May 31, 2017

Paper Trail Records - Choice - 2017

Following on from our 2015 Mental Health Day Compilation, Thanks for Listening, we decided to work together with a cause closer to home. We asked some of our favourite artists here in Ireland, and further abroad, to contribute an unreleased outtake, b-side or live version to be compiled and the response was wonderfully overwhelming. We're really proud of this release, and think it showcases some wonderful talent as well as highlighting how close a cause this is to peoples' hearts. 

Every sale goes to The Abortion Support Network through Paypal, so you can be assured that your donations are being put to good use. Big thank you to Ben Dillon, Anna at Repeal, Andrew at Bandcamp and Mara at ASN for making this happen, and to all the artists that donated songs - we're forever in your debt. 

gorgeous bully - great blue - 2017

recorded in a morning on my phone

May 30, 2017

thanks for coming - thanks for having me - 2017

pretty much just the sound of small children crying with the ambient sound of rain in the background

Bitchin Bajas & Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Epic Jammers and Fortunate Little Ditties - 2016

missed this one… but found you now!

May 27, 2017

RONNY MORRIS - All About Love - 2017

The new single is entitled “All About Love” and was recorded and produced in Stockholm in collaboration with the Swedish producer Adam Kviman (Jewel, Eagle Eye Cherry) and is featuring the Czech National String Harmonic. The native Danish artist Ronny Morris's music, has been aired on major TV shows such like One Tree Hill, Brothers and Sisters and Ghost Whisperer, and this single is the new single taken from his debut album titled “Sweet Silence” which will be released October 2017. 

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RONNY MORRIS / All About Love / Live Strings Recordings Prague

Coucheron - HIGH BY THE RIVERSIDE (feat. ARY) - 2017

"I’ve been fortunate to work a lot with ARY this past year, mostly on her stuff. But in this case we both felt this would be a song for me. I immediately bonded with the storytelling in this song, and felt it belonged in my universe, so I did my best to compliment her beautiful vocals."

Burkini Beach - Supersadness Intl. - 2017

The arrangements on "Supersadness Intl." are deliberately meager and instrumentation is kept sparse. „I wanted to avoid falling into the kitsch trap at all costs“, says Maier. „With singer-songwriter / acoustic-guitar-stuff it's always a thin line between cheesy and okay.“ In this case, a claustrophobic gem emerged, which is reminiscent of genre heroes like Elliott Smith, Mark Kozelek or Sufjan Stevens. "Supersadness Intl." is an atmospherically dense work of sometimes painful intensity, which Maier, however, can always break open with mischievous pleasure and with the use of textual and musical pointers.

Old S Resort - Melt Me Down single - 2017

Old S Resort is based in Oslo, Norway and was formed in the spring of 2016.
influencers; Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Tame Impala, Mac DeMarco, Grimes and Blood Orange

Tiny Eyes - EP - 2017

Tiny Eyes’ self-titled EP is his first major solo outing and it’s a resoundingly consistent and accomplished effort. Fitting nicely into the space that Tobias Jesso Jr re-opened for candid retro piano pop, Tiny Eyes is a heavy-lidded reverie through the mind of its maker. Heartfelt melodies entwine languorously with artful rhymes and psychedelic production to make a dream tapestry that’s on the one hand maximal and immersive, and on the other considered and spacious. Fuelled by a literary eye for juxtaposition and imagism, the stories on this EP move through tales of the morning after the night before (‘Fifteen Feet Of Snow’) to creativity itself (‘Golden Thread) via meditations on love and selfhood (‘Falling’ and ‘Tiny Eyes’). For a first effort Tiny Eyes is the sound of an artist already arriving fully-formed and with a clear and unified vision of the creative road ahead.

This Is Lorelei - Better To Be Down And Around - 2017

written/recorded/mixed/mastered by nate amos 
march 9-10 and 17, 2017 at pallet sound in chicago, il 

Eef Barzelay - Fan Chosen Covers (songs we hate) - 2017

two covers done only the way Eef can…

May 26, 2017

Blood Cultures - Happy Birthday - 2017

Cattle - Slow Sailor EP - 2017

Following up on their powerful debut from a couple years back, Tokyo's Cattle have given us another winner with their second EP, "Slow Sailor". It starts off deceptively gentle with the lovely midtempo "Sherbet", but then kicks it into high gear with a trio of instant hits, including a very spirited rendition of Ride's classic, "Twisterella", before closing off with the midtempo (but still punchy) title track. Musically, they remind me a lot of Ringo Deathstarr and the noisier side of Pia Fraus, with confident female vocals over crunchy guitars, and a whole lot of melody ringing throughout. This is seriously some of the best dreampop I've heard in a while!

Darren Hayman - Thankful Villages Volume 2 - 2017

 Thankful Village is a village where every soldier returned alive from World War I. The writer, journalist and educator Arthur Mee coined the term ‘Thankful Village’ in his series of guidebooks, The King’s England in the 1930s. Darren Hayman visited each of the 54 Thankful Villages and, focussing on village life, made a piece of music and a short film for every one. Some take the form of instrumentals inspired by the location, some are interviews with village residents set to music, others are new songs with lyrics or found local traditional songs.

May 22, 2017

gorgeous bully - HOLSTEN - 2017

bedroom pop | DIY | lo-fi

May 20, 2017

adult mom - Soft Spots - 2017


It's For Us - Come With Me - 2017

Riff ladened Swedish indie pop with gorgeous female vocals powering this music from within.

Peaness - Are You Sure? - 2017

Female driven indie pop… Jangle yourself through the day!

May 18, 2017

Jason Bajada - Blondie / In What World Do You Savages Live Where You Thought I'd Be Cool? - 2017

singer songwriter | indie

May 14, 2017

METRIC - Mother - 2013

James Shaw and Emily Haines of METRIC cover John Lennon's "Mother" at The Magic Shop Recording Studio in New York City.

Phosphorescent - This Land Is Your Land - 2017

Somebody out there on the internet had made a collage of footage 
Of thousands of folks singing this song together at Bernie Sanders rallies 
Voices raised together in a spirit of generosity; 
Then juxtaposed it with footage from Trump rallies from that time 
People punching, spitting, yelling 
So much hate and anger 
So much ugliness; 
Everyone at ease with the empty mean-ness of it all; 
Everyone agreeing on impotent vile-ness 
As basic human-ness 

May 11, 2017

lotte kestner - best of covers '16​-​'17 - 2017

A wonderful collection of angelic covers spanning over a couple years…

May 9, 2017

Kevin Morby - City Music - 2017

The record is a collection of ten songs, a Germs cover and a Flannery O'Conor passage read by my friend Meg Baird, inspired by and devoted to my metropolitan experience across America. It is a mix-tape, a fever dream, a love letter dedicated to those cities that I cannot get rid of, to those cities that are all inside of me.

Girlpool - Powerplant - 2017

"This music video is a meta-narrative nightmare exploring the power dynamics and manipulation behind an insincere candidness," director Phillip Steiger told The FADER over email.

The big story on Powerplant is that Tividad and Tucker, once a guitar-and-bass-only duo, have added drums for the first time. This new bombast arrives less than a minute into “123”. The drums, however, remain mixed well below their guitars throughout the record, as if to indicate that even when adding, the duo takes away. The energy of the band, historically and here, relies on the dynamism and vulnerability of Tividad and Tucker – the way they lean toward each other in high-wire harmonies and life-affirming chord resolutions. CoS

May 7, 2017

Remington super 60 - Indie pop for kids vol.1 - 2017

This is lovely, childish indie-pop for people off all ages.

Enderby's Room - 2017

Enderby’s Room is fiddle player Dan Mayfield, once from rural Lincolnshire, but he has now found home living in London. His folk tinged songs reflect on his traditional folk upbringing. Mayfield has played violin for many artists including Daniel Johnston, Darren Hayman, The Wave Pictures, Allo Darlin’ and the Belles of London City morris dancers. 

HPSTR GEMS - May 2017

10-song playlist featuring underground indie artists 

Perfume Genius – No Shape - 2017

The way that I ultimately made sense of the sonic progression of No Shape’s 13 tracks came through seeing the album as a night out in a dark, twisted, and wonderful wonderland, with the progression of tones and energies tracking through the intoxicating highs and into the deliriously honest haze of the early morning. CoS

Pregnancy - First Kiss - 2017

Inspired by disco-infused, post-punk of the late 70s to early 80s, 'First Kiss' combines lush synths with angular guitar and a four-to-the-floor groove that brings to mind the rock solid rhythm section of Talking Heads’ Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz. 

May 2, 2017

BABY! - Pick Me - 2017

Mike Suh breezy tunes full of earworms. kaley crafts the kinds of jams warm weather memories are made of

Little Lunch - 2017

The debut release from Canberra's Little Lunch. The three piece showcase their clever blend of garage punk that tackles themes of accidental lunch box swaps and the elimination of skater boys.

Weed - Born Wrong Love - 2017

trashton - homes - 2017

bedroom pop | DIY | acoustic

May 1, 2017

Mi Mye - Methadone Church - 2017

Identically dressed child twins look away from their mother as blood falls down over her top lip. Addicts call the Methodist church in Armley the methadone church.