Just got this submission today from Brooklyn synth/punk outfit Alien Trilogy. It was not just their truly awesome name that caught my attention, but their comparison to Chrome, who I was just listening to yesterday. These guys are high energy. I’m hoping to catch them live at some point, because I’m sure they put on an awesome show. You can download their free self-titled EP right here.
Album: Merry eX Mas & Suck My Dick!
Genre: hip hop
Recommended if you like: Wu-Tang Clan, RZA, Necro, EL-P, Danny Brown
Worth noting: This track was produced by Necro
Buy: Bandcamp (only 5 bucks for 15 tracks!)
I had a hard time picking which song to post from Light Asylum‘s debut EP In Tension. I’m not really sure how to describe them, but they are a duo from Brooklyn who make dark, almost gothic synth pop songs. They put on a high energy live show, and they’ve shared the stage with TV On the Radio, Salem and YACHT, to name a few. I HIGHLY recommend you pick up their stuff.
starfawn – “nothing dead” (stream-only)
Starfawn is a duo from Brooklyn. They released their debut EP Greenlight last week. “Nothing Dead” is what it would sound like if the singer for Gold Zebra did a record with downtempo duo Hype Williams. Greenlight is available via Bandcamp with a “pay what you want” price. You should get it.
This record has been in heavy rotation lately, and by lately I mean every single day this past week since my co-worker Jordy turned me on to it. Brooklyn’s Glass Ghost recently released this record, Idol Omen on Western Vinyl. It might be sort of an acquired taste, considering his voice may not be for everyone, but if you like this song, you’ll surely dig the record. They have a great, old-VHS-quality video for this song as well right here.
From the Journal of Ardency EP that came out on Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear‘s Terrible Records. Described as “Depeche Mode meets early Madonna.” This Brooklyn-based trio is set to release a full length sometime in the near future. In addition to the great mp3 above, have a listen to The Hood Internet‘s awesome mash up of this song and Dr. Dre‘s “Nothin’ But A G Thing.”
It’s kind of blowing my mind how many great bands are coming out of the Brooklyn area these days. At least 80% of the songs that are submitted to this blog are mediocre, but every once in a while, something really stands out. That being said, Sensual Harassment presented me with their new single “Fever” to post today, which was amazing, but I chose to post their equally amazing track “Daddy Long Legs,” which came out a few months back. These guys kind of have it figured out. Release a couple of singles, see what catches, and then release a record when the time comes. Their bio describes “Daddy Long Legs” as “combining grimy Moroder arpeggiators with the the throbbing funk and aggression of Afrika Bambaataa” and they couldn’t be more spot on. There’s something about this song, whether it’s the Justice-esque keyboard parts, or the straight up dance party vibe this song has, these guys are a a band to keep an eye on this year.
RIYL: Wolf Gang, G.L.O.V.E.S.