Saturday, June 29, 2019

Repulsive Woman • Relief • 2019


Bonnie "Prince" Billy • BPB mix tape volume 1 • 2019


SIDE A:
1. O How I Enjoy the Light / Will New Comp 7 Songs
2. Goat and Ram / Bonny Sweeny Roughs + some mixes
3. Brother Warrior / Kate Wolf
4. Molly Baun / with Harem Scarem / the Birnham Sessions 
5. King at Night / with The Picket Line / Practice Session 5.2.08
6. No Time To Cry / Clifton Center, Louisville 12.17.15
7. Wolf Among Wolves / Bonny Roughs 8.02
8. Strange Form of Life / Radio Inter. Paris, France "White Session" 1.20.09
9. Weaker Solider
10. Open Up / David Byrne Demo by BPB
11. Rider / Joya

 



SIDE B:
1. All Gone / Will Oldham Solo
2. Better Than I Used To Be / Barely Regal EP
3. Grand Dark Feeling of Emptiness / "Tripping With Caveh" Soundtrack
4. So Everyone / Lie Down In The Light Demos
5. You Will Miss Me When I Burn / Greatest Palace Rough Mix
6. O Lord Are You In Need? / Lost Blues
7. Ease Down the Road / PBS-FM Melbourne, Australia "Studio 5 Live" 
8. Let It Be Me / Takes Blood to Make Blood EP
9. Better Days / Wolf of the Cosmos
10. Walking the Dog / Will & Dawn What The Brothers Sang Roughs
11. No Quarter / Oldham EP
12. Ohio River Boat Song / Lost Blues Palace Music (Revised) 3.8.99
13. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow / Bonny Billy Outtakes

Yo La Tengo • For Your Ears Only • 2019


This unreleased Yo La Tengo track was originally released on the Jersey Beat cassette compilation "For Your Ears Only."

Infinite Tape Loops: The Edge by Music For Sleep • 2019


Visual Complexity "The Edge" is a record that brings me memories of nature, and my childhood. It's very indescribable through words, but the music reflects the feelings of wandering a open grass field, encountering a strange new world. Very peaceful and relaxing soundscapes along with the perfect cover tells me this is easily a new favorite Music For Sleep release. It's just incredible.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Golden Showers • 2019




Lead singer/guitarist Daniel Schechter exposes this about the ANTI-Trump track, "One morning, I woke up with a phrase running through my head; 'They're gonna call it collusion, that'll be the conclusion.' The melody wrote itself, and I endeavored to tell the Trump story in full. 'Golden Showers (The Trump Song)' expresses the complete story of Trump, and how 'him and Putin were in cahoots to do in the European Union since '87'. It articulates the story succinctly, with humor and respect for the truth."

Super Low • 2019



Elliot Lee • Dirt • 2019

Brooklyn based artist Elliot Lee fuses dark pop melodies with edgy vocals and innovative electronic soundscapes to create an unpredictable sound, acting as a voice for the voiceless. With an admiration for the lulling alt-pop of artists like Billie Eilish and Lana Del Ray and the homegrown rebellion of Twenty One Pilots, Elliot Lee holds an awareness of what music that is unhindered by norms can do for the underrepresented.


Walrus • Cool to Who • 2019




WEB

Walrus, a Britpop-indebted garage-psych quartet and undeniably one of Canada's best-loved touring acts, are excited to announce their new album Cool To Who, due October 18, 2019 on Outside Music. To ring in the announcement, the group has shared the video for the title track, which depicts a man enjoying the showiness of a car club, only for the viewer to discover that he has no car of his own.

Scott Orr • Slow Down • 2019



To celebrate the original song "Slow Down" reaching 1 million plays. Thanks to everyone for the support... here is a new version of the song I worked on this year. Hope you enjoy... -Scott

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

We Are Strangers • EP • 2019


Most songs on this project explore his time in recovery, the universal human need for connection, how we often fail in our relationships and find redemption in moving on. He leans heavily on sounds from the late 70's and early 80's fusing together acoustic and electric guitars with lots of atmospheric vintage synths.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Lucy & La Mer • "Blue Dress" • 2019


The Huffington Post called their single Honey, Put Your Weapons Down the "perfect indie pop anthem" and their release “Rebel Babe” has taken listeners by surprise with it’s booming chorus and liberating message. “Rebel Babe” premiered on Billboard.com, with a powerful music video about binary thinking and its effect on our beliefs around sexuality and gender.


LOVE IS GAY TOUR DATES

June 21 Portland, OR The Hallowed Halls (presented by Future Prairie)
June 22 Seattle, WA Screwdriver (presented by The Seattle Lesbian)
June 27 New York City, NY Pride Event at Brooksfield Place
June 28 San Francisco, CA HoneyHive (Presented by L.Y.R.I.C)
June 29 San Francisco, CA The Knockout (Presented by Uncensored Visionary)
July 8 Los Angeles, CA, Bootleg Theater (Presented by Badass Bands)
July 20 Los Angeles, CA, LA State Historic Park (presented by LA Times)

Alexandra Savior • Crying All the Time • 2019


""Crying All The Time" is a soulful and nostalgic new offering drenched in a sort of haunted sorrow that oozes from both the eerie instrumental and Savior's classic-sounding vocal. It's a sound that should catch on in a hurry with fans of Lana Del Rey, Dead Man's Bones, Zella Day and similar artists with a retro flair."
- Forbes



Tour Dates (with Mini Mansions):
06/20 - Chop Suey - Seattle, Washington 
06/21 - Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC. 
06/22 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR. 
06/24 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA. 
06/26 - The Casbah - San Diego, CA
06/27 - The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA 
06/28 - Terragram Ballroom - Los Angeles, CA

deep tan • air • 2019


Musically drawing on the brooding, melodic indie of early ​FOALS​ and ​Wild Beasts​, deep tan’s sound is never far from an edge of darkness, which is thanks in part to ​The Cure​’s influence. ​‘Air’​s soaring guitars and cavernous atmospherics are underpinned by a solid alternative pop song structure, secured in place with heavy bass notes. Frenetic hi-hats set an angular rhythm and the ambience of the track when played live has sparked comparisons to early EP-era ​Warpaint​.


DATES
June 20th - Crofters Rights - Bristol w/ Madonnatron
June 21st - Moth Club - London w/ Madonnatron
July 20th - The Ivy House / Hate Zine Issue 6 Launch Party

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Wooden Ambulance • Redville • 2019



Indietracks Compilation • 2019



This is the official compilation of artists playing the Indietracks Festival in Derbyshire (UK) on 26-28 July 2019. 

All money raised from this compilation is donated to the Midland Railway Trust, the charity which hosts the Indietracks Festival

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Generationals • Breaking Your Silence • 2019




From their inception Generationals have existed at the convergence of classic style and contemporary technique. Students of an analog school actualized in a digital medium, Grant Widmer and Ted Joyner have always felt most comfortable reveling in this juxtaposition. Grounded in a catalog of infectious pop hooks that feel both familiar and radically new all at once, Generationals mastered their distinct voice as a means to widen the path before them.

Figure Walking • Blue World Remix by Tulipomania & Richard Hartline • 2019


"Every track elicits dancing or tears... almost a relief, like there's liberation hardwired into these songs that could wake even the most comatose from complacency" – Exclaim

Nice Apple • This time Nice Apple is auto​-​cathecting 2019


"Combining the earnestness of Belle and Sebastian with the acerbic disinterest of Patio, the record is packed full of scattered pop songs pitched somewhere between delighted and deadpan." 
~ Various Small Flames (premiere) 

Clay Rendering • California Black Vows • 2019


It’s music that is both chilling and imposing.

Gone Sugar Die • Heartbreak Jewelry • 2019


These are pop songs built on a foundation of authenticity, energized garage rock style vitality, and genuine passion, all of it shot through with high-minded ambition. Imagine Crystal Castles and The Weeknd, in the pit together, watching The Sex Pistols.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Claire Cronin • Big Dread Moon • 2019


Big Dread Moon by Claire Cronin is a record of spiritual urgency. Cronin's lyrics and melodies draw on the the stranger aspects of early American musical tradition, revealing the genre’s ties to “folk horror,” wherein supernatural and mundane worlds merge. Quietly sinister ballads like "Tourniquet" and "Wolfman" arise from the weird logic of dream, myth, and half-forgotten memories. Suburban homes, TV screens, and city landscapes are haunted by saints, beasts, ghosts, seers, and a “calm and decisionless” god. Lyrics which implore or command act like prayers or spells embedded inside Cronin's fever dream stories and personal confessions. 


The Menzingers • No Penance b​/​w Cemetery's Garden • 2019



Thursday, June 13, 2019

Anna Of The North • Thank Me Later • 2019



Asking Anna about 'Thank Me Later,' she remarks: “I’m super excited about this song. It’s the first song I wrote towards this next record. There are so many songs where girls get objectified and controlled by the powerful and rich front man, made out to be all sexy and cute. I’m a front woman and this is a chance for me to get my own back. As well as to remind the guys that it’s not all about the money and that they can be sexy and cute too."

Angharad Drake • Start Again • 2019



You move I wake 
my heart was once an empty space 
if there is no hurt 
the everything is just a waste 

sometimes it's easy sometimes it's not 
you better grow up 
you better grow up 
sometimes it's better sometimes it ain't 
it is what it is 
that's whatever you make it 
but you could always start again 

don't miss this chance 
nobody's gonna tell you twice 
chaos romance 
live is such a tragedy tragedy 

sometimes it's easy sometimes it's not 
you better grow up 
you better grow up 
sometimes it's better sometimes it ain't 
it is what it is 
that's whatever you make it 
but you could always start again

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Purple Mountains • "Darkness and Cold" • 2019



This one has another bummer of a title, “Darkness And Cold,” and despite its rootsy leanings still favors the bleak: “Light of my life is going out tonight/ So don’t look too depressed,” Berman sings on it. “The light of my life is going out tonight/ In a pink champagne Corvette.” The song comes attached to a music video featuring Berman haunting a house and singing like a ghost.

SERA • Rabbit Hole • 2019



SERA played a mellow acoustic 'Rabbit Hole' on her guitar to Andi one wet and windy October morning and by the end of the day, that song had transformed into the high energy version you hear today. 'Rabbit Hole' stays true to SERA's Americana/folk style but takes on some bold new ideas.The chorus explodes into Come with me to incredible things, where the oysters march from the sea, inviting you into a world of the fantastic. SERA's new songs will continue to follow in this theme of the mythic-surreal rooted in very real experiences.


Wild Mercury • Orange County • 2019


The lyrics that make up “Orange County” are a mix of field notes written during a vacation in Florida, and ideas that came as a consequence of turning 30-years-old – wanting simplicity, but realizing that you sowed intricacies all throughout your 20s. We composed the music by trying to picture ourselves on a trip where the sun is always shining.


Eckhardt And The House feat. Bella Hay • Lonely • 2019


Eckhardt And The House is uptempo and danceable indie music with elements from pop to avant-garde to disco-funk, all twisted up into a signature sound with wild experimentation and disregard for the norm.

For new single Lonely Eckhardt And The House found inspiration looking at the people working in their huge office buildings in the 'Financial Mile', the rapidly developing business district in the city of Amsterdam. While projecting a kind of metropolitan feeling of loneliness on those office types (including the tremendous individuality and all those burnouts in their twenties), Lonely is not a gloomy track. It is a sort of acquiescence to the theme, all singing "lonely on the 3rd floor" in the chorus. The fate of young ambitious people in the big city.



american poetry club • a little light of our own • 2019


Message To Bears • Constants • 2019



"Constants" is the 5th LP from Jerome Alexander under his Message To Bears moniker. After living in London for the past 5 years where he released 2 albums, countless remixes, collaborated with and produced for other artists, Jerome returns to live in his hometown of Bristol, where he completes his new LP from within his home studio, located on the edge of local woodland. It would be these daily walks amongst small streams and ever-changing trees that would influence and help form this latest collection of songs. These small glimpses of meditations are a means of processing all the anxieties that would otherwise be neglected without an outlet for creativity. "Constants" is an attempt to hold onto something real and grounding amongst the seemingly fleeting and fragile experiences of life.


Friday, June 7, 2019

Windmill • New York is Awesome! • 2019



Recorded on an iPhone in New York (2017)

Slowness • Berths • 2019


"One of the great undiscovereds in contemporary moody effects-driven rock... an absolute gorgeous beauty" – Big Takeover Magazine

"The album comes across like a slow-release drug, gradually washing over you in equally potent doses throughout. This is remarkable and wistful psych-drone-gaze at its best" – Louder Than War

"With dreamy slowcore gaze-rock at its core, seemingly infused with a certain element true to 60s psychedelia... Slowness present stunning tapestries to dream and chill to, with lyrics embodying both dour realism and hope woven throughout" – The Spill Magazine

"As soon as we heard their hypnotic drone-pop, we all immediately fell in love.. their music blew us away" – When The Sun Hits

"A trip wrapped in a dense stereo wall of sound.. an indispensable treat for lovers of shoegaze and post punk deserving of praise" – The Blog That Celebrates Itself


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Courtney Barnett • Everybody Here Hates You | Small Talk • 2019




Vevo announces the release of Courtney Barnett's live performances of "Everybody Here Hates You" and "Small Talk." Courtney Barnett is one of the most distinctive and compelling voices in indie rock, a singer-songwriter who mixes deeply insightful observations with devastating self-assessment. Fueled by the nimble crunch of her guitar and the loose groove of the rhythm section, Courtney Barnett's songs are wild and shaggy and wordy, her lyrics plainspoken and delivered like she's making them up on the spot. The music is rooted in the slack jangle of the late 1980s and the early 1990s, which has prompted the adjective "slacker" from journalists and critics around the world. That word is fitting for tunes that sound like they only just roused themselves out of bed. As a description of Barnett's work ethic and musical influence, however, "slacker" has proven to be all wrong.


Kazyak • Zombie Dream • 2019



Kazyak  is  an  indie  rock  band  based  in  the  Twin  Cities.  The  band  has  recorded  2  EPs  (1  unreleased)  and  an  LP  (unreleased)  and  finds  it's  source  in  a  deep  pool  of  experimental  music.  The  live  lineup  includes:  Peter  Frey  (guitar),  Andy  Wolfe(guitar),  Pat  Hayes  (synth,  piano),  Tyler  Safranek  (bass),  and  Nick  Grewe  (drums).    The  band  finds  its  source  in  a  deep  pool  of  midwestern  music,  drawing  on  theabstract  side  of  Bob  Dylan's  songwriting  and  lofty  sonic  architecture  from  the  likes  of  12  Rods,  Fat  Kid  Wednesdays,  Tiki  Obmar,  and  Halloween,  Alaska.


Jack M. Senff • Old Days • 2019


Jack M. Senff has been kicking around DIY circles for years now, but this marks the first time he's released music under his own name. It's also a radical departure sonically, shedding some of the noise of his past projects, and really honing in on simple arrangements that compliment his storytelling. We've teamed up with Atwood and Various Small Flames to share the audio and visual accompanyment to "Old Days", the wistful first single off the forthcoming Good to Know You.

Collapsing Scenery • "New World Borders" feat. DAM • 2019




Their forthcoming debut debut album Stress Positions is a glorious collision of futurist electro, glacial goth tones, techno, post-punk and chillwave recorded using analogue electronics: samplers, step sequencers, synths and drum machines. Aesthetically it initially recalls the early pioneering synth-punk of bands such as Human League, Screamers and The Normal, when the most forwarding thinking punks looked to the twenty-first century. Dig deeper however and it reveals an articulate and highly politicised collection that’s far from mired being in nostalgia for the recent past. Quite the opposite: Stress Positions is a forward-looking album with strong state-of-the-world lyrical content.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Advance Base • Either You Don't Love Me Or I Don't Love You • 2019


"Ashworth's style has always been prismatic, slipping through time and space to craft enduring and dreamlike portraits, this time of loves lived and lost."
Stereogum

"Charmingly homespun downer-pop."
Pitchfork

"Ashworth's songs never cease to be entertaining and authentic."
NPR

"Bizarrely heartwarming...full of bleakly romantic imagery"
The FADER



Sunday, June 2, 2019

Babybird • No Cameras • 2019



"One of our most subversive pop artists" - The Sunday Times

"A surreal, off-kilter wit and an endless supply of hooks" - Entertainment Weekly

"Graciously elevates above the merely ordinary" - Pitchfork

"So satisfying, a perfect match of style and content" - NME

"Strong and tuneful" - Louder Than War

"One of the most criminally underrated bands in the UK" - MusicOMH

Courtney Barnett • Avant Gardener • BBC Music Tepee • 2014