The Jesus Lizard, "Gladiator"
HELL YEAH MAN TIME TO GO BREAK STUFF FUCKIN' LET'S GO GET DRUNK FUCK SHIT UP
Tha Alkaholiks, "Let It Out"
Tha Alkaholiks stood out from out other rap groups in the mid-90s in California by being mostly playful, in contrast to the dominant G-funk aesthetic at the time. E-Swift's production also presented a different approach than the dense, deep funk jams of the time. This is from their second record, 1995's Coast II Coast, which featured a whole bunch of fun guests (Madlib, Q-Tip, Xzibit, others), and is just a solid album.
My Bloody Valentine, "Sometimes"
Shoegaze pioneers My Bloody Valentine are notorious for a ridiculously slow recording schedule, going 22 years between Loveless and m.b.v.. And, fine, whatever. I actually wanted to mention this recent New York Times article where Kevin Shields reveals that one of the reasons that he finally put their catalog on streaming services is that his nieces and nephews were complaining they couldn't listen to it. I think that's kind of delightful.
Panopticon, "Into The North Woods"
Ah yes, the two poles of tremelo picking: dreamy shoegaze and brutal black metal. But, you really can kind of see that these things are a continuum.
Yeah, see! There's a point in-between! Thanks, shuffle!
This is from the first Deafheaven album, which is a little more post-rock and a little less bright than their later work. It's also probably a little more towards orthodox black metal than their later stuff. We'll get a cut from Sunbather one day and I can talk more about their fusion.