Erik David Hidde and his wonderful Housewarming records has been one of our 2011 largest goodies suppliers. This time around, with those 2 pretty boys from Philly (who were voted “Philadelphia’s 2nd best emerging artist of 2011″), that succeed in writing a pop song and still, stay on the verge of indie freshness. I mean, Great view of the moon’s’Like a gambler’ could easily be a sweet boys group ballad, but there is something with its immaturity maybe, or even rawness that leaves it in our domain, plus, I know you remember that Erik, is theee man.. Here is the HW new EP release.
Archive for February, 2012
This is a band we just love, since their very first release. Now with their Hozac 7”, The band in heaven has got some treats for ya besides the magnificent ‘Sleazy dreams’, from ‘If you only knew’ and ‘Sludgy Dreams’ to ‘Summer Bummer’. Listen to those just right guitars, Watch the new video by Alice Cohen coming from this Shoegaze Florida duo, and buy their record HERE
We have just stumbled upon this wonderful cassette tape by Chris Gross from PA. This tape was made in 1990 but was never released at that time. It is a presentation originally intended as a C90. This is a memorial tape for Casio lovers, old hardware Arps, and 4 trk bedroom taped music in it’s best. Men in Black / The Fung.
This is one of the best albums I have heard in awhile. It takes a second for you to realize how serious Zach Saginaw is about his art. After listening to this masterpiece 3-4 times I have read his Ghostly bio and understood where this extremely rich output comes from. ..”Zach records under the name Shigeto. It’s his middle name; it’s also his grandfather’s name, a tribute to the Japanese branch of Zach’s family tree. Shigeto also means “to grow bigger”—appropriate, given Zach’s premature birth-weight of less than a pound. Today, Shigeto stands for Zach’s vividly beautiful electronic music. Beat-driven but given to richly textured sound design. Zach’s father spoon-fed him old Motown and jazz records by the crateload. Zach picked up the drums at an early age, spending much of his childhood playing in the Detroit/Ann Arbor music scene. After nearly flunking out of high school—save for his music studies—Zach spent three years studying jazz at the New School in NYC and three more in London, where he began woodshedding, obsessed with learning electronic production. Soon enough, beats materialized, Zach moved to Brooklyn and took up the name Shigeto. His upcoming 2012 release, Lineage—a mini-LP of sorts that has a complex constellation of sounds and ideas that we have come to expect from the producer/drummer. Shigeto was one of the first of a wave of young artists who grew up influenced by the label’s early output. And again, names come into play. “Putting out these records on Ghostly isn’t just ‘getting signed,’ for me,” says Zach, “it’s becoming part of a family, an influence that I’ve respected forever”…. Purchase the album HERE