This great little label is cranking out solid diy indie punk… Real good.
Monday, January 29, 2018
Squill sheds their third superfluous "L" from the band name. Squilll -> Squill. This small but meaningful change is an indicator of the refinement and crystallization of the band's music and songwriting from the previous album "Daughters Of The Earth" to this brand new 9 song offering. While the title may appear to indicate an end, a death, or a denial, these songs in fact also emanate hope and pave way for renewal, a fresh start, a new beginning.
Portlander-turned-Pittsburgher Sara Renberg is a deft lyricist with jangly arrangements. Deadpan and vulnerable, straddling indie rock and indie folk, she creates a room for her listeners to live in, small worlds that envelop.
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Oddly melodic release out of Chicago
Sushi Backpack is the Chicago-based bedroom project of songwriter and guitarist Ben Austin. Joining are Gooey Fame on drums, Nikki Geslani on bass and vocals and Jen Lee on keyboards, for recording and playing live, with additional long-distance vocal support from Leanne Butkovic. Sushi Backpack draws inspiration from bands such as Rocketship, Die Fünf Freunde and Citrus, but the first band you might think of when you hear them might be Tullycraft.
Hailing from Northern Ontario, Rose-Erin Stokes' music is raw, honest and tells stories of love lost and silver linings. Her debut EP is full of vulnerable lyrics that give the listener a window into this songstress' heart. Her melodies range from ethereal pop to playful soul to toe tapping folk
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Cette jeune femme israélienne, multi-instrumentiste, parcourt depuis cinq ans les quatre coins du monde avec dans ses bagages d’étranges instruments. Ukulélé, Hang, tubes en plastiques, harmonica, mignonnettes d’alcool, jouets, genoux percussifs, tambourins s’entrechoquent dans une performance mélangeant chanson, musique du monde, jeu corporel et expression de l’instant.
SAX FOR MELODY came into existence as the reply to a challenge by a friend to make a track with a saxophone solo in it. I took up the challenge and in my mind at least, went one better by not only putting in a sax solo, but choosing to use a MIDI SAX keyboard sound to play it with!
~ "Breast and Vulture" was inspired by personification of "Nature" from "Iconologia" by Cesare Ripa (1560-1622). It was a very influential book containing emblematical representations of virtues, vices, passions and natural phenomena. Nature is depicted as a female figure with milk poring from her breasts and a vulture on her hand. This simple yet powerful image reaveals universal truth that life is accompanied by death, and death is accompanied by life. ~
Assembly Field is very pleased to welcome back anthéne (aka brad deschamps) to the label with this six track ambient album entitled 'astrid'. This is his second release on assembly field, his first being 'black carbon' back in 2016.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Sunday, January 21, 2018
You leave me alone with the neighborhood boys
And you don't even care what kind of trouble I'm getting into
You leave me alone with the neighborhood boys
And you don't even notice that my heart is always with you
There is a place where dreams come true
There is a place that nobady knows
A place where I go when I feel alone
Probably you will never know
Take me, take me where I belong
You won't change me anymore
There is a place
Friday, January 19, 2018
A homemade hybrid of creaking pop and basement rock, using an array of textural devices and hummed noise. Echo boxes, delay pedals, soft distortion dynamics and guitars with buzzing strings. There is drift and there is direction. Enjoys the sounds of Little Wings, Guided By Voices, Velvet Underground, Wedding Present, Television Personalities.
Thursday, January 18, 2018
The songs, like the artwork, explore the land and lives of this bit of the country and are drenched with a sense of nostalgia and memory. It’s well trodden ground for us but hopefully there’s a clarity and focus to this which warrants its title.
“We love smooth sounds, calm melodies and simple rhythms that relax, but make your right foot tap and your chin bounce on the beats. We are all in DYI: we record, mix, master and shoot our music videos ourselves, and we’re loving it!”
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Monday, January 15, 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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)~
"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