Discovery of the Week

March 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

Start your Friday out right!

What better way to get your last day of the week started out right then with a semi-cheesy but yet quite good, bass thumping mix from an unknown artist? This track comes from one of my “discoveries” this week of The Chain Gang of 1974, which is lead by psychedelic, 80s loving Kamtin Mohager. This post could fit under SXSW excitement as they’ll be performing a few times down there, but why not make it a discovery, give this guy the credit he deserves.


Of Montreal: New EP Culled From ‘False Priest’ Sessions

March 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

Furthering the proof that Kevin Barnes is not from this planet.

Every of Montreal record delves deeper and deeper into the consciousness of lead singer, Kevin Barnes’ as he expresses his feelings towards life, relationships and drugs through weirder and more bizarre imagery.  And there was nothing different with their latest release, False Priest, which took a poppier and funkier trip through the confines of Barnes’ mind.  Now, almost a year after Priest‘s release, it has been announced that of Montreal will release a 5 song EP that features cuts from the FP sessions, but believe me, so far it sounds like they will be a completely different (and scarier) monster.

The EP is called thecontrollersphere and will be released 4/26 on Polyvinyl.  Take a listen to the first track off of the EP, called “Black Lion Massacre” and read Barnes’ otherworldly and delirious press release below.


“Here’s your folk record, I hope you like that I’ve carried on the tradition of such folk luminaries as Abu Bakr Khairat, Benny Moré and Nawal Al Zoghbi. These songs were written in Sunlandia, that’s where most of the folk songs are written now a days, and they were recorded up there, as well as in LA with Jon Brion, with no small contribution from Matt Chamberlain (drum du lum and yerba matte enthusiast) and K Ishibashi (my most modern classical friend). It is my hope that you can tolerate listening to this short EP in one sitting and appreciate it like a fine dining experience. Furthermore, the force that threw the green fuse anointed this protest album. It is a protest statement against the pneuma possessive. In fact this album is the voice of a desirous spirit that is aware of its positive zero chance of fulfillment or salvation or respite. There are many noisy moments that represent my attempt to communicate, in a sub human language, all that cannot be expressed with our earth tongue and all manners of mouth mechanisms. This little EP is a freak out record, have you ever seen anyone dancing to folk music? Well, like my fellow folk singing brother Bob Dylan once said, ‘I’d dance with you Maria, but my hands are on fire.’ Though, in this case, the world is roughly one year from extinction…or not.”

Kevin Barnes


Monday Warming: Typhoon

December 27, 2010 § Leave a comment

Well now that Christmas is over…
It’s time to get back to business. I missed last week’s Monday Warming, so I thought this week I would bring you someone really great. I can’t remember how I even found these guys but I do know I will be purchasing an album somewhere in the near future. Hopefully this brings a little joy to the beginning of your week.

Prepare yourself for Typhoon.
MySpace here
Website here
Sneak peak below

Bear in Heaven Remix of Gonjasufi

December 14, 2010 § Leave a comment

Gonjasufi’s latest album A Sufi and A Killer is a hypnotic swirl of mantra-like jams and brooding vocal work and it’s beautiful in all its delusions.  And what could make it better than a remix of the entire album featuring some great DJs including Bear in Heaven.  The remix album is called The Caliph’s Tea Party and it definitely takes the digital sufi’s work to a new level.
Gonjasufi – Love Of Reign (Bear In Heaven Remix) by Warp Records

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