Dntel, producer for the Postal Service
Quick blog bits from around the L.A. underground (and up). Share ‘em.
- FEATURED: MP3: Baths Remixed by Postal Service Producer*
- Dengue Fever Pick Up ‘Jeopardy’ and ‘True Blood’ Nods
- MP3: Superhumanoids Remix Meanest Man Contest
- MP3: KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole Drops Quantic Megamix
- Wavves Plays Madame Wong’s Before It Closes
(all stories via West Coast Sound, via L.A. Weekly)
* An atmospheric opening with a looming bass line eventually breaks into the kind of low-key four-on-the-floor while chopped horns, strings and vocals enhance the dueling dynamic of chill vs. hyped, in Dntel’s remix of Bath’s “Rain Smell.”
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Tagged anticon., Aquarium Drunkard, Baths, Black Flag, Chinatown, closing time, Concord Records, Dengue Fever, Devendra Banhart, Dntel, Dublab, Eriksolo, Flowering Inferno, funk-soul, Gold Robot, Jeopardy!, Jeremy Sole, KCRW, L.A. beat scene, L.A. punk, Madame Wong's, Meanest Man Contest, Postal Service, Quantic, Quarterbar, remixes, Superhumanoids, the Ramones, Will Holland, Will Wiesenfeld
Baths contemplates a cerulean sky.
So we’ve really made no attempts to hide our enthusiasm for Chatsworth producer/musician/singer Baths, a.k.a. fresh Anticon signing Will Wiesenfeld. We’ve previewed his gigs, big-upped his ambient works as Geotic, talked about the young star on the radio, and basically become dude’s personal documentarian via news updates (a couple of those below).
Finally, things may cool down a bit.
This isn’t so much because anything’s cooling down for Wiesenfeld, a rising star in indie music, but because we were able to do a lengthy feature on Baths for L.A. Weekly, dubbed, “The Great Escape.” Wiesenfeld was kind enough to donate a few hours to the cause, which meant lunch at the estimable Islands, and hang-time with him and his mom at the family home in Chatsworth.
So if you haven’t already, go to L.A. Weekly to read that.
(both stories via West Coast Sound, via L.A. Weekly)
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Tagged anticon., Baths, Chatsworth, chillwave, Dangerbird, Geotic, L.A. beat scene, Los Feliz Ladies Choir, Low End Theory, Post-Foetus, Shlohmo, The One AM Radio, the Valley, Will Wiesenfeld
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Tagged Alpha Pup, anticon., Baths, beat music, Busdriver, chillwave, cover songs, Daniel Johnston, Dog Bite, Dr. Strangeloop, K-The-I???, Leaving Records, Los Angeles, Low End Theory, Manimal Vinyl, mashups, matthewdavid, Mayer Hawthorne, Michael Nhat, Mush Records, music news, Night Horse, Prefuse 73, R. Kelly, Stones Throw, Tee Pee Records, The Hood Internet, Veux, VOICEsVOICEs
Doseone and Jel enjoy a decidedly laugh-free sunset.
Last week, West Coast Sound caught up with Anticon linchpin Doseone (Themselves, Subtle, 13 & God, Crook & Flail) to talk about one of his more unlikely side-projects, TVhaha. He and his right-hand beatsmith Jel are responsible for a hilarious and totally bizarre YouTube comedy series that involves butchering ’80s and ’90s cinematic gems (the Van Damme oeuvre, for instance), then improvising new dialogue overtop.
Check that out, along with some clips, here.
Posted in interviews, LA Weekly
Tagged anticon., comedy, Conan the Destroyer, doseone, Friday the 13th, Garfield, indie rap, Jel, MST3K, pop culture, StSanders, Themselves
Baths, on grass. (Hanna Dryland Shapiro)
It’s Baths day here at Funny Ha Ha, but can you blame us? Will Wiesenfeld’s music is as fascinating as it is infectious, and like L.A.’s current favorite son, the kid hails from the Valley. Chatsworth, to be exact, just a five-minute drive from that other ‘burb creative hotbed, Winnetka. Kudos to the beat scene for giving the SFV something to be proud of. Well, other than the seedier side of the So Cal film industry. But I digress.
Earlier in the week, KPCC’s Alex Cohen called me into the studio to talk about Baths for All Things Considered. Get hip to it already.
A small bear confronts the wilds. (Hanna Dryland Shapiro)
Okay, side-project may not be entirely accurate considering Will Wiesenfeld founded Baths last September, but while the fruits of that better-known project bounce around the blogosphere, it’s a good time to dig up a little more of the 21-year-old Valley-dweller’s past.
Wiesenfeld also makes music as Geotic, and it’s beautiful stuff. Far more minimal, often ambient, though decidedly not drone-y, these songs are excellent for headphones, lazy afternoons and night driving. And best of all, they’re entirely free. Download Geotic music here. We recommend you start with the Eyes LP and the “Waterway” single.
The origin of Jeans Wilder.
Quick bloggy bits from around the L.A. underground (and up). Share ‘em.
- FEATURED: MP3 Exclusive: “Sea You” by Jeans Wilder*
- MP3: Beck and Tobacco’s “Fresh Hex,” TK on Anticon
- The One AM Radio Releases 3-D Video, Limited 7-Inch [MP3]
- Download: ‘Storefront Split’ by Le Switch and Les Blanks
- Watch: Beat Music Brings Out the Beasts w/ Take and Glitch Mob
(all stories via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)
* “I recorded this song in my room, by myself, over the course of a two or three day cocaine and OxyContin binge at the beginning of the year.” – Jeans Wilder
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Tagged 3-D, Alpha Pup, anticon., beat music, Beck, Best Coast, bigfoot, Black Moth Super Rainbow, chillwave, cocaine, Dangerbird Records, downloads, exclusive, forestry, free music, Jeans Wilder, Le Switch, Les Blanks, Los Angeles, MP3s, music news, OxyContin, Record Store Day, San Diego, Sasquatch, Silver Lake, Sweatson Klank, Take, The Glitch Mob, The One AM Radio, Tobacco, vinyl
Hand in hand, the way it should be.
It bums me out something fierce to learn that this week’s installment of Calling All Kids will be its last. The Hyperion Tavern-hosted Friday-night hang has been a go-to for lovers of progressive music and cheap ale since it started up 15 months ago. Particularly, those who are involved with the good fight — writers, editors, publicists, artists, promoters, DJs, Dublabbers — seemed to take a shine to the place. Frankly, it felt like home.
So as I was taking a blog-powered trip down memory lane, I realized I’d never posted this little nugget on Funny Ha Ha. It’s really just a news piece about CAK’s one-year anniversary back in January, but since it includes a chat with the event’s creators Sodapop (Shaun Koplow of Anticon) and Matthewdavid (of Leaving Records), it seemed appropriate.
It also serves as a reminder that while the weekly may be called off, there’s undoubtedly more in store for the Calling All Kids name.
Read it here.