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Two Records Worth Checking Out: Miniature Tigers & Jaill

It’s Tuesday!

For all music lovers, this means it’s a day of celebration, jubilation, and discovery. I’m sure some people will be a little disappointed I’m not talking about Best Coast‘s hazy summer-pop release today (sorry guys- really not much of a fan…), but don’t fear; there are still two notable releases that should tickle your respective fancies.

First, Brooklyn-based Miniature Tigers released Fortress today via Modern Art Records.

The album is a feel-good selection of tracks that’s perfect for this time of year, and it was co-produced by Chris Chu of The Morning Benders. If that co-production excites you, you’ll be interested to know that the single “Goldskull” was also produced by none other than Neon Indian (you can definitely hear the Chillwave influence in that track).

You can stream the entire album over at Spinner.

Next, Jaill released That’s How We Burn today via Sub Pop.

Somewhat close to the same stylistic spectrum as the aforementioned group, Milwaukee-based Jaill create pop-driven rock, but their Midwestern breed of garage rock delivers a much heavier dose of grit and drive.

Sadly I can’t find this album streaming anywhere, so you’ll have to settle for some samples at their Myspace.

Happy Tuesday!


Up & Coming: Baths

If you’ve been riding the chillwave/glo-fi movement like me, you’ll be pretty excited about this new take on the genre.

If you didn’t much like the chillwave/glo-fi movement, there’s just as good a chance that you’ll enjoy this music because of its immediately apparent different direction and approach.

The project of California’s Will Wiesenfeld, Baths is innovative, colorful and beautiful.

Still washed out, still drenched in reverb; but this time the R&B tendencies are unmistakable, and a nearly constant source of glitches adds all sorts of textural interest. Aspects of grime’s off-kilter beats are present too.

You can listen to my favorite track, Maximalist, here. And for further delving, check his Myspace here.

What do you think? You hooked on it like phonics?

Update: New Neon Indian- Sleep Paralysist

Speaking of Grizzly Bear member/producer Chris Taylor, apparently he’s been kind of busy lately. He and Neon Indian brainchild Alan Palomo co-produced a brand new track from the glitchy chillwave artist named Sleep Paralysist.

You can listen to the track over on the right.

Click away, and leave a comment with your opinion. Personally, I’m not quite feeling this track like I was digging the debut Psychic Chasms.

New Track from Broken Bells and Live Performance from Neon Indian

The superduo Broken Bells (that’s DangerMouse and Shins frontman James Mercer) have released another groovy track, and it does not disappoint.

You can hear the new song, Vaporize, at their Myspace.

The full album will be out March 9.

Also, personal favorite Neon Indian played an awesome medley of Terminally Chill and Ephemeral Artery on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night. That video is now embedded on the right side of this blog.

Happy weekending!

This week’s pick: Toro Y Moi

You like the chillwave movement? This first post will be a must for you.

Toro Y Moi

Toro Y Moi's "Causers of This"

Think of Toro Y Moi‘s 2010 release, “Causers of This,” as a cross between Neon Indian and Flying Lotus- pop hooks blended intriguingly across hazed, rather raunchy beats. Maybe it’s more like Memory Tapes’s long lost grandson. You make the call.

For you Lala users, feel free to play the album from the nifty little widget-link on the right. For the rest of you, here are some other links that will provide instant gratification for your hunger.

Here they are:




Happy listening!