The ever so great Bandcamp Hunter just featured Man Eating Sloth’s newest EP Schitzengigz on their website and had just wonderful things to say about it and us. Here’s what they had to say:
Whoever it was that alerted me to this label Furious Hooves recently - thank you. Some great music on their Bandcamp page and they have a fine slogan : “Independent Music + 1990s Basketball”. Digging the Man Eating Sloth sound - chilled electronic explorations that remind me of Cluster at times. Plus they’ve got a song called “Smacked By Monkeys”. 10s all ‘round.
I will tell you guys one thing about the new Wild Nothing album coming out 28 August 2012 via Captured Tracks, it is phenomenal. A beautiful mesh between Gemini, the Nowhere/Wait 7” and the summer of 2012. Perfect|Midnight|World has this to say:
Jack Tatum’s Wild Nothing project next full length finally has a release date (August 28) and a name (Nocturne) and a first that (this song, “Shadow”), and sure enough it’s now got my attention. “Shadow” doesn’t seem to stray too far from the lush, dream pop sounds of the excellent “Gemini”, but it does seem to have traded a little of the ethereal, Cocteau Twins-esque soundscapes for something a little more jangly and loose (think late 80’s The Cure, and Beach Fossils), but aside from that - we’re still in that gorgeous invitingly dreamy pop sound that Jack Tatum does so well.
As usual Perfect|Midnight|World posts another great Captured Tracks review. This time it’s for the debut album from John Pena aka Heavenly Beat. It’s super sexy.
From where I sit, the Beach Fossils crew have snagged the MVP awards for the first half of 2012. Be it with their own material or split into the off-shoots of DIIV or Heavenly Beat, it seems like everything that they touch turns to gold (sweet, golden ear candy). Here is a new track from the forthcoming full length from John Pena’s Heavenly Beat project. “Tradition” once again flows on a dreamy tropical vibe that feels as indebted to 80’s dream pop acts (Cocteau Twins, the Cure) as it does to the modern balearic pop scene (jj, Air France). The somber chopped synths that build into the kinetic strings toward the end is especially a nice touch. Highest recommendation. I can’t wait for the full length.
Every Wednesday since I’ve been back in Savannah, I’ve been going to Green Truck for what has somehow been labeled Boiz II Burgerz. The number of boiz (and ladiez) fluctuate in appearance, but the homemade ketchup and always disappears when Jon is around…
We would like to introduce you to the brand spankin’ new Vimeo page for Furious Hooves. You will be able to go here to find live performances, music videos, alternate/rare takes on any number of members from the furhoof famiy.
Today we premiere with mumbledust performing “Heeler’s Mount / Kneeler’s Cove” live inside an exhibition of Kate de Para’s entitled ‘Homework’ at Ashmore Gallery in Savannah, GA.