Sean Nicholas Savage, Jamaican Queens, Blanche Blanche Blanche, Regal Degal

Sean Nicholas Savage

Jamaican Queens

THIS IS DETROIT TRAP POP. Ryan Spencer pens songs with provocative lyrical imagery. These are accounts of intense violence, hopelessness, and drug use— juxtaposed with honest tales of love, a lack thereof, and the pursuit of a reason to live.

Jamaican Queens have a unique way of making the uncomfortable tolerable, and the sexually explicit accessible. Whether you are looking for infectious earworms with which to sing along, or MDMA-induced club bangers to provide the soundtrack for an evening of popper huffing— Jamaican Queens have got your back. This is post-everything pop for people terrified of reality.

Heavily influenced by the southern rap beats of Three 6 Mafia, Gucci Mane, and Young Jeezy, as well as the experimentation of Brian Eno and Lee Scratch Perry— the outcome is an urgent canvas overlaid with pop hooks that would make David Bowie blush.

This is new. This is different. From a city left behind by the failures of a once great country, this is Jamaican Queens. Welcome.

Blanche Blanche Blanche

What planet are Blanche Blanche Blanche really from? It's a reasonable
question to pose at the Brattleboro, Vt., duo of Zach Phillips and
Sarah Smith, who have produced one of the year's most thoroughly
alien-sounding pop albums.The world of Blanche Blanche Blanche is
mapped by minimal synth-work with an early-1970s feel, recorded
without computers or sequencers, using a Yamaha MT8X eight-track, the
same model Ariel Pink used to record the first Haunted Graffiti album
in the late 1990s. While their profiles continue to grow, we're lucky
to have groups like Blanche Blanche Blanche, taking the reins and
going deep to explore the parameters of electronic pop at its most
legitimately peculiar.

Regal Degal

Regal Degal is a power trio consisting of Josh da Costa [Gemini] on guitars and vocals, Josiah Wolfson [Libra] on bass, and Jamen Whitelock [Virgo] on drums. Formed in Brooklyn in late 2009, the group recently relocated to Los Angeles. The group's sound pulls omnidirectionally from across the musical spectrum, drawing from post-punk, krautrock, 60's psychedelic / freakbeat, 80's new wave and indie, German minimal house, and the music of Africa. The music could be described as hyper rhythm conscious, melodic, atmospheric, and kinetic, with one foot firmly in the past and an eye fixed towards the future. In the center resides Regal Degal, channeling and reinterpreting all individual and shared inspirations into a sound best referred to as DEEP ROCK.



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