New psychedelic synth-punk outfit Yoni Yum have released their debut, Greatest (CL)Hits. Yoni Yum combine electronic weirdness with punk-like spirit, tinged with psychedelia. “Talk To Me About Your Kinks” combines droning guitar and Jessica Buns’s entrancing vocals. The tape release and tour sendoff is at the Hexagon on Friday.
BNLX are back with their newest, Flex Time. The EP has a very large sound with its overdriven guitars, punk rhythms and quirky lyrics. “110 dB’s (Till Death Do We Party)” is a standout on the EP, with the lyrics and guitar stitching together a disorienting sound on the chorus. “Awesome is as awesome does/ as awesome is/ as awesome does/ do you get the feeling I do?” A live Transmission show with Jake Rudh will accompany BNLX’s release show at the Varsity on Saturday.
Dealer by Red Daughters hits the market this week. You can catch the rock ‘n’ roll soul band at Icehouse this Saturday as part of the Dave King Takeover. Dealer has the attitude you expect from the group, and more powerful guitar work to showcase, but the band do also get into nice grooves thanks to prominent bass lines on tracks like “Cool Guy” and “End of the Trail.”
Grant Cutler was asked by the director of Stuck Between Stations, Brady Kiernan, to write the score for the film. The 2011 film’s director was said to have been constantly listening to Cutler’s Lookbook project before he asked him to write the music for the film. Cutler’s soundtrack creates a beautiful soundscape even without film to complement, and is available as of Monday.
Aaron Bolton is a senior at the University of Minnesota. Currently he is a co-host on Radio K’s Off The Record and is the music reporter at Radio K. He hopes to continue a career in music journalism.