Last year’s False Astronomy EP by Chicago-based producer Mister Lies (a.k.a. Nick Zanca) seemed to come out of nowhere, but nonetheless managed to light up every single ear and blog that it touched. Taken from his Mowgli LP (due out via Lefse on February 26), “Lupine” shows off two different sides of the producer, illustrating more or less exactly why we recently included him in our Bubblin’ Up series. The track doesn’t stand still: Beginning with a loungey groove, “Lupine” is soon sideswiped by a Blade Runner-esque wash of synths before taking a hard left into clattering garage. It goes on to interchange distant vocal samples with melodic hooks that wouldn’t be out of place in a Julio Bashmore track, bringing them all together at the finale. Mister Lies seems to be slowly carving out a distinguished niche for himself, and if anything, “Lupine” just makes the wait for its parent album all the more exciting.
Head over to XLR8R to hear, “Lupine”!
From The Fader:
Chicago philosophy student and producer Mister Lies will release his debut LP, Mowgli, recorded in a Vermont cabin, on February 26th via Lefse. He’s already let loose a few impressive album tracks—the squelchy “Align” and skittering “Dionysian,” both embedded below—but nothing so fully realized as “Hounded,” a downtempo burner that, despite featuring vocals from the Brooklyn husband-wife duo Exitmusic, hits the hardest when the singing shushes, two minutes in. A siren wails and the beat rumbles in the bottom of your neck. More
Stream, “Hounded” below and watch for Mister Lies on tour this March.
03/12-03/17 Austin, TX – SXSW
03/22 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick Lounge w/ TBA
03/23 Ottawa, ON – Cafe Dekcuf w/ Adam Saikaley, Organ Eyes
03/24 Montreal, CA – Casa del Popolo w/ AGOR, Grown Folk
03/26 Boston, MA – Phoenix Landing w/ Time Wharp, C.Z.
03/27 New Haven, CT – BAR w/ Beat Culture & Color Plus
03/28 Providence, RI – Fete Lounge w/ TBA
03/29 Baltimore, MD – Golden West Cafe w/ TBA
03/30 Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands w/ Rimar & Heathered Pearls – New York Record Release
Sun Glitters video for their track, “Tight” premiered on XLR8R today! Watch it now over at XLR8R and below. The Sun Glitters 7″ can be purchased from our store.
Sun Glitters sound is an ocean of lush melodies, pitch-shifted vocal samples, ghostly digi-diva choirs, warm bass melodies driven by alternately dense and relaxing beatwork combinations between downtempo and wonky beats. The fifth installment of our 7″ series comes with a digital download card that has remixes with Shigeto, Life & Limb, Blackbird Blackbird and Twin Empire.
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Martin Eden (Matthew Cooper of Eluvium) shares a new music video and song called “return life” from his debut LP, Dedicate Function. Along with the director, Eric Macey, the two piece together moving pictures of a “family vacation” using a series of old Super 8 rolls that Macey shot over the past 10 years. They wanted to create less literal memories and more visceral ones, matching the pulse and the fluctuations in the rolling shutter with the rhythm of the track. Ultimately it’s a series of collected memories in images involving people and places. Some very vivid, some just barely discernable and hard to place in time. Check it out over at Ad Hoc!
Leading up to November 6th, Teen Daze is sharing every track from The Inner Mansions. This week, you can download the dance single off the record “Discipleship” at XLR8R.
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Teen Daze getting some “across the pond” love with his new track “Spirit“. Be sure to visit Abeano to get a taste of Teen Daze’s upcoming album “The Inner Mansions“.
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We are excited to announce that Levek’s “Look A Little Closer” is out today! Be sure to grab a copy, here.
Stream “Look A Little Closer” at AOL Spinner
9/21/2012 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
9/22/2012 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Green Room (What the Cuss, Wes Anderson event)
9/24/2012 – Gainesville, FL – The Church of Holy Colors (w/ Jane Jane Pollock, The Dewars, Shara Lunon)
10/18/2012 – Brooklyn, NY – CMJ @ Glasslands (Forcefield Showcase)
10/19/2012 – Brooklyn, NY – CMJ @ Public Assembly (Panache Showcase)
10/24/2012 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
10/25/2012 – Lexington, KY – Al’s Bar (w/ Dent May, Idiot Glee)
10/26/2012 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
11/9/2012 – Orlando, FL – Plaza LIVE (w/ Deerhoof, Telethon )
After sharing three acclaimed singles, Levek now streams his new album, Look A Little Closer, in its entirety a week before release. Enjoy Look A Little Closer over on Hype Machine!
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09/21 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
09/22 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Green Room (What the Cuss, Wes Anderson event)
09/24 Gainesville, FL – The Church of Holy Colors
10/06 Miami, FL – Bardot
10/16 New York, NY – CMJ @ Pianos (Lefse Records Showcase)
10/18 Brooklyn, NY – CMJ @ Glasslands (Force Field PR Showcase)
10/19 Brooklyn, NY – CMJ @ Public Assembly (Panache Showcase)
10/24 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
10/25 Lexington, KY – Al’s Bar %
10/26 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
11/09 Orlando, FL – Plaza LIVE #
# = w/ Deerhoof, Telethon
% = w/ Dent May, Idiot Glee