Pete Swanson (Yellow Swans)
Pete Swanson, formerly of Dialectic Yellow Swans (and the dude on the right), released a limited-to-300-edition LP called Feelings in America on Root Strata. He says it “sounds exactly like his old band, but funnier in a depressing sort of way.” The LP is sold out already (!), but here’s a track from the album in Chocolate Grinder form just for you.
• Root Strata: http://rootstrata.com
Chocolate Grinder Mix 38
I make no secret of the fact that I’m a complete bass addict. Sure, I still get down to Kraftwerk, Bruce Haack, and all that electronic music produced before the subwoofer became standard, but there’s something different about bass. It’s a more visceral experience, fizzing up your beer and pounding your chest into dust. That doesn’t mean bass-heavy music can’t be intelligent, though, and I believe this mix shows you can satisfy the brain and the guts at the same time. You’ll definitely want to keep your eyes on Kanji Kinetic. “New Era” is one of the most massive bangers of 2010, and great things are sure to follow from him if/when he puts out a full-length.
07. AMP Live - “Mad Men” (Murder At The Discotech)
• Start time: 27:31; Links: AMP Live
[Artwork: Keith Kawaii]
Josephine Foster & The Victor Herrero Band
TMT favorite Josephine Foster and Spanish musician Victor Herroro have teamed to release a live rendition of Las Canciones Populares Espanolas, a collection of songs from 1931 by Federico Garcia Lorca that were originally banned by Franco’s dictatorship. The album is due November 2 on Fire Records, the label that also released this year’s fantastic Graphic as a Star (TMT Review).
Blank Dogs have released the first song from their forthcoming Captured Tracks release, Land and Fixed. Due October 12, the album boasts 12 of the best songs I’ve ever heard in my life. (Full disclosure: I have never heard the album.)