An addendum to yesterday’s amazing and revelatory Panda Bear takeover: Noah introduced us to Vancouver’s Mood Hut crew, and we’ve been seeking out and consuming as much of their material as possible in the last 24 hours. Namely, Jack J‘s Looking Forward to You 12″ + his group Pender Street Steppers and their undulating, endlessly enjoyable vintage lo-fi house, including 2013′s breezy and perfectly flowing Life in the Zone cassette, last year’s Openin’ Up 12″, and their stellar new 12″ release out this month, The Glass City. Check all of those below, and stay up on the latest Mood Hut happenings on their site.
Hiatus Kaiyote is a group from Australia I heard in my friend Dave’s car on the radio a couple of years ago. I didn’t know what was playing and I liked it so much I went online to the radio stations website log to find out. Turns out it was Hiatus Kaiyote playing a song called Nakamarra. They make the difficult easy and easy going. — Noah Lennox
My wife Fernanda makes clothes and is a far more inventive and creative thinker than I am. Im especially fond of this collection of jackets she made a little while back. The fabric for the jackets comes from traditional Portuguese blankets (Fernanda is Portuguese I should mention) and I like the idea of walking around covered in a blanket. — Panda Bear
This is another local group that i like a lot. I first saw videos of theirs as promotion for one of the Principe nights and liked how they grafted with the music. They’ll have a new 12” record coming out soon but for now check out this video which shows them playing together. i like the performative aspect of the music and how theres actions and reactions to the playing.