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December 2014
Mitski
""bury me at makeout creek"
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In her third album "bury me at makeout creek," Brooklyn songwriter Mitski reveals a dual musical personality and a multi-faceted talent. Opener "texas reznikoff" presents us with what (deceptively) sounds like your regular, acoustic guitar armed singer songwriter, who gently sings about her wishes, her lovers and far away lands. It takes less than a minute and a half for that first impression to get completely subverted by a sudden build up of distorted guitars. The sonic saturation continues in the following track, the noise pop gem "townie," where Mitski sounds like a riot girl of the new millennium, crafting a beautifully tense melody, full of carefree lyrics, over an unrelenting carpet of fuzzy guitars and feedback. Following track "first love / late spring" take us back to the initial sparseness, introducing a very elegant, if not seductive melody, reminiscent of the crooning charmers of the '50s. A few tracks later, "jobless monday" doubles down on the crooner-pop influences, forging another incredibly beautiful vocal line. The rest of the record keeps dwelling between these recurrent extremes, revealing an artist who relies on her pop sensibility to allow her poetry to shine, while her instinctive, youthful angst leads her to reject anything that's too conventional or predictable. Many great records emerge from this kind of tension.

 
The 60's
Bob Dylan

Simon and Garfunkel

Velvet Underground
The 70's
Television
Patti Smith
The New York Dolls

The Ramones

The Talking Heads
Richard Hell
The Dead Boys
Blondie
Suicide
Lydia Lunch
DNA  
Mars
The Contortions  
The 80's
Sonic Youth
Bad Brains
Beastie Boys
Bruce Springsteen
Swans
The Feelies
Laurie Anderson
They Might Be Giants
John Zorn
Arto Lindsay
Sonic Youth
The Fleshtones
The 90's

Jeff Buckley

The Magnetic Fields
Yo La Tengo
Soul Coughing
Cat Power
The 00's
The Strokes
Interpol
TV on The Radio
Fiery Furnaces
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Bravery
Animal Collective
Bright Eyes
Devendra Banhart
Moldy Peaches
Le Tigre
Liars
Blonde Redhead
Grizzly Bear
 

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King Woman to Release New 12 Inch EP - Dove

San Francisco based art nouveau musician, Kristina Esfandiari, best known for her work with the music project Miserable, has put together a new band called, King Woman. The band recently released a single entitled, Dove/Fond Affections and is now preparing to release a 12 inch EP with Flesner Records.

If you don't know anything about King Woman, check her music out. The band creates an emotive washed out wall of sound that is experimental and leaning towards ambient art rock. Check out the title track of the new album below and keep your eyes open for the release of the 12 inch release of King Woman's EP, Dove.

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MUSK Releases New Music Video - Drag House

Oakland based noise punk band, MUSK has released a new music video for their cover of The Chrome Cranks song, Drag House. The music video is as visually loud and jarring as the song, cutting from one clip of uber masculine archetypes to another, ie: explosions, monsters and fast cars. No complaints here. Check out the video below!

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Sleep Sun Plays Brick and Mortar with Al Lover and Banquet 12/17

San Francisco based psych blues band, Sleepy Sun is playing an all ages show at Brick and Mortar Music Hall on Wednesday, December 17th. Sleepy Sun is a passion drenched veteran psych band whose music is moving and addictive. Bay Area staple, DJ Al Lover will be performing his music as well. His mixes fill a room like a psych experimental mist that washes over your ear drums and senses. SF based hard rock band, Banquet will be opening the show, making this line up a collection of heavy vibed musicians. Therefore, we think you should indulge in this upcoming show and let the experience speak for itself.

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Le fomo Hosts Saganometrics Music Video Launch Party At El Rio-12/12

San Francisco based synth thrash band, Le fomo is teaming up with Slow Clap Productions to host a collaborative music video sneak peak at El Rio this weekend, December 12th. They'll be premiering the avant sci fi music video for the band's single, Saganometrics.

We always say that we love unique and creative events, so this is an opportunity to grab a sneak peak at a really interesting visual arts collaboration. Get out and do something different this weekend. Celebrate with Slow Clap and Le fomo! The official release of the video will be on December 15th.

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