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  • Eclectic Vibes

    by Andrew Frey

    Reviews From: Year 2013
    Suicidal Tendencies - Thirteen (13)

    Suicidal Tendencies - Thirteen (13)

    Suicidal Tendencies
    Thirteen (13)
    Label: Suicidal Records

    Wow! Mike Muir is still making music! After a 13 year haitus, ST comes back with a heavy-hitting album filled with what they are known for: blistering. thrashing punk with some great funky interludes filled with the irascible wit and wisdom of Mike Muir. 

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    Beefus - The Itching Below

    Beefus - The Itching Below

    Beefus
    The Itching Below
    Label: Ys Records

    Madison’s musical mad scientists are back with more fractured, nonlinear globular grooves fitted with fantastic farcical lyrics and warbled vocals. Disturbed, depraved, and outrageous musical experiments of the most uncouth kind. And at all times, watch out for that itch.. 

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    Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine - White People and the Damage Done

    Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine - White People and the Damage Done

    Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine
    White People and the Damage Done
    Label: Alternative Tentacles

    Seeing Iggy Pop perform with the Stooges for his 60th birthday inspired the legendary Jello Biafra to start a new band, and hence, this project was born. Overall, it sounds a LOT like Dead Kennedys, more so than any of his other side projects, but still offers a few surprises. Acerbic wit, trademark caterwauling vocals, raucous riffage and provocative topics are yours for the taking. 

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    Kobo Town - Jumbie in the Jungle

    Kobo Town - Jumbie in the Jungle

    Kobo Town
    Jumbie in the Jungle
    Label: Cumbancha Records

    Breathing new fire into the vintage, yet relevant sound of Calypso, Trinidad emigre Drew Gonsalves has become recognized as one of the renowned artistic voices of the Caribbean diaspora. And thanks to his efforts this reggae related genre has found multitudes of listeners ready to soak up the good vibrations and great grooves offered here.

    Kobo Town WebsiteKobo Town Facebook

    Kaminanda - Gateways of Consciousness

    Kaminanda - Gateways of Consciousness

    Kaminanda
    Gateways of Consciousness
    Label: self-released

    As our collective consciousness evolves, we seek new and noteworthy landscapes of reflection. Kaminanda provides a playground for this with their confluence of trip hop, dub, downtempo, tribal and chillout atmospheres in a structure that is invigorating and inviting to all seekers. (10)  [kaminanda.bandcamp.com]

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    Carmen Souza - Kachupada

    Carmen Souza - Kachupada

    Carmen Souza
    Kachupada
    Label: Galileo

    Smoothly sauntering through the world jazz market of musical manifestation, Carmen Souza has honed a unique approach by taking her Cape Verdean Creole roots and infuses them with infectious traditional African music, Brazillian rhythms, and a plethora of minute nuances that make this release shine and sparkle. 

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    Cas Haley - La Si Dah

    Cas Haley - La Si Dah

    Cas Haley
    La Si Dah
    Label: Easy Star Records

    Successfully funded through the crowd-sourcing website Pledge Music, La Si Dah jumps into your eardrums and consciousness via gently woven reggae beats and vocal-heavy melodies. Cas is a fun entertainer and although he didn’t win America’s Got Talent, it set the stage for his career to achieve new heights and depth.

    Cas Haley WebsiteCas Haley FacebookCas Haley Wiki

    Danny Michel with the Garifuna Collective - Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me

    Danny Michel with the Garifuna Collective - Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me

    Danny Michel with the Garifuna Collective
    Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me
    Label: Cumbancha

    A curious combination project between popular indie rocker Danny Michel (compared to Paul Simon and Peter Gabriel) and Central America’s Garifuna Collective. But this curiosity has impressive vision and vitality along with infectious beats and tasty lyrics so what’s not to love? Having already earned a Juno Award nomination in Canada (similar to a Grammy), this release has a lot going for it.

    Danny Michel with the Garifuna Collective WebsiteDanny Michel with the Garifuna Collective Facebook

    Dubtonic Kru - Evolution

    Dubtonic Kru - Evolution

    Dubtonic Kru
    Evolution
    Label: VP Records

    Appealing to a wide range of audiences through their eclectic range of influences, rhythms and dueling vocals, this award winning, highly acclaimed and hard working reggae dub outfit based out of Jamaica will certainly awaken the Jah within. Appearing July 4 with DJ Trichrome at High Noon Saloon in Madison.

    Dubtonic Kru WebsiteDubtonic Kru FacebookDubtonic Kru Wiki

    Various Artists - The Unscratchable Itch: A tribute to Little Fyodor

    Various Artists - The Unscratchable Itch: A tribute to Little Fyodor

    Various Artists
    The Unscratchable Itch: A tribute to Little Fyodor
    Label: Public Eyesore

    Little Fyodor is a twisted and wacky SubGenius superstar from Denver that has been spreading his bent mania for over 20 years; far long enough to deserve a tribute, so this is it! Featured here are 21 mind bubbling retakes on Fyodor songs including the classics, You Give Me A HardOn (Dan Susnara/The Inactivists), I Wanna Be The Buddha (Evan Cantor), The Blackness (Boyd Rice) and Everybody’s Fucking (Lasse Jensen). Who really needs a firm grip on reality anyway?

    Various Artists WebsiteVarious Artists FacebookVarious Artists Wiki

    ASG - Blood Drive

    ASG - Blood Drive

    ASG
    Blood Drive
    Label: Relapse

    Somewhere between the vocality and alt pop of Jane’s Addiction and the infectious sludge metal of Baroness is where ASG (Amplification of Self Gratification) find their strongest footings. This mega-riffing North Carolina crew knows how to pour on the body-waving grooves and mate them with melodic vocals to scorch your lobes.

    ASG FacebookASG Wiki

    Maracatu New York - Baque de Brooklyn

    Maracatu New York - Baque de Brooklyn

    Maracatu New York
    Baque de Brooklyn
    Label: Nation Beat Music

    If there is to be an Ambassador of Maracatu, Scott Kettner, percussionist, band leader and drummer for Maracatu New York and Nation Beat would be a great choice. After years of study and immersion into this style, while living in Brazil he was able to become a master in the field and take the sound worldwide. Experience the evolution of this unique drumming style through the 12 tracks here and expect the unexpected when they slip in a great cover of Led Zepplin’s “Over The Hills and Far Away.” 

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