PRINCE RAMA :: SHADOW TEMPLE LP
I have personally been kind of disappointed lately with music, I feel as though there are too many artists trying to ‘do’ what has already been done. Most notably, the revert back to nostalgia. I can only take so much, I mean, I do own older records. I like and respect Prince Rama because of their unique sound. The tribal drumming, heavenly vocal wails, and progressive synths...
MIXTAPES FOR HAITI [tracklist/info]
It is my utmost pleasure to announce that my charity project for Haiti has been funded through my Kickstarter page, raising a pretty sweet $545. If you would still like to get yourself a Salad Fork compilation with most proceeds going to Haiti, you can purchase one here. I am estimating that people will start receiving their tapes in the mail in late June/early July. Digital downloads I will send...
SPINNING BEACH BALL OF DEATH
Johnny still vibin’ deep from Portugal with some new SANDSTEP tracks. The woozy guitar riffs in Eyjafjallajökull give a lot of depth to the track and present a super dark mood, while Hula Dreams // Gray May is more laid back, think pina coolada sunsets on tropical beaches. Both tracks are reminiscent of some of his older stuff which can be found here. SBBD: Hula Dreams // Gray May SBBD:...
Lemonade Sundream is a new track from Gainsville, Floridas’ Rabbit Punch. Rabbit Punch is JT and his karate coach, and this track presents some pretty cool, fun, laid-back vibes which is most likely a result of a karate coach and his student teaming up to create some ill music. Be sure to catch Rabbit Punch at the first Salad Fork presents show May 25th in Providence at Mars Gas Chamber. ...
THIS IS REAL
Thanks to Salad Fork pal Georgia for turning me on to this digitally unreleased Best Coast b-side off of her When I’m With You 7” (via). It seems like Bethany is jumping on the promotional bandwagon lately, but this time we have the good folks at Saucony to thank. They also happened to ‘pair’ this download with an unreleased Japandroids track. Best Coast: This Is Real ...
WE GOTTA BOX OF WHITE TAPE SNAKES
This is what happens when Farms time travel. Shot in HD. Comedically creative.
RxRy is blessing us with a couple of new tracks from his upcoming VAEIOWLS LP and it will be the first time RxRy is dropping his songs on some ill wax. He’s our generations’ king of ambient dub and these tracks live up to the hype that the mysterious RxRy has generated for himself. I’ve also had the pleasure of listening to a few more of the tracks off of his upcoming LP, and I...
REMEMBER WHAT BROUGHT US HERE
Remember What Brought Us Here is a track off of Dead Gazes’ upcoming split cassette with Grey Things that will be dropping on Clan Destine Records. He’s also got a tape out on one of my favorite tape labels, Mirror Universe called End Of Days, Why Not You?. Super catchy psychedelic garage rock. Dead Gaze: Remember What Brought Us Here
TORO Y MOI: LEAVE EVERYWHERE [Single Details]
Toro Y Moi is releasing a new 7” through Carpark, and his Yours Truly session was a preview of his sound-to-come on his upcoming 7”. No electronic beats will be found on this 7”, it’s all about drums/bass/electric guitar/xylophone. Classic early rock feel. This 7” will prepare us for his next full length, which is ‘rumored’ to drop in August.
YOURS TRULY, TORO Y MOI
Toro Y Moi does a ‘non-chill’ version of You Hid for one of my favorite music websites, Yours Truly. TORO Y MOI “YOU HID” from Yours Truly on Vimeo.
BEACH FOSSILS + WILD NOTHING LIMITED CLEAR WAX...
Captured Tracks will be offering up Beach Fossils’ debut LP and WIld Nothing LP on clear, limited-edition vinyl and sending out a notice to everyone on their mailing list when they go on sale. Keep your eyes peeled, guys. Beach Fossils: Twelve Roses
SEMI-MARXIST LIKE US
Philip Seymour Hoffman is known for his tripped out psychedelic music and the fact that his vocals will remind you of Panda Bear, but he is not to be mistaken with the actor of the same name. Semi-Marxist Like Us is his first 7” vinyl release that will be coming out with my friends at theFMLY. You can get the A-sides below, they are total psych gems. Also keep your eyes peeled for his...
LIVE DISMALLY EP
Ambassador Engine is from Greeley, Colorado and creates epic experimental space jams while he’s away at college from his other band. Niigata (July 16, 2007) has japanese voice overs with mysteriously arranged music that will make you feel disconnected with the world you live in. You can download his whole Live Dismally EP for free here Ambassador Engine: Niigata (July 16, 2007)
RAMONA + GIVEN THE TIME [Track Premieres]
One of my favorite Californian artists right now, Craft Spells, just hit me up with two brand new tracks from their upcoming full length, Idle Labor, coming out in late June. I’m super happy to premier these tracks for you guys, they are full of 70s/80s nostalgia and cool guitar riffs. Given The Time starts off with some deep synth and is brightened up with a catchy guitar chorus, while...
Aquarium | Jamie Long | Unofficial Fan Video from Sentimental on Vimeo. Get some cool summery 80s vibes with this track called Aquarium, from Jamie Longs’ upcoming release of the same name. The wordless vocals over the drum machine and synths help add a bright aesthetic to the song. Jamie Long: Aquarium
MEXICAN SUMMER REPRESSES
Everyones’ favorite pricey/limited edition label, Mexican Summer, is repressing Real Estate’s Reality EP on tie-dye splatter vinyl limited to 1000 copies, and in addition 1000 will be pressed on classic black. Californias’ Pearl Harbor is also getting their Something About The Chaparrals repressed on turquoise, limited to 2000 copies. Get em’ before they are gone! Pearl...
COP MAGNET REMIXES
I’ve been sitting on this Cop Magnet remix of Beach Fossils’ Daydream for a while now and in addition I also have a stoned out hip-hop remix of Renes’ Golden Fantasy that was just sent over to me today. Peep em’ below. Cop Magnet: Daydream (Remix) Cop Magnet: Golden Fantasy (Remix)
Empty House is a track from Matt Leechs’ upcoming 7” limited to just 300 copies on Funny/Not Funny Records. It’s full of fuzz and reverb which equates to a pretty sweet poppy garage track. Matt Leech: Empty House
COOLRUNNINGS x TWIN SISTER
Epic Coolrunnings remix of Twin Sisters’ All Around And Away We Go. I feel like I don’t need to say much about how cool this track is. Coolrunnings: All Around And Away We Go (No Merry Go Rounds)
Bethany continues to impress with her latest 7”, and you all know you want it, but the catch is you need to purchase a pair of sixty dollar Eskuche headphones (which, are very aesthetically pleasing, but I can’t say anything about sound quality) to get it, or you can try entering here, and you can also stream the b-side here Best Coast: Far Away
SALAD FORK PRESENTS ::: A Night Of Experimental...
Salad Fork is proud to present Emily Reo and Truman Peyote at Mars Gas Chamber May 25th. They will be accompanied by psychedelic experimental sets from the likes of Mouse Queen, Rabbit Punch, Dark Sea Of Awareness, and Attached Hands. Emily will be preforming songs from her upcoming Witch Mtn EP that will be officially released May 24th on Breakfast of Champs, if all of you remember correctly...
Dream Over is a track from one of my favorite bands, the genius of Nate Grace, Pure Ecstasy. It is off of a split 7” with another one of my favorite Texas bands, Sleep Over. Really, how could I not pick this up. You can pre-order it through Light Lodge, and if you are one of the first 50 you’ll get a cassette tape with it too. I can’t wait to get lost in a hazy daze. Pure...
Fossil Cities sent me over this heavenly summer-themed jam, it’s full of acoustic happiness and slide guitar with vocals that are reminiscent of Cocorosie. The lyrics are totally great and mesh nicely with the music that they are paired with, and will no doubt bring joy to anyones’ dreary day. This track is off of their free EP Oxidation which you can download in full here Fossil...