

Have I told you about my boo, SoundCloud, yet? Well, we’ve been together for about three years now (she’d kill me if she found out I didn’t know our anniversary!), and it hasn’t always been the smoothest of relationships — you know, time apart and shit — but damnit if I don’t love her. Sometimes, when I’m a little busy, I end up neglecting her, and when I do this BOOM! all of the sudden there are like 200 messages from her that I have to sift through. But even if she can be pretty overwhelming, she still provides me with exactly what I need: an endless stream of love. I’ve collected some of my favorite messages from her from this year, just to show you how wonderful she can be. Some of the them have been deleted and are now long gone, but luckily I made a few timely copies. I also threw in some music, just to help keep the whole thing moving.

Stream below, and subscribe to our podcast here.

[00:00] SoundCloud - “I need help try and open a site”
[00:02] A-ko - “Just a Minute”
[01:01] 6press x vinyll bump - “exit”
[02:02] ƒLAXEED - “FÅSER”
[02:59] allenANALOG❀ - “dreem”
[04:29] duwop - “yellow”
[05:07] dil withers - “baden”
[07:32] Paul Hares - “Oh No Say”
[09:07] chambry - “sad and so distracted”
[10:12] blueberry_ - “she”
[11:03] Jansport J - “Shoulders”
[13:10] nullspace - “ssnnt”
[14:10] Monster Rally - “Hazy Palava”
[16:35] ShunGu - “Knowbetter_”
[17:36] ax. - “dream_scapes.”
[20:00] deadxbeat - “mellowdafckoutgurl”
[21:12] miraa. - “hi.”
[22:21] aria san - “♢”
[23:59] SoundCloud - “SoundCloud: hear the world’s sounds”



There’s no doubt “DIZZY” by bentcousin resonates with me. Like, not only have I published five/six (???) posts JUST today in Chocolate Grinder, but at the same time, I’ve made about a dozen website at my full-time job, edited all the Chocolate Grinder post published today, and am finishing off my Jono Mi Lo interview within the next two hours so I can get started on my The Garment District interview transcription. Tonight, Savannah and I are hanging out with Landon. Tomorrow is Samuel Diamond’s girl’s graduation. Tomorrow night is Miles’ birthday at the Brooklyn Bizarre. Sunday: working at the beach. To be honest, I only wish “DIZZY” was a little bit longer.

Not too far from the new Sunny Day in Glasgow album sound, bentcousin beings an interesting mellow-rock blend of pop and summer-feels to “DIZZY.” And as I said, it may be a bit short, but I think I take that back, ‘cause if it was any longer, it’d be a sun burner. ;) As I am also unfamiliar with bentcousin, I DO dig the dude rapping in the middle too. I mean, the chorus and verse vocals are wonderful, but this rap TOTALLY takes me back to those Alt Rock tracks where suddenly in the middle it’s all rhyming fast. Also went to Atlantic City two weekends ago with Savannah, and am thinking “DIZZY” will be my post-nostalgic remembrance of walking around that boardwalk.

BOTTOM LINE: bentcousin brings those shaded feels that help you remember all the good times in the summer, so seek em out on Team Love Records and be the fun you want everywhere!

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