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premiere: Weekends - Basement Fuzz

Baltimore post-punks have been slashing away at this game for years, and having a damn good time while doing so. Adam Lempel told me he shot the vid on VHS “at the Baltimore venue called The Crown where I bartend and Brendan [Sullivan] manages. We got alcoholic snowballs :) and there’s some good cameos in here (Jen Wasner of Wye Oak and Martin Schmidt of Matmos and Abdu Ali among others).”

They’ll be playing a show on June 21th at the Kahlon party put on by Abdu Ali with Co La, DJ Scottie B, Buffa7o, Sexosthetic and SENTINL.

This video/song is wonderful….plus I make a small cameo in it :)

(via friendsrecords)

GEMS - “Scars”

Lindsay and Cliff (the tallest man in music), aka DC’s GEMS, have released yet another gorgeous tune!  They are currently on tour with Hundred Waters…so you know - go see them!!!  Check the dates on heir website.

Goodbye AK Slaughter!

After 8 years the Baltimore duo of Emily Slaughter and Aran Keating aka AK Slaughter are breaking up.  I remember happening upon A Personal Matter back in 2008 and being awestruck with the amount of creativity, humor, joy, and flat out skills packed into that EP.  Since then they’ve released two EPs and a mixtape and were featured on numerous compilations (they were also voted as City Paper’s “Best Hip-Hop Act” in 2011 and 2013).  They will finalize their run with the release of a final EP It’s Not You…It’s Us on Friday August 1st at their farewell show at the Metro Gallery (more info here).  As a tribute here’s a few videos that will surely bring a smile to your face:

Photo by Daniel Bedell

Wing Dam - “Software”

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I have long been a fan of Baltimore’s Wing Dam - from the days of the solo work of Austin Tally to the latest three-piece work of Thick Phase/No Splash. So when I started hearing talk of them working on a new LP, I was a just a tad bit psyched.  This track, “Software”, is the first song of the new LP Shifter Bliss (out 7/1 digitally and 7/7 on Friends Records physically) and going in with their previous works in mind I, to put it bluntly, got my head blown off.  ”Software” is full on robust tear the walls down rock.  The guitars are thick and powerful, pairing with equally intense rhythms.  Along with Tally’s and Sara Autrey’s soft harmonized vocals, “Software” instantly brought up memories of Siamese Dream era Smashing Pumpkins (kudos to Mat Leffler-Schulman and Mobtown Studios aiding in this!).  It also has me super excited to hear the songs that follow it on Shifter Bliss.

Red Alder - “Repent”

Sunday morning ambiance for your enjoyment…

Just thought I’d share a new illustration project I just completed that related to music.

laurenthrybyk:

Audio Visuals #001
A comic about a song by the Asheville, NC band Alligator Indian.  Listen:

Just thought I’d share a new illustration project I just completed that related to music.

laurenthrybyk:

Audio Visuals #001
A comic about a song by the Asheville, NC band Alligator Indian.  Listen:

Just thought I’d share a new illustration project I just completed that related to music.

laurenthrybyk:

Audio Visuals #001
A comic about a song by the Asheville, NC band Alligator Indian.  Listen:

Just thought I’d share a new illustration project I just completed that related to music.

laurenthrybyk:

Audio Visuals #001

A comic about a song by the Asheville, NC band Alligator Indian.  Listen:

Shindigs - “It’s Alright”

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Here’s some chill Friday vibes from South Korea’s Shindigs.

"I used to be in the band Clockart, which is now disbanded. But I’m always still writing and I’ve finally grew the courage to write vocals and record myself. Thought I might as well put some stuff out there, rather than waste them and never do anything with them, like a lot of my older songs. So i have some recently ghetto home recorded songs on bandcamp. The singing is really bad and I’m still learning, but it’s something I guess. I’m currently living in a beach city in South Korea (originally from California), so I like to think my sound has a mixture of Cali meets Asia (Japan, South Korea, a little Chinese). In fact, I was just at the beach tonight drinking beer and shooting roman candles. If you dig them, cool, if not, still cool! Cheers man."

Vocals sound fine dude - keep it going!!!

Doja Cat - “So High (Kodak To Graph Remix)”

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Half way through this remix I was pretty chilled by it, nodding my head and all. Then everything changed. Wow.

Dimman - “Tiny Tokyo”

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Two friends from Malmö, Sweden, Matthew Bolger and Richard Egan, together as Dimman making mellowed electronic guitar fused jams.  It’s Thursday evening yalls - listen to it…

"Dimman means, ‘the fog’ in the Swedish language.  Songs offer space for thoughts and reflections to float and be observed."

Also on a bizarre side note - they mentioned playing Baltimore a while back in their email to me - the Ottobar opening for Jimmy’s Chicken Shack. Yup.

Pressed And - “Zebulon Vance”

The unique sounds of experimental folk pop that Andrew Hamlet and Mat Jones of Pressed And create always seem to captivate, meditate, and activate me. Their new EP, Cowboy Aquarium, comes out on May 27th via Mush Records.