Weekly Roundup: Thee Tee Pees, Pillar Point, Boardwalk, RedRedRed, Tijuana Panthers

Posted by Billy Gil, May 2, 2014 10:50am | Post a Comment

Thee Tee Pees – “Indian Bingo”

thee tee pees lpThee Tee Pees don’t have time for your fancy studios and multitracking. But they do have time to record “Indian Bingo” 20 times (if you believe the guy shouting “take 20!”) at the beginning of “Indian Bingo” just to get that perfect balance of slop and fury. The L.A. garage-punk band releases its self-titled debut in late May via Manglor, and it’s already sounding like the party rock record of the summer.


Pillar Point – “Cherry” (Music Go Music remix)

How did I miss fawning over the Bay Area’s Pillar Point (aka Scott Reitherman) and his excellent, recently released self-titled dream-R&B album? I’m a dum dum. At least I had the wherewithal to be on it for this remix of “Cherry,” which strips some of the gauzy texture from the original and adds a funk shuffle that makes it into an absolute jam. Known mainly for his work with Throw Me the Statue, Pillar Point is someone we’re gonna have to watch from here on out. He’s at L.A.’s Echoplex May 5 and S.F.’s Elbo Room May 6. Listen to the original “Cherry” here; watch the video for the gorgeous “Dreamin’” here.


Boardwalk – “I’m To Blame” (Julia Holter remix); Create Your Own Remix!

Two stellar L.A. artists—narcotic haze dream-pop duo Boardwalk and scholarly songstress Julia Holter—come together on this brilliant remix. Boardwalk’s original “I’m to Blame” had a terrific sadness about it, like being nostalgic about something you regret. Holter adds a further half-remembered quality to it, stripping it to its bare bones and adding pot-and-pan percussive elements and only allowing the song’s simple, direct melodies come through partway in, sounding a bit like a bookend to Holter’s last, exellent release, Loud City Song. The coolest thing about this is Boardwalk’s label, Stones Throw, is making the stems of “I’m to Blame” available to anyone who wants to try their hand at their own remix and post it here. Go ahead.


RedRedRed Pattern Completion Album Due on Dark Entries

redredred pattern completion lpS.F. label Dark Entries continues to introduce us to some of our favorite new underground goth/industrial bands and brilliant reissues (like last year’s Patrick Cowley compliation, School Daze). May 26 they’ll release the debut record by S.F.’s RedRedRed, the project by contemporary artist Michael Wood. Said to be inspired by the industrial landscape near Wood’s studio, it’s a virtual playground of heaving, throbbing analog synths, drum machines and Wood’s commanding voice. Hear the blistering opening track, “Contract/Dream,” below.


Tijuana Panthers – “Cherry Street” video

A while back we shared “Cherry Street,” the new track from Long Beach’s Tijuana Panthers that saw the garage pop band go all Cure on us in the best way. Now they’ve got an appropriately ’80s-looking video with some serious Devo vibes for the song. Mmm, donut gun … Wayne Interest is due June 3 via Innovative Leisure.


Shows This Weekend:

Friday: Mastodon, Gojira and Kvelertak at Club Nokia ($30, 7:30 p.m.)

Saturday: Danny Brown and Zelooperz at the El Rey ($24, 9 p.m.)

Sunday: If you couldn’t get tickets to Danny Brown at the El Rey, try seeing him Sunday at Santa Ana’s Observatory—there’s still tickets ($20, 8 p.m.)





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