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ScissorMix 14: Warm Waves

Jul 15th, 2015 Ambient, Chillwave, Indie, Indie Dance, ScissorMix steve 1 min read

My friend asked me to throw together some new music for an event she was having and this is the result. A mix of modern easy listening that sits within its own little nook nestled somewhere between Indie, Electronic and Dance. Not quite Chillwave, but definitely something you can thrown on for a dinner party. Mostly new music from 2015 and the end of last…

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100% Indie Dynamite

Jul 3rd, 2013 Indie, Mixes, Rock steve 2 min read

Nearly two hours of new and classic Indie Rock for your Fourth of July throw down. Starts with the here and now and ends up for the OGs who stay until the end of the party.

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Phone Home

Oct 26th, 2010 Indie, Instrumental steve 1 min read

It’s a real shortcoming of Hallmark as a company, that they don’t offer a “Post-Rock brings families together” greeting card. New York’s Phone Home is the second duo of brothers (the awesome Lymbyc Systym is the other) to channel potential angsty rivalry into beautiful musical alchemy

Christopher Willits

Jul 28th, 2010 Experimental, Post-Rock steve 1 min read

New offering from Ghostly recording artist Christopher Willits just found it’s way into my inbox. Perfect summertime electro-acoustic jams from the very talented experimental guitarist/producer/software developer/mippie (that’s musical hippie, meant as a good thing) who we’ve covered before here on SK. Densely layered and expectantly complex, “Sun Body” is perhaps one of Willit’s most accessible tracks he’s ever released. Considering his humbling body of challenging…

Chants

Jul 27th, 2010 IDM, Post-Rock steve 1 min read

When you run a blog as long as I have, you end up stuck in database hell. Interns adding contact emails from the Hype Machine top 100 eventually land on scissorkick, and after nearly 10 years my inbox is cluttered by PR from labels and bands that have probably never downloaded or read about a single track I’ve posted. But it’s cool. I’d probably do…

Conspiracy of Owls

Jul 14th, 2010 Classic Rock, Indie, Psychedelic jz 1 min read

When I think of the Detroit music scene, I think of a huge amount of musical diversity: the soulful sounds of Motown, Mick Collins’ gritty garage rock with The Gories and The Dirtbombs , the brash hip hop of MCs like Eminem and Guilty Simpson, and the analog synths of the early Detroit Techno scene. One thing that doesn’t come to mind is melodic, lo-fi…

American Men

Jul 8th, 2010 IDM, Post-Rock steve 1 min read

Jeff sent this EP over and said he was “90% sure” I’d be into it. Fuck, I must be hard to please or something because this is so squarely in my wheel house I can’t imagine why he thought 10% of me wouldn’t be feeling this. American Men are a group of Scotsmen doing instrumental, futurist rock their own way (god I’m watching too much…

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Tunng

Mar 11th, 2010 Electronic/Dance, Folk/Acoustic steve 1 min read

It’s been over 2 years since I posted something about Tunng, increasingly becoming one of my favorite bands on the planet. The combination of earnest, speculative front-porch folk and organic, digestible electronics has unfortunately led to the “folktronica” tag, but really, looking past labels what you get on their newest record (stateside on Thrill Jockey/ Full-Time Hobby in UK) is just solid music. Today’s post…

Decoder Ring

Jan 7th, 2010 Shoegazer steve 1 min read

I’ve been a procrastinator most of my life. My mom knows it. I know it. You know it. But I truly have been working on the Best of 2009 podcast, hopefully recording it tonight or definitely over the weekend. In the meantime, check out my SK Best of records over to the right in the sidebar, and enjoy this post, that has been sitting in…

Lord Newborn and the Magic Skulls

Nov 25th, 2009 Acid Jazz, Psychedelic steve 1 min read

Been so slacker it’s not even funny. I can’t apologize enough, and strangely, the Google analytics haven’t shown much drop off. You all rule. So because you have been patient, and because November has produced a cornucopia of instrumental magic, I will be bombing SK with a bunch of posts over the next week or so. Lot’s of brand new, relatively unheard wordless magic from…