Archive for July, 2012

TNGHT – Bugg’n – new video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2012 by dc

TNGHT for those who don’t know is the new Hudson Mohawke and Lunice collaboration and Bugg’n is taken from their excellent TNGHT EP, which was released last week.

Olivia Tremor Control’s Bill Doss Dies

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , on July 31, 2012 by dc

The Olivia Tremor Control site announced the sad news of Bill Doss‘s death today. Doss was the co-founder of The Elephant 6 Recording Company and experimental indie rock band, Olivia Tremor Control.

“We are devastated by the loss of our brother Bill Doss. We are at a loss for words,” the site states. Bill was only 43 years old. The cause of death has not been announced.

Doss formed Olivia Tremor Control in Louisiana with Will Cullen Hart and Jeff Mangum in 1988. In the early 90’s the band moved to Athens, Georgia. OTC released two well loved full-length albums before going on hiatus in 2000 – 1996’s Music From the Unrealized Film Script, Dusk at Cubist Castle and 1999’s Black Foliage: Animation Music Volume One.

OTC reunited briefly for two gigs in 2005 and got back together in 2009 with talk of recording a third album. In September 2011, the band released a three song suite called The Game You Play Is In Your Head, and played a number of festivals and gigs including All Tommorrow’s Parties (curated by Jeff Mangum) in Minehead, Austin Psych Fest in Texas and most recently the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago’s Union Park on 13th July. Their last gig took place last week, on 26th July at The Georgia Theatre in Athens.

Check out The Game You Play Is In Your Head (performed live at the recent Pitchfork Music Festival) below:

…and my OTC favourite, Define A Transparent Dream, below:

New Skyfall trailer

Posted in Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , on July 31, 2012 by dc

Fresh from jumping out of helicopters with the Queen, here’s the newly uploaded international trailer for the forthcoming James Bond film, Skyfall:

Skyfall is released in UK cinemas on 26th October.

Best ever psychedelic album covers – The Zombies ‘Odessey and Oracle’

Posted in Art, Design, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2012 by dc

My third entry (of five) or example of a truly great psychedelic album cover is The Zombies‘ 1968 opus, Odessey and Oracle. The album was The Zombies’ third studio album and was recorded at Abbey Road and Olympic Studios.

Check it out below and revisit it’s majesty:

Liars – Brats – new video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2012 by dc

Liars‘ latest album Wixiw is one of Slacker Shack‘s albums of the year so far and one of my favourite tracks on the album is the pulsing Underworld-esque track, Brats. And now there’s a video for it – check it out below:

Best ever psychedelic album covers – Joni Mitchell ‘Song To A Seagull’

Posted in Art, Design, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 29, 2012 by dc

Joni Mitchell‘s 1968, David Crosby produced debut album Song To A Seagull has a great cover. Naive and charming in equal measure, it’s also a great example of the vivid, wild and intricate psychedelic style that permeated late 1960’s musical culture:

Best ever psychedelic album covers – Cream ‘Disraeli Gears’

Posted in Art, Design, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 29, 2012 by dc

Most people parp on about Sgt Peppers… being the greatest psychedelic album cover of all time. I like it, don’t get me wrong, but there’s some far better album covers out there.

Here’s one for starters – Cream‘s 1967 masterpiece, Disraeli Gears. For those who’ve forgotten it’s vivid brilliance (or for those who fancy basking in it’s beauty once more – and even those who’ve never seen it before) check it out below: