Strut is reissuing Duncan Brooker’s Afro-Rock Volume 1 compilation next week. Unfortunately, you won’t hear this Latapaza Band song on it because it’s a bonus, non-album track. Fortunately, TMT is here for you.
• Strut: http://www.strut-records.com
Chocolate Grinder Mix 28
This mix would be an ideal complement to any kind of high-octane activity, perhaps fighting bears, slaying dragons, or maybe even folding laundry. If you ever wondered what the fallout was from Justice’s † or Mr. Oizo’s Analog Worms Attack, you’ve come to the right place. Some of the tracks found within the meaty center of this mix bounce, others wobble, and a few are just downright nasty in their attempt to sully your ears with electro dirtbombs. Variety isn’t necessarily the goal here, nor is it musical ambition or envelope-pushing. Just wigglin’ hips and the urge to kick off your work shoes and slide around the kitchen floor in socked feet. Better yet, throw this on for your next walk or jog and feel like you own the sidewalk.
01. Justin Faust - “Holdin’ On”
• Start time: 0:00; Links: Justin Faust
07. Volta Cab - “Clarissa”
• Start time: 23:42; Links: Volta Cab
08. Wolfgang Gartner - “Undertaker”
• Start time: 31:08; Links: Wolfgang Gartner
09. H.Y.D.E. - “Face Down”
• Start time: 37:22
10. Baby Monster - “She Comes Alive”
• Start time: 41:26; Links: Baby Monster
[Artwork: Keith Kawaii]
Venice is Sinking
Sand & Lines, Venice is Sinking’s third full-length album, features the band live at the Georgia Theatre (RIP). It’s due June 15 via One Percent Press. FYI: their drummer gets me sopping wet.
[Photo: Mike White]
“Tanning Salon, Pt 2.”
Matrix Metals’ Flamingo Breeze, which reached #31 on our 2009 year-end list, was released last year via Olde English Spelling Bee. AND IT IS AMAZING.
• Olde English Spelling Bee: http://www.myspace.com/oesbee
“It’s Hard To Be Humble (When You’re From Alabama)”
Matthew Houck — a.k.a. Phosphorescent, a.k.a. the guy who is NOT obsessed with porn (dated reference) — is releasing a new LP, Here’s to Taking It Easy, May 11 on Dead Oceans.