Track of the Day: The Present
As it is, you'll have to make due with homemade sensory deprivation tanks--or just really big headphones--to get the best from Present mastermind Rusty Santos. Santos has worked as a producer on a number of heralded projects from experimental electronic pop acts Gang Gang Dance, Panda Bear, and Animal Collective, and here he pushes the limits of chopped 'n' pasted pop with his own skewed tunes. Check out the single Medman for a sample. And Santos will be coming to town--twice this week, in fact. He's at the Knockout on Thursday, June 18 and Thee Parkside the following night. Close your eyes tight enough when he performs with Jesse Lee (White Magic/Gang Gang Dance) and you can still feel the little audio pricks induced by the music.