Friday, March 29, 2013

Melinda Tidwell

Mark Templeton - Jealous Heart






















Utter gorgeousness from Mark Templeton, who seems incapable of making anything not utterly gorgeous.

Takashi Ohashi


Takashi Ohashi's abstract animation, "Kou Kou," is one of the most enthralling videos I've seen in recent memory. Two additional Ohashi animations, "With My Umbrella" and "CHANNELER," can be viewed after the jump, and both are filled to the brim with abstract wonderment and wonderful music/sound. In fact, despite embedding them here, I really recommend you view them full-size on Vimeo. Really excited to have stumbled upon these.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

David King's Reliable Comics

King Tears Bat Trip






















I've been subsisting off of Olive Music's 2012 year-end list for some time now, and this is definitely one of the best discoveries from what is already a super solid list. Super incredible slabs of hulky jazz bombast.

Toyota

Jar Moff - Commercial Mouth






















I don't know what my problem is. At the end of last year I was putting together my year-end list and mixed up the dates for this release. I received the promo from Pan and thought for some reason it came out November first, not January 11th, or whenever. Even now, I'm looking at Pan's website and see little information about the release. But it's real, and real enough that, within weeks it was worth a spot as one of the best things I listened to last year. And so, this year also. Somewhere I think it was described as future hip hop, and if so, the future is messed up. Which is exciting. Like Prefuse 73 smashed to bits and run through a droning conveyor belt. Anyway, I'm in love with this...

Evan Palmer

Monday, March 25, 2013

Bill Baird - Spring Break of the Soul






















For some reason I lost track of Bill Baird for awhile, but I'm glad I stumbled back into his work. (Appears he's slipped a few albums in between this and the last one I listened to.) Lovely, expansive psychedelic pop starting off where The Beta Band left off, all those years ago. And timely!

The Mountain by Graeme Patterson

We saw this at Mass MoCA and were utterly blown away. I think Erin and I agreed it was our favorite piece in a museum filled with favorite pieces. If the Oh, Canada! show is still up, and you are in the New England area, you owe it to yourself to see this meticulously detailed work.

Catrin Morgan (Ben Marcus)

 Granta is reissuing an essential new edition of The Age of Wire and String, by Ben Marcus; essential because of it's beautiful design, and the fact that it's been illustrated by the cover artist, Catrin Morgan. See more illustrations from the project below:

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Teen Suicide - I Will Be My Own Hell Because There is a Devil Inside My Body

Because I'm a sucker for this kind of stuff, even now.

Warren Craghead

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Braden J McKenna - Surfs Down Smiles Up






















New warped bliss-pop from old friend and Forest Gospel alumni, Braden J McKenna. Possibly his best work to date (which is saying something). Very highly recommended.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Mike Redmond

Zac Nelson - Charbroile






















Weird, wild, nerdy-awesome outsider blitzkrieg pop.