Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Lucy & La Mer • "Blue Dress" • 2019


The Huffington Post called their single Honey, Put Your Weapons Down the "perfect indie pop anthem" and their release “Rebel Babe” has taken listeners by surprise with it’s booming chorus and liberating message. “Rebel Babe” premiered on Billboard.com, with a powerful music video about binary thinking and its effect on our beliefs around sexuality and gender.


LOVE IS GAY TOUR DATES

June 21 Portland, OR The Hallowed Halls (presented by Future Prairie)
June 22 Seattle, WA Screwdriver (presented by The Seattle Lesbian)
June 27 New York City, NY Pride Event at Brooksfield Place
June 28 San Francisco, CA HoneyHive (Presented by L.Y.R.I.C)
June 29 San Francisco, CA The Knockout (Presented by Uncensored Visionary)
July 8 Los Angeles, CA, Bootleg Theater (Presented by Badass Bands)
July 20 Los Angeles, CA, LA State Historic Park (presented by LA Times)

Alexandra Savior • Crying All the Time • 2019


""Crying All The Time" is a soulful and nostalgic new offering drenched in a sort of haunted sorrow that oozes from both the eerie instrumental and Savior's classic-sounding vocal. It's a sound that should catch on in a hurry with fans of Lana Del Rey, Dead Man's Bones, Zella Day and similar artists with a retro flair."
- Forbes



Tour Dates (with Mini Mansions):
06/20 - Chop Suey - Seattle, Washington 
06/21 - Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC. 
06/22 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR. 
06/24 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA. 
06/26 - The Casbah - San Diego, CA
06/27 - The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA 
06/28 - Terragram Ballroom - Los Angeles, CA

deep tan • air • 2019


Musically drawing on the brooding, melodic indie of early ​FOALS​ and ​Wild Beasts​, deep tan’s sound is never far from an edge of darkness, which is thanks in part to ​The Cure​’s influence. ​‘Air’​s soaring guitars and cavernous atmospherics are underpinned by a solid alternative pop song structure, secured in place with heavy bass notes. Frenetic hi-hats set an angular rhythm and the ambience of the track when played live has sparked comparisons to early EP-era ​Warpaint​.


DATES
June 20th - Crofters Rights - Bristol w/ Madonnatron
June 21st - Moth Club - London w/ Madonnatron
July 20th - The Ivy House / Hate Zine Issue 6 Launch Party

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Wooden Ambulance • Redville • 2019



Indietracks Compilation • 2019



This is the official compilation of artists playing the Indietracks Festival in Derbyshire (UK) on 26-28 July 2019. 

All money raised from this compilation is donated to the Midland Railway Trust, the charity which hosts the Indietracks Festival

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Generationals • Breaking Your Silence • 2019




From their inception Generationals have existed at the convergence of classic style and contemporary technique. Students of an analog school actualized in a digital medium, Grant Widmer and Ted Joyner have always felt most comfortable reveling in this juxtaposition. Grounded in a catalog of infectious pop hooks that feel both familiar and radically new all at once, Generationals mastered their distinct voice as a means to widen the path before them.

Figure Walking • Blue World Remix by Tulipomania & Richard Hartline • 2019


"Every track elicits dancing or tears... almost a relief, like there's liberation hardwired into these songs that could wake even the most comatose from complacency" – Exclaim

Nice Apple • This time Nice Apple is auto​-​cathecting 2019


"Combining the earnestness of Belle and Sebastian with the acerbic disinterest of Patio, the record is packed full of scattered pop songs pitched somewhere between delighted and deadpan." 
~ Various Small Flames (premiere) 

Clay Rendering • California Black Vows • 2019


It’s music that is both chilling and imposing.

Gone Sugar Die • Heartbreak Jewelry • 2019


These are pop songs built on a foundation of authenticity, energized garage rock style vitality, and genuine passion, all of it shot through with high-minded ambition. Imagine Crystal Castles and The Weeknd, in the pit together, watching The Sex Pistols.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Claire Cronin • Big Dread Moon • 2019


Big Dread Moon by Claire Cronin is a record of spiritual urgency. Cronin's lyrics and melodies draw on the the stranger aspects of early American musical tradition, revealing the genre’s ties to “folk horror,” wherein supernatural and mundane worlds merge. Quietly sinister ballads like "Tourniquet" and "Wolfman" arise from the weird logic of dream, myth, and half-forgotten memories. Suburban homes, TV screens, and city landscapes are haunted by saints, beasts, ghosts, seers, and a “calm and decisionless” god. Lyrics which implore or command act like prayers or spells embedded inside Cronin's fever dream stories and personal confessions. 


The Menzingers • No Penance b​/​w Cemetery's Garden • 2019



Thursday, June 13, 2019

Anna Of The North • Thank Me Later • 2019



Asking Anna about 'Thank Me Later,' she remarks: “I’m super excited about this song. It’s the first song I wrote towards this next record. There are so many songs where girls get objectified and controlled by the powerful and rich front man, made out to be all sexy and cute. I’m a front woman and this is a chance for me to get my own back. As well as to remind the guys that it’s not all about the money and that they can be sexy and cute too."

Angharad Drake • Start Again • 2019



You move I wake 
my heart was once an empty space 
if there is no hurt 
the everything is just a waste 

sometimes it's easy sometimes it's not 
you better grow up 
you better grow up 
sometimes it's better sometimes it ain't 
it is what it is 
that's whatever you make it 
but you could always start again 

don't miss this chance 
nobody's gonna tell you twice 
chaos romance 
live is such a tragedy tragedy 

sometimes it's easy sometimes it's not 
you better grow up 
you better grow up 
sometimes it's better sometimes it ain't 
it is what it is 
that's whatever you make it 
but you could always start again

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Purple Mountains • "Darkness and Cold" • 2019



This one has another bummer of a title, “Darkness And Cold,” and despite its rootsy leanings still favors the bleak: “Light of my life is going out tonight/ So don’t look too depressed,” Berman sings on it. “The light of my life is going out tonight/ In a pink champagne Corvette.” The song comes attached to a music video featuring Berman haunting a house and singing like a ghost.

SERA • Rabbit Hole • 2019



SERA played a mellow acoustic 'Rabbit Hole' on her guitar to Andi one wet and windy October morning and by the end of the day, that song had transformed into the high energy version you hear today. 'Rabbit Hole' stays true to SERA's Americana/folk style but takes on some bold new ideas.The chorus explodes into Come with me to incredible things, where the oysters march from the sea, inviting you into a world of the fantastic. SERA's new songs will continue to follow in this theme of the mythic-surreal rooted in very real experiences.