Posts Tagged ‘Hume’

Weekend Music Roundup: Something Old, Something New Edition

Best of Friday:

You don't need to know about Roky Erickson's prototypical psych-rock efforts or his troubled back story to appreciate the triumph that is his latest record, True Love Cast Out All Evil. Erickson's '60s band, The 13th Floor Elevators, basically deserves credit for all the the psych-rock/freak-psych/psych-folk made by lesser minds that you've spent the last few years [...]

Sockets Records’ Fall Mix 2010: Collage Pop for All

Local label Sockets Records has been a D.C. fixture for more than half a decade now, but 2010 has been a banner year: A handful of strong releases, a live showcase last January, a pretty awesome zine. And yesterday, its latest seasonal mix.
It draws from the label's regular roster as well as other locals, from [...]

Experimental and Prog Night at Paper Sun: Hume, Ami Dang, Wumme

"There are so many people doing and making interesting things," the artist and musician April Camlin told the Baltimore fashion blog Ms. Charm Chic earlier this year—but she might as well have been talking about her music. "The pieces they are making are fleeting and underappreciated, but are still out there in the universe. [...]

Hume’s Gorgeous, and Gorgeous-Looking, Penumbra Now Available

The latest Hume release contains five songs, stretches to 40 minutes, and is a gorgeous document of melty, psyched-out indie prog. It's also one of my favorite things to come out of D.C. all year. And now it can be yours! Sockets Records just put copies up for sale online, and also posted some shots [...]

“Put Them in a Trance and Then Wake Them Up”: A Chat with Dinowalrus

Alternately bouncy, glitchy, abrasive, droney, and subtle, the Brooklyn trio Dinowalrus is impossible to pin down. Its album is a frenetic mishmash of dissimilar styles and approaches, which is both jarring and entertaining. The band released its debut, %, on Kanine Records (home to Surfer Blood and Chairlift) last January, and it's hitting the road [...]

Arts Roundup: Stay Away from That Lifeguard Edition

Good morning! I feel old and I feel bloated, which is the perfect lead-in to two things I am very excited about:

The dance-focused U Street Music Hall is starting to book indie-rockish shows that start at 7 p.m. and end before the venue's usual oomph-oomph-ing gets going at 10. Look at the July 22 show: [...]

What I’m Listening To: Sockets Spring Mix

Old song, whole new Hume: If you've followed the Day-Glo prog pop of Britton Powell & Co., then you'll recognize "Grip," the first song on Sockets Records' spring mix. In the two years since Hume last committed the song to tape, the band has massaged it from propulsive Afropop into something gentler, just as lush [...]

Local Label Roundup: New Music from Sockets, VHF, More

Sean Peoples posted a huge update to the Sockets Records blog last night. Here's what the label has coming up:

A new HUME EP this summer, with a tour to follow.
A Laughing Man EP.
An Aaron Thompson LP, with lotsa guests.
An EP from N'Digo Rose, who plays keys in the Cornel West Theory.
A Cornel West Theory mixtape.
A Sean [...]

Shock Diamond Makes Plans for 2014, Remixes True Womanhood, Noon:30, Hume

D.C.'s Shock Diamond is kind of like health-care reform: He's got big plans for 2014.
On his Bandcamp page, two of his releases are dated 2014—you can download and stream both, though.
But first, you'll want to listen to DC Re:MIXtape, the only item on the page dated 2010. On it, Shock Diamond turns songs by local [...]

Arts Roundup: Contra Fan Death, D.C. Music Is Doing Just Fine Edition

Good morning! If you've been following Fan Death's haterade, or noticed a pair of articles in the AV Club D.C. by former members of Q and Not U that criticized D.C.'s indie-rock scene (1, 2), then Washington Post music critic David Malitz's post on the GOG Blog, "In defense of the D.C. rock scene," is a [...]