It has been awhile since I wrote about the new music I’ve been discovering via a great app called Discovr. This fabulous little app allows you to type in any name ( and I mean *any* name) of a band or performer you like, and it will show you graphically a half-dozen other people you might like. It is flat-out awesome and the best way to find new music since the invention of the hipster.
Now in the world of dubstep, glitch and hip-hop, I’ve just stumbled across Face Melt Chicago:
Presented by Ground Lift Media, FACE MELT is a monthly event series which showcases envelope-pushing artists on a local, national, and international level. The 2011 programming schedule includes Live Bands, Live PA sets, DJs/Turntablists, & Touring Acts spanning genres like Dubstep, Glitch, Electronic, Hip-Hop, and Beat-related. And if that’s not enough, the resident roster boasts some of Chicago’s finest talents –Maker (Stonesthrow, Now-Again), Phaded (Dubfix), & DJ Intel (The Comeups, Platter Pirates). Hosted by ADaD (All Natural, Eulorhythmics).
Here’s one of my favorite mixes, from Zavala
Next up is a band called NO The immediately warm character of NO’s ‘Stay With Me’ might be firmly grounded in the level-headed rock music movement of the early 2000s (The National, The Walkmen), but through a seemingly effortless, elusive grandeur, it somehow transcends the limits it sets itself. A rough and weathered baritone binds on to a wealth of post-punk melodies, encasing a storyline coloured by personal interaction, with a man placed irrevocably at the centre. The song begins ‘I’m only human, I’m full of mistakes’, but from the turbulence which engulfs the latter half, a final chorus emerges with a mutinous defiance of human spirit and a dynamic rush of instrumentation. Their debut EP, Don’t Worry You’ll Be Here Forever, is to drop 11/11/11
So click here and it’ll kick you over to a lovely little spot where you can get a free download:
Stay With Me by NO
OK, I think that’s enough for tonight.
[This makes it how many nights of my ninety night blog challenge? Eighty-five? Well how about that...]