Friday, October 11, 2013

Deap Vally’s Summer Playlist

With a sudden blast of horribly humid heat hitting New York and putting the inevitable march to Winter on hold for a bit, I figured it was time to trot out the summer playlist for one last go around.

Courtesy of PureVolume, the beer guzzling, glass breaking, moon howling vixens of Deap Vally, Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards, have put together the perfect summer playlist.

On a side note, if you haven't picked up your copy of their blistering debut LP Sistronix that just dropped on Tuesday, you need to hurry up and tattoo it to your eardrums ASAP. 

The Smiths – Half A Person

“This song is best listened to on a summer road trip, windows rolled down, sun setting, hair blowing in the wind.”

Drenge – People In Love Make Me Feel Yuck

“We toured with Drenge – they are our bretheren. They’re a great fucking band and this is a killer tune.”

Tinariwen – Imidiwan Ma Tenam

“Listening to this song while laying in the sun is a euphoric experience.”

Tame Impala – Elephant

“This song is probably on most people’s summer playlist, and it should be. It’s one of the grooviest tunes I’ve ever heard.”

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Ain’t No Easy Way

“Cuz it’s always the season for BRMC”

The Knife – Heartbeats

“I will never grow tired of this song. The percussion has a Caribbean influence, which reminds me of being on a cruise when I was a kid.”

“Screamin’ Jay Hawkings – I Put a Spell on You

“This slow, swampy, sexy tune goes perfect with a balmy summer night by the pool.”

Kurt Vile – A Girl Called Alex

“This is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard.”

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)

“For its title alone this song is on my summer playlist.”

Safety Orange – State of Where I Am

This is my brother’s band. Listening to it while I’m on the road makes me happy because it reminds me of home.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Ville Lizell – Truth As We Know It

Only 16 years old and Ville Lizell is pushing some seriously catchy indie pop. Like his fellow Scandinavian brethren, Lizell sounds a bit like Kings of Convenience as remixed by Air with his dreamy vocals backed by an acoustic guitar and some subtly space-age electronic beats.

Listen to “Truth as We Know it” and “Down The Line” below or head to Souncloud to hear more.

Oh, and be sure to check out his enormously talented older bro, Man on the Moon, and his track “Protestors.”

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Deap Vally – Sistronix

The highly anticipated debut album of blistering rock duo Deap Vally is finally here. On Sistronix, out today, these napalm breathing she wolfs will grind your bones to dust with their scorched earth take no prisoners fuck off blues rock.

With its brutal rhythms, guttural banshee wails, major distortion, and body shaking drums, the album is a fiery sacrifice to the gods of rock. Steeped in the live fast die young tradition, songs are dedicated to hedonistic debauchery and brutally hard living with titles like “Bad for my Body” and “Walk of Shame.”

Head over to Spin for the full album stream.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Burn Antares – Man’s Eyes

Australia’s Burn Antares is back, along with Aesthetes Anonymous (sorry for the long break) with the haunting new track “Man’s Eyes.”

In the same vein as “Into the Night,” this five piece is mining the depths of psychedelic 60s desert rock a la Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood meets Jefferson Airplane. With bewitching vocals that draw on those sirens Stevie Nicks and Wanda Jackson and scorching Ennio Morricone-esque guitar lines, “Man’s Eyes” sucks you in and takes you on a frenzied ride through the eerie darkness of the night where guns, mysticism, and vision quests rule.

Stream the track below or head over to bandcamp to snag a free download.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Sorry for the long absence folks. I just moved recently and haven't had steady access to the Information Super Highway. I'm not ignoring your emails and I'll get to them as soon as I can.

In the meantime, I'll leave you with a bit of Bowie and Spiders from Mars.