Japanther is the music and art project of Matt Reilly and Ian Vanek, who are known for their unconventional live performances. The band has appeared alongside synchronized swimmers, atop the Williamsburg Bridge, with giant puppets and marionettes, in the back of a moving truck in Soho, and at shows with giant dinosaurs & BMX bikers flying off the walls. Having released more than a dozen albums over the past decade, Japanther released their new LP, Eat Like Lisa Act Like Bart, yesterday via Recess Records!
Italians Do It Better lately re-released a lot of its cool classics on vinyl. Glass Candy and Chromatics on top. Five years later Johnny Jewel released “After Dark 2” on may 17th. Half french, half german duo Appaloosa are part of it. Here is a brand new track “Fill The Blanks”.
Italian post rock and cosmic disco duo Crimea X have released their second album, Another. It comes 2 years after their last effort, Prospective, and explores the same laidback yet spaced out sounds laced with intergalactic guitar riffs, wobbly pianos and skewed synth patterns that DJ Rocca (aka Lucca Roccatagliati, producer for Daniele Baldelli, Ajello and Dimitri From Paris’s partner in the Erodiscotique project) and Jukka Reverberi (Giardini di Mirò) have championed since first getting together. In that time, the pair have become hugely admired cult figures in their respective worlds, pioneering sounds and garnering adoring support wherever they go. Here is our favourite track of the album “Dream Is Gone”.