Last week, in Brooklyn, pioneer mens fashion outfit DotBK showed off their new collection, which will soon be available to you, as always, within limits. The small batch group is exactly that, small batch, so keep your eyes open for the new designs and further appreciate the care and craft embodied by this gang of young designers and producers. The graphic illustrates it all better than any of my words could.
Each week, the company will be launching a new design.
Enough talk, here’s photos from the event, and as always, check out their online shop. That’s the only place you’ll be able to pick up one of these exclusive releases.
We were at the Old Souls Lounge, where they unveiled the newest addition to their line.
I Believe in Julioby I Believe in Julia (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
Fast and heavy, I Believe in Julio is a blur of southern garage rock. Each track tells a quick story in or just under two frantic minutes. When it’s over, the message is pretty straight forward: let’s go and go fast. Or as they put it, on the track ‘Ground’s Freezin’ Up,’ “Put on your dress / While it still fits / While you’re still young.” I can believe in that. @hiv_aidz
EVERY WEEK, TREZNIK IS DROPPING A REMIX. THE THING IS, IT MATTERS SO LITTLE WHAT’S BEING REMIXED AND MORE HOW IT’S BEING REMIXED / FOR ALL THE WOMP WOMP WOMP WOMP WMOPWWPMW WMOP WOM W[OOMW MOWP W. WLJO WOM THAT THIS TRACK HAS, THERE’S SOMETHING POETICALLY SIMPLE IN THE UNDERWRITTEN SPACE BETWEEN THE WOMSP WOMWP WODM PWMOW PWDM. YA DIG BRUH? DANCE FUCK BOY DANCE @DINGUSONMUSIC
MIKE LANDE STARS IN THE VIDEO JUST DROPPED FROM THE 10TH FOR ‘MARRY ME’ BY HAPPY LIVES / THE ONLY BAND YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE RIGHT NOW AND WE DON’T BELIEVE IN HYPE / BUT HYPE THIS IS THE FACE OF A GUY WHO’S READY TO RUIN HIS ENTIRE PUBLIC IMAGE AND POSSIBLY LIFE FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT LOOK / AT THAT FACE AND TELL ME I’M WRONG I HEARD HE’S SMOKING CRACK / NOW YOU DON’T KNOW SHIT HAPPY LIVES KNOWS EVERYTHING THEY PLAY AT THE GIGAWATTS BRUNCH PARTY / IN DECEMBER BE THERE. @DINGUSONMUSIC
After listening to this song, I was preparing to write this review and I realized I had a couple of tell-tale tabs open in Firefox: “Grinderman live on Jools Holland”, a Wikipedia page of Steve Albini’s engineering credits, and how to correctly spell raping.
NoPop goes from quirky thrift store music, to harsh Time of Orchids-style noise rock, to a White Stripes swing blast-off on the outro.
I’m a huge fan of odd time signatures so I got a gnarly thick one when they dropped the chorus in 5/4. This song balances loudness, creativity, and subtlety the way punk always should. It’s always great to hear a band that sounds like they’re having this much fun, and hopefully they sell out Madison Square Garden next month. Steven Hendricks
BEING ONE OF THE SEPTIC SKEPTICS ON THE INTERNET I TAKE PERSONAL OFFENSE TO THIS GREAT TRACK FROM PATRAS. INNER EAR RECORDS IS ALWAYS ON MY RADAR. AND ONE OF THEIR LATEST’S, SIGMATROPIC, IS PUSHING MUSIC THAT MAKES YOUR BUTTHOLE TIGHTEN UP WITH ENSNARING POETICS THAT WIND THE TWISTED HIGHWAY OF THE 5 MINUTE LIFE EXPERIENCE; POINTING OUT THE BITTER JOY FOUND IN BITTER JOY. @DINGUSONMUSIC
Quarterlife Crisisby Sativa Cult (New Paltz, New York)
Written by Jake Saunders
You know, I was never a huge hardcore/grunge head. Sure I love Nirvana, who doesn’t, but the sound hadn’t really landed on me until I started following all the Exploding in Sound bands and the other stuff coming out of New England and Baltimore and the rest of the east coast. Now I can totally get down to Fugazi and Hole in a way I wasn’t able to appreciate in the past. Funny how that works, isn’t it?
Sativa Cult is a name that’s been floating around my head thanks to all my fellow grunge revival fans.
Most of their work is incredibly Nirvana influenced, but the new single off their upcoming EP, Quarterlife Crisis, is the most present sounding piece I’ve heard out of all their releases.
It was that snaking riff that opens the song that drew me in. It kind of catches you off guard. Jackson Abartemarco has this great talking/singing voice he uses on the verses, all embedded under a wash of lo fi guitar. Add that to the face melting solo at the end and you’ve got yourself a classically good rock song. Keep the dream alive, stream the track below. @The_Colonel63
There isn’t a band I enjoy seeing play, hearing play, feeling play more than Le Rug so when I got the email to premier their new track I’m like yeah duh let’s do it, this is obviously going to be sick, I don’t even need to listen to it to know that I want to do it so let’s do it yeah. Hot from my dingus.
‘Dipshit’ is everything I’ve come to expect from Le Rug and the thing is, normally that would be off-putting but it’s just so damn irresistible that I wouldn’t want them to change (or grow) for anything. They’re perfect where they are. You can hear the guitar squeal (no wait those are the vocals) and if it doesn’t make you feel like killing yourself than I don’t think you’re doing it right and by it I mean “listening to music” – I don’t think your listening to music right.
Ya wana go ahead and picture a poorly shot video of a sad clown loading a revolver getting ready to suck one down? Thanks, that’s what I picture. It’s satire, I think.
Le Rug has helped define a time, that’s some powerful shit, not many people define time and they helped define a place. That place is Earth. Did I just blow your mind? You’re welcome. Love this track. Spoon this track and nod your head to it. You’re welcome.Get ready for their album release via Fleeting Youth Records. @Dingusonmusic
Forty years ago, I bet your dad could rock out to this in his leisure suit at the club, and that’s not a bad thing. ‘パラダイス’ is the perfect sample from the soundtrack for to your favorite late 70’s sci-fi anime flick that never existed. YUNG BAE holds the track together with a solid two-beat kick drum strung together with the tightest slap bass your ears have ever had the pleasure of hearing.
Discotheque styled horns mixed with more modern sampling techniques of ephemeral voices accent the rest of the package, assembled with mathematical precision by YUNG BAE all for eliciting the deep down feeling inside of you that most would refer to as “the groove”.
There’s even sample from a Final Fantasy X background music track in there if you can pick it out (but I bet you’re cool so why wouldn’t you be able to?).
YUNG BAE represents the ever increasing shift of the bedroom production scene to nu-disco revival, and “パラダイス” is compu-funk to the max, the kind of stuff robots would make if they had soul. @fakegeekguy
With technology growing exponentially, personal computing is challenging the recording business and the internet is challenging the publishing business. Now more than ever, we see the pool of music and design growing deeper. But as always, the more music there is, the harder it is to find what really matters.
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