NEW MUSIC: Mac DeMarco Announces New LP ‘This Old Dog’

Mac DeMarco recently upped and relocated to LA from Queens, NY and the transition to a new city had a slowing effect on his writing and recording process this time around. He sat with the songs a while and then stripped them back to acoustic guitar, drum machine and synth, giving the new album much more of a laidback (is that possible) and skeletal sound. … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Mac DeMarco Announces New LP ‘This Old Dog’

VIDEO: Ducktails – Surreal Exposure

Matthew Mondanile (Real Estate) solo career as Ducktails gets better and better with each new release. From hypnagogic woozy lo-fi beginnings to the excellent refined indie pop of The Flower Lane Mondanile seems to be on a quest to refine his sound to sparkling effervescent melancholic pop songs. On the evidence here, from his upcoming St Catherine LP (July 28th), he’s getting closer and closer. Here … Continue reading VIDEO: Ducktails – Surreal Exposure

LIST: DS Top Albums of 2012

2012 felt like somewhat of a mixed bag of musical lollies with our favourites encompassing americana, power pop, 80s synth, indie and many shades of psychedelia. The only thing that tied them all together was the strong streak of melody that each was built on. Even in the case of someone like Neil Young & Crazy Horse it was Young’s incredible weaving of musical notes … Continue reading LIST: DS Top Albums of 2012