A solid, pop-rock track from Australia’s World’s End Press, off their upcoming debut album (produced by DFA’s Tim Goldsworthy).
The foursome are headlining the Mercury Lounge tonight with Selebrities, and will then hit the road for a few more shows with Cut Copy later this week.
Neon Neon - Hammer and Sickle
Q: What’s the only thing better than an electro biographic concept album?
A: Two electro biographic concept albums.
It’s taken a while to getting around to putting this up here (we should have done it sooner). Neon Neon are finally back with another bio album, this time about Giangiacomo Feltrinelli
By Michael Constantine
Fair cop, we’ll hold our hands up, not ashamed to say it, we at Nylon Stylus are big fans of Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr (but if you’ve been following the site you probably know that already). The band currently have a new EP out and are busily on tour, so it was great to catch up with Daniel Zott (1/2 of the duo) to talk about their new EP, music influences, covers and of course, Detroit.
Daughn Gibson - The Sound of Law
It might just be my imagination, but knowing Gibson’s background in the trucking industry, and a track sprinkled with lyrical references to the road and highway, it’s hard not to imagine a song that sounds like this wouldn’t begin about some fast paced demon trucker.
On paper though, it shouldn’t work; a deep resonating baritone voice, set to an up beat driving tempo, but some how Gibson pulls it off, with interesting results.
Continuing with the theme of songs that make you long for summer, “Kings,” by Brooklyn-based Coastgaard, will conjure up images of crashing waves and hot sand at the beach.
The Colourist - Little Games
Warning, I wouldn’t recommend listening to this track at work, it’s sure to make you long for summer vacations and sun drenched road trips (well it does me.)
A great little pop number, that’s very hard to dislike. Perfectly encapsulates a summer with the windows wound down.
Holy Ghost! - Dumb Disco Ideas
Wait, who’s the president of the United States? Barrack Obama or Richard Nixon? Because I think I may have have fallen a sleep at some point and woken up in 1973. It seems like there’s no escaping it, the summer of 2013 is going to belong to disco. From the inescapable marketing monster that is the new Daft Punk album (I think even my mum streamed the album yesterday) to the new release from Holy Ghost!, disco seems to be everywhere. The band have a new album lined up, Dynamics, release date to be confirmed. The lead single “Dumb Disco Ideas” is a bit on the long side, but it’s good solid start.
Josh and Randy, of You Won’t stopped by Ear Candy earlier this week to chat with the guys and perform a couple of songs in the studio, including a stripped-down version of “Television,” one of my favorite tracks off their album, Skeptic Goodbye.
You can check out a video of their performance here
Generationals put their own spin on the song, slightly speeding over the more awkward lyrics - which is not a bad thing at all.
Regardless of how you feel about charity, or social justice, its a nice little cover to check out.
Snowmine - Silver Sieve
The Brooklyn five-piece have a new video for their new single Silver Sieve track. A lovely slice of animation nostalgia by Martin Francis Shields. Its videos like this that actually remind you of the time an effort that actually goes into animation, and the track itself is not bad either.
They’ll be heading out on tour later that month in support of the new record, stopping by NYC along the way to play the Northside Festival in June.
Back with their first new track since 2011’s debut “It’s A Corporate World.” Its no secret that we at Nylon Stylus are big JrJr fans, so we were excited to finally hear the new track released this morning. As the track goes, its a bit of a departure from their earlier work, although if you’ve heard any of the duo’s DJ sets you probably would have seen the additional 80s dance hall style influence coming. The sound is still eclectic, combining synth and slide guitar intro, but is also possibly the track with the most mass market appeal that they’ve created so far. The main thing I enjoyed about the track is that I think it captures some of the spirit of JrJr live shows.
I’ve been a fan of the band for a while now, and it’s great to see how far they’ve come since the release of their debut album, Con Law, in 2009.