EP: Yung Satan – Maserati

Out of all of the changing styles in M|O|D over the past year, one of the most exciting to watch in progress has been Yung Satan.  In the early stages of M|O|D’s work together Yung Satan stuck with a fairly distinct style of rapidly chopping samples to make melodic lines, but eventually started experimenting and moving away from it.  Over …

tccarr14EP: Yung Satan – Maserati

mp3: Applescal – Spring and Life

Unless you wear a fedora and listen to The Lumineers all day, you’ve probably noticed that the popularity of house is on the rise following the bro-zation of trap.  Luckily there is no shortage of awesome electronic musicians these days and Dutch producer Appelscal (same dude behind Yoshiba 87) is prepping to release his anticipated Dreaming in Key in February. …

pkelly94mp3: Applescal – Spring and Life

EP: Walrus – Lamb Girl

Last I heard from Walrus, they were making delightfully out of tune indie-rock on their Sisters EP.  Walrus have made some fidelity improvements to their sound and more importantly upped their experimentation and ambition as well with these new tracks off a split cassette with Sheepman.  Walrus’ contribution to the cassette includes the psych-rocker “Sleep” that grows from acoustic strumming …

pkelly94EP: Walrus – Lamb Girl

mp3: Zouk Fuck – Cheech Chong

When Terence managed to stumble upon the music of Jean Sebastien Audet (seriously how’d you find that? you’re my hero, Terence) I was most intrigued by the lo-fi rap project Zouk Fuck.  Although my first introduction to Zouk Fuck was an incredibly unique and distinctive track, I wasn’t sure how Audet would continue to grow and evolve the project.  Not surprisingly, …

pkelly94mp3: Zouk Fuck – Cheech Chong

mp3: Chef the Chef – Fancy Clown

It’s no secret that Madvillainy is one of the most highly regarded releases in abstract and underground hip-hop and something that has left an incredible mark on the face of hip-hop today.  On that perfect album, my favorite track has always been “Fancy Clown” so I was honestly skeptical when I saw that Ghost Row spitter Chef the Chef was …

pkelly94mp3: Chef the Chef – Fancy Clown

mp3: Au.Ra – Morning

Our first introduction to Australian psych-rock group Au.Ra demonstrated a group with a lot of potential and great songwriting talent.  Their newest single is the decidedly more rock sounding “Morning” which drives through it’s five minutes with a consistent punk-influenced drum beat.  While “Sun” stems from the warm, synth heavy side of psych-rock that we might expect from a group like …

pkelly94mp3: Au.Ra – Morning