“Go Ahead, Do Your Thing”, Krissanthemum From Go Ahead, Do Your Thing + Roundabout (2023)
Krissy Lassiter, aka Krissanthemum, is an adventurous purveyor of busy-sounding, multi-layered psychedelic pop music. She mentioned Elephant 6 when she sent me her latest single, and it does feel like the work of somebody who’s spent a lot of time with mid-career of Montreal records. The full-throated, bursting pop music of “Go Ahead, Do Your Thing” pulls from several other areas, however (for instance, the single’s B-side is a fascinating cover of Yes’ “Roundabout”, which should give you some indication of where Krissanthemum is at). There’s some nice guitar work on this song (featuring Sweet Dreams Nadine’s Julian Fader on drums, among others), and Lassiter’s vocals help the song stay grounded as it threatens to launch itself into the stratosphere.
Experimental Pop, Bedroom Pop,and Psychedelic Pop highlights.
Break Time — Krissanthemum
An interview with Thegreyestates.com about self-care and animal crossing for the nintendo switch
"Break Time is a feature on TGE that explores how those in the music industry practice self-care. For this edition, we’re excited to welcome Krissanthemum. She’ll release her EP, Safe In My Garden, on 7/3. Bandcamp purchase receipts from ACNH players can be sent to email@example.com in exchange for an in game delivery/pick-up of hybrid flowers, wreaths, crowns and more goodies." -Lauren Rearick, The Grey Estates
Artists and Labels Offering Donations, Special Merch, and More This Friday, July 3
"This Friday, from midnight to midnight Pacific Time, we’re waiving our share of sales to support artists impacted by Covid-19. Below you’ll find a list of artists and labels preparing special releases for the occasion."- list selections by Bandcamp Daily Staff
Long Neck Organizes Punx Do Good! A Benefit For The Yellowhammer Fund Compilation
"Long Neck’s Lily Mastrodimos has organized a new compilation called Punx Do Good! It’s a benefit for the Yellowhammer Fund, which provides funding for anyone seeking care at one of Alabama’s three abortion clinics. The state’s lawmakers recently passed a bill that effectively bans abortion in Alabama. All proceeds from the compilation will go toward the Yellowhammer Fund.
It features a demo of a new Long Neck song, “Halloween Parade” — a new album from the Band To Watch is expected later this year — as well as new songs from Battle Ave, Cave People, Soft Fangs, Dogbreth, NOTCHES, and a ton of other up-and-coming and underground artists. It’s 56 (!) tracks in all, and you can name your price for it here or take a sample of the pickings"- James Rettig, Stereogum
Album Premiere: “Boy Tears Comp.Number Five”
"All tears will be shed with this stacked compilation presented by Stevie Knipe of Adult Mom. The latest rendition of the “Boy Tears Comps” bring together a variety of artists with the intent of raising money for Trans Lifeline, a nonprofit focused on providing resources to members of the trans community via hotline...This comp’s lineup could reveal the next great voice of indie rock."- Amanda Starling, The Alternative