On its most recent release, NY-based dub/dubstep/dancehall/bass music label Subatomic Sound comes with one of the stranger collaborations in dubstep's history. The label brought together a small handfull of disparate names from the music world and beyond for its recently released Chrome Optimism EP. Read more »
Yesterday, the highly touted, noisy guitar- and distortion-pedal enthusiasts of New York's A Place to Bury Strangers dropped a brand-new EP, called I Lived My Life to Stand in the Shadow of Your Heart, via Mute. The five-track release features one original song from APTBS, "Girlfriend," along with the title track, which is originally on the band's last full-length album, Exploding Head. Read more »
Next week, the folks at Hotflush Recordings will be releasing their latest slice of dubstep-not-dubstep, the debut single from George FitzGerald. It's actually coming out on the Hotflush Two imprint, home to similarly genre-bending offerings from artists like Sigha, Untold, Pangea, and Joy Orbison, whose game-changing "Hyph Mngo" dropped on Hotflush Two last year. With their old-school rave synths, soulful vocal snippets, and mellowed-out techno vibe, these tracks from George FitzGerald are the closest things we've heard to "Hyph Mngo Part 2," so it comes as little surprise that he is also slated to release future material on Joy Orbison's own Doldrums label. In the meantime, we've got the exclusive streams of the present George FitzGerald release right here on XLR8R.com. Read more »
Continuing with music publications' unending proclivity for genre corralling and list making, FACT magazine put together a new rundown of its 20 favorite tunes from the vintage sound of minimal wave. In addition to the list of songs and artists, writer Veronica Vasicka includes a brief history of the genre, and writes relatively lengthy and informative blurbs on each of the selections included in the piece. Read more »
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