Tuesday, May 15, 2012

tachdé - Deluge

finally! a 2012 release from the boys of Tachdé. this album will surely cleanse your soul with some psychedelic soundscapes, acoustic compositions, haunting vocals and floor rattling grooves. give it a try, you wont be disappointed.

stream it brah.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Go Organ! - Cositas

this just in! a 10 minute EP has been released by Go Organ! with some classic 8bit danceable madness. sounds a little more sonic that the old releases. give it a try.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Lifetones - For A Reason

Charles Bullen (This Heat`s guitarist) started listening to some reggae music after a DJ friend of his turned him on to it. after the Deceit sessions he decided to start a project based on these caribbean rhythms and took it to a whole new level. inspiring lyrics, epic ras drum tracks, weird/beautiful harmonies and some chant-style voices that you would hear on any This Heat record. this is some serious stuff. its a rare listen at first but it sucks you in.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Pantless - ADD Vol. 2

another ADD mix has arosen from the ashes of all things danceable. this mix was really fun to create but way overdue. expect sonic debauchery with a mix of funk, dub, hip hop and blissful soundscapes. i really hope this music speaks to you as it has to me.

and so the track list goes a little something like this:

01 Invisible On The Brow - Fantasmes
02 Santic Dub - Rockers Allstars
03 Theme De Yoyo - Art Ensamble Of Chicago
04 Hollywood Swingin` - Kool & The Gang
05 Ghetto Life - Rick James
06 Funky Worm - Ohio Players
07 Mothership Connection (Star Child) - Parliament
08 Li quid Swords - GZA/Fall Of Saigon - This Heat
09 Yonkers - Tyler, The Creator
10 Fiat Lux - Einstürzende Neubauten
11 Vulture - Michachu
12 Port Town - Yumiko Kanki & Naoto Ishida (F Zero)
13 The Free Design - Stereolab
14 Bem Vinda - Hermeto Pascoal
15 Schweitzer - Stock, Hausen & Walkman
16 January Rain - Psychic Ills
17 Halloween - Zombie Zombie
18 Sexx Laws - Beck
19 Aliante Giallo - Alessandro Alessandroni & Nora Orlandi
20 Disorder - Joy Division


illustration by Christine Fraguela (http://paldecolors.blogspot.com) and Lorraine Rodríguez (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorraine-bosque)

total run time: 56min.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Swamp Dogg - Uncut And Classified 1A

My first vynil rip, and its a doozie. An out of print stellar studio session by chasm favorite: dementorian soul man Swamp Dogg.

"One of the great characters in rock and soul music is Jerry Williams, better known as the eccentric, idiosyncratic, and always entertaining Swamp Dogg (no relation to Snoop Doggy Dogg). A Virginia native, Williams invented his own legend by claiming that he had little proper schooling, only to wake up one day and find himself a musical genius (his words). Actually, Williams is very talented, and an early association with Jerry Wexler and Phil Walden led to him working for a number of years as a producer, engineer, and occasional songwriter with Atlantic in the '60s. At decade's end, however, he decided that the time was right to unleash Swamp Dogg's singular view of the world on an unsuspecting public."

"The initial result was one of the most gloriously gonzo soul recordings of all time, Total Destruction to Your Mind. Along with living up to its title, it was a renegade chunk of not-quite-commercial music, with an unforgettable (though fuzzy) cover shot of the portly Dogg in his underwear. Although undeniably great, Total Destruction to Your Mind is one of the most obscure soul records ever made. That, however, has nothing to do with the music, which rocks in a way reminiscent of Solomon Burke or Wilson Pickett. The album's charm may have to do with Dogg's world view: part libertarian politics; part Zappa-style critiques of commerciality and capitalism; and part horny male, the latter defining for better and worse his view of women. Although he spent years working in the industry, Dogg was simply not the standard-issue soul type. And that was good. Dogg continued to make records, albeit infrequently, after 1969, some good, a few great, and most all extremely difficult to find. With contemporary soul sounding increasingly mannered and sterile, Dogg's yelling, screaming, and general craziness is missed."

320 Papi Joe

Friday, July 15, 2011

Sibylle Baier - Colour Green

Ive been meaning to upload this for a long time now but I simply forgot. Sibylle Baier, man oh man what a lovely fraulein. I fall madly in love with her each time I put this record on, simply one of the best folk records ever made. A friend calls her the only singer/songwriter in the same league as Leonard Cohen, female or otherwise, I wont argue that.

"Sibylle Baier is a German folk singer and actress whose musical abilities achieved belated recognition with the 2006 release of the album Colour Green, compiled from songs she had recorded in the early 1970s.
Having played guitar and piano as a young girl, she was moved to write her first song, "Remember The Day", after taking a road trip with a friend across the Alps to Genoa, via Strasbourg.
She appeared in Wim Wenders' 1973 film Alice in the Cities, and her music is also featured in Umarmungen und andere Sachen (1975) and in Wim Wenders' "Palermo Shooting" (2008) . Baier opted not to pursue an acting or singing career, and eventually moved to America where she concentrated on raising a family."

"The songs that went on to make up her album Colour Green were home reel-to-reel tape recordings Baier had made in Germany between 1970 and 1973. Some thirty years later her son Robby compiled a CD from these recordings to give to family members as presents. He also gave a copy to Dinosaur Jr's J Mascis, who in turn passed it along to the Orange Twin label. Orange Twin released the album in February 2006. She is expected to release a second studio album." [wiki]


Friday, July 8, 2011


In this past summer despite being completely broke-ass and jobless I've somehow managed to have a blast regardless. Be it beach houses, the few remaining punk shows here and there, shrooming in rivers or just hangin' at a friend's house talking shit til 5 in the morning. A common denominator at these outings are good tunes, and lately there have been three bands that seem to go hand in hand at these gatherings: The Black Angels, Tame Impala and Dungen. Although some might argue that they are different in nature I sense them to be cut from the same cloth and seem to embody the same radiating spirit. These factors are a recipe for a wholehearted good time with the bretherin.

The lesser known of these is Dungen: a swedish Psych Rock band, sometimes folky sometimes Canterburyanly proggy, always good. Here I've gathered the majority of their oeuvre with the exception of the first two albums which I cant seem to find anywhere. (a link would be mighty kind).

Stadsvandringar (2002)

Ta Det Lugnt (2004)

4 (2008)

Skit L Allt (2010)

Previous posts: Dungen - Tio Bitar (2007)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Request for all out there; Lage Lund

A friend is looking for the song "Teo". It's a cover by the guitarist Lage Lund who uploaded the bootleg to his site a while ago. If anyone has it please give us a link. Thank you.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Inner Circle - Reggae Thing

this album stands out of many of the 70s era reggae recordings. its music is unique, beautiful, very melodic and emotional. jacob miller in the vocals, chinna smith in the guitar, horsemouth wallace at the drums and augustus pablo at the keys. this is a gem.

jah music!

Bibio - K Is For Kelson

what a working man. Mind Bokeh just came out and when you least expect it comes Bibio with a new EP out of fucking nowhere. its a 4 song album that has some great harmonic explorations. get a glimpse.


Com Truise - Galatic Melt

feels like the 80s, having sex with vhs tapes, hanging out with a young boards of canada, four on the floor all the way, synthwise selectah, robots speak to me, lsd and where have you been all this time?

gracias feldy.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Lindstrøm - Where You Go I Go Too

Spaced out disco by this Norwegian master. All songs are over 10 minutes long, one of them lasting almost 30 minutes, but they keep your attention the entire time. Check out the remix he made for Boredoms in their Super Roots 10 EP. It's insane.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Levadura Modelo; Re-Animadores en Directo EP

Punk Rock from the northeast side of Puerto Rico.
Live set EP from the band.
Levadura Modelo EP

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Wizz Jones & Werner Lämmerhirt - Roll On River

Youtubian request. A spectacular collab between two folk masters.

Roll On River.

P.S. If anyone could throw some Werner links my way it'd be greatly appreciated.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Broadcast - Tender Buttons

in loving memory of Trish Keenan, vocalist of Broadcast, who died this morning after struggling with pneumonia for 2 weeks. rest in peace.

stop looking for answers in everyones face.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Show #2: Ardillas, Jabali, Dax Diaz & En El Cram

En Tarima:

[pon'ro del bueno]

[demencia afrosonica con miembros de Tach.De & International Dub Embassadors]

-Dax Diaz

-En El Cram
[ponc gronch]

Red Shield, Ave. Roosevelt

Sets musicales por nosotros.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tyler, The Creator (Odd Future) - Bastard

I remember when I first heard the Slim Shady LP. I was 12 when it came out and had seen the "My Name Is" video on MTV. I asked my dad to drive me to go buy it and popped it into the car CD player. As soon as I heard: "the views and events expressed here are totally fucked" I knew it would be something different. Eminem proceeded to rap about doing all types of drugs, growing up poor, killing people, rape, suicide, and pretty much every other taboo subject you can think of. Needless to say my dad was not pleased when he heard it but it was fascinating. Who knew he would later become one of the most popular pop stars of the noughties.

Odd Future are a collective of teenage rappers and producers from L.A.. Clearly they thought the same as I did since in this release they rap about the same things but they take it a step further. Except most of them are bastards...

"Fuck a deal I just want my father's email so I can tell him how much I fucking hate him in detail".

While Em was angry you could tell he was just fucking with you in some songs. Here when Tyler, and his depressed voice, raps about cutting himself and being suicidal you almost believe it. It's half confessional, half shock, and insane. The beats are bleak and minimalist.

The best hip hop album of the year is from a teenage misfit from L.A. who raps about doing coke, hating his father, and anally raping the Virgin Mary. Then he tells us to play this in church. 'Nough said.

They also have a ton of albums on their website you can download for free so check it out: oddfuture.tumblr.com

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Bruce Spring - Born to Fuck

Just like Cat said about Bowie's Low I say the same about this record, everyone should own it. Romanticism at it's finest. Let's get the fuck out of this place.

The Boss is one of the few musicians who can make a 4 minute song sound like an epic and there are a lot in this album. E.G. Thunder Road which contains some of the best lines in rock history.

P.S. I changed the title so they won't erase this even if they probably will. It already happened with Nebraska which is another Bruce masterpiece everyone should own.

P.S.S Fuck you if you think you're too cool to listen to Springs....ehhh.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Pantless - ADD Vol. 1

now for something totally different. inspired by the last posts containing the Timeless series and by many many good music that has surfaced this planet, yours truly has felt the need to communicate thy love and mix/mash a shit load of tracks that have inspired many of us and have shown us the true path of musical righteousness. presenting the first ever ADD mixtape series brought to you by Pantless himself!


01 Welcome 2 Detroit - J Dilla 01
02 Welcome 2 Detroit (J Dilla) - Miguel Atwood-Ferguson
03 The Day - The Roots
04 Auditorium (Madlib) - Mos Def feat. Slick Rick
05 The Official - Jaylib
06 Jah Jah Voice Is Calling - Peter Broggs
07 Yèkatit - Mulatu Astatke
08 TV Spot - Can/Hunting Bears - Radiohead
09 Hunting Bears - Radiohead/Joni Mitchell`s Message
10 C.R.E.A.M - Wu Tang Clan
11 Witness - Roots Manuva
12 Gobbstopper - J Dilla
13 Na Boca Do Sol - Arthur Verocai
14 Stop Them Jah - Augustus Pablo
15 Marcha De Carnaval - Luciano Perrone/Message From Nine to The Universe - Jimi Hendrix
16 Chik Chikka - Mulatu Astatke + The Heliocentrics
17 Moondog Monologue - Moondog
18 Humming - Portishead
19 Right Off - Miles Davis + Isle Of Wight Commentary/Karina - Arthur Verocai
20 Redgold - Fantasmes
21 Sunny Ti De Ariya - King Sunny Adé
22 Roforofo Fight - Fela Kuti

total running time: 60 min.
art: Kristian Hammerstad


Timeless: Arthur Verocai

Timeless: The Composer/Arranger Series is the name of a concert series that was created in homage to the composer/arrangers who have influenced hip-hop in the most literal and profound ways. Timeless was conceived by production house Mochilla in Los Angeles during February and March 2009 and included the performances of over 150 musicians in front of ecstatic sold out crowds. These three historic events were recorded and filmed in exacting detail with Mochilla's unmistakable style.

Arthur Verocai has composed and arranged for such giants as Jorge Ben, Gal Costa and Leny Andrade. But hiphop heads know him for his often sampled (see Ludacriss, MF Doom and Lil Brother) self titled solo album. The album came out at the height of the Brasilian dictatorship and was a commercial failure. His performance of this seminal 1972 record brought the capacity Luckman crowd to a stand still. According to Verocai, "he had never played the record, alive or dead!" His delight at the opportunity to play this music in its complete form can be seen in the DVD. He has subsequently been offered an opportunity to do the concert again in London. Stay tuned. The music for the DVD has been mixed by Verocai himself in Rio de Janeiro. History turned on its head and musical justice served.


Pela Sombrasmochilla.com

Timeless: Miguel Atwood-Ferguson - Suite For Ma Dukes

Timeless: The Composer/Arranger Series is the name of a concert series that was created in homage to the composer/arrangers who have influenced hip-hop in the most literal and profound ways. Timeless was conceived by production house Mochilla in Los Angeles during February and March 2009 and included the performances of over 150 musicians in front of ecstatic sold out crowds. These three historic events were recorded and filmed in exacting detail with Mochilla's unmistakable style.

Timeless 2 celebrated the music of J.Dilla. Composed and arranged for a 60 piece Orchestra by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson feat. special guests Bilal, Dwele, Posdnuos, Talib Kweli and more. This premiere performance is still on the minds of many. Mixed and mastered by legendary Grammy award winning producer/mixer, Bob Power. The man behind hundreds of pop and jazz recordings for such artists as Erykah Badu, D'Angelo, De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest and more, he had also worked with Dilla while he was alive. Hiphop has never sounded or looked like this, welcome to a new era, a new scale and a new sound. Part of the proceeds of all Suite for Ma Dukes performances and recordings will go towards Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancey and the heirs to the Dilla Estate.


Hoc n' Puckymochilla.com

Timeless: Mulatu Astatke

Timeless: The Composer/Arranger Series is the name of a concert series that was created in homage to the composer/arrangers who have influenced hip-hop in the most literal and profound ways. Timeless was conceived by production house Mochilla in Los Angeles during February and March 2009 and included the performances of over 150 musicians in front of ecstatic sold out crowds. These three historic events were recorded and filmed in exacting detail with Mochilla's unmistakable style.

On February 1st, Ethiopian musician and inventor of Ethio-jazz, Mulatu Astatke, a giant in African music blessed the sold-out Luckman Fine Arts Complex with an amazing show. He shared the stage with veterans of the Los Angeles jazz scene Bennie Maupin, Azar Lawrence and Phil Ranelin. The performance is beautiful - showcasing many classics as well as some new material too. He's currently touring Europe with the Heliocentrics and is still talking about the Timeless concert in Los Angeles.



Monday, December 13, 2010

JEFF - Castle Storm

JEFF also known as Jeff The Brotherhood. the guitarist uses bass amps/cabs and that`s pretty bad ass.


Lácteos - Todo

one of the most important bands that emerged from the streets of Puerto Rico. we grew up on this shit and most of us got inspired by these guys and many others to start playing music then and there. now you can have their whole entire catalog by just a click of a button.


Friday, December 10, 2010

Show: Carie, Reanimadores & Gatoelectrico

The first in a series of monthly parties in Red Shield showcasing the best bands in the current scene.
We start off with:

Carie [snarling, in your face punk rock]

Reanimadores [Garagey punk rock featuring our very own Fishscale on vocals & guitar]

Gatoelectrico/Thunderpuss [two piece rockn roll outfit]

Music sets by us!

Thursday Dic 16th 9pm, 3$

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Eric Dolphy - Out to Lunch

Absolutely one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century. Mingus recognized it, and some say that he pushed even further than Coltrane, I'd say "why bother debating?". This is another one of those who would have changed everything if he had not died young, but he did.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

tach.dé - tach.dé

recorded in february 2009 and released july 2010, the tach.dé kids from Puerto Rico finally have an album. it contains music from their first phases as a group dating from 2006 till 2008 with soundscapes as interludes that were created in the following year. the bulk of the music sounds heavy with some sporadic riff action while other tunes are gentle and melancholic.


Friday, November 26, 2010

Arthur Verocai - Encore

after recording his debut self titled album which took a lot of patience and love, arthur was not pleased with the public reception of his album. he got heavily depressed and decided to call it quits and start making jingles for Brazilian commercials to make ends meet. after 30+ years he decided to make a comeback. he has only 2 albums in his catalog and he does not even have a wikipedia article. still truly unnoticed.

fuck yeah for comebacks.