Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Advance Base & Hello Shark - Casa Del Popolo - 2016





http://www.advancebasemusic.com


Advance Base @ First Unitarian Church Side Chapel 08.29.2011 from Breathmint on Vimeo.


Tracks

Dear Nora “The Lonesome Border, Pt. 1” 
from the LP reissue of Mountain Rock (ORD-24)
Hello Shark “Danny” 
from the LP Delicate (ORD-21)
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone “White Corolla (Version)” 
from the cassette reissue of Etiquette (ORD-19)
Julie Byrne “Holiday” 
from the 7” Faster or Greener Than Now 7” (ORD-04)
Gordon Ashworth “Norma” 
from the CD/LP S.T.L.A. (ORD-07)
Nicholas Krgovich “Let’s Take the Car Out” 
from the LP On Cahuenga (ORD-09)
Advance Base “Summer Music (Live)” 
from the LP In Bloomington (ORD-22)
Lisa/Liza “Century Woods” 
from the LP Deserts of Youth (ORD-23)
Robert Stillman “Time of Waves” 
from the EP Time of Waves (ORD-25)
Concern “Pity” 
from the CD reissue of Misfortune CD (ORD-14)
Advance Base “Abalone Knife/Dwight” 
from the cassette Instrumentals #1 (ORD-05) 


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Porches - Water - 2016


Aaron Maine's Porches follows the release of this year's acclaimed Pool with the Water EP – a new standalone insight into the music that formed the melodic skeleton of Pool, alongside a pair of previously unreleased songs in 'Black Dress' and 'Black Budweiser T-Shirt'. Recorded solo in his adopted home of New York City, the Water EP strips Maine's work down to its core, opening the curtain on his musical metamorphosis from previous releases Slow Dance In The Cosmos and those of his alias, Ronald Paris, into the Porches of today.

Sharon Van Etten - Not Myself - 2016



I was home with my parents in New Jersey when I heard of the shooting at the nightclub in Florida. Hate, violence, and intolerance has always upset me, but I haven't been this overwhelmed with sadness and disbelief in a long time. The victims were only trying to be themselves and be comfortable and safe in their surroundings. That safety was violated out of fear and with a gun. 

I originally wanted to raise money for the victims and their families, but I knew the issue was bigger than this. I wrote "Not Myself" for the victims of this horrific event, but I chose to support the research and awareness work of Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund: a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. 
In the memory of those trying to be safe and be themselves, I hope we can all come together to help prevent another massacre like this and end gun violence. 

Sincerely, 
Sharon Van Etten

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Backyard - Best View Of Dean St. - 2016 single


Pascal Pinon - Sunder - 2016


Pascal Pinon's third album is the Icelandic duo's rawest and yet most diverse musical statement within the frame of their Folk-influenced, minimalistic sound. Produced only by themselves, "Sundur" comprises material written over the course of 1 ½ years. While most parts of the album are sparsely orchestrated and follow the experimental lo-fi-leaning aesthetics of the duo's previous two records, the overall tone has become rawer with its metronome-like rhythms, occasional synth lines and driving piano melodies. 

Germany Germany - Summer Mixtape - 2016



Pump up your summer with jams while helping to bring clean drinking water to rural communities in Uganda. All proceeds go to ACTS - acts.ca/what-we-do/

PWR BTTM - 2016 singles


"Projection is a song about feeling unqualified to be the way you see yourself because of the way other people see you, and how other people's perception of your identity can warp your sense of self. It's about being exhausted with the pressure of fitting in and throwing a shiny, glorious middle finger to those who doubt you." - Ben Hopkins, PWR BTTM




"It's a song about greener grass. I wrote it during a period of time where I hated where I lived and who I was there, and I just felt so helpless that like I figured whenever I did inevitably wither away the parties that be could ship me somewhere better. Reflecting on it, the hopelessness I felt was actually in me, and the place I was in or where I wanted to be couldn't help things if I wasn't willing to help myself first." - Ben Hopkins, PWR BTTM 

Useless Youth - The Coldest Ocean - 2016


like the melodies and this Mexican release… 
the sparkles of strings really amp up this record…
definitely lo-fi with slacker intention…

The Afterglows - 2016



diy lo-fi punk outfit creating a pretty massive record with songs bordering on complete collapse…

Friday, August 19, 2016

Walter Schreifels - An Open Letter To The Scene - 2016



From his tenure in legendary hardcore bands like Gorilla Biscuits and Youth Of Today to his work in the pioneering post-hardcore act Quicksand and cult favorites like Rival Schools, Schreifels has proved himself to be one of the most talented and diverse song- writers of his generation. Over two decades after GB released their landmark album Start Today, Schreifels transcended his hardcore roots and showed another side of his constantly shifting skin with his solo debut An Open Letter To The Scene. 
From stripped-down acoustic meditations like the album’s title track to Schreifels’ psy- chedelic-tinged cover of Agnostic Front’s “Society’s Sucker” and an intricately arranged version of his CIV Classic “Don’t Gotta Prove It,” An Open Letter To The Scene is arguably the first project Schreifels has ever recorded that manages to incorporate all of his diverse influences and recontextualize them into a cohesive whole.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Motorama – Holy Day - Single 2016



Sunshine Faces - More Than Science​/​/​Party Dresses - 2016


lo-fi candy covered indie pop tunes out of Chapel Hill

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Low - The Exit Papers - 2016


Looking forward to this one…

At the turn of the 21st Century, sandwiched between two of their most iconic albums – Secret Name and Things We Lost In The Fire – Low released The Exit Papers as part of Temporary Residence Ltd.'s long-running CD subscription series, Travels In Constants. A sparse suite of six mostly instrumental pieces composed for a film that never existed, The Exit Papers still stands as Low's most haunting and experimental work.

Boring Ecstasy: The Bedroom Pop of Orchid Tapes - 2014



Boring Ecstasy is a compilation put together in celebration of four years of Orchid Tapes releases. In the time that we’ve been in operation we’ve gotten to know some of the most vibrant, talented and kind people that we’ve ever had the fortune of being friends with. Aside from becoming label that houses music that we can truly feel proud of having helped to release, Orchid Tapes has turned into a tight-knit group of people that we’re happy to call our family, despite the geography that restricts us from being able to see each other as often as we’d like to.

The album is a collection of home-recorded songs that represents a group of musicians whose creativity is unbridled by any kind of financial or technological barriers. A passionate love for music and the desire to create things true to individual vision remains the overarching aesthetic that we try to harbor with Orchid Tapes, and we hope those ideas come across through the music on this record.

Mi Mye - The Sympathy Sigh - 2016


a lush collection of eleven snapshots from the North of Scotland where principle songwriter and lyricist Jamie Lockhart grew up, and Wakefield the place he now calls home. linebest

Sunday, August 14, 2016


Crate used to carry art during WWII

SPC ECO - Favourite Colour EP - 2016



darkwave is goodwave in my books

Stick Fingers Studio Sampler 2016



perfect summer album for lazing about the poolside, lakeside, dockside… great reggae vibe to smooth you through the days. Nice Comp.

Let's Kiss & Make Up!



Once upon a time, some toxic girls wanted to show their anger and affection. 
As a result, it was just chaotic. 
Several years later, some boyz, wanted to show their mellow side, they called it revenge, but it was just a smooth touch of weird mews. 
So now it's time for reconciliation! So boyz and girls, girls and girls, boys and boys, 
please give us a breath of peace.

Ette - Homemade Lemonade - 2016


uplifting, joyful, music generated by Ette, really liking the vibe of this release…

Fin​-​Folsom - 2016


FIN-FOLSOM is a band specializing in Animal Pop. They went to school together, graduated, didn't enjoy working, started playing music, and are still working.

Blue And Ivory - Remember Me - 2016


Blue And Ivory is the songwriting partnership of Essex based musicians William Marshall and Jonathan Daniels. 'Remember Me' is a cohesive collection of 4 off-kilter yet immediate pop songs recorded and produced by Alfie Firmin

Deerful - Without Borders - 2016


This is a charity release for the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants. 
www.jcwi.org.uk


Deerful is Emma Winston. Emma is a singer, keyboardist and producer from London who, after years of playing keyboard with indiepop artists including Darren Hayman and Owl & Mouse, decided to begin making electronic music of her own in 2015. She writes and performs melodic pop on miniature synthesisers about running away, staying in place, brokenness, recovery, and taking up space in the world.

Darren Hayman - Trains - 2016


I was recently asked to write a song about my favourite train, so I chose the Class 108 DMU. Thomas Nicholas, Ida Lattimer-Keller, Aphra and Skyler Villiers provide the train noises. In 2010 I wrote an album about trains called ‘The Permanent Way’ but I ended up using that title elsewhere. In May 2016 I finished off six of them for this record.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Tape Waves - Here To Fade - 2016



Airy female vocals tick along to a very melodic indie dream.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Cure In Other Voices - 2016



maxwell Reinbachs As a HUGE fan of the cure I can whole heatedly say this album gives me everything I could ask for from a tribute. All the musicians involved do a beautiful job of adding their own personality to these loved songs as well as letting what the cure put into these songs shine though.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Dora Maar - Flights - 2016



gorgeous bully - Nothing To Do - 2016


"Another sad pop superhit from Gorgeous Bully with vocal duties shared with Rebecca Lima of Whorish Boorish . 
Thomas has allowed us to share this track as a musical apology for the delay with the Gorgeous Bully / Something Anorak split 7" that was due out in June. Due to extreme delays at the pressing plant, frustratingly we won't have the records until the end of September. This is obviously horrible for us, the bands and of course anyone that pre-ordered. Hopefully these two and a half minutes of fuzzy brilliance will go some way to thanking you for your patience."