Tag Archive: “Inflated Records”

The One About Gender Fluidity

On this episode: our dear cousins talk about some heavy topics including gender fluidity and perpetuating rape culture, they also cover the latest news of the NHL Playoffs and what’s going on in Survivor, Luke reaches out for help on a #gentlemansdilemma, Luke doles out his catchphrase stamp of approval with a quick “Lordy Lordy Barry Gordy” and Brian follows closely behind with his “Papa Likey,” Luke does some standup about Donald Trump and how #ladiesbeshoppin’, Brian explains how Canada works, Luke states he is rooting for the Hockeyton Teamsters to win the Stanley Cup and they play eight of the best songs you’ll hear all week!

Every week Ghettoblaster feature writers (and dear cousins!) Brian LaBenne and Luke LaBenne bring you fresh new songs with the hopes of introducing you to some that you may consider to be the best song ever.  Both Brian and Luke have no idea what songs the other has picked, so what you are hearing is their genuine reaction to listening to the songs together.  Also, if you enjoy this episode, head to ITunes to subscribe and rate our podcast with the highest rating available to you.

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Songs Played on The One About Gender Fluidity

HMLTD – To the Door out now on IAMSOUND Records

Daniel Romano – When I Learned Your Name from Modern Pressure out May 19th on New West Records

Kevin Morby – Aboard My Train from City Music out June 16th on Dead Oceans

Caddywhompus – In Ways from Odd Hours out now on Inflated Records

Marika Hackman – My Lover Cindy from I’m Not Your Man out June 2nd on Sub Pop

Art School Jocks – Just a Gwen from Art School Jocks EP out June 2nd on Father/Daughter Records

TOPS – Petals from Sugar at the Gate out June 2nd on Arbutus Records

Joey Fatts feat. Vince Staples and April – 562 single out now

Inflated Records and Exploding In Sound introduce you to Palm from New York’s Hudson River Valley. Trading Basics, the band’s full-length debut, is due out November 6.

While the four-piece have made their home in the same Hudson scene as experimental art rockers Buke and Gase, Palm’s story started when guitarists/vocalists Kasra Kurt and Eve Alpert developed a musical kinship while attending the same high school. The pair decided to continue their education at Bard College and quickly founded Palm with drummer Hugo Stanley. Their earliest material was entirely instrumental and concentrated on the interplay between Kasra and Eve’s thick, mechanical guitar parts against Hugo’s sparse, loose drum phrases. Not long after that, the band added Gerasimos Livitsanos on bass and has refined its sound over the past few years with a focus on detail, density, and heaviness. With a palette informed by punk, metal, and noise as well as jazz and bossa nova, they utilize traditional rock instruments to create playful experiments that, using unpredictable time signatures, move up and down, back and forth, and all over the map.

Trading Basics challenges the listener’s expectations with moments of dissonance that are reigned in and precise. The pretty moments are often where the chaos is. Amid these constant and rapid changes, the band sneaks in an unrelenting, trance-inducing repetition. Recorded and mixed by Eli Crews (Deerhoof, tUnE-yArDs) at Figure 8 Studios in Brooklyn, the album is a confident statement that this young band has carefully crafted a unique sonic vocabulary and methodology during their short time together. Being somewhat removed from city life, and having access to a 24 hour practice space in Hudson, has resulted in an unparalleled level of discipline and focus on their craft. In addition to the new record, the band’s impending relocation to Philadelphia, and September tour with Warehouse, expect Palm to take their incredibly tight live show on the road in support of Trading Basics in the year to come.

STREAM/EMBED PALM’S “CRANK” VIA SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/inflatedrecs/palm-crank

Palm are set to bring their highly praised live show across the North East and Canada in September with Atlanta’s Warehouse (Bayonet Records). Dates can be found below.

08/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades w/ Krill, Big Ups, Stove & more

09/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Nico Nico Mansion w/ Cloud Becomes Your Hand & Banned Books *

09/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades w/ Cloud Becomes Your Hand & Mega Bog *

09/18 – Boston, MA @ Cuisine en Locale w/ Krill & Pile *

09/19 – Greenfield, MA @ John Doe Jr. Books and Records *

09/20 – Burlington, VT @ Burlington City Arts w/ CE Schneider Topical & Hartley C White *

09/21 – Montreal, Canada @ Poisson Noir w/ Dories & Notta Comet *

09/22 – Ottawa, Canada @ Pressed w/ Grime Kings *

* w/ Warehouse

Exploding In Sound and Inflated Records announced that the labels are teaming up for the release of Brooklyn noise pop quartet Leapling’s full length debut record, Vacant Page. Set for release on February 10 (pre-order here), Leapling have premiered the album’s first single, “Crooked” today via The AV Club. The eclectic sound of Leapling defies all preconceived notions of what indie rock can be, combining experimental elements of noise pop, hip-hop, krautrock, dream pop, and psych rock into their own swirling sound.

Stream Leapling’s “Crooked” via The AV Club: http://www.avclub.com/article/leapling-throws-wrench-rock-music-conventions-croo-212035

Stream/Embed Leapling’s “Crooked” via Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/leapling/crooked-1/s-OrPdZ

Leapling, the brainchild of Brooklyn-based songwriter Dan Arnes, juxtaposes moments of subtle beauty with harsh, guitar-driven noise to create a sound both brilliant and infectiously catchy. The band’s debut EP, Losing Face, released in early 2013 on Father/Daughter Records, established Leapling’s reputation as a force to be reckoned with in the world of experimental pop.