Pixies: Classic Masher

The Pixies weren’t joking when they named their new track “Classic Masher.” It’s got all the makings of a classic Pixies’ track: chugging guitars, simultaneous vocals, considered lyrics and upbeat drums. The track, hailing from the band’s recently released album Head Carrier, comes complete with a music video directed by the band’s bassist Paz Lenchantin (who replaced longtime member Kim Deal). The stop-motion wonder features …

Le Monkey: Geode

With a healthy dose of considered, electronic optimism, Grenoble, France-based producer Le Monkey delivers “Geode.” It’s four and a half minutes of developing, narrative musical landscapes that rise to pleasurable heights. Off of Substance Matinale (released today via PUZL Records) the track is uncommonly accessible, perhaps because of its upbeat beauty.