Mamalarky: “Hero”

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Mamalarky: “Hero”

Posted by on Nov 24, 2020

Austin-to-L.A.-to-Georgia four-piece Mamalarky is no foreigner to fuzz, instead a savant of psychedelia. Going back to 2017, Mamalarky has been trickling out a steady stream of organic-minded singles but just last week pulled back the curtain on their debut self-titled full-length.

Mamalarky is a ten-track trek through a diverse landscape of sounds, seemingly lackadaisical and mottled at times, but clearly calculated. And nearly a full two years ago, the quartet treated us with a Studio 1A performance of one of Mamarlarky‘s most infectious originals, “Hero”!


Jack Anderson

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Hypoluxo: “Night Life”

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Hypoluxo: “Night Life”

Posted by on Nov 23, 2020

Compared to its angsty, distortion-heavy predecessor, the genre post-punk tends to be pretty introspective and often so self-examining that its legitimately therapeutic. And for Brooklyn quartet Hypoluxo, they’ve sheared off any connection to the Florida beachside with their candid yet thoughtful take on the post-punk formula.

Hypoluxo tapped deep into undertones of despondency on their just-issued self-titled third album but that doesn’t mean the sound strays far from aggressive. Hear for yourself on Hypoluxo‘s B-side opener about trying to find your footing in the Big Apple once the sun goes down, “Night Life”!


Jack Anderson

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Hong Kong Wigs: “Discopop!”

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Hong Kong Wigs: “Discopop!”

Posted by on Nov 20, 2020

Made up of Sweet Spirit singer-guitarist John Fichter, Black Basements bassist Anastasia Wright, and Ex Romantika dummer Adam Galvan, Austin three-piece Hong Kong Wigs truly fulfills their status as a power trio. HKW’s been around for a bit now, but have only just today released their debut LP, LOIS.

LOIS is an outstanding stepping stone for Hong Kong Wigs and a phenomenal first full-length entry into their still-growing art rock discography. They’ll be celebrating LOIS with a virtual release show 6PM tonight via Bud’s Live and Direct and even if you can’t check that out, we’re pretty sure that one of LOIS‘s late contenders “Discopop!” will keep Hong Kong Wigs close to your head throughout the weekend.


Jack Anderson

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Phabo: “LNF”

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Phabo: “LNF”

Posted by on Nov 19, 2020

Like many lyricists based out of L.A., Phabo started cutting his teeth on juvenile yet formative freestyle rap battles while still in high school. Jump to 2014 where Phabo’s four-part mixtape Ratchet & Blues proved that this singer-rapper was nothing to be overlooked, and ought to be put in a salacious pantheon that includes early Weeknd and Usher.

Following a slew of promising collaborations, today Phabo dropped an undulating trap-R&B single ahead of his upcoming LP and we can assure you, “LNF” is nothing short of sultry.


Jack Anderson

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Synthemesc: “Nighttrap”

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Synthemesc: “Nighttrap”

Posted by on Nov 18, 2020

With the pandemic continuing at its current rate, working on a solo project is obviously more feasible than practicing with a full band. And for those that remember Austin psych-noir six-piece The Halfways, former frontman Daniel Fernandez has been churning out electronic music under the handle Synthemesc.

Synthemesc has a new home base in Medellin, where he’s released the latest installment into his arsenal of minimalist yet lengthy, psychosomatic house instrumentals, “Nighttrap”! Its best enjoyed on the dancefloor or behind the wheel, so remember to wear a mask, socially distance, and drive responsibly!


Jack Anderson

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