Indian Jewelry: "Free Gold!"
Genghis Tron: Board Up The House Remixes, Vol. 2
Child Abuse: Child Abuse
AIDS Wolf: Cities Of Glass
Child Abuse: Cut and Run
In their five years of existence, Child Abuse have become much more than a (shocking) name. The legendary NY trio has fused elements of Noise, Death Metal, Free Jazz, and Grind (among other things) to for something entirely their own. On their 2nd full-length and 3rd Lovepump release, Child Abuse has reached the apex of weird: Cut And Run is a monument of bizarre brutality.
Pictureplane: Dark Rift
Grimy synths, broken beats, and bucolic vocals collide somewhere between early 90s house music and the gnarly soundscapes of Black Dice to forge a sound that's wholly unique and endlessly exciting. It's exceedlingly rare to find dance music that transcends the cold and robotic, but on Dark Rift Pictureplane does just that: churning out intricate electronic jams out of his Denver bedroom. It feels at once personal and cosmically expansive. In Pictureplane's own words: "once every 26,000 years our planet crosses through the eliptical plane at the center of our galaxy known as the dark rift. the songs on dark rift lyrically deal with humanity entering a new age or next phase of our existence..." The dance-floor and universe await Dark Rift.
Deradoorian / Albert McCloud: Deradoorian / Albert McCloud
Lovepump United is proud to start of 2011 with a stunning split 7" from two bold, young female artists:
Elisabeth Wood is Albert McCloud. Her offering for this split 7" is a tribute to the stars called "Planetarium 2010." It's a somewhat implausible sounding Afro-Cuban-grooved choral arrangement of a tune originally conceived by Bruno Adams (1963-2009), and features a Sacramento, CA area community choir, ages 15-50, as well as a rhythm section plucked out of the Folsom High School jazz program. Although Wood has more or less called Berlin home since 2003, she's now in the early stages of working with a band in Seattle on a new album.
Deradoorian's contribution is the beautifully raw "Marichka." Produced by Angel Deradoorian and Dave Portner, the song is the first glimpse of new material since 2009's Mind Raft EP.
HEALTH: Die Slow
Two years after releasing the revered noise/dance record HEALTH//DISCO, HEALTH return to the remix realm with DISCO2, morphing 2009's GET COLOR into an electronic masterpiece. Curated and produced by HEALTH, DISCO2 features the epic noise jams of GET COLOR remixed by electronic luminaries Tobacco, Crystal Castles, Salem, Javelin, and Gold Panda (among others), and leads off with the killer new HEALTH single "USA BOYS", mixed by legendary producer Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode). HEALTH have turned the dancefloor filthy again. It's going to be a noisy summer.
Dynasty Handbag: foo foo yik yik
HEALTH: GET COLOR
GET COLOR is the highly-anticipated second album from Los Angeles noise-wonders HEALTH. After two solid years touring with the likes of Nine Inch Nails, Of Montreal, Crystal Castles, etc., and releasing their much-loved self-titled debut and bangin' HEALTH//DISCO remix record, the band convened in in an especially gnarly part of Lincoln Heights, L.A to record GET COLOR. The record is an exuberant proclamation of noise, rock and electronic splendor. It's a celebration of sound; pretty, harsh, soft and basked in a blanket of ethereal vocals. GET COLOR is the manifesto HEALTH have been promising since their inception. HEALTH are the band. GET COLOR is the record.