Friday, September 24, 2021

Courtney Barnett • Before You Gotta Go • 2021



This video was filmed in Titirangi, Tatarata, Taiorahi and Waitakere in Tamaki Makaurau, Aotearoa (New Zealand) and at various locations on the beautiful lands of the Wathaurong/Wadawurrung, Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation around Victoria, Australia. I would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and pay respect to Elders past and present.

French For Rabbits • The Outsider • 2021



On writing ‘The Outsider’ Brooke Singer said, “In 2019 I visited LA for the first time to do some co-writing with a few different producers and songwriters ahead of a French for Rabbits tour - it was an exciting, dizzying experience - all the palm trees and heat. One balmy day, I had a session with Marc Orrell and Brooke Johnson and we ended up writing my favourite song on this new record - an introvert’s anthem that finds joy in the act of being alone. The song distils the feeling of being an awkward introvert at a party - staring at your phone on the edges of a crowd”.

Andy Shauf • "Jaywalker" • 2021




All of your friends started wondering why you were choking back tears at an easy goodbye. Everything started feeling urgent today, when you open your mouth you have nothing to say. Jaywalker with your head hung low, you never saw it coming.
 
Moving your lips like you’re wanting to smile, everything that you love always goes out of style. Took a good chance on a triumph or two, hangin’ around town never looked good on you. Jaywalker with your head hung low, you never saw it coming.
 
It’s been a few years, you can barely recall why the things that you said have you feeling so small. Thirty-one years, now you’re up on your feet, staring down and your shoes as you’re crossing the street. Jaywalker with your head hung low, you never saw it coming.
 
Woke up confused in a hospital gown with your arm in a sling and nobody around. Dreamed about Judy, she was driving a car. You were crossing the street, didn’t get very far. Jaywalker with your head hung low, you never saw it coming.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Destroy Boys • All This Love • 2021




Open Mouth, Open Heart as a whole shows immense growth in the band both as musicians and people. Outspoken advocates for a myriad of social justice issues, especially when it comes to racial equality, LGBTQA+ rights, and inclusion for all, these themes are prevalent in their music, their actions, and how they use their platform. The 13 track album tackles themes of abuse, bullying, insecurity, as well as deeper familial forces and sees the band stepping into, and owning their power - and truly finding their voices.

Letting Up Despite Great Faults • Gemini • 2021


Letting Up Despite Great Faults is back with Mike Lee on vocals, guitars, and programming, Kent Zambrana on bass, Annah Fisette on vocals and guitars, and Daniel Schmidt on drums. IV is the first full length in 8 years and is pouring with stories of growth, nurture, loss, and regret. With all the fuzzed and dreamy instruments and the album even mastered by Simon Scott of Slowdive, it’s hard not to label it shoegaze. But from deep storytelling to catchy pop melodies, it really is so much more. Letting Up Despite Great Faults shows their full maturation and patience on IV. 


"A backdrop of swoony synths that perfectly emulate the moody haze of being in the thick of devotion to another human beingz'
KEXP

""Sonically, “Gemini” is a cosmic daydream, with the resonate and melancholy bliss of all the classic, beautiful noises shimmering from every footstep that emanates from a pedalboard."
– Post-Punk

"terrific new single...shimmering, hazy, and very melodic style still in fine form."
Brooklyn Vegan

"a stellar way to make a return to the fray"
Austin Town Hall

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Ultraviolet Communication • Moon Man • 2021



Ultraviolet Communication are an Alternative Psych Rock trio based out of Phoenix, Arizona. The band formed in 2018 through responses to craigslist ads seeking other musicians to jam with. Their unique sound fuses hard-hitting, melodic guitar riffs and a soulful yet commanding lead vocal with tight, high energy live performances that are sure to leave you wanting more. 

KID DAD • As Soon As America • 2021




"Guitar-driven anthems that could fill arenas" (5/5) -NARC. Magazine

"Kid Dad's debut is bursting to kick down doors and be heard by the wider world" (4/5) -Kerrang!!

Friday, September 17, 2021

Tom Rosenthal • I Went To Bed and I Loved You • 2021




THANK YOU SO MUCH  to everyone who sent in clips of their lost loved ones. I saw and loved them all and I wish we could have put them all in the final video but sadly there just wasn't enough space! 

Oh, life's a killer
We're all the blade
Pretend we're not with our different names
Swimming lonely in this almighty stew

The magic of the everyday
We miss it all but that's the game
And now you're gone I see so much more of you

So universe
Do your worst
Throw it all at me
I'll take your blows
For all I know
They're magic destinies

And I went to bed and I loved you
In the morning I loved you too
In the morning I loved you too

10 000 Russos • Station Europa • 2021





The inertia of the album’s title, they say, is one deeply-rooted in the Western condition – in which ‘common sense’ masquerades political impotence, culture is largely dominated by pastiche and nostalgia and life itself is reduced to an endless cycle of work-consume-repeat. Although, for all that ‘Superinertia’ might take aim at a world without motion, the same cannot be said of 10 000 Russos themselves. On the one hand, since their 2013 debut LP and the three that have followed on Fuzz Club since (2015’s self-titled, 2017’s ‘Distress Distress’ and ‘Kompromat’), 10 000 Russos’ music has always been about as kinetic as it gets: a truly unrelenting, motorik sonic force.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Tom Rosenthal • Uncontrollably • 2021




We tried to close your mouth when you died
We thought it looked undignified
We could not close it

I went to tell the nurse you had died
She looked like she did not really mind
I could not blame her

Then I took myself outside
I felt that you were more out there
If that makes sense

Then I started to cry
Uncontrollably
Man came up to me
Said, "Can I help?"
I said, "You know what? I don't think you can"
"But thanks"

Sun was so bright on the drive back
So much so for a moment I believed
In some kind of sun God
I slept surprisingly well that night
But I woke up early like I'm used to

Like you used to
Then I stared to cry
Uncontrollably
Time came up to me
No more help
Life in front of me
Life in front of me
Life in front of me
Life in front of me
Life in front of me (whoa)

Friday, September 10, 2021

Mort Rose • Je dois savoir • 2021


Mort Rose is a Montreal based rock band founded in 2016. They rapidly made a name for themselves in the Montreal underground with their critically acclaimed debut “Nés pour aimer”. The result is a timely offering that perfectly reflects the urgency and the tension of our generation.


Much darker and more personal than its predecessor, "Au revoir cowboys" is also full of spontaneity and authenticity. The songs on the album feel deconstructed and unfinished, yet are filled with great melodies, energetic rhythms and meticulous arrangements. 

The album, which was recorded in an immersive creative bubble, represents a total rebirth for the band. The record is psychedelic yet accessible, old-school yet fresh. It is set for release on September 10th 2021.

Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney • European Son • 2021



European Son” reimagined by Iggy Pop and Matt Sweeney for I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico, is out today; stream/share HERE. The record, executive produced by the late Hal Willner, is due September 24 via Verve Records, the Velvet Underground’s original label home; pre-order/pre-save HERE. Limited autographed items including vinyl and vinyl test pressings signed by Kurt Vile and other featured artists will be available HERE.

I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico
  1. Sunday Morning – Michael Stipe (3:50)
  2. I’m Waiting For The Man – Matt Berninger (3:44)
  3. Femme Fatale – Sharon Van Etten (w/ Angel Olsen on backing vocals) (4:43)
  4. Venus In Furs – Andrew Bird & Lucius (6:55)
  5. Run Run Run – Kurt Vile & The Violators (6:59)
  6. All Tomorrow’s Parties – St. Vincent & Thomas Bartlett (4:52)
  7. Heroin – Thurston Moore feat. Bobby Gillespie (7:24)
  8. There She Goes Again – King Princess (3:29)
  9. I’ll Be Your Mirror – Courtney Barnett (2:27)
  10. The Black Angel’s Death Song – Fontaines D.C. (3:12)11. European Son – Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney (7:45)

Thursday, September 9, 2021

illuminati hotties • Threatening Each Other Re: Capitalism • 2021




"As Illuminati Hotties, Sarah Tudzin has been rolling out deliriously catchy, high-octane summer jams for the past few months... the versatile Tudzin is proving there’s no genre she can’t make her own." - New York Times

"Sarah Tudzin can do it all. As a producer, mixer and engineer, her resume is proof positive... Like the very best of ih's previous projects, "u v v p" isn't afraid to showcase the sensitive side of the story; between big laughs and even bigger riffs, there's lightness matched with self-reflection." - NPR Music

PLASTIC MERMAIDS • DISCO WINGS • 2021




‘Disco Wings’ sees the band justifying the hype of their debut album, which drew comparisons with the likes of LCD Soundsystem and Animal Collective at the time. The new material has been self-produced once again, however, technical wizard and multi-instrumentalist Jamie Richards was stretched for mixing time, building his Neon Egg pedals for the likes of Bon Iver, Kurt Vile & Hot Chip. The brothers decided to look beyond the band and recruited Ant Whiting (MIA, Lana De Ray) for a fresh take at the mix.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Hannes • Sugar (Live on the roof) • 2021



I don’t know a lot
Itchy, itchy burden
I have done some hurting 
But I know I want you

I can’t reach your phone 
Glitchy, glitchy burner 
I know I have to earn her 
But I don’t know how to


“Sugar is a song about the tribes and tribulations at the beginning of a new relationship and all that comes with it,” Hannes tells Atwood Magazine. “Living together in a studio apartment, eating too much candy, smoking too much and catching late night Uber’s in Stockholm with my new girlfriend. I wrote it with my friend and producer Marcus White who I always work with. The song felt really dull until Marcus found this banjo loop that fitted perfectly in the chorus. Now it’s not dull anymore. I mean, how can something be dull with a fire banjo loop like that.”

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Cinerama • Still At The Edge Of The Sofa • Live Session, 2021



As part of our virtual festival this year, Cinerama performed a 30 minute stripped back set, with songs requested in advance by viewers.

Saturday, September 4, 2021

The Killers • "Quiet Town" • 2021



Las Vegas-based band The Killers burst onto the music scene in 2004 and have since become one of the biggest bands in the world. Their new album "Pressure Machine" is No. 1 on Billboard's top rock and Americana charts, and it's their seventh straight album to hit No. 1 in the U.K. The Killers perform "Quiet Town" from "Pressure Machine."

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah • "Over and Over Again" • 2014



There are a lot of different ways to approach a career in music, but the general rule is to be appreciative of your audience. If you can organize and are motivated, you should approach them directly.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Clem Snide • "Forever Just Beyond" • 2021



Stream 'Beyond Forever Just Beyond', the extended edition of the latest Clem Snide album produced by Scott Avett: https://orcd.co/beyondforever

M Field • Ten is A Number • 2021




“The verse of Ten is a Number began as a voice note that was half-forgotten, returned to and developed as a pitch for a movie. It was not chosen, but I liked it and so I added a chorus to it. When I wrote the chorus I felt like it perfectly embodied the way life felt at the time, which is a rare thing I think. I had met some new people and felt a kind of sheltered youthful optimism I hadn’t felt for a while,” Field explains.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

WARBLY JETS • TMI • 2021




"The LA-based talents are looking towards the crossover between humanity and technology…with an exciting air of chaos from the get-go."
- Wonderland.

"A new dystopian-pop that somehow feels just right for the current moment."
- Flaunt

"WARBLY JETS have continued to bring something new to their sound while always keeping true to that special energy they radiate."
- The Luna Collective

"A dynamic, genreless mix of plunderphonics"
- xsnoize

"'NASA' is a bold reintroduction."
- Under The Radar

"Synth-fueled and more supersonic than the heavier guitar-driven WARBLY JETS...Visually, 'NASA' enters a psychedelic-funk and terrestrial realm"
- American Songwriter

Friday, August 27, 2021

Slow Rosary • Refinery • 2021

"Duplantier lets his arrangement breathe and sigh, drawing out a yearning honesty from the track... howling melodies and stripped-back arrangements bring to mind Bright Eyes or The Mountain Goats..." -Under The Radar

"...an inflection point for the record–it starts with a long, acoustic buildup, which is a change of pace from the first act, and its fiery bridge stands in contrast to the record’s quieter second half." -All Scene Eye

"Slow Rosary have more of a modern folk touched rocking sound to them.  Maybe just a hint of prime cut Bright Eyes." -Americana UK



Tony Glausi • I Could Fall in Love feat. Charlemagne the Goddess • 2021




EVERYTHING AT ONCE is a cinematic full-length production brimming with confidence, introducing Tony Glausi the polymath. “Coming out of high school and studying music in college, I was pretty fixated on jazz trumpet playing, and my earlier releases were heavily oriented around improvisation and swing,” Glausi explains. “But as I continue to write and explore new sounds, I feel like I get closer and closer to my true voice, one record at a time.” EVERYTHING AT ONCE is an album of places, faces, and interactions. Quite simply, Tony Glausi has created a mixtape to his life, thanks, in part, to his willingness to try anything. “The album is literally a two year snapshot of my life. Each story is like a scene from a film, or I guess 10 different films” Glausi concludes. 

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Ada Lea • partner • 2021



still reeling from last night's activities
too many friends, too much wine
and this cab is moving too slowly down parc avenue
it’s 3 pm, Paris time

still feeling some kind of magic
didn't sleep at all last night
stayed up and watched her move 
in her green dress and ivory shoes

now you see it coming now you see it now
you cannot even imagine what it feels like
better now than never to know the back of your head
was i only a friend
that’s who i am that’s who I am

every road we walk leads to a dead-end 
full of lovers just loving you until the end
full of lovers just loving you until you’re dead

The Slow Sound • Elora • 2021


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The recording project of Ezekiel Rudick and Kendall Sallay-Milotz, The Slow Sound is self-described “Pacific Northwest Gloom Pop” outfit formed over a mutual appreciation of melancholic music. Through a blended approach of synths and organic drums, the pair conjure richly haunting soundscapes which beckon the listener inside. A sound which undoubtedly lives up to gloom label, yet does so with a lush sonic palette and narrative-driven lyricism.

Melanie MacLaren • Graveyard Shift • 2021


Born in New York and based in Nashville, Melanie MacLaren is a songwriter who sits at the intersection of a variety of styles and genres. Guided by classic folk sensibilities, she is a traditional singer-songwriter at heart, but elements of dream pop, 70s rock and contemporary indie all play into the style and elevate it into something fresh. The result is a sound indebted to the past and the present without being beholden to either, managing to possess the timeless country spirit without sacrificing any sense of immediacy.

Joshua Jones • Just Like You • 2021


Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Husky • Meteorite • 2021



The moon is at the door
She wants to sleep here tonight
Don't worry baby
It's just a trick of the light

When are you coming home
Meteorite

If you lose your way
You'll always know where to find me
Living dream by dream
Waiting for you to come and wake me

When are you coming home
Meteorite

When are you coming home?

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Anna Akana ft Macedo • Wanted Woman • 2021




"Lush, upbeat instrumentation sufficiently masking her pain"
- FLOOD

"Akana’s voice is not sparkly but relaxed, and the tracks are more for jamming than dancing."
- Forbes

"The simple piano chords that begin the track, aided by fluttering synth swells, provide an elemental framework for the singer’s story of self-discovery, open-hearted and soaring as a Broadway ballad"
- The AV Club

Trick Gum • Bringing in the Dogs • 2021



"A synth-powered track that reminds of playfully lackadaisical ’90s alternative radio hits from the likes of Beck and Cake as well as indie oddities like Enon and Tobacco."
- Stereogum

"Filled with nostalgic pop-punk energy, the band go back and forth over snappy guitar strings and heavy drums"
- Wonderland

"The song glides, relaxed guitars breeze over motorik verses that enchant their way into a snappy Napoleonic synth march of a chorus before drifting back seamlessly into sun-kissed nirvana."
- FLAUNT

Friday, August 20, 2021

C. Gibbs • "Tales from the Terramar" 2021



With a fresh move out West and an album shaped by time lived in NYC, Upstate, Zurich and now Southern California, Christian Gibbs returns with his 8th album under the C. Gibbs moniker. Tales from the Terramar (out on September 17, 2021) touches on themes of addiction, renewal, temptation, and a coming home of sorts.

illuminati hotties • MMMOOOAAAAAYAYA • 2021




Earlier this year Tudzin teased new music with “MMMOOOAAAAAYAYA”, a song which received widespread critical acclaim including Pitchfork's Best New Track status, but nothing has come easy for Tudzin who’s talent for songwriting is only matched by her technical ability and production experience. She then dropped the undeniable "u v v p" a song which the New York Times hailed as “"As Illuminati Hotties, Sarah Tudzin has been rolling out deliriously catchy, high-octane summer jams for the past few months… the versatile Tudzin is proving there’s no genre she can’t make her own."

Mae Krell • rest stop • 2021




Following a two-year hiatus, Mae Krell returned in early 2020 ready to embark on a new musical era. With a newfound maturity and understanding, they have perfected their folk-pop sound and introspective lyrical chops. At just 22 years old, Mae exudes a musicality wise beyond their years. Influenced by revered singer-songwriters like Bob Dylan, Phoebe Bridgers, and Gregory Alan Isakov, their songs are intimate reflections that confront trauma, self-love, and personal truths. Their singles have amassed millions of streams to date, with last year’s singles “wash,” “home,” and “garden,” all individually breaking over 500K streams.

Flowertown • Time Trials • 2021




“The arrangements are stunning, showcasing that Velvet Underground-via-indie pop influence which looms large here. You might picture a Vaselines cassette playing on a boombox with fading batteries down a subway tunnel.” - Glenn Donaldson (Free Form Freakout)

“The album’s title track, “Time Trials” jangles through the haze, an understated stunner coming through the short wave wires and onto our speakers.” - Andy French (Raven Sings The Blues)

“Gentle arpeggiated glistening 6-string chords and rattling shakes relentlessly trigger solemn meandering daydreams to drown the dual unison energies of breathless, dreamy distrustful female vocals and soft nervous male ramblings under a swarming shimmering shroud of reverb-drenched guitar melodies cut in a simmering sway of slow steady beats, to wander lost and anxious through the uncertain sparkly rivulets of fear.” - Fabrizio Lusso (White Light // White Heat)

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

teedream • Since Calgary • 2021


A sincere recognition goes to the countless individuals that have made an impression on this project over the last several years. What started as a shared collaboration, later turned into a broken solo project; and after the lonely existence of the pandemic came an outlet for the emotions felt from grievance 

Since Calgary is a memento of past personalities, relationships, mistakes, flaws, and a rightful closure to what was.


Thursday, August 12, 2021

Ada Lea • hurt • 2021



one hand on the steering wheel the other sewing a garden is the name of the second album by Canadian songwriter Alexandra Levy, publicly known by the moniker Ada Lea. On one hand..., it’s a collection of walking-paced, cathartic pop/folk songs, on the other it’s a book of heart-twisting, rear-view stories of city life. Ada Lea has followed up the creative, indie-rock songcraft of her debut what we say in private with surprising arrangements and new perspectives. The album is set in Montreal and each song exists as a dot on a personal history map of the city where Levy grew up. 

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Basement Revolver • "Skin" • 2021



This song has helped me to love the parts of my body that have often been scrutinized in the mirror. 
Ahead of getting married, I felt terrified about the vulnerability that it would bring. 
 
When our band took time off of work and went to our lead guitarist, Jonathan Malström's cottage to write an album, I was sitting at the edge of the dock one morning and this song started to come out.
 
It was the first time I had ever explicitly written about my body, and my struggle with it, creating a slow burn of a track.

Jessica in The Rainbow • Tiny Traumas, adding up (out of body, in your skin) II • 2021


Jessica in The Rainbow is the solo project of Jessica Fogle, a conservatory-trained pianist turned prolific dream folk / lullaby pop / neoclassical songwriter. She has opened for Gaelynn Lea (2016 NPR Tiny Desk winner), Briana Marela (Jagjaguar), Breathe Owl Breathe, Cheer-Accident, and has shared shows with Jonnie Baker (Florist), Mutual Benefit, Seth Bernard, Jes Kramer, and more.

Saturday, August 7, 2021

David Berman Remembered

1967-2019

I am trying to get at something And I want to talk very plainly to you So that we are both comforted by the honesty.


Thursday, August 5, 2021

Hippo Campus • Sex Tape • 2021




“Blissful indie rock”
Rolling Stone

“Bouncy indie melodies and gigantic pop hooks”
DIY

“Wistful, effervescent music that brims with youthful exuberance”
The Line Of Best Fit

Minnesotan five piece at their most honest and vulnerable to date, with five intensely cathartic offerings
tinged with confessions and dark humour. It’s a celebration of brotherhood, and the “all for one, one for all” mentality that has permeated Hippo Campus’ work since the very beginning.

Unwed Sailor • "Lilith" 2021


"...has an elegiac Joy Division/New Order procession to it...Truth or Consequences is poignant and poised, intimate but ambitious in its pursuit of connection."- Under The Radar

"...still finds the band making compelling instrumental rock, but this time they sound like they're pulling from the jangle pop of The Smiths and the breezier moments of The Cure"- Brooklynvegan



The instrumental post rock ambience of Unwed Sailor has been guided by the vision of Johnathon Ford (Pedro the Lion/Roadside Monument). Since starting the band in Seattle in 1998, Ford has combined elements of post rock, new age, new wave, ambient, shoegaze & film music to create the unique sound and vision of Unwed Sailor.