The fantastic New Goth Gypsies 7” drops today, it features new tracks by RUMTUM and Catamaran. The vinyl edition is limited to 500 copies and pressed on mustard yellow wax. The digital version also includes reciprocal re-workings by each artist. Order it now for only $5 and instantly receive an MP3 download of all the tracks.
"RUMTUM creates pulsing, blunt beats seguing in and out of movements. Catamaran takes a more overcast path but also more direct in it’s melody, as if you played a Joy Division single while it was being melted into certain death."
- Weekly Tape Deck
"Catamaran’s music is firmly rooted in the pop persuasion, but his penchant for deep bass lines and electronic flourishes ensure that his infectious melodies won’t soon be forgotten."
- Tiny Waves
"The outcome, as you’d imagine, is infested with mellow tribal overtones and enough summertime vibes to last you until next summer."
Monster Rally is at it again with a new track, this time as part of the Sounds GOOD series presented by GOOD Magazine.
Visual artist and tropical pop producer Monster Rally (known to his family as Ted Feighan) makes music that sounds simultaneously new and nostalgic. He creates a unique brand of beat-oriented exotica by pulling samples from a vast collection of vinyl, then painstakingly refining and digitally layering those snippets to make something entirely fresh. The 23-year-old sound manipulator has been on an undeniable winning streak as of late, with a variety of collaborations, live performances, and album releases over the past year (2011’s Coral was a favorite among music bloggers, many of whom called it one of the year’s very best records).
Sounds GOOD is pleased to debut “Colorwheel,” a track originally recorded in June of 2010, subsequently lost, then rediscovered in the dark recesses of Feighan’s laptop earlier this month. “The name ‘Colorwheel’ is in reference to the bright and spiraling tones of the track’s main loop,” Feighan says.
Stream “Colorwheel” above, then pay any amount to download it. Monster Rally has asked GOOD to give the net proceeds to the ASPCA, which works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws, and share resources with shelters nationwide.
Today marks the official release date of Monster Rally’s newest LP, Beyond the Sea. These beauties literally landed on my doorstep a few hours ago, so we’ll be busy fulfilling all the pre-orders this week.
Beyond the Sea is the second full length album from Monster Rally. The records sampled to create this album were dug from cities across the country and have been thrown through the lens of Monster Rally’s lo-fi production. The resulting album builds upon the skeleton of 2011’s Coral, adding muscle and structure in interesting places, to create a 42 minute song-cycle and continue Monster Rally’s exploration of sonic collage.
Fridays are wonderful, especially when Monster Rally drops a 17-song collection of tracks created during the Palm Reader EP sessions. You can download it over on Bandcamp.
Glimpses of these tracks can be seen throughout subsequent remixes and other releases, it’s a beautiful peek into Monster Rally’s creative process of building a story (song) through small bursts (sentences).
If you like your music on vinyl, we’ve got a handful of the limited edition Deep Sea 7” still available.