Playback: Sasquatch! 2016

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Note from the Editors: We’ve decided to do things a little different for our review of Sasquatch! 2016. This year we went “LoFi” with our coverage; Jarrett Edmund lovingly brought along a film camera and a typewriter to cover the event, much in the same way photojournalists used to operate before the advent of social (and digital) media.

After enlisting the help of talented local artist Chloe Purcell, the coverage began to take a different form than we are used to. The 15-page mixed-media booklet features reimagined illustrations by Purcell, as well as physical souvenirs from the festival itself. The end result is a tactile, physical experience, and although it feels like a very experimental form of coverage, it is actually quite traditional. Copies are currently being distributed to friends, fans, and family, but we’ve also made the booklet available online below.

Of course, we realize the irony in publishing work of this sort. As a music blog we have always been a strictly online publication that remains deeply connected to various social media platforms. In no way do we intend this to be a critique of an industry we rely on. However, many of us spend an inordinate amount of our time inundated with online #content, and maybe something gets lost in the process.

As writers on an online medium, we rarely feel connected to creation as physical. Print media might be dying, but maybe from the ashes we can birth something better.

Read the review


Fox – New Swing (Prod. Brackles & Samrai)

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The Manchester, UK / Kingston, Jamaica based producer named Fox has just released a new EP called Musik. The EPs single “New Swing” is being streamed exclusively on Dummy and you can take a listen below.

Here’s what Fox has to say about the track:
“New Swing was made before the EP was actually a thing. Brackles had come up to work on some music for the label then hooked up with Samrai, and this riddim was one of the things they made. Samrai played it to me maybe a week later and I vibed on it. I was going through things and sort of found a good outlook e.g. life is always fucked in some way, but we gotta try to be the thing we aspire to see, rather than mirror the bad attitudes that surround us. It’s easier said than done most times, so New Swing is a track I listen to again and again to remind me.”

Download the Musik EP on iTunes.

Fox – New Swing (prod. Brackles & Samrai)


Mylo – Drop the Pressure (Rex The Dog Remix)

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Oh my gosh! such a dirty mix of a timeless classic! Well done Jake Williams (aka Rex The Dog).

Drop the pressure! it’s the f’ing weekend!

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Mylo – Drop the Pressure (Rex The Dog Remix)

what might be the bigger story however, is that Mylo is back.


Rival Consoles

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Here’s a couple of super chilled out electronic tracks from British producer Ryan West (aka Rival Consoles). The 30 year-old Leicester native says that he creates “all kinds of music, in particular electronic music with some kind of human sentiment.”

Well, we’re glad he picked this profession.

Rival Consoles – Lone

Rival Consoles – Helios


Chillwave Wednesday CV

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Chillwave Wednesday is a semi-weekly shortlist of chill music from around the internet.

PS: The chill is also now available on Spotify. See all of the tracks posted to Chillwave Wednesday each week on Spotify here: http://open.spotify.com/user/thenewlofi/playlist/ChillwaveWednesday

Playlist


Adult Beverage

So summer is in full throttle. the babes have shed their clothes. the beers you love to hate are now appropriate to consume. those skinny jeans you shredded into shorts last fall….? finally, wearing them makes fucking sense, but only if you’re simultaneously watching the dukes of hazard. the steady climb of temperatures here in Albuquerque beckons the musical masses to head to house venues and college bars around the student ghetto area. If the local crust-bunnies of Burque consider themselves “locals”, there’s no doubt they haven’t not heard the name Adult Beverage thrown around. and if they haven’t, then they’re probably not a local. or if not, just an idiot.

“Always been a fan of loud music and energetic shows with crowd surfing.”

Adult Beverage is by far one of the more popular alternative rock acts in the city. The project consist of brainchild and front man Dillon Cullinan from the Orange County, wails and riffs away on rhythm guitar Higinio Martinez on lead guitar from the northern New Mexico aggie town -Farmington, and Zach Leyba on the drums from the states capital, Santa Fe. The group cultivates the warm sloppy reverb you’ve been trying to replicate in the depths of you bedroom for forever but cant. With lots of reverb on the guitars and a tight drum (almost what I’d categorize as minimalist) style Dillon and friends find inspiration from formidable dreamy lofi bands such as the Radio Dept. Teen Suicide and Ty Segall.

“We want people to let there hair down but also to let the music be the platform.”

The Albuquerque ensemble specifically aim towards the production of bedroom rock which encompasses the analogue tape hiss technique and discordant lofi vocals. Super tight if you were to ask me but you don’t gotta. Self-explanatory. -or you’re still an idiot. The groups newest release “Wet Body Ultra” -which can be found for free download via their bandcamp, seems or atleast sounds to have matured to a more “epic” or “drone” surf rock yet still retaining the care-free Cali-inspired guitar driven sound mixed with intense reverb. Dillon has also released a full length album “No Death” under the same moniker with different artist via Catshit Records on cassette tapes with personalized inlet artwork thats a very worthy listen to their newest follow-up.

“Living rooms, stacked amps spilled beer all inspire me.”

But if you’re rolling through the Albuquerque area and wanna hear some awesome dream pop that gets the crowd surfin, come see and what they do. Below is their most recent single and a few of my favorites singles from various releases. CHEERS!


Kauf – A Ruin (Blue Hawaii remix)

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It’s your lucky day. You got a taste of Kauf’s debut, Regrowth, yesterday and now we’ve got the remix. The Canadian duo Blue Hawaii give Kauf’s second single the remix treatment and it is lovely.

Keep an eye (and ear) out for Kauf’s debut album which is out later this year.


Kauf – A Ruin

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“A Ruin” is the second release from Kauf’s debut album Regrowth (due later this year). “A Ruin” builds on the momentum created after the LA native released “Through The Yard,” the first single off of the upcoming album.

Download the single for free (this month only) off of the Kauf Bandcamp page.

Kauf – A Ruin