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Drugdealer is the new project (and latest illicit substance-related moniker) from the man behind Run DMT/Salvia Plath/the Doobie Sisters/Silk Rhodes, Mike Collins. His excellent, Ariel Pink-produced new album The End of Comedy is due September 9th on Weird World, and lead single "Suddenly", which features the lovely vocals of Natalie Mering aka Weyes Blood, is a classic '70s singer/songwriter piano joint replete with heavy Tapestry vibes and a killer, all too fleeting sax riff...
Directed by John Stavas.
Like seemingly everyone else on the internet, we're currently obsessed with the new Spielberg-meets-Stephen King '80s nostalgia trip / Netflix original series Stranger Things. One of the elements that makes the show so great is the perfectly eerie atmospheric score, which was created by Kyle Dixon + Michael Stein of Austin band S U R V I V E. Their score elicits the same sense of wonder and dread as John Carpenter's classic film scores, Tangerine Dream's best horror scores, and more recent brilliant throwback scores from Disasterpeace (It Follows) and Cliff Martinez. Listen to the Stranger Themes main theme -- along with an awesome extended version that someone upped to youtube -- below, and look out for a new S U R V I V E record coming soon on Relapse (in the meantime, you can hear a recent track from the group here):
You might recognize "Remember You At All" as one of the dreamiest (and best) tracks on the stellar new Yumi Zouma record Yoncalla, but it was originally written by the group's Sam Perry for his solo project Zen Mantra. The Zen Mantra version is decidedly more psychedelic and warped, and the ghostly, The Fog-inspired new video, directed by Ben Dodd, Frances Carter, Sam Perry, & Lily McRae, perfectly complements the song's eerie, distant vibe. Sam tells us about the concept for the vid:
Toulouse's Laure Briard shares the new video for the exquisite title track from one of the best under-the-radar records of the year. Director Michelle Blades says of the gauzy, retro psych-pop visuals for Briard's "Sur la Piste de Danse":