Fresh Snow stole our hearts last year with Won, an EP of EPic proportions. The Toronto based quartet seamlessly incorporates elements of krautrock, noise, psych rock and melodic pop to create a truly innovative, powerful and entrancing sound. With a much anticipated second album due out on Friday, we asked them to put together a mixtape for us of some of the artists and bands that have inspired them and the heady mix they sent us offers a peek at the myriad influences at work in their own music. Make sure you grab their album, and right now, press play and crank up the volume!
Since two years ago, when his ensemble The Meets got into our 2013 Album Picks with the outstanding It Happens Outside, until now, a few days before the debut release of his avant-electronica collaborative outfit Stage Hands, we haven't been able to take our ears off the incredible genre-bending sounds of Brandon Locher. So we're chuffed to bits to present this month's mixtape, kindly curated by Locher himself. The multimedia artist and producer from Pennsylvania brings us a mix chock full of fine tracks, including an excerpt of his very own revisited version of the magistral sound piece 'Conversations'.
We've said it before and we'll say it again: we are huge fans of John Colpitts aka Kid Millions, the genius Brooklyn based multi-instrumentalist and composer behind drum ensemble Man Forever. Over the years, he has lent his drumming talents to a plethora of inspired and diverse projects. So we're ecstatic to present this month's mixtape featuring over an hour of music selected by Kid Millions himself. Without further ado, drum roll... Play!
This month's mixtape comes from the hands of High Heels, the brainchild project of Berlin based American rock experimentalist Austin Brown, who fearlessly hopped from genre to genre, to compile this superb cluster of songs.