Café Tacvba stopped by the World Cafe studio to play some tunes and discuss all things Latin rock. Check it out below.
“Later this month, Rainer Maria, the great emo power trio who reunited a few years ago, will release S/T, their first album in more than a decade. It is an absolute monster, an album that bursts with strength and conviction and enormous melodies.”
“Forest Mattress,” is a grand, heartfelt burner. And where the last two singles, find the band pushing forward into new sonic realms, “Forest Mattress” recalls their old cathartic clangor.” Check it out below.
— via Stereogum
DJDS, the Grammy-nominated electronic duo of Sam Griesemer and Jerome Potter, are back today to share a new video. The duo’s single “Trees On Fire,” the first piece of new music that DJDS released in 2017, receives a visual treatment directed by Griesemer and Potter themselves. Speaking about the video’s inspiration they said, “It started with a drive we took with Marco up the coast. We ate shrimp at a roadside place and then filmed some stuff in the hills above the ocean. We thought about if Terrence Malick had no equipment no crew and just his cell phone. That’s the style we like, sort of bootleg transcendental.” The song also features vocal contributions from up-and-comers Amber Mark and Marco McKinnis.
“The latest preview of More Nothing sees Baby in Vain‘s ferocious rock tones scaled back in favour of hallucinogenic textures, dark post-punk carnage, and sultry sax vibes. It’s a different beast than we’re used to from the group, but it’s certainly still got its fangs – this hypnotises with unnerving, red-lit rhythms and windswept vocal hooks.” Check out “Low Life” below.
— via The Line Of Best Fit
“Edamame is yet another stand-out talent hailing from Chicago to hit our radar this year, after releasing through Emancipator’s label Loci Records over the past year, he’s got a full length album Bask dropping this month on Gravitas. Today we’re premiering one of the tracks from that record “Sable,” which features choppy yet luscious vocals from Tor set atop an arrestingly beautiful ambient soundscape animated by crispy percussion.”
— via Nest HQ
The Mountain Goats stopped into KEXP and played four songs off their latest record, “Goths.” Watch it below.
“About midway through Grieves’ woozy “Gutz,” you find yourself falling into sync with the track. There’s some weird alchemy, like maybe Grieves has found the mid-point between The Weeknd, Bryson Tiller and acid jazz, that happens and you’re suddenly muttering “fuck you” along with the song’s hook.”
— via Playboy