Again, the end of the year brings to your attention a lot of great hits, and I was lucky to catch this on the ever changing line-up that is Burger Records. Corners are this sort of synth-glam-post-punk phenomenon coming out of that LA place, and what they’re creating is really something. There’s a bit of hipness to it, but there’s also this vibe that they could really give a fuck…making for a great listen. Their LP Maxed Out on Distractions is out now courtesy of the above mentioned folks, as well as Lolipop Records. The jam below is the one I keep gravitating towards the mostest.
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Tuesday’s always bring new music to our inbox, and one the songs I immediately latched onto was this tune from Michael Rault. There’s two tracks below for you to jam to, both offering a nice bit of subdued glamour pop. You can hear hints of Ty Segall inspired songwriting in what Rault and his band have completed, though it’s spun in an entirely different direction, focusing more on the perfect arrangement of pop structures. This single is a release sponsored by Burger Records in anticipation of a full length to come your way in 2015.
When you get an email about a new act on Burger Records, you generally know what to expect from the label…that is until you hear the work of Cotillon. It’s this dreamy little bit of bedroom pop, akin to the work of early Captured Tracks acts. The LA act worked with JR from Girls, so you can count on the production quality to be successful when the band release their full album. Personally, I love the way the song slowly fades out over about a minute, growing softer and softer until you can no longer hear it. Look for the group’s self-titled album to come out on January 26th.
I’ve got some tunes from the Memories; I like the band well enough, I just feel like they could do a bit more. But, it looks like that time has finally come, as the band are readying a new album that’s been worked over by Sonny Smith, who I trust above many others. There’s already a subtle R&B production to the tune, while the band maintains their approach to brevity in their songwriting; it sort of reminds me of Girls early on…you know, when that band meant something. Look for the band’s new LP Hot Afternoon next month from Burger Records.
Last year, we wrote about Tel Aviv’s Vaadat Charigim quite a bit; they were just releasing their debut album for Burger Records. They’re back now with a 7″ they’ll be releasing with local Austin label Reverberation Appreciation Society, as they prep for a new LP in 2015. This first track is this trembling swell of psychedelia, moving in and out of your stream of consciousness. It opens quietly, building momentum for the band’s entrance just around the minute mark. You’ll find that the song definitely has peaks and valleys, rising and falling here over the song’s 9 minute sprawl. I appreciate that; I like a good non-run of the mill psych track.
RayRay and I both spent (spend) a lot of our times surrounded by Spanish influenced tunes (thus our love for Juanes), so it would be shameful if we weren’t into the work of AJ Davila. He’s probably best known for his work with his friends from Puerto Rico, Davila 666, but he’s been stepping out on his own for quite some time; I caught two sets by him at this years SXSW. His new project, AJD y Terror Amor is releasing Beibi via Burger Records on November 4th, but they’ll also have a compilation for D. 666 titled Pocos Anos, Muchos Danos, collecting the group’s singles together. You can rock to a few tracks from each release below my friends.
As you know, we’ve long been supporters of Grape St., the band fronted by Curtis O’Mara of Harlem. We love them so much we put out their first LP, A Date With You. But, like all good things, they must come to an end, which is why the band is moving up to release their next LP with the folks over at Burger Records. If you’ve watched the band live, you’ve probably heard “Wallpaper;” it’s been a huge staple in their live sets. They’re going to be taking that live set to the West Coast in a few weeks, bringing with them a tour only cassette with the below tune; it’ll also be featured on their next LP, which is slated for a release later in the year. Come on, this tune’s just so good. Jam it loud.
You ever discover one of those tracks that makes you go “what the fuck?” “What is this?” Yet, then you realize you’ve played the track a dozen times and now your stuck? That’s precisely what I got from this coffee shop haunt of a tune from Tomorrow’s Tulips. There’s minimal percussion, quieted guitar bits, and this deep croon that weaves its way throughout the song. It’s really a song that pulls you in emotionally; it’s like watching a train wreck, yet you can’t pull your eyes away…making this quite a remarkable number. You’ll be able to find this tune on their new album, When, which is being released by Burger Records on October 7th.