Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk – ‘Let’s Listen To Souvlaki And Make Out’

BABY BIRDS DON'T DRINK MILK - 'LET'S LISTEN...'

Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk tip their hats to Slowdive’s ’93 classic ‘Souvlaki’ on their forthcoming EP ‘Think Tone’ (available from July 9 through Fire Talk). The experimental trio have produced some of their strongest work to date, namely the EP cuts ‘Saturday’ and ‘Burt’. Other than having a great song title, ‘Let’s Listen To Souvlaki And Make Out’ is a dozy tune, part shoegaze, part surf rock. It swirls and shimmers, held together with a swampy sounding reverb. If you’ve never invested in these New Yorkers before, ‘Think Tone’ is a great place to start.

 
Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk – ‘Let’s Listen To Souvlaki And Make Out’

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The Devil And A Penny – 'Hawk Pillow Acid Tea'

Experimental act The Devil & A Penny have released a new record called ‘C‘. Self-recorded at home in Boston, expect plenty of noise, abstractions, semi-creepy whispering and something a little bit different! Take a listen to the shoegazey album cut ‘Hawk Pillow Acid Tea’ below (limited edition cassette here).

 

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Helios – ‘Nothing It Can’

As far as free albums go, Helios‘ ‘Moiety’ is a no brainer (download here – donate if you can)! ‘Nothing It Can’ is a stunning ambient piece, largely instrumental with vocals as an instrument rather than a voice. Its a visceral listen with cinematic scope. Helios began more than a decade ago when composer Keith Kenniff started recording his electronic excursions. Since then Keith has composed music for film and television, released work under the moniker Goldmund, as well as being one half of Mint Julep. Nice resume Keith… and thanks for the freebie!

 

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Ewok Fur – 'Moving To Antarctica Sounds Quite Ok'

You had me at Ewok! Seriously, if you’re going to call your band something ridiculous, Ewok Fur is a brilliant effort! I must admit, I was really hoping the music to accompany the name would be great. Thankfully, there’s a lot of charm behind the noisy, experimental, largely instrumental work of Germany’s Ewok Fur. ‘Moving To Antarctica Sounds Quite Ok’ has a playful feel, however the rest of Ewok Fur’s new EP ‘Television Summer’ covers various sonic territory. Download it free, right here!

 

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Two People Playing Music – ‘Beehive’

An introduction is tough for a song like ‘Beehive’. Get ready for some psychedelic, freeform instrumental jazz!? Hmm…that’s the best I can do. Two People Playing Music are a unique animal and ‘Beehive’ is no different. The distorted keyboard tones curl about the rapidly evolving drum groove. It’s hard to know where it’ll go next. The Florida-based duo (keyboardist Chase Hudson and drummer Sean Sullivan) are releasing a new record ‘Desert Country and Physics’ this June. In the meantime, there’s plenty of mind bending music to hear at bandcamp.

 

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Olan Mill – 'Paths'

Stunning instrumental pieces from Olan Mill’s upcoming record ‘Paths’, available next month via Facture. The experimental neo-classical duo (Alex Smalley and Svitlana Samoylenko) released their debut ‘Pine‘ in 2010, before recording select cuts from ‘Paths’ live in Reading and Bristol. Olan Mill manage to create the impact of an orchestra with only two musicians, though their hooks dig deepest during the quietest moments. As stated in the release notes, the record intended to “physically move an audience as much as it aimed to devastate them emotionally.” Can’t get more honest than that, after hearing ‘Springs’ I say mission accomplished! 300 limited edition copies have been pressed on 180 gram vinyl, with a four panel letter pressed CD, fourteen page booklet, plus more goodies.

 

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