The prolific Yonnas Abraham, aka Yonnas, has carried out and produced with the Pirate Sign, FOE, Karma, Catch Lungs, Haven and BLKHRTS. He says he’s felt “pigeonholed into rap by the expectations of the music business’s white gatekeepers,” and FÉVEN serves as his effort to decolonize rock music. FÉVEN, launched via Obliterati Information, provides 9 tracks of shoegazing and dream-pop sounds coupled with hip-hop-adjacent rhythms. However he’s not simply sampling My Bloody Valentine and throwing it over a Cranium Snaps loop. The music is mostly a style unto itself, with seemingly disparate musical traditions gelling seamlessly. Previously, Yonnas has sourced unorthodox samples from Pleasure Division and the movie Eraserhead, so this document marks a logical development for him. “I Hate the Solar” is the album’s spotlight, and whereas ethereal, it is meant to be performed loud. FÉVEN is unquestionably distinctive, nevertheless it bears a religious connection to Camu Tao’s genre-disregarding posthumous document King of Hearts. Nick Bassett, of Deafheaven, Whirr and Nothing, contributed to the compositions.
This new Denver rock-and-roll four-piece contains members of Thievery Company and Andy Frasco & the UN. Its debut single, “Billy Invoice,” accessible via Denver’s Color Red Music document label, is a distorted blues-rock slab that evokes punk-blues bands such because the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Zen Guerrilla, however its slowed-down tempo helps to focus on the joyful sleaziness of its groove. The tune’s lyrics inform the story of a band that breaks up after a gig as a result of the guitarist has been sticking it to the lead singer’s girl. It brings to thoughts a quote from the defunct alt-weekly L.A. Reader’s tackle Hyperlink Wray: “In the event you’re in search of background music for fightin’, fuckin’ or carryin’ on, begin right here.” The band has eight tracks recorded, so anticipate a stream of singles over the following yr.
Africa Corps Live at the Whisky A Go Go 30th December 1981
Savage Republic got here via Denver a minimum of as soon as in 1986, taking part in a venue referred to as the Enjoyable Home and releasing a tune via short-lived Denver label We By no means Sleep. This still-extant California post-punk outfit was calling itself Africa Corps when it recorded this ten-song set on the famed Whiskey A Go Go in 1981. It’s noisy, minimalist, and percussive as hell. The guitar melodies are harking back to East Bay Ray’s spacey surf-music contributions to data comparable to Lifeless Kennedys’ Plastic Surgical procedure Disasters, and the band’s strategic use of repetition imparts a hypnotic vibe to the songs. The album, accessible via Independent Project Records, provides a glance into the post-punk of the early Nineteen Eighties. It ought to enchantment to individuals who wish to broaden their palate past Pleasure Division and the Treatment.
“Sweet Dreams (חלומות פז)”
Denver producer Yugs’s instrumental music may simply be relegated to a “Lo-Fi Music to Research To” playlist on YouTube. However to try this would ignore intricacies current in his compositions. On his newest single, “Candy Goals,” jazzy, chorus-laden guitar hooks swap locations with a descending synthesizer line that conjures daydreams — it’s excellent to your afternoon smoke. The parenthetical title reads “candy goals” in Hebrew, and the accompanying video pays homage to Yugs’s Jewish upbringing as he makes an attempt to attain a Reuben sandwich on the Bagel Deli. Slide on over to his Spotify web page and take a look at his different choices, a few of which embody vocalists and rappers.
Long Past Time
Musketeer Gripweed’s newest document delivers eight tracks of soul-tinged blues rock that, like a variety of the Fort Collins band’s output, is harking back to music from the 1989 movie Street Home. And that’s a great factor, as a result of the film, whereas being an enormous ball of cheese, has a fantastic rating that stands the check of time. Musketeer Gripweed likes to proceed tinkering with its recorded output when it hits the stage, so it’s positively an act to take a look at reside: You by no means know what you would possibly hear from one present to the following.
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