2011-07-28T11:29:23+00:00 2011-07-28T11:30:45+00:00

Straight From The Teet – Bravo Brave Bats & Ektoise


There's no exact way of knowing how many songs are released in a day. Whether it be an eighteen second kazoo ditty on Soundcloud, or a Hypem track with 4 hearts, all music deserves a shot. Even on an independent blog like Earmilk, it's impossible to cover every band/song/remix worth listening too. That's why Straight From the Teet is back, and this time…IT'S DAILY! My name is Logan (aka Running) and I will be curating Earmilk's newest old feature, highlighting two up-and-coming artists from two different genres, so sit back and enjoy some good-old-fashioned, non-pasteurized, Earmilk. Drink it fast though, because I'll be coming back tomorrow with more…


Loads of cool things come out of Bristol. First and foremost is the show Skins, but a very close second would have to be Bravo Brave Bats-a great indie-punk band that has toured with greats like Titus Andronicus. Their Green EP is feel-good, ska influenced, summertime jam after jam. Hopefully their November EP (which will complete their color themed trilogy) will be able to stand up to the greatness of this stellar sophomore effort.

(P.S. Check the cute-ish visuals for the track "Boys (Heart) Me" below.)

      06 Boys Me
Download: Bravo Brave Bats – Boys ? Me

      04 Dry Drop
Stream: Bravo Brave Bats – Dry Drop

      01 Pedalling
Stream: Bravo Brave Bats – Pedalling


For me, it's tough not to love drone music. Modulating timbres, cinematic textures, slow volume swells, and feedback galore makes-again-for music that makes me want to interpretive dance. Ektoise is a stellar experimental band, my post-rock label is a bit misleading and unfair because they do not follow any pre-conceived formula. Their latest release Kiyomizu is an all-out urban decay soundtrack, great for dramatic bike rides through the warehouse district. Pick your copy up on their Bandcamp now!

(P.S. Check the dystopian visuals from an earlier track of theirs "The Thought Police" below.)

      09 The Golden Bough
Download: Ektoise – The Golden Bough

      05 There and Here
Download: Ektoise – There and Here

      01 The Shoreline by Morning
Download:Ektoise – The Shoreline by Morning

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  • So glad to have found this blog and this post. Normally I don't listen to music but whistle, sing, or dance along to it, but this is really something else! My download of Kiyomizu is just completed and I'm looking forward to listening to it.

    nommh July 28, 2011 4:36 PM Reply

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