Two days ago Fang Island landed at our station. And they’re wonderful. Below is the video for their song “Daisy” (my favorite song on their debut album). It depicts some crazy people dancing with facemakeup on to Fang Island‘s quite literally crazy music. Enjoy! And remember kids, you can tune into any indie rock shows for a chance to hear their other stuff at our station!
Attention all UCSC students who are lovers of KZSC and good local music – KZSC’s bringing a FREE live show to UCSC’s Crown/Merrill Cultural Center tonight (Friday 2/26) that features Grand Lake and local favorites James Rabbit. Not enough? We’re also bringing a couple of KZSC’s own DJs out of the studio and onto the stage – Acid Tapestries (Lee from The Rising Tide show) and The Best Friends (Ben from our Sad Bastard music show).
Sooooo UCSC students, come join us for an incredible night tonight at the Merrill Cultural Center! And it’s FREE FREE FREE so no excuses! If you’re not a student, you can tune in and hear the broadcast LIVE on KZSC starting at 8:30 PM tonight.
Elk’s “Honey Range EP” is a CD that for about a month, had fallen by the wayside. It was released only limitedly in the begining of December and I neglected to download it until I returned to this log cabin in January. Since I finally recovered it’s digital-only files, it’s been a non-stop play for me at home and on both of my radio shows (Cabinet of Curiosities bows down to it every week).
Mr. Elk (as some like to call him, his real name is Justin Stein) was originally inspired by Ellie Greenwich of 60s pop song-writing greatness and the repetitiveness of drone and Steve Reich. The result of this inspiration is a 4-track EP that boasts girl-group orchestral pop ushered in by the sounds of thunder and filtered by a cloud of fuzz and fog. Later tracks are beautiful psych pop songs woven with church choir-like shrills, primal cricket-like beats, and the sounds of the ocean.
The first two track on the EP (the less noisy ones, I’m only partially sorry to say) are on his myspace.
They’re certainly worth listening, but I don’t think your mind will blow with those quite as much as it will with the other two (Big Splash and Cliff Diving), so go on, get searching (or, of course, listen to Cabinet of Curiosities tomorrow at 9pm!)
“Revenge” by The Rollercoaster Project is currently my song of the week. Why? It’s a five-minute long Fuck Buttons-esque trailing piano driven atmospheric song with beautiful screaming. No really, beautiful, and I never though I’d say that about calls from the underground. Listen to the track and then please tell me what you think. It’s good for concentrating on things that are far away, I think.