Monday, October 22, 2018

Termination Dust - Spectre Sport - 2018

Termination Dust (currently wrapping up their fall tour with Modest Mouse) have teamed with director/editor Emma Sheffer to create a moving video for the track "Spectre Sport," off their debut album, Familiar Eyes.

Voice of Aiko ‘PRESCRIPTION DREAM’ - 2018

'What drove us to launch this project was hearing the shocking statistics and stories about what potential harm medications prescribed by the doctor can cause and how easily this can be helped by us just talking about it more, allowing people to make informed choices. We hope that with this emotional song, Enya's stunning video, the artistic workshops and the weekly vlog we can raise awareness on this very important subject."

Self Evident - Lost Inside The Machinery - 2018

 Minneapolis trio Self-Evident have been kicking around the post-hardcore scene for over two decades. Their albums are jagged and viseral, but with a penchant for melodic atmospherics and hook worthy riffs. They've been praised by outlets like Exclaim!PunknewsRazorcake, and Scene Point Blank, and today we're excited to announce the release of their new record with New Noise, who have premiered the live video for title track, "Lost Inside The Machinery". 

Young the Giant - Superposition - 2018

Today, Young the Giant announce dates for their 2019 Mirror Master Tour in support of the new full-length album of the same name, released earlier this month via Elektra Records. Mirror Master includes recently released tracks "Simplify" and "Call Me Back", along with the musing single "Superposition". In addition to the newly announced show dates, the band is currently touring this fall across the US with LIGHTS as main support.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

City on Down - On My Way - 2018


“City on Down gave a touching explanation to the video, saying “‘On My Way’ is a song that encapsulates our decision to pursue this musical dream, and truly shows the emotion behind our journey that we hope continues forever. What started as a leap of faith between two hometown best friends has become this amazing full-time chase that we’re so thankful for every day. The music video takes all the incredible moments from our first ever tour and puts them together to show how much we bonded as a group, and showcases just how much fun we always have on this wild ride called life.” - Substream

Palberta - “Sound of the Beat” - 2018

Spiritualized® - Take Good Care Of It - 1993

1. Take Good Care Of It
2. I Want You
3. Medication
4. Angel Sigh
5. Walking With Jesus
6. Shine A Light (Clear Light/Clear Rush)
7. Smiles

British space rock legends Spiritualized will be releasing a new black vinyl edition of 'Fucked Up Inside'. Originally released in 1993 as a limited-edition mail order, this was the band's first official live release. 

Tom Boy - How To Become a Drug Dealer - 2018

The connection between our reckless dependency on relationships gone bad and the damaging withdrawal symptoms that they evoked became too clear to ignore. “How To Become a Drug Dealer” paints a picture of addiction, drawing parallels between the relationships of drug-abuser/dealer and people in deteriorating relationships.  

Saturday, October 20, 2018

the smallest one - on a sailboat - 2018

this is an album about home. i'm never sure whether a lasting feeling of home exists. it seems there's always something to hope for, despite the achievement of prior hopes, and it could be, i think, that hope is what keeps us from home. 

STAFFERS - live in omaha 4​/​22​/​2018

this is the document of a 5 week tour supporting anna mcclellan and her new album yes and no. we were about a week in when this was recorded. 

Minus the Bear - Fair Enough EP - 2018

Minus the Bear is a product of the first two decades of this century. From their first show in 2001 to their impending dissolution at the end of 2018, the Seattle band thrived on the musical awakening in the era of the mp3, the internet, poptimism, and the crosspollinations generated from an expanded consciousness of new music forms. 

Moaning Lisa - Do You Know Enough? - 2018

Moaning Lisa is the product of four Canberra-based music grads who find purpose in making loud noises together. Their music operates on the edge of the grunge genre: somewhere between composed restraint and fuzzed-out, life-affirming alternative rock. Moaning Lisa create an atmosphere entirely of their own, in their raucous live shows that see them consistently pack out venues across Australia's East Coast. 

orchid mantis - kulla sunset - 2018

dyl caught me off guard with how good it is. Lots of bands struggle to find a balance between atmosphere and accessible song structure, this knocked it out of the park and then some. Good dang ambient pop.

SOUL ISLAND - Ocean - 2018

With an array of musical influences behind his back ranging from Caribou to Brian Eno, Daniele’s expansive palette reaches far and wide to underground and now dissolved acts of ‘70s and  ‘80s such as Hüsker Dü or Fugazi, although Soul Island’s particular sound could be more comparable to a blend of electronica, chillwave, ambient-house and alt-pop, expanding on timbres similarly likened to MGMT, Everything Everything and other uniquely sculpted pop groups of the new dawn.

Sci-Fi Romance - "Voices" - 2018

Los Angeles-based alt-folk band Sci-Fi Romance’s new album 'Dreamers & Runaways" expands on the textured blend of folk, Americana, punk, and metal influences the band has showcased on its previous releases. It is also the record where the social consciousness that has run beneath the surface of much of the band’s work takes center stage.

Novo Amor - Utican- 2018

An integral factor within the release of this album has been the concept of sustainability. The ambitious and visually stunning video for the album's title track won acclaim from charities (including Greenpeace, Plastic Oceans & Surfers Against Sewage), awards (Best Video at the AIM Awards and nominated for Best Alternative Video at the MVAs) and viewers around the world for highlighting the monolithic problem of plastic in our oceans and as a result of the issues raised in this video, a conscious effort has been made on all sides to reduce the amount of plastic involved with bringing Birthplace into the world.

LUCA BLUEFIRE - Out into the Deep - 2018

Italian/danish producer and multi-instrumentalist Luca Bluefire has just published a new chillout record on the likes of Moby, M83, Air. 

LIGHT // SOUND - Panic In America - 2018

Daniel, a New Orleans native, has spent the majority of the last ten years touring and sharing his music across the US, Canada, Ireland, and England.  After Hurricane Katrina drove him from his hometown, he landed in Cork City, Ireland where he became the bass player for Indie Rock band Remma. The band was signed for a time to Morrissey’s Attack Records and recorded an EP produced by Noel Hogan of The Cranberries.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Eef Barzelay - This Flood Of Glory - 2018

Lisa/Liza - Momentary Glance - 2018

The six songs that make up Momentary Glance are expansive & trance-like, slowly unfurling over the course of forty-two minutes. The deep, natural reverb of hotel2tango & added atmospherics of Liza’s band mates create immersive environs for her patient guitar work & uniquely vulnerable vocals. Liza’s dreamlike lyrics often return to themes of winter, animals, nature as a source of reflection and the unwritten letter. 

Gentle Weirdos: Orindal Records Sampler Vol. 2 - 2018

"Gentle Weirdos" is the second free compilation album from Orindal Records. It (mostly) features tracks from Orindal's 2017 & 2018 releases. 

Monday, October 15, 2018

Destination Unknown, A Homage To The Smashing Pumpkins - 2018

any Smashing Pumpkins fan out there???

Sunday, October 14, 2018

soccer mommy - Henry / I'm On Fire - 2018

two nice sweet cover tracks out of Nashville...

modern folk trio band - the partisan - 2018

when they poured across the border 
i was cautioned to surrender 
this i could not do 
i took my gun and vanished. 

i have changed my name so often 
i've lost my wife and children 
but I have many friends 
and some of them are with me 

there were three of us this morning 
i'm the only one this evening 
but i must go on 
the frontiers are my prison 

an old woman gave us shelter 
kept us hidden in the garret 
then the soldiers came 
she died without a whisper 

oh, the wind, the wind is blowing 
through the graves the wind is blowing 
freedom soon will come 
then we'll come from the shadows 

Sunday, October 7, 2018

crushinglove - Die for the Drama - 2018

sadness blanketed in beauty… 

Tyler Burkhart - A time for everything - 2018

If you've never listened to Tyler on a cold autumn day, you should do that, right now!

Sidebar - I Heard the Night - 2018

beautiful music out of Mass…

Palodine - Lowborn - 2018

Palodine has been described as "a melancholic, yet intense and powerful experience". Band members Katrina Whitney (vocals,percussion) and Michael Aryn (guitars, multi-instumentalist) formed in 2007 in Seattle WA. 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

For Esme - Modern Love - 2018

“Whenever I find myself down in the well of self-loathing or in desperate need of affirmations, I always return to Joan Didion’s 1961 essay “On Self Respect”;” shares frontwoman Mar Meredith. “It is a bible of sorts for me — a map that leads back to myself. I wanted to create a similar signpost, for myself and others, to look at ourselves in the mirror and know: I am complete, I am in charge of my own life, I am responsible for my own mistakes and my own victories.“

Cat Power - 'Woman' - 2018

“Woman” follows in the vein of Cat Power’s best tracks, a quietly defiant song that asserts her own self-possession without having to yell it from the rooftops. Marshall sounds positively dangerous over a sashaying bass line—performed here by TV on the Radio’s Jaleel Bunton—while she spouts off sneak-disses like, “your money’s like a weapon, a tool to get me / you think I’m like the other ones / well, my money’s like a weapon, tool for me.” The word “woman” becomes both flippant tell-off and rallying cry, a way of saying, “I’m in charge here, chief. Your input is not needed.”

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Tomten - Viva Draconia - 2018

Tomten is a Baroque Pop band from Seattle, Washington, formed in 2010.

All Them Witches - "Diamond" - 2018

"ATW  is the latest album from All Them Witches, a Nashville psych-rock band that nods to Blue Cheer, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath and all manner of Seventies rock, yet doesn't fall into the standard traps that ensnare much of the Deep Purple-worshipping masses and every bell-bottomed guitar player to ever hit a fuzz pedal. Across eight new tracks, All Them Witches dabble in Moody Blues-esque psychedelic pop, Zeppelin-tinged blues and riffy hard rock, all while still somehow managing to sound fresh and original."

"Another 52-minute furnace blast of mind-bending rawk...
There are plenty of bands trying to capture this distressing atmosphere of dread, uncertainty and slowly enveloping darkness, but few do it with the class, subtlety and controlled intensity of All Them Witches. Five albums in, they are confident in their abilities and seem poised for a remarkable future."
-American Songwriter

The Desert - Gone - 2018

“’Gone’ is about losing something or someone abruptly and how that can make you go a bit crazy. Gina’s voice is quite hoarse in the recording, which helps convey the desperation& frustration. There’s also a kind of excitement in that ‘fuck it’ feeling. The track is overall more positive than negative with each chorus ending ‘but I’ll find somewhere to put it’”.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Greg Laswell - Will Not Resign - 2018

such beautiful despair…

There is a universality to Next Time and at no point does Laswell seem narcissistic or self-centered. Rather, the themes of redemption, frustration with progress, or the clarity of introspection are conspicuous in their commonality.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Untitled Love Songs, A Tribute To Moose - 2018

Perhaps this was the most difficult project to have been conceived. Mainly for the mysteries and secrets surrounding the trajectory of perhaps the most obscure and unfortunately forgotten band of the original shoegaze generation, Moose

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Sadclub - Oww, My Feelings - 2018

nice release, doesn't demand too much rather soothes your indie rock tendencies…

Julia Kent & Jean D.L. - The Great Lake Swallows - 2018

The album is an aching, ambient wonderland that ensues beauty at every turn. It was built as a whole and, indeed, should be consumed as a whole. The repetition is hypnotising, a lulling sense of calm entwined in hints of unease that flows seamlessly in and out of sleepy melodies and broken drones. Unfolding over a brief twenty-six minutes, The Great Lake Swallows cannot out-stay its welcome. Everything contained within feels necessary, each movement informing the next, a conversation between two outstanding musicians.

Futura Synk - Broken Town - 2018

“There’s a place where lovers go, to cry their troubles away…” 
Ricky Nelson – Lonesome Town 

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Alice Merton - Why So Serious - 2018

Platinum-selling English born, German-based singer-songwriter Alice Merton has released her most commercial and exciting single to date with ‘Why So Serious’,  which currently is at 4.3 Million worldwide streams, plus an intriguing official video taken from her upcoming and much-anticipated debut album ‘Mint’

tiny deaths- "Don't Let Go" - 2018

"...the group returns with a new release, Magic, that advances the musical cause, creating new nuances and exhilarating new musical climates for the pair."
- PopMatters

"Vocalist Claire de Lune makes glistening pop magic against Grant Cutler's electro-beats."
- Billboard

“Tiny Deaths' Grant Cutler masterminds the group's lush and brooding soundscapes, while Claire de Lune's gorgeous, ethereal voice lends the songs a poignancy and power.”
- The 405

"“Always,” is a soaring and swooning pop anthem." 
- A.V. Club

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Water From Your Eyes - All a Dance - 2018

Water From Your Eyes is Nate Amos and Rachel Brown 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Timeshare - Intra​/​Extra - 2018

Music For Sleep - Infinite Loops: A Song For Quiet Wednesday Nights - 2018

Tom Rimshot Dimly lit corners in an ornately decorated but empty dining room. Thick reams of curtains block off the windows, and the last strains of purple sunset bleed through the edges of the cloth. A glass ashtray sits on a white table, lined with gold floral adornments - a half-smoked cigarette still smoldering in it. The slow lines of grey billow up in the darkness and disappear into a black ceiling that may as well be the abyssal void of space.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Spirit Fest - Anohito - 2018

Supergroup built around acclaimed Japanese duo, Tenniscoats. Featuring members of Notwist, Jam Money and Joasihno.

cave people - Salt - 2018

subtle singer songwriter charting his course towards solitude...

Fall 2018 Sampler

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Alison Cotton - All Is Quiet At The Ancient Theatre - 2018

A solo project in the truest sense, viola, recorder, percussion and mesmerising voice are the instruments in Alison’s orchestra as she takes the stage at the Ancient Theatre. Rich sound breaks the stillness. Drone dreams seep through sepia photographs. Nothing here now but the improvised recordings, captured on two sides of cassette tape. 

j.knife - New Hobby (2018, demo)

Oh wow another shit one I wrote 
Oh wow why don't I give up and go 
Oh wow thought it could work this time 
Oh wow letting you down’s my new hobby 

My new hobby 

Oh wow I messed up the chords again 
Oh wow my lyrics don’t feel the same 
Oh wow since when did I use the drums 
Oh wow letting you down’s my new hobby 

My new hobby 

and I don’t think about it anymore

Michael Cera - Best I Can (feat. Sharon Van Etten) - 2018

was it a dream we shared? 
or was I half awake 
once in the night you took my hand, I know you're still with me 

listen to how the trees 
tap on our windowpane 
no matter what the case may be I'll always be right here 

all I needed was your love 
I'll be with you through and through 
tell me that you love me so 
I will always do the best I can for you 

sometimes it's like a plane 
passing the golden sun 
rains wash away the afterglow 
puddles evaporate 

all I needed was your love 
I'll be with you through and through 
I know that you love me so 
I will always do the best I can for you

wished bone - cellar belly - 2018

such simplicity such melody… excellent stuff out of VT - connects me to a place where I can feel authentic expression…

Woolen Men - Post - 2018

News Paper The perfect combination of creativity and simplicity and not just another band piling on pedals to hide their boring, badly written songs. They know exactly where to rein it in and exactly where to insert a bass line, a fill, or a groovy guitar noodle to make you involuntarily air drum. Thoughtful and relatable.