Here’s a tasty treat that landed in my inbox and very much appealed to my latent electronica/trip hop sensibilities. Say hello to LA-based Hyperstory, the musical identity of Los Angeles based musician C. Scott Blevins. Due out November 10, his self-titled album oozes ambient beats and textures reminiscent of Gorillaz.
As many of you who read this blog already know, I’m mostly indie rock girl but I do dabble in a little indie pop/electronica from time to time. I am attracted to that Euro/ambient/dub pop/downtempo groove. However, it’s the rare album in this genre that can hold my interest all the way through. Which is why you won’t find many (if any) electro/pop albums on my top 20 list for 2008.
But there were many great songs of this variety that stood out to me this year. And here is a compilation of some of those tracks that moved me. I love listening to this mix and hope you will too. Enjoy!
It’s electronica day! I was excited to find this exclusive stream of the new Nightmares on Wax track, 195lbs, on RCRD LBL today. The track is from their yet to be released album, ‘Thought so…’, which is scheduled to drop August 25.
I pretty much own every NOW album and look forward to adding this one to my collection as well. They consistently produce the kind of electronica music I’m so fond of – the downtempo, trip-hop variety.
Hey, look! More psychedelic sounds from the ‘Black’ band contingent. This one in the form of the otherworldly, electronica variety – á la Air and Octopus Project. My music friend Noah turned me on to their 2007 release, Dandelion Gum, last year. I like it a lot and find myself gravitating toward this kind of ambient, ethereal music in the wee hours.
BMSW will be releasing their new album, Drippers, in September. You can pre-order a limited edition scratch-n-sniff version of the CD or 10″ here. Check out the track Happy Melted City from their forthcoming release or download Bonus Drippers for free now – which is a bunch of old, unreleased songs.
Here’s their creepy video for the Dandelion Gum album track, Sun Lips.
Former Simian vocalist, Simon Lord, has a new band – The Black Ghosts – and a self-titled debut album to be released July 7. This is the new video for their catchy track ‘Repetition Kills You’. Chalk one up to 80s synth pop!