JonWayne — Maxwell’s Silver Hammer
from Pop Massacre 2 (Friends of Friends, 2011)
The Friends of Friends label is back with the second installment of its Pop Massacre series—wherein pop songs are bent all out of shape or otherwise destroyed (in a good way.) This slow buzzy track from La Habra producer JonWayne is my favorite of the bunch, with his signature Mario-Bros-style beats. Another gem is Chico Mann’s afro-cuban treatment of The Cure’s ‘Close to Me.’
Get Pop Massacre 2 for free at bandcamp. If you wanna dig deeper—JonWayne had an album out earlier this year on Alpha Pop, Bowser; he has a sort-of-album Thanks Bro over at dublab; check his soundcloud; his tumblr; read an interview over at Brute-iful.
(Oh yeah, and there’s Vol. 1 of the pop carnage, too…)