Time for your weekly evidence that Overmental still has some sort of beating heart! I’ll tell ya what’s good, what’s bad, and what’s a waste of your time. Strap on your headphones and let’s take a ride!
The Big News
Shabazz Palaces bounce back with a gargantuan pair of new releases, Quazarz vs The Jealous Machine and Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star, which I’m currently attempting to wrap my mind around. Pichfork says: “Gangster Star and Jealous Machines are essential counter-programming against the indoctrination of the screen-based economy—and a refreshing example of art and expression wholly unconcerned with convention.” I like that description, but the site only awarded the efforts with a 7.6 rating.
Canada’s indie darlings The Dears follow-up their 2015 Times Infinity Volume I with Volume II this week.
And Japanese noise legends Boris offer up Dear.
Suicide leader Alan Vega’s last solo record, It, will see the light of day this week. All of a sudden, after the iconoclastic noise icon’s death in one year ago, everyone’s interested. Good, it’s about time. Can’t find any video of it, but just know it’s out there. Here’s some classic Vega.
Neil Young’s Hichhiker, an off the cuff acoustic session from 1976, will be unearthed soon.
Lo Tom contains members of Starflyer 59 and Pedro the Lion, which, I guess, comprises a supergroup.
Tune in next week for new stuff from Foster the People!!