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'.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
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
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Faith Healer has been a collaborative project between lyricist and songwriter Jessica Jalbert and producer/multi-instrumentalist Renny Wilson since around 2015. Previously a solo endeavor, Wilson and Jalbert made the official move to a "two-headed beast" after years of crafting Faith Healer's laid back psych pop sounds together. Their most recent release Try ;-) is true to it's name: a focused, stridently revised version of Jalbert's relaxed, uninhibited songwriter tunes.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
A masterful songwriter collects life's experiences and artfully turns them into songs that capture the imagination of a listener; that contemporary troubadour who utilizes a broad palate of instrumentation to tell intriguing stories through the music they create.
"First single “The Station” is one of the LP’s highlights, a groovy, breezy indie-rocker whose subject matter is a little darker than the upbeat instrumentation would lead you to believe."
“The Station” calls back to the earlier, simpler days of indie rock in all its charm sans pretense, bringing with it hints of sleeved tricks from a band in love with its fans."
- All Things Go
Monday, May 7, 2018
Matthew Nangle Birdie makes the most Beautiful Indie-Jangle Pop Music Period. The Likes and Workings of Derbora Wykes and Paul Kelly are Legendary. These Two Songs spare no exception, they'll fit just nicely Nestled Amongst The Most Glorious C86-Type Inspired Tunes of an Era..
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Trash Lounge Folk Prog Rock featuring three principal songwriters. A blend of introspection and energy, sometimes soft, sometimes noisy experimental indie rock featuring brass, woodwinds, keys, guitars, bass, drums and multi-layered vocal harmonies.
"a sombre yet poetic offering that beams brightly with a witty, observant songwriting eye." - Clash
Wax Man, the sophomore album from Melbourne, Australia native Harry Permezel, is an intimate reflection of a twenty-something’s formative era of self discovery. The ten tracks flutter from introspective observance to guided narration on the forming and failing of relationships, uncertainties of the future, suburban isolation, and a hopeful foresight. The warm production of the record allows these themes to become illuminated with haunting harmonies, head-bobbing hooks, clockwork percussion, sporadic flecks of synthesizer, and crooning ruminations.
Tracks, loops and custom Max/Msp patches created between 2010 and 2017. All tracks then further processed through a max/msp patch very loosely based on Keith Fullerton Whitman’s “playthroughs” max patch including granular sampler and 16 delay line tapin~ tapout~. Field recordings from Rome, Siena, Taormina and Monterosso al Mare.
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Maria Kelly has now shared the stunning video for her latest release, Dark Places. Directed by Maria herself, she explains "the song itself is a very literal description of what it feels like to be depressed. I wanted a visual that was as equally to the point. I had this whole timeline in my head, of coming home from a night out and suddenly realising you were alone with your thoughts again. I storyboarded the whole thing and we filmed it over two days in Berlin. The guys at Roughcast took it and ran with it - they were really incredible to work with and understood exactly what I was trying to get across. I hope it resonates."
“Not Getting Your Way” is a song about people who have been handed everything, and how they respond when things don’t go as planned for them. It’s fun to be lyrically cheeky, and mysterious at the same time. It’s a sort of guitar heavy crossover between Teenage Wasteland and songs from MGMT’s debut record.