Posts tagged ‘Art Rock’

June 17, 2022

Week Ender – Mup The Edens

The Omega to the Week Starter Alpha, Week Ender is the song we want to send you into the weekend with.

This week we want to send you on your way with an infectious piece of art school rock from Mup The Edens. “Throw It Back” lands somewhere between classic Talking Heads and lo-fi 90’s alternative, with a simple but funky rhythm section, fuzzed out guitar leads and subdued yet melodic vocals. We are also getting a “Pink Floyd on anti-depressants” vibe from this one that while a bit odd is still entirely enjoyable. Go into the weekend funky and weird and pass on that energy to all you meet.

January 11, 2022

Tuesday Tip-Off: Los Microwaves

Today’s Tip-Off is more of a Tuesday tip of the hat in memory of Los Microwaves bassist and vocalist Meg Brazil who passed away at the end of last year. With only a handful of singles and one album, Life After Breakfast, the band still made their mark as one of the earliest bands in the synth-punk movement. With a sound that was one half Devo and one half early B-52’s, they were revved up new wave meets art rock with abstract (and often absurd) lyrics. Throw it on and have a gloriously awkward dance party in Meg’s memory.

May 3, 2021

We Never Asked For This

We Never Asked For This is our short reviews of the best releases that showed up in our inbox unsolicited this week.

Today we have new music from Simone Istwa, Vypera, Disturbios, Karaboudjan, Ari B. Ingber, ameliarose, NATL PARK SRVC, Plaster of Paris, the HVNZ and seasonal.

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April 30, 2021

The B-Side: Solar Powered Moon Tower

We often talk about bangers on this blog. Songs that have hooks and energy and make you want to shake that booty or shake a fist at the sky, but not often enough do we talk about thinkers. “I’m A Monster, Can’t You See” by Solar Powered Moon Tower is a thinker. Falling somewhere between the spoken word art pop of Laurie Anderson and a more current lo-fi bedroom synth vibe, it’s the kind of song that grabs you in a different way. The somewhat cryptic lyrics causing you to listen again and again to try and decipher (especially the whispered) and in the process you realize that the scratchy spaced out melodies are in their own way, a banger of a different kind.

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