Posts Tagged ‘experimental’
I met up with the core of Monomyth, Josh Salter and Seamus Dalton right before the annual Mint Records Ridiculously Early Christmas Party in 2015. They wanted me to hold this interview until their new record was ready to come out. Finally the new record, Happy Pop Family, comes out November 4, 2016 on Mint Records. Why’d it take so long? Josh and Seamus moonlight in slacker-rock band, Nap Eyes—Josh is Nap Eyes’ bassist and Seamus is the drummer.
When I hung out with Josh and Seamus, they were staying at a secret band house in East Vancouver. I walked in the door and my jaw dropped: there were crushed PBR cans all over the living room, covering the table, floor and couches. So we each cracked open another beer and started to talk. Josh and Seamus were just the right kind of buzzed for a hilarious conversation.
Tracks played on the show…
1) Monomyth, Saturnalia Regalia (2014) “Pac Ambition” (mp3)
2) Monomyth, King, Does This Not Please You? (Behold the Power) (2013) “Cigarette” (mp3)
3) Monomyth, Monomyth (2012) “Feeling”
4) Monomyth, Saturnalia Regalia (2014) “Theme From Monomyth”
ALL songs CANCON
The extended version of my chat just has extra minutes of drunk band hilarity.
With an exclusive release made by ordering a custom USB featuring the new album V So Loki have stepped it up on their deliverance, the second single “Wild Kids” is a nice taste of the different sounds you’ll be getting from the album. Stream or purchase below.
LA based musician/singer and producer RNDYSVGE has continued to impress us for the last year as he pumps out diverse tracks that range from Trap, House, Funk and straight up Experimental. Needless to say this guy is very talented and we’re excited to see where he goes from here, check out some of his latest tracks below.
Vancouver’s latest experimental post punk buzz band Freak Heat Waves is actually from Victoria on Vancouver Island. There are a lot of stereotypes about people from “the Island” (that they are all stoners). Steve (guitar/vocals) and Thomas (drums) from the band did nothing to dispel those rumors when we hung out in their van one rainy night.
I did get them to talk about many interesting topics: The difference between living on Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Kraftwerk concert souvenirs. Touring with bestie band Each Other (Lefse Records). Steve‘s robotic voice. That time their buddies from Viet Cong (Jagjaguwar/Flemish Eye Records) asked for help hiding a body in New Orleans. And much more!
Listen to our chat.
Tracks played on the show…
1) Freak Heat Waves, Bonnie’s State of Mind (2015) “Dig a Hole” (mp3)
2) Freak Heat Waves, Bonnie’s State of Mind (2015) “Design of Success” (mp3)
3) Freak Heat Waves, Freak Heat Waves (2012) “Clearing”
4) Freak Heat Waves, Bonnie’s State of Mind (2015) “A Civil Servant Awakening”
5) Freak Heat Waves, Bonnie’s State of Mind (2015) “Inaugural Temple Pulse”
ALL Songs CANCON
Freak Heat Waves return to Vancouver on Wednesday, March 30th at The Cobalt. See you there!
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London based duo The Code caught our attention a year ago with their first 11-track release 1/11 which kept us excited to hear more, yesterday they made their latest project Blue Electronica streamable and it’s exceeded our expectations. Blue Electronica out March 21st covers a wide range of genres with a soulful yet electronic background that makes the Pop sound blend perfectly with the experimental, it’s surely a ride we suggest you take. Stream or pre-order below!
Local duo Khalil Frederick & Geoffrey Millar aka So Loki have released their debut project SUPERMANIC and it’s everything the city needs right now. From front to back SUPERMANIC contains several different vibes/styles yet they still keep the sound unique and refreshing. Not only did they get I M U R’s Jenny Lea for “Unhealthy” but the saxophone added through out the release from Ian Weiss really ties everything together sonically. Join us at the release party this Thursday (Feb 11th) at the Biltmore, click here for more info on the event. There was a reason we told you to keep an eye on these cats, stream or download below!