Five from Five: 5/28/15

Yo, hello. I’m starting this new Five From Five feature so I can share with you all of the New York-centric things that I’m digging these days, from upcoming shows to killer albums and much much more.

OK, not really “much much more,” because how much more do you need in life between live shows and pre-recorded jams? Not much, I would argue. And the great thing about it is we can tune out all that other bullshit people are talking about and listening to…and just concentrate on MY TASTE! (Disclaimer: other people listen to and talk about wonderful things.)

Anyway, I’ll knock it off and share with you the first Five from Five.

1. Dig this killer mind-fuck jammer, “Dutch Master,” from Brooklyn’s own Friend Roulette. Their new album I See You. Your Eyes Are Red comes out on June 2. Grab of it!

2. Annique Monet is brilliant. She’s from Florida, lives in Brooklyn, and made every sound on this album. Phantom Letters just came out last week on cassette/digi on Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records. Sit back and enjoy the “Relapse” song/vid and stream the rest of the album here.

3. Oh man, two Jane Weaver albums, The Silver Globe and The Amber Light, are being released in the US in June (already out in the UK via Finders Keepers) and they are so damn good. So many of my favorite styles of music present here. Probably yours too. Oh, and the New York connection? Her publicist for these records, Dana at High Voltage PR, lives in Brooklyn.

4. White Hills is a New York institution that we can all be very proud of. Dave W and Ego Sensation have outdone themselves on their new album Walks For Motorists, their most eclectic collection in quite some time. Grab the album right here!

5. WHOA! I just saw Follakzoid play at the Good Room in Greenpoint last weekend and man, it was epic. Strobe lights, fog, a disco ball, a constant wonderfully-thick stench of grass in the room, and some of the best krautrock being made today. And from a Chilean band no less! Dig this pic from the show. And crank up the jammer below. And that’s fog, not pixelation.


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