Tuftsmania besties, Midnight Juggernauts are finally back. After an amazing LP release with “Dystopia”, they’ve regrouped and after months of wrangling synths, are ready to grace the music world with yet another brilliant upcoming release.
Here’s a taste of what’s to come, and when I say they’re back, THEY.ARE.BACK. We heard the amazing “Intergalactic Outer Space” vibe with their previous work, and it might have just been tuned to perfection with this one. I even heard they recorded their vocals in a soundbooth on the ISS. (no, I didn’t. that was a lie.)
Click on “midnight juggernauts” in my tag list if you’re craving more juggernaut action.
Do people still use myspace? should I just link to artists’ twitter pages now?
image: bach tree luggage portraits
…and we’re back –Along with some old friends! Remember the sometimes cheeky, but always pearly MISSINGTOOF? After a brief hiatus with plenty of R&R they’re back and ready to displace your dentals once again. So head on over and murder some bandwidth!
So, what has been going on in MANIA land lately? We’ve been working on some projects with a few fantastic local tastemakers to put out events such as the amazing success that was BLOG VOLTRON: Pool Party at the Standard DTLA. Stay tuned for more fun pool parties… can you say Endless Summer? The weather won’t let up!
Next, I have a new portraiture series called ‘Bach Tree Luggage‘ and it’s merely an infant right now, but is enough to keep my itchy-trigger-finger happy for now. I’m tossing around ideas about what to actually do with this series at the moment, but rest assured, it will see the light of day.
Now I’m absolutely positive you didn’t give a fuck about what you may or may not have read, so here’s what’s occupying my ears and should occupy yours as well.
First is the seemingly ubiquitous and editorial favorite, Breakbot remixing Pacific!. I’ve mentioned both (breakbot) and (pacific!) in the past, but here is their marriage in one track of sonic delight. You can expect the most perfect piano riffs, the classic Breakbot drum samples –all on top of Pacific!’s butter-smooth vocals.
Who honestly doesn’t love a good ‘ol Bang Gang? One of my favorite AUS labels newly merged with Modular, they’re poised to take over Z world. Or just free up their minds to make really good sounding music. With winners under their umbrella such as Shazam, GLOVES, and Bag Raiders, the label might as well call themselves “All the good music in Australia”. Alright, enough of that, this might as well turn into another “Australian Circle Jerk” post. This is one of their more recent remix adventures with Damn Arms (RIP). Bang Gang’s DOOM and Gus put a happy throwback twist on Damn Arms’ ‘Destination’. Watch out and brace yourself for the tom-rolls and hand claps…YUSSS.
The next post coming will be some delicious hype on a certain LA collective releasing a certain debut compilation album, and here’s a tasty hint:
Can you guess it?
note: some of the links were for myspace, many were for twitter. FIGURE IT OUT!
image: cellphone series via flickr
Well, last week it was BLOG VOLTRON on the roof of The Standard DTLA. (those links are to pictures) There was much fun to be had, and met some really cool people. I also played a really shitty set consisting of really good music.
Anyway, I’ve been listening to a lot of funk and today’s funk was provided by Nytro.
A lot of EXCELLENT new music… a lot of projects… a lot of fun.
send email to: RSVP [at] TUFTSMANIA [dot] com for list. You’ll get a reply confirming list before the date of the event. if not, sorry.
Listen up real hard… blast from the past.
MYLO – Zenophile