* Those unruly, internationally beloved masters of smooth, Jensen Sportag, are at it again, this time with a mix rather than a collection of originals. Modular People's Modcast series — which has featured mixes from bands including Architecture in Helsinki, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and loads more — asked Nashville's Sportagians to curate the 91st Modcast, and that they did. They titled it "Body Haiku," and as Austin Sportag puts it, it's "a mix more tightly woven than a shinto tapestry." Here's a direct link to the MP3.
* Colour Revolt put out their full-length The Cradle last year, and I called it "angular, jagged, ’90s-influenced rock tracks with plenty of dirty, hard-edged licks and half-screamed, verbose, acerbic lyrics." Anyway, they're offering it up for free on NoiseTrade today only. Tips are encouraged/appreciated.
* Oh, and no free tracks here, but it's grand news nonetheless: As noted by Infinity Cat's website, JEFF the Brotherhood was named a "Really Big Band" — alongside Deerhunter, Florence and the Machine, Wiz Khalifa and more — by the New York Times Style Magazine. The quote reads, "The addictive southern-rock drone created by the brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall out of a drum set and lone guitar sounds far larger than would be expected from a D.I.Y. two-piece, and it is propelling the Nashville duo quickly into the national spotlight." Question: Would they have said "Southern-rock drone" if the Bogus Bros. were from Minneapolis? I'm not sure I hear it, but a solid quote and classy pic are good news any way you slice 'em. 'Grats once again to JEFF. (By the way, the pants Jamin is wearing in that photo cost $1,500! Dang, bro!)