In lieu of all that excitement they have also managed to drop the two sided PRIOR ART mixtape which they describe as a mix “stitched together in between soundchecks, on empty highway stretches, and on spare couches covered with cat hair and dust. It follows a slower path than Gold Fools but reaches similar depths of dubby, hiss-laden pop. Exploring the boundaries of vibe and feel, it was inspired by the microphasing of minimalist composer William Basinski, the warped, playful beats of Actress and Bibio, and the various guises of mastermind Brian Eno. Printed on limited edition cassette tape, Prior Art contains reworkings of songs by Clams Casino and Twin Sister, as well as remixes by shape shifters Sun Glitters and Rimar, mixed with gooey ambient stretches and swirling electronic interludes.”
We have a hunch that you’ll like what you hear below so here’s the free download.PRIOR ART/SIDE A
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Snowmine: The Brooklyn five-piece embraces an indie pop sound rich with echo pedals, tribal beats, electro-acoustic soundscapes and classical orchestrations. The band is fronted by new-classical composer Grayson Sanders, whose vocals have been compared to Robin Pecknold and Jim Jones. They’ll be heading in to the studio to begin work on their next full length LP, but for now keep an eye out for their upcoming duel remixes with Twin Sister.
Spanish Prisoners: Lead singer, songwriter and guitarist Leo Maymind and his bandmates – keyboardist/vocalist Amberly Hungerford, drummer/songwriter Mike DiSanto, and multi-instrumentalist James Higgs slowly molded fragments of home recordings into layered, fluid, headphone symphonies that emphasized the raw randomness in electronic sound. Their most recent release Gold Fools was recently recognized as one of the top five Bandcamp albums of 2011 by NPR.
After a short hiatus Team Tunage is back! For those of you that don’t know this is the time of week when everyone on the exfm team shares their favorite songs from this week with you, our lovely community. Let us know what your favorites from this past week were. Do you see any of them here?
The Pica Beats
The Mary Onettes
Rick Danko & Donald Fagen
If you were first introduced to Spanish Prisoners through the majestically-layered flurry of strong percussion, synth, reverb and masterful songwriting that is Know No Violence then like us, you must have fallen in love at first listen.
To our pleasure Spanish Prisoners were able to follow up that beautiful single with an equally magnificent and artful full-length self-release. Gold Fools showcases lead singer Leo Maymind knack for songwriting. It leaves you wondering which paths he went down that stuck so vividly in his memory leading him to intertwine their bits and pieces into his meticulously crafted songs.
Gold Fools is driven by the flexible melodic changes of Maymind along with keyboardist Amberly Hungerford catching you off guard, dragging you around one corner, floating you ten feet of the ground and then snapping you back down to earth before dousing you in layers of intricate reverb. This album is truly an audiophiles dream come true. Each track is an adventure just waiting for you to press play. We guarantee that with each additional press of that little play triangle you’ll discover new treasures that may have gone unnoticed at first listen.
If you’re dying to see these guys live and you’re in the NYC area then you’re in luck. You can catch them live this Friday, November 18th at Pianos. Their album is also available as a free download on bandcamp. Grab it now because we have a feeling it won’t stay that way for long.
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