THE GARMENT DISTRICT
The Warhol: Silver Studio Sessions
Prior to their newest LP on Night People Records, THE GARMENT DISTRICT (lead by multi-talented Jennifer Baron) was invited to perform for the Andy Warhol Museum’s new Silver Studio Sessions, a performance of stripped-down sets from their Sound Series artists. In this sesh, they play “Nature-Nurture,” “Only Air,” and “Bird Or Bat,” three tracks off their 2011 tape Melody Elder. Performing all up in this black and white, Lucy Blehar flutters out lyrics and keeps that beat, Greg Langel ditties on them bones (keys), Dan Koshute strings up the licks, Corry Drake plucks a steady walk along the pavement, and (of course) Jennifer backs up the vox, taps a bit of a beat, HANDles sweet-key song direction, and winds some melodica. But this is only the beginning, 2014. Prepare for more. THE GARMENT DISTRICT has a slick new LP on the horizon, and they’re looking for listeners. So enjoy this video and keep on the lookout for a new batch of Night People vinyl soon!
ALSO, lest I forget, THE GARMENT DISTRICT released a NEW SONG for ESOPUS Magazine for their 10th anniversary CD! And Happy V-day.
a i r s p o r t s
A lonely blue feather floats, slowly spinning in the pastel-colored atmosphere. Giant shiny medallions tumble gently through space. A fresh digital doughnut oscillates in the rainbow infinity. Monochrome staircases, ladders, squiggly lines and other familiar items revolve and wiggle deliberately in place, stuck in the oily abyss. These are just a few of the sights you can see in the new video for a i r s p o r t s’ newest jam “Bossman’s Cave,” the first cut off the recent EP from AMDISCS: Future Reserve Label, titled Strobe Light Logic. The cyber psychedelia accompanies the soft-spoken house music from Oregon-based producer Dylan Howe. “Bossman’s Cave” (alternately titled “No Light From Day”) is a ticking time-bomb. An anxious Casiotone beat, a steady but heavy piano pulse make way for glittering synthesizer textures and minimal vocal samples on the lead-off track from the new record. The track and video serve as a tantalizing introduction to a delectably soulful and genuinely psychedelic album, which is available now from AMDISCS and also available to stream on Bandcamp.
From The Year 1842
Consistency for Rob Magill is within his creative and expressive quarters. Through outbursts of articulate sounds, Magill has linked himself into the music by way of fusion. I shit you not, in reality, the fellah has actually melted instruments onto his body and, as limbs or extensions of himself, figures the exactly placement of inner emotional earnestness. From The Year 1842 isn’t just another release by Magill and company. It’s an island within his continuum of life through music. Nothing else matters but passionate output. Shoot, the fellah even painted this cover art!
So, to continue here, I don’t know if From The Year 1842 will be put on Magill’s new label Weird Cry Records, but the site is well worth visiting to catch up on some otherness that is just blooming through a variety of ears. Also, don’t miss the new batch on Sun Ark that just popped off this week, which also includes Magill’s new TAPE What About the Maybe? (sample here). In Stallone’s words, the tape “is a series of attentive melodic explorations on saxophone, guitar, organ and drums. Remarkably focused, revealing a patient glimmer, and erupting only when absolutely necessary. ”
Listen to From The Year 1842 by Rob Magill in its entirety below, and grip his new tape What About the Maybe? over at Sun Ark ASAP:
Gliding through releases on Not Not Fun’s outerwear label, 100% Silk, and Moon Glyph, Twin Cities trio, Beat Detectives, have finally made their way onto Night People, in that part of the Midwest where things tend to get all land-stranded and weird. Lots of people crushing beer cans on a dreary night, lit only by the shining moon, squirming in their all-silk jumpsuit. It happens. I’ve seen it. Surprised it took even this long for the Detectives to find their way in. But Night People’s Shawn Reed has a way of bringing them in from all around the world. Probably with promises of moonshine, reverb, and drum machines. And something that will resemble familiar aspects of mainstream electronic music, once you get through the melting layers of neon ooze stuck to everything. Does it glow in the dark? It’s the Night People uniform – of course it glows in the dark.
Listen to the first song from the album, “Your Love” below and pick up the whole tape Music About Time from Night People, all wrapped up in that canonical psychoxerox Shawn Reed artwork.
“O So You Smilin (The Cycle)”
∫¡Gnå†µ®£ $w∑Åt£®∫ bumpin’ OFFFFFFFFFF on a shit-snow day like today! Nothing like traveling 45 minutes to work in the worst weather only to realize your job REALLY isn’t important enough to risk you life. But that’s what my Tiny Mix Tapes writing is for: ESCAPE. And “O So You Smilin (The Cycle)” is flaying off in boss BIGGIE and Lil Kim vocals, wobble melodies, and scattering beats. This is the sort of in-between crack I enjoy falling into.
As a signature would be to “personal” identity, ∫¡Gnå†µ®£ $w∑Åt£®∫ is penning out a name in becoming a slow building beat guru. Shit this chill should be borderline illegal. Reefer still illegal in 48 states and “O So You Smilin (The Cycle)” is free on the internet. Believe that other worlds and dimensions are out there, listeners! Give your imagination the escape it needs. Take yourself back to when “Get Money” was released. Now, think about how ∫¡Gnå†µ®£ $w∑Åt£®∫ has recontextualized it from your kiddie roller skates to sitting at your computer in danger of going anywhere in this snowfall.
Time to think about priorities. Time to think about preserving yourself. Time to think about the personality of your imagination. Time to think about poppin’ “O So You Smilin (The Cycle)” by ∫¡Gnå†µ®£ $w∑Åt£®∫ on repeat for the next hour. Stream below, yo:
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