Tuesday, May 15, 2012

VIDEO// Warm Weather: So Far / Vertigo

We love Warm Weather here at Music Dissection, the trio's latest EP 'Looking Through' cementing their name upon our musical radar. However, the video above accompanies a track from the group's fantastic 2011 debut. Featuring three enthusiastic dancers who treat the song with all the playful glee it deserves, these three minutes make summer seem tangibly close. Hand-claps and harmonies dapple the sun-drenched instrumentation, dancing across stress and weariness with admirable and unapologetic zest! Stream the video above, then grab both brilliant EPs for whatever price you want over at the Bandcamp!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

MP3// Kreator: Phantom Antichrist

Mille Petrozza's still got it! 'Phantom Antichrist' is the title track from Kreator's latest LP, which drops June 5th via Nuclear Blast Records. Classic German thrash, these four minutes don't disappoint. The double bass drums support riff after ruthless riff, brutal vocals ripping through searing verse and soaring hook! The refrain pounds, a certain Iron-Maiden theatricality smothered and muffled beneath savage winds. A catchy chorus is not unbeknown to Kreator, and 'Phantom Antichrist' manages to stay true to their sound while steering clear of the label 'formulaic'. Melodies change about and the drums are creative enough to warrant the banishment of any such underlying worry. I'm incredibly excited to hear the full album next month but until then hear the title track above and watch the more than awesome video after the break!

Monday, May 7, 2012

MP3// Animal Collective: Honeycomb / Gotham

New York experimentalists Animal Collective are streaming their latest single 'Honeycomb / Gotham', in anticipation for its physical release on June 26th. Pre-'Merriweather Post Pavilion', the two tracks remind me of the outfit's early, charmingly unpolished work. Energetic, and painted with rough impressionistic strokes, 'Honeycomb' is a progressive powerhouse. Electronic whizzes and skittish percussion play off the vocals to form a catchy and unbelievably memorable few minutes. 'Gotham' slows things down, the singing lathered in reverb and refracted by numerous abstract effects. Structured and passionate and in places simply breaking down, both numbers offset each other wonderfully! Listen to both after the break: