Lavish Habits is a new electronic-infused indie label out of San Francisco.
As contemporary music progresses, it’s clear that pop and rock artists are turning to the innovative capabilities of electronics to make unique and exciting music. Lavish Habits aims to highlight artists who have a tendency toward pop and rock with a firm foundation in dance-oriented rhythms. The result is a merging of scenes that bring together the hedonism of dance music and indie hipness.
The label so far has three signees, including two SF-based artists, Blackbird Blackbird and Maus Haus, as well as Brooklyn-based Body Language. Each has their own signature sound that showcase different flavors in indie dance, from Blackbird Blackbird’s dream-infused chillwave, to Maus Haus’s gritty, vintage synth-laden rock, to Body Language’s funky, R&B-flavored jams.
Body Language’s first single from their upcoming Grammar EP gets a nice writeup from Spin.com and exclusive stream!
“The new single hails from the Brooklyn band’s new ‘Grammar’ EP
The sticky basement disco of Body Language is inescapable on their new single, “Lose My Head.” It’s the Pied Piper sporting a ‘fro and a space suit, banging drumstick to cowbell until there’s not a still body left in the room. Were it to be examined by scientists, they’d probably conclude that it’s equal part velvet and lasers. We are not scientists, but we can tell you this: it hails from the Brooklyn quartet’s September 18 EP, Grammar,and if you can keep a grip on your noggin whilst listening, you’re doing it wrong. The band made small waves with last year’s Social Studies LP but they’re a busy bunch nonetheless. Ian Chang drums for Matthew Dear, Angelica Bess has sung with Sepalcure (in The Black Swan no less), and main producers Grant Wheeler and Matt Young have written for Passion Pit, among others. A new long-player is on the docket for February 2013. Until then, get down, babies." – Spin Magazine Online
With his heavy Bay Area roots and unique sound, The Whooligan is a tastemaker in his own right, so you can imagine why it’s impossible for us to ignore what he is up to these days. Here at Om we have been lucky enough to have The Whooligan put together some of his favorite dance tracks of the past year/ summer for our latest Om:Cast.
This Om:Cast takes listeners on a danceable tour starting with some jazzy, Sunday morning music by Jessie Ware then morphing into some booty popping bassy jams like Q-Tip’s Work It Out (Disclosure Booty Call Edit). There’s something for all groovy music lovers in this ingenious mix which blends elements from different genres creating one cohesively smooth sound. The Whooligan pulls jams from a lineup of A+ producers, including Eats Everything, Julio Bashmore, Disclosure and more, ensuring quality music for all.
Jessie Ware – Running (Disclosure Remix)
Eats Everything – Entrance Song (Original Mix)
Kraak & Smaak – Hold Back Love (Lovebirds Remix)
Scuba – Adrenalin
Q-Tip – Work It Out (Disclosure Booty Call Edit)
Bondax – You’re So
Maribou State – Got Me Down (Bondax Remix)
George FitzGerald – Shackled
Julio Bashmore – Ask Yourself
Disclosure – What’s In Your Head
Kyodai – Breaking (Original Mix)
Huxley – Let It Go (Eats Everything Refuse)
AlunaGeorge – You Know You Like It (Bondax Remix)
Eats Everything – The Size
Julio Bashmore – Au seve
Disclosure – My Intention Is War (Fig II)
Dusky – Mystics (Original Mix)
Shadow Child – So High
San Francisco’s Maus Haus has just been signed to Lavish Habits and are slated to release their upcoming seven-track Light Noise EP on October 2 (for digital), followed by the physical release on October 23.
“You wouldn’t be off base to consider San Francisco’s Maus Haus one of the brightest hopes in the city’s avant/indie realm. Picture Brian Wilson meeting Marcel Duchamp and departing together, arm in arm, to plan pocket symphonies…I’m betting these fellows won’t remain a mousy secret for long.” — Bay Area Guardian
Maus Haus is a concoction of Kraftwerk, the Beach Boys, and Sonic Youth steeped in a solution of glitchy noise, dirty drums, and buzzy synthesizers. Through this heady mix, the band is still eminently approachable, with catchy vocals, and moving rhythms. The resulting sound is patently unique, yet strangely familiar.
Since the release of 2009’s sprawling Lark Marvels, the band has progressed from a stage-filling 7-person ensemble to a powerful 4-piece with each member attending to multiple instruments, recalling the frenetic live performances of Battles. The upcoming seven-track Light Noise EP is slated for digital release October 2, and physical release October 23 by new imprint Lavish Habits.
Maus Haus has supported Crystal Castles, Dengue Fever, Autolux, Black Moth Super Rainbow, !!!, Javelin, School of Seven Bells, on both coasts and between. The band was awarded “Best New Synth Rockers” from SF Weekly, and “Band of the Year” from the Deli Magazine. In 2010, the band shared San Francisco’s Treasure Island Music Festival main stage with artists such as LCD Soundsystem, Die Antwoord, and Holy Fuck.
Mysterious music-maker Edit Murphy is gearing up for a two-week tour coinciding with his upcoming “Brooklyn Nights” EP on Smoke N Mirrors.
Edit emerged almost a year ago, in October 2011, with his Motown Edits series. Edit reworked tracks from a handful of originators of Motor City soul, including Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, and Stevie Wonder. The release quickly gained attention all over the Internet, with support from equally mysterious edit-maestros, Tiger & Woods. His latest track “Need You” first appeared on OM Lounge Vol. 12 and was released as a single on Smoke N Mirrors earlier this summer.
East Coasters will be able to catch him prior to the release as he moves up from Miami toward New York. Following the release, he will hit the West Coast starting in San Diego and ending in San Francisco at Monarch for the Smoke N Mirrors monthly.
In anticipation of the tour, Edit made a podcast for Music is 4 Lovers, the San Diego-based blog dedicated to deep, cutting-edge dance music. Edit certainly takes it deep, while accentuating, his signature sound that pays respect to the classic sounds of house and disco. The tracklist includes artists such as Vicenzo, Urulu, Bicep & Omar Odyssey, along with a track of his own titled, “California Love.”
9.20.12 – Electric Pickle, Miami
9.21.12 – E-Villa, Baltimore
9.23.12 – Le Bain, New York City
9.27.12 –The Office, San Diego
9.29.12 – The Standard Downtown, LA
10.2.12 – The Room, Hollywood
10.5.12 – Monarch, San Francisco
Keeping the Smoke N’ Mirrors residency alive, Crazy P Soundsystem brings their live dance music show to Monarch on Friday September 14th along with PillowTalk, Navid Izadi, and Shiny Objects.
Crazy P have been leaving their mark on the landscape of British dance music for over 15 years. They’ve made their name with a unerring combination of lushly structured songs and live power, whilst never forgetting their roots on the dance floors of the late 90s’ house, disco, and soul clubs. Preceding the return to fashion of disco and boogie, Crazy P’s brand new album ‘When We On’ is already being hailed as one of their finest.
LISTEN to Crazy P’s Live PA set from this year’s Garden Festival
Crazy P Soundsystem || PillowTalk (DJ set) || Navid Izadi (Live) || Shiny Objects
Friday, September 14th || 10pm – 4am || Monarch at 101 6th Street || 21+
Lavish Habits is happy to announce the signing of artist Blackbird Blackbird and will be soon releasing his next EP, titled “Boracay Planet”. Blackbird Blackbird is the moniker of San Francisco based wünderkind Mikey Maramag. His unique style of dreamy folktronica recalls inﬂuences from all ends of the musical spectrum; deeply textured, hypnotic songs pay homage to psychedelic pop the likes of Caribou and Washed Out, while the warmth of analogue instrumentation spliced with digital artifacts hints at contemporaries James Blake, Four Tet and Mount Kimbie. Featuring remixes from bass music virtuoso Grenier (aka DJ G) and Atlanta’s foremost proprietor of rave music, Distal, Blackbird Blackbird’s EP, Boracay Planet, is sure to sate his dedicated followers while garnering new fans from all walks of life. The Distal remix of Keep It Up combines Blackbird Blackbird’s easy going indie sound with hard basslines allowing the track to take on a sound almost everyone can enjoy.
The remix is available for free download courtesy of XLR8R HERE
OM Records is teaming up with Flavorpill and Naked Juice to present The Art of Yoga at the gorgeous San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on Saturday, September 8th, and we’d love for you to join us for this very special event!
RSVP for your spot at the event, which features instructor Elise Lorimer, music by Omie J Boogie, free museum entry after the event and Naked® Pure Coconut Water. The first 100 people at the event score a free yoga mat, and a copy of the “Om Yoga” compilation CD. We promise that everyone will leave reinvigorated, replenished, and refreshed. Doors open at 8am, class starts at 8:30am.
Om Records has recently hit 70k fans on Facebook and to commemorate the occasion we decided to give away something special to each and every one of our loyal peeps. Summer Sessions just came out and we decided to give out one of our favorite tunes from this compilation to you all for free! Thank you for making Om what it is! Enjoy this sizzling hot Nav Izadi remix of Miguel Migs’ “Everybody” featuring Evelyn Champagne King. Click the image above to access the download link :)
Posted by: Kathryn on August 24, 2012 @ 2:07 PM
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