DIY/Lo-Fi

New Music Video: "Unreasonable Rider" - Fine Jewelers

The creative pairing of Matt Korvette (Pissed Jeans) & DP Helmer, a.k.a. Fine Jewelers, recently dropped its debut EP Braindance Through The Midnight D - Beat via BANK Records. “Unreasonable Rider” dispenses noise-laced, ultra-pulsating beats as distorted roaring vocals reign down over the top. Unrelenting intensity tips the techno scales the limits. Its video, which stars and is directed by Hackey Garbáge, is a lavish, humorous display, whose calm demeanor is in direct contrast to the track's sonic aggression.

   

Fresh Buzz: Barrie tour with Miya Frolick

In the the beginning of 2018, Dream-pop five-piece Barrie put out shimmering singles, “Canyons,” and “Tal Uno,” before releasing a 12” in October aptly titled Singles. The Brooklyn-based band hail from all over the country (and world), but have recently converged in New York to collaborate and write songs together. Their dreamy sound puts an ambient spin on retro synth pop, which makes for ultra gorgeous tracks that swirl in a neon glow. In 2019, they’ll be hitting the road in support of Miya Frolick in a US and Canada tour. Listen to "Michigan" below. Sara Nuta

   

Mass Gothic talk about gear on Delicious Audio

Noel Heroux and Jessica Zambri, active in the NYC scene since the mid aughts, released music separately through Hooray for Earth (Noel's first breakout project, disbanded in 2014) and Zambri (the electronic band Jessica still plays in with sister Cristi Jo) and became the two creative forces behind Mass Gothic. The two musicians share an interest for dark atmospheres and edgy arrangements. They found themselves involved in a romantic relationship that soon developed in an involved artistic collaboration, which fully bloomed in Mass Gothic's sophomore album, entitled "I've Tortured You Long Enough," released earlier this year through Sub Pop records. Our sister blog Delicious Audio asked Noel to share some thoughts about the creative experience and the gear behind it, read his answers here. - Photo by Sammy Goldfien

   

Krust Toons: "Local Music Group on Facebook" by Tedd Hazard

Krust Toons: "Local Music Group on Facebook" by Tedd Hazard - please feel free to drop him a line at teddandthehazards@gmail.com if you dig or have any funny ideas. You can also check out more of his illustrations and animation shorts HERE.

   

New Girls Chat Room EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Girls Chat Room, the creative collaboration between Carolina "Babystar" Leis-Usher and DJ James Weissinger (Making Time, Zillas on Acid), has returned with a new EP. The Sugar Stomach, which was released via 100 Years of Solid Dudes, was recorded over the phone between Philadelphia and Denver. Sugary bubbles of hyper-kinetic grooves, entrenching electro-experimentation, disperse within seamless, synth-sampling recordings. The heat is turned up, and demands that you dance. You can catch Weissinger as part of the upcoming Making Time New Year's Eve at Union Transfer.