Mwahaha - "Rainbow Diamond" by Matt Bomarr

mwahaha - "rainbow diamond" (download) [audio]

I guarantee you will be hearing more about Mwahaha in the coming months. This Oakland 4-piece blends crazy psychedelia with analog drum machines and thick synth lines, making for an all-out aural treat that deserves repeated headphone listens. Their self-titled record (out December 6) features indie darling Merrill Garbus of tUnE-YarDs, and was mixed and partially recorded by Eli Crews (Deerhoof, Tune-Yards, WHY?, Restiform Bodies). Anticon's Jel and Odd Nosdam are both currently confirmed for remixes in the near future as well. Keep an eye on these guys.  You can also preview another great track from their record called "Poinsettia" over at their Bandcamp page. twitter facebook

Hawnay Troof - "Connection" by Matt Bomarr

Oakland's Hawnay Troof has quite an impressive musical resume. He's handled lead vocals for xbxrx for quite some time now (as Vice Cooler), he mixed his most recent record Islands of Ayle in 2 days with Greg Saunier of Deerhoof, Peaches calls him "the world's greatest performer", he's friends with Drew Daniel of Matmos, he drummed in the Boredoms 88 Boadrum project, he's been a live drummer for both The Raincoats and Chicks on Speed, and apparantly, Henry Rollins cites him as "an inspiration". I could go on. Point being, his music, while not for everyone, is cool as shit.