Beat Culture is 17-year old Sunik Kim, who, simply put, creates experimental electronic music, incorporating sampled pianos, pitch-shifted vocals and synths that recall the "Wall of Sound" typically found in shoegaze. The cohesive "Goldenbacked Weaver" is Beat Culture's debut album filled with a swirl of sub-genres and samples; you can hear a slight influence of Gold Panda, Animal Collective, Star Slinger, Burial and others. From Hong Kong (but actually Korean) and attending boarding school in the USA, Beat Culture creates pieces that consist of catchy phrases and atmospheric beats that invoke a wide range of emotions. His second LP, "Tokyo Dreamer", was recently released.
Blending jam based punk aesthetics with a laser focus on beat and melody, Psychobuildings recalls an era of music, when pop, rock, and disco began fusing together to stir up new club sensations.
Frontman, Peter LaBier, complements percussive vocal deliveries with angular and spasmodic dance moves. Despite the clean pop structure of the songs, the end result manages to sound both abstract and loose.
Psychobuildings are currently in the studio working on their first full length with producer Peter Wade. Their last EP "Hearts" was released in July on WonderSound Records.