Unkle Funkle – Supernatural

Unkle Funkle is back! well, he never really went away, his music is just so obscure it takes some serious digging to find. But now he’s back and in print and he may have just made all other music obsolete with his new single Magic Woman to be released on the forthcoming Supernatural set to hit sometime soon…ish or whenever Burger Records feels like it i guess, I pre-ordered mine. The sophomore record follows Picture of My Dick (and yes, it is exactly what you asked for, a genius genre destroying album with a picture of his dick as the album art). If you’re familiar with Gnar Tapes he’s one of the head honcho’s behind that label and you’ve probably heard his bass lines delivered on The Memories and White Fang records, and if you’re a true head then you know that he released a stripped down version of Magic Woman via his bandcamp like 3 years ago, but whatever, this shit will explode all over the dance floor, leave a sticky mess and your body will absolutely love him for it.

 

Preorder Supernatural here..And while you wait here’s some older Funkle treats to enjoy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Damaged Bug – Cold Hot Plumbs

John Dwyer’s (Thee Oh Sees) synth heavy side project (Damaged Bug) has a follow up to last years Hubba Bubba and I can not fucking wait! Its called Cold Hot Plumbs and drops June 1st on Dwyer’s Castle Face Records. The first two singles are a beautiful glimpse into the evolution of his solo electronica. Hubba Bubba was a good record but overall was too obvious a starting point unrealized. Jet In Jungle (one of two singles off the new record) proves this is no half assed thing, this is pure Dwyer energy boiled down and crystallized, this is hard wired brutal noise that penetrates, this is not to be fucked with.

check this space for a pre order link as one becomes available

Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe – “I Declare Nothing”

Anton Newcombe, Brian Jonestown Massacre ring leader and talent scout for his Berlin based record label, A Recordings Ltd has been collaborating with Toronto born singer/songwriter Tess Parks over the last year or so and has prepped a full length record, I Declare Nothing available June 29th via A Recordings Ltd.

Tess Parks is responsible for all the lyrics and when delivered through her evocatively stirring, cracked vocals, at only 24, she’s proving to be a true force. One reviewer describes her as “Patti Smith on Quaaludes”…sounds about right.

Scope the first two singles below and check this space for a pre-order link (as one becomes available) for I Declare Nothing

 

 

 

Death and Vanilla – “To Where The Wild Things Are”

 The Swedish psychedelic dream pop trio, Death and Vanilla drop their latest effort      To Where The Wild Things Are May 4th via Fire Records. Story is they recorded this whole thing with a single vintage mic…also “We found an old library record where one of the tracks was just someone playing single notes on a harpsichord and we sampled each note and built melodies from that. The notes were slightly out of tune, but we thought it sounded good anyway.” yeah…I think it sounds good too.

pre-order To Where the Wild Things Are here

 

Following videos are pulled from their 2012 s/t full length.

Thee Oh Sees – “Mutilator Defeated At Last”

Psych rock gods, Thee Oh Sees will bring us their latest effort, Mutilator Defeated At Last, May 18th via their own Castle Face Records imprint. This time around the band is featuring a revised lineup with John Dwyer (mastermind), Tim Hellman, Nick Murray, Chris Woodhouse, and Brigid Dawson with Woodhouse recording and mixing the record. Stream the title track below.

 

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – “I’m In Your Mind Fuzz”

The extremely prolific, Melbourne based, 7 piece psych outfit King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are set to release their 5th record (in 2 years), I’m In Your Mind Fuzz, on 11/11 via Castle Face Records stateside (Heavenly in Europe and Flightless in Australia).

Self-described as “completely fried theremin wielding psychopaths,” I could attempt to describe their fuzz filled fantasy myself although Jon Dwyer (Thee Oh Sees frontman and Castle Face founder) has done it best…

“this Australian beast of a band with a bear of a name and a thick herd of band members delivers many things to us on this warped song cycle – a skeleton of propulsive kraut-beat fleshed out with a liberal dose of citric sweetness, flutes and harmonicas bleeding through the mix often and welcomingly, tons of wah and a hero’s journey/Heavy Metal early 80’s fantasy sort of vibe, and many lovely left turns into psychedelic mellowing, both groovily and sometimes with just a dash of DMT dread. The whole thing is just gooey with tape manipulations, phase shifts, and saturations, but there are clearly many tasty tidbits that bubble to the top, and they’re sticky.”

yep…that about covers it.

PREORDER  I’m In Your Mind Fuzz here and check out their US tour below

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – God is Calling Me Back Home (off 2013’s Float Along – Fill Your Lungs)

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Sleepwalker (off 2014’s Oddments)

10/13 Brooklyn, NY- Baby’s All Right ^
10/14 Boston, MA – Great Scott ^
10/15 Montreal, QC- Il Motore $
10/16 Toronto, ON- The Garrison $
10/17 Cleveland, OH- Happy Dog $
10/18 Chicago, IL- Subterranean $
10/19 Buffalo, NY- Tralf Music Hall $
10/20 Baltimore, MD- Golden West $
10/21 Philadelphia, PA- North Star Bar $
10/23 Kingston, NY – BSP Lounge ^
11/04 New York, NY – Terminal 5 *

* w/ Mac DeMarco, Connan Mockasin
$ w/ White Fence
^ w/ White Fence, Juan Wauters

 

Lace Curtains – A Signed Piece of Paper

Michael Croomer (formerly of Harlem) started his side project Lace Curtains back in 2012 with the debut The Garden Of Joy And The Well Of Loneliness. If you follow Decibelity you may recall the track High Fantasy on Decibelcast Vol.5.  The follow up, A Signed Piece of Paper is prepped and ready for a release on Oct. 28th via Croomers’ own label female fantasy with a collab tape release through Burger Records.

Croomer on the title of the record and the lead single…“The title of the album comes from an old saying—‘Don’t come to Hollywood without a signed piece of paper’—from when talent scouts would go to beauty contests in places like Des Moines and tell a girl she should come to Hollywood to be a movie star. Back then, the actors were contract players for studios so the actor would come out and if they couldn’t get signed by the studio, their options were usually pretty limited and often rough. This song is about Biggie Smalls. Wilshire and Fairfax was the corner where he was shot.”

 

Lace Curtains – Wilshire and Fairfax

 

Alex G – “DSU”

Philadelphia resident, Alex G is set to release his first, physical, full length DSU via Orchid Tapes june 17th. The first pressing sold out in 11 hours and it’s understandable why. His music has weaved its way through the internets for several years now and is finally getting the physical treatment it deserves. His bleak, introspective lyrics ride gently above electronic texture and layered within lathargic guitar work. It’s masterful lo-fi weirdness. You can find his previous 11 albums in digital form at his bandcamp.

 

pre-order DSU here.  As of now the second pressing is still available but grab it quick.

 

Mac Demarco – Salad Days

Canada’s most twisted lo-fi rocker, Mac Demarco unveils his latest effort, Salad Days, April 1st via Captured Tracks. Self described as “lo-fi/slacker rock/jizz jazz”… sounds great.

pre-order Salad Days here

Mac Demarco – Passing Out Pieces

 

acoustic version of Let Her Go off forthcoming record Salad Days

My Kind Of Woman off 2012’s 2

+Tour Dates+

03-31 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom *#
04-01 Oberlin, OH – Oberlin College
04-02 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle (early and late shows) *#
04-03 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick *#
04-04 Wakefield, Quebec – Blacksheep *#
04-05 Sherbrooke, Quebec – Boquébière *#
04-06 Montreal, Quebec – Societe des Arts Technologiques *#
04-07 Cambridge, MA – Middle East (Downstairs) *#
04-09 New York, NY – Webster Hall #
04-10 Durham, NC – Duke Coffeehouse *
04-11 Atlanta, GA – The Goat Farm *
04-12 Baton Rouge, LA – Mud and Water *
04-13 Austin, TX – Mohawk (Outside Stage) *
04-14 Fort Worth, TX – Lola’s Saloon *
04-15 Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s *^
04-16 Nashville, TN – Exit/In *
04-17 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle *
04-18 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts *
04-25 New Orleans, LA – Tulane University
04-26 Yonkers, NY – Sarah Lawrence College
05-15 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
05-16 Paris, France – Trabendo
05-17 Nantes, France – Stereolux
05-18 Brussels, Belgium – Nuits Botanique at Botanical Cultural Center
05-19 Brighton, England – The Old Market
05-20 Glasgow, Scotland – Mono
05-21 Manchester, England – Sound Control
05-22 London, England – Koko
05-23 Cologne, Germany – Electronic Beats – E Werks
05-24 Berlin, Germany – Bi Nuu
06-20-21 Toronto, Ontario – NXNE

* with Juan Wauters
# with Amen Dunes
^ with Dent May

Angel Olsen – “Burn Your Fire For No Witness”

Chicago based singer/songwriter Angel Olsen has readied her sophomore full length, Burn Your Fire For No Witness, for a February 18th release via jagjaguwar.

This time around she steps into the studio with producer John Congleton (The Walkmen, Modest Mouse, Okkervil River) and a full band. “The first two albums I did on my own, or with people that I knew, I was afraid that in going from something really raw to something professionally produced, I would end up too crisp or calculated. So, with John Congleton, I was really specific about everything that I wanted to hear.” With this transition she has elevated her fervid whispers into a much more assertive wail. These songs openly carry bold, heavy emotion which is expected being familiar with her previous efforts but with Burn Your Fire they seem to project a more matured assurance.

purchase the record here

 Angel Olsen – HI-FIVE

Angel Olsen – Unfucktheworld

 

director Zia Anger on her music video (below) for Forgiven/Forgotten shot in Asheville, NC.

“I traveled to Asheville with a couple rolls of 16mm film and a Bolex camera. The only idea Angel and I had decided on was that she should be given a chance to act – to perform in a way most people have never seen her perform. Upon arriving I was immediately struck by the beautiful and unruly area of Malvern Hills. Suburbia had never spoken to me like that before. Our idea morphed into a suburban fantasy just as lawless as its backdrop. It is complete with a ‘Freaks and Geeks’-inspired lovers quarrel that ends with the male character physically being hand-scratched out of the film.” 

— Zia Anger