Monday, July 7, 2014

REVIEW: Sunshine Girls - Country Club EP (self-released)

From what I can tell from listening to this record and the description on the bandcamp page Sunshine Girls appears to be a recording collaboration between these two guys named Eli and Jacob.  The entire EP is recorded very well; each track is given its own interesting sonic landscape to exist in as vocal harmonies, strange loops, vintage and chiming leads flutter in and out as the arrangements require.  You could hardly tell that they overdubbed these parts themselves (as I'm assuming they did).  Its pop music served up ala noise-dream-shoe-gaze...know what I mean?  I'd be lying if I said that these guys didn't remind me more than a little of my old band Rainbow Gun Show (Hozac).  Decided for yourself.  Get it here.

REVIEW: DiburNagua - Mixtape #16 (self-released)

Just stumbled across this great mixtape on bandcamp.  In fact, Tel Aviv's DiburNagua has put out tons of these things and they're all super sweet.  Each one is delightfully eclectic and combine tracks from all ages and all genres, but generally centers around hip hop and punk.  DiburNagua's got the magic touch for tying it all together.  Evidence of a true crate digger at work.  Get them all here (for free).