“Streetcat Bonfire”

This past weekend, after hanging with DeForrest and his pals, THEY went to Civic Club to dance their way into every person’s pants there, and old Miles Bowe and I went and had ourselves a “Streetcat Bonfire.” Seriously, we just gathered up every stray and mangy puss in NYC, staked out a quiet little spot in McCarren Park, and lit that bitch ablaze. His pal Andrew was there too, who – prior to our fire-art – was going around doing b-roll for some television show, so Miles took the camera, and now we got this I IM EYE MY video for “Streetcat Bonfire.”

All that didn’t EXACTLY happen, but I IM EYE MY certainly does get you sparked and ready to demon. The other weekend, my fiancee and I were driving to Ohio, and we popped I IM EYE MY’s new tape 7 Transmissions on Not Not Fun (order HERE) around midnight:30 and it was beyond enema-ing a day’s length/worth in 5-Hour Energy Drinks! Wanna feel the rush?

• I IM EYE MY: https://soundcloud.com/iimeyemy
• Not Not Fun: http://www.notnotfun.com


Interstitials I EP

Vulfmon precedes this Interstitials I EP with the following paragraph:

“Rob Stenson (Adak Island Sound/Vulfways) invited me to N. Europe to search for Alberto​ Sixto​. ​Rob believed he held the copyright to an extensive sound effects library which happened to include Murphy’s ​’​A Fifth of Beethoven​.’

​I was cool on dough, and needed to get away from my screens.”

Sounds like the beginning of a Bolaño-esque misadventure into the digital nether-realms of Swedish subterranean data bunkers, doesn’t it? Maybe some pirates wearing business suits will appear wielding keytars (think scimi-keytars) and digging deep into some Windows 98 Funk instead of Netscape Sea Shanty’s… Vulfmon ditches the Bach Choy after track one though, and dives tentacles first into some extremely brief electronica numbers that sound influenced by the internet’s reverent king of demented and explosive computer jazz, Cream Juice.

• Vulf Records: http://vulfrecords.bandcamp.com



Kite flying isn’t what it used to be, that’s why I say make eggs! Wait, that was meant for something else. SoRrY. Don’t know how that got in there. Anywho, what I was gonna say is CHECK THIS SHIT OUT!!

The man known as Ridgewell — Bay Area resident and frequent hat wearer — just popped off Transitions, his first proper release (congrats!) on Humble Weight. As the old saying goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, and Ridgewell’s beat-shit formula isn’t broken, so nothing’s been fixed. Except my attention. And hopefully yours.

Clocking in at a mere sixteen minutes, Transitions may be a shorty, but it’s still a goody, and it’s definitely highly flippable. Ah, shoot, you don’t need my dumbass to spout anymore nonsense at you; just go ahead check it out for yourself!

Tranisitions is out now, in a limited run of 25 cassettes, so go ahead and do yourself a favor and grip one of these reelers!

• Ridgewell: https://soundcloud.com/ridgewell
• Humble Weight: http://low-key.bandcamp.com

Jordan Dykstra

“Darkened Bar” (oxalis version)

Together, gardening and listening to music are my most stress relieving activities. Fuck the beach. Fuck smoking/drinking/huffing. Fuck sitting on my patio. Fuck it all. Without music and gardening, I’d be a wreck.

Thankfully, my boiii Jordan Dykstra knows what’s up, as he pops a new video for “Darkened Bar,” and it’s TOTALLY the (oxalis version). Although I don’t have oxalis growing (yet), I very much appreciate the “version” application here for this new video (directed by Leif Anderson). “Darkened Bar” is from Jordan Dykstra’s upcoming album Audition, which so far sounds way more composed, but similar to Sean McCann’s Music for Private Ensemble (TMT Review). As well, anyone notice a likeness here to SPF 420’s home-boii Chaz? HAHA

No matter the comparison, if you’re digging the atmosphere swirling around the strings in “Darkened Bar,” you’re really in for a treat, as Jordan Dykstra’s newest Audition will take you through layers of scenes and situations. Each track is a visualization in itself, and Marriage Records, Shatter Your Leaves, and Modern Documents are DEFINITELY in on the idea, as they joint released the LP (pre-order now, here, immediately) this August 19. Prepare yourself to be whisked away!

• Jordan Dykstra: http://jordandykstra.com
• Marriage Records: http://www.marriagerecs.com
• Shatter Your Leaves: http://www.shatteryourleaves.com
• Modern Documents: http://www.moderndocuments.com



Oh, yEa! E+E just (and I mEan JUST) madE all our Monday night a wholE lot bEttEr. In typical fashion, “summErmix” is all ovEr thE placE, containing so much that it almost hurts to procEss… almost. But don’t bE no ‘fraidy cat; lEt thE ExcEss pour out, ovEr, and into your Ears. Lil’ Jon’s back, so’s #Emotion, so’s thE pErfEct pErcussion. Hooray!!! And damn if that isn’t a finE cowboy hat E+E’s sporting in his sElfiE. Think it’s a StEtson? HopE so!

• E+E: https://soundcloud.com/eande
• E+E: https://eande.bandcamp.com


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