Only two weeks or so away from our wandering troubadour/scholar Eric Sarmiento’s phenomenal new album The Friend Is This Animalhits the shelves. This is a real full album lovers album so we have the whole thing streaming here, for your enjoyment. Dive in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Archive for July, 2011
Here’s some photos of Eric’s forthcoming The Friend Is This Animal limited edition cd. Pre order here.
Here’s some photos of Eric’s forthcoming The Friend Is This Animal. The tape (7$) and the cd (10$) are now up for pre order.
Last year Sebastian Zimmer of One In A Googolplex dropped his excellent 3rd LP ‘The Dropout Cats‘ and then shortly thereafter he gave us an equally excellent single ‘Lilly‘. Now on September 6th OIAG is set to deliver their (now expanded to a full band) 4th awesome long player titled ‘Win Win’ which delivers handsomely on the promise of ‘Lilly’! Sebastian again pulls off the feat of making a modern pop album full of endearingly heartfelt and humble songs that span a range of sonic terrain but maintain the consistent OIAG vibe we have come to love. With the additions of the voice of Lisa Weigel, percussion by David Fernández del Campo and guitar by Manfred Rump new elements have made their way into Sebastian’s world with much welcomed results. Of course the songs from the single ‘Lilly’ and ‘My Sister’s Poems’ are great but their are lot’s of new gems on this to sink your teeth into. ‘Make My Cat Happy’ and ‘You Were a Mess When You Were Seventeen’ are more electro pop jammers in the vein of ‘Lilly’ but there are also lot’s of good introspective melodic numbers like ‘Watermelon’, ‘Tiger Lion Bear’, and ‘Fiddlesticks’. With ‘Win Win’ One In A Googolplex have continued their trend of making outstanding alt. pop records that make you think, feel and not be afraid or too cool to feel positive.
‘Win Win’ will be out September 6th on limited CD and digital. Here’s the tracklist and the cute cover (you might recognize the kid?) is above. If you missed it, listen and download lead single ‘Lilly’.
3. I Share My Fire With You
4. Make My Cat Happy
5. My Sister’s Poems
6. You Were A Mess When You Were Seventeen
7. Four Leaf Clover
9. Tiger Lion Bear
Though many have gone during the pre-order there’s still some copies of the much lauded long player ‘Plantation’ from ambient R&B artist Arrange. The tapes really bring out the warmth and depth of what is already a great sounding album. In case you’ve missed it there’s much good reading material on the interwebs that support the case for why not to miss this one (see p4k’s full review). Pickup a tape (7$) and stream and download the whole thing here. In addition to the tape you can head over to the Arrange bandcamp to snag the limited vinyl.
Illus Ocean, who has 3 new albums (in different forms) coming soon, shared this preview of his twisted covers album (maybe all Olivia Newton John?). It is a frighteningly awesome version of the O.N.J. tune Magic. No word on who the duet partner is or why Mr. Ocean is rollerskating shirtless with beer and axe but hey, that’s how Illus rolls.