Posts tagged Har Mar Superstar
[News] The Strokes' Albert Hammond Jr. Releasing New EP in September

The Strokes' guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. made an appearance on Har Mar Superstar's "Nocturnal Emotions" podcast this week, revealing some exciting news. While the show typically "features long conversations with musicians, actors, artists, and other people of interest focusing on embarrassing moments in their lives and careers," Hammond Jr. took the opportunity to announce a new EP. While it's yet to be titled, the EP will include five tracks and is set to release in September through bandmate Julian Casablancas' label Cult Records.

That's all the info we've got so far, but I for one am really looking forward to this. Hammond Jr.'s solo work has always been good, but he hasn't released anything since 2008's ¿Cómo te Llama?—below you can check out "GfC," my favorite track from that LP.

[Download] Marijuana Deathsquads - Daytrotter Session

The midwest loves their supergroups or maybe it's just GAYNGS' member Ryan Olson. For those that have missed out, Marijuana Deathsquads, which originally started as a back up band for rapper P.O.S., consists of P.O.S. himself and his Building Better Bombs bandmate Isaac Gale, Ryan Olson of Gayngs, Har Mar Superstar, Ben Ivascu and Freddy Votel of the defunct '90s cult blues-punk band Cows as well as Doomtree's Mike Mictlan. As Daytrotter states, it's another cast of super friends, with a revolving door/whomever's-in-town-that-night. 

Unlike Ryan's other group GAYNGS smooth Jazzy sound, Deathsquads are more experimental, psychedelic, bizarre and loud. Just the way we like it. Check out their recent Daytrotter session which features 3 new songs from the band. So far the band has only released one official track "John Cage Match" which was featured on MPLS.TV City of Music series and on their label's, Totally Gross National Product, free sampler. You can listen to the full session below and then head over to the Daytrotter site to download the session.

"Welcome To Daytrotter"

"Flavor Failure"

"Ewok Sadness"

"Ghostcop"

[Watch] Marijuana Deathsquads Perform "John Cage Match" For MPLS.TV's City of Music Series

Check out this week's video from MPLS.TV City of Music series featuring experimental/noise rock band Marijuana Deathsquads performing the first officially named track "John Cage Match." 

For those that don't know, Marijuana Deathsquads consists of Rhymesayers Emcee P.O.S. and his Building Better Bombs bandmate Isaac Gale, Ryan Olson of Gayngs, Har Mar Superstar, Ben Ivascu and Freddy Votel of the defunct '90s cult blues-punk band Cows. In a recent City Pages article Issac Gale talks about how the band came together, "We were needing something to do, Ryan [Olson] and I, while P.O.S. was on tour all the time." "We were looking for something interesting. So we had an idea to do a project that could be assembled with anyone, anywhere, anytime." He adds: "A party squad."

What's up with the Midwest and supergroups? I'm not complaining but the Midwest always seems to have some interesting collabortions going on i.e. Gayngs, Dynospectrum