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What: Floating Fest CMJ 2013
When: Thursday, October 17th (2013)
Duration: 1:00 PM – 6:30PM
1:00 – The BOTS
2:00 – TV Girl
3:00 – GEMS
4:00 – The Preatures
5:00 – Wild Cub
6:00 – holychild
1:30 – The Everywheres
2:30 – School of Night
3:30 – J Fernandez
4:30 – The Range
5:30 – Psychic Twin
I have no idea what it is about Florida — Gainesville, in particular — that breeds such innovation but someone needs to put some research into it and start pumping whatever’s in the water down there into the general water supply. Experimental pop trio Hear Hums‘ recently released EP takes world music fascination and explodes it – cramming it with a multitude of sounds from bird chirping to floor creaks, to non-lyrical vocal moans and groans.
The EP functions so cohesively: buoying the energy from each track into the next one that it’s hard to place just one or even two tracks that properly sum up what Hear Hums do so effortless on EP. “Ceiling Scraper”, however, comes mighty close. You see “Ceiling Scraper” is the moment on the EP where the vocals truly make themselves known. Sure there’s it’s predecessor “Porch Pursuits” with it’s barely-there hints of vocals and whistles but “Ceiling Scraper” sees the vocals presented in earnest.
Amid a sea of percussion composed of clattering drumstick taps, the vocals play a dual part, taking on a percussive edge while harmoniously in tune with each other. They’re pleasant but not without purpose, driving things forward in much the same way drums would. There’s even a slight electronic haze for an added textural flavor without obscuring any of the track’s simple-seeming assortment of layers.
Hear Hum’s EP is out now and available digitally on Bandcamp or on cassette from Utah-based Inner Islands.
Daniel Lissvik, from Young Galaxy and the now defunct Studio, extends his remixing chops to so-hot-right-now HAERTS, who are about to blow out CMJ.
Cate Le Bon‘s incredible new album Mug Museum is almost here (November 11th), and there’s no better way to get psyched than with this lovely pearl of a track featuring a duet with Perfume Genius‘s Mike Hadreas. The Welsh artist blends seamlessly with the Seattle soloist, with her effervescent pop lightly dusting the air the way that Serge Gainsbourg and Nico did decades ago. I really could listen to music like this all damn day:
Cate Le Bon – I Think I Knew (Feat. Perfume Genius)
Mug Museum is out November 11th via Turnstile Music. Preorder the vinyl here »
It’s covering season, ladies and gents. Whether it’s Franz Ferdinand covering Grimes’ “Oblivion” or High High’s take on College’s “A Real Hero”, a bunch of bands/artists have been putting their own spin on others’ songs a lot more as of late and Philly experimental pop duo Pattern is Movement is no exception.
Though they’ve been playing their version of D’Angelo’s “Untitled (How Does It Feel?) live for pretty much years now, with a new album just on the horizon, the twosome thought it was about time to put a real version out into the world. They recorded a studio version of the track and are releasing it, as well as single from their upcoming full length, on a 12″.
What sets Pattern is Movement apart from the multitude of indie bands currently making their love of R&B known either in side projects, covers, or straight up full fledged bands devoted to just that really has everything to do with their delivery. For the most part a faithful cover, Andrew Thiboldeaux is surprisingly perfect to tackle D’Angelo’s sexy jam. Chris Ward lays down some sultry drum action and the whole track just sizzles with slow burning intensity. Sure it’s mostly of D’Angelo’s creation but Pattern is Movement do a damn fine job of paying proper tribute.
The “Suckling” 12″ single with B-side featuring “Untitled (How Does It Feel?)” is now available for preorder on Hometapes »