In advance of their highly anticipated (by us) performance in just a couple weeks down in Austin, fuzzed-out Costa Rican garage rippers Las Robertas drop their blistering new single “The Feel“. Catch them do it live on Saturday, May 9, at one of our favorite festivals, Austin Psych Fest’s LEVITATION:
Here’s a brand new one from Liverpool group Stealing Sheep, recorded during the sessions for their excellent, delightfully off-kilter new LP Not Real, out this week on Heavenly. The band decided to leave this one off the record “after much painful deliberation”, but the woozy, lurching incantation “Murmur Earth” can be found this weekend on the group’s limited Record Store Day exclusive split 7″:
Stealing Sheep also just dropped a French version of Not Real‘s title track, which you can hear here.
Luca is probably the single reason that I ever put any of my music out to begin with. He is many things to me, but all around has been my number one supporter & has been a huge part of both of my EPs/Tei Shi in general. But he also makes all sorts of his own crazy amazing music, and I look forward to the day he puts some of it out. In the meantime, this is something he made a long time ago (he will probably be mad at me for sharing it sorry Luca), but it’s some really nice ambient shit that I think also features me saying some stupid stuff. If you want something really chill to soundtrack your mid-day or midnight walk, take a listen to this soundscape which I’m pretty sure he made entirely on an iphone 4. — Tei Shi
Jess Chen is an artist and graphic designer who kicks ass. Jess did the artwork for my EP, she is really really talented and also incredibly sweet and adorable. Her artwork features a lot of geometric, collage and abstract mixing of all of these planes into really beautiful creations. The visuals she created for my EP brought it to life for me in such a cool way. Check out her work here. She also posts some very very cool creations on instagram. — Tei Shi
Gal Costa is a Brazilian singer who put music out predominantly during the 60s and 70s. I love Brazilian music and especially Brazilian female vocalists. There’s something about the language and how beautiful it is from a feminine perspective…and the mix of bossa nova, jazz, latin, & pop influences meshed together in Brazilian music during this era is one of my favorite musical settings. I played a show way long ago with the band Heavenly Beat and John from that band gave me a mixtape that he had made for me with a bunch of cool songs he thought I would like. It had a handwritten track list, which was awesome. I went home and popped it in only to realize the CD was blank. But I went and tracked down all of the songs he had listed and listened to them, and among them was this one. I hadn’t heard this version, and it’s now one of my favorite songs.
– Tei Shi