Real Estate New Album: ‘In Mind’

Real Estate formed in 2009 and have released several singles, an EP, and three albums since. That changed on January 24th this year when they announced that In Mind, their first full LP since their 2014 release, Atlas. Additionally, it is their first release without original member, Matt Mondanile, who left the group in May ’16 to focus on Ducktails.

Julian Lynch took over his place shortly after, but more complications arose due to a trip Lynch scheduled before hand during Real Estate’s Fall ’16 tour. As a result, Doug Keith took over his place during his departure. Lynch returned in February ’17 in time for the release of the record.

Read Pitchfork’s review of In Mind HERE!

Check out the first track and single off the new record below!

Pitchfork: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are a psychedelic rock group from Melbourne, Australia. They formed in 2010, released two EPs in 2011, and finally their first full-length in 2012 (see: 12 Bar Bruise). Since then they have released 8 records and plan to release a total of 5 in 2017, including their latest – Flying Microtonal Banana. From jazz (Quarters!) and folk (Paper Mache Dream Balloon) to rock (Oddments) and borderline metal (Nonagon Infinity). These guys have at least one song for everybody, if not an entire record!

I was fortunate to be able to make the March 29th show at the 930 Club in DC. It was an absolutely amazing set with a completely satisfied audience. A couple days after, the boys headed up to New York to rock the house at Pitchfork Live @ Webster Hall. Check out the entire set in the video below!

Black History Month

In light of black history month, here are a few of our favorite African-American musicians and producers.

Jimi Hendrix – Performing “Freedom” Live (from Cry of Love)

Boosty Collins showing us your basic funk formula

Pete Rock & CL Smooth – “They Reminisce Over You” Live on The Arsenio Hall Show (from Mecca and the Soul Brother)

Album Review: Los Cicadas del Mar

Check out this album review by Shawn Hatfield of Los Cicadas del Mar’s self-titled LP.

Los Cicadas del Mar (“The Cicadas from the Sea”) are far from straightforward, presenting a unique combination of rock, funk, and blues. Based out of Dale City, Virginia, they frequently play in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, the New River Valley area, and Richmond. After many years of recording and producing, their self-titled first full album released to digital retailers including Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play on September 21, 2016. Physical copies are available through the band. The record was produced by Max Maichak at The Band Room, a recording studio based in Warrenton, VA.

With similar sounds to that of Primus, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Led Zeppelin, there is sure to be at least one song for everyone on this release. The album includes punching drums from Zach Liggett, indisputable bass slapping by Jay Rollison, nothing but the tastiest of guitar riffs from Max Richard, and thunderously melodic vocal lines from Matt Pratta…

To view the entire review, CLICK HERE

Live Session with Surprise Attack

We had a great time working with Surprise Attack! They laid down some impressive live cuts.

We recorded and filmed over an hour of material. Keep your eyes open for a release date! Huge thanks to Christopher Leipold of Anywhere Studios for all his help! Sample video coming soon.

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New Music from Mac Demarco

By now most people have at least heard of the Canadian indie rock artist, Mac Demarco. He has independently produced four albums with demos for each. Although, some sources consider Another One, his most recent release, an EP. Each of his albums were released with Brooklyn-based record label, Captured Tracks.

 

His ever growing fan base and original creativity certainly helps book him shows at Pitchfork, Bonnaroo, and the like. You could call him a sellout for some of the festivals he has performed but he’s still making great music. Completely by himself.

Recently, Demarco announced his next album, This Old Dog, set to release on May 5th. He also released two singles from the record for the patiently waiting and growing fan base. The title track (below) and “Old Man” give us a glimpse of what seems to be an acoustic driven record. Something we haven’t heard from Demarco much since his second record. 

“My Old Man” features some of that funky drum machine sound we heard on Rock and Roll Nightclub. Not so lo-fi though.