City Center makes effects-driven experimental pop, the staple niche for many groups nowadays such as High Places and Animal Collective, but with more experiments, and less pop. Not a disadvantage by any means, rather each song seems to swim, and they realize this as well with their sea-centric artwork, through layers of indecipherable, yet warm sounds. Throw in some acoustic strumming or tribal percussion, hell sometimes even both, to pull it all back together, and you’ve got City Center at their best. Without further Delay, please check out the interview.
Mp3: City Center – Gladest
This week I decided to make a mix and release it on friday…for the 22nd time.
It features Skeletons (girl faced boys/ kings of all cities), one of my favorite bands from Brooklyn. Blood On The Wall, WAVVES, and No Age all thrash the pavement and make me think of SXSW. City Center is new for me. Their track, “This is How We Do It In The Dark,” is a panning lo-fi sonic collision. While you find yourself listening to lo-fi, might as well throw in a track from Mister Wyrd Pop Master Ariel Pfiiiink. Hope you enjoy!
::: DOWNLOAD Friday Feel 22 :::
1. Skeletons – “The Things”
2. Blood On The Wall – “Rize”
3. WAVVES – “WAVVES”
4. No Age – “Boy Void” / “I Wanna Sleep”
5. City Center – “This is How We See In The Dark”
6. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – “Haunted Graffiti”