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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THE VIDEOS THAT MADE MY WEEK w/Sleigh Bells (Alexis Krauss is so hot), Polica, Kate Wax, AU, Ambassadeurs, Gracie, School of Seven Bells and MMOTHS

I’ve never met an Alexis that’s wasn’t smokin’. This week’s videos are dedicated to the Alexis’s of the world, especially Alexis Krauss. Yum.
Sleigh Bells - End of the Line (On SNL)
Ambassadeurs - M.O.P.E. 
Polica - Amongster 
Kate Wax - Dust Collision
School of Seven Bells - Lafaye

Gracie - Tryck R Treat

AU - Solid Gold (for Into the Woods tv)
MMOTHS - THNX 

THE VIDEOS THAT MADE MY WEEK w/Sleigh Bells (Alexis Krauss is so hot), Polica, Kate Wax, AU, Ambassadeurs, Gracie, School of Seven Bells and MMOTHS

I’ve never met an Alexis that’s wasn’t smokin’. This week’s videos are dedicated to the Alexis’s of the world, especially Alexis Krauss. Yum.

Sleigh Bells - End of the Line (On SNL)

Ambassadeurs - M.O.P.E.

Polica - Amongster 

Kate WaxDust Collision

School of Seven Bells - Lafaye

Gracie - Tryck R Treat

AU - Solid Gold (for Into the Woods tv)

MMOTHS - THNX 

Gracie Candii

The first time I wrote about newcomer and solo act, Gracie I described his For Summer EP as “a beautiful blend of organic and electronic, with slightly strained vocals, and funk stained beats that tickle the back of your neck with 90’s RnB nostalgia, is really just the tip of the iceberg for Andrew Balasia. So many things come together so perfectly on this EP, it almost feels like it’s wrong.

It’s music that is wise beyond it’s years and drowning in ingenuity. There is so much more to come from this effervescent young artist, that I’m already tripping over my own feet to be first in line to hear what he comes up with next. Lead me down the rabbit hole Gracie…”

And lead me down the rabbit hole he did. Gracie’s second release, Treehouse, this time on Small Plates Records, shows the progression of a young artist, emerging from the shadows and into the spotlight, showcasing his abilities as a producer, building intricate songs with so much complexity, it takes more than a few listens to understand how deep these they actually run. Harping on childhood fantasies, Treehouse takes you on an emotional deep dive that is sexy and sultry and dare I say jovial, all in an effort to draw you in and have you so caught up in the moment you forget where you are.

I wanted to note that this album is also an interesting juxtaposition between childhood nostalgia and young adult tribulations, the kind that occupy most of the hours of your day. If that was too subtle for you, I’m talking about sex. Innocence vs. corruption. You get the idea.

This will be Small Plates first 12” release, with the first 100 copies being pressed on gold vinyl, this is a special release that you’ll want to be a part of.

Order Gracie’s Treehouse EP from Small Plates Records HERE.

Gracie Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter

Glad to see the emerging music scene in Philly finally getting some love. Moon Bounce plays Connie’s Ric Rac with Gracie on March 16th in Philly. If you are in the area definitely check out this show.

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Moon Bounce - ‘Telephone’

Corey Regensburg released the Darn Your Best Frock EP in May last year, heralding the birth of his Moon Bounce project - all clever bleeps, spacey samples and broken beats.

Regensburg has since been working on LP and ‘Telephone’ is an early taster; skittish and unnerving in a rich, jittery flux staged perfectly in this home made clip - grab the song below. 

[moonbounce.bandcamp.com]

Gracie Southern Place Video
This is my favorite track off Gracie’s upcoming EP. Peep the vid that premiered today on Prefix below.
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Prefix has premiered the beautifully dark and steamy, Feel Good Lost directed, video for Gracie’s “Southern Place”.  It powers along like a steely dan chugging off in to the deep night scaring the shit out of you along its warpath.  Do yourselves a solid and check it out.

Gracie // Southern Place from Feel Good Lost on Vimeo.
 ”Treehouse” drops February 7th. Hurry up and get a copy on gold wax before they are history.

Gracie Southern Place Video

This is my favorite track off Gracie’s upcoming EP. Peep the vid that premiered today on Prefix below.

smallplates:

Prefix has premiered the beautifully dark and steamy, Feel Good Lost directed, video for Gracie’s “Southern Place”.  It powers along like a steely dan chugging off in to the deep night scaring the shit out of you along its warpath.  Do yourselves a solid and check it out.

Gracie // Southern Place from Feel Good Lost on Vimeo.

 ”Treehouse” drops February 7th. Hurry up and get a copy on gold wax before they are history.

NYC Show this Thursday with Gracie, Field Mouse and Emperor X + I will be there…
yvynyl:

Small Plates Records’ Field Mouse and Gracie join Emperor X and Infinity Hotel for a night at the Cake Shop in Manhattan. Thursday, Jan 12.
RSVP + Info

NYC Show this Thursday with Gracie, Field Mouse and Emperor X + I will be there…

yvynyl:

Small Plates Records’ Field Mouse and Gracie join Emperor X and Infinity Hotel for a night at the Cake Shop in Manhattan. Thursday, Jan 12.

RSVP + Info

Gracie Tryck R Treat

*GITNB’s Acts To Watch in 2012*

Having already opened for Balam Acab in 2011, with an EP release due out on Small Plates in February, a host of high profile shows planned over the next few months, as well as a full length in the works, Andrew Balasia’s Gracie project is definitely one to watch this year.

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Tryck R Treat

It has been a very exciting 2012 at the Small Plates HQ.  We can think of no better way to keep the party rollin’ than to bless you with the newest Gracie joint, Tryck R Treat, from the upcoming Treehouse EP.  The bomb drops on February 7th but you can preorder that sucker here.

For those individuals who have been living under a rock the past couple months, you can check out the first single from the EP, Sisters, and it’s ghoulish accompanying video

Esta Vivo/Gracie Split Cassette Out Now!

The ultimate split cassette for your backyard chill  n’ grill or hang n’ bang!  Esta Vivo’s up first with tracks from his  2011 bandcamp only “Together We Sleep EP” as well as a slew of new  beauties.  Gracie’s sublimely chill “For Summer EP” (originally  released fo free on Absent Fever) graces the B side along with two brand  new tracks.  Artwork and Design by our best baby girl, Brenna Signe.   This limited run of 50 pro dubbed cassettes will be shipping out first  thing in the new year!  Pre-order now! <3
Buy the Esta Vivo/Gracie Limited Edition Cassette HERE.
www.petgracie.comwww.facebook.com/EstaVivowww.brennasigne.com
(via MJ MJ Records)

Esta Vivo/Gracie Split Cassette Out Now!

The ultimate split cassette for your backyard chill n’ grill or hang n’ bang! Esta Vivo’s up first with tracks from his 2011 bandcamp only “Together We Sleep EP” as well as a slew of new beauties. Gracie’s sublimely chill “For Summer EP” (originally released fo free on Absent Fever) graces the B side along with two brand new tracks. Artwork and Design by our best baby girl, Brenna Signe. This limited run of 50 pro dubbed cassettes will be shipping out first thing in the new year! Pre-order now! <3

Buy the Esta Vivo/Gracie Limited Edition Cassette HERE.

www.petgracie.com
www.facebook.com/EstaVivo
www.brennasigne.com

(via MJ MJ Records)

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?