Hello, we haven't spammed DiS in a while, but hope it's still OK to ply our wares here...
Dan Deacon isn't a pied piper, or a cult leader – he's just a freakazoid savant, singing his heart out over starburst electronics and dancing blocks of colour (and if anyone gets inspired along the way, all the better). Take the square-wave assault course of the new album Bromst and learn how a united front of artists, pioneers and activists - the Wham City collective, Rjyan Kidwell, Ecstatic Sunshine, Ponytail, Lexie Mountain Boys, and more - are dreaming the city of Baltimore towards a day-glo future.
Philidelphia's Stinking Lizaveta festoon doom's blackened heart with jazz licks and psychedelic wah-wah. They're not cool, but they do rule.
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Searching for a cure for the human condition: a tender hour, in a rented room, with Bonnie 'Prince' Billy.
Born out of the experimental flux of late Seventies Düsseldorf, DAF honed industrial heat and primitive electronics into a raw, brutalist dance music of sinewy physicality and heated provocation. On the eve of their first London show in 25 years, Plan B meets Robert Görl and Gabi Delgado-Lopez to talk contradiction, conflict and new directions.
Wavves, Syntheme, Blk Jks, Max Tundra, Holy Roar, Zu, Music That Time Forgot: Supersister, Cocknbullkid, Esser, Shuttle, Janelle Monae, Desperado, Talk Normal, Mitten, Jeremy Jay, Record Shop Stories, Read The Label: LeVillain Chien and The Blessed Revenge Of...Marianne Faithfull.
Animal Collective, Afrirampo, US Girls, Babi-Chin, Ladyfest Goldsmiths, Wolves In The Throne Room, Club Transmediale.
Available in record shops, newsagents and www.planbmag.com/shop