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Introducing: Clipping

Read my recent interview with LA’s weirdest hip-hop trio, clipping.​

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clipping. is one of those bands that it feels wrong to describe as “a band” but at the same time it feels just as strange to call them a “rap group.” They’re a noise project as much as they’re a hip-hop trio, making some of the wildest beats in the game. Accomplished sound engineers with the utmost regard for popular music, yet with an unwillingness to make music any other way than exactly the way they want to.

Regardless of how you choose to categorise them, what they’re making is authentic. Authentic in the sense that the music that results stems from a genuine love of experimentation, the creative process and the often agonizing details that go along with it. The mad scientists of modern music, blasting away at 12-bar progressions with a blowtorch then using the most detailed of craftsmanship to wield golden era inspired beats that crackle and pop in all the right places. The perfect balance of calculated exploration, while still allowing for those beautiful mistakes to seep through, clipping’s June 10th release is one of the most charmingly subversive albums of the year.

As the band unveils a live stream of their forthcoming Sub Pop debut, Best Fit took some time to sit down with the guys and find out what makes them tick. From their painstakingly methodical musique-concrète techniques, to making weird music that’s still accessible, working with Three 6 Mafia, and the evolution of their live show, the Los Angeles trio introduces us to their disturbingly unique take on music, it’s clipping (bitch).

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clipping. Work Work (feat. Cocc Pistol Cree) 

Going to see Subpop’s latest hip hop inspired signees .clipping tonight as part of RBMA New York Fest. They just dropped this super dope video for the track “Work Work,” to get the New York all excited for tonight. I’ve had it on repeat all week. Introducing interview with the band coming soon, so stay tuned. ;)

If you’re in NYC, details for tonight are below. Should be fun.

Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York Presents
Hardcore Activity In Progress

with Tim Hecker, Napalm Death, Gunplay, The Thing, Wolf Eyes, Regis, Bastard Noise, Lubomyr Melnyk, Skullflower, Joe McPhee/Chris Corsano, Okkyung Lee, Clipping, Yoshiko Ohara, Reg Bloor, Gnaw

Knockdown Center
18+
$10 
#RBMANYC

Buy tix HERE.

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PREMIERE: PRISM HOUSE - LANDFALL EP

Pushing the boundaries of how we define electronic music, Brooklyn-based duo Prism House, unveil their latest creation today here on Mass Appeal.

Making sense of those wonderfully terrifying hollow gaps between sounds and noisy stabs of beats, on Landfall, Prism House creates their own type of semi-melodic techno wonderment.

Exploring unearthed territories with their limitless approach to sample based music, the production duo’s new body of work is a deep dive into the future. Layering shreds of semi-audible words with plenty of distorted reverberations, shrill wails and heavy building beats, the audio visual pair of Brian Wenner (music/live electronics) and Matt O’Hare (live visuals) seek to awaken the senses with more than just found sounds.

Landfall is out now via Ceremony Recordings.

Gorgeous Bully Who Do You Think You Are + Stamp 

I fucking love this. Lo-fi Americana that’s upbeat and fun. Gorgeous Bully has this simple, infectious, Coma Cinema feel, but with much more of a harsh crunch to his sound. And a lot less emo. It’s Vagrant records teen angst ala Saves The Day/The Get Up Kids, with hints of Weezer’s Blue album sprinkled about just for kicks. Which is a refreshing change of pace from the chilled out sex beat vibes I generally lean towards.

With catchy lyrics like, “Just who do you think you are, some fucking supernova,” that speak to you almost directly, I’m a fan without even trying. I’d like to think Gorgeous Bully has that Cloud Nothings 2011 album effect. It’s pop-punk nostalgia at it’s finest.

The Young and Obese drops Feb 20th via Art is Hard Records, and will be available as a ltd edition cassette, packaged in a custom designed cigarette packet. Be sure to peep the pic of the packaging below. Pretty sweet. Pre-order HERE.

Gorgeous Bully | Bandcamp | Facebook

Peaking Lights Hey Sparrow (d’Eon Remix)

As if the Peaking Lights 936 EP couldn’t be any more amazing, this d’Eon remix is so good it actually pains me to not listen to it on repeat. In case you live in a barn in rural Iowa, Peaking Lights are these genius, freaks of nature that understand how to divulge the darkest depths of your soul, and then turn your ass out, without ever missing a beat. Every one of their tracks is like the score to some mind bending, modern day Dark Side of the Moon-esque, tale about absolutely nothing and yet everything, all at the same time.

To celebrate the re-release of the duo’s 936 EP, Peaking Lights dropped a remix EP with d’Eon, Damu, Maria Manerva and more, that is absolutely brilliant. The selection of artists Peaking Lights has chosen to remix their work is so perfectly off the wall, they were able to create a cohesive piece of work that you can actually listen to from beginning to end, well almost. They let Main Attrakionz slobber all over their genius at the end there, but no stress, that’s what the “next” button is for.

Really, this remix EP is the soundtrack the original Alice in Wonderland was hoping for. Just a few decades too late. Mind has been blown.

Buy Peaking Lights 936 re-release and Remix 12” from Weird World Records HERE.

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Track: Ganglians - Sleep

I dig this band a whole bunch. It’s noisy psych-pop at it’s finest. So stoked for their second album.

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By Joseph Rodriguez

“Sleep” is the title of Ganglians’ 2nd single released from their forthcoming double LP Still Living. Though not as jammy as “Jungle”, the first single released earlier this year, “Sleep” is indeed a solid effort. The track, which nearly hits the 6 minute mark, keeps things nice and slow with the occasional splash of delay laden guitar lines. The keyboards fade in and out, but are the tool that keeps you glued as the song builds its momentum toward its climatic ending. 

Still Living will be available on August 23rd via Lefse Records. Check out some Ganglians west coast tour dates after the jump.

Ganglians - Sleep

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Nash Smith & Ganges Hunters

Six month old mid-west trio Nash Smith & Ganges came together as a means of unifying band members solo projects, ranging from moody synthpop, psychedelic noise/folk, to hazy pop. 



Nash Smith & Ganges’s self-titled, debut EP was recorded in a century-old general store turned restaurant in Eggleston, Virginia, a town nestled against the New River and tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The recordings were done live so as to capture the room’s natural reverb and require minimal overdubs and processing.