It’s been three years since New Young Pony Club broke onto the fledgling indie dance punk scene with Fantastic Playroom, the debut that yielded two hit singles, “Ice Cream” and “The Bomb,” as well as a nomination for the prestigious UK Mercury Prize. But Andy Spence, guitarist and producer for NYPC who recently talked with The Retrospective via telephone about their sophomore album, Optimist, wants you to know it wasn’t for a lack of trying.
One of the best things about SXSW is connecting with all the industry homies who reside in cities other than LA.
Had a bunch of time to catch up with the homie Tais, and was hyped to find out he had some new music on deck. His new tape, Too Complex, is mixed by SF bay area’s own, The Whooligan, and features production by the likes of Keelay & Zaire.
Straight up, this dude Tais is nice on the mic. The title track Too Complex and the Kee & Zee produced track, The Gold Rush, are certified BANGERS.
[Music should be played in the car at loud volumes to ensure premium listening experience.]
The first ever official South By South Next showcase was super duper OFFICIAL. URB branded these artists “Next”, and they certainly proved why…
So, while I’m busy getting all this music/media/viral goodness ready for the masses, I thought I’d serve y’all with a little teaser clip of J. Cole’s performance.
Stay tuned for LOTS more coverage, and don’t forget to keep checkin SouthBySouthNext.com for all things South By South Next!
Agent Jeffries looked perplexed. He was lying on the ground with his face buried in the open diary. He moved his head back, and the diary slowly closed on its own. That was it. Lila closed, and Jeffries got up and moved back towards the desk. He turned around, and the room seemed darker. There was also a bump on his head. Jeffries began feeling around for the bump, and he pulled his hand back. It was covered in blood. That was strange. What the hell just happened?
Thus begins DOLOR: Chrissy, the second installment in Richard Joseph Florino III’s decalogue graphic novella, DOLOR, which URB is proud to share with you two weeks before its release. …MORE