Sunday, October 17, 2010

Teen Daze

Thought I'd 'spice things up' with a photo of an 'effing hipster' photo credits

One of the newest blissed out tracks from 'chill-daze' powerhouse Teen Daze.  But let's not pidgeonhole him, as he is a multi-faceted artist that has shown himself capable of several genres to date.  Even if there were a near complete 'buzz drought' of 2k10.825 and onward, we can take comfort in knowing that Teen Daze will steadily release  a stream blogworthy new tracks, like an IV to a patient.  Speaking of which, stay tuned to YPNRTA because in the future I plan on hosting a 'Secret' tracks listening party.  It's simple really, you come, you chill, you listen to a whole 'mixtape' of "unreleased" buzzworthy tracks.  For now check out Shadows

Teen Daze - Shadows

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Stephen Farris: A YPNRTA Premier(?)

ripped off from

What do you get when you mix hip-hop and chillwave?  I'm not sure which I like better: hipwave or illwave.  But that is the genre I would assign to this mindfuck of beats, synths, and samples.  This guy is so indie, he's using a free Soundcloud account (i think).  Which is a bummer because I was hopin to download his remix of Top Girls' "Can't Stop".  Just look at this videodromy pic, and ask yourself why you're not listening yet?

Stephen Farris - Short Breath

Sunday, October 10, 2010

'September' 'Mixtape'

What will you find on my 'mixtape'? 'Genres' will be some combinatoric of the following: 'Witch'/Lo/'Electro'/Psych/Noise/Dream/'Experimental'/-Fi/Shoe/Chill/House/Rock/Pop/Gaze/Wave.  Oh and here's a little copy-paste action via Winamp with the playlist.  Some discussion of the tunes "after the jump"

Download 'September' 'Mixtape'



16 tracks in playlist, average track length: 4:26
Playlist length: 1 hour 10 minutes 59 seconds
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Playlist files:

1. El Guincho - Bombay (3:39)
2. Small Black - Search Party (2:50)
3. Active Child - I'm In Your Church At Night (School Of Seven Bells Remix) (5:40)
4. Glasser - Apply (4:59)
5. Crystal Fighters - In The Summer (3:56)
6. Twin Shadow - Slow (3:54)
7. No Joy - Heedless (3:21)
8. The Black Ryder - To Never Know You (4:28)
9. Women - Drag Open (4:52)
10. Deerhunter - Earthquake (5:00)
11. Warpaint - Undertow (5:51)
12. Summer Camp - Veronica Sawyer (3:19)
13. oOoOO - Hearts (5:14)
14. School Of Seven Bells - Heart is Strange (Active Child Remix) (5:11)
15. Eternal Summers - Eternal (2:59)
16. Memory Screen - Bbvroi (5:46)

These songs were either released/leaked ca September or are part of EPs/albums that were.  I didn't decide to make this mixtape until...well pretty much the first of oOoOOctober so didn't start werkin on it till then.  Didn't remember if a few of the albums were released in the timeframe or I've just been running around so much that it slipped my mind.  A lot of love, care, and most importantly discretion has gone into making this 'mixtape'.  I think all the tracks here are "legit".  But if not: DONT ASK ME TO REMOVE ANYTHING.  THAT WOULD MEAN I HAVE TO MAKE A NEW ZIP FILE AND REUPLOAD.  I DONT HAVE TIME FOR THAT BULLSHIT.  GO FUCK YOURSELF...NEWAYS

El Guincho leads us off with some innovative combination of steel drums and electropop.  Coincidentally oOoOO has a song titled Mumbai on their new EP.  You have no idea how tempting it was to include that on the mixtape...for novelty.  But I decided to 'hold myself to a higher standard' and not be 'gimmicky' this go round.

I had some mixed feelings about including Small Black's "Search Party" [via I already gave it a blog entry and want 2 expose yall to more diversity] but I just <3 it sooo much.

So I think it was two weeks ago when Active Child and 'The School of Broken Bells, srsly why we teachin our kids to play choral instruments that sound like bangin a knife on cookie pans yall' or w/e they r called...NEWAYS those two, did some mutual remixing of respective tracks, and the result was wonderful.

I'm honestly not sure why Glasser's "Home" was released so early and heavily blogged.  Nor why "Apply" wasn't just as heavily blogged.  I mean we all make mistakes.  Sometimes we just get complacent and we take whatever the newest release is from an artist we respect and just 'blgo the shit out of it' [via bein an effing 20-something].  I've been guilty of this in the past, but no more (at least thats what I tell myself).

This Crystal Fighters - Star of Love album is a "grower".  Still not sure how I feel about it on the whole.  But since it has 'Basque influences' feel like it will aid greatly in my 'personal development' as a 'tastemaker'.

Not sure when, but Twin Shadow remixed Surfer Blood's "Floating Vibes" which I recommend giving a listen.  But for now...wait seriously, is it even possible you haven't heard "Slow" yet?  If so, take a step back, think about the title, and how appropo it seems to describe yer ability 2 keep up with 'buzzbands'.

I remember getting a tip a while ago on No Joy's "No Summer" from @foamingbbq (I believe it's still on bandcamp).  So when "Heedless" was released, listening to it was a no-brainer.

Checked out The Black Ryder's new album "Buy the ticket, take the ride (but only if ur tall enough, SERIOUSLY my wife is bangin the "Guess Your Age" booth guy and if I lose this Carney gig she'll probs leave me yall)"...on a tip from @mexicansummer

Ok so Deerhunter's "Halcyon Digest" is good.  UNDERSTATEMENT.  But I think we're all a bit perplexed as to how the P4K's rating system works [via why did it get a 9.2]?  Not saying it didn't deserve a 9.2, but I feel there are other albums that deserve a comparably high rating, possibly higher relatively, that I don't even see on the p4ks.

A remember in recent history I clicked some link 2 download a free track by Warpaint.  They made me enter a valid email address.  Totes worth it.  Can't wait for "The Fool"s release.

Veronica Summer's Sawyer Camp was on a tip from @righthear.  Actually a few of my mixtape/blog entry songs are.  I think we might be blog bff's...bbffs.  Wish they were a gurl, I'd totes hit that.

Hey remember when I made that comment about albums not being rated high enough on the bitchsporks?  I'd like to enter Women's Public Strain as evidence Exhibit A.  On that note, I was recently not selected for jury duty.  That whole process was a dog & pony show.  Quite lolz worthy.  Yall should keep an eye on my tumblr and watch me fail to articulate the irl fail...NEWAYS let me say this about Women.  They are as good/if not better than Interpol at their prime.  It was so hard to not listen to this album a second time in a row  ca 4 AM when I was already dead tired.

oOoOOooH I'm likin this "Witch House" stuff.  More please.  Think that this atx local band "Missions", who opened 4 SLAY BALLS last night might be next in my listening qUeUEeee

Learned of Eternal Summers thanks to a label sampler from @kaninerecords...I think.  They played a show at this East Austin dive, Club 1808 the following week.  KISMET!  It's a quaint little venue in an uh...interesting part of town where the 'non hipster' locals congregate at one of the myriad liquor stores.

At the end I just wanted something a little more mellow than the mellow.  Btw, checked out Memory Screen on a tip from @teendaze.
Blogger has a 200 char limit for the combined length of all labels.  Had to make this empty post to tag all the artists.  Want 2 have a kewl 'labels cloud' sum day.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Wolf Gang

ripped off from user Anchises

'Indie' electronic artist Wolf Gang with a 'New' track.  Active Child remixed the single "Back to Back" awhile ago which was my first exposure to Wolf Gang.  It's hard to form an unbiased opinion of the stand alone work when it has been reworked so masterfully.  Well 'today' is the day I learned about Wolf Gang the artist, not the remixee.  You may have noticed the "inverted commas" with the words "new" and "today".  Well it seems that The Blue Walrus knows the manager personally and has had a copy of this song since last summer!  Take that P4K!  Ok, can't hate on the p4ks too much...they have been liking the HRO photos I've been reposting.  Probably some indie blogodome bullshit, they reachin out to kool-aid drinkin HRO 'readers', letting them know they still 'relevant'.  Now you listen.

Wolf Gang - Lions in Cages

Friday, October 1, 2010

Small Black

ripped off from from the "New Chain" album out 10/26

An unequivocally chillwave new track from Small Black.  A fine follow up to "photojournalist" with an 80's synthpoppy twist [via the Informations Societies "Pure Energy"].  The band seems to be breaking new ground by layering flangy/cold guitar riffs [via Big Country Big Country] over the waved out synths. It's music blog days like this that almost inspire me to wake up earlier, just so I can be closer to blogging first...almost.  And to think I was fuckin around tryin to setup streaming media over the LAN for 2 hours (only to fail) when I could have been listening to this fresh track.  Listen now

Small Black - Search Party