Animal Collective have a new album! Actually, that’s been known for a little bit now, with rumors floating around and members having confirmed its existence over the past several weeks. But details are now slowly streaming in. In fact, according to BrooklynVegan, the actual album is streaming in, as Animal Collective are reportedly looping the whole thing right fucking now over the radio at Baltimore’s BWI airport!
Animal Collective streaming new album at Baltimore airport
Alien Wildlife Estate
Styles: slime, Soundvisions
Others: the assorted works of Spencer Clark and Jan Anderzén
The meeting of YOUR FAVORITE ALIENS Spencer Clark (ov The Skaters, amongst others) and Jan Anderzén (ov Kemialliset Ystävät, amongst others) has brought forth Alien Wildlife Estate, a Soundvision that (roughly) approximates that bastion of global hubs: the International Airport. There’s a forced universality about the airport experience, the shared experience of architecture and commerce binding disparate cultures and creeds together. Sure, an ever-present tension lingers over the security checks and endless shopfronts, but isn’t that to be expected in this transitionary state?
01. JULIAN NEYERS AIRPORT, TARZANA
02. WEST AFRIKAN SAGITTARIUS A
03. PRIVATE SCARAB RESERVE CLUB
04. AEROFOILS IN HEAT
05. REPTILE ENCLOSURE, MIR
06. DEEP OCEAN IBEX ARENA
07. LI SHENG SU’S PEACOCK MANTIS SHRIMP REPETORIES
08. PHO ANLIEN AMPHIBIAN MEAT
09. GEMINI OBSERVATORY LANDINGSTRIP
SOPHIE announces 2016 tour with QT, drops final single off PRODUCT
If you need that something but don’t know what it is, then all ears here, please: SOPHIE has just unveiled the final single off PRODUCT.
A Sunny Day in Glasgow
Planning Weed Like It’s Acid / Life Is Loss
Styles: dream pop, shoegaze, experimental pop
Others: All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors, School of Seven Bells, Mahogany, Broadcast
This year may need more to save it, but a new Sunny Day in Glasgow release is a more-than-welcome improvement. Of course there are many other experimental dream-pop gazers afoot, and many are superb in their own right (pinkshinyultrablast, No Joy, Helen, Wildhoney). But this band still lays claim to a spittin-in-a-jet-engine gleeful class all its own. I’d argue that the pop songwriting on this double EP (supposedly relatively hastily put together) rivals a lot of the best pop music clamoring about our psyche wherever we go.
01. Jet Black, Starlit
02. Hey, You’re Mine
04. Follow Me (Only)
05. Jewelry Duty
06. Days & More Nights
07. Recognizing Patterns
08. Dedicate Your Love To Silence, Talk About The Loss (Sentimental Ghosts)
09. I Can’t Live Without Your Love
Angelo Badalamenti’s Blue Velvet score gets reissued on (duh) blue vinyl
If you’re a fan of David Lynch and David Lynch-related music on vinyl, 2015 is basically the year all your dreams will come true. Because — drum roll, plz — in addition to the many Sacred Bones releases/reissues that have been poppin’ off lately, you can now play the Blue Velvet score/soundtrack on a delicious, crackly blue (duh) vinyl record.
Diva Dompe: Interview
“To me there is not much difference between pop music and ambient, healing new age music.”
The serenity of Los Angeles-based Diva Dompe is the most noticeable and transferable qualities between her various projects. Projects ranging from meditation to pure pop to monthly Dublab transmissions, Diva has been working hard the past few years on everything in her power to bring peace to everyone she can on Earth. Shoot, she’s even had a baby and joined unions with Matthewdavid, moved between two labels, and continues to work toward future releases.
This Heat reissuing discography through Light in the Attic
Alright, do a quick scan of your memory banks for all of your memories in the folder titled “TMT News Posts by Taylor Peters.” I know it’s a big folder, so dig deep and focus in on March 2014, if you can. Anything coming up? Hows about a cute, little, almost-prophetic piece about how the legendary post-punk band This Heat said they were going to reissue their discography and how they kind of just stopped talking after they said that and didn’t provide any details? Ring any bells?
Half Way Home
Styles: folk, anti-folk, country, singer-songwriter
Others: Patsy Cline, Diane Cluck, Leonard Cohen, Connie Converse
“When the singing stops, it hurts” — was the thought that ran through my mind when, as an unsuspecting Leonard Cohen fan at a tribute gig, I first saw Antony Hegarty perform live. Angel Olsen’s voice, though by no means similar to Hegarty’s, embodies the same addictive quality. It’s an extraordinary instrument best described as a cri de coeur, both a constant changeling and completely unique: airy to profound, sweet to harsh, from one moment to the next.
02. The Waiting
03. Safe in the Womb
04. Lonely Universe
05. Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow
06. Always Half Strange
07. You Are Song
09. The Sky Opened Up
11. Tiniest Seed
Styles: vaporwave, concept music, digi-materialism
Others: Computer Dreams, Lasership Stereo, VΞRACOM, 情報デスクVIRTUAL/New Dreams Ltd.
Here’s what we know. Vaporwave is a form of appropriation art. Its major exponents — INTERNET CLUB, New Dreams Ltd., Computer Dreams, Lasership Stereo,VΞRACOM — all tend to work with glossy corporate mood music, dredged from the nether regions of the internet, which they then reframe (sometimes obviously looped, pitched, and screwed; sometimes not) in an intriguingly ambivalent gesture between endorsement and critique. Sometimes the effect is genuinely sublime. Often it remains vacant and grotesque.
01. BY DESIGN
09. DREAM TACTIX
10. EVER BE REAL
11. KADODE NO HANA
Styles: rap, R&B
Others: Puff Daddy, Diddy, Sean "Puffy" Combs
01. The Layperson’s Response
Cruel Summer, by Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music crew, is dense. Rap albums are frequently stuffed to the gills — overflowing with guest verses, producers (fresh and familiar), a mishmash of styles and moods, the club track, the radio hit, the street single, the one for the ladies, etc. — but this one is something else. How do I differentiate the somewhat interchangeable second-string members of the G.O.O.D. roster (Big Sean, CyHi The Prynce, 2 Chainz) from one another? What is the purpose of this album? Is it even an album?
01. To The World (Kanye West, R. Kelly)
02. Clique (Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean)
03. Mercy (Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz)
04. New God Flow (Kanye West, Pusha T, Ghostface Killah)
05. The Morning (Raekwon, Pusha T, Common, 2 Chainz, CyHi Da Prynce, Kid Cudi & D’Banj)
06. Cold (Kanye West & DJ Khaled)
07. Higher (The-Dream, Pusha T & Ma$e)
08. Sin City (John Legend, Travi $ Scott, Teyana Taylor, CyHi Da Prynce & Malik Yusef)
09. The One (Kanye West, Big Sean, 2 Chainz & Marsha Ambrosius)
10. Creepers (Kid Cudi)
11. Bliss (John Legend & Teyana Taylor)
12. Don’t Like (Remix) (Kanye West, Chief Keef, Pusha T, Big Sean & Jadakiss)