Richmond, VA’s Cristal are set to release their latest full-length, Homegoing, on the always awesome FSS label. The album shows the group — Jimmy Anthony, Gregg Darden and Bobby Donne (with Taylor Burton on cello) — expanding their experimental sonics into more melodic territory — relatively speaking, of course. While the album will be available separately, the label is also pressing 500 copies of a Cristal 7-inch (with two vinyl-only tracks — “Swedish Child,” “Trial”) that includes a download code for the full Homegoing album. Music made easy, my friends. The 7-inch and album combo is set for release on July 19.
Domino has released a “unique megamix” of Clinic’s forthcoming sixth album, Bubblegum. The album is due on October 4 (in the UK). You’re welcome!
No details yet on the new Blonde Redhead record, but we do have a brand new track. Tasty!
“Checkin Out My Baby”
“Checkin Out My Baby” will be released on a limited-to-300 12-inch EP called Summer Time Hits. It’ll be available on David Vandervelde’s upcoming tour with Black Mountain, via Secretly Canadian on August 3, or streaming right here at the Chocolate Grinder. Choose your poison.
Chocolate Grinder Mix 33
“Son of Bass In Yer Goat’s Face”
In a world where electronic music is expected to sit quietly at the back of the room and not bother anyone, where pop, hip-hop, and indie rock take significant elements or even genres and claim them as their own discovery, one mix tape has decided it just won’t take it any more. Out for revenge, with the taste of human blood on its tongue, “Son of Bass In Yer Goat’s Face” is here to restore rumbling lower frequencies, get-up beats, ominous pads, and tweaked-out leads to their deserved prominence. Play it loud and rock out, no matter who’s watching.
[Artwork: Keith Kawaii]