I’ve been bumping Neon Indian’s new album Era Extraña (Mom + Pop Music, 2011) repeatedly since its release. The album was recorded entirely in Helsinki, Finland in the middle of a frosty winter. As a teaser to the album, lead singer Alan Palomo released clips of him walking around Helsinki while looking mysteriously cool. The album doesn’t sound like it was recorded in winter though – it channels a vibrant, summer vibe reminiscent of their debut album, Psychic Chasms. “Polish Girl” is the first single off the new album and is definitely one of my favorites. It highlights Palomo’s musical growth; it feels much more mature and well crafted than anything off the last album. Check it out!
This tune is off their 2010 album Palomino, released on Banjodad Records. Enjoy!
|the crisp, suspirant purge|
Low’s latest album–their ninth–was released by Sub Pop in April. As with all their previous efforts, C’mon is a slow-burner, revealing itself in time to be a careful study in restraint and a critical examination of us, here, today.
Be sure to check them out on Sunday, September 25th at Colorado College’s Armstrong Theater at 7pm. Check out KRCC’s website for more details.
| static momentum |
From their eponymous debut LP, out now on Fat Possum Records
|tastebuds tingling on a bumpin sunglass|
The Field’s Looping State of Mind is out now digitally and October 24th physically on Kompakt (2011).
Mayer Hawthorne’s patented brand of neo-motown plus cool retro video? Yes Please!
| crawling on phantasmagoric brindle rays |
Tripper, the first LP in four years from Sacramento’s Hella, is out now on Sargent House (2011).
| dancefloor blues through a copper pipe |
From the brand new Eleven Fingers, available now on Handmade Birds Records (2011).
| the inward all-seeing eye (the beat will drop) |
From his latest, Space is Only Noise, available now on Circus Company (2011).
unofficial video: Aleksandr Dovzhenko – Michurin (1948)
| plaintive-yet-hopeful |
From her latest, Ring, out now on True Panther Sounds (2010).