“Manar The Magic”
Next Tuesday, Sacramento’s Tera Melos are releasing the Zoo Weather EP, the follow-up to last year’s full-length Patagonian Rats (both released on Sargent House). The six-track EP features three new songs and three remixes, including one by Melt-Banana (!!). The video above is for “Manar The Magic,” the EP’s lead track, and it features the always awesome Mike Watt (Minutemen, fIREHOSE).
Don’t forget that Tera Melos start their tour with Marnie Stern tomorrow. Check here for the latest and greatest dates. And if you have time to kill, it’s worth checking out this recent Writers On Process interview with Nick from Tera Melos. He talks about poetry, The Simpsons, and writer’s block. My three favorite things!
A lot of people here at TMT fell head over heels for Sean McCann last year, nominating his Open Resolve album as one of the years best. His new LP The Capital comes out in March on Aguirre Records and, wow, judging by this sample track, it’s gonna be intense. The piece begins with beautiful, bubbling synths in the vein of Caboladies before erupting into a vague mashup of choral sounds and more abrasive electronics. Though difficult to describe, the whole thing works extremely well. Pre-order this soon, because the first 125 orders come with a bonus cassette, The Sky Is Filled With Incredible Wishes.
• Aguirre Records: http://www.aguirrecords.com/Shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=35…
Witch House coming into its own? You decide.
• ∆AIMON: http://www.aaimon.com/
• Tundra Records: http://tundradub.bandcamp.com/album/amen-cdr-digital
The electronics on this are vaguely stock, but god dammit, when the lead vocal sample hits… stop toying with my emotions. The new Hard Mix album Defaults will be out March 1st on Dovecote. They are giving it away for free. IDIOTS.
“You Know Your Youth”
Earlier this month, we posted “Tep and the Logic,” a bonus track from James Blake’s self-titled album (TMT Review). And now, thanks to Some Kind of Awesome, we have another bonus track, “You Know Your Youth.” Itching for more? Download his cover of Joni Mitchell’s “A Case of You” at Stereogum.
• James Blake: http://www.myspace.com/jamesblakeproduction