Often heralded as makers of "tropical punk," Los Angeles-based four-piece Abe Vigoda moves into slightly darker territory on its latest release, the Reviver EP, into feedback-dominated post-punk territory. The Reviver EP is out February 17. Photo by Sarah Cass.
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The word "teufelswerk"—which also happens to be the title of DJ Hell's forthcoming full-length—is German for "Devil's Work," so it's no surprise the lead single off the album is a rather ominous blend of brooding electronics and slow, steady guitar riffs. Tracks on the album take the theme of either night or day, and it’s not hard to tell which one this falls under. "The Angst" is out February 23.
The cartoonish Puppetmastaz crew put this track in the hands of Sirius Mo, and from that collaboration comes this remix, a lively electro-meets-hip-hop number chock full of bouncy synths and ridiculous raps. Off the "Reservoir Foxin/So Scandalous" 12", out now on Discograph.
Soothing to the ears and thoughtful food for the brain, "Jailer" is a socially conscious, reggae-tinged folk number that comes courtesy of France-born, Nigeria-raised songwriter Asa (pronounced Ah-shah) and her self-titled debut album. Asa is out now via Downtown Records.
What happens when a non-electronic group signs to a label heralded as one of the pioneers of contemporary electronic music? Check this futuristic guitar-pop track from British outfit Cazal to find out.
"Somewhere, Somebody" is off Cazals debut album, What of Our Future, out now.
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