Friday, June 15, 2018

The Over Unders - "Top of the World" - 2018


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 

Cold Fronts - Fantasy Du Jour - 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."

(Sandy) Alex G — "Bobby" Live at Third Man Records - 2018



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. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Cigarettes After Sex - Crush - 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...



cigarettesaftersex.com

"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."
- Billboard

"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."
- Noisey

LINDA GUILALA - Mucho Mejor - 2018



“Mucho Mejor” has ferocious guitars, catchy choruses, psychedelic ambiances, hallucinogenic lyrics and a slippery structure. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Scattered Clouds - Justice - 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

Indietracks Compilation 2018



This is the official compilation of artists playing the Indietracks Festival in Derbyshire (UK) on 27-29 July 2018. 

Fufanu - Hourglass - 2018


"An airy synth ballad, “Hourglass” is a much blearier and melancholic approach than the band have delved into before. It’s further proof that Fufanu won’t settle into any one lane just yet, and that we may hear a lot of different versions of the band over the course of this year."
Stereogum

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Western Medication - Devils Sing - 2108




"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."

Crywank - Shameless Money Grab - 2018


Crywank are a Manchester based anti-folk band. They mostly write sad songs and have been told they are the worst named band in the country.

Tape Waves - Distant Light - 2018



Uma E Fernqvist - For U - 2018


https://artofspectra.com



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.


Sun Valley Gun Club - The Water, The Stars - 2018



Friday, June 1, 2018

The Hunted Hare - Lost Wilderness - 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. 

The Mountain Carol - Starkiller and the Banshees - 2018


Debut album provides an enlightening experience, full of atmospheric, electro-pop waves
and sonic exploration; premiered on PopMatters

Blithe Field - Love Knot - 2018


pastoral, experimental… beautiful.

Lev Snowe - Faded Blue - 2018


"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

Lilith - I'll Come Over / In Real Life - 2018