One Fine Day means that life is too short to be sad or get caught up in too many details. Many of the songs are saying "Get up, go live your life" despite worries and concerns." – Sam and Matthew Hellman
Friday, June 15, 2018
One's To Watch wrote "In 'Fantasy Du Jour,'...Cold Fronts delivers the same distinct, yet playful surf rock sound that has secured their fan base. Now, the band has released a video to accompany the song’s hypnotizing bass and melting vocals."
Third Man is absolutely ecstatic to be releasing the excellent live document of (Sandy) Alex G's Blue Room performance. Recorded on the 2018 US tour supporting his critically-acclaimed album Rocket (Pitchfork Best New Music) and not long after a notable feature on Frank Ocean's album Blonde, this standalone LP is his first live set to be captured and made widely available for his very loyal fan base to enjoy.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
I wanna line my walls with photographs you sent
Of you lying in your swimsuit on the bed
Can’t live without your love inside me now
I’ll find a way to slip into your skin somehow
I wanna fuck your love slow
Catch my heart, go swim
Feel your lips crush
Hold you here my loveliest friend
I love to watch you when you’re trying on your clothes
& now you’re all I think about when I’m alone
Can’t wait to feel your love inside me now
We’ll have a drink or two & we’ll go to your house...
"The airy melody of the love song is soft yet strong, stringing together the messages of pain and memories of past relationships. With each lyric, the soft-spoken music group brings you back to that first moment of falling in love and the aftermath that follows behind it."
"Tender like your lover's hand wrapped around your ankle as he naps next to you on the couch; sad like that last fuck when you both know it's over; smutty because the private language between two is a code that keeps outsiders in the dark."
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Scattered Clouds is the sound of post apocalyptic romanticism. The Hull, Québec experimental outfit manages to walk the razor thin line between cacophony and delight underscoring auto-fictional narratives with brooding rhythm, cavernous vocals, and precise noise. Terse retro-synthetic soundscapes call to mind the works of Vangelis or Tangerine Dream, paired with the uneasy ecstasy of Suicide or the tense, thundering underbelly of Liars. The fog and lo-fi static of their sound makes for a mood that is mysterious and entrancing, like neon-lights or driving down an unlit back road at night.
Friday, June 8, 2018
Thursday, June 7, 2018
"It's a self-deprecating riff on tropes that marked music videos from the late '80s and early '90s, with exaggerated camera work and visual effects and paint splattering every which way for no particular reason," they said of the video. "It's done in such a way that it shows they know how obvious their influences are, and they can laugh at themselves about it - something useful when you're trying to navigate growing up."
Inspired by the ethereal 90s trip-hop movement/00’s downtempo society, spearheaded by Lamb/Portishead/Bonobo as well as her own involvement in the cinematic world of dance, Uma E. Fernqvist is setting herself up as an artist with great passion and a true eye for captivating rhythm, bringing together a mix of blissful instrumentation and pulsing percussion.
Friday, June 1, 2018
The Hunted Hare is the solo project from Dennis Kane, a composer and multi-instrumentalist from Washington, DC. His work is informed equally by early classical music, electronic and minimal music.
Debut album provides an enlightening experience, full of atmospheric, electro-pop waves
and sonic exploration; premiered on PopMatters
"With nostalgia at its core, Faded Blue is a clever coupling of psychedelic and dream-pop that effortlessly sinks its sonic sound into the minds of its listener, establishing scenes of the past that drift in and out of focus as the EP progresses."
-Adrian Vargas, Atwood Magazine
Thursday, May 31, 2018
All songs were written and recorded by Lachlan Denton, except 'Boundary Rider', which was written by Rober Forster and Grant McLennan. It appeared the Go-Betweens final album, 'Oceans Apart'.
A native of Northern Ontario, Reed has undertaken many creative ventures and this album, his second as a solo act, is the most recent. 'Dark Areas of Description', in comparison to Reed’s previous album The November Gales, is a journey through uncharted waters while simultaneously being true to his folk roots.
When speaking about the song, guitarist Larry LaLonde says, "To get the vibe of recording a Beanpole song, you have to place yourself in a secluded farm valley full of mutant hillbillies trying to recreate melodies that were found on a broken record of Disneyland ride music."
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
At its most abstract Cliffhanger is a sonic soundscape evocative of the soundtrack music of a 1960's John Frankenheimer thriller, these are set in contrast with touching and expansive minimal acoustic ballads included here. Still Smiling', 'Final World War' and Yamanoha's cover of The Misfit’s 'Hybrid Movement' are highlights on an LP which is both nostalgic and contemporary in equal measure.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Formed in 1985 by former Bauhaus members Daniel Ash (vocals, guitar and saxophone), David J (bass guitar and vocals) and Kevin Haskins (drums and synthesisers)......hmmmm well, you already know the whole story, right? So the only thing I'd like to say is, who doesn´t like Love & Rockets, isn´t a good person .
This project is dedicated to all the bands that make this a delicious and tasty tribute, and of course, special project dedicated to Mr.Ash, Mr. J. and Mr. Haskins.
With love and respect,
Monday, May 28, 2018
R When listening to new music like this I feel fortunate to live in an age when young women with large creative brains have liberty and access to adequate tools for expressing their formidable talents. And I've heard these four are yet mere young sprouts in life, from which I expect in the future a lush garden to grow. Looking forward to their next recordings. (Don't miss their Denture Adventure while you're grazing.)
Righteous Woman is a feminist awakening and excavation of the voices within. Inside a retro-tinged electro dreamscape both soft and snarling, Martha Meredith invokes the urgent and personal to reflect on and reposition the multitudes of womanhood, to push back against the patriarchy, to offer the possibility of living on one's own terms.
i started making music bc i wanted to make it.. not any other reason. it felt necessary to make it - not to share it, not to sell it, not to do anything with it, just to have something exist that wouldn't otherwise, unless i made it exist.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Released in celebration of the one year anniversary of Adult Mom’s critically acclaimed sophomore LP, Soft Spots, these 9 demo tracks are stripped down and straightforward, yet equally as moving and powerful as the fully orchestrated songs they would eventually become. Intimate, deeply personal and without pretense, Soft Spots (Demos) showcases what Adult Mom’s Stephanie Knipe can do with their voice, a guitar and an iPhone.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
it's summer so i chose a summery album cover but if you'll remember from last summer i don't like the summer very much
last three solo songs about self-love before the full band album
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Libertino are proud to announce the release of the first ever single by Papur Wal. ‘Siegfried Sassoon’ will be out on May 4th. Recorded by the band’s friends Mellt, the single will also contain a remix/collaboration of the track with North Wales funk, psychedelic sonic explorers Pasta Hull. It’s quite a journey!
BATTS, the alias of Tanya Batt follows 2017’s '62 Moons' EP (released to blog support and airplay from Radio 1, KCRW in the U.S. and Australia’s Triple J) with ‘Shame’, her debut move in the UK. She has recently performed her first shows over in the UK, ticking off two supports with The Fader-approved Cub Sport, as well as picking up press comparisons to the likes of Angel Olsen, Courtney Barnett, Mazzy Star and Sharon Van Etten.
Isador is the multimedia project of Queens-based artist Warren Heller, who today releases his new video for "Jungle".
“I was incredibly bored growing up in New Jersey. I didn’t connect with anything or anyone at school. I couldn’t find anyone interested in the things I was interested in; I was stranded. Music became my escape. I would stay up all night creating these crap beats, reading and watching everything I could to learn about music production.”
Sunday, May 13, 2018
References to dreams abound on Floating Features. “Loose Teeth” catalyzes nightmare fuel into a propulsive, intentionally-disorienting collision of honeyed harmonies and Takeshi Terauchi-esque jetstreams of distorted surf guitar. “Mean Dream” unsurprisingly mines dream- state imagery, and the lyrics and melody for “Walking Into the Sun” actually came to Cleveland during a particularly-vivid night of deep sleep. Looming over the album’s coterie of surreal figures (gargantuan cicadas, a monstrous “Creature,” The Sun King, aliens, the titular “Lonely Dozer”) is the magnificent “Greed Machine,” a skulking, insatiable engine of consumption- -Nathanael West’s “business of dreams” fearsomely manifested.
Katie Crutchfield’s southern roots are undeniable. The name of her solo musical project Waxahatchee comes from a creek not far from her childhood home in Alabama and seems to represent both where she came from and where she’s going.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
"Her hair was unkempt, frazzled, as though she'd been trying to tear it out by the roots, and her face seemed shapeless, blank. But maybe it was the distance or the strange light, because as she came towards me, moving coldly, disdainfully, yet dreamily, not as a body but as shifting shimmering light, she seemed to grow in stature and her years dropped away. She walked like a good politician, simulating dignity, self-assurance, humility. Already practicing probably for the last walk to follow."
-The Public Burning