Saturday, June 19, 2010


I first posted about 19-year-old Alec Koone's Balam Acab project way back in February after checking out the track "See Birds" many times on Pink Priest's God of Blues blog, where he described the sound as "chocolate covered diamonds fallin' from the moon into your fiancee's glass of champagne right before you rub your feet together."

I feel as though it's necessary to compile all the Acab-related sounds I've collected over the following four months in celebration of the announcement of his See Birds EP, out August 16 on Triangle Records. First thing I notice in the press email is the presence of two versions of "See Birds" on the EP, the "Moon" version and the "Sun" version, the former being the download in my original post and first song on the record.

Check out all the downloads below and seriously GRAB A COPY of this record when it drops in August. You've got the "Moon" version of "See Birds," the Coyote Clean Up Dub, the PHYSICAL THERAPY SOUTHERN MIGRATION MIX, non-EP track "Heavy Living Things" and Balam Acab's remix of Pink Priest jam "Tell Me Something Awesome Before I Go To Sleep." Also peep a few transmissions from another of Koone's projects, ETHEREA, including excellent remixes of St. Vincent and Animal Collective.

Balam Acab - See Birds (Moon)

Balam Acab - See Birds (Coyote Clean Up Dub)


Balam Acab - Heavy Living Things

Pink Priest - Tell Me Something Awesome Before I Go To Sleep (Balam Acab Remix)

ETHEREA - Eye One Two

St. Vincent - Marry Me (ETHEREA Remix) (via IGIF)

Animal Collective - College (ETHEREA Remix) (via IGIF)