Brothers Griin is not a Flaming Lips side project; it’s a high octane dance party consistently evolving into beat-driven hooks by two dudes who just happen to be in the Flaming Lips…they also happen to add a bunch of their friends to the mix on their debut Joy City. And, to be honest, Nick’s been a friend of the site since the early days of Colourmusic! This track relies upon the hook thrown in from Abbey of Chair Model, adding this angelic coating of sweetness to the thumping of the work put down by the duo. Brothers Griin are a reminder we can still throw down and have a blast together (with masks and 6ft!). Look for their debut Joy City via Graveface on May 2nd.
We gotta start off our week looking back at last week. We’ve got 19 great songs to enjoy on your end of things, including a tune from Quivers who shared with us a delicious pudding recipe, plus talked about their latest LP Golden Doubt. Some tunes from friends like Lachlan Denton, Geoffrey O’ Connor and Colourmusic popping up too, so you really can’t go wrong by just spending your morning withs one easy listening on a Monday. Click the link, and if you find something you love, go back and check out last week!
Honestly, there’s no one really crafting music like our friends in Colourmusic. They’re building these pop songs structured around noise elements, filled with layers and obscured vocals, almost like a primal, cavernous celebration. Their latest single is exactly on par, though it comes with the announcement of the band’s newest record, Thank Goodness Hell is Easy to Get Into, which will come out later this year via Resonant Cult. Listen through below and you’ll find yourself indulging in the band’s hypnotic nature, built on this bubbling brooding bass, while the vocals echo disturbingly throughout the song’s duration. Nobody does it quite like this.
Everyone always be trying to wrap up the week with their “Week in Music,” but we’re a little lazier, plus we figured you wanted to slow start your Monday, so why not do it by checking out what we were jamming to last week. So, we’ve put all the singles, plus a few other things we were loving in the mix. That way, you can sit back and just enjoy a fun playlist…and if you weren’t in on it, jump back and see what we had to say. Or don’t. Either way, you can now start your day with this hip playlist. We kick it off with the latest from Los Esplifs, who drop their Estraik Back LP tomorrow for 4/20.
To be real honest, my friendship with Colourmusic members goes way way back, all the way into the late 90s, long before I ever considered dabbling in telling folks I cared about music. Through the years, they’ve added members, crafted brilliant noise, lost members, belted out sheer noise rock, and ultimately, refusing to succumb to the expectations of the indie rock cognoscenti. What I love about this new tune, coming with the album announcement, is that all their various influences and pasts seem to be colliding into one unique sound. The vocals have this cavernous feel, perfect for the sonic exploration that courses through the veins of the tune; you’ll hear this pulsating rhythm section bouncing and snapping to attention, but its buried beneath a wash of atmospherics. It’s great to know where they’ve been and to see the steps that led to this current recipe; they’ll release their new record Thank Goodness Hell is Easy to Get Into later this year!
We’ve been longtime followers of Oklahoma outfit Colourmusic, and we’re always grateful when they drop something new into the world. They just dropped their Pool Party EP, and I think its a perfect collection of tunes, offering up the perfect balance between their noisier experimental moves and their traditional quirky pop tendencies. The title track, which we’ve got below, has this sort of slinky bob and weave, with singer Ryan howling through the drum and tambourine stomp. I’ve been really enjoying listening to “Pink Moon” quite a bit too, but you know I’m a sucker for a good pop feel. For me, the band are still experimenting with sound, which warrants an award all its own…but you could just stream the new EP too!
Yet another SXSW is in the books and it’s time for the ATH crew to reminisce a little and offer some highlight from the week behind us. I think we’ve had enough time now to take a few deep breaths, collect our thoughts, and delve through tons of notes and photos. As we’ve done in the past, we’ll offer up awards to bands, venues and events worthy of such praise. It will be glorious. Hit the jump for a full recap with photos.
Our friends Colourmusic have a new album dropping soon that we know you’re going to love, and the singles previewing the LP should confirm our anticipation. You’ve already heard new track “Horse Race” a couple of weeks ago and now we have this driving tune “Dreamgirl 82” for your awaiting ears. I’ve personally had my hands on this one for awhile and it’s already up to something like 50+ plays in my iTunes. I suggest you give the song a listen, making sure you hang out for one of the most epic beat drops in the history of music around the 2:18 mark. Don’t skip ahead to it you assholes! Listen to this one from start to finish and revel in all it’s psyched out, dark pop glory.
New album, May You Merry Rich, comes your way April 8th on Memphis Industries.
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We’ve been sitting quietly on the excellent new Colourmusic album, waiting for the group to unleash one of their singles on the masses. Finally that day has come, and I think you’ll be pleased with the bands maturity over the years. Over time the band have moved from an oddball folk outfit to a noise barrage to, well, this; it’s the best of both worlds. There’s an underlying darkness, but the vocals of singer Hendrix still have a smooth delivery that allows for the band’s penchant for melody to shine through. It’s an intoxicating mix of noise and beauty, all of which will be found on the group’s new album, May You Marry Rich, due in April via Memphis Industries.
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So it’s been said already that the festival has wrapped up and we’re all trying to recover as best we can back at work Monday. It was a fun and exhausting week full of incredible music, tons of booze, and many an old friend. We’re each taking a look back at our week in free live music with some recaps and now it’s my turn. Follow the jump for more.