* Noted local electro mastermind Makeup and Vanity Set recently released Charles Park III — Charles Park I and II are both still available. Slathered in only the most decadent synth sounds, CP3 is a page right out of Daft Punk's '80s-cribbing playbook, with four-on-the-floor beats, swirling, blipping tones and moody soundscapes. Seriously, maybe M&VS should have done the Tron: Legacy score. Download the whole thing via Makeup and Vanity Set's Bandcamp page, and hear "I Am Become Death" below.
* Masterful ambient post-rockers Hammock have a new four-song release, which features collaborations with Steve Kilbey and timEbandit Powles of The Church. Asleep in the Downlights lands on the gorgeously dreamy end of post-rock — more Sigur Ros than Tortoise, I'd say — with dense, cavernous sounds and slow-forming, intoxicating melodies. Hammock is offering Asleep digitally and physically, with several different colors of their vinyl being offered. See the details via their Bandcamp page, and hear "Sinking Inside Yourself" — a song that sounds exactly like its title suggests — below.