Taxie: Rock Don’t Stop

As announced during a recent NTS Radio set with Four Tet, UK producer Floating Points (aka Sam Shepherd) is launching a new record label in the new year. Called Melodies, the Eglo Records sub-label will focus on some of the disco, funk and boogie tunes he plays at his You’re A Melody night at London’s underground club, Plastic People. First up for the imprint will …

Pure Bathing Culture: Dream the Dare

From The Flaming Lips' "Turning Violent" to Jesse Woods' "Lazerburn," our look at music this week

What do you get when you cross Beach House with Fleetwood Mac somewhere on the foggy coast of the Pacific Northwest? Portland’s Pure Bathing Culture melds celestial layered synths with late ’70s, dreamy pop rock. Their second single, “Dare to Dream,” from their upcoming full-length debut illustrates the duo’s musical potential. Backed by producer Richard Swift of The Shins, Pure Bathing Culture has already created …

Jesse Woods: Lazerburn

From The Flaming Lips' "Turning Violent" to Jesse Woods' "Lazerburn," our look at music this week

Former Texas A&M wide-receiver Jesse Woods didn’t take a traditional path to musical success. When a series of injuries rendered him unable to continue playing football, he turned from singing satirical songs in the locker to reduce the pre-game stress to building tension off the field through his moody blues. His poetically haunting vocals have graced several cover songs and original EPs, but his forthcoming …