2 posts tagged Treehouse
THE VIDEOS THAT MADE MY WEEK w/Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak, Flock of Dimes) and Beth Varden covering Zola Jesus, Ifan Daydd’s Treehouse vid, Rhye’s hipster sex, Elephant & Castle live in the studio, Julia Holter’s latest single, and Flavio Rodriguez sexing up your screen. Enjoy!
Jenn Wasner and Beth Varden - I Can’t Stand (Zola Jesus Cover)
Ifan Dayfdd - Treehouse
This video is fucking dope, giving viewers a much more candid look inside the world of the electronic producer on the rise. And well you don’t need me to tell you this track is next level. Go buy Ifan Dayfdd’s Treehouse EP if you haven’t already, HERE.
Rhye - Open
Promiscuous hipster sex is the epitome of LA. Insane that this is the LA duo, Rhye’s first single. Really hoping they start playing shows in LA soon.
Elephant & Castle’s Mapzzz x Signal Flow Sharkbite Session - Sweet Someone
The first in the ongoing series of performances from burgeoning artists and producers live in Oakland’s Sharkbite Studios. Elephant & Castle is one talented dude with his hands in so many projects, def keep an eye on this guy.
Flavio Rodriguez - Ego
The homie at Egyptian Maraccas sent me this video he helped produce, and well, it’s really sexy and beautiful. Great tune as well. I’m just going to come out and say it, all of my friends are more talented than me. This vid is a perfect example. Flavio Rodriguez is a lucky guy.
Julia Holter - In The Same Room
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.