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thetwinatlas on 06/05/2015 at 10:45AM

Humid Soundtracking

LAZY SALON: LZY_SLN-003

Anticipating the summer solstice by a few weeks, NJ's Lazy Salon returns with LZY_SLN-003, a new EP of instrumental weird-world music excursions to accompany your slide into a warmer existence.  

Fuzzy dub shapes, driving melodic rhythms and languid guitar work propel this set of songs forward within a hazy atmosphere.

Lazy Salon is the home-recording outlet for Sean Byrne, who in a past life was the multi-instrumentalist & vocals for the psych-pop/folk duo The Twin Atlas and former drummer with numerous Philadelphia bands including Lenola, Mazarin, BC Camplight, and others. 

Lazy Salon's first two releases are also available on the Free Music Archive here.

ongoing mixtape at: https://twitter.com/lazysalon

 

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beyondwithin on 04/01/2015 at 09:15AM

Prefab Messiahs' First New Sounds in 32 Years Land on Burger/KLYAM Co-release

Energized by a shockingly great 30th Anniversary mini-tour, wiggy art-punk popsters The Prefab Messiahs have cooked up their first new audio hi-jinks since originally disbanding in 1983(!). Keep Your Stupid Dreams Alive  ─ a co-release between BURGER Records and KLYAM Records  is a solid garage-psych-meets-power-pop slam. 

The Prefabs defiantly pick up where they left off and go Way Beyond, connecting-the-dots to 'THE NOW' for anyone who has been intrigued by their prophetic proto-lo-fi garage-psych-pop sounds. 

This new batch of songs etches a loose Siddhartha-like trajectory—partly inspired by the band's early experiences—of a desperately idealistic journey from suburb to school, forming a band, encountering life’s pratfalls, and finally—battling disillusionment and self-doubt—gaining enough insight to keep dreams alive in a messed up and uncaring world. Dig? 

"Weirdoz Everywhere" alternates irresistible garage-blast turnarounds and power-jangle verses; "Orange Room" evokes some classic acid-pop as bassist Trip sings about his vibrant old crash space; "Bobb's Psychedelic Car" is a trippy-yet-bracing tip of the hat to their original guide & guru, outsider psych legend Bobb Trimble (who took the photo above after the Prefabs painted his '74 Centurywith the paint left over from the Orange Room!).  

The sessions were captured by ace knob-twiddlers Doug Tuttle (ex-MMOSS, now solo on Trouble In Mind) and Jesse Gallagher (recorded Quilt's 1st LP for Mexican Summer). The final mixes were conjured by the band themselves, and Burger's mastering guru Patrick Haight applied the final happy-glaze. 

The crazy dreams encapsulated here all conspire to live on timelessly, even without pausing to take heed of the title track’s mischievous prodding. Keep 'em alive, kids of all ages!

[Grab the new 10" Vinyl, Cassette or full-color digipak CD from Burger Records or KLYAM Records]

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Noise_Problems on 06/17/2014 at 10:36AM

Pocahaunted is one of those bands

Pocahaunted was a psychedelic drone band based in Los Angeles, founded in 2005 by Amanda Brown and Bethany Cosentino. Its one of those bands that haunts you from the first time you see or hear them play.  This was the case with Noise Problems.  We´ve recorded Pocahaunted on a LE CLUB SUBURBIA event in Amsterdam way back in 09 and became fans ever since.  It is definitely a favorite among our live recordings.  The thing is they split up not long after so no chance to see them again live.  R.I.P P-Haunt´s. Fortunately they did put out a bunch of records, tapes, splits and E.P´s through labels such as Not Not Fun; Woodsist and Ecstatic Peace!.  "Make it Real" was their last release.

 Check out Pocahaunted live in Amsterdam vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv

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AS220 on 01/21/2014 at 03:00AM

Atlantic Thrills - Acid Rain

At this year’s AS220 Foo Fest, Atlantic Thrills brought out a giant piñata of a donkey that was filled with flour and trash. It was torn apart in a matter of seconds and everyone coughed as though the thing were filled with mustard gas. To make up for the mess they offered me moonshine. It was apt. Now, a few months later, the Thrills have an even better offering off their self-titled full length coming out soon on Almost Ready records. They are then going on a fat lil’ tour to follow the release.


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Noise_Problems on 02/10/2013 at 03:48PM

Beyond Babylon and Drone

Kevin Schuit is a drummer based in Amsterdam. He had this idea of performing on a church collaborating with several musicians and brought together 15 of them to jam in the amazing acoustic environment of the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam. Every year students of the Rietveld Academy organize a show in Amsterdam´s Oude Kerk. Every year there is a different theme, this year´s was "Beyond Babylon". Noise Problems had to catch this and did. We also catch up with Kevin: 

How did you come up with the idea of performing in a church?

I was thinking about what kind of project I could do for this show, when I remembered a project I had previously done. It was a 6-minute drone with 8 musicians. in which I gave the musicians the instruction to play along, however they like, as long as its a minimalistic or repetitive sound and in a certain musical scale. There was a diverse range of instruments, from a drumkit to a didgeridoo to a cello. The drone turned out very nice. What I especially liked, was the fact that after a while, the sound takes over the musicians. The musicians are no longer really in control. A state of trance.

When I went to the Oude Kerk to check out the space, what struck me most was the acoustics of the church. There were extremely long reverberations which also caused for a sort of trance when I was there. So I thought a drone would be perfect in the church, this time bigger, louder, and longer. It would probably be even more entrancing in this space. But also conceptually it fit the theme of "Beyond Babylon".

Did you knew or how did you recruit the musicians to play with you?

I asked friends and fellow musicians from my bands and projects interested in experiments to join the drone. I also asked the church's organist to join. In the end 15 musicians took part. There were guitars, basses, drums, vocals, didgeridoo, tambourine, organ, violin, harmonica and more. The drone was the first performance of the show. The doors opened at 17.00 when the public walked in we were already playing. The nicest reactions of the drone I received from people who were moving through the space. They said that the sound was like a living entity, in which one could virtually and physically move around in it.

Do you have plans for a similar event in the future?

I am probably going to do the drone once more during Kerkennacht (Church-night). This is going to be in June. I am currently working on a project for the end-exam show. I am going to make a tour with my drumkit to different urban environments in and around Amsterdam and improvise with site-specific sounds. This will be filmed and recorded and eventually released on DVD.

"We work together to achieve an altered state of consciousness, to reach the unearthly, but how long will it last until we snap out of it and get splashed in the face by reality? What is the purpose of building a tower which eventually will collapse? What is the point of losing ourselves in our sound, when we know it will stop?"

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