Hohokum is an upcoming PS4 game that partnered with the label Ghostly in order to craft the soundtrack. That soundtrack is available to stream now and features a new song by Matthew Dear titled “Pawn In Their Game,” which fits right in with the game’s bright and playful visuals. You can stream the entire soundtrack (which also includes previously released tracks by Tycho, Com Truise, and more) below, and order it when the game comes out next month.
SOPHIE’s “Bipp” was easily my favorite single of 2013. We haven’t heard any new music from the anonymous producer since that song, though he’s been a recurring presence in the music press, thanks to his bizarro SXSW shows, his influence on the exciting PC Music label, and his explosive DJ sets. Now, though, he’s set to release the follow-up to “Bipp”: a 12″ featuring two songs, “Lemonade” and “Hard.” The former is now available online, and it is, once again, one of the best things I’ve heard all year. Check it out.
I IM EYE MY is a new project from Al Creedon of Bleeding Rainbow and Sean Hamilton of Spacin’, and today, they’ve shared a music-video double feature. Taken together, “New Millennium Life Implementation/Transportation Trading Company Unlimited” and “Streetcat Bonfire” (both songs are from I IM EYE MY’s cassette release, 7 Transmissions for the label Not Not Fun) illustrate the potency and dynamism of this combination. The former is a glowing, synth-fried take on psych-rock (with a futuristic, neon-colored video to go along with it), while the latter is a dark, percussive workout that brings to mind Liars circa Drum’s Not Dead, which soundtracks a black-and-white cartoon that follows the creepy hallucinogenic adventures of a cat. You might not believe it, but both are the work of one director: Japhy Riddle. Watch both videos below, and check out I IM EYE MY on tour now.
two albums in TWO YEARS. Sorry about that typo, my excitement got the better of me.
And yeah while I was writing the post in the office I was saying what you said almost verbatim! I had just the slightest misgiving, but now that it’s clear this was written by Walker (and just as importantly it’s co-produced by Peter Walsh who has been so essential to making Climate Of Hunter, Tilt, The Drift, and Bish Bosch what they are in terms of sound design) I’m so much more excited about this.
Also I couldn’t agree more about the live performances. I’ve got very high hopes that this will be the album he’ll be able to actually play. I can’t even imagine what it would be like. I’m not sure if you’ve seen Sunn O))) play live but it’s one of the most overwhelming things I’ve ever experienced.
You’re right, I had KISS’ solo series on my mind, but just fixed it. Thanks for pointing that out.
And hey, don’t beat yourself up about misspelling “they,” everybody makes mistaks!
I needed to maintain a somewhat professional tone in the post but….OH MY GOD THIS IS THE BEST NEWS.
I appreciate that. I thought it was best if I was the one to post it though. They’re a band I really loved writing about, and it’s nice to do something on them one last time (though I’m hoping these guys will be making music in other ways).
I like Salad Days! There’s just other stuff I liked this year more.
That said – as a fellow fan of pinball I’ve really respected Mac DeMarco since I saw him mention his love for Simpsons Pinball Party, which is like a Top 5 (maybe Top 3) table for me.
FTFY: “This wait will be unPallbearerable”
The person who bought the record was Notch, who designed the indie game Minecraft. I don’t think the price must have been too big a deal for him since he’s made about $150 million since his game launched a couple years ago. Still, he must be a pretty big Aphex Twin fan.
True story – My older brother knew a guy who got his house essentially taken over by a gang of Juggalos in Worcester, MA. He was forced to leave while they proceeded to just destroy the place.
Just fixed that. Thanks for the heads up.
So these are my honorable mentions:
Hannah Diamond & A. G. Cook – “Keri Baby”/“Attachment”/“Pink & Blue”
Nmesh – Dream Sequins®
Liars – Mess
Kishi Bashi – Lighght
PUP – PUP