Tropical lo-fi beach pop from Real Estate’s Ducktails… latest track, the hazy, Wilson-esque, ‘Killin’ the vibe’ features vocals from Panda Bear’s Noah Lennox and is taken from the upcoming ‘Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics’ album, all set for a January 18 release on the Woodsist label. I could pretty much listen to this one all night… very very cool.
// Play // Ducktails :: Killin’ the vibe (feat Panda Bear)
Y’all know I loved Panda Bear‘s recent b-side Slow Motion… A LOT. Well, You Can Count On Me / Alsatian Darn is the latest 7″ single taken from the panda crusader’s follow up to game-changing debut, Person Pitch, released waaaay back in 2007. Pretty much had it on repeat for over an hour now… perfect!
Ridiculously excited for the first release on our new Beachtapes Label today… Give me a taste / Jonah is the debut double A-side single from San Francisco wonderkid, Fiveng… With a whole heap of summer pop gems in the bag and early comparisons to Animal Collective, Panda Bear and Washed Out, Fiveng is set to be one of the best new artists of the year … sweet!
Get your grubby mitts on a copy of Fiveng‘s debut single for FREE over here Fiveng Bandcamp
“…it’s thrilling to know there are still undiscovered talents like Ng out there, tapping that zeitgeist of wooziness in their own refreshing ways. The fact that Jonah uses nature samples, exotica percussion, heavily reverbed guitars, streaky synths, and Panda Bear-style harmonies shouldn’t come as much of a shock. That the arrangement is so accomplished, though– the song so melodic and well constructed– makes Fiveng one of those rare pleasant surprises.” (Pitchfork)
The cherry on top… here’s the excellent new video for Fiveng’s awesome Skin below… Enjoy!
* The best part – there’s a limited edition 12″ EP on the way verrrrry soon too!
For some reason I have this superstitious thing that I always do before I’m about to travel on an international flight. In the weeks leading up to the flight I usually gather around 20 to 30 tracks and a hand full of albums that I have never heard before and save them for the journey. Not just so I am entertained for the duration of the flight, but because for some reason unknown to me I usually discover something really special when the first time I hear it is on a plane. This was certainly the case a few years back when I first heard Panda Bear‘s Person Pitch album whilst on a flight over to New York. And so here we are with the latest track by the wonder that is Noah Lennox, once again resisting all urges to hear the many sneak previews flying around and saving Slow Motion for the journey…
I usually find that when a plane lands there are three types of people: firstly you have the captain and crew, calm and collected, thanking you for flying with them and wishing you well on your way; next there are the people who take off their seat belts before the plane has stopped moving, seatbelt lights still on, already grabbing their bags, stood up to join the hustle of getting off the plane as quickly as possible; finally you have the person still seated, drink and book in hand, headphones on, oblivious to what is going on around them – waiting until the walkway becomes clear before they calmly grab their bags, thank the captain and crew, and make their way to baggage where their bag is already waiting for them… I’ve always been intrigued by that third type of person, often finding myself wondering why they weren’t hustling in the isles with the rest of us.
As my flight landed this morning, sat waiting for the seat belt signs to go off I thought it the perfect time to listen to Slow Motion for the third time – After all, this was still ‘technically’ part of the flight. To say on third listen this was one of best songs I had heard since, well, the last Panda Bear record, would be an understatement. Of course I wanted to get off the plane and get to my bags before everyone else, but sometimes you can’t help but be that guy still sitting on the plane whilst everyone else runs around.
Fantastic Panda Bear-esque delights galore today from South Carolina’s latest shining star, Phillip Oskar Augstine. Releasing his debut EP Unknown Patterns earlier this year on the fantastic Bathetic label, Phillip Oskar Augustine is quickly becoming one of the most exciting artists of 2010.Feast your ears on 2 of the best below…
Play:: Phillip Oskar Augustine – Internal Combustion
Play :: Phillip Oskar Augustine – Made Me Medicine