FLYING LOTUS – DO THE ASTRAL PLANE
Hindsight is often a wonderful thing. Most of the time, however, it’s something that will attack you in the dark of night, asking you why you decided not to go to the Battles gig a bit earlier to ensure you’d see more of Flying Lotus’ support set. bringing up a lot of personal demons, FlyLo is giving away this outrageously funky track, slowly cementing his place as one of the most important men in the future of music. He’s also moving into ‘apps’ as well, so if you’ve got an iPhone get your hands on his take of augmented reality at his website below.
[download from NME] [app site]
NEU MAGAZINE PODCAST
The internet has a lot of websites, and a fairly significant proportion of them are dedicated to music. Neu Magazine is one of those websites, and it’s pretty amazing if you’re the kind of person who’s interested in getting a heads-up on some of the best new music about. They’ve started putting out a podcast, which is better than pretty much anything else you’re likely to squeeze onto your iPod. Featuring (in the website’s words) ‘Talk Normal! Best Coast’s Cat! The Younger Lovers! The Barbaras! Girls Names! Prize Pets! Brilliant Colors! Active Child Vs Kisses!’, it’s amazing.
[download neu podcast]
STUNTS – FELT
“Stunts play with the sound of The Crystals and 60’s power-pop. Most importantly, they sound like they’ve had a good time recording, filling their songs with dirty, speedy chatter of noise. If you can imagine The Pains of being Pure at Heart raised on My Bloody Valentine instead of bands from C86, you’re not far wrong.”
[download from neu]
After absolutely ripping up Manchester, they’re continuing their UK tour by getting the fans hyped about their next release. After performing on 6music, the internet was quick to jump on the band’s tracks, including a cover of The Fall and a completely new track Helicopter. If you’re a fan of ripped tracks from radio shows, then this is your dream ticket
[download from jp’s blog]