Dan Joy/whenthesunhitsblog: "Setting aside the buzzy haphazardness and semantic dilution characterizing today’s use of “psychedelic” as a descriptor for music, look no further for utterly authentic, quintessential psychedelia—music that expresses and invokes extraordinary states of mind and perception—than the powerful, inspired rock of São Paulo, Brazil’s Firefriend.
In the spirit of predecessors The Velvet Underground, Firefriend prize the authentic over the finely wrought, and in doing so achieve, like the Velvets, a very distinctive immediacy and presence. Some of Firefriend’s excursions are on the lengthy side—“Quiet Vampires”, the closing track of The Black Hole EP, runs 8:29 and takes up an entire side of the 12”—but even the lengthiest are gripping throughout. In sympathy with much of psychedelia, post-rock, and shoegaze, there’s a great deal of emphasis on sounds and textures, often strange ones. Both Julia and Yury deliver vocal incantations with a spoken and whispered feel while still subtly expressing melodic lines. Structures are unexpected and seem very organically grown, as if emerging from within the music rather than being imposed from without, while the tracks still move through a very specific sequence of transitions that are essential to their impact. The sum of these propensities is a wonderful fusion of song and experimentation—dark and heavy, jaggedly beautiful, uplifting in its ultimate effect..." #fuzz #spacerock #psychedelic #shoegaze #postpunk #diy #lsd #saopaulo #grevegeral #rcknrll #antifa #lulalivre #yellowspider #voyageAvecMoi #ontheroad #littlecloudrecords #beatniks #resist #vinyl #feedYourHead
Pastel Dream is a California-based project from the talented Caitlyn Whitfield, embracing reverberation and sunny roads. This self-titled is perfect for running away and lying under the sun. @spiritgoth
Available in our international store (and soon in our PH store)!
Another day of drums, no broken cymbals today! Working with @wrthless_uk for some good old pop punk, kept my ambient mics close to keep energy and strong attack for the fast paced tracks we got down!
Got a good few days free next week, happy to do reduced rates/deals if you wanna keep me busy!
Nearly 2 months ago, on Facebook, I was given the tumultuous task of coming up with MY top 10 singles.....and I warned that it wouldn't happen in a timely fashion because I never really thought about it previously. This request has given me quite a bit of anxiety, but I'm finally done...with it. So...here it is.... #1. Here's a re-cap:
10)In Shreds[The Chameleons]
08)Public Image[Public Image Ltd]
07)Ship Song[Nick Cave/Bad Seeds]
06)Coast Is Clear[Curve]
05)Spellbound[Siouxsie and the Banshees]
03)Planet Rock[Afrika Bambaataa]
02)Song To The Siren[This Mortal Coil]
#1)Sweet Dreams(Are Made Of This)[Eurythmics]
...probably the first song I ever looked forward to hearing on the radio. And suddenly, in '83, radio was no longer background noise to my just a few months shy of a teenage mind. Plus, she was my first radio/video celebrity crush. #topten #toptensongs #topsongs #newwave #postpunk #synthpop #goth #psychobilly #shoegaze #electro #eurythmics #annielennox #davidastewart