Yesterday on Ovrld’s main site, we did a spotlight piece on Dusty Groove Radio, a combination podcast and DJ night at Plus. Today we have a special exclusive episode from DGR to share with you. Check it out and don’t forget you can catch Dusty Groove Radio’s next event at Plush on Wednesday, October 8th.
New Music: Kathryn Legendre’s “Have You Forgotten Me”
We wrote about it yesterday for our The Latest Toughs round-up of new tracks, but now Kathryn Legendre’s “Have You Forgotten Me?” is available to purchase through Bandcamp. As we said in that column, the track is “a beautiful slice of classic country, with Legendre’s aching voice packing an emotional wallop as she contemplates on lost love and the difficulties of forgetting,” so give it a listen and maybe send Legendre a purchase or two.
New Track: BLXPLTN “Start Fires”
BLXPLTN premiered their new track “Star Fires” exclusively on Vice’s Noisey blog earlier this week, but in case you missed it, BLXPLTN have made the track freely streamable on Soundcloud now. The original working title of the track was “Lion,” and everyone who has caught the band live knows how infectious its “You’re a tiger/And I’m a lion” chorus is but it’s nice to get a clear recording that allows more of Jonathan Horstmann’s voice to come out, right from that brilliant “Calling all casualties” opening. BLXPLTN’s small army of producers have wisely left these tracks more or less untouched from their live iterations, from the frantic guitar playing of Khattie Q to Horstmann’s ravey synth lines and TasZ’s muscular drumming. It’s easy to point out how aggro BLXPLTN tracks are, but much of the real appeal of the band is in their unique mixture of spicy and sweet elements, which is on full display here. Don’t forget BLXPLTN could use some help with their fundraising efforts right now, too.