"More noise and wailing guitars," so says James Pants of his self-titled LP that's due out within the next few months. He released this single, "Alone," as a preview. Within this great new track I'm hearing unexpected influences, a combination of Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti and No Age's fuzzy electro-pop. This track is another example of his wide-ranging talents and lack of hesitation to morph elements of different genres.
The timing was odd, but this week was the planned unveiling of our second feature (the first being Monday Facelifts) called Back Track, showcasing songs from more than six months ago that you may have missed, and shouldn't have. James Pants and "Driftwood" was going to be the first, without realizing his single release would be this week also. Now you can compare the new and "old."
Join me in welcoming the newest contributing member of troysnoise, writing under the moniker of R. Mutt, and providing the below James Pants reco.
Driftwood is the opening track off a 6 songs EP New Tropical, released in July 2010. Pants noted that the EP was produced "in warm weather in 2009," pulling sounds from all over the place. His music is "all beats and little melodies," says the artist. Driftwood has a very hip-hop sound and and I like it because it prepares me to be storming to maybe a rooftop or bbq or something.