Quite honestly, I haven’t stopped listening to Bigcolour since I watched the creatively-directed video for Bigcolour’s hauntingly beautiful track Red Silk Bow by Kayla Kane. I even played a track from Bigcolour’s “Centuries of Summer” album for a guest DJ set I had on WNYU’s New Afternoon show with Jenn Pelly. Now, Bigcolour needs your help, and are starting...
EXOTIC PERCUSSION: STANLEY BLACK AND HIS ORCHESTRA
So I came upon this record at a consignment store, (as one of the first things I do when I go to any consignment store is look through the vinyl) and after seeing the words “Exotic Percussion”, I was like “Well why not I like exotic things. Seems cool, and look at this lady in the jungle hiding behind some foliage. Hot”. For the most part, I’m pretty sure that was...
It’s been a very long time since I first posted about DOM, actually it was a little over a year ago this month. Since then he’s been playing lots of shows, interviewing with Pitchfork, and collaborating with indie pop pair Cults. Dom and his crew recently recorded a Daytrotter session that sounds exceptional, download the full session at Daytrotter and grab a couple of these...
Seriously, Zak Mering DOES NOT STOP! Just yesterday I posted about Gunk TV Records and here’s Greatest HIts with some new jams from a possible EP on said label? Greatest Hits - Halfnelson 3x Removed by Raw Thrills
I made a short mix for everyone on tumblr to enjoy, and I decided to call it LCD mix because I didn’t know what else to call it and I have two black and white photos that illustrate how tragic it can be when a photo does not come out well as everyone looks at the LCD screen. Oh no, guys! Speculator: Unknown (Excerpt) Beach Fossils: Calyer Gobby: Booniva(logic) CL Sosa: It Takes 3...
I don’t think I’ve ever known a musician to curate as many projects or be in as many bands as Zak Mering. Gunk TV Records is Zak’s label and the plan is that it’ll be used to support his friends projects, the ones he collaborates on, and some of his own, the full list and some minor details can be found at the blogspot. Also included below is a video for a track off...
IN LOVE WITH DUSK
Keep Shelly in Athens // Running Out of You from Wooden Lens on Vimeo. Real sad I missed out on this release from the Weekly Tape Deck + Gorilla Vs. Bear record label collaboration Forest Family Records. Keep Shelly In Athens no doubt crafts some interesting pop songs which reminisce of many different influences and genres of music. The track included below is an irresistible melodic...
Yourstru.ly presents: Young Prisms x Weekend from Yours Truly on Vimeo. I have so much love for both Young Prisms and Weekend, and we have Yours Truly to thank for filming both of these San Fran shoegaze revivalist bands in their old practice space. Seriously, both bands have fairly recently released stunning LPs. I have yet to pick up Weekend’s “Sports” on vinyl, however I...
Lykke Li - ‘Untitled’ from Lykke Li on Vimeo. Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers (Director: Tarik Saleh) from Lykke Li on Vimeo. New videos from the swedish and extremely beautiful Lykke Li. (via)
JINGLE & JANGLE
For the longest time I’ve been waiting for some sort of decent math rock band to come about, for one of my favorite bands from High School was indeed a math rock band. Those shows were of the first ones I’ve ever attended, and for that reason there is a certain sentimental aesthetic I get from listening to music of this genre. Oberhofer creates music that melds poppy, jangly surf...
Just the other day I could hear the buoys ring while trying to sleep as the snow storm forced the waves to rattle them. I was reminded of spending time cycling to Bonnet Shores Beach last fall, and how much I missed climbing the rocks and cliffs that surrounded it. Below is a new Real Estate jam found via Martin Courtney’s Soundcloud, it’s an instrumental track that features the Real...
WE AREN'T JUST ON TUMBLR ANYMORE
After about a month of hard work, I’ve officially moved Salad Fork to Wordpress. This is something I’ve been meaning to do for a while and finally got a chance to do so over this past winter break. I moved the blog primarily because I have a lot of ideas for Salad Fork, and tumblr is too minimal of a platform for me to do anything with these ideas. With Tumblr’s consistent...
Night terrors are one of the most uncomfortable nightmares to experience, having had one myself I know first hand. The easiest way to describe one is that it is a nightmare where images may or may not exist, but is fueled by anxiety causing you to feel the effects of the anxiety physically with hot sweats and a fever. This is due to feeling the anxiety at a high magnitude for a short duration. A...
Your bare feet are semi-covered with sand as you stand in front of the ocean, only to be surrounded by water and nearly buried as a wave washes upon them. The sun begins to set, and as each wave climbs up to your ankle, darkness impedes. Soon, light from the sun is substituted by that of the moon. The light of the bright, full moon sheds itself across your cheek, and a sense of warmth and comfort...
Sam Ray continues to alter mind states with his hauntingly beautiful ambient psych-pop. Through this album Sam tackles the feeling of anxiety with swirling tones and distorted beats. A couple of tracks also feature the stunning vocals of Rachel Levy from Kiss Kiss Fantastic. You can get the whole album for free at his bandcamp. Ricky Eat Acid: Anxieties Ricky Eat Acid: Sickfeeling (photo) ...
Taking inspiration from growing up in Utah and Arizona, Tucker from Total Slacker has put together a new project embodying his memories of the southwest and hearing “really bad southwest new age music all the time”. All of these songs were played and composed on cheap keyboards from the early 90s from the Salvation Army, and hand claps as well as the snare are sampled off of a New...
FRIENDS FOR NOW
Every year I come across roughly five new-release LPs that I will buy, and Young Prisms’ “Friends For Now” is one of them. Marking their passage into my vinyl collection is their release with Kanine Records, every song is a complete melodic shoegaze stunner. The below video showcases this bands talent atop of SFAI a few months ago, and we have the talented Andrew Crighton to...
Many regard Albert Einstein to be one of the greatest mathematical physicists, and possibly one of the greatest scientists of our time. His legacy left us with the foundations to develop nuclear energy and created the theory of relativity, among many other discoveries. One of the methods he used to conjure up such astounding ideas was sleep, and lots of it. Einstein would sleep for at least...
LONELY HEARTS CLUB
Transparent Records always bring it with their 7”s, and their newest release is a split with Yuck and Porcelain Raft, covering each other’s songs. Yuck covers Porcelain Rafts’ Despite Everything, which was the B-side to his 500-copy 7” on Acephale Records and is still available here. I managed to get a copy of the clear sand-splatter run, a prime example of high-quality...
My favorite portuguese digital label MPD has a new EP release by Solange Palmeira, whose music is composed of playful electronica with a subtle minimalistic approach. It is primarily instrumental, besides the wordless vocals in her track Mr. Snow Bear and the Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti cover of Bright Lit Blue Skies (originally by the Rockin’ Ramrods). The whole EP is available...
BURNIN THROUGH THE NITE
I’m going to start this post off bluntly and simply state that I love Outer Limits Recordings. I purchased both 7”s and their “Foxy Baby” LP from Olde English Spelling Bee, all of which have been on my turntable rotation since the cardboard package entered the grasp of my hands. The day before the Vibes Management/Weird Magic Inverted Cosmos Party, I fell asleep in...
DON'T ABANDON ME
CL Sosa hit me up with this short and sweet track off of his upcoming album “…and then everything turned grey”. He’s not rapping on this one and offers an interesting perspective into another side of CL Sosa. He played all the instruments, and he sent me some words stating how the rawness of lo-fi recordings is something he’s been attracted to since the early Mountain...
LOVE IS A STREAM
I recently spent a few days in New York and while there, I had a 45-minute set on Jenn Pelly’s radio show, the New Afternoon Show at WNYU. During Jenn’s show, she played a track from Jefre Cantu-Ledesma’s album Love Is A Stream, which she said was one of her favorite albums from 2010. Jefre Cantu-Ledesma is one of Jefre’s many projects, and his primary one. His music...