Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Our Girl - 2018


Fox Academy - absent - 2018



light is blinding 
i don’t care 
i don’t care 
absent minded 
I’m not there 
i’m not there 
i wore my mask 
today 
i play my favorite game 
i put my hands over my face 
forget my name 

Men I Trust - Show Me How - 2018



Show me how you care, 
Tell me how you were loved before 
Show me how you smile, 
Tell me why your hands are cold 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

fuvk - time series (2018)


delicate and breezy vocals float across every infectious song

Dub Affairs Vol​.​III (2018)



Zoe Boekbinder & Dustin Hamman - Among Horses II (2018)



It’s a long and bumpy road to Mas Casanova. The hills are covered with old horses. Grazing, shivering in the cold wind of early winter. 

Girl Ray - The Way We Came Back (2018)


Madison Acid and TV Girl - Maddie Acid's Purple Hearts Club Band (2018)


"What shall I say further? Shall I not stop short and leave to your imaginations to portray the tragic deeds of war? Is it not enough that I here leave it to the unexperienced to fancy the hardships, the anxieties, the dangers, even of the best life of a soldier? 
My companions taxed me with presumption and folly, but I was determined, then and always, not to be a coward." 
-Deborah Sampson 

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Her Skin - Find a Place to Sleep (2018)



R In a sweet voice (with a charming accent) Sara Ammendolia delivers her own upbeat tunes accompanied by different instrumental combos. Apparently this is her first full-length album, but don't miss her earlier work. 

Young Statues - Amarillo (2018)



L. Valerie - Arranged Marriage (2018)



"The material collected here in this short release was half written on the fly, half slowly gathered in my subconscious over several weeks at the end of 2017. Last year was quite the adventure in personal growth for me. The cover I created for this release was collaged out of a sewing manual from the 1960s that the generations before me might have put to its intended purpose.. but I named this record in honor of my independence from old ideas, so here's to a better use." -L. Valerie 

Songs of Pat Ament (2018)


In 1971, at the age of 25, Pat Ament self-released his debut album, Songs By Pat Ament, in a very limited run for friends and local shops. The album is sparse and moody, conjuring a space not unlike the one that Songs Of Leonard Cohen occupies, featuring Ament on Wurlitzer with a jazz drummer and a guitarist alternating between acoustic and electric. It’s dark and at times forlorn, with meditations on yearning and loss and love. It’s ideal long-night-of-the-soul music. The lyricism evokes Dylan, Cohen, Tim Hardin and Bill Fay. 

Friday, February 23, 2018

Lowpines - In Silver Halides (2018)



“poised and mysterious and it contemplates oblivion” The New York Times 

"one of the world’s most criminally underrated singer/songwriters." The Revue 

“weighty and wonderful” GoldFlakePaint 

"I look forward to listening to this until I'm blue in the face.” Paste Magazine 

“like and ocean at night, cold and serene” Surviving The Golden Age 

"one of 2018’s must hear under the radar artists." Glide Magazine

Trevor Ransom - Spring EP (2018)



Now based back in his home city of Seattle, he’s ready to present his most accomplished creations to date with the 'Spring' EP. This body of work continues to utilize elements found on his previous releases – atmospheric field recordings, warm electronic production, dynamic compositions – but also finds him exploring new ways to implement his voice.

100 Watt Horse - Cassingle (2018)


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

C.A.R. - PINNED (2018)


PINNED is the much-anticipated follow-up to debut album 'My Friend'. Released via Ransom Note Records, PINNED sees C.A.R. – aka Chloé Raunet – refine her palette of glimmering electronics and post punk angles.

Geowulf - Great Big Blue (2018)


Jimmy Moir This is a great indie pop/rock album with a dream pop feel at many times. Very recommended if you like that indie pop style with a hint of dream pop or shoe gaze at times

Falcon Jane - luv songs (2017)



Sunday, February 18, 2018

Lemuria - Recreational Hate (2018)



"Recreational Hate" is, along this avenue, something different. The songs can be traced to a past, present, and future existence of the band, running in every direction, but always coming home to a definitive observational point of reference. "Recreational Hate" is the next book in a fantasy series. It's the surprise 6th act in a never-ending performance. It hints of familiarity in a place where the guidelines have been abandoned, and anything is possible.

Dreamweapon - SOL (2018)



Lowland Hum - Early Days EP (2018)



Lauren and I got married in early 2012 and formed Lowland later that year. Upon entering 2018, we wanted to take a look at back at the early days of our collaboration, hence the name of this EP.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Pom Pom Squad - HATE IT HERE (2017)


"[Hate it Here] is made for peering into darkened summer skies and counting the stars... Pom-Pom Squad shares their whole heart with us and its resounding heartbeat sticks with you long after its conclusion." - The Grey Estates 

Wax Mistress - A Ghost in the Garden (2018)


Summer Salt - One Last Time (2018 single)


Baby girl when was it that you had decided 
You’d call it off and on  
You were just having fun  
With loving one last time 

Anyken - Wherever You Go, I'll Protect You (2018)


I’ve always tried to be someone in my life, someone who's not actually me. I tried to avoid people; I didn’t trust them, all I wanted was to be alone and shut out in my own world. But now I feel that I'm starting to change, and these changes are definitely in a good way.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Songs: Ohia - Travels In Constants (2018)


Sometime in 2001 – sandwiched between the release of Ghost Tropic and its follow-up, the cryptic classic, Didn't It Rain – Songs: Ohia recorded an EP for Temporary Residence's distance-themed subscription series, Travels In Constants. The untitled EP consisted of a single 18-minute song – performed live by Jason Molina in his living room, recorded directly to 4-track cassette as the sounds of a typical Chicago night bled through the air. Built solely from an acoustic guitar and Molina's familiar melancholy croon, it's a hauntingly intimate track. Molina once remarked that it was "probably too out there" for a proper Songs: Ohia album, which is perhaps why is felt right at home in this context. 

dead bedrooms - Bummer (2018)


This album is about feeling like an imposter in an environment that was once so comfortable. It's about becoming reclusive and leaving social events with the feeling that something just doesn't fit, and enjoying being alone with yourself while at the same time longing for companionship. 

Haley Heynderickx - Fish Eyes EP (2016)


tom255 Powerful, truthful melancholy wrapped in a warm psych-folk envelope. What's not to love?fem

Mouse Trap (2018)


pretty nice alt-indie band… with name your price to boot!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Barlow - In a Stranger's Car (2018)



*This re-released version of "In a Stranger's Car" features previously unreleased material from recording process as well as some sneak peaks of what is to come.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Kadija Kamara - Nothing Left To Lose (2018 EP)


“a funkier version of St. Vincent or a younger version of Lenny Kravitz” - The Revue



Based in London, Kadija Kamara is a singer songwriter who best describes her sound as ‘Alt Soul’. With a love of 60’s and 70’s analogue sounds, Kadija combines her affinity for retro soul music with a host of modern influences. 

The Tillers - Revolution Row (2018)



In the beginning Mike Oberst (banjo, vocals), Sean Geil (vocals, guitar), and Jason Soudrette (upright bass) busked for coins and burritos around Cincinnati, playing traditional songs - Woody Guthrie, southern blues laments, anonymous relics of Appalachian woods, churches, riverboats, railroads, prairies, and coal mines. Awarded a Cincinnati Entertainment Award from City Beat Magazine six times, the band caught wider attention nationally when they were featured by news anchor Tom Brokaw in his documentary about the historic Route 50. no depression

Sunday, February 11, 2018

100% Silk - Silk To Dry The Tears (2018)



Silk To Dry The Tears collects 31 such songs from a spectrum of 100% Silk alumni and affiliates, threaded across four sides of fogged house, fantasy acid, nocturnal electronics, sleepwalker pop, and rhythmic reveries of varied internal states. Totaling nearly 170 minutes, it’s a sprawl and a statement, shared in the spirit of inclusion, endurance, and empathy. Music brought us together; music will keep us together.

Ruby Boots - Don't Talk About It (2018)


Don’t Talk About It gives the lie to the idea that music can or should be so swiftly or easily pigeonholed; call it country, call it pop, call it garage rock. I just call it “great.”

Happy Meals - Full Ashram Devotional Ceremony (Volumes IV - VI) (2017)


The Devotional Ceremony is Happy Meals connecting with their cosmic inner selves. They realise their Full Ashram Devotional Ceremony, banishing demons, devils and ill will. Devote your soul to the positive forces before the misguided, suffering spirits pull you down and wipe you out. 

Black Boys On Moped - LOVE​.​.​.​with a little bit of noise (2018)


A fuzzy guitar, sharp drums, all covered in sweat and served with a dash of groove.

for airports - Goodnight, Airport (2017)



Songs from 2014 - 2017, most of which have been released elsewhere in some form or another, compiled in album sequence, for your listening pleasure. 

Post Boy EP (2018)



Friday, February 9, 2018

Shakey Graves - The Sleep EP (2018)



Monster Rally - Flight to the Jungle (2018)



Flight to the Jungle is a 'prelude' to the Flowering Jungle album. Meant to be an intermission between taking off from Mystery Cove and landing in the Flowering Jungle, the collection of tracks scores a hazy trip over various lands. The single consists of tracks from both the Mystery Cove and Flowering Jungle sessions.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

PowPig - Denture Adventure (2018)



Sandcastle - Amethyst (2018)


HIgh Sunn - bliss 福 (2018)



Thanya Iyer - Do You Dream (2018)


"an eloquent amalgam that flashes tastefully with electronic nuance and compositional space" 
- William Eau, Stack Your Roster 

Willa Amai - Harder Better Faster Stronger (2018)



During Grammy weekend, up-and-coming singer/songwriter Willa Amai was front and center with her cover of Daft Punk's "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" for Intuit QuickBooks' "Backing You" campaign, which celebrated music and small business owners who "dare to dream and follow their passions."

MONARCH MTN - I Woke At The Station (2018)


Freja Frances - Papercuts (2018) Single


The London based musician has opened up about the inspiration behind ‘Papercuts’, saying:  “I went back to basics with the musical arrangement on this track with a stripped back feel, which puts more emphasis on the vocals and lyrics. I love the contrast of the original and the remix, I was really excited for Alex Hughes to work on it. He’d remixed a demo of the same song a few years back and did an amazing job, so as soon as I decided to release this song, I knew I wanted a version arranged by him as well. He adds a completely different vibe to the song which I really like.”

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Neon Lights - A Slice of Life (2018)


great release full of restrain and beauty

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Mélissa Laveaux - 'Lè Ma Monte Chwal Mwen' (2018)


‘Lè Ma Monte Chwal Mwen’ is a traditional vodou folk song that Mélissa first heard as a child on Martha Jean-Claude’s album, Canciones de Haiti. “The title of the song means ‘when I’m riding my horse’. In a vodou ceremony, when someone is possessed by a spirit, they are that spirit’s horse and the spirit is riding them. It’s also a reference to how vodou is at times very erotic”, explains Laveaux.