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.
My ongoing music project with colleague Tayne Kim. This one is about an intense two-man escape from a high-security prison complex. Will they make it?
Come see us (namely, Panda Sanchez) open for Tigertronic and Gracias, Pero No Gracias on August 15th at DC9. Doors open 8PM.
Featured art by Sahar Naderi
Earlier today, Halifax Pop Explosion announced the stellar initial lineup for the 20th edition of the five-day event, set to take place in the third week of October. The festival is known for its innovative programming, pairing up international headliners and up-and-coming talent on the same stage. Artists who have been announced so far include psych-pop group of Montreal, electronic/darkwave singer Zola Jesus, Cold Specks, Atlas Sound and perennial east coast favourites Wintersleep. You can check out the full list of announced artists below, or visit the festival website for more information.
As some of our readers may know, Panda Sanchez is the budding music project of In Harsh Light editor Richard Sanchez and writer/musician Tayne Kim. We’ve been hard at work crafting our dilettante, freshman EP to accompany our nosedive into DC’s live performance scene (see below for show dates). In particular, we’re opening for the up-and-coming metal/post-punk band Gracias, Pero No Gracias at the Velvet Lounge in DC on July 25th, 2012. Wish us luck — and, if God willing, attend, kick back with a beer (or five), and enjoy some local indie music.
Small Black, you had me at “Despicable Dogs.” The star single of your self-titled debut EP (Jagjaguwar; 2010).
Late to the chillwave party, I recently stumbled upon the fourtet’s 2010 LP, New Chain (Jagjaguwar; 2010), and it put me in a reflectronic, romantic mood (if you’ll excuse the portmanteau). Small Black have managed to draw from the indiesphere’s upsurge of ’80s anamnesis by wisely recording in their hometown locale, Delaware, and getting away from the echo chamber of revival trends that presently crowd their New York borough. While these Brooklyn-based chillwavers seem to fall in line with their ’80s revivalist colleagues — Twin Shadow, Neon Indian, Wild Nothing, Com Truise, M83, Washed Out — they do manage to conjure the painful, new wave nostalgia of a decade’s worth of eyeliner melancholy. As an unabashed romanticist in my own right, it made for an ideal trip. Continue reading