Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Childish Gambino - Summertime Magic (Allure remix) - 2019


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Liz Cirelli & Minski - Dining On Stones - 2019

I fuse the worlds of classical and electronic music into intricate, hypnotic and melody-driven moods – with a pinch of pop accessibility. It’s a blend of electronica, downtempo, dream pop and contemporary classical.

Ness Lake - february album writing month 2019

february album writing month is an exercise where you try to write 14 songs in 28 days. songs are in order by date of creation. 

this exercise prompted me to try writing different genres, collaborate with other folks, and really experiment with my production abilities. 

Kafka Band - People get lost - 2019

Kafka Band presents its new album called “Amerika”. As a seven-member band with the writer Jaroslav Rudiš and Jaromír 99 as frontmen, they got inspired by Franz Kafka’s fragment of the same name. The band has also made a music video for which you need special glasses to get into the virtual reality. Kafka Band is currently touring Germany, where they are going to play at a prestigious international book fair in Leipzig.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Super Cassette - Better In Reverse - 2019

Super Cassette, photo by Nicholas Troughton

Super Cassette is an Oakland garage-pop band built around the guitar and vocal harmonies of two brothers. The band formed when Max Gerlock assembled a group to play his solo project, Maximillian, live. Their first show went so well that it became obvious the project should be transitioned into a full-fledged band rather than a solo effort.


So Cruel is the 6th track from “Tsunami Soul I”, and is also the latest single that the band released in preparation for the album. 

The track has an upbeat groove that swims through the chill vibes of the ambient synths and fiery guitar riffs, laying a perfect foundation for the harmony rich vocals that beg the question, “how could you be so cruel?”.

Heyrocco - Destroyer - 2019

NME "angst-ridden grunge of Nirvana, while flecks of Pavement ensure a distinctly nostalgic flavour to these young guitar heroes”
GIGWISE "You know those perfect songs that soundtrack your summer of late nights, romance and hedonism? Well, HEYROCCO have just dropped one”
CLASH "'... darkly nostalgic vibe - worthy of, say, Radiohead's much neglected 'Pablo Honey' full length”

Lady Sometimes - Cosmetic • Plastergaze - 2019

An introspective journey along the shores of shoegaze, a genre that marked the band since the debut EP 'Sursum Corda' and the resounding success of 'Conquiste': here we find once again new eleven gems set between indie rock, dream pop and emo-core. 

Hawksley Workman - 1983 - 2019

The modern day troubadour wrote and recorded his latest LP following a recent move from Northern Ontario to Montreal. This time around, collaborating closely with Murray in studios throughout his new home of Montreal, there’s no lipstick, literal or figurative – just the purity of loving, loathing, and living. With Median Age Wasteland he’s leading listeners through the figurative looking glass for as clear an image of his true self as we’ve ever been allowed. 

“I’ve always had this constant hunger to innovate, reevaluate what I do, and keep remaking it to confuse myself and maybe confuse my audience,” Hawksley admits. “This time, I’m just committing to writing focused and honest songs, which feels like the most interesting thing I can do right now.” 

The Ocean Party - Nothing Grows - 2019

Tiger Saw - The Featherweight - 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Blueberry Fields - Saint Lo. - 2019

“Blueberry Fields” is that feeling of nostalgia, like the exhale of a sigh.
the constant feeling of shifting away from the past, but keeping it close as you move forward.

“Blueberry Fields” is about people and places loved and lost, while ever cherished.

the video was created by visual artist Malaika Astorga.
illustrated with 16mm film and family photos, “Blueberry Fields” invites you into a sentimental world of childhood memories and tender emotion.

Justin Wright - Drone I: Meditation - 2019

Sleepless Records is thrilled to announce that Justin Wright – the Montreal cellist & composer hand-picked for support duties by luminaries such as Colin Stetson, Hauschka, Johann Johannsson and Bing & Ruth – is gliding calmly into the spotlight with his debut long player Music For Staying Warm, out April 5th

Crywank - Wearing Beige On A Grey Day - 2019

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.

Lowpines - Come The Night - 2019

"poised and mysterious as it contemplates oblivion" New York Times

“a slow-burning torch song”
Q Magazine

"A remarkable sense of intimacy" Clash 

"Bona fide goosebump moments" TheLineOfBestFit

"Stunning..." GoldFlakePaint

"Stunning. Absolutely stunning" The Revue

"Beautiful" Lauren Laverne 6Music

"joyous!" Steve Lamacq 6Music

"just gorgeous" Simon Raymonde Amazing Radio

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Women Of The World Vol. 2 - 2019

In honor of Women’s History Month we're proud to announce the release of WOW Vol 2! 

WOW is a mixtape dedicated to showcasing some of the best female beat makers in the world. 100% of the proceeds will be going to the not for profit, Share the Dignity. Share the Dignity make real, on-the-ground difference to homeless women and victims of domestic violence. They collect thousands of pads, tampons and personal hygiene products every YEAR for women experiencing homelessness and poverty. They also provide assistance in funding funerals for victims of domestic violence and campaign for justice for women within Australia. 

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Karine Polwart - Women of the World - 2019

"Folk album of the Year” MOJO
"Considered, compassionate and intricate, works a slow but deep enchantment”. Uncut 8/10
“Epic, assured and spine-tingling. Polwart’s inventiveness is unfettered, but the result is not only musically and instrumentally rich, but uncommonly focused. Music for our times. the Quietus
“Dazzlingly inventive” Songlines ✭✭✭✭✭
“An ambitious, rich and rewarding record that sets out to encompass the globe” Metro ✭✭✭✭
"There are few songwriters sharper” Financial Times ✭✭✭✭
“A flawless outing” The Observer ✭✭✭✭
"It's time Karine Polwart was truly acknowledged as a national treasure” fRoots

a 6-time BBC Award-winning Scottish singer, songwriter, theatre producer and published writer - will release her new album 'Scottish Songbook' on August 2. It draws together her reinterpretations of a clutch of tracks spanning 60 years in Scottish pop, spawned from her live show of the same name, which debuted at the Edinburgh International Festival. 

BDRMM - 'Heaven' - 2019

Crafting relatable lo-fi gems born of vocalist Ryan Smith’s astute introspection, bdrmm hit the mark again, starting their 2019 with twinkling slacker-pop cut Heaven.

Live Dates
12/3 – The Polar Bear, Hull
27/3 – Headrow House w/ Lazy Day
7/05 – AATMA, Manchester
8/05 – Yellow Arch, Sheffield
9/05 – Hy-Brasil Music Club, Bristol
10/05 – Old Blue Last, London
11/05 – TBA, Brighton
12/05 – Gold Sounds, Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
17/05 – The New Adelphi Club, Hull

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Husky Loops - Let Go for Nothing - 2019

"The UK-based band is well on their way to redefining rock-n-roll in the 21st century." -FLAUNT

Jack Symes - Sugar Mama - 2019

Meet singer-songwriter, Jack Symes. A young, promising artist with a sound and writing style inspired by and reminiscent of the foregoing and forthcoming generations of American Folk. A songwriter with a scope for all things relatable, Symes has engulfed his listeners with fables and life experiences all too familiar. From sadness to a thoughtful levity, his performance will have you in tears one moment, laughter in the another and climactically, reflective in thought the next. 

pumpkin mouth - Tooth Salad - 2019

And so he did make weird beats and tracks, and he emailed them to jocelyn, who was in Florida at the time. She improvised melodies and lyrics in a process she fondly calls making "word salad," and emailed Guy back the raw improvisations she came up with. Guy listened to these odd song zygotes and typed up the words he THOUGHT he heard her singing. Then, he sent those lyrics back to Jocelyn who made no changes to his interpretations but did make some actual vocal parts out of the whole thing. None of the lyrics make any sense and most of them ended up about food and we like it like that. 

Rié fu - Mirror - 2019

"Incredibly beguiling" - Clash
“Bewitching… a blissful four minutes of smooth pop gorgeousness” - The Line Of Best Fit
“A lavish, soaring pop song” - DIY

Having lived in Japan and had a long stint signed to Sony, Rie Fu (pronounced Ree-ay Foo) is now returning with a new found sense of musical freedom.

The new video for 'Mirror' follows the life of a young girl seemingly alone in London. Rie describes it as: "A powerful story with a very intriguing ending, representing the spiritual existence and reflection of people close to us."

Sarah P. - Maenads - 2019

Sarah P. releases the music video for Maenads, the title track of her latest EP, which is inspired by the ancient Greek female followers of god Dionysus, who were known for their superhuman strength, sticking together, and fighting for their beliefs.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Your Heart Breaks - "Late Nights in the Lab" - 2019

"Since their formation in Bellingham, Washington in 1999, Your Heart Breaks and front-person Clyde Petersen have been instrumental in both its indie scene and the overarching queer community."
- PopMatters

"The best songwriters can only aspire to create something this important and Petersen does it with captivating power."
- The 405

Your Heart Breaks is an indie rock band from Seattle, Washington, led by queer/transgender artist and musician Clyde Petersen (guitar and vocals). Formed in Bellingham, Washington in 1999, Your Heart Breaks has toured the world for 20 years. Though the lineup varies from show to show, current contributors include Karl Blau (Guitar/Drums/Vocals), Lori Goldston (Cello) (Nirvana, Black Cat Orchestra), Kimya Dawson (Vocals) (Juno), Kyle Field (Guitar/Vocals) (Little Wings), Dylan Carlson (Guitar)(Earth) and Adrienne Davies (Percussion)(Earth) and a wealth of amazing Northwest musicians who drop in from time to time. 


Baker is best known as the frontman of the JUNO Award-winning and Polaris nominated band Hey Rosetta!. In 2017, the band announced their hiatus and Baker began writing his first solo album. The result is Forever Overhead, 11 timeless songs that are as connected to classic 70s songwriters like Harry Nilsson and Cat Stevens as it is maritime folk. Forever Overhead, with its sweeping piano ballads, acoustic meditations, and dynamics arrangements, is a fresh addition to the recent crop of contemporary songwriters like Father John Misty, Tobias Jesso Jr, and Andy Shauf moving the craft forward while mining its past.

Jacob Faurholt - Sad People - 2019

Sad People is a short collection of sparse, tense folk songs recorded live with a few overdubs in Faurholt’s home studio in Aarhus, Denmark. The recordings rough and mildly experimental character might bring early Bright Eyes or Will Oldham’s Palace Music to mind. Faurholt recorded and mixed the songs himself, in between his day job as a teacher, and spending time with his wife and 2-year-old daughter. In the end it was mastered by the Canadian producer Andy Magoffin (Great Lake Swimmers, Royal City). 

Friday, March 1, 2019

David J - Stop this City - 1985

Sïan Able - Healing Waves - 2019

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La chanteuse entremêle depuis son piano des vagues électro-soul à des paroles poétiques et ensorceleuses. Un univers singulier, aquatique et fait de songes qui emporte le spectateur dans cet ailleurs où il aime tant s’abandonner. 
Après un premier EP nommé « Hekla », elle est de retour avec un nouvel opus, produit par Take-Off Record, intitulé « Healing Waves » qu’elle vient présenter à Flagey le mercredi 22 mai pour une release avec des surprises et des invités...  

SHHE // BOY - 2019

SHHE is currently developing 'Dýrafjörður' - a live multi-sensory project combining sound, moving image and visual art in the Westfjords of Iceland, with support from Creative Scotland. Under previous incarnations, she toured extensively throughout the UK and Europe, receiving acclaim on BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio Scotland and KCSN in Los Angeles.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Barbarisms - Moaning Teresa & A Wash Of Teeth And Eyes - 2019

‘The breezy looseness of Built to Spill’s earliest releases, Herman Dune’s ingeniousness, or the late St. Thomas’ cracked folk… Nicholas Faraone’s delivery suggests we might expect intimate confessionals in the manner of Bill Callaghan.’ UNCUT

‘Pitched somewhere between the playful jangle of Jeffrey Lewis and the off-kilter wisdom of Guided By Voices…a captivating slice of lo-fi wonder that shines like a gem shimmering in a pool of darkness.” LOUD & QUIET

‘Barbarisms is a fresh garage wind on mostly electronic waters in Södermalm.’ NOISEY

The Lighthouse - Tel Aviv - 2019

Songs that feel like Fridays, that's The Lighthouse's trademark. Their melodic cocktail of polyphonic vocals, guitars, keys and swinging drums make up for your daily dose of instant happiness! Their recipe has been proven successful with a long list of highlights.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The Jins - She Said - 2019

We teamed up with Dave Genn from 54-40 to help us produce and record Death Wish, which was an amazing experience because I grew up hearing Matthew Good Band on the radio and Big Shiny Tunes compilations. It was really surreal to be introduced into a world that I felt was so intangible as a kid. Mike Fraser helmed the mixing duties, and he did an amazing job polishing the tracks. It was a total pleasure to meet and work with these legends. 

Monday, February 25, 2019

Chelou - Out Of Sight - 2019

"Chelou, a purveyor of loopy guitars and entrancing melodies, has been releasing buzzy singles and EPs since 2014, and is gearing up to release his debut full length in 2019."
- Billboard

"With over 30 million total streams to date across all major platforms, over 60k Vevo subscribers and 98k monthly listeners on Spotify, Chelou is a highly talented musician creating some incredible music right now. He is with a doubt an up-and-coming force in the indie/alt scene to watch out for. "
- Earmilk

"It’s someone that I’m really excited about, a young man from Camden, it’s Chelou"
- Annie Mac, BBC Radio 1

London-based artist, Chelou, shares his new single "She Rock I Roll" off his forthcoming debut album, Out Of Sight. They say anticipation is half the pleasure, and in the case of Chelou, it’s been a steady yet unhurried build up to his first full length. The result is an intoxicating set of folk-blues beats and Chelou’s hauntingly vocal.

Lens Mozer - Don't Stop - 2019

Los Angeles based musician Lens Mozer’s immersive, open-sunroof sound is an instantly captivating introduction to a songwriter tastefully balancing nostalgia and originality. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

I Am A Rocketship - Mind Grafitti - 2019

"This is bound to please fans of The Kills, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The White Stripes, Evanescence, and the Ting Tings. That’s one zinger of a list of comparable bands, yet the I Am A Rocketship sits perfectly amidst them. This is catchy as hell, seductively drawing you in and leaving you hanging on every note right to the last fading guitar" – Big Takeover Magazine

"A unique combination of slow harmony and sonic dissonance... a blend pleasing to the ears and compelling to the heart. ‘Face Off’ is both a lack of banality and a slow burn into the senses that slowly boils over with the confidence of musical experience like a poet unconsciously building to the stanza. Brilliant" – Jammerzine

"Solid mix of cool Scandinavian vocals, pop hooks and unique take on their musical approach... a worthy listen for fans of The Kills, Curve, Portishead and Sneaker Pimps. This is a quite a welcome discovery to start of 2019" – Louder Than War

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Threatmantics - First Things - 2019

Threatmantics attempt to crowbar as much into rock and roll as possible. Veering wildly from heartbroken folk, to balls-out rock, to spine-crushing metal, to good-time pop; barely held together by very fine thread and pretty ribbons, they play music that sounds as much like the band they wish they were as possible. Whether they will survive the pits and troughs remains to be seen, but it’s a special thing to be able to soundtrack your own adventure.

Insomniac Bears - Passing Trains - 2019

Featuring members of Team Me, the band’s ambitious arrangements combine ferocious guitars and gleaming melodies that pierce through psychedelic backdrops.

As the band explains, the new single is “about learning how to find your place and carve out a space of security in a world that offers only perpetual instability. The lyrics map out the negative flipside of achieving independence.”

The resulting track is uplifting indie pop that’s the soundtrack to having a little cry, drying your eyes and picking yourself up again. Clash Magazine have said “the track retains a certain mystery, with its dappled melodies moving between opaque pop and lush psychedelia. Lyrically the song muses on loneliness, but does so in a wonderfully beautiful way.”

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Auld - Need Her Still - 2019

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"A gorgeous record. It is pop music at its finest... you may be reminded of the glory days of Simple Minds and U2... framing these stories through the lens of indie pop, alternative rock occasionally, and often on the wings of electronic pop" – The Noise Journal

"Embracing artists that tout a unique sound without gravitating away from captivating melodies and aesthetics rings true in his own project... Very fine songwriting and production from the promising Auld" – Obscure Sound

“Auld brings a fresh sense combining modern pop-rock and electronica with sweeping elements of 80s romantics like Spandau Ballet and Ultravox, and more modern parallels such as Arcade Fire” – The Record Stache

"A fusion of rich power pop and indie rock, packed with a potent dose of synth-based melodicism... Alilless is restlessly kinetic track that sparkles with various electronic bits and clattering percussion and lopes along with a bouncy bass line" – The Big Takeover

PORCUPINE "Lifetime" - 2019

"Veteran Minneapolis indie rock band Porcupine now includes mustachioed chef and onetime Hüsker Dü bass-player Greg Norton." -Brooklyn Vegan

"an EP filled with dreamy melodies riding over pounding drums and fuzzed-out guitar... While his work with Porcupine is distinct from Norton’s previous power trio, they pay homage to Norton’s Hüsker Dü past." -BreakThruRadio

"Minneapolis band Porcupine features Greg Norton of legendary punk band Hüsker Dü. What You’ve Heard Isn’t Real even includes a cover of a Grant Hart written Husker song, “Standing By The Sea.” -New Noise Magazine

 "the Minneapolis-based trio effectively channels a variety of ’80s alt-rock genres, primarily post-punk and new wave, with a few ’70s-inspired riffs interspersed here and there to increase the record’s catchiness." -MXDWN