Lollapalooza Day 1:
Best so far: Daft Punk, Ghostland Obseravtoy, Matt & Kim, and Patti Smith.
Biggest Disappointment: Not seeing CSS, and M.I.A. was not good either.
For more of my pictures check my flickr page (there will be more added tonight.)
Load Blown is the fourth album by Brooklyn’s Black Dice and their first for the Animal Collective's label, Paw Tracks. It will be released in the US on Oct. 23. The beats drip and roll, tar-pit voices sing into an oil can, and the guitars crank like calliope. Some tunes crackle and burble like submerged television, others bump and click along like a Summer Jam concert series from another dimension.
Listen to: Kokomo (mp3)
Pelle's second album, "In a Nutshell" was just released last month, and it has been receiving some very just praise. I've always liked Pelle to a poor mans Jens Lekman, but on his new album he really starts to come into his. His words like his music are simple and pleasent, and always bit with a scent of humor. Listen to: Clever Girls Like Clever Boys Much More Than Clever Boys Like Clever Girls (mp3) and I Love You, You Imbecile (mp3)
The Peel Back: The Golden Palominos (s/t)
A super group in retrospect I suppose, but when you mention John Zorn, Arto Lindsay, Bill Laswell, and Anton Fier, I would not say they were a super group. The first coming together of the Palominos also featured Fred Firth and others including M.E. Miller on turntables. This 1983 release would mark the first time scratching was utilized in a none hip-hop song (Cookout). Their sound felt raw and original, it was loosely based on a combination of free jazz and new wave, but it also has elements of funk and hip-hop. With all of these styles and highly creative musicians coming together the product is unique and in need of a nice reissue. The music still sounds fresh and originial even after nearly 25 years.
The group was never really a group, the pieces would come and go , with the only consistent member being Anton Fier. These friends were part of an expirimental art collection in New York. They came together to explore and they are all still exploring their own career in the arts. This week dig down to the bottom of your tapes and get this tape out. Listen to: Cookout (mp3) and Hot Seat (mp3)
The Golden Palominos - s/t (Celluloid, 1983)
Clean Plate/Hot Seat/Under the Cap/Monday Night/Cookout/I.D./Two Sided Fist