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The Less You Know, The Better | Three Mysterious New Releases Worth Hearing

Los Blenders, Ex Pilots & Dead Bird's music will tell you everything you need to know.

A little mystery can be a good thing. Especially these days.

Sprinkled amid the hundreds of gushing press releases, oversharing bios and TMI missives that assault my email on a daily basis, I get links to tons of albums, EPs and singles that have been thrust upon an uncaring world accompanied by zero information. No bio, no press release, no detailed liner notes — hell, sometimes no credits at all. Where do these people come from and what are they up to? Do they not want publicity? Are they trying to be enigmatic? Or are they just woefully inept at self-promotion? I don’t know, and frankly I don’t care. Nor do I want to waste my time trying to track them down online. I’d rather just listen to (and share) their music without knowing everything about them. Or anything, for that matter. In a way, it reminds me of the old days when you would walk into a record store and buy an album based on the cool cover art or because you heard it played on the store stereo. With that in mind, here are some of the latest, greatest and least informative musical offerings to come my way:


Ex Pilots
Ex Pilots

HOME BASE: Pittsburgh.
GENRE: Surging garage-rock swirled with shoegazing.

Los Blenders
Playa Privada EP

HOME BASE: Ciudad De México.
GENRE: Oddball garage-pop and surf-rock — en Español.

Dead Bird
In The Absence Of

HOME BASE: Brighton.
GENRE: Pitch-black post-rock screamo.