Monthly Archives: August 2011

News: Metronomy give remixing Lady GaGa a go

Following my piece last week about Lady GaGa being remixed by the Wild Beasts, Devonshire electro pop outfit, Metronomy have given remixed Yoü And I. (via Youtube) This is far from the first remix that Metronomy front man, Joseph Mount, has dabbled with. His past interpretations include remixes of DNTEL, Gorillaz, CSS & Architecture in […]

By Sam Golden
on 31st Aug 2011
in Music

New: The Distnce – Dry Land

Every now and then a track comes along that embeds itself so deeply in your consciousness that the only way to shake it is through repeated listens. Dry Land from Los Angeles duo The Distnce certainly fits this criteria; with it’s irresistible dream pop vocals and luscious electronic percussion sections. The lyrics are simple yet […]

Film review: La Piel Que Habito (The Skin I Live In)

Director: Pedro Almodóvar Length: 117 minutes Country: Spain Language: Spanish Few aspects of sexuality can still cause as much controversy and be as difficult for so many people to comprehend as transgender surgery. Pedro Almodóvar’s La Piel Que Habito explores medical ethics, transgender sexuality and parental relationships without pretension, but with grace and dignity. Starting […]

MPfree: Blank Spaces – Hold Fast

Is summer over already? Has it begun yet? I’m not quite sure to be perfectly honest; the drab weather we’ve experienced in the UK over the past couple of months has me longing to uproot, leave England behind and set sail for a place where the sun occasionally breaks through the clouds. This track from […]

News: 2pac’s homeboys smoked his Ashes

Rappers & friends of Tupac Shakur admit they smoked the late Makaveli’s ashes after his death as a way to remember their mentor and hip hop visionary. Members of The Outlawz  revealed they toked up their mentor’s cremated remains at a memorial gathering.  Taking the lyrics to, 2pac’s track, Black Jesus literally the group rolled & smoked his ashes […]

By Sam Golden
in Music

Interview: Jack Mazes – Art Is Cheap

On July 29th, Jack Cooper, who’s most likely to be found playing guitar and singing with joyous fuzz-pop four piece Mazes, made a post on the band’s website, which read as follows: ‘Art is cheap… people make millions and trillions of pounds out of a brain cell firing successfully. it’s crazy. I’ll write you a song […]

New MPfree: Taphi – I’m Losing Sleep

California’s music scene receives it’s fair share of praise, albeit at times undeservingly so, yet with this new track from Costa Mesa songstress Taphi, there’s plenty of reason to celebrate her work. There’s hints of Laura Marling and Sarah Jaffe in the delicately delivered vocals; two artists whom have numerous imitators but few who have […]

New: Cosmo Jarvis – My Day

With Is The World Strange Or Am I Strange? due to drop on the 26th of September, Cosmo Jarvis has released the video for ‘My Day’, a frenetic call to arms and nostalgia, which retains the urgency of his earlier works whilst charting his aural progression to an established electric artist, away from his previous […]

By Will Tompsett
in Music

New & Review: Prison Wine – Transmissions From The Saturnine Heart: Some Bedroom Recordings

I’m not convinced this is ‘new’ as such, more new to me I guess, yet I could find so little information about Prison Wine, that I’d hazard a guess that it’ll be fresh for most people. This collection of seven bedroom recordings recently uploaded to bandcamp, under the mysterious title ‘Transmissions From The Saturnine Heart: […]

Introducing: ORIG∆MI

Hailing from Holland, 17 year old producer ORIG∆MI creates luscious, ethereal soundscapes; part M83, part Washed Out. Trawling the internet, there is little evidence of ORIG∆MI’s existence at all, aside from a couple of blogs posts and his own bandcamp page. His debut EP, The Rapture was released in mid July and is a promising collection of […]