howse – vbs

howse – vbs

a terribly disturbed vision of footwork. thx to friendship bracelet for this one. ian writes, “I want my ears to turn inside out and envelope my headphones in order to hear it more properly. ” truth.

mp3:
howse – vbs

free downloads @ bandcamp


sxsw photo journo: day 4

prince sun arawma

rest, meeting //tense//, the commonwealth show @ lanai, prince sun arawma show at brave new books, magic mushrooms. on lo-fi/broken camera gear and with bad captions.
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kevin prodigy (feat. malor) – if you don’t pick up the phone miss thing

kevin prodigy - if you don't pick up the phone miss thing

hypnotic, cathartic, sassy as fuck. kevin prodigy describes the beat as “a lil something soft” that he made out of a voicemail his friend left him. the basic elements (vocal triggers, kick drum pulse and explosive blams) coalesce perfectly, and the result isn’t exactly “soft”. after this past week, i will always associate this track with a dark basement full of sweaty contorting bodies. tagged on hypem as “dance, cunt, vogue, ballroom beats, relentlessly cunty.” sounds about right.

kevin prodigy (feat. malor) – if you don’t pick up your phone miss thing

[via dave quam]


sxsw photo journo: day 3: odd future + weird magic shows

sxsw photo journo: day 3: odd future + weird magic shows

odd future bathed in sunlight, friendship bracelet x weirdmagic showcase, weird magic bookstore rave.

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compilation: light DEAD SEA, volume one

compilation: light DEAD SEA, volume one

met robert from sore eros in my travels to austin last week, and dude has quite the story. the artists he’s recorded with range from panda bear to adam green (at times, together), he served in ariel pink’s first touring band incarnation, and used to live in l.a. and be involved in the damaged art pop scene out there. he gave me a copy of an apparently very rare comp he made but never circulated in 2004, featuring an all-star rotating cast going under various pseudonyms, many of which have come full bloom since.

our favorites are gold digger (ariel pink & gary war)’s “liquid sun,” a damaged recording at some points messy but with a chorus huge enough that i’m reminded of the original “round and round” demo, and kurt vile’s sentimental instrumental “black hand squeezing,” which shows a synthesized version of kurt i haven’t seen before:

gold digger – liquid sun

kurt vile – black hand squeezing

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light dead sea, volume one:

01. Gary War – just before birth
02. Gold Digger – Liquid Sun (ariel pink, gary war)
03. Part Wak – oil punk (gary war, zeus (from andy & zeus))
04. Sore Eros – pre-dawn free
05. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Omen
06. Chas. Mtn. – Wheels Of Space (gary war, nick branagan, zeus)
07. Whet Sun – Wew Who (sore eros, gary war)
08. Rdills – gypsy something
09. Kurt Vile – black hand squeezing
10. Gold Digger – destined for greatness (ariel pink, gary war)
11. Party Girls – fiesta policia (adam from sore eros’ high school band)
12. Chas. Mtn. – Deep Safety (gary war, nick branagan, zeus)
13. Roddmagog – jardin (gary war solo acoustic)
14. Sore Eros – under her petal free
15. Gary War – standards of boredom
16. Vim – sunshine timeline (gary war, zeus)
17. Part Wak – light her on fire (gary war, zeus)
18. That Hideous Strength – dej guaw (gary war + hank hawk)
19. Sore Eros – jewel of dew

download the full compilation here.

thx robert!


sxsw photo journo: day 2

sxsw photo journo: day 2

crashing the dovecote show (big freedia, hooray for earth, dominique young unique), impose show (sun araw, moon duo), triple threat love triangle show (john maus, //tense//, survive), djing, making friends, meeting the maus.

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sxsw photo journo: drive+day1

sxsw photo journo: drive+day1

in austin for sxsw and soaking in the good vibes. with parties to run and events to dj, i’ve been “working” constantly. i did, however, find time to snap these….. more coming…. gotta run

all photos by erez avissar.
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WEIRD MAGIC TAKES ON SXSW

WEIRD MAGIC TAKES ON SXSW

03/16: WEIRD MAGIC PARTY

UPDATED LINEUP:

330am GUESTS
230am DJ TAMEIL+BRICK BANDITS CREW
130am GHE20 GOTHIK DJs
1245 am LAUREL HALO
1145 DJ RASHAD AND DJ SPINN
11:15 HOLLAGRAMZ
1030 STARFOXXX+GHETTOPHILES
10 SILENT LAND TIME MACHINE
915 LA BIG VIC
830 GRIMES
8 SHAMS

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3/18: WEIRD MAGIC x FRIENDSHIP BRACELET FRIDAY DAY SHOW

10:00: GEM TRAILS
9:15: NIKE7UP
8:30: SPECULATOR
8:00: JANKA NABAY
7:30: ——–mystery—–
6:45: TOOTH ACHE
6:00: HOW I QUIT CRACK
5:15: DOLDRUMS
4:30: HUBBLE
3:45: HUMAN RESOURCES
3:00: IVAN MAIRESSE
2:15: TOBY ARONSON
1:30: MATTHEWDAVID
12:45: PINK PRIEST

(d’eon unfortunately isn’t making it down to sxsw anymore)

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03/18: FRIDAY NIGHT ALL NIGHT PARTY

PRESENTED BY WEIRD MAGIC & SWEAT

JUST ADDED:
//TENSE//
S U R V I V E
NIKE7UP

PICTUREPLANE (LIVE)
PURO INSTINCT (DJ)
SFV ACID (DJ)
TODD PENDU (DJ)
HOLLAGRAMZ (LIVE)
TEARIST (LIVE)
FRIENDS (LIVE)
SWEAT (LIVE)
WEIRD MAGIC (DJ)

+ MORE
+ VERY SPECIAL GUESTS

RSVP: weirdmagicrsvp@gmail.com

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DJ GIGS

WEIRD MAGIC WILL BE DJING:

3/16: altered zones weds day show w/ john maus, puro instinct, pictureplane, sleep over, laurel halo, matthewdavid, grimes
3/18: dovecote/heart music group thurs day show w/ big freedia, hooray for earth, baths, jonquil, dominique young unique, trash talk


greatest hits / raw thrills / happy healthy boys: live on weird magic excursions

zak mering (greatest hits / raw thrills)

tyler and zak of greatest hits (along w/ sam of outer limits recordings et al.) stopped by our radio show last week, in high spirits and with plenty of material in tow. specifically: their entire new freak funk boy 7″, new raw thrills jam “whole lotta lovin”, a brand new sweethearts tune performed by the happy healthy boys (sweethearts (zak + sam)+tyler), live fave “L train girl”, harry nilsson and sparks covers, and more. the recording came straight from their mixer, “demented and filled with sentiment.”

this recording offers a first listen of a bunch of new material, and stands as a snapshot of an incredibly prolific and wacky corner of the musical landscape at their most comfortable and impassioned. many thanks to them for delivering such a packed, well-planned set.

mp3s:
greatest hits – fun girls
greatest hits – freak funk boy
greatest hits – played to win
greatest hits – we at the afterparty
greatest hits – ten little indians (Harry Nilsson Cover)
raw thrills – whole lotta lovin
happy healthy boys – rock n roll story
greatest hits – l train girl
greatest hits – funky dame
greatest hits – roger (Sparks/Halfnelson Demo Cover)
or download the whole set in a zip file.

“rock n roll story”:

pre-order greatest hits’ freak funk boy 7″ @ sixteen tambourines.

excursions is our weekly radio show on newtown radio. tune into newtownradio.com thursday from 5-7pm for musical journeys and special guests (out to sxsw next week but have a special podcast planned in lieu, and will be resuming the following week with a set by magic mountain!)


photos: as of late

shannon funchess of light asylum

all photos by erez avissar.

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foto: gang gang dance @ artists wanted

foto: gang gang dance @ artists wanted

all photos by erez avissar.
view set on brooklynvegan

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dead drums – more perfecter

dead drums – more perfecter

just a little ambient ditty i came across the other day which wrapped a womb arund me i never want to leave:

mp3:
dead drums – more perfecter

free album download @ bandcamp.


greatest hits in-studio tmrw / “fun girls”

greatest hits in-studio tmrw / “fun girls”

super excited to announce that greatest hits will be joining us on our radio show for a very special in-studio live performance. the duo will be joined by sam from outer limits recordings, debuting new material from raw thrills and sweethearts, playing alternate/acoustic versions of songs, and running through some greatest hits hits. they will also chatting with us a bit, and maybe spinning some records as well. this will be loads of fun. join in tomorrow, thursday, from 5-7pm on newtownradio.com.

check out their awesome new single fun girls:
Greatest Hits – Fun Girls by Sixteen Tambourines Recs