each code

UPC / EAN

So, apparently each code is in fact LAMPGOD, which, after relistening to UPC / EAN with that knowledge in my noggin’, makes all the fucking sense in the world, ‘cause “PALM LYCIUM” sounded a little too damn familiar. Old boy’s rotted sources and wax evisceration skills are pretty unmistakable, right?

His stuff always makes me picture a scenario where a box of broken 45’s gets hurled at him from a moving car while he’s standing outside a record shop, waiting for it to open, smoking a cigarette, and when the box hits the ground, the records go flying all over the place, and he thinks to himself “Hey, sweet,” and scoops them all up and places them back in the box and takes the whole thing home with him, and once home, he magically glues the busted discs back together, one by one, meticulously and relentlessly; and then, settling himself next to a janky PT-01, he goes ahead and places the flimsy turntable arm down on the initial groove of the first fixed donut, begins listening for gold, taking his patient time, and he eventually finds a nugget or two, pans ‘em out with an ear’d tin, then gets to work. MF must just dig and rotate all the time. Proud of you!!

UPC / EAN is a LONG one, btw, in that you’re not gonna get away from it anytime soon. It’s only three track deep and just under six minutes in length, but there’s so much ground covered that going back is inherently necessary. The less-than-six minutes run will become twelve minutes, then eighteen, and twenty-four, and so on. Let the layers lay down. Let them envelope your senses. After a few goes, you’ll taste the dust.

And since he’s gone from ALL CAPS to all lower case letters with this new moniker, think he might’ve spilled himself and/or some of that greasy-ass Chinese food on his keyboard? Cuz them keys seem to be stuck as fuck. GOOEY.

One last thing: I know some of us at Tiny Mix Tapes are massive fans for some of the cats on Psalmus Diuersae (I’m looking at you Balmy Weather and you too LIGHTDIETY), but dear god, listen to EVERYTHING on Psalmus Diuersae’s Bandcamp. It’s an ever spinning and evolving creature, filled with strange and wonderful sounds, and (in my mind) promotes anonymity and equality. Don’t let names dictate your listening pattern. Branch out. Who knows, you might get some $30 hand lotion out of the deal (on second thought, handmodels might be LAMPGOD, too. This guy just can’t stop himself from fiddling with his ding-dong, can he?). Okay, I can feel the weight of this soapbox giving out, and I sense your eyes glaring at me, so I’m gonna step on down now. BYE!!!

• LAMPGOD: https://soundcloud.com/lampgod
• Psalmus Diuersae: https://diuersae.bandcamp.com

Whatever Brains

“STOXX (OR ATHLETICS)”

Well, it’s safe to say Whatever Brains goes through LEVELS. As “STOXX (OR ATHLETICS)” sounds like five tracks in one, it draws from a breathtaking variety of bands and musicians, including (maybe) Mike Patton vocal-spanning (??). Not saying the sings SOUNDS like Patton, but he must’ve read Mike’s book on originality in vocal implementation, for sure. And these electronics are as if they took tones from Radiohead, but fucked ‘em up like Wolf Eyes, and then produced them via Kevin Drumm. Atop of all that, the fluidity of the song itself sounds so cut up and choppy, but composed around these breaks, that it seems to never stops (in a good way). As if this were just an album teaser, yet it’s all here in one length of “STOXX (OR ATHLETICS),” thus proving Whatever Brains – no matter how thrown off you feel about the name – has got their shit together.

Actually, they’ve their shit together so much, one of the fellahs from Whatever Brains hit TMT up personally, and had this little bit to say: “We have a double 12-inch coming out on Sorry State Records. One 12-inch is a four-song EP and the other is a rock opera based on the story of the Lykov family in Russia.” A.k.a. too sick. They even had an interview on Noisey that’s worth scoping!

Fry out to the levels of “STOXX (OR ATHLETICS)” by Whatever Brains below:

• Whatever Brains: http://whateverbrains.tumblr.com

Taylor Swift

“Shake It Off”

“A Day in the Life of Taylor Swift”

I stay up too late. Got nothing in my brain. That’s what people say. That’s what people say.

No escape from quarantined neighborhood as Ebola anger boils over. Police commissioner urges West Point residents to stay calm and cooperate with health workers.

I go on too many dates. But I can’t make them stay. At least that’s what people say. That’s what people say.

WHO says 70 die from hemorrhagic illness in DRC; denies outbreak is Ebola. Researchers were still trying identify the disease affecting the Democratic Republic of Congo.

But I keep cruising. Can’t stop, won’t stop moving. It’s like I got this music. In my mind, saying it’s gonna be alright.

Deadly rebel counteroffensive a setback for Ukraine forces. Violence comes as Kiev officials begin inspecting a Russian aid convoy.

Cause the players gonna play play play play play. And the haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate. Baby I’m just gonna shake shake shake shake shake. Shake it off. Shake it off.

US attempt to rescue hostages in Syria failed failed failed failed failed. Islamic State demanded ransom before it beheaded journalist James Foley, which US refused, New York Times reports reports reports reports reports.

Heartbreakers gonna break break break break break. And the fakers gonna fake fake fake fake fake. Baby, I’m just gonna shake shake shake shake shake. Shake it off. Shake it off.

Burmese refugees wary over Thailand’s changes changes changes changes changes. New ration reductions and movement restrictions have refugees from Myanmar anxious about their future in Thailand Thailand Thailand Thailand Thailand.

I never miss a beat. I’m lightning on my feet. And that’s what they don’t see. That’s what they don’t see.

Boycott, divest from and sanction the United States. Let’s not ignore the co-conspirator in the continued injustice perpetrated against Palestinians.

I’m dancing on my own. I make the moves up as I go. And that’s what they don’t know. That’s what they don’t know.

Seals may have first carried tuberculosis to the New World. Ancient strain of TB found in 1,000-year-old Peruvian skeletons may provide clue to spread of disease.

But I keep cruising. Can’t stop, won’t stop grooving. It’s like I got this music. In my mind, saying it’s gonna be alright.

US aircraft strike targets in northern Iraq. Officials say the strikes are part of an effort to create a safe perimeter around a strategic dam in Mosul.

Cause the players gonna play play play play play. And the haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate. Baby, I’m just gonna shake shake shake shake shake. Shake it off. Shake it off.

Senior Hamas leaders among 25 Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes -strikes -strikes -strikes -strikes. Attacks targeting Gaza City cemetery killed four Palestinians burying relatives killed in overnight strikes strikes strikes strikes strikes.

Heartbreakers gonna break break break break break. And the fakers gonna fake fake fake fake fake. Baby, I’m just gonna shake shake shake shake shake. Shake it off. Shake it off.

Decrying grisly murder, Obama vows to fight on against Islamic State State State State State. US airstrikes to continue despite warnings of more atrocities, but tactics to defeat armed group remain a dilemma dilemma dilemma dilemma dilemma.

Hey hey hey. Just think while you been getting down and out about the liars. And the dirty dirty cheats of the world. You could have been getting down to this sick beat.

Indonesia court set to rule on poll challenge. Police fire tear gas to break up rally by supporters of former general who lost last month’s presidential vote.

My ex man brought his new girlfriend. She’s like oh my god. But I’m just gonna shake. And to the fella over there with the hella good hair. Won’t you come on over baby we could shake shake shake.

Bank of America agrees to $16.65B settlement settlement settlement. Settlement with the Justice Department covers bank’s role in sale of securities made up of subprime mortgages mortgages mortgages.

Cause the players gonna play play play play play. And the haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate. Baby, I’m just gonna shake shake shake shake shake. Shake it off. Shake it off.

High court blocks same-sex marriage in Virginia Virginia Virginia Virginia Virginia. The Supreme Court ruling delays a lower court ruling that struck down Virginia’s ban on gay marriage marriage marriage marriage marriage.

Heartbreakers gonna break break break break break. And the fakers gonna fake fake fake fake fake. Baby, I’m just gonna shake shake shake shake shake. Shake it off. Shake it off.

Peru’s dangerous environmental regression regression regression regression regression. Peru cozies up to big mining companies and give police impunity in quelling eco-protests -protests -protests -protests -protests.

Shake it off. Shake it off. I I I shake it off. Shake it off. I I I shake it off. Shake it off. I I I shake it off. Shake it off. I I I shake it off. Shake it off. I I I shake it off. Shake it off. I I I shake it off. Shake it off. I I I shake it off. Shake it off.

• Taylor Swift: http://taylorswift.com

Sudan Moon

GOLDENCITY

Damn, GOLDENCITY is quite a glorious mingle. Vocals and production by Sudan Moon are SUPREMELY top-notch. And Paxico doing the releasing? Them beat-slayers snagged another solid release!

What I’m stoked about most, again, are the vocals and production. Like, had these vocals been separate from the production, and set with a band or brass, they’d sound 100% cheesy. However, if the production was left without the vocals, it’s sound right at home under the Paxico umbrellah. And typically I HATE lyrical music, but weridly, Sudan Moon uses (her OWN???) vocals as a point-of-interest in both the rythm and melody sections. The sorta stuff that places my mind WAYYYY across the room, and I’m just looking at it, laying in a pile of brain juice and blood on the floor, thinking to myself what the FUCK is going on here.

GOLDENCITY has been built. Listen to Sudan Moon slay everything below. And snag yourself a tape of it before they inevitably sell out.

ALSO, Y’ALL!! Don’t don’t DON’T you DARE forget about Cassette Store Day on Saturday, September 27. And if you’re close to NYC on the East Coast, Paxico Records, and a few other stunner-labels, will be throwing some rooftop enjoyment, including a BBQ, music, flea-market-style tape sales and trades, and extras, always. Find out more about the event HERE HERE HERE. As you can see, I’ll be there CJing and will be out there with TONS of tapes to gander at. #selfplug

• Sudan Moon: https://soundcloud.com/sudanmoon
• Paxico Records: http://paxicorecords.bandcamp.com

Patient Sounds (intl)

PSSV​.​6 (pm)

Means to an end only comes in waves around (pm). So goes PSSV​.​6 (pm), as Patient Sounds (intl) gets gritty on the collective side of snaggin’ today’s A-list celebrity undergrounders. Who the fuck is ON this bit of paradise, you axe…

Well, 食品まつり a.k.a foodman slays the intro, they gloriously “Radiated” Braeyden Jae, Kevin Greenspon continues his life live, my boiii Sugarm fades on “Biker Burn Out 7-26,” Lost Trail is “Found Beneath Floorboards” and left there, Matthew Sage goes creepin’ around “(kosciuszko park and pool at dusk),” new comer Seth Graham trolls out LAWLZ with “Piano Goop Remix by Seth Graham for Seth Graham,” and Micromelancolié can be found around “41°52′N 87°37′W.” But within the unmentioned t-/cracks is where y’all will find the darkness, though. And it ain’t for-fake. This is all in your mind. So that’s real enough for me. What?

• Patient Sounds (intl): http://www.patient-sounds.com

  

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