Beach House: Beach House
Beach House s/t debut, originally released in 2006, felt like a personal secret. With zero expectations, strategy, or plans of the future, Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand laid nine tracks to tape over a short span in Baltimore City. The outcome was something extremely intimate and real.
Ponytail: Do Whatever You Want All The Time
Two years after the beloved LP Ice Scream Spiritual, PONYTAIL return with DO WHATEVER YOU WANT ALL THE TIME, the album named after some free-association-banter Molly slang during last summer’s Baltimore Music Festival Whartscape.
Like Ice Cream Spiritual the energy of Ponytail is still alive and full throttle, but on DO WHATEVER YOU WANT ALL THE TIME there is a more sophisticated and experimental approach of the song. This is complex-intellectual pop. It’s their most phenomenal album thus far, and I’m not just saying that because I funded this hot piece.
Indian Jewelry: Totaled
Woozy, heart-pounding and subject to double-vision, TOTALED is more than a record for people doing poppers. It’s an all-in album, an unsprung clock, and it moves sideways in time.? In it is the swamp electro of 2003's We Are The Wild Beast, the nightmare throb of 2005's Invasive Exotics, and the sonic angel dream of 2008's Free Gold.? It's a crash course in sound + vision.
The record was written and recorded in 2009 in Houston, Texas and Los Angeles, California by Erika Thrasher and Tex Kerschen.? TOTALED is the sum of hundreds of shows on the road, hundreds of hours under headphones, and the countless songs they've already written together.? These are songs like iced tongues.? Songs for the love hole, mind hole, sink hole, worm hole.? This is an encounter with the true and the truly fucked up.
Ponytail: Ice Cream Spiritual
PONYTAIL'S "ICE CREAM SPIRITUAL" is full contact aerobics. Its a hedonistic whirlwind for your ears and body. It is double guitar bliss, a drummer drumming to the edge of his skills, and an unconventional front woman erupting with charisma. "ICE CREAM SPIRITUAL" is the exorcism your stiff loins have been waiting for.
Yeasayer: All Hour Cymbals
Over a year ago we were a mere village, five strong. Laborers without the finance to yet construct the citadel, we worked hard, and worked by hand and mouth to spread the word. We made friends who helped us along the way, who told their friends, who turned and told friends, family, and possibly enemies. It was this chain of mouth to mouth and hard work over an expanse of time that led us to this gift of sound spectacular in 180 GRAM LP format.
Though the timing is not perfect in the sense of traveling and performing with merchandise, I promise our friends are thirsty for this artifact. In every village and town people ask for "ALL HOUR CYMBALS" on LP, in fact, they demand it's existence.
Indian Jewelry: Free Gold!
It may have been a while since you last heard from INDIAN JEWELRY.
In 2006, several members of the INDIAN JEWELRY songwriting and performance team found the bitch of fame licking them on the hand. Blinded by vanity, easy fame, self love, and the internet, they went into an early retirement.
For the last two years they have holed up between a private compound in Humboldt Park, Chicago and a private residence in Houston, Texas. There they put a light to the holes in their shoes and set to work on a perfect vision of the future.
In this time many people have attempted to wear their clothes and walk their dogs. Stop! These dogs can walk themselves.
Keep your ears open for the dulcet thunder. FREE GOLD! is just a key. A key to a perfect vision of the future. This vision is known by many names. Dog Cult. Many-headed persons. Blockhead.
FREE GOLD! was made to show you simple thing. You have the power! It is in your hand and it is within your reach.
You don’t have to walk alone. INDIAN JEWELRY was gone, but now they’re coming back and there’s going to be a bloodbath.
FREE GOLD aka 120 KILOGRAMMS OF GOLD AND 10 KG OF DIAMONDAVAILABLE SOON from WE ARE FREE group.