SONG OF THE DAY: Low — “Try To Sleep”

|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.

SONG OF THE DAY: The Field — “Is This Power”

|tastebuds tingling on a bumpin sunglass|

The Field’s Looping State of Mind is out now digitally and October 24th physically on Kompakt (2011).

SONG OF THE DAY: Mayer Hawthorne – “A Long Time”

Mayer Hawthorne’s patented brand of neo-motown plus cool retro video? Yes Please!

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SONG OF THE DAY: Hella — “Yubacore”

| crawling on phantasmagoric brindle rays |

Tripper, the first LP in four years from Sacramento’s Hella, is out now on Sargent House (2011).

UPCOMING SHOWS: Goldrush Music Festival

The Lowdown: the two-day/-night event will spotlight some of the nation’s best underground electronic acts and some of Colorado’s best local acts alongside one another.  The 30+ artists featured run the genre gamut from ambient (the bristling and warm Quiet Evenings), to drone (The Kevin Costner Suicide Pact), to dreampop (Candy Claws, HAPPY NEW YEAR), to ambient folk (Chris Rehm), with some post-nineties shoegaze (Colorado Springs’ Junior Low) thrown in to round things out.  Tennis, of Llamapalooza 2011 fame, and How to Dress Well headline the festival.

The Site: GOLDRUSH 2011 (featuring links to each band’s Bandcamp or Myspace, as well as contact info)

The Sampler: GOLDRUSH Sampler (a FREE compilation of brand new tracks from 20 of the festival’s performers)

The Tickets: Hi-Dive.com

The Sponsors: Speaker SnacksTome to the Weather MachineMagic Teepee

Stay tuned to theSocc.org for artist profiles and more.

 

 

 

 

 

SONG OF THE DAY: Circle of Ouroborus — “Warpath”

dancefloor blues through a copper pipe |

From the brand new Eleven Fingers, available now on Handmade Birds Records (2011).

SONG OF THE DAY: Nicolas Jaar — “Balance Her In Between Your Eyes”

| 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)

SONG OF THE DAY: Glasser — “T”

| plaintive-yet-hopeful |

From her latest, Ring, out now on True Panther Sounds (2010).

SONG OF THE DAY: Shabazz Palaces — “Swerve… the reaping of all that is worthwhile”

the new old school |

From their latest, Black Up, out now on Sub Pop (2011).