On top of that, Mark Walat of Sly fame (pictured above) will be spinning on both Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Meanwhile, Maxwell Williams from Maximum Thrills closes out Saturday night from 5-8 p.m.
Stay tuned, as the lineup will expand throughout the week.
Lust For Youth, the synth outfit of Malmö, Sweden's Hannes Norrvide, released its second full length back in April via Italy's Avant! Records. Titled Growing Seeds, this LP fully taps the potential that the group's 2011 debut Solar Flare only hinted at.
From its earliest days, the band managed to stand out from the rest of the coldwave-wave, merging austere industrial drones with romantic synth lines and vocal delivery (a nice break from today's current wave of synth bands singing romantic lyrics with the delivery of an anthropomorphized refrigerator).
Since Solar Flare, Norrvide's replaced female conspirator Amanda with backup from Loke Rahbek (of War/Sexdrome), allowing the band to reach UWP (ultimate white-boy potential). Rahbek's influence feels most felt on tracks like "We Planted a Seed" and "Cover Their Faces," allowing high-pitched oscillations to cut through the equally-angular synths. On the opposite end of the spectrum, however, I suspect Norrvide's been listening to a lot of the Tough Alliance lately, because he's crafted some incredible pop songs that, in comparision to his older material, I would have never anticpated.
Stream the entire album below:
Pick up the LP via U.S. distributor Sacred Bones here.
It's kinda like dropping major shrooms throughout the work day. Not that I would know anything about that. Needless to say J and Eugene have been traveling about the North American continent lately and this mix is very telling of their cool travels from sea to shining sea!
Take a listen to their latest playlist now and other assorted archives always available on FACE at Viva Radio!
Kindness - House
Jonny Rock - Bad Instr
TNGHT - Bugg'n
Lockah - Goons & Roses
Lol Boys - Changes ft. Heart Streets
Actress - The Lord's Graffiti
Nina Kraviz & Amine Edge - Ghetto Kraviz (Amine Edge Mix)
Adriatique & Audino - All The Ladies
Rudimental - Feel the Love
Oliver S - Doin' Ya Thang
ETC!ETC! & Brillz - Bueller (Dub)
Baauer - Harlem Shake
Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you what's been dubbed as "the best Me + You episode so far (as voted by uh, the featured artist)."
Our newest comes from Man Forever, and I've gotta say I'm interested to see how this one plays out on the American Apparel storefront. Consisting of Oneida's Kid Millions, Yeah Yeah Yeah's Brian Chase, and Dave Kadden's Dave Kadden, Man Forever has been dubbed as Metal Machine Music for drums.
Based around a couple guys playing overlapping drum patterns on a single snare drum, these guys play a hypnotic style of drone that, half the time, doesn't even involve strings.
Live, the band opened things up with a four minute snare drone appropriately titled "Snare Phases," followed by a 15-minute (!) version of "Surface Patterns" from their recent Pansophical Cataract LP. In between transcending states in our studio, Man4Ev and host Tedward took a trip back in time to discuss the evolution of the NYC music scene, their plans to thwart a high school marching band's world record, and what exactly a "woodie" is.
Decide for yourself if this is the best Me + You episode ever (and if you like shaming high schoolers and woodies, it just might be) when it airs today at noon on Viva Radio.
Also, New Yorkers: Catch Man Forever at the Stone on July 11.
Tomorrow, Glen Szabo from Absinthe & Presents spins from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday finds Sambarella from Gruv Gallery running things from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., followed by two hours of tunes from the mayor of Gay Beach himself, Tedward, starting at 3 p.m.
See you there!
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These four guys from San Antonio play a strand of throwback rock'n'roll that's definitely indebted to the Keys; however, the band pulls it off with a poppy, early 00's sensibility reminiscent of both Beck and the Strokes. We've got the video for their new single "Savage" down below. It features the band performing in a studio that might also be a kitchen and everyone looks super stoked, which is probably because they're performing in the largest music studio I've ever seen (I haven't seen many music studios. However, ours is small and doesn't look like a kitchen. That does not stop it from smelling like pizza).
The whole album's streaming over at Paste. And just for good measure, here's the artwork for a completely different band called Hacienda that I found upon googling "Hacienda bandcamp:"
Pick up either one today!