It’s unfortunate that the vast majority of physical CD promos I get are stuff I don’t care to listen to. I usually get much better pickings (and much more shit) from what arrives in my email inbox but then again, I get a gigantic volume of email versus snail mail. Anyway, today is an exception.
Alan Wilkis sent me his new album Pink and Purple and…. WHAT A BLOODY SURPRISE. I’m being completely honest here, I’d never ever heard of Alan Wilkis and now kind wishing I had sooner. This sound is pure and shameless pop with a healthy 150 u/L drip of IV funk. Give me hand claps, crunked vintage synth, sslaaappin’ da baaahhsss maaahhnnn, a HORN and SAX (!!!!!!!!).
I need to mention that I don’t expect much from self-signed promo discs. CDR’s with sharpie labeling is perfectly fine for me. I couldn’t care less about what it looked like. The thing with this Pink and Purple promo is that it’s PRODUCTION quality. packaging, CD art, everything.
People, this guy’s self-signed and he’s putting out promos that look like I just copped something from a major. Take notes.
I’m hearing throwbacks to so many great and different classics on the album. Hall & Oates, Brian Eno, Bowie, of course Michael Jackson (RIP). Shit’s on lock.
Make sure you drop by his space and listen to every track in the player. Definitely recommend the album titled track, ‘Pink and Purple’.
Someone cut this guy a deal or the MANIA™ label will have to be established sooner than I was planning. (if anyone’s interested email me for details)
PS: I’m hosting a nightly, bi-nightly, weekly, wheneverly internet dance party from now until whenever I choose to stop. Check twitter around 11pm PST I’ll be streaming the funnest shit live + MJ classics. Send me your own/favorite MJ remixes they will get airtime most definitely.
Keep up with me on twitter to find out exactly when we go live. I need to figure out a way to field requests… thinking twitter @’s will be the easiest? suggestions?
of montreal, one of my favourite bands …i’ve been trying to ween myself off of the massive “blog-house” binges because honestly, unless someone’s going to step up and de-throne paris and italy, i’m not listening.
So Of Montreal’s sound is very unique, and considering they’re from Canada, it’s really saying something that I like them so much. just kidding to you canadians, jeez, take a joke?
of montreal, well……let’s just say, your magic is working.
voxtrot, voxtrot, voxtrot. this was quite unexpected from you. Heavily influenced by Morrissey, and I heard a little Modern English somewhere in there. I was slightly disappointed in their mediocre EP after hearing a great track “Missing Pieces”, however, a couple months back this lovely LP arrived on my desk and I must admit, I wish I hadn’t thrown it aside for so long. It is a refreshing advance from their EP. The demo, “Missing Pieces” is still a great track and won’t be long forgotten.
Slated release for this self titled album is due for MAY 22, so make sure you pick this one up.
here’s the demo track “missing pieces”
exclusive track!! “easy” (THE WARMEST GUITAR SOUND EVEERRR!!!!)
I’ve been so caught up mixing, remixing, head banging, party photoing, that I forgot about all the gems in music. Don’t forget, all of this electro had influence from things that most likely weren’t meant for the dance floor.
On to of my original beloveds, Mates of State. They have an awesome and very importantly, real sound. It is completely sincere.
but most important of all, their shit is CATCHY AS THE FLU!!!
mates of state – for the actor