January 18, 2019

Max Siedentopf moves Toto to Africa

One of the world's most annoying mainstream songs ever is turned into an art installation. Namibian-German artist Max Siedentopf loaded an MP3 player with Toto's Africa playing on a loop in the Namib desert. Imagine travelling through the sand dunes for days on end and stumbling upon this in stead of an oasis. The damn thing runs on solar batteries, so it's likely to keep playing for quite some time. Now, that is truly a Desert Island disc from Hell.

» maxsiedentopf.com

January 17, 2019

Cari Cari: tour dates

Austrian duo Cari Cari are on the road to promote their debut album Anaana. "Tex-Mex inspired surf, blues, indie rock and psychedelic pop are thrown into the mix for a rollercoaster ride that is a feast for the ears."

Money For Rope: Actually

Australian garage rockers Money For Rope heaped tones of Fuzz, reverb, and feedback onto their Actually single. Don't look no further for a modern day equivalent of the 13th Floor Elevators. The track will be included on their Picture Us album, due for release on March 8.

» Money For Rope on Facebook

January 16, 2019

Cover Me: It's About That Time

Watch Umphrey’s McGee tackle the Miles Davis classic It's About That Time with Mad Dog & His Filthy Little Secret Horns live @ Atlanta's Tabernacle on December 31, 2018.

» umphreys.com

HCTF review of it's not us.

Astralingua: Space Blues

Denver, Colorado based space folk duo Astralingua embark on a journey to the stars on their single Space Blues. Composer Joseph Andrew Thompson and vocalist Anne Rose Thompson capture the loneliness and homesickness of the unnamed traveler as he stairs out of his window of his vessel: "did i choose to take the trip? // did the trip choose me? // how much have i sacrificed // for curiosity?". Deryn Cullen (cello) and David Weiss (flute) were on board to lend a hand for this slow moving trip in outer space that turned into nightmarish, soul searching journey.