Free Music Friday! Junk Culture - 'Summer Friends'
MP3: "Summer Friends" -
In 2009, Junk Culture joined the ranks of Girl Talk, Steinski and The Bran Flakes when Deepak signed with indie label Illegal Art to release his debut, West Coast. While touring in support of the release, he collaborated with his brother Nitin, who played drums for the band's dynamic live performances. Junk Culture's visceral live shows involve the siblings jamming to a tight string of sequences, which include sampled patterns and Deepak's singing, along with his own visuals which include colorful and dreamy segments along with clips of everything from skate and surf videos to fragments of vintage films.
Junk Culture's newest release Summer Friends reflects Deepak's gift for finding meaning in a diary of recordings and transmitting a celebration of the spirit. With influences that range from Caribou, Animal Collective and The Beach Boys, to MF Doom and Fennesz, his new songs have transformed significantly from his last record. With a cleaner and simpler pop tone, the recorded sound is stripped down to highlight its most powerful essentials with the resulting tracks relying more fully on Deepak's bold, enigmatic vocals. The outcome is a thunderous dance inducing album, which transcends genres and sounds like a rare collection of Deepak's very own nostalgic love songs, that he describes as "cosmic R&B."
In February 2011 Illegal Art will release Summer Friends. Junk Culture has significant plans for a U.S. tour, details soon TBA.