Weekly What’s Up: Albums Of The Year (Part 5 / 5)

. January 9, 2015.
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The temperature is down but let’s keep the spirits up. Dress in layers, ye showgoers, and step safely.

This is the last in a series that looks back at the local songs of 2014. Gosh Pith is a Detroit-based ambient-pop duo blending hip-hop, indie-soul and electronica that have been stirring up buzz all year long. Their song “Waves” was an ideal summertime jam with its dazzled delay effects and warm, whirling synth tones over sway-n-snapped beats. Fans of Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr or even Jamaican Queens take note: 2015 could be a big year for Gosh Pith.

The duo, Josh Smith and Josh Freed, released a video, directed by Tony Katai, for their latest “Smoke Bellow.”

Keeping in that spliced genre of ambient dream-pop over hip-hop production styles, we have Man Vs. Indian Man, a duo formed in Ann Arbor, with their excellent EP released early last year. Take a listen to “Never Knowing,” with its droning synthesizers, clattery echo effects and sheens of distortion.

Gosh Pith and Man Vs. Indian Man will perform at Arbor Vitae next Friday with Detroit-based ambient/electronica duo Little Animal. Indeed, this show next week is a splendid showcase of SE Michigan’s contemporary crop of experimental ambient composers. Ann Arbor based Jonah Baseball rounds out this line up and you should take a trip through their glitched-outerspace-suite “Trapped Inside An Earthbound Cartridge” https://soundcloud.com/lindsay-lowend/trapped-inside-an-earthbound-cartridge-1” And while you’re still here, swing over to Little Animal’s soundcloud page and dig another jam from 2014’s summer “Lush” https://soundcloud.com/littleanimal/lush

Gosh Pith / Man Vs. Indian Man / Little Animal / Jonah Baseball

Friday, Jan 16th at Arbor Vitae

9 PM / $5

More info: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arbor-Vitae/296867563688828

http://goshpith.com/

https://soundcloud.com/littleanimal

https://manvsindianman.bandcamp.com/

http://soundcloud.com/jonah-baseball

See you next week.

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