Sunday, January 30, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Candi & The Strangers Drop Psychedelic Concept Video
Austin,TX based cinematic dream poppers voyage to dimensions unknown with exclusive non-album track
A few weeks out from the February 8th release of Candi and the Strangers new full length, '10th of Always', the band is dropping a special concept video, and non-album single, for their epic, and atmospheric cover of The Cars "Moving In Stereo." Directed and filmed completely by the band's own John Constant, for their House of Constant imprint, the video explores the band's fascinatation with the idea of dimensions existing within an audio realm only; simply put, a world of vibrations and tone. The video also serves as a pre-cursor to the band's upcoming audio-visual full-length animation feature titled Children Of The Tone expected later this year.
Candi And The Strangers wrote the entirety of '10th of Always', soon after producer Erik Wofford (Maserati,The Black Angels, Voxtrot, The Octopus Project, Explosions In The Sky) joined the band in early 2009. The songs were arranged to convey a grand cinematic feel in a live context, enhanced through live visualizations. Candi And The Strangers combine their psychedelic live set with dark angelic orchestrations inspired from their film score work during 2009 and 2010 to make a sonic landscape reminiscent of French dream pop. They will spend the rest of 2011 furthering their relationship to sight and sound and more film score work.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
The US vs EU
While the 1st wave of surf music was a creation of the US it definitely inspired ears around the world. The sound is surf but the groups creating both the traditional and the many variants are from everywhere. From Japan to Sweden. from Mexico to Croatia it's all good. My friend GSD has put together another of his fine comps pitting the US twangers versus the Euro meisters of todays surf sounds. It's all in fun and gives a nice theme to the sounds that we all love.
02.WΕΤ TONES-The 7th Wave
04.BITCH BOYS-David's Quest
07.ATOMIC MOSQUITOS-Hank Scorpio
08.BEAT TORNADOS-Spy vs. Spy
09.POLLO DEL MAR-Dripping Springs, TX
10.BAMBI MOLESTERS-Point Break
12.HUSKY & THE SANDMEN-Waves Beyond The Reef
14.BARBWIRES-You Son Of A Beach
15.SIR FINKS-The Ugly Surfer
16.LOS DERRUMBES-Echo Rocket 88
18.STAR & KEY OF THE INDIAN OCEAN-Johnny Guitar
19.SATAN΄S PILGRIMS-Surf Lyre
20.EL RAY-Pulling G's
24.HAWAIIANS ASTRO BOYS-Mahabharaata
Get it HERE
Saturday, January 08, 2011
Another fine rendition of a classic from my friend Jon Merriman. I like this one even more than the others. Sit back, click and enjoy.
Sunday, January 02, 2011
Some Like It Wet
The dawn of surfing from Malibu to Hawaii with some excellent sounds by The Aqua Velvets. Old school surfers like Mickey Dora, Dewey Weber, Tubesteak, Don F. Steele and Chubby Mitchel.