Posts by: Kyle Pacynski

Fuck Buttons – The Red Wing

Bristol, England’s Fuck Buttons have finally released their first album in almost five years. The whacked out electronic duo create drone-y, experimental music along the lines of Tobacco. While the live show may not be something to gawk at (trust me, it’s not), it does make for some good, fun, and generally strange dance music. If they’re playing a festival you’re going to, check ‘em out. If not for the music then for the people watching. Check out their track “The Red Wing” off their new album Slow Focus below. Read More…

Forest Swords – The Weight of Gold

British music producer Matthew Barnes, better known as Forest Swords, makes the kind of downtempo electronic music that you can get lost in for hours. With ambient textures and creative rhythm sections, the music is a very cool mix of post rock and electronic. His choppy, computerized vocals soar and gently carry you from the beginning of the song to the end. Though typically slow to build, it is the peaks and troughs of his music that create such emotionality and expression. Check out the first single off of his debut full-length Engravings (out August 26th) below. Read More…

The Skins – Killer

Have you heard of The Skins yet? They’re a prepubescent funk(ish) band taking the viral airwaves by storm and doing it quickly. The Brooklyn-based five-piece make fun, poppy, groove-based rock music that you may have to actively stop yourself from dancing to. The kicker? They’re in high school. Hell, the drummer isn’t even there yet. He’s still in middle school. While the shock value of young musicians may have declined over the past few years, there is still something to be said about a bunch of teens who clearly understand rock and funk and didn’t start a One Direction cover band. Check out a live take of their track “Killer” below. Read More…

San Fermin – Sonsick

When Brooklyn composer and score writer Ellis Ludwig-Leone, now known as San Fermin, graduated from the Yale College of Music, it took him six weeks to write and record an album. The album is (as Ludwig-Leone puts it) “a pastiche of post rock, chamber pop, and contemporary classical composition.” What resulted is an energetic and thoughtful amalgamation of top indie rock bands. Though a very creative and well-arranged album, it ends up sounding a lot like Dirty Projectors with some Lana Del Rey vibes thrown in. Either way, it’s a great listen. Check out the first single off the self-titled album (out September 17th) below.

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The Basement – 7/18/13

Hey all. Thanks for tuning in to The Basement this week and thanks to Life Remaining for coming in and hanging out with us. Here’s tonight’s playlist:

Me & My Friends – Morning Sun

Tone & Niche – In Good Time

The Class Acts – Functions

Life Remaining – Memo

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A Great Big Pile of Leaves – Pet Mouse

Brooklyn’s A Great Big Pile of Leaves are back with their second full-length album You’re Always On My Mind. Though not as catchy as their previous efforts, the new album continues to showcase the band’s creative guitar work, intricate drum lines, and nostalgic lyrics that we love so much. AGBPOL continue with the “one high, one low” style of vocals, but seem to have perfected the art of when and for how long. If you like upbeat, happy rock songs with a little bit of style and originality to them, then AGBPOL is just for you. Check out the single “Pet Mouse” off their new album You’re Always On My Mind below, and then go check out their back catalog. Read More…

Jamaican Queens – Kids Get Away

Michigan’s own Jamaican Queens could be one of the biggest things to come out of Detroit since Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Jr. With a unique mix of indie and electronic elements, JQ comes across as a blending of Hot Chip and dubstep. Their music is a pretty good representation of just how weird these fellas are, and if you’re really interested, check out the website (it’ll throw you for a loop). With their self-titled album being the first release in what will hopefully be a long career, the band has nowhere to go but up. Check out the video for the track “Kids Get Away” from their self-titled album below. Read More…

Hidden In Plain View – Garden Statement

The now defunct pop-punk/screamo band Hidden In Plain View were one of New Jersey’s biggest pride and joys. The instability of the band caused them to release three EPs and one full-length, all on different labels, and eventually led to their split in 2007. It was the clean and consistent harder edge to their pop-punk style that set them apart from most. With dual vocals and a great rhythm section, they had what it takes to make it big. Check out the track “Garden Statement” off their 2005 album Life In Dreaming below (sorry for the lame video). Read More…

Ludo – Love Me Dead

Oh sweet, sweet youth. Remember this song? St. Louis’ Ludo had our hearts rocking and angst raging with this track released in 2008. If you’re crossed or heart broken, just sit back and let Ludo do your thinking for you. Not to mention a very entertaining accompanying music video. Listen to the track below, and be sure to check out their latest 2010 release Prepare the Preparations. Read More…

The Basement – 7/4/13

Thanks all for tuning in and happy 4th of July! Here’s tonight’s playlist:

Simien the Whale – Keep On Marching

Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys – Tied Down to You

Patchwork – Boring Song

Wavvy Hands – Ceramics

Amateur Anthropologist – You Say That I’m Selfish (Yeah, I Know)

The Fencemen – Rented Rooms

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