This album may not be from WIDB’s vault collection, but it was too good not to share. I’ve listened to Moon Hooch’s album like 6 hundred times since I first heard it, and I’ve forced everyone I know to listen to it as well.

The album is essentially an EDM album without anything electronic. Two saxophones and a drummer are what make up the band (though the track above does have a guest vocalist). The tracks are catchy and fun, and stand out in a sea of artists who all seem to be using the same medium. The acoustic recreations of the electronic sounds we have all become so used to is really refreshing.

The band formed in 2010 (and there is a really fun story about a show they played in the Brooklyn L). Since then they have had great success, and I look forward to hearing more from them in the future.

Stand out tracks:

  • Mega Tubes
  • Number 9
  • Number 2

Debut Album ‘Moon Hooch’ Available Now: bit.ly/10th3Jh

"An interplanetary icon of stage and screen hailing originally from the Andromeda Galaxy, first landed in Berlin, Germany, in the early twenty-first century."

This is the description that came with artist Aspic Tines’s new album “Enchanté Madame A.I.”. The description continues with more wonderful descriptions of his home where he “was recalled to…in disgrace” and the “approximately 2.5 million light years (766,500 parsecs) from Earth” he had to travel to get here. 

"Enchanté Madame A.I." is his second album, his first was released in 2009. The album is a fun listen, especially if you like more electronic music. There are only 5 tracks, but each one is enjoyable in its own way. Some of the tracks seem to have a more "goth" electronic feel, similar to Depeche Mode. 

Be careful if you listen…Aspic Tines warns that his music is “the final nail in the coffin of the Human race” and will “enslave them with his insidious, infections alien music”.  

Black Rock Coalition is an organization formed by Vernon Reid of Living Colour and The History of Our Future is a compilation album consisting of anything from funk to metal to hip-hop. The variation of genre in this album is almost not noticeable, which made it easy to listen to on loop. Without thinking I began tapping my toes to the fun and catchy songs collected here. This little gem was hiding in our vault since 1991 and helped me get through a five-hour drive home. 
Recommended Tracks:
Blackasaurus Mex - “Think Twice”
Royal Pain - “Hope”
Jupiter - “Tough Times”  
The Good Guys - “Make It In My World” 

Black Rock Coalition is an organization formed by Vernon Reid of Living Colour and The History of Our Future is a compilation album consisting of anything from funk to metal to hip-hop. The variation of genre in this album is almost not noticeable, which made it easy to listen to on loop. Without thinking I began tapping my toes to the fun and catchy songs collected here. This little gem was hiding in our vault since 1991 and helped me get through a five-hour drive home. 


Recommended Tracks:

Blackasaurus Mex - “Think Twice”

Royal Pain - “Hope”

Jupiter - “Tough Times”  

The Good Guys - “Make It In My World” 

Brothers Of Brazil - Samba Around The Clock

The Brothers of Brazil are made up of, try not to hold your breath here, two brothers from Brazil. (I know, shocking right.) Sulpa (Eduardo Smith de Vasconcellos Suplicy) and his youngest brother, João, have been performing together since 1995. The two sing in English, with the occasional burst of Portuguese. Their songs incorporate Brazilian styles of samba and bossa nova with rock and funk, which is sometimes reminiscent of rockabilly. Their unique sound is created by the mix of a nylon string acoustic guitar and drums. 

The album “Brothers of Brazil” was produced by Mario Caldato, Jr, who worked with the Beastie Boys. Brothers of Brazil was a great album that I have already listened to time and time again since finding it!

Recommended Tracks: Samba Around The Clock (obviously),  Paparazzi, Take The Money and Run Away to Rio