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Fav Tracks, Post-Punk, Videos

Coachella Find: Savages

No Comments 10 April 2013

I like to prepare for music festivals by giving every artist a listen.  The great thing about is there are so many artists of all genres that I always come across something I’ve missed.  There are a lot of acts I’m looking forward to that don’t need any coverage: , , , , , , etc.  This is dedicated to those sweet finds that I’m now looking forward to with equal fervor.  See you in the desert.

don’t quite count as a Coachella Find, but since it’s taken me until now to write about them, we’ll let it slide.   As soon as this all female quartet released their debut single “Flying to Berlin” / “Husbands” every blog from here to Pitchfork was all over them, and for good reason. The post-punk group has been heavily likened to Joy Division not only for their sound but approach and general outlook on life and music. See the statement released with the debut single: “For Savages the intention was to create a sound, indestructible and musically solid, written for the stage, designed with enough nuances to provide a wide range of emotions. The songs aim to remind us that human beings haven’t evolved so much, that music can still be straight to the point, efficient and exciting.” Not much else to say. Listen to their newest track from their May 7th Matador release Silence Yourself and check out “Husbands” HERE. It’s loud, passionate, and musical, I’m in.

Fav Tracks, Indie Rock, New Artists

Coachella Find: Little Green Cars

No Comments 09 April 2013

I like to prepare for music festivals by giving every artist a listen.  The great thing about is there are so many artists of all genres that I always come across something I’ve missed.  There are a lot of acts I’m looking forward to that don’t need any coverage: , , , , , , etc.  This is dedicated to those sweet finds that I’m now looking forward to with equal fervor.  See you in the desert.

is an Dublin rock band that’s markedly tough to categorize much further.  Strong influences of folk and Americana can be immediately heard, but there’s more to the five piece.  Slick guitar riffs are heard interspersed within post-punk chugging all the while 3+ part harmonies triumph over as if their songs were written specifically for outdoor venues like Coachella–listening to “Angel Owl” as I type.  Basically listen if you like bands with guitars, vocals, and drums.  I do so I’m looking forward to their set.  Check out the two tracks from their The John Wayne EP below.

Little Green Cars – “The John Wayne”
Little Green Cars – “Witching Hour”

Electronic, Fav Tracks, New Artists

Coachella Find: Unicorn Kid

2 Comments 08 April 2013

UPDATE 4/9/13: Unicorn Kid has canceled his appearance…like a month ago.  I should check Twitter more often, or ever.  Still a great find and great artist.

I like to prepare for music festivals by giving every artist a listen.  The great thing about Coachella is there are so many artists of all genres that I always come across something I’ve missed.  There are a lot of acts I’m looking forward to that don’t need any coverage: , , , , , , etc.  This is dedicated to those sweet finds that I’m now looking forward to with equal fervor.  See you in the desert.

I will find myself a bit out of my element for this one.  Unicorn Kid is straight up rave.  The 21 year old Scot makes chippy electronic dance music with all the passion of house music.  I was hooked the first time I heard “Pure Space”.  Something about his unique choice of synth voices gets inside my head and destroys any shred of sadness not to mention it also makes me feel like I’m inside an awesome NES game.  I will be at Unicorn Kid, I will be dancing, I will be happy.  Check out some choice notes below from the Kid of Unicorn.

Unicorn Kid – “Pure Space”

Unicorn Kid – “Chrome Lion”


Fav Tracks, Indie Rock

Local Natives – “You & I”

No Comments 25 January 2013

With just 4 days until their new record Hummingbird releases,  gives a free download of the first track off the album “You & I”.  The guys show they can really do no wrong.  Good stuff.  On top of that they are a part of the star-studded  lineup that was just announced yesterday.

Local Natives – “You & I”

Fav Tracks, Indie Rock

Local Natives – “Heavy Feet”

No Comments 03 January 2013

If you follow us you know we love us some .  Well we are getting really amped up over the 2013 album Hummingbird which is due out at the end of this month.  “Breakers” was fantastic, and now we have our second studio release with “Heavy Feet”.  Both tracks possess their signature one-two of powerful harmonies layered over a fury of percussion and feel like older, slightly more mature siblings of the songs.  We’re quite stoked, enjoy.

Local Natives – “Heavy Feet”

Fav Tracks, Remix

Local Natives – “Breakers (Superhumanoids Remix)”

No Comments 27 December 2012

Two of my favorite LA indie rock groups combine on this Fav Track.  StB’s new fav remix our old flame new single “Breakers” creating an electronic mirage of pure bliss.  Local Natives’ Hummingbird is due out January 28th.

Local Natives – “Breakers (Superhumanoids Remix)”

Fav Tracks, Indie Rock

Local Natives – “Breakers”

No Comments 19 October 2012

Thank your respective greater beings, are back. The song “Breakers” above is the first taste from the band’s second LP Hummingbird due out physically January 28th, 2013 and digitally October 23rd. On the song the now quartet–after the departure of bassist Andy Hamm last year–show off their typically strong vocal collaborations over the beautiful drum and clap driven composition. It’s also notable (and exciting) that the album was co-produced by ’s Aaron Dressner in addition to being recorded in his backyard studio in Brooklyn.

Videos

Local Natives – “Who Knows Who Cares (Live)”

No Comments 10 February 2011

Little needs to be said about this amazing video.  La Blogotheque‘s video series “The Take Away Shows” sets amidst Paris’s Palais Royal for a breathtaking acoustic performance of one of StB’s favorites “Who Knows Who Cares”.

Albums, Indie Rock, Reviews

Local Natives – Gorilla Manor

No Comments 28 July 2010

Album Review

Rating: 7.25/10

Combine the clearness of Fleet Foxes, the afro-beats from Dodos and the cleverness of Pinback.  Add a healthy dose of energy and you’re listening to the .

From LA, they display none of the arrogance you might expect, and provide a surprising amount of little-guy understanding.  Earlier this year they dropped their first full length to the US, , after releasing the same album to impressive reviews in the UK.

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Reviews, Shows

Pitchfork Music Festival 2010

1 Comment 23 July 2010

Show Review

Your friends here at slapthebass were able to break away from their demanding social schedules to attend the 2010 .  Held annually in Chicago’s Union Park, Pitchfork is known for consistently bringing stellar artists of all genres.  Due to overlapping schedules of so many great acts in a short three day timeframe, decisions had to be made.  Here is what we saw.

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