From the Chicago collective’s first new full-length since 2013
Great news, fans of “acclaimed abstract hip-hop” music: Berkeley, CA-based mainstay Odd Nosdam is apparently all done tidying-up his recording space and has announced the April 12 release of a fresh new album via the fine folks at Alien Transistor.
Composed “entirely of found sounds,” the forthcoming Mirrors consists of eight brand new instrumental grooves and warped sound collages “sourced from rare and private press vinyl.”
And speaking of VINYL: in order to shake things up this time around, the 20-year veteran and Anticon co-founder reportedly designed the album “specifically” for the medium, with the record’s A and B sides intended to unfold on your turntable like “a pair of cohesive psychedelic dreams.” Sounds like you might want to stay away from high-cognition tasks like operating heavy machinery or obsessively folding all your stuff.
And provided you’re not also currently SO INTO the concept of tidying up that you’re afraid to bring any new physical possessions into your home, you can pre-order the album here and drop an imaginary needle on the album’s dusty and crumb-laden first single “Cookies” down below:
Mirrors tracklisting: | :gnitsilkcart srorriM
01. Mirrors I
02. Air Up
05. The Burn
06. Tall Wind
07. Mirrors II
08. Re: Flect
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The lineup for this year’s LOCKN’ Festival was just announced and it’s MASSIVE! Returning to the Infinity Downs & Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, Virginia, this year’s festival will feature a few jamband heavyweights agreeing to link up and play some sets together as well as a slew of up-and-coming artists gracing the scene with […]
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This isn’t something I feel I should be apologizing for.
I was just talking to my friend about the new Jah Division album, and I asked him, are they as dumb as they sound, or are they worth the listen?
His answer: yes and yes.
That’s my answer for Cat Temper. There will be no apology forthcoming.
Let’s get this boring stuff out of the way. Cat Temper is Mike Langlie from Boston. He has played in a “toytronica” project called Twink the Toy Piano Band. He also performs as part of Off-Ox, an instrument post rock band. (I dig that band name, for some reason.)
Ta-daa! You’re not here for that. You’re here because you’re wondering what the hell a thing like Cat Temper sounds like, and I’m going to tell you, and you’re going to listen to me and then to it. Because I get it — I see you there, and you’re like, “I dunno, Purring for Vengeance? Sounds weird.” Oh, yeah, it’s weird. But it’s the best possible weird, because it’s sheer synth-prog maximalism, doled out by an artist whose Bandcamp avatar is a keytar-wielding human with a cat head wearing a t-shirt in the AC/DC font that says ME/OW. The title is a nod to Judas Priest’s Screaming for Vengeance. What more do you really need at this point?
How about a stream of this thing? Do it. Right there. You can get mostly pink tricolor vinyl version of Purring, sure, but preview this, please. Also, if you’re a real head, you can grip the muh-fuggin MINIDISC version of Purring — I know there are AT LEAST six of you out there with a minidisc player. That’s how many are left, out of a run of ten.
I’m an absolute sucker for this throwback 1970s/1980s synthwave stuff, and if it’s good enough to play as an alternate soundtrack for all the exciting bits of Tron that are in my head, so much the better. Purring goes beyond Tron, taking its bizarre conceit to unselfconscious next levels of accessible grandiosity. I want to listen to it forever. Or at least till it ends. Or till I get bored. (Ha! Fat chance.)
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The estate of Tom Petty will be working to release and unearth some of the recordings in his vault that never may have seen the light of day, and today the team has put out a new, unreleased track called “For Real” which is due out on The Best of Everything on March 1st. Throughout […]
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In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, periodicals, and comics.
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal’s premiere independent bookstores.
Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
Following the publication of her slim account of travelling along the US/Mexican border with her family in 2014, Tell Me How it Ends, comes this fictionalized account of the journey. It’s a road trip with the family compiling traces, fragments, and news clippings of children gone missing crossing the border. We are so excited for this book that we will host the upcoming New Reads Book Club on this book March 27 2019.
The Problem of Susan & Other Stories by Neil Gaiman
These four short comics each develop fantastic worlds, revisiting fairy tales, children’s literature, and legends. The illustrations, with a different style for each story, add detail and mystery to Gaiman’s writing. There is a darkness to this book, at first hidden but ultimately enhanced by the bold, expansive graphics.
My Solo Exchange Diary 2 by Kabi Nagata
Nagata is back with more diaries to share! This book, a sequel to My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness and My Solo Exchange Diary continues to be full of honest and intimate confessions. Nagata takes readers through the complexities of fame and family, continued isolation, compulsive drinking, and hospitalization. What comes through most in this book, however, is an appreciation of the strength of familial love.
The Source of Self-Regard by Toni Morrison
A collection of essays and speeches that spans forty years, the pieces in this collection feel timely and urgent. Arranged into three sections: “The Foreigner’s Home,” “Black Matter(s),” and “God’s Language,” the book is composed of an impressive variety of pieces addressing political, social, and literary matters. This book will delight long-time Morrison fans, as well as those looking for an introduction to her thinking and writing.
The I Wonder Bookstore by Shinsuke Yoshitake
A sweet, fantastical, and clever book of short comics about an imagined meta bookstore that only sells books about books. If you think of it, they’ve got it. Included are: the manual How to Grow a Tree that Writes Books, a training guide Boot Camp for Bookstore Employees, an anthology of Unique Book Festivals, an account of the Village of Raining Books, and a look into The Underwater Library. For the book obsessed, like us.
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly links:
also at Largehearted Boy:
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly new comics and graphic novel highlights)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
guest book reviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (weekly new book highlights)
Today, GRiZ released the fourth single “A New Day (feat. Matisyahu)” from his forthcoming LP Ride Waves. The track was written days after last year’s tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, and is a result of the two artists having nothing else on their minds besides the horrible event that had just
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After teasing its impending arrival on social media throughout the past week, global superstar, producer and DJ, Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll – a.k.a. Kygo, unveils a new song entitled “Think About You” via Sony Music Sweden/Ultra Records/RCA Records. The track features Valerie Broussard who is newly signed to Kygo’s Palm Tree Records/ RCA Records. This marks his first
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Belgian deep house producer Mauro Valdemi is back on Strange Fruits for the 1st time since 2017 with his new guitar laced dance pop tune “Where We Go”, featuring the vocals of Parula. With beautiful guitar riffs and an extremely catchy set of lyrics sung by Parula, “Where We Go” brings the BIG TIME summer