joplin rice - voices/instruments/songs/words/cover art
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Slow Leaves is the project of Winnipeg’s Grant Davidson. His music calls to mind a 1970s California country-folk record newly discovered in your parent's attic. Slow Leaves writes deeply personal songs — reflections on an ordinary life where meaning is invented and comfort is found in the realization that there are no answers. Known for his easy delivery of sincere, poetic lyrics and lilting melodies, Slow Leaves’ songs linger in the timeless spaces where heart and humility endure.
01 Enough About Me
02 Careless And Serene
03 How Do I Say
04 Piece Of Advice
05 Love And Honesty And Kindness
06 Slow Leaves
09 Perpetual Sleep
10 Long Goodbye
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Past...Forward is a retrospective of previously unreleased material, UK-only tracks, LP cuts and new mixes by brilliant New England '80s pop band The Mod Fun. This material was recorded from the winter of 1983 through the summer of '87. They were doing the “indie 3-piece” sound a decade before it became a fashionable commodity as part of the so-called “alternative” market. These are the songs of relationships gone bad, bad relationships (never) ending and, of course, psychedelics-induced visions and paranoia!
Horse Head Bookends is the new full-length record from Andrew Reichel who performs and creates music under the moniker Gel-Sol. A long-time composer with multiple international releases and tours under his belt since 1998, Gel-Sol has been known for creating vast soundscapes, wild improvisations and intensely deep compositions. He uses a brazen approach to sampling- “plunderphonics” and philosophical take on genre- “Paracosmic” (parascosm being a fictional universe and his art existing in his own paracosm).
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Camp Cope is an alternative rock band from Melbourne. Lead singer Georgia McDonald's seasoned, resilient vocal tone relays stories of regret, shame and embarrassment with deadpan humor and acute self awareness. Her deep natural twang adds a tier of passion to the simplest lines making Camp Cope the perfect companion for self-expression on even your worst days.
Monday, August 14, 2017
Leggy is a feminist trio who speak openly about consent, self-worth, sexuality and female empowerment. They're fronted by longtime friends and band-mates Veronique and Kerstin, whose sputtering vocal delivery is often shouted in unison to amp up each punchy tune. Check out the performance if you're looking for dreamy garage punk that's aggressive, melodic and meaningful.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
All songs originally recorded by The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground and Nico (1967)
White Light/White Heat (1968)
The Velvet Underground (1969)
Another View (1986)
This Tribute is to remind everyone that without the Velvets, everything would be very different, the music we love would not be exactly as it is, so, it's time to revere the masters of everything.
Our eternal thanks go to Lou, John, Sterling and Moe.
In memory of Lou and Sterling.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Even the most out-of-it people have to know that “BMX Bandits Forever” is one of the best albums in Duglas T Stewart’s 30 year career and that “It’s In Her Eyes” is one of his best songs. The duet between Duglas and Chloe Philip evokes sunny, lively, fun images that could perfectly illustrate a musical starring Dick Van Dyke.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Here we get cuts like the orchestral-steeped "The Killing Moon" and sparkling "Silver," both off the group's 1984 landmark Ocean Rain. Similarly compelling are early numbers like the driving "The Cutter" and "Over Wall." These are nervy, kinetically delivered productions showcasing guitarist Will Sergeant's warmly acidic lead style and late drummer Pete de Freitas' edgy, jazz-informed sound. Elsewhere, we get the band's magisterial flagship "Bring on the Dancing Horses," and an anthemic, Scott Walker-esque "Seven Seas." We also get an inspired cover of the Doors' "People Are Strange" featuring organist Ray Manzarek off The Lost Boys soundtrack. Sadly, most likely due to rights issues (or perhaps the fact that the band wasn't happy with the production?), this anthology eschews everything off 1987's self-titled effort, including, most egregiously, "Lips Like Sugar." On the other hand, also ignored here is everything from 1990's post-McCulloch album, Reverberation, recorded after the singer left the band to be replaced by ex-St. Vitus Dance frontman Noel Burke. For what it's worth, fans largely ignored that album, too, and McCulloch eventually returned. Despite these omissions, The Killing Moon: The Singles 1980-1990 works as a useful single-disc summation of the Bunnymen's career from 1980's Crocodiles through to Ocean Rain, the latter of which many consider to be the band's grand opus. AllM
01. The Killing Moon
02. The Cutter
03. The Puppet
04. Bring On The Dancing Horses
06. Back Of Love
08. Enlighten Me
09. People Are Strange
10. Never Stop
11. Over the Wall
12. Seven Seas
13. A Promise
"Thurston Moore once said “Teenage Riot” was about appointing J Mascis as a de facto alternative dream president; when “Not So Dead” changes direction halfway through with a searing new guitar melody, you could easily believe Mascis got a second term in office.” ~ THE LINE OF BEST FIT
Now in their 10th year of existence, Music for Dead Birds continue to add to their ever increasing back catalogue of lo-fi folk rock.
The first release since 2015’s ‘Your Brand New Life’, Music for Dead Birds have been quiet until the release of this EP, having only played two live shows in the last two years, opening for Girl Band and Overhead, the Albatross in their native Mayo.
Produced by the band in their rehearsal studio in Dublin, the EP deals with themes of spirituality, complicated romantic relationships, and male sacrifice.
Sunday, August 6, 2017
wished bone's share of profit from these songs will indefinitely be donated to the transgender law center.
these are the early demos from our full length album, cellar belly, that is nearly finished. thank you for listening
Saturday, August 5, 2017
We are heavily influenced by traditional folk, so our own songs reflect that, but also we create new arrangements of traditional songs and tunes, so for example the track ‘What Put The Blood’ is set to a more modern sounding folk rock arrangement. We also write songs that are inspired by traditional songs and music, but take on more contemporary subject matter such as All Look The Same in its reference to the camps at Calais; More and More in its reflections on the life of a capitalist fat cat; and Telling Me I Should Know, which echoes of the bombardment of information and misinformation in an age where there are so many forms of communication that it comes at you from all directions and you just want to close your eyes and ears and lie in a field.
Friday, August 4, 2017
Stephen Bailey, frontman for Perth slow burning psych purveyors Mt. Mountain has announced his debut solo album Silo.
Silo is bursting with classic pop cuts - some steeped in sonic revery of Kikagaku Moyo, others in the more sparse, slowcore indie of Galaxie 500.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
This song takes a slight departure from our familiar piano and guitar tracks and incorporates electronic elements to make an upbeat, catchy tune. It speaks of abrupt silence, unfamiliar territories and the uncertainty of allowing someone to slowly fade from memory.
Today, Australian-producer/DJ, KOWL released his new song, "Memories," via Casablanca Sunset. "Memories" is a 4-minute long instrumental electronic tune featuring warm analog synth on top of sultry guitar licks with fresh percussive rhythm.
The track was originally created in 2013 as a demo. However, in light of the fact that the vocals never came to fruition, we've decided to dust it off and give it a proper release as an instrumental.
Friday, July 28, 2017
Beginning life in 2010 as the bedroom project of lead singer Joseph Walsh, Dignan Porch have developed a sound that is laden with huge pop hooks, bone dry melancholia and skewed takes on everyday life. It’s not often that you can find a band that can be most effortlessly melodic and oddly haunting all at the same time, but Dignan Porch have managed it.
Friday, July 21, 2017
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
"In Dreams" is also the new single by alt-rock band Night Talks. They're from Los Angeles, born and raised, and they define their own sound as pretty lush, equal parts heavy and delicate. Regarding this song, front-woman Soraya said: ""In Dreams" is about having a terrible day and then realizing that you can, indeed, move past it. Everyone deals with really awful things in their lives, and we wanted this song to remind people that more often than not, you can move on and try to enjoy what life has to offer you. It just takes time."
We are releasing this as our first single because we believe it encapsulated all of our influences and styles. The intro is a fresher sound for us - more relaxed and poppy - that our local listeners may be surprised to hear. The body of the song is our more typical psych-surf style to get new listeners familiar with our sound. While the ending is a drawn-out, heavy psychedelic climax to keep people wanting more.
Ratboys' newest album GN is the band's most focused and intriguing release to date. Though some songs were written almost 5 years back, there's an undeniable freshness to the collection that reflects a succinct, forward-moving vision. They've doubled down on the folksy "post-country" of previous releases and managed to tell better stories with stronger, catchier hooks.
Friday, July 14, 2017
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Their retro-futurist songs are drenched in echo, and built from guitars, French horn, piles of keyboards, drums and percussion.The band’s debut album Too Beautiful To Work was included on the long list for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize.
Lullabies For Insomniacs is pleased to present Yasuo Sugibayashi and The Mask Of The Imperial Family; a compilation of music from Mimic Records 1980-1982. Digital download includes 3 bonus tracks.
Yasuo began his musical journey playing guitar in a high school band, in 1980 after moving to Tokyo and immersing himself in various musical groups he founded Mimic Records. Inspired heavily by the art movements of the late 1970's, in particular the innovations of Brian Eno and David Cunningham he purchased a Roland System 100M. He was in search of a sound and the synthesizer had great potential. Simultaneously he had started experimenting with tape, playing with the tactility of the medium so he could understand how to best adapt it for his pieces.
Yasuo explored ancient ethnic music and wanted to combine his influences with daily experiences of city life. The short lived Mimic records was home to three of his solo releases, a self titled LP and two 7 inches, shortly after this period Yasuo went on to pursue other musical projects, in 1985 he was a founding member of the band Qujila which is still active today.
"Both profound and profoundly jaw dropping, the esoteric moves of this massively rare and insanely obscure 300 copy Japanese marvel have until now remained the sole preserve of a handful of heavyweight collectors. It's time to let the cat out of the bag on this one. The dankly cavernous and unsettling acid maneuvers of Dome circa their first three LP's (though absent vocals) are the nearest antecedent I can summon for the principal thrust of the sound here. So too, there's a ritualistic dimension to this stuff thats also a bit suggestive of something like Vasilisk or The Hybryds, though the arcane initiatory atmosphere here is far more penetrating that anything I've heard either of those two muster. Combine that with a Johan Hedran-like overlay of wafting, heat-warped systemic electronics and your at least in the general neighborhood, but these are only indicators pointing toward the occult sonic universe that The Mask Of The Imperial Family are enacting..." Mutant Sounds
The goal of this album was to create something that was beautiful to me. It was hard work, a lot of fun and I found out that the thing that makes making music so beautiful is the feeling of being completely free. As if music would give me a pair of wings. So.. "spread your wings and fly away with me…"