Monday, October 23, 2017

Dark Swallows - II - 2017


pickle darling - spring onion pancakes - 2017



louie this is a short album but every song has a special little something in them. seems right for a summer bike ride in the countryside.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Advance Base - Same Dream (Version 2) - 2017





You wake from the same dream 
where you get fat 
& to your shock you give birth 
to your old cat 
your neighbor’s snoring 
hear the parakeet 
sit by the window 
& stare down at the street 
sunrise grey & orange streaks 
thirty more weeks 

The morning train 
the crush & sound 
it’s seventeen stops 
before you get downtown 
your stomach’s queasy 
with flashes of heat 
but maybe once that belly shows 
you’ll get a seat 
it roars & it creaks 
thirty more weeks 

Check rental listings 
on your lunch at work 
you could have a real house 
if you just left New York 
a vegetable garden 
a white picket fence 
closer to mom 
& reasonable rents 
a happy place for childhood memories 
thirty more weeks

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Last Leaves - Other Towns Than Ours - 2017



As you might have noticed, or not… but LOST and LONESOME label is one of my new favourites. They seem to know me, read my mind in the kind of records I need to listen to. Last Leaves is another great example, of restrained, lovely melodies interwoven with accented vocals. 
Excellent release. You'll have these songs in your head all day once you hit play, so make sure your surroundings are accepting :-)

A few years after the break-up of much-loved Melbourne indie stalwarts The Lucksmiths, three quarters of the band quietly got together again as Last Leaves.

Milk Teddy - Time Catches Up With Milk Teddy - 2017



Like all the best pop groups, Milk Teddy possess the formula – that innate ability to strike a balance between everything being in its rightful place but then forgetting to close the back door before a large gust blows through and dishevels everything. 

Ciggie Witch - Mad Music - 2017



Somewhat indie slackers, somewhat modern indie geniuses - whatever you want to take it as, just listen to this album of pure strumming licks and deadpan delivery - Pavement remembered in many of these songs.

Sunny Side Of Heaven, Fleetwood Mac Revisited - 2017



Some bands make music, some make magic, and some others do both, and there was Fleetwood Mac.... 
I would love to dedicated this project to the wonderful people of Fleetwood Mac and also, of couse, my thanks to all the bands present on this project. 

With love and respect 
Renato Malizia 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Lauran Hibberd - Eliza - 2017


The barely 20-year old Lauran has been invited to perform at Bestival’s main stage this year after releasing Old Head Young Shoulders, which has been receiving a lot of support from the likes of Clash, Earmilk, Record Of The Day, Konbini and BBC 6Music as well as BBC Introducing.

Friday, October 13, 2017

deer scout - sad boy - 2017


Pretty and sad

thanks for coming - missing out - 2017



John K. Samson - Prayer For Ruby Elm (DJ Co​-​Op Remix) - 2017



Thursday, October 12, 2017

lotte kestner - Kickstarter Covers B​-​Sides - 2017



8 additional cover songs recorded in 2014/2015, all songs requested by Kickstarter patrons, and one newer bonus track cover

That Polyvinyl Sampler Really Tied The Room Together - 2017



Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Battery Point - Six songs of endearment for your livelihood - 2017



The first two EP's from the Chula Vista garage pop band available in a physical format for the first time. 

Heart Beach - 8am / Perfect - 2017



Recorded by Howard Bilerman at Hotel2Tango Montreal QC in August 2017. Mastered by Harris Newman at Greymarket. Written by Heart Beach.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Soccer Mommy - Audiotree Live - 2017


Soccer Mommy is the indie bedroom pop project of Sophie Allison. On bandcamp she refers to her music as "chill but kinda sad" which is an apt but reductive version of the personal, mournful collection of tunes Allison has been putting online since 2015. Allison has pushed back on the "sad girl" descriptor in the past year, directing listeners to 2017's Collection to highlight the progression from mopey lo-fi stories into the exciting full band project she now fronts. 

Monday, October 9, 2017

NÉONHÈART – Prison Break - 2017



NEONHEART have released their confident new single, ‘Prison Break’. The song explores the demons within us that hold us back. Prison break is about breaking the confines on which you put on yourself. The mental cage that we so often wear. The fear of failure; the fear of never being good enough; and even the fear of admitting that we’re afraid to begin with.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

appalachian yard art - spacehelmethead - 2017



“March, April & May” Mix #2 - 2017



The second digital mix presented by February Records' “March, April & May” zine with tracks from Lilith, Lisa Bouvier, Panda Riot, The Fireworks, A Certain Smile and Rocketship. Tracks are all unreleased — either new songs or live or acoustic versions. 

Included with the fourth issue of “March, April & May.” Interviews with Panda Riot, Chickfactor zine, The Fireworks, Sodastream, Brad San Martin, Lisa Bouvier, Rocketship, Lilith and A Certain Smile. Plus more.

Pleasure Systems - Antumbra Pull - 2017



lo-fi electronic pop

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Monster Rally - Sunny Sloth - 2017



Inspired by the sounds, visuals, and animals of a half-century's worth of travel and nature documentaries, Flowering Jungle acts as a companion piece to exploring new and exotic landscapes, wildlife, and communities. The album's artwork mirrors this concept by featuring portraits of jungle birds in flower-adorned 'nests' overtop an abstracted flag of The Flowering Jungle

John K. Samson - Prayer For Ruby Elm (May We Grow Film Version) - 2017



Every year in Winnipeg, which is home to both John K. Samson and the largest population of elm trees in North America, the city battles the dreaded Dutch elm disease by locating trees that are already infected, spray-painting them with an orange dot, and then sending crews out to cut them down in the hope that the disease won't spread to other trees. 

Monday, October 2, 2017

machinery


timbr - screensaver - 2017



"this album is about my feelings. each song is a snapshot of a moment and portrays how i was feeling in that moment to the best of my ability. i imagine each one of these songs at a picture that might end up on your screensaver slideshow. 

Sleep Movies - Sleep Movies Drinks the Potion - 2017



Sunday, October 1, 2017

Gel-Sol - Torus - 2017


Torus is an epic, ambient journey into synthesis by Andrew Reichel, AKA Gel-Sol.

Stay - Always Here EP - 2017


lots of Teenage Fanclub inside this EP.

thanks for coming - last weekend - 2017



Thursday, September 28, 2017

Fairy Godmother - Siphon - 2017


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Nassau - Heron - 2017


the album centers on the concept of change and balance- the Heron often representing an ability to progress and evolve in folklore. A warm, full-bodied sound envelopes each track giving breathing room for interweaving guitar lines, meditative rhythms and Wilcox’s gentle vocal delivery. Relying only on guitars, drum machines, and synth, the duo capitalize on using ambient textures as a base layer for each of these 8 beautiful tracks. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Intimate Strangers - EP - 2017


The EP finds its footing in a groovy fusion of disco, house, and 80s boogie, all illuminated with numerous vocalists in the realms of soul and R&B. The release has found a fitting home with Brooklyn tastemaking label Bastard Jazz who are behind the release. 


The Bees Knees - A Compilation For Dan - 2017


Dan Wild-Beesley is an extremely talented and well loved musician who you may know as one half of turbo-prog heroes Cleft and more recently of a third of noise rock nutters GUG. 

Dan is currently battling two brain tumors. We need to raise £50,000 so he can seek treatment that isn't available on the NHS and has an 80% success rate of getting cancer patients into remission. This album has been created to help reach his target. 

This compilation features a bunch of bands and artists that been 
inspired by Dan's musical talents. It has some previously unreleased stuff, some super exclusive stuff, some pretty rare stuff as well a few bangers from current releases.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Machinery


Stars in Coma - Defunct Summer - 2017



On Defunct Summer, there is a harsh reality to come to terms with, as André observes in "This Damn Reminder," a commentary on the border controls introduced over the Öresund Bridge between Sweden and Denmark. Unlike the dreamy haze of Escapist Partisans, resignation is no more. Confusion and anxiety are no longer the prevalent moods, but rather determination and the desire to act. A recharged fighting spirit and a newfound sense of hope blossoms, accompanied by acoustic guitars and the romantic rosiness of flutes, violins, and cellos.

Max Gowan - Far Corners - 2017




Recorded and mixed in my dorm, at my parents' house, and various places around Raleigh and DC. 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Little Kid - SUN MILK - 2017


Woozles - Wasted Nights - 2017



20 Big Ones - 2012



20 Big Ones is Chapter Music’s 20th birthday compilation, celebrating two decades of eclectic, engaging sounds from one of Australia’s best-loved independent labels. 

Happy Sadness - EP 1 1​/​2 - 2017



Saturday, September 23, 2017

RIP - Charles Bradley


1948-2017



Charles Bradley's remarkable, against-all-odds rise has been well-documented -- how he transcended a bleak life on the streets and struggled through a series of ill-fitting jobs (most famously as a James Brown impersonator at Brooklyn clubs) before finally being discovered by Daptone's Gabe Roth. The year following the release of his first album "No Time For Dreaming" was one triumph after another: a stunning performance at South By Southwest that earned unanimous raves; similarly-gripping appearances at Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Newport Folk Festival and Outside Lands

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

thanks for coming - google search: what to do with your life when the world is ending - 2017