No Stranger Feeling
13 September 13

ivoreetowers:

I feel like these songs have been following me around for years and I’ve never had the time/confidence to give them form. I’m having a spurt of confidence right now, so here’s one. ♡

Ivory Towers - “Where We’re From the Birds Sing a Pretty Song (demo)”

~ new side project from Quinne of MYTHS

Reblogged: ivoreetowers

28 November 12

VIDEO: Leisure Birds - “SETI Signals” (Edit)

Check out the far out new video for “SETI Signals” by Minneapolis psych rock outfit Leisure Birds. The track is off the band’s sci-fi themed second LP, Globe Master, out now on Moon Glyph. Listen to another Globe Master cut below.

31 October 12
No Stranger Feeling presents:
SAMHAIN SOUNDS III

mp3:
NO STRANGER FEELING PRESENTS :: SAMHAIN SOUNDS III
 1. Yung Lurk - Vergin’ Berth [0:00]
 2. Rammstein - Engel (Scala And Kolacny Brothers) [1:52]
 3. Born Gold - Lethe [4:25]
 4. DIIV - How Long Have You Known (Moons美愛Version) [7:23]
 5. Teen Porn - Loose Fur [11:06]
 6. Lil Ugly Mane - Cup Fulla Beetlejuice [12:51]
 7. Black Moth Super Rainbow - Gangs in the Garden [16:20]
 8. Neon Neon - Trick For Treat (castrated version) [18:45]
 9. Catamaran - Goth Creep [20:50]
 10. Mystic Bummer - Apocalypse Related Injury [25:59]
 11. Prince Rama - Those Who Live For Love Will Live Forever [29:51]
 12. MYTHS - Deadlights [34:56]
 13. ANTWON x TEAMS - boomerang [40:10]
 14. Wise Blood - Nosferatu [43:45]
 15. Ty Segall - Ghost [46:27]
FRANKENSTORM SOUNDTRACK /// HALLOWEEN 2012

No Stranger Feeling presents:

SAMHAIN SOUNDS III

mp3:

NO STRANGER FEELING PRESENTS :: SAMHAIN SOUNDS III

1. Yung Lurk - Vergin’ Berth [0:00]

2. Rammstein - Engel (Scala And Kolacny Brothers) [1:52]

3. Born Gold - Lethe [4:25]

4. DIIV - How Long Have You Known (Moons美愛Version) [7:23]

5. Teen Porn - Loose Fur [11:06]

6. Lil Ugly Mane - Cup Fulla Beetlejuice [12:51]

7. Black Moth Super Rainbow - Gangs in the Garden [16:20]

8. Neon Neon - Trick For Treat (castrated version) [18:45]

9. Catamaran - Goth Creep [20:50]

10. Mystic Bummer - Apocalypse Related Injury [25:59]

11. Prince Rama - Those Who Live For Love Will Live Forever [29:51]

12. MYTHS - Deadlights [34:56]

13. ANTWON x TEAMS - boomerang [40:10]

14. Wise Blood - Nosferatu [43:45]

15. Ty Segall - Ghost [46:27]


FRANKENSTORM SOUNDTRACK /// HALLOWEEN 2012

30 July 12
No Stranger Feeling presents:
NO STRANGER SUMMER II: SLIME DUNK 2012
Better late than never, right? Bust out the lime flavored juice bars and green snowcones so you can stick out your slimy tongues in the sun. Feel free to bump this summer soundtrack from some of my favorite new experimental pop artists during your pool parties, chill sessions, Weed Olympics, frog licking rituals, fishing trips, and daily routines.
Head over to 8tracks and tune into the vibes. If you hate surprises, peep the track list below. For the nostalgic bunch, check out the first No Stranger Summer mix from last year. Don’t forget to support the artists by slapping them some slime.
Stay strange. Keep it green. It’s still summer. Enjoy it.
Golden Donna - “Paulding Light”
Outer Limitz - “I Kontact”
Matthew Dear - “Her Fantasy”
Poolside - “Slow Down”
Sweet Valley - “Total Carnage”
Splash! - “Ever Before”
Doldrums - “Jump Up”
Purity Ring - “Amenamy”
Triad God - “Top Level Club Prostitute”
Physical Therapy - “Record Sales”
Yalls - “Too Long”
It’s an altogether new thing.

No Stranger Feeling presents:

NO STRANGER SUMMER II: SLIME DUNK 2012

Better late than never, right? Bust out the lime flavored juice bars and green snowcones so you can stick out your slimy tongues in the sun. Feel free to bump this summer soundtrack from some of my favorite new experimental pop artists during your pool parties, chill sessions, Weed Olympics, frog licking rituals, fishing trips, and daily routines.

Head over to 8tracks and tune into the vibes. If you hate surprises, peep the track list below. For the nostalgic bunch, check out the first No Stranger Summer mix from last year. Don’t forget to support the artists by slapping them some slime.

Stay strange. Keep it green. It’s still summer. Enjoy it.

  1. Golden Donna - “Paulding Light”
  2. Outer Limitz - “I Kontact”
  3. Matthew Dear - “Her Fantasy”
  4. Poolside - “Slow Down”
  5. Sweet Valley - “Total Carnage”
  6. Splash! - “Ever Before”
  7. Doldrums - “Jump Up”
  8. Purity Ring - “Amenamy”
  9. Triad God - “Top Level Club Prostitute”
  10. Physical Therapy - “Record Sales”
  11. Yalls - “Too Long”

It’s an altogether new thing.

10 June 12

VIDEO: L$D  - “DON’T SMOKE MY BLUNT BITCH”

[KREAYSHAWN x TRAGIK x GRIMES x BLOOD DIAMONDS]

18 April 12

Witch Gardens - “Aunt Shae/Mean Colleen”

As you may have noticed, Witch Gardens are no stranger to this blog. The signature harmonies and old-fashioned summertime melodies of this Seattle four-piece have earned a special place in my heart. After taking some time to record their upcoming full-length I’d Rather Be Alone, the band has released three tracks that appear on their new 7” record called R-I-P.

"Aunt Shae/Mean Colleen" is the lead single from the EP, and is one of the band’s finest, albeit longest tracks to date. After an intro that wouldn’t have felt out of place on Animal Collective’s Feels, Witch Gardens breaks into more familiar territory with their catchy female-led vocal hooks and traditional sunny melodies. As a statement of purpose, the song lyrics announce that the band has "Something to show you, it’s not a costume… it’s a lifestyle!" Just when you think the song is over, “Mean Colleen” picks up the tail end—a coda that works as a stand-alone pop single in itself.

The suite is coupled with two shorter but equally cheerful songs called “Bakers Dozen” and “Standard Poodle.” All three tracks are currently available for free download on bandcamp. However, I recommend buying the 7” vinyl record from Portland’s Water Wing Records. Keep a keen eye out for the music video for “Aunt Shae/Mean Colleen,” as well as Witch Gardens’ forthcoming full-length I’d Rather Be Alone.

17 April 12

Angel Eyes - “Off the Floor”

If you were into collecting obscure psych tapes back in late 2010, you may have stumbled across a cassette release called Dire Dish. This debut drone-pop album from the mysterious Australian artist called Angel Eyes was released under the radar on Not Not Fun.

Now, Angel Eyes has a new full-length cassette called Vice to Vice, which is currently out on the Moon Glyph label. This dreamy collection of burned-out alien drone-pop jams is the work of Melbourne’s Andrew Cowie. As if he’s transmitting a murky sludge of ancient extraterrestrial wisdom into the caverns of primordial life, Cowie’s warped vocals, distant drum machine taps, and dizzy synths immerse the listener in waves of color and ambient bliss.

Listen to “Off the Floor,” the almost-danceable seven-minute space jam that lifts you high in the sky onto a bed of pink fluffy clouds infested with neo-reptilian tentacles. Or should I say, wherever your imagination takes you.

Vice to Vice is currently available for sale as a limited edition cassette, with a run of 150 tapes from Moon Glyph. The tape features six spacey tracks, with cover art by Suzanne Pfutzenreuter. Get ‘em while they’re hot.

16 April 12

Waskerley Way - “Sista”

A new digital record has emerged from the UK’s original catwave pioneer Waskerley Way, the moniker of Newcastle’s Michael Bridgewater. It’s called Haunted Tors, and it’s available today for your listening pleasure on bandcamp and SoundCloud.

The album is Michael’s interpretation of a narrative involving the resistance against a tyrannical government, following a loose theme of honoring family and friends. By incorporating elements from various styles including instrumental hip-hop and musique concrète, Waskerley Way achieves melodic compositions which seem to transcend barriers of pop music into some sort of parallel literary realm.

The sounds on Haunted Tors perpetuate a sense of wonder and mystique, tiptoeing on the tightrope between minimalism and complexity. It’s a slightly deeper, more full-bodied collection of songs than we are used to, while still maintaining the glamorous lo-fi pop sensibilities of Waskerley Way’s previous releases.

Listen to “Sista,” the loopy, shoegazing standout posted above, then head over to bandcamp for a name-your-price download of the wondrous new album. You might be surprised by what you hear.

Earbuds recommended.

11 April 12

KWJAZ  - “A Certain Sprout”


Those who were brave enough to face the cold San Francisco rain last night were treated by an intimate performance of diverse experimental music at Hemlock Tavern, all thanks to the SF based electronic musician Peter Berends, who performers under the moniker KWJAZ. The show also featured an astounding acoustic set from his Not Not Fun label-mate Weyes Blood, as well as performances from Horsebladder and Queen Victoria.

As a former band member of Rangers, KWJAZ specializes in creating long-from, dynamic instrumental soundscapes, blending obscure samples with organic sounds. Armed with a table stacked with a mad scientist’s collection of petals and knobs, samplers and computers, Berends performed a continuous set of ambient jazz grooves with sonic surprises around every corner. This is the type of performance where it is perfectly acceptable to close your eyes and let your mind drift.

Posted above for your listening pleasure is a bonus track from the CD version of his self-titled debut, currently available on Not Not Fun. “A Certain Sprout” is significantly shorter than any other tracks he has released thus far, but nonetheless dreamy. The enchanting jazz melody dazzles the airwaves and tickles the spirit, but certainly leaves you thirsty for more. If you enjoy what you hear, I highly recommended listening to the deeper, twenty-minute arrangements that are present on the album.

Here is an excerpt from “Once In Babylon”:

10 April 12

VIDEO: iamamiwhoami - “in due order”

"In Due Order" is the latest track from everyone’s favorite Swedish YouTube enigma, Jonna Lee (a.k.a. iamamiwhoami). This uptempo video features Lee and her fuzzy friends dancing to a propulsive beat. I dare you to stay still during this one.

We don’t ask for anything.