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  1. Single Serving: Lazyeyes – Lazyeyes EP

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    I often wonder just what it is within my brain chemistry or deoxyribonucleic acid that predisposes me to the varied types of music I hold most dear. Perhaps I’m being too scientific about it; rarely does one hear, ‘that song speaks to my DNA.’ So if science has little or nothing to do with it, which segment of my soul is it that gives me a predilection towards that which I love instead? I’d be grateful to know the answers to these questions, but for now I’m content to wave aside the analytics and just let the music affect me however it will.

    And in the case of Brooklyn’s Lazyeyes, oh how it affects me. From the first notes of “Wait,” off the band’s eponymous debut EP, and right up to the end of subsequent track “Daydream,” the synapses never cease firing. Shoegaze guitars, spacey rhythms, and lots of oohs and aahs just kinda do it for me. Weightier themes that runs in opposition to their relative inexperience add another layer to the appreciation, as tonally there is a fair bit of youthful exuberance countering the occasional darker moment.

    Though the band remains in their early days with only one four-song EP and another one-off track, they have yet to hit a bum note according to my ears. At work on their debut full length, Lazyeyes are a band with promise, whether or not you like dream-pop, shoegaze or the like.

    You can get the EP for the price of your choosing at their bandcamp page, and keep an eye out for news of the coming album. We certainly will.

  2. Blogger Guest Post {Andriana} featuring Luvian

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    Andriana, a.k.a. Dre, is one ridiculously cool lady. As I discovered when I met her earlier this year, she seems to know everyone. Bands, bloggers, industry folk. They know Dre. Trying to figure out where the cool showcase is at a mess as big as SXSW? Ask Dre. If you aren’t familiar with her site Gluttony Is The New Black, you should be. Her ability to constantly discover hot new grooves is undoubtedly why she is in hot demand as a contributor to Yours Truly and in social marketing for Shuffler.FM. I think you’ll agree, we’ve left you in good hands.    ~ Matthew

    Producing synthetic harmonies that make you feel a little more alive, Brighton’s Luvian is like a one man electronic church choir, making that shit sing.

    Luvian pairs fluffy bobs with crunchy distortion, with an overall vibe that’s super sexy and smooth. Roller Rink music if those places still existed. Lubed up clicks and downtempo breaks glide through 90s RnB samples to create a luscious sound you could eat with a spoon. Best treat you will find all summer. Dig in Turntable Kitchen.

    Luvian | Soundcloud | Bandcamp | Twitter

  3. Single Servings: Charles ‘Packy’ Axton – Late Late Party * 1965-67

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    My music obsession knows few boundaries. Even though I post primarily about contemporary genres, I also love digging deep for forgotten gems — especially in genres like 60s/70s garage rock, soul, r&b and funk.  In that regards, one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for my record collection was to sign up for the Light In The Attic subscription service. Run by dedicated crate-digging music historians, the label’s ability to find and reissue some of the best musical missing-links is pretty much unparalleled. Their latest release collects the music of Memphis-based tenor saxophone player and bandleader Charles ‘Packy’ Axton including tracks from his work with The Martinis, Stacy Lane, L.H. & The Memphis Sounds, The Pac-Keys and The Packers. The collection, titled Late Late Party * 1965-67, includes funky, floor-stomping grooves like “No Ending” alongside soul-soaked head-and-shoulder swaying ballads such as “House Full of Rooms.”

    The collection is diverse and includes both instrumentals and vocal cuts, and the sole unifying thread is the warm sax of Packy Axton.  Packy was the son/nephew of the founders of Stax records Estelle Axton (his mother) and Jim Stewart (his uncle).  During the years he recorded, Packy had a few scattered hits that were very well-received on the r&b and pop charts.  Sadly, Packy’s music career and life came to an abrupt end when he succumbed to a battle with alcoholism in 1974.  Since that time, his music has become nearly forgotten by all but a few music fans until Light In The Attic decided to curate this collection of his tracks.  With permission from Light In The Attic, I am able to offer a stream of the track “No Ending” that Packy recorded with Stacy Lane.  I think you’ll feel the groove.

    Charles ‘Packy’ Axton :: Stacy Lane – No Ending

    Buy Charles ‘Packy’ Axton – Late Late Party from Insound.