As we continue to creep as slowly as possible towards the day when Americans will either vote to dodge the world’s biggest bullet and move forward with progress, or just blow up the fucking world, it’s almost comforting to indulge the feelings of impending doom with the seductive, atmospheric dirge that is Deaf Radio’s “Anytime” — a song so good, it almost hurts.
Hailing from Athens, Greece, Deaf Radio (seriously, what a great name) serve up four all-killer-no-filler minutes of lush, woozy minor chord gloom with a tune that’s favorably reminiscent of Bauhaus — all menacing and alluring simultaneously — as well as one of my absolute favorite obscure bands from California, Starflyer 59 (if you are as fond of that band’s 1999 album, Everybody Makes Mistakes as I am, you probably have little stiffy right now). Visually, “Anytime” is a hallucinatory fever dream of enigmatic and captivating random images that tease and taunt. Personally, I want to know what is up with that sink full of Goldfish. “Anytime” is the first single from Deaf Radio’s upcoming album Alarm, which is due this winter, so keep your ears open for that action, because I bet it’s just insane. Like Deaf Radio on the FaceBook at This Link. Enjoy!
Hey what’s up. It’s Sunday again and time for another fantastic, personally selected by me, Video Clip of the Week. Today we bring you yet another great tune — accompanied by an engaging video — from our friends at Inner Ear Records in Athens, Greece, where the hits just keep on comin’.
This week’s clip comes from Athenian Electro-Pop sensation Σtella (pronounced “Stella”), who takes a slow-burn approach to blowing your mind with her latest single, “Picking Words” (from her self-titled album, which has been out for a few months). “Picking Words” puts an understated spin on the ages-old boy/girl entanglement drama that’s been done to death, and breaths life into the scenario in a way that recalls a Florence & The Machine-meets-Steve Nicks epic mash up. Pay close attention at about the 53 second mark to see Σtella do something borderline obscene with a clutch purse. Enjoy!
Lucy By b. (All Photos By Gail, Click on Any Image to Enlarge for Detail)
I’m a Little late getting this review posted, so unfortunately the already short run of this exhibit (which opened on March 7th) means you only have a few days left to see Corrupted Luxury, a fantastic exhibit by Greek artist b., who is showing for the first time at Allouche Gallery on Spring Street. We love this exhibit!
Continue reading Corrupted Luxury by b. at Allouche Gallery
Man, does this aural morsel of ’60s psychedelia spiked with a garage rock edge, courtesy of Athens, Greece-based Rock quintet My Drunken Haze, ever bring back some seriously fuzzy memories! This is the kind of music that never gets old for me despite its deep nostalgic pull. The video for “Carol Wait” follows a young girl’s “adventurous” evening spent at a house party that features “vintage aesthetics, sexual liberation, hallucinations, destruction and self-destruction.” You might know it as a night that you can’t quite remember, but will never forget. Face it; we’ve all hand them.
“Carol Wait” can be found on the group’s self-titled debut album (out now on the fantastic Inner Ear Records) which the band’s bio calls, “an album starring the character of a woman in search of love, longing, separation and redemption, set against a backdrop of daydreaming, drugs and the hot sand of a summer beach.” All good! Enjoy!
My Drunken Haze Band Photo by Dionisis Matiatos
There is so much to love about the video for “Especially When” from retro-rock trio Baby Guru, who come to us from Athens, Greece. If you’re all about a cohesive storyline, I’m not sure what images of a fast girl driving a fast car, a wall of flame and troops in gas masks — interspersed with performance shots of individual band members filtered through 80’s-era kaleidoscope special effects — is supposed to say. But the song is a stone groove of surf rock with discernible time changes and a prog rock keyboard solo that just doesn’t quit. Win Win!
Baby Guru’s third album, Marginalia will be out on Inner Ear Records by the time you read this. Visit their website at This Link for more information on the band! Enjoy!