Monday, July 28, 2014

The Dreadful Horoscope - Finding Everybody in Yourself - 2014

A band with an unsavory past confronts the demons of modernity in a romantic tell-all on this never-before-heard 36 minute compact disc! Bear witness to the dramatic moment when history and biography collide, the ancient self is uncovered, and total socio-spiritual equilibrium is achieved!

Some old songs that sat unfinished in the computer, some new songs, some recorded with a laptop microphone, some recorded with a cellphone, some recorded with a field recorder, many with tracks recorded years apart, some recorded in one take. 

All the Friends - 2014

Liking this chamber pop out of Northampton... well done.

LAMC split 7 inch Series - 2012 - 2014

We are launching the LAMC split 7” series in loving memory Ariel Panero, our dear friend and a partner in Famous Class.

The series gets its name from the epic Less Artists More Condos concerts that Ariel threw, showcasing amazing bands in some strange and unique venues. Ariel’s driving force was a desire to get the bands he believed in the recognition he felt they deserved. This series simply tries to honor that idea.

For each LAMC split 7” we ask one of our favorite bands to provide us with an unreleased track for the A-side. We then asked them to pick their favorite emerging artist to provide a track for the B-side. Ariel’s LAMC shows introduced New Yorkers to bands they might not have otherwise discovered – we hope that this series will do the same. We’ll also make the tracks available on the FAMOUS CLASS bandcamp page with 100% of the digital proceeds going to the Ariel Panero Memorial Fund at VH1 Save the Music.

We’ve got a bunch of these bad boys coming at you – stay tuned from more details as they come.

No.1: A Place to Bury Strangers/ Ceremony -April 10th 2012
No.2: Future Islands/ Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – July 17th 2012
No.3: Thee Oh Sees/ The Mallard – September 25th 2012
No.4: Deerhoof/ Half Waif – October 23rd 2012
No.5: HUNX/ Cassie Ramone – January 22nd 2013
No.6: Cass McCombs/ White Magic – February 19th 2013
No.7: Ty Segall/ Chad & the Meatbodies – April 30th 2013
No.8: Xiu Xiu/ Lawrence English – June 11th 2013
No.9: Lower Dens/ Horse Lords – June 25th 2013
No.10: Fuzz/ CCR Headcleaner – January 21st 2014
No.11: Mikal Cronin/ WAND – April 1st 2014
No. 12: White Fence/ Jack Name – September 2nd 2014
No. 13: Parquet Courts/ Future Punx – September 16th 2014
No. 14: Speedy Ortiz/ Chris Weisman – October 7th 2014

See famous Class' Bandcamp Page for all the releases...

Hayden Skaggs - Thistill - 2014

Country flare with a folk sentiment; Hayden Skaggs has got a deep rooted voice that fits very well with the bluegrass textures he puts over it...

woodburner - beforehand with the world - 2014

wonderful harmonies from Austin, TX...

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Clem Snide's Journey - 2011

Inspired by Clem Snide's 2010 performance of "Faithfully" for the Onion AV Club's undercover series.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Touurs - Stay - 2011

"It’s hard to describe when an electronic musician makes a leap toward humanity. The line is so thin, so arguable that I’d challenge anyone to debate it’s very existence. But, for however hazy quantifying that quality may be, there’s always a deep dark feeling in my gut when I feel it true. It’s a feeling stuck somewhere between the epic nostalgia and next line of coke. Philadelphia based, [Touurs], has it. And when you got it, flaunt it." 

Ion "God has this on cassette tape."

SPORTS - Sunchokes - 2014

Female slackers rock! This is a bit garage, a bit punk and a whole lot of fun. 
Well done.

Lost Film - Demo - 2014

Lost Film is the minimalist guitar pop project of Jimmy Hewitt based in Northampton, MA. Formerly: Orca Orca.

two great tracks... worth a listen

Friday, July 25, 2014

Meenk - Firefliy - 2014 single

New Meenk single hot off the press... very enjoyable melody and delivery....