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Ty Segall Band,
Slaughterhouse

BY BECA GRIMM

Ty Segall Band reveals a new cut from the upcoming record Slaughterhouse. It’s a riotous storm of muggy garage rock. I could not be happier about this dropping officially June 26 via In The Red

Download the cut for free o’er at Rolling Stone and commence the profuse sweating.

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Here’s an easy-to-remember name: Ɖirȶy ⱣørⓒɛLд!N. Got it? There will be a quiz later.

Coloradical (Boulder) dude Jeremy Martin is a textbook thrift wax wizard. He finds all sorts of weird bits and found sounds to craft delicious hip-hop beats with a Roland SP-404sx wave sampler. 

Lend your ears after the jump.

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Sindri Már Sigfússon bestows us, the unworthy Internet folk, with a lacy, sunny track that makes light of legit, deranged infatuation. Something I’ve been trying to do for years, but I digress. It’s called “Only Eyes” and it’s only probably the best thing you’ll hear all Monday afternoon. This is… Sin Fang.

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Tom Hanks must have had a super strange past two years. First, his forgettable non-Colin son Chet Haze revealed his true identity as a rapper. Now his longtime wife Rita Wilson’s come out as a spokesperson for Sheryl Crow happy hours and too much eye makeup.

Wilson gifts the planet with a full-length of covers from her hay-day next month. It’s called AM/FM and it is something that apparently is really happening.

In the meantime, let’s please talk about the video for the album’s first cut, a cover of The Supremes’ “Come See About Me.” Prepare your squinting muscles.

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Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky merged his own dopeness with that of Brooklyn hip-hop head Theophilus London to bring us this delicious cut. Horns up, hoes down. Give “Big Spender” a listen after the jump.

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The Stepkids, a generally unremarkable albeit decent enough band, joined forces with some Stones Throw hot shots (and labelmates?) Pharoahe Monch and Homeboy Sandman to remix a dope new version of “Suburban Dream.” Well, they didn’t remix it, French hip-hop crew Union did. Either way, the result is far more worth letters to home. Check it out after the cut.

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photo courtesy of mike katzif

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Bmore band Lower Dens have a knack for cracking uncomfortable jokes. It’s clear there’s a lot of darkness swimming around lead singer Jana Hunter’s heart and head. And judging from the band’s latest cut, “Propagation,” very little light’s shined there recently.

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Lou Barlow, the man who cannot quit songwriting, just re-issued the 1990 Sebadoh album Weed Forestin’ via Bandcamp. The 23-track record must be a pretty important one to Lou, since this month marks its third release, and second under the Sentridoh moniker. He originally recorded it in 1986 (one year before a very good one, IMO).

It’s beautifully simple but tinged with torture—that great gravy we come to expect from the dude’s head and guitar. Anyway, if you’ve heard the record before, you know what you’re getting into. This re-release includes super limited packaging a la delicious wax, crisp CDs and crunchy cassettes. And whaddya know? Totes handmade. 

The double CD packaging includes—among other goodies—silkscreened art and a lyric sheet stuffed into a wedding invitation envelope. The deluxe set with the vinyl includes a hand-animated short film by Daryl Waller. Snazzy!

Feel free to stream Weed Forestin’ in its entirety on Sentridoh’s Bandcamp in da meantime.

Commence stokedom. The weekend is here.

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D.C.-based electronic maestro Daniel Frankhuizen stitched together this long-play to electrocute life back into your Tuesday morning. Wasn’t that nice of him?

Although his Soundcloud page is a little sparse, it’s clear from the track above and those there that DJ Danielson keeps in mind the situation at hand. He crafts an enhancing backdrop for various scenes, dropping soulful punches and Latin horns like Johnny Appleseed does seeds. Frankhuizen might be generous with the crowd-riling hooks, but he rarely reaches overzealous measures.

I appreciate his attention to self-set parameters (“So this is a mix for a pool party…” starts applying sunblock and monotonously humming), but the effervescent, fun cuts transition well to the two situations when I need energizing sounds most: while entertaining and while cleaning. As a serial narcoleper as well as a neat freak, Frankhuizen’s lengthy audio caffeine effectively helps put in order both.

Keep up with his new body-blasters via his Twitter account but in the meantime, enjoy a quartet of electronic boogie on his Soundcloud page.

And thanks to Lisa for showing me this dude during my weekend visit to D.C.