As a tangential follow-up to the last post about a music video staring Ray Wise, here’s my favorite recent discovery: Twin Peaks. They are a bunch of young guys making hazy rock like a humid blast of summer…something perfect for the dwindling days of winter. There are touches of Supergrass, Wavves and lot of noisy Chicago classics. “Stand In The Sand” definitely gives reason to keep an eye on these guys for more releases.
Hell, they’ve already got an appearance under their belt on Chicago’s venerable public access, indie kids dance party Chic-a-go-go. That’s a high mark to me.
They’re playing The Hideout’s Annual SXSW sendoff party Saturday March 9th before heading down to Austin. Also playing: Judson Claiborne, The Congregation, Scott Lucas & The Married Men, The Waco Brothers, Frontier, Summer Girlfriends, Mahogany, Outer Minds, The Hood Internet. Starts at 3:30, tickets are $10.
Man, I miss The Hideout. What a near-perfect Chicago venue…behind The Empty Bottle, of course. Enough Chicago nostsalgia, you can find a list of Twin Peaks’s SXSW gigs here.
If this were possible, I would say this could qualify as 4:35 seconds of an Off The Air episode on video games. A million unlicensed clips, so it’d be terrible for broadcast…but the video still blew my brains apart. Lots of datamoshing, iconic video game imagery & aggressive wildlife all add up to a charmingly delusional video. The clip has my attention and, though I’ve never heard of High Contrast or Hospitality Records before, the clip serves as an internet friendly talking point. ‘Spectrum Analyzer’ is an ok track; definitely in line with 8/16 bit soundtracks of the visuals, but nothing that has changed my worldview.
I will say that the b-side, “Some Things Never Change” is a far better tune, but I have a soft spot for time tested, uncomplicated drum and bass. It all takes me back to high school and my mind wanders to a box with a number of 90′s era cassettes featuring bedroom mixes by long ago friends.
Related, though not as hypnotic: CRIMEKILLZ – BORNALONEDIEALONE video composed of video game death scenes
Music History In GIFS gives little bite sized loops of information about the last 30 odd years of pop events. Told in the style of Commodore-era games, the single serving tumblr offers a concise and retro-modern way to learn about recent music history.
Been waiting a long time for this…never has over 2 years felt so long. The new track carries a heavy vibe of The National & Grizzly Bear, while still sounding like an organic Local Natives track. Their sophomore album Hummingbird out January 28th on Infectious and January 29th on Frenchkiss.