Meltybrains? is an Irish experimental quintet that immerses listeners in an aural hot spring of synthesized and analog movements.
My musical doppelganger, Panda Sanchez, was especially thrilled to receive a ping from filmmaker Matthew Taylor, co-founder of Electrolift Creative, a premier media and video consulting firm located in Washington D.C.
Following two special NY shows this past weekend at The MET and Le Poisson Rouge, Liars are offering fans a free download of two new tracks, “I Saw You From The Lifeboat” and “Perfume Tear.” A download of these tracks will “automagically” enter you in to win a piece of original artwork by Liars.
“I Wish That I Were Stone” is the mascot track from former PJ Harvey collaborator Mick Harvey‘s sixth solo album, FOUR (Acts of Love), out via Mute April 29th in the UK and June 11th in the US. Give the track a spin in the embedded SoundCloud player below. According to Mute’s copy on the forthcoming LP, FOUR is a bittersweet meditation on romantic love; “its loss, re-awakening, our ongoing struggles with it and its place in our universe.” The album is divided into three acts and plays out as a continuous song cycle. Unsurprisingly, PJ Harvey makes a canorous cameo on the track, “Glorious.” Harvey’s renown is three-fold: His career with The Birthday Party and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds; his soundtrack work on Chopper, To Have And To Hold and Australian Rules; and his production acumen on PJ Harvey’s Mercury Prize winning album, Let England Shake. [Via Mute].
The single is part of their 2013 LP, The Flower Lane (DominoRecords). For the uninitiated: Ducktails represents Matthew Mondanile’s mellow side project, a turn from his more ubiquitous outfit, Real Estate. Here, we have an appropriately insouciant female vocalist who looks like she’s watched The Royal Tenenbaums one too many times. My favorite part is the random saxophonist — oh, and how the clarinetist is Macaulay Culkin’s doppelganger:
The track is curiously titled, “Hey, guys! I Know The name Of The Culprits,” and can be streamed via the embedded player below. The track marks the second single to spawn from their upcoming album, “Hope Only Brings Pain” (Irregular Label), releasing March 14th.
Their latest record, The Terror (available for preorder now), is described by frontman Wayne Coyne as “bleak” and “disturbing.” From what I’ve heard so far, it appears to carry the DNA of the grim psychedelic aesthetic in 2009’s Embryonic — most assuredly a good thing. What follows is the walloping, 12-minute track, “You Lust,” if only to whet your palate.
Grimes used a Roland GAIA at the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival. Belated, but interesting. Check it out:
A syrupy three-course 80s pie of faux nostalgia to punch your post-lunch coma in the face: