Hi, I'm Andriana, but my friends call me Dre. Just a fan, with an ear for what's good. Coming up in tha game just in time to get old and die.

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Max Cooper Pleasures feat. BRAIDS

A choir of hand claps glisten under the incandescent light trickling down onto the pulsating dance floor, which then parts to allow a sea of warmth flood the room with whirling vocals of echoing content. Trust us when we say, Max Cooper and Braids‘ collaborative effort will take your breath away.

Watch the video for “Pleasures”, the first installment in Cooper’s series of themed releases, and listen to the wonderful (and almost eight minute) track below. 

Max Cooper’s Conditions EP is out now via Fields Music, buy it from Beatport.

(Originally posted on TLOBF earlier today)

Empress of #7 (Orange)

GITNB’s Acts To Catch at CMJ 2012: Empress of

I’m kinda over the whole, we don’t want an online presence/love us for our music thing, but if that’s what helps you sleep at night, then fantastic. Fucking do it all day. Fucking love primary colors, especially on Youtube.

The problem with the next iamamiwhoami is that everything now rests on their live show at CMJ next week. For Jonna Lee, she lived up to expectations in every way shape in form. I have no idea what Empress of will bring to the table with their live show, but I’m excited to find out. To be fair, after hearing Empress of’s 11 recordings, the odds of them not being great live are so slim it pains me to even suggest such an absurdity.

Empress of sounds like Braids, a bit of Ida No from Glass Candy and Dirty Projectors made a baby, and mom was drinking and smoking something silly the whole time she was pregnant with her musical love child. Either way I’ll take it and am really looking forward to this live set which I am praying to the CMJ gawds involves some seriously wild visuals. 

If you are in NYC next week, go see Empress of.


A List of EPs I Listened To A Lot in 2011

I know that title is a cop out, but I can’t say these are my only favorite EPs of 2011, because it just doesn’t work that like. My musical favorites don’t reset when the clock strikes midnight and the earth gets a year older. Nor do I get through all the music I had hoped to listen to within the confines of Western Civ’s lunar calendar. Like I’ve said a million times before, you can’t read the entire internet, nor should you.

So instead I put together a somewhat comprehensive list of mostly EPs, (maybe a few borderline albums and a couple 7”s), that I have really enjoyed over the passed several months, that were all released in 2011. I might do a list for full lengths and other goodies I missed over the weekend. Then again, I prob won’t. Hope you find a thing or two you missed this year.

Please send hate mail to: gluttonyisthenewblack@gmail.com. All insights/comments are welcomed, and I promise to reply by 2014.

Au Palais - Tender Mercy

Braids & Purity Ring - 7” Peach Wedding/Belispeak Split

Beacon - No Body

Bilinda Butchers - Regret, Love, Guilt, Dreams + Beko Singles 93

Birkwin Jersey - Time Doesn’t Exist, Clocks Do

Bronson - Is More [Mixtape]

Chrome Sparks - My <3

Ducktails - Killin’ The Vibe

Flashing Red Lights - Faster Horses

Gem Club - Breakers

Gracie - For Summer

Jamie xx - Far Nearer

Jensen Sportag - Pure Wet

Jeremy Lee Given - Old Flames

Holy Other - With U

Hourglass Sea - Return to the Crematorium

Keep Shelly In Athens - Our Own Dream

Lands & Peoples - Live at Metro Gallery

Mint Julep - Save Your Season

Peaking Lights - 936 + 936 Remix

Slow Magic -

Still Corners - Cuckoo/Endless Summer 7”

Sun Araw - Houston Abstros 7”

Supreme Cuts - Trouble

Run DMT - Dreams

Therapies Son - Over The Sea

Trouble Books & Mark McGuire - Trouble Books & Mark McGuire

TV Girl - Benny and the Jetts

Walsh - Don’t Want 2 Fall In Luv

Young Magic - You With Air/Sparkly 7” + Night In The Ocean/Slip Time 7”

P.S. If Group Tightener ever ships their shit, Dead Gaze’s 10” would most definitely be on this list.

P.S.S. Clearly not a good year for hip hop outside of Shabazz Palaces, Serengeti and maybe one or two others.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS LIST?

Ten Trippy 2011 Videos To Show at your next Vimeo/Youtube/PCP Drug Party

Sun Glitters - “Things Are” by Feel Good Lost

HeRobust - “Snailgate” by SlurpTV

Holy Spirits - “To The Shore” by Brianna Olsen

Gold Panda - “Marriage (Star Slinger Remix)” by How Do I Computer

Caged Animals - “Girls On Medication (Teenage Desert Remix)” by Peter

Braids - “Lammicken” by Mark Webber

Teams - “Animal Life” by Jon Casey

Galapagos - “No Where Else” by Jordan Beard

Swarms - “Roulette”

How To Dress Well - “Suicide Dream” by Jamie Harley

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IGIF Floating Fest SXSW 2011

The party you all have been waiting for. Duh…

What: Flying Dog Brewery & I Guess I’m Floating present: Floating Fest 2011 (Facebook event page)
When: Thursday, March 17th (2011)
Where: Lovejoy’s – Corner of 6th St & Neches St (604 Neches St) (map)
How: 21+ – FREE – No Wristband, Badge or RSVP required!
Duration: 12:00 PM – 8:00PM

12:00 – Eureka Birds
12:45 – Sun Airway
1:30 – Braids
2:15 – Idiot Glee
3:00 – Wise Blood
3:45 – Grouplove
4:30 – Young Man
5:15 – TV Girl
6:00 – Cloud Nothings
6:40 – Unknown Mortal Orchestra
7:15 – Baths

Lovejoy’s is going to have loads of great beers on tap, including our beloved Flying Dog brews. Come early and stay late, this is one rager you don’t wanna miss. Oh, and by the way.. we’ve got our hand in two other parties this year so we’re just getting started. icon razz [SXSW 2011] IGIF Presents: Floating Fest

The Go! Team Apollo Throwdown (Star Slinger Remix)

This is the jam. Star Slinger is playing with Baths and Braids on March 5th at the Troubador. Ridiculous line-up. All my musical loves in the same place at the same time. Get excited…

Braids Glass Deer (Teen Daze Remix)

I know, I know, my Tumblr is looking more and more like a Teen Daze fan page, but I can’t get enough of the little Vancouverite. His latest remix of artists’ on the rise Braids, is yet another reason why I love him.

It’s like he has a special chillwave machine that he keeps in his closet, that can take an already great song and turn it into a shoegazey, lo-fi masterpiece, that he then wraps up with a pretty bow and gently places on your doorstep. If you miss his show at SXSW, you might as well not go at all. Don’t forget to catch Braids as well!

If you dig this track, check out my latest mix that features Braids and Teen Daze, along with a boatload of other cool new music. Download it here.

Gluttony Is The New Black Vol II: Accidental Genius

So I live in LA and drive a lot. I accidentally left the light on in my car and killed the battery. When I had my car jumped, my ipod player stopped working. I have yet to fix it.

My solution has been to pretend like it’s 1994 and burn cd’s for my car. I randomly threw this mix together, and I have to say…it’s kind of genius. Don’t believe me? Download that ish here, and see for yourself. Track list below. Holler.

Bury Us Alive Starfucker 

Hot Mess (feat. Elly Jackson) (Duck Sauce Remix) - Chromeo   

That’s My Bitch (feat Elly Jackson) - Kanye West & Jay-Z

Our Thing - Evan Voytas

Glass Deers (Teen Daze Remix) - Braids  

Friend [Lover] - Evenings

All of Us - Painted Palms  

Heat & Hot Water (Birds & Batteries Remix) - ARMS 

Dreaming - Seapony

Party Talk - Craft Spells

Dirty Cartoons - Menomena 

Absence of Light (ft. Tunde Adebimpe) - Maximum Balloon  

So It Goes - Akron/Family   

Beverly Kills - Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti 

In The Fall - Future Islands (Featuring Katrina Ford)  

Redgun - The Forms 

Ghosting - Young Minds

Endless Rain - How to Dress Well 

If I Had a Boat - James Vincent McMorrow 

South Carolina - Tennis

O Seizing the Day O (feat. Luke Jenner Of The Rapture) - Tanlines   

Starfield - PS I Love You 

Around my Head - Cage the Elephant 

Stained Glass (Won’t You Let Me Into Yr Heart) - Wavves 

(Photo via Brian Ferry)