Electronic

Little Arcs July shows, new releases

Little Arcs’ latest release, First One, is a trio of songs with beautiful harmonies and surprising key shifts that work bright and true, every moment of it. It’s clear these folks have an understanding of creative composition and some jazz backgrounds. Little Arcs is for diggers of Whitney, appreciators of Radiohead and lovers of juxtopositions. It’s like if Grizzly Bear was even more chill and included a female vocalist in the mix to lighten the harmonic balance. The band just put out their first cassette, which you can snag at their last show before summer break--July 13th and 14th at their own abode. You can find out the location of these semi-secret shows on their Facebook. It's all high praise, we know. But these folks are a gem and we recommend catching them while they're around. - Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor

 

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult Fall Tour

Back in February local Industrial music veterans, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, released their thirteenth album, In the House of Strange Affairs. This marked the first new music from the group since 2014 and first since celebrating 30 years in the industry back in 2017. Below is the album’s title track, “Strange Affairs”.

Last week the band announced a fall tour in support of the album with special guest Curse Mackey (Pigface). You can catch TKK on November 7th at Chop Shop.

 

Mielo

24 year-old producer and musician Mielo has had an epic first half of 2019. He released his debut EP, “Anywhere But Here”, back in the Spring and last week dropped a remix of the latest single from LA’s Crywolf.

Having organically built a following over the last few years, Mielo is poised to be one of the biggest artists to come from our city in awhile.

Local Dialect pair day and night on "Poseidon," play Elsewhere 7.13

New York electronic duo Local Dialect excel in creating understated techno, crafting tactile soundscapes that would feel just as appropriate underground as they would in open air. Their recent drop “Poseidon [REALM]” is a perfect example of this two-pronged production mentality, with its deep, brooding bass underscoring energetic, almost tropical percussive accents. The pairing of these two subsets of electronic music—the mixing of both dark and light elements—makes Local Dialect’s music recommended listening for summer nights and July pool parties alike (or perhaps both, if you’re dancing long enough). Stream it below, and catch them at Elsewhere on July 13th, alongside Willaris.K. -Connor Beckett Mcinerney

Simon Garrett's "Dreamworld" is an experimental odyssey, plays Sunnyvale 7.16

Dreamworld, the new LP from Brooklyn-based artist Simon Garrett, spills out onto the canvas like a knocked over can of paint, incorporating smatterings of electronica, breakbeat, and alternative rock throughout the course of its nine distinct tracks. It’s a record that’s hard to pin down, and Garrett seems to like it that way, directly confronting the listener by means of off-kilter percussive segues (“Expalina”), power-pop anthems (“Whole New Shaky”), and bare-bones lofi folk performances (“Last Sunday”). While by no means a thematically cohesive work, Garrett’s penchant for weird, disconcerting sonic textures and drive for experimentation ultimately delivers an album that’s satisfyingly strange, offering an idiosyncratic take on numerous genres from a radically new perspective. Listen below, and catch Simon Garrett on July 16th at Sunnyvale, supporting Racket Man, Tidal Gloom, and Phil and the Osophers. -Connor Beckett McInerney

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