An astounding work of passion and patience over one thousand hours in the making, Long Beach musician/composer Chris Schlarb
bestows his latest musical vision, Psychic Temple
, onto the world. Known for his work as half of the hypnotic, jazz/drone duo, I Heart Lung
, Schlarb’s latest work expands wildly in new directions, incorporating wordless vocal choirs, string quartets and horn sections into his 29-member ensemble.
After countless remixes and guest appearances, DENEIR
releases the his debut solo recording. The 7 track Nowhen EP
curves acoustic sounds into new electronic shapes. Features a rare remix by Warp Records
Since their inception, Austin’s The Weird Weeds
have been carving out a musical space for themselves that is unlike anything else around them. Their new record (and second full-length) Weird Feelings further explores the nature of their individuality, showcasing a much more refined and fully-realized sound than on their previous releases.
Clocking in at just under 30 minutes, the music of Weird Feelings is inspiring both in the subtlety of its craft and the immediacy of its emotional impact, packing more ideas into 90 seconds than most bands do in a song three times that length. It is the result of relentless performing and songwriting as well as a firm commitment to faith in their own imaginations. With Weird Feelings, The Weird Weeds have established themselves as an important voice in the worlds of both pop and experimental music. They utilize the best of each genre while adhering to the constraints of neither.
Called the “best band in Austin, TX” by Tiny Mix Tapes
, The Weird Weeds
are an experimental pop band with two guitars, drums, male/female vocals, and lots of strange noises.
This Is Not What You Want
is something of a departure from the group’s usual work in that the songs feature a quieter, stripped-down instrumentation including acoustic guitar and minimal percussion. Despite these changes, the music is still consistent with the band’s unique melodic and harmonic sense and knack for defying any predetermined genres.