Blog for Scissorkick

Jul 14th, 2010 Site News steve 2 min read

We’re looking for people with truly open minds here. If you’ve followed the blog you know the consistent thread hasn’t been genre — we hop around from beats to metal to indie to electronic without blinking — but more the tone of the posts.

Conspiracy of Owls

Jul 14th, 2010 Classic Rock, Indie, Psychedelic jz 2 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 2 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…

ScissorMix 4: Sunset Summer

Jul 2nd, 2010 ScissorMix jz 2 min read

Sugar Minott, Don Carlos, Midnight Lab Band, Woods and more.

ScissorMix 3: Memorial Day Mix

May 28th, 2010 ScissorMix jz 2 min read

El Fata, Aloe Blacc, Fashawn, HEALTH,  Boat Club and more.

Scissorkast 8

May 26th, 2010 Scissorkast steve 2 min read

Broken Social Scene, Javelin, Take and more.

Mophono (Natural Self Remix)

Apr 20th, 2010 Breakbeat, Remixes steve 2 min read

For some reason, ¬† rock has seemed to co-opt the term “indie” when it comes to music. Sure, Indie hip-hop had it’s day in the late 90’s but really, when you think indie, you almost exclusively think rock and roll and all of the trappings of the indie rock world. It’s unfortunate that the spotlight has eluded all of the people in other genres working…

V: The Original TV Miniseries Theme (Bottin Cover)

Apr 19th, 2010 Cover, Electro, New Disco jz 3 min read

Free time has been scarce for me as of late and the amount of records I don’t have time to check out continues to grow. But there was one album that nagged the hell out of me because I knew it would be good and didn’t want to forget about it. It started with an email from Nang Records (sister label to Tirk) about From…

Javelin

Apr 8th, 2010 Downtempo, Electronic/Dance jz 2 min read

Well, we’re just barely a week into April and the temperature has already cracked the 90 degree mark here in New York City. So, since we’re apparently skipping over those precious few Spring days and headed straight into the sticky, lethargy-inducing humidity of summer, I’ve decided to post something from an album that’s strong enough to just throw on and enjoy from start to finish….

ScissorMix 2: Music to Decorate Eggs to

Apr 3rd, 2010 ScissorMix jz 2 min read

Captain Planet, Mux Mool, Tanlines, Washed Out and more.

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…