The funk is back! In a world where Daft Punk, Pharrell, and Mark Ronson can rule the pop charts, Rentenbacher’s Funkestra bring their own unique brand of UK funk to the masses with their album Dr. Hypenstein, which is at radio now via Wooden Hat.
Check out this Captain Autumn blog post to read more about the album.
In the opening seconds of her leading track “Strange Hellos”, Mackenzie Scott’s raw voice scratches out into the emptiness around her - stark naked without the accompaniment of any instruments. All we can hear is the defeat in her words and the subtle clicking of a ticking clock.
Then BAMMM- full-throttle guitar courtesy of Portishead’s Adrian Utley, and Scott’s not holding back any longer. The forest fire of her bitterness keeps in tempo of the thrashing like growling flames and we are sold- she was wronged, but this alienation has strengthened her and rewarded her with apathy for thinking otherwise.
These themes of alienation and apathy sing the same tone of the genre coined for it: Grunge.
In her line, “What is mine is not really yours / but I hope you find what you’re looking for”, I hear Bob Dylan’s “Most Likely You’ll Go Your Way and I’ll Go Mine.” At times, between guitar and vocal-freak outs, she has this simple frank way about her that reminds me of the similar unhappy but realistic endings for Dylan’s diddly.
Maybe not at all in the same true-blue plain way like Dylan does, but the sediment is dead-on and there. Except there’s this grungy twist like “You hurt Dylan-heavy but I’m going to come with the intensity and sound of Hole’s Courtney Love”.
Don’t believe me? Fiiiine. Whatever. Head over to Pitchfork when you want to be proven wrong - the article supports the idea that Torres’ new album is going to be EPIC and most importantly, they provide “Strange Hellos” as the streaming evidence.
Sprinter drops May 5 in the U.S. and May 18 in the UK/Europe via Partisan.
The comparisons between decker. and Bob Dylan are popping up all over the internet these days… For verification, see Guitar World’s commentary below:
"Patsy is bookended (save for a quick intro) by “O.D.B.” and “Ol Dirty Revival,” two themed tracks that lean gospel revival over psychedelic guitar folk. Musical outliers here, in a way similar to Dylan’s “Positively 4th Street,” they fit decker.’s vision of people betrayed by the outer, unknown dwellers of their social, artistic and professional circles.”
Check out the rest of the article and decker.’s streaming track “O.D.B.” by clicking here.
"O.D.B." is already laying down some rotation at radio and the full album Patsy will be available 2/17 on Mescal Porch.
Don’t miss tonight’s episode of Backstrom on FOX! Intended Immigration’s “Mon Gateau” will be featured! You can also hear the track on the band’s new album, Una Cartina, out now via Wooden Hat Records!
KNTRLR has a new music video out for their single “XXX” and it is out of this world. This video has it all: aliens, spaceships, explosions, and sex–with a great soundtrack to boot. Check out the feature on Entertainment Weekly here!
What are you waiting for?
Now’s the time to put in your pre-orders over at Late Night Tales for the latest compilation set to release 3/2, featuring selections by none other than one of our favorites- Jon Hopkins as well as Four Tet, Darkstar, and Holy Other.
To download, stream, or get more info on the releases below, visit www.distillerpromo.com.
Chimurenga Renaissance - Kudada Nekuva Munhu Mutema (Brick Lane)
Diamond Rugs - “Voodoo Doll” (Sycamore/Thirty Tigers)
Future Brown - “Room 302 (Feat. Tink)” (Warp)
Two Gallants - We Are Undone (ATO)
Carmen Rizzo - Illumanado (Electrofone)
Lemaitre just released a new official music video for a remixed version of their song “Wait” by Nebbra.
This song plus five other reworked versions of Lemaitre’s original songs can be found on Singularity Remixed EP out now on Astralwerks.
Check it out above.
T Bird and the Breaks play live on KUTX in less than an hour! Hear the band playing a few tracks from their new album, Harmonizm, at 1pm CST (2pm EST, and 11am PST)! The record is at radio now and out via Natch’l Boogie Music!
Larry Fitzmaurice, The Fader reviewer, notes:
“‘The Headless Boy’ is from their new one, Picture You, and it showcases the band’s even gentler side—these guys are the type to turn a nine-minute freakout into a down comforter—with spindly, isolated acoustic guitar and warm vocals that’ll hit hard for anyone currently thirsting for a new Fleet Foxes album. Guilty as charged.”
Reading up that The Amazing landed the 3rd slot of The Fader’s “7 Songs You Need in Your Life” feature segment, only adds fuel to our prediction that Picture You overall will be a massive success. The full-length releases 2/17 via Partisan Records and hits radio on 2/17!