Monday, January 15, 2018

cavetown - LEMON BOY - 2018

Think I just found another Ben Lee's Grandpaw Would.

fuvk - ghosted | fragmented - 2018

beautiful yet subtle female vocals streamed together with strings of simplicity...

Wrecked - Drum Songz 2 (Migraine Thought) - 2018

Erik Wangsvick returns with a new volume of WRECKED music for Patient Sounds (this is the 4th cassette of WRECKED music we have released). Recorded quite some time ago, before a move across country, from Colorado to New York City, this collection of fractured scrap yard junk pop and plunderphonic ambient noise is WRECKED and sharper than ever. Earnest and weird, full of fragmentary hooks and melodies and looming trashbarrel echoes. Ultimately damaged but loveable, like a rescue pet or a brilliant caveman. An outsider firmly aware of the limitations of normalcy, and unshakably comfortable making striking work with garbage. A bowerbird building a scrappy domicle from Radioshack trash. A note-worthy step forward in the evolution of this long-running rummage.

Cinchel - A Sad Study in Temporal Dissonance - 2018

A Chicago ambient/drone fixture, the music of Cinchel focuses on texture and melody as story-telling devices in wordless music. A Sad Study in Temporal Dissonance finds Cinchel channeling guitar and electronics into complex compositions that both charm and elude listeners. Melodic waves sway across fields of bristling texture and languid rustling. A clock never runs out, but time vanishes before our very eyes. Chimes and bells mark the breeze with their tolling, their story telling, their time in memoriam. 

Joey Nebulous - high on daddy's day - 2017

Oddly beautiful in delivery and melody...

the modern folk - indica - 2018

a guide to the sounds of entheogenic plants

Unlikely Friends - Crooked Numbers - 2018

Unlikely Friends is Charles Bert (Math and Physics Club), D. Crane (BOAT), Chris McFarlane (Jigsaw Records) and a rotating cast of thousands that currently includes Mark McKenzie (BOAT), Jackson Long (BOAT), and Ethan Jones (Math and Physics Club).

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Terry - Remember Terry - 2017

After returning from summer 2016's European tour, Terry set about writing a new album of songs. These are now grouped together as 'Remember Terry', an album full of wish fulfilment, critiqued characters, memorial muscle and historical hustle.

Sky Faction - 2017

This 5 piece band draws influence from anime, twee, shoegaze and mom and dad's old vinyl record collection.

Killer Bee - Otaku - 2016

I named the album 'Otaku' to poke fun at myself and my love for anime/Japan. It also falls in line with Lofi Hip Hop's obsession with the anime aesthetic. I always joke with my friends that I'm a step away from getting a body pillow. I also wanted to explore the stigma behind it and question its definition. I don't think people should judge each other so harshly. 

fog lake / euphoria again - 2018 split

awakebutstillinbed - what people call low self​-​esteem is really just seeing yourself the way that other people see you - 2018

Tara Stark Raw, unfiltered angst in musical form. You don't have to see yourself in these words for them to resonate with you. And a variety of dynamic gives me chills more than simple-instrumentation punk has any business doing.

Marika Hackman (7 Layers Session) - 2018

The Naked Sun - Do You Wanna Dance? - 2018

“Do You Wanna Dance” will make its way into your soul and you’ll find comfort in the soothing rhythm; in the choruses—and that soaring solo—you’ll find pure electricity.

Duran Duran - Girls on Film - 1979 Demo - 2017

The Rare Debut Recordings with The Original Version of Girls on Film! 

The historic unreleased demo recordings by ‘80s new wave icons Duran Duran featuring the group’s early frontman Andy Wickett alongside Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor! 

Includes the original version of the smash hit single “Girls On Film” plus “See Me Repeat Me,” which would later become “Rio,” and 2 other songs that the group shopped around to various labels, eventually signing with EMI! 

Totally Mild - Today Tonight - 2017

Today Tonight is two and a half minutes of soaring pop bliss, with a lustrous video directed by KEWL’s Tobias Willis, referencing cinematic classics of faded glamour and isolation like Sunset Boulevard and A Woman Under the Influence. 

Friday, January 12, 2018

Weird Bloom - Blisstonia - 2018

 Rome, Italy’s Weird Bloom (previously Weird Black) release the new album odyssey of otherworldly audio adventures with Blisstonia. Luca di Cataldo’s band introduce the follow-up to their debut Hy Brazil describing the realization of the album as one big effort.

Courtney Farren - You - 2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Go Ahead - In Harms Way EP - 2017

Fronted by Kyna Wise, daughter of Ray Wise (“Twin Peaks”), The Go Ahead is definitely finding its stride. The seven years plus band has always had a funky delicious blend of rock ‘n’ soul, but after being together so long, their synchronicity is as vibrant and beautiful as a freshly blooming flower after the rain. Their latest release In Harm’s Way truly establishes their knack for capturing a mood and riding that wave of feelings into lyrical finesse.

"[The Go Ahead] have embraced the fact that they love different sounds and rebel against being placed in a box. Each of the band members brings a different talent and collectively they combined all their uniqueness to create a sound that will propel beyond the norm into their own stratosphere."

~The Urban Release | October 10, 2016 (cover story)~

We Are Parasols - Inertia - 2017

"Add a cauldron, Curve, Bloody Knives, darkwave, Nine Inch Nails, Wolfgang Press, and mix everything up nicely. The result is We Are Parasols. Their sound really goes far beyond genres and subgenres, exuding modernity.... This seems as if an obscure Beggars Banquet's album. 'Inertia' is one of the records of the year, inspiring and instigating us with its mix of shadows and dreamery" – The Blog That Celebrates Itself

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Calligraphist - Crossroads single - 2018

Calligraphist is a Bulgarian artist based in Manchester, UK. He is primarily known for his lyricism and presence in the Underground Hip-Hop scene. Winner of Kool G Rap's emcee competition at age 20. 

Monday, January 8, 2018

American Pleasure Club - i blew on a dandelion and the whole world disappeared - 2017

DT BR Upon hearing the rippling nylon-string cascades that open this album, coloured by the traditions of romantic and blues music, I am dismayed to conclude that not only is Sam Ray a versatile and eclectic composer and producer across a range of electronics-adjacent genres, he is also a strong songwriter and gun guitarist. It doesn't seem right for so much talent to intersect in a single being. I try to console myself with the fact that his singing isn't as effortlessly confident as other areas, but have to admit that his untrained vocal performance has an immediacy that, rather than detract from it, throws the beauty of the melodies into even sharper relief. Bitterly I console myself by listening to this beautiful record a second time through, and imagining that Sam Ray is a terrible dancer.

Johnny Utah - 2018

a definite road trip soundtrack….

Sandcastle - Garnet; or, Swan but Not Forgotten (An Occult Romance) - 2018

“To the average layman garnet is the name for a low-priced red gemstone, a gemstone which is cut as small stones fashioned as ‘roses’, as the bohemian garnets were so prominently used in Victorian jewellery; or stones cut with dome-shaped forms as in the so-called ‘carbuncles’. Garnet is, however, a much more important gemstone than this…” 
--Webster, in Gems: their Sources, Description, and Identification.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Freschard and Stanley Brinks - MIDNIGHT TEQUILA - 2017

All songs written by Freschard & Stanley Brinks 
recorded in Berlin in october 2017 

Stanley Brinks : voice, guitars, bass, sopranino, alto, baritone saxophones, clarinet, mantoura, ocarina, baglamas, fiddlele 

Freschard : voice, drums, percussions 

CHOIR : Anders Bundgaard, Alexandra Aquilina, Jean-Baptiste Brutelle, David Deery, Fabio Thieme, Daniel Brown and Daniel Borg 

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Courtney Farren - Mrs. Darkside - 2018

I thought I fell 
I didn't fall 
I simply stumbled 
I thought I ran 
turned out I walked 
and I got last place 
humbled by the only time I 
felt that I'd disappointed everyone but me 
cus last place seemed like a funny trophy 

Friday, January 5, 2018

DenMother - Now It All Comes - 2018

Inspired by the soft repetitive humming of machines, rain dripping from the eaves trough, infatuation and the broken heart that come with infatuation, warrior drums, and the tingling feeling you get when someone breathes on the back of your neck.

Daniel Romano - Human Touch - 2018

Stav G - "My Sheltered Room" - 2018

Fresh from recently relocating to New York CityStav G is releasing her new single "My Sheltered Room" to coincide with the move. The track offers a scathing attack on the machinations of war and an open desire for dialogue and coexistence amongst people. All this is delivered with her signature mix of venom and melody.  

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Joe Brown - Post​-​Youth Depression - 2017

Joe comments "Post-Youth Depression is a retrospective euphoria of the days you can only appreciate when they're gone. It's about friends, living in a shit town and the acceptance of whatevers to come."

VOX LOW - 2018

“There seemed a strange stillness over everything; but as I listened I heard as if from down below in the valley the howling of many wolves. The Count’s eyes gleamed, and he said: ‘Listen to them—the children of the night. What music they make!’” 
Dracula. Bram Stocker. 1897. 

lotte kestner - home​/​sea​/​tennessee - 2018

performed/engineered by anna-lynne williams. 
songs by ron sexsmith and azure ray recorded in 2015 for kickstarter. 
neutral milk hotel cover recorded december 2017. 

McCafferty - Forest Life - 2017

bley this album is fantastic, great lyrics, understandable and relatable stories with fitting music. I don't really have to words to say the usefulness it has provided me. đŸ”„ Favorite track: Yours, Mine, Hours.

heyyeahhihello McCafferty has a unique talent in simplicity with is raw, uncontained emotional outbursts. It needs no poetic undertone to feel and relate to the inner workings of Nick's mind. Favorite track: Floorboards.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

talons' - After Talons' - 2017

An album about looking back because looking forward is too confusing in such a weird world. Songs about the strange melancholy of mid-30s contentment, a sadness that is only kept from descending into raw despair by having a partner to stare into the darkness with.

Courtney Farren - Go Easy - 2017

no I've never been in love so for me this is a lot could you take it at my pace or is that too elementary? 
and of course I'm not surprised by that look in your eyes 
never mind it I can handle it oh I have just lied to you 
you're the most beautiful thing I've ever seen and imma love you either way but please 

go easy go easy 

Jeff Rosenstock - POST- 2018

Clara Engel - Stars, Reptiles, Microorganisms - 2018

All pieces improvised on electric guitar by Clara Engel, except "The Water is Wide," a rendition of an old Scottish folk song.