Learning Music Monthly introduces me to Mooey Moobau
I’ve been listening to Learning Music Monthly‘s new September album, Friends Who Are and am really enjoying it.
Learning Music Monthly is a subscription based album-a-month series that’s a great resource if you’re looking to discover some out-of-the-box music (that doesn’t suck — important distinction).
September’s issue of LMM is a selection of remixes by John Wood and Lisa Tremain. Here’s the lead track:
Mooey Moobau : “Friends Who Are Fathers” (mp3)
Mooey Moobau is the alter-ego of Joe Tepperman, a speech scientist who does research for a large language software company. He creates some intense glitch/noise/freak music. Check out the track “What Can I . . . → Read More: Learning Music Monthly introduces me to Mooey Moobau
Nyteowl and The Trapezoids @ 501 Club, Aug. 30
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Although I studied classical music in college and was a regular patron of the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra growing up, I have little doubt that reviewing a new classical album would never have happened if it didn’t have Sufjan Stevens name attached to it.
The BQE is a film and musical suite — composed by Sufjan Stevens — exploring New York City’s Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. The performance featured 36 performers including a band, a wind and brass ensemble, string players, a horn section, projected film footage of the expressway and five hula hoopers.
I received an advance review copy of the album and listened . . . → Read More: The millenial generation's Koyaanisqatsi: Sufjan Stevens' The BQE
IMPALER, The Whiskey Sournotes, 10w40 @ 400 Bar on Aug 29
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We just got our grubby hands on the new title track off Islands‘ new LP, Vapours, out September 22 on Anti Records.
Islands : . . . → Read More: Yes! It's Vapours off the new Islands LP
Sunbears make you feel alive
Sunbears, the indie/ psychedelic/ electronic pop duo from Jacksonville, Florida, want you to strip off your shirt, blare this track and run around screaming the neighbors.
So get on that…
Sunbears : “I’m . . . → Read More: Sunbears make you feel alive
Grizzly Bear's fan-made video for Two Weeks
What a gorgeous video. Nearly enough to restore your faith in the power of the music . . . → Read More: Grizzly Bear's fan-made video for Two Weeks
Zydecosis debut classic rock zydeco cover album
I have an unshakeable hankering for good barbeque these days, and this new Zydecosis classic rock cover album is making my stomach rumble.
Louisana’s Steve Junot and company rifled through their vinyl LP collection to pull out favorite classic rock tunes like The Who’s “Baba O’ Riley,” The Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction,” Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls,” Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid,” Bad Company’s “Feel Like Making Love” and more.
Believe me, you just haven’t lived until you’ve heard Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” with accordion and washboard.
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Self-Playing Harmonica made from a printer and vacuum
Made from an old printer and a vacuum cleaner, the Self-Playing Harmonica will play different songs based on the image you print!
I want . . . → Read More: Self-Playing Harmonica made from a printer and vacuum