Monday, August 31, 2009

New music you should be listening to

Ipso Facto are 3 girls leading up the whole "Nu-Grave" or Goth revival in the UK right now. They share a similar vibe to "The Horrors" in that they sound like this amalgamation of mod, goth, and garage rock.

Ipso Facto-Baulderdash

A Place to Bury Strangers bring Sonic Youth and The Jesus and Mary Chain to mind. Another modern Shoegaze act but there's definitely some darker influences here. Not your typical indie band fraf.

A Place to Bury Stranges-She Dies

The Big Pink have come shining through from one of my favorite labels of all time, 4AD. They've given us acts such as Cocteau Twins, Bauhaus, The Pixies, and have done a good job of remaining quite pertinent throughout the years. The Big Pink goes the way of more current trends in music by incorporating recognizable electronic sounds and what is generally a normal vocal styling these days. Granted these guys tend to be a bit moodier and just far more listenable and original than a lot of big acts throughout the past year. They're definitely showing a lot of promise.

I pretty much thought Cure covers just had to stop a long time ago, but low and behold these guys have given the cover game some saving grace.

The Big Pink-Love Song

Friday, August 14, 2009

Body to Body

First off I have to credit Tommyboy for having the first blog to pick up on this act. Secondly, Tommy holds a lot of talent and you can credit him for the visual genius in the above video.

Tense is a Texas act hailing out of Houston. Yes, I was surprised too because these guys are churning out some amazing EBM(Electronic Body Music) or what most of you would know as Industrial. Think early Ministry or A Split Second. The drums, synths, and vocal stylings harken back to a much colder age of early to mid 80's club music. This was the "Goth" of Kraftwerk fans and those prone to the brutal dances and rhythms of what seems like music encased in steel. That being said, you will find subtle hints of romanticism in such music or what seems like some slight remnant of 80's New-Wave.

Audio is available for download on Tommyboy's blog and here.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Danse Macabre Pt.1

The first part of my new mixtape series!

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1.The Smiths-How Soon Is Now
2.Cocteau Twins-Wax and Wayne
3.Suicide-Ghost Rider(Pocketknifes Torn Bowery Blazer Rmx)
4.Siouxsie and The Banshees-Redlight
5.Nine Inch Nails-Down In It
6.Cyberaktif-Nothing Stays
7.Klinik-Talking To A Stranger
8.Siouxsie and The Banshees-Lunar Camel
9.The Cure-Faith
11.Various Production-The World Is Gone/Dead Can Dance-Song of Sophia
12.The Raveonettes-Lust(Trentmoeller Rmx)
13.Portishead-We Carry On
15.Depeche Mode-Behind The Wheel(Shep Pettibone Rmx)
16.Siouxsie and The Banshees-Cities In Dust(Eruption Mix)
17.Foals-Electric Bloom
18.Trisomie 21-Night Fly
20.Q Lazarus-Goodbye Horses
21.The Cure-Lament
22.Modern English-Grief