The lad you see above in the album cover for David Gabriel Corpse’s debut solo album Summer Romance, is none other than a young David Gabriel Thorpe (of Beach Party and Gateway Drugs). Look at that kid, he’s charmed you already; he’s got you wrapped and whipped. Although, that self-same confident face also appears reserved, melancholic but hopeful. I think maybe that kid wrote this album.
The collection of 7 piano-driven pop tracks are made up of 4 full songs and 3 ‘ludes, filled with full-blooded hooks of an optimistic despair, written and performed by our faithfully disheartened angel, Mr. Corpse, David Gabriel Corpse.
You can stream it below and purchase it at Bandcamp.
Heroes of the independent live music scene in Cape Town, Psych Night, have announced they are bringing the weirdos from Seattle called Night Beats down do the bottom of Africa for a weekend of garage rock, in association with the good folk at Vans SA.
The touring band will be supported by local acts in the form of The Future Primitives, Wild Eastern Arches, The Very Wicked, Bilderberg Motel, Black Lung and more, at shows on 13/12 in Johannesburg at Town Hall and on 14/12 in Cape Town at Assembly, with some sly whisperings of a secret show on 15/12.
Night Beats released their newest album, Sonic Bloom, this year, if you haven’t yet, stream the album here.
To Lee Blackwell, James Traeger and Tarek Wegner – welcome to Africa, we can’t wait to move.
This guy takes lucid dream dairy entries to a whole new level.
In the mornings after waking, Reddit user Memedreams makes an attempts to capture his dreams digitally - the result is a wild collage of imagery, and whether he dreams these images or makes them up, they are still enchanting in their organised chaos.
Earlier this year, French group La Femme released their brilliant debut album, Psycho Tropical Berlin, which has been a highlight in our playlist since then.
If you haven’t yet, enjoy the video for the single ‘Packshot’ over here.
Over the last few weeks, the band has release via their Soundcloud a selection of tracks set for their bonus special edition release.
Enjoy the new tracks, reworks and Chuck Berry cover below.
Photographer Timothy Archibald’s son Eli was born autistic. Timothy began photographing his child, and it appears that Archibald is not only a top class image-maker, but also one fantastic father with a brilliant approach raising his son.
Image after image, Archibald’s collection reveals the socially withdrawn child’s unique perspective. The way he interacts with objects offers an alternative approach to communicating with the world around him. The photographer says, “I never wanted [Eli] to think that he was normal. I wanted him to be aware of how different he was and see that as an asset.” - via
The project is entitled Echolilia, and is available via www.timothyarchibald.com.
Here is something simply marvelous.
2 of Cape Town’s freshest finest come together and press their musical fun bits against each other and out comes a gem, something altogether new but bearing features of both parents.
Youngsters The Aztec Sapphire have found their recent single, The Instinct of Boyhood, redreamed by musical mad genius Nicolaas van Reenen, who performs and produces under the title of Fever Trails.
Legendary surfer Montgomery Ernest Thomas Kaluhiokalani, or Buttons as he was affectionately known, passed away over the weekend.
This collaborative release between South African musican Spoek Mathambo and American rapper Shamon Cassette is something the new duo see as a ‘mini-album where we focussed on having fun rapping.‘
The two musical talents rework (this isn’t Spoek’s first mixtape) and flip tracks from Queen to Flume to Unknown Mortal Orchestra to Charlie XCX, in what they have dubbed is a “love letter to the original adventurous spirit of hip-hop.”
1. Wave Crusher” (original Mr. Carmack Hopscotch)
2. “Joaquina Beach” (original production from Spoek)
3. “Game Extrapulation. Match Point” (original Fu*k Buttons The Red Wing)
4. “My Mind Is In The Clouds” (original Pixies Where Is My Mind)
5. “Go On Dance” (original Flume Star Eyes)
6. “Bicycle” (original Unknown Mortal Orchestra From The Sun & Queen Bicycle)
7. “Cardboard Castle” (original Inc. The Place)
8. “The Atom Strikes” (original Charli XCX Nuclear Season & Peter Tosh Nuclear War)
9. “Fire & Smoke” (original production from Halp & Acre)
Click here to download this mixtape, gratis.
See track artwork by Otto Splotch.
Enjoy this mesmerizing video for German producer Nutia’s single ‘Papo’, made entirely by Max Moertl.
It’s been just over a year since Grizzly Bear released their beautiful 4th album, and little over a month since we enjoyed the first track, ‘Will Calls’, from the ‘Shields: Expanded’ and ‘Shields: B-Sides’ releasing on 12 Nov.
The band from Brooklyn once again create their bold and visceral soundscapes, a wall of sound wading in murky depth, expanded breadth and lofty heights. If you haven’t yet, listen to ‘Will Calls’ before moving onto the new single, ‘Listen and Wait’ below.