Thursday, August 22, 2019

Purple Mountains • That’s Just the Way That I Feel • 2019


Well, I don't like talkin’ to myself
But someone's gotta say it, hell
I mean, things have not been going well
This time I think I finally fucked myself
You see, the life I live is sickening
I spent a decade playing chicken with oblivion
Day to day, I'm neck and neck with giving in
I’m the same old wreck I've always been

And when I see her in the park
It barely merits a remark
How we stand the standard distance
Distant strangers stand apart

Course I've been humbled by the void
Much of my faith has been destroyed
I've been forced to watch my foes enjoy
Ceaseless feasts of schadenfreude
And as the pace of life keeps quickening
Beneath the bitching and the bickering
When I try to drown my thoughts in gin
I find my worst ideas know how to swim



Ro Bergman • Clouds • 2019



“Buoyed by pulsating rhythmic cadences and stirring arena-ready guitars, Bergman displays his deep vocals here that waver on the brink of vulnerability.”
The 405
“Ro Bergman's musical path is a border crossing - subtle spun works combine lyrical depth with musical heights”.
Tonspion
“A caliber from this shot and grain has not existed in Austria for a long time.” 
(VH-1, MTV)
‘Clouds’ is an upbeat belter of a tune. A perfect atmospheric song to soundtrack summer nights.”
XS Noize


Ro Bergman draws inspiration from a wide variety of artists including Beck, Bon Iver, Fink, The National and The Verve. These influences come together to paint a portrait of Ro Bergmans work, with the colours of the single shining through.  As a result, he has managed to create a unique sound, comparable to Tame Impala, Foals, Local Natives and Chet Faker. 

Peacock Affect • Haunt Me • 2019




BUHU • Tenets (Remix EP) • 2019


BUHU is celebrating the one year anniversary of the release of their debut, Tenets.

Overo • 2019



Surprise! We are still a label! Every now and again, we will be putting out some stuff (more on that in the future)! So please welcome Overo to the fold. You might recognize CYLS alums Lindsay and Mercy from Football, etc., and Brendan from Perfect Future. Welcome John too, he's new to our family.

Together, the four of them make Overo. If you can imagine a perfect blending of their past bands, you've pretty much got Overo Texas emo/post-hardcore at it's finest, blending melodic singing and throaty singing, all over a raging atmosphere of distortion.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Clayjay • Out the Drain • 2019



I'm a San Francisco raised and Los Angeles based artist channeling a psychedelic and dreamy style through my music production and visuals.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Like Everyone • The Be Positives • 2019




THE BE POSITIVES is a northern conundrum. Consisting of Mike Seal (Guitar, Piano & Vocals), Rob Hatton (Bass & Vocals), Simon Mayne (Lead Guitar & Vocals) and Callum Darley (Drums & Vocals), they were splayed across Merseyside to Sheffield, all sharing an affinity for McCartney, Dylan, Kinks and Nick Lowe, and later, converging on Manchester, they hankered for gigging at grotty pubs across the city. Now united, the four-piece invoke mad-pop affirmation through berserk instrumentation laced with smart lyricism.

Carriers • "Another Guy" • 2019



Having played in several bands and touring throughout the US since, skipping college in the process, Cincinnati-based artist Curt Kiser has been meticulously crafting his proper debut as a songwriter in step with his own personal development. Adopting the moniker Carriers back in 2014, Kiser has worked with a collective of friends, including Bryan Devendorf (The National) and John Curley (The Afghan Whigs), to bring his sweeping rock visions to life.

Carriers’ debut LP, Now Is The Time For Loving Me, Yourself & Everyone Else, is a testament to the power of self-reflection and is carefully layered, leaning on strong core songwriting, hypnotic synths and lush guitar tones from Kiser, mesmerizing percussion delivered by Devendorf, and nuanced, dynamic bass lines from Curley. The 9-track album evokes the same guitar-led grandeur of The War on Drugs as Kiser takes stock of life, death, relationships and gratitude for another day.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Mia Berg • You Decided • 2019


Hailing from Oslo, until relatively recently, Mia has hidden her music from most. She maintained her music should be for her, and her alone. She decided to lift the veil in 2018, revealing her debut single ‘Hurry’ via Diamond Club, and then ‘Grow’ – both showcasing an enchanting ‘guitar&B’/neo-soul amalgam.

Various Artists • Summer of Love • 2019



A summertime collaboration between Swell Tone and Various Small Flames

Friday, August 16, 2019

Purple Mountains • She’s Making Friends, I’m Turning Stranger • 2019



I want to be tantamount to cordial
Tantamount to good
I want to be a warm and friendly person
But I don't know how to do it
She can't make it to her car
Without making a new friend
She's a small-town superstar
Everybody hollering her name

She's making friends, I'm turning stranger

The people on her end couldn't make it plainer
Sometimes I wish we'd never came here
Seeing as I'm held in such disdain here

She's making friends, I'm turning stranger
I see lots of normal men yearning to obtain her

I'm a loser, she's a gainer
That's one thing of which they're dang sure

She's out with her friends
And really, I can't blame her
'Cause when she's home again
She's always still the same her

God knows I'd never try to change her
She's my friend and I'm her stranger
She's making friends, and I'm turning stranger
She's making friends, and I'm turning stranger

Kitten • Memphis • 2019



As a loping bass groove erupts into wave of violin, shoe gaze-guitars, and dial-up-modems, Chaidez chants her cubist love story with prayer-like intimacy. KITTEN's palette of sounds and influences remains broad, but "Memphis" displays a newfound clarity in the band's production.

Field Mouse • Meaning • 2019



The Hold Steady • You Did Good Kid • 2019




"What does this mean for this band moving forward...especially when you have songs this good."
-NPR

"A shockingly fun return-to-form collection of sad-sack storytelling."
-Rolling Stone

"The total effect of Thrashing Thru The Passion is that of The Hold Steady at their most casual and confident, tossing off these songs that would be tour de forces for anyone else as if they have a bushelful of them just hanging around the studio."
-American Songwriter

"A loose, welcome return."
-AV Club

"They've never been so streamlined and Craig Finn hasn't been so funny in years."
-Philadelphia Inquirer

"It seems their new approach to band life is yielding some pretty great results...reminds you of the band's glory days...It's the shortest album they've ever written, and it zips by with no filler."
-Brooklyn Vegan

"You don't listen to Hold Steady albums, you live in them. On their seventh album they further cement their punk poet laureate credentials.
-The Guardian (4 stars)

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Annabel Allum • Altar To Alter • 2019


“Raucous, tongue-in-cheek…  filled with grit” - The FADER

"buzzsaw blasts reminiscent of Elastica in their mid-90s heyday" - NME

 “Courtney Barnett on a Kill Bill style vengeance mission” -  DIY
 
“Her playfully literate lyrical sensibility recalls Courtney Barnett, but with a slightly dreamier sound” - Clash

"Allum's got a bit of a Kurt Cobain/early PJ Harvey thing going on which we love" - The Independent

NATU CAMARA • "ARABAMA DI" • 2019




Ex-membre du groupe de hip hop - RnB “Ideal Black Girls”, la Guinéenne Natu Camara a surpris son public pour son tout premier album solo avec une fusion de soul, afrorock, folk et pop contenant des riches lyriques basé sur ses histoires vécues; utilisant son passé multiculturel et ses expériences de voyages internationaux suivies par une présence scénique puissante et unique accompagné d’une voix dynamique et envoûtante qui donne le frisson.