Monday, March 24, 2014

New Instrumental Post-Rock from Nanaki and CARBs

Isle of Man rockers Postcode were featured in a recent CNQ post. Postcode guitarist Mikie Daugherty also has an instrumental post-rock project called Nanaki, and released an EP under that moniker called Afterlight on bandcamp this past January. The mp3s on bandcamp are pay what thou wilt; on the bandcamp site you can also order a limited edition handmade and stenciled CDR, featuring inserts, a cover by Leeds-based artist Grace Turner, and 6 tracks not featured on the download-only release.

Daughterty knows what he's doing here. Give "Afterlife" a listen for sure. Here's the first song off the EP:

Speaking of righteous instrumental post-rock, here's my buddy Chris Wilson's bedroom project CARBs with a meditative new track:

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Mirage512 (2014)

Mirage512 is a hip-hop artiste down in Austin. Here's a 2012 Yahoo feature about him. I recommend you follow him on Soundcloud, where he plans on releasing a track a month for all of 2014. Welcome to what's up:

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Punk From Bandcamp

I dig this. From Tübingen, Germany:

This F.Y.P. comp is from 1995, but I found it in the punk/new arrivals at Bandcamp:

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Postcode: Zebratronic (2014)

The Isle of Man's Mikie Daugherty and Marie Reynolds are the duo behind Postcode. Their third album, "Zebratronic," has been released by Small Bear Records, and is 14 solid tracks, featuring, per their press release, "Drum machines, synths, guitars that don't sound like guitars (and plenty that do), screwdrivers, drumsticks and an increased deployment of slide, along with a complete lack of standard tuning." The result is highly listenable rock 'n' roll, with a fuzzy, shoe-gazey aesthetic and charming hooks. I think fans of Yo La Tengo and/or My Bloody Valentine will enjoy this album.

Zebratronic can be listened to in its entirety on Bandcamp and the download is pay-what-thou-wilt, with a physical edition coming with a bonus track. Here's a couple of tracks. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Quick & Poppy: Two New Pop Punk Tunes From Bandcamp

From Pittsburgh:

From Montreal: