Premiere: Sian soundtracks dystopia on relentless new track, ‘Breathe’

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Premiere: Sian soundtracks dystopia on relentless new track, ‘Breathe’Sian Breathe Premiere Single

As the commander-in-techno of genre guardian Octopus Recordings, Sian has been busy helping a fresh crop of up-and-comers like Shelley Johannson and Hidden Empire tear down clubs and warehouses across the world . In case any in the underground needed their memories jogged, the legend continues his recent release streak with ‘Breathe”–a lethal reminder of his studio prowess.

In true Sian fashion, the track is a relentless exercise in aural hypnotism, riding a pounding kick and warehouse-ready percussion as the song title is chanted rhythmically in the background. As the breakdown approaches, inhalations and exhalations mirror the listener’s brief, anticipated break from the mayhem–but a piercing arp keeps the energy twisting and turning long after the drums subside. The second beat section layers the hissing analog top line over Sian’s full dose of bass, creating a unique mid-track crescendo that’s sure to demolish unsuspecting crowds. Sian’s latest is equal parts raw power and mind-warping experiment, and projects to be mainstay for savvy techno selectors as the year draws to a close.

Disq – “Communication” Video

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DisqDisq are Isaac De Broux-Slone and Raina Bock, two extremely cool teenagers from Wisconsin who make neat, smart, Midwestern power-pop. The pair — who count Weezer, Big Star, Todd Rundgren and the Beatles as influences — released their first album in high school, have already opened for Whitney, Jay Som, and Twin Peaks in Madison, … More »

Golden Daze – “Blue Bell” Video

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Singer-songwriters Jacob Loeb and Ben Schwab formed Golden Days back in 2013. By 2016, they’d changed their name to Golden Daze and released their self-titled debut on Autumn Tone. Following US tours alongside artists like Woods, Whitney, and Twin Peaks, the LA-based duo is back today to announce their forthcoming follow-up Simpatico — … More »

Premiere: Facundo Mohrr – The Blue Bird [All Day I Dream]

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Premiere: Facundo Mohrr – The Blue Bird [All Day I Dream]ADID EP 038 Facundo Mohrr

If there’s anyone who knows their way around a full-bodied, melodic piece, it’s Facundo Mohrr. The burgeoning talent hails from Argentina, a hotbed for this type of sound that has birthed iconic artists like Hernan Cattaneo, Kevin Di Serna, and beyond while also serving as a mecca for clubbers enjoying the sound. Not to mention, Facundo also found his way into the musically like-minded Burner culture, which led to a natural alliance with Lee Burridge and the All Day I Dream camp.

His Valdovinos collaboration “November” was well-received, catalyzing an entire EP on the iconic imprint shortly thereafter. The four-track La Espere is thus a culmination of everything that makes Facundo a standout talent; intricate layering, soft pads, and dynamic instrumentation. Dancing Astronaut is particularly keen on “The Blue Bird,” a cinematic cut that blooms like a flower into a free-flowing piece with a sentimental climax. Each listen brings about something new to keep the listener on their toes, whether it’s noticing the twinkling piano chords in the first half of the song, or the cleverly-placed hits of pan flute toward the end. “The Blue Bird” is thus a beautifully adaptable piece, working well as a piece to be consumed at home, or on the dancefloor when needing a meditative boost.

Order a copy of La Espere, out on November 16, here.

Premiere: Facundo Mohrr – The Blue Bird [All Day I Dream]

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Premiere: Facundo Mohrr – The Blue Bird [All Day I Dream]ADID EP 038 Facundo Mohrr

If there’s anyone who knows their way around a full-bodied, melodic piece, it’s Facundo Mohrr. The burgeoning talent hails from Argentina, a hotbed for this type of sound that has birthed iconic artists like Hernan Cattaneo, Kevin Di Serna, and beyond while also serving as a mecca for clubbers enjoying the sound. Not to mention, Facundo also found his way into the musically like-minded Burner culture, which led to a natural alliance with Lee Burridge and the All Day I Dream camp.

His Valdovinos collaboration “November” was well-received, catalyzing an entire EP on the iconic imprint shortly thereafter. The four-track La Espere is thus a culmination of everything that makes Facundo a standout talent; intricate layering, soft pads, and dynamic instrumentation. Dancing Astronaut is particularly keen on “The Blue Bird,” a cinematic cut that blooms like a flower into a free-flowing piece with a sentimental climax. Each listen brings about something new to keep the listener on their toes, whether it’s noticing the twinkling piano chords in the first half of the song, or the cleverly-placed hits of pan flute toward the end. “The Blue Bird” is thus a beautifully adaptable piece, working well as a piece to be consumed at home, or on the dancefloor when needing a meditative boost.

Order a copy of La Espere, out on November 16, here.

Willie Watson & Tim Blake Nelson – “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings”

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The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs, the new six-part anthology by the Coen brothers, is premiering on Netflix this Friday after a limited theatrical run. The series, which adds up to 133 minutes in total — or about the length of a normal Coen brothers movie — features Wild West vignettes starring James Franco, Liam Neeson, … More »

Scott Gilmore – “Two Roomed Motel” Video

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Los Angeles bedroom pop experimentalist Scott Gilmore is gearing up to release his third album, following last year’s dreamy Subtle Vertigo. Today, Gilmore shares the forthcoming LP’s title track, “Two Roomed Motel,” along with a self-directed music video. More »

Absolutely Free – “Still Life” Video

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Toronto celestial pop weirdos Absolutely Free, a band whose top song on Spotify is four minutes of orchestral intergalactic radio static, have been silent since their 2014 self-titled debut, which featured production from Fucked Up’s Mike Haliechuk. Since it’s been a while, a refresher: the prog-pop band formed from the remnants … More »

Mk.Gee – “New Year”

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Michael Gordon makes drowsy, atmospheric indie pop under the name Mk.Gee. After moving to LA in 2016, the New Jersey native began pairing his R&B and jazz roots with more dreamy electropop. He dropped his debut album Pronounced McGee back in May via Orchard Ears. One of its tracks, “You,” ended … More »

Premiere: Bob Moses gives a gritty glimpse of life on tour in ‘Back Down’ music video [Watch]

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Premiere: Bob Moses gives a gritty glimpse of life on tour in ‘Back Down’ music video [Watch]Bob Moses Back Down Video Premiere

With a brilliantly evocative new album titled Battle Lines in tow, Bob Moses have brought their latest era to cities across North America this fall. Their Battle Lines Tour is set to wrap after one final show November 16 in Los Angeles, following months of international touring. “Back Down,” a breakaway hit from the new LP, has quickly become a streaming and crowd favorite–and the genre blending duo were kind enough to premiere the song’s official music video here at Dancing Astronaut.

The music video is an intimate glimpse into the Bob Moses tour experience,  with various black-and-white scenes from the road contrasting beautifully with the bright red-orange lights of the stage. Behind-the-scenes footage ranging from hotel room jams to views from the tour bus are sprinkled between shots of Bob Moses tearing through a spirited live performance. Almost imperceptibly, black and white and full color shots converge on the stage for the track’s climax. The duo gave some insight into the music video’s documentary-esque origins:

“We spent a while thinking about what we wanted the ‘Back Down’ video to be. We wanted to be in it which inevitably ended up meaning that the video came to us. It’s a few days in our lives so that means on the road, in the bus, and onstage. No middle of the night truck stops made the final cut.  It was filmed at the very beginning of our most recent US tour so they caught us performing the song for our very first times.   We got to shoot some of this in our hometown of Vancouver too which was special.”