New on Temporary Residence Limited: Albums from SF’s The Drift and Moholy-Nagy (The Alps, Tarentel) Temporary Residence Limited, the label home to post-rock and prog household names like Explosions in the Sky, Three Mile Pilot and more, have new albums coming out from two bands out of San Francisco: The Drift and Moholy-Nagy. The Drift - "Horizon" The Drift release Blue Hour on October 4, and will be touring Europe supporting Explosions in the Sky in November. A little about the band, and their new full-length from TRL: It's been a long, very difficult few years for our beloved friend in The Drift. The passing of Jeff Jacobs and the departure of Safa Shokrai [...]

The Alps: new album ‘Easy Action’ coming soon on Mexican Summer

The Alps - "For Isabel" Easy Action is the new album from SF's The Alps, out March 29th on Mexican Summer. The noisier parts of "For Isabel" feel more abrasive than Le Voyage, the band's previous record, but the song also maintains the group's talents for genre-mixing and lush soundscapes. Below, revisit Le Voyage, streaming in full courtesy of Type Records. Also, one note about the image above: the LP comes packaged in a "fold-out pyramid sleeve" that looks pretty awesome. Vinyl nerds, has this sort of 3D foldout been done before, or is this a first? The Alps - [...]

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The Alps – Le Voyage

The Alps - Le Voyage by _type The Guardian's great profile on Jefre Cantu-Ledesma (Tarentel, Root Strata) a few weeks ago inspired me to check out Le Voyage, the latest album by Cantu-Ledesma's band The Alps. It's the group's fourth album, lush and hypnotic and demonstrating an amazing ability to seamlessly shift between genres and sounds. Le Voyage is out now on Type Records, who, I should note, generously have a ton of their releases available for streaming on Soundcloud (come on other labels, get with it). The Alps will be playing at Root Strata's On Land Festival in September.

By |July 1, 2010|Tags: |
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