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Vive Latino – 27 y 28 de Marzo.

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Escribe en una cuartilla que hiciste en tus vacaciones récords presenta:

Vive Latino – XV Aniversario: jueves 27 y viernes 28 de Marzo 2014.
Lo que me gustó y lo que no me gustó, por Homo Rodans.
Foro Sol, Ciudad de México. (more…)


SXSW Diaries – Monday’s alright for walkin’

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Note/Warning: My proper reviews for SXSW will be on La Pop Life and Gold Flake Paint soon(ish). For Sloucher, I’ll be posting diary-style stuff, mostly unedited (barring a few typos that had to go away, replaced by more typos. Most of these diaries were written late at night and honest to God, this is how they went. No clear cut narrative is intended, just general ramblings. Enjoy this Gonzo-style experiment. (more…)


Band of the week : Bad Grammar

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Bad Grammar (both the band and in my writing style.) The duo of Lucy Brown and have been rocked my world during The Dark Days before I left England, first opening for Giant Drag, then shaking the dust off The Bowery. They also made it to one of our mixes.

Noisy, slightly paranoic and sweet as an eccles cakes are but a few adjectives I could peg on their music, but I’d rather let them represent themselves; their songs are apt business cards (thing that scene from American Psycho.)

The pun-filled songs and that expansive racket that comes from a duo are everywhere on their new EP, Forced Fun,out today on Flatpack Records, with a sleeve that makes me think of Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs cereal and Saturday morning cartoons. Expect a review posted here soon.

In the meantime, here’s Temper Temper.  Watch it and make Monday less gloomy!

Words: Sam J. Valdés López

Bad Grammar Soundcloud. Facebook. Twitter. Last.fm.


SXSW Diaries – That Sunday I felt like Russell Crowe before the last fight in Gladiator…

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Note/Warning: My proper reviews for SXSW will be on La Pop Life and Gold Flake Paint soon(ish). For Sloucher, I’ll be posting diary-style stuff, mostly unedited (barring a few typos that had to go away, replaced by more typos. Most of these diaries were written late at night and honest to God, this is how they went. No clear cut narrative is intended, just general ramblings. Enjoy this Gonzo-style experiment. (more…)


Podcast: Copeando con Los Guarriors.

¡Amiguitos! Copeando con Los Guarriors tiene lenguaje soez, albures, mentadas, comentarios ofensivos y malas analogías. Se recomienda para público adulto…o tan adulto como se considere a 4 panzones hablando de ñoñerías con palabrotas. ¡Disfruten! PD: Acompáñenlo con leche.
Este podcast utiliza los siguientes sonidos y samples de Freesound:
Creepy Girl Chanting por theartisticfellow (https://www.freesound.org/people/theartisticfellow/)
Busy road car passing por jimsim (https://www.freesound.org/people/jimsim/)
CuckooClock6DP por acclivity (https://www.freesound.org/people/acclivity/)
Popcorn Dream por briandkatz (https://www.freesound.org/people/briandkatz/)
church_bells_rain_6_6_06 por Ionizing (https://www.freesound.org/people/Ionizing/)
061018_indicatorsL_mkh30-40_t001_ab_xtr por ermine (https://www.freesound.org/people/ermine/)
by a busy road background por cameronmusic (https://www.freesound.org/people/cameronmusic/)
church bell por Ravishekhar (https://www.freesound.org/people/Ravishekhar/)
Angel Church Choir por AlucardsBride (https://www.freesound.org/people/AlucardsBride/)

Samples musicales :

El amo del merol por Radioactivo 98.5

Sing, Sing, Sing por Benny Goodman

Tea for Two por Tommy Dorsey

 

 


Wild Beasts – Present Tense

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(Skip this review if you like, just give track 7 “A simple beautiful truth” a two minute shot before you leave this page or I will spam you to death *smiley*).

This fourth time around, Hayden-Little et al.bring us yet another elegant canvas of frozen abstract emotions and a painfully close inspection of the sensitive macho psyche. The Beasts have crafted themselves a uniquely restrained sonic palette, so much so they could release instrumental songs under a different name and one could still identify them. I think the secret ingredient to their formula is leaving enough of that negative space in between notes to complete the narration, which works wonders towards building this disarmingly charming slick sound. It feels like a silky reptile crawling up my ears, never to leave. (more…)


Reseña: Cumbre Tajín, Viernes 21 de Marzo del 2014.

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Cumbre Tajín, Viernes 21 de Marzo del 2014.

Todo aquel que piense que Cumbre Tajín es un festival de rock está muy equivocado. Tan equivocado como los que creen que un hot cake se puede comer sin mantequilla, miel y/o tocino. (more…)


St. Vincent – St. Vincent

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A million times better than OK Computer, read the headline. (more…)


Review: +/- – Jumping Tracks

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Actual Wolf – Actual Wolf

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Raagnagrok – Man, Woman, Death, Birth, Infinity

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The Fierce & The Dead – Spooky Action

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Guided By Voices – Motivational Jumpsuit

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The umpteenth reformation of Guided by Voices makes for a very enjoyable 20 songs crammed into 38 minutes, in an album called Motivational Jumpsuit. (more…)


Ask the Mason-Dixon Line Power Grab : How to grow a beard.

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Ahoy there! We sent our intrepid feature writer (and creative writing editor), Joe Field, to be theliaison between the realm of the living and the strange entity denominated Mason-Dixon Line Power Grab. On this first feature, we wanted to know how to grow a beard in a dapper fashion. What we got was something that first appeared on Toast Magazine but we now have stolen from Joe’s fable moleskine book.

No apologies are made about the weirdness of this feature. If you think about it, beards are freaky and you should fear them. Take it away… (more…)


Wax Fang – The Astronaut

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Preview: Kyle Bobby Dunn and the Infinite Sadness.

We’ve enjoyed the slow rising soundscapes that Kyle Bobby Dunn creates. In fact, we enjoyed them so much that one of his albums got a strange, confusing short story in lieu of a review.

But enough about our journalistic shortcomings and let’s talk about this new double album (or triple vinyl), called Kyle Bobby Dunn and the Infinite Sadness. The mammoth sized release is out in May () but you can buy a special edition on 3/1 from Students of Decay.

Kyle Bobby Dunn Myspace. Facebook. Twitter. Last.fm.


Tea with Jim Ghedi – an interview…

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I arrived to find Jim Ghedi re-stringing his beloved acoustic guitar. Talk Talk’s Spirit of Eden was spinning on the turntable in the corner.

Tea, Bro?” he asks. (more…)


Review: Reverend Horton Heat – Rev

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Review: Reverend & The Makers – Thirty two

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Mix: The Playlist With No Name

This week we have a fantastic playlist for you, curated by our own Fuzz Caminski, a discerning music fan and Steve Zissou Impersonator. Read a bit more about each song after the jump.

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Keefy’s Movie Digest – Inside Llewyn Davis

Greenwich Village 1961. The Coen Bros. A sideways glance at the early 60’s pre Dylan folk revival. What is not to like in this movie? (more…)


Video Round up #1

Well, it’s 2014 and we haven’t done of these for a while, so sit back and watch a few cool videos we have fished for your visual pleasure. (more…)


Reseña: Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang – Four Foot Shack

La Santa Muerte no es Skeletor Records presenta:

Les Claypool’s, Duo de Twang – “Four Foot Shack”. – Una reseña, por Homo Rodans (@homorodans) para Sloucher.org (more…)

Best of 2013

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Yeah, it’s February and we are posting a “best of 2013.” Why? To drive a point home: if it’s irrelevant to post this right now, smack in the beginning of February, why do we accept a “best of” list before the end of the year, hmm?

Anyhoo, you just want to read what we think it’s the best stuff from 2013 and here it is. There are some omissions from your other regular “best of” lists, because why praise the same 10 or so albums everyone put in a pedestal?

Here’s a slightly more obscure list that is much more sensible (but the again, I would say that, being a contrarian and shit). Oh, and don’t worry about the order, honestly. I heard about 245 promos last year, liked probably half of them and loved about 50, so narrowing them down to this list just means I really support every single choice made here.

If you are a stickler for “best of the best” and for some unfathomed reason want me to stop dilly dallying and just choose the pick of the crop, listen to the top 8 choices. You will feel compelled to check the rest. Trust me.

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