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.

Declan Welsh & The Decadent West • Talking To Myself • 2021

 

“A signifier of great things to come from one of Glasgow’s greatest hopes” The Line Of Best Fit
 
“Mischievously intelligent…pop-edged indie rock” Clash
 
“Irresistibly catchy” Dork
 
“Disco-inflected indie music for people who like to have fun” Gigwise
 
“Sweet indie-rock” Paste 

“Roaring punk anthems” Under The Radar

Praises • A World On Fire • 2021




On EP4, Praises pushes beyond their recent industrial synth-based offerings, incorporating the intensity of their highly regarded live performances with an intimate, collaborative, and distanced songwriting process. EP4 was composed as a combination of two songs that never felt like they had a home until they were met with two new tracks formed in collaboration with producer, DJ, and performer Shortbloom (aka Sachin Mohindra). In this "grueling time of human reckoning," the songs on EP4 grew slowly and reflective. One about the quieter moments of love in the storm of 2020 (Apples For My Love), one a vicious anti-trump / anti-American declaration (We Let Go), one a call of protest (Soil), and one a track about diaspora and war (A World On Fire). With these themes of mortality, identity, and love, Jesse Crowe's 4th EP as Praises examines their recovery, strength, and their enduring lightness.

PONY HUNT • STARDUST • 2021




“The haunted majesty that stitches together the music of Pony Hunt is enough to keep your mind in wonderment for weeks on end.” –Jacob Uitti, American Songwriter

"Antonick works a voodoo jukebox blues, draped in a mossy late-summer haze, mingling doo-wop and barbershop tones with dusty, settled cedarn folk and bleary, country-tinged garage rock. Equal parts Roadhouse and Double R; Velvet Underground and The Sandwitches; dawn and dusk, it exists somewhere out of reach, its luminosity shifting on a dial entirely its own."

Jordan Lehning • 1234 EverMore • 2021




“This song is about the innate dichotomy of love,” explains Lehning. “The sound in the beginning is a dangerously large Venus fly trap that represents the vice grip that sex holds over everyone. It’s comedic that we put ourselves through such hell, but this is our nature. It’s self imposing schadenfreude.” 

Sunday, August 1, 2021

George Harrison • Isn't It A Pity (Take 27) • 2021



One of Harrison’s most beloved songs, “Isn’t It A Pity,” which features twice on the original 1970 triple album with two uniquely different versions, is presented on the upcoming 50th-anniversary edition of the album in three additional incarnations, which have never been released – the original studio demo and two outtakes. While the demo allows listeners to hear how fully developed the song was melodically in its earliest form, Take 27 provides an exciting insight into Harrison’s creative process and the different arrangements and instrumentation attempted in pursuit of the perfect take. Released today and accompanied by a surrealistic, painterly, animated video, directed by Alan Bibby and Jonny Kofoed of New Zealand-based creative house, Assembly, “Isn’t It A Pity (Take 27)” is more akin in spirit to Version 2 on the original album with a slightly slower tempo and a simple, but exquisite, arrangement.

Martha Wainwright • Hole In My Heart • 2021




Offering a sneak peek at the new album, “Hole In My Heart” is a playful song that’s brimming with joy. The song serves as the emotional flip side to the previous song “Falaise de Malaise”, a song steeped in despair and sadness, the storm to the sunshine that is “Hole In My Heart.” The video captures this joy 

JD Pinkus • Woke Up Dead • 2021



"For fans of the cacophony that the Surfers and the Melvins have wrought through their respective careers, JD’s “spacegrass” stylings are a drastic shift towards the minimalistic and quiet."
- Hollywood Life

 "rich in the blues."
- Indie Music

"the video gives a thump of colorful attitude to Pinkus’ picking that would make the late Ralph Stanley nod in approval."
- Glide

"Pinkus’ plaintive plucks at the banjo are warped to give us a feeling of being half in the nether world"
- BPM

"the album is firmly rooted in the sounds of back country Appalachia, in true Pinkus style, that ye olde instrument is warped into psychedeliac, and oft sinister, fields."
- PunkNews

"...pretty much just him, his instrument and some deep thoughts."
- Brooklyn Vegan