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Friday, June 23, 2017

Pattern Language: Total Squaresville

Total Squaresville is the new album from artist producer Pattern Language, aka Chris Frain. Released on UK label Happy Robot Records, the six tracks are a melodic journey through a true synthesizer album. Unlike most electronic music, where the synths are used for cliche genre sounds, this album is an exploration of the synthesizer as a bonafide orchestral instrument. The album marries sweeping melodic passages, with adventurous synth pads to deliver a sonic experience of depth and beauty. Watch the video for album track, By Time We Get There, then stream and buy Total Squaresville at the link below.



Thursday, June 22, 2017

Sluka: Colorful Radiation



Colorful Radiation is the eleventh studio album from San Diego experimental rocker Sluka. The ten tracks are adventurous affairs, with a Bowiesque sheen that sees a stylistic blend of everything from The Flaming Lips to Keane. With that pop pedigree, one also gets plenty of edge, swagger and depth. This album is a must have. Watch the video for album track Number one, then stream and buy Colorful Radiation at the link below.



Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Broken Muse: Broken Muse


Montreal based Broken Muse, have just released their S/T debut album. Largely the work of singer/songwriter Mark Goodwin, the ten tracks are a slick take on Americana and alt-country, with superlative vocals from Mariana Gianelli. Upbeat, rock driven country, pulses with excitement, as the band takes itself through an essentially live recorded studio album. The performances are inspired and the resulting record is tight and totally compelling. This is an absolute must have. Stream and buy Broken Muse at the link below.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Moodring: Cottage Mess


North Carolina's Silber Records brings us Cottage Mess, the new album from Moodring. The eight tracks are atmospheric experimental music that pushes song structure boundaries where melodic and dissonant passages interplay with unique textures. This is an album about musical exploration  with a near classical feel. A must have. Stream and buy Cottage Mess at the link below.


Friday, June 16, 2017

Dark Continent: Songs About Love and Depression


Songs About Love and Depression is the new album from Swedish band Dark Continent. After releasing two albums from 1989 - 1993, the band reunited in 2013. The 10 tracks here showcase a band that is in touch with current music, with a sound that incorporates elements of post-punk and altrock. The songs have a radio ready feel, a familiar vibe, strong hooks and lyrics that deliver a message. Watch the video for album track Love Hate ADHD, then stream and buy Songs About Love and Depression at the link below.



Thursday, June 15, 2017

Das Mortal: Always Loved


Lisbon Lux Records have released Always Loved, the debut full length from Montreal artist/producer Das Mortal, aka Cristobal Cortes. The ten tracks are an imaginative interpretation of 80's synthpop. Featuring dark vocals, deep synthpads and catchy rhythms, this album is a perfect blend of old and new. Staying true to the sound developed by bands like Depeche Mode, Human League and Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark, the album glistens with sterling production and songs that are intimate with the listener. A definite must have. Watch the video for album track, Risking My Life, then stream and buy Always Loved at the link below.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Institute: Subordination


Austin punks, Institute, are back with a new album Subordination; their fifth release and sophomore full length album, Released on Sorry State Records, the nine tracks see the band expanding out of the punk genre, with sounds that remind of classic Black Sabbath, glam rock and other influences, all the while staying true to the punk ethos. Flawless production, exceptional performances and great songs are the hallmark of this album. This is an must have that should be in everyone's collection. Stream and buy Subordination at the link below.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Eric Anders: Eleven Nine


Eric Anders has released, Eleven Nine," a ten track anti-Trump masterpiece that sees all album proceeds donated to Lambda Legal. The album is an eloquent, considered response to the horrific election of a racist, elitist moron to the presidency. With a classic singer/songwriter sonic vibe, compelling lyrics and tasty instrumental performances, this is an album that speaks to the despair the election caused, while delivering a strong musical experience. This is a definite must have. Stream and buy Eleven Nine at the link below.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Grape Juice Plus: The Simian Syndrome


The Simian Syndrome is the debut album from Chicago duo Grape Juice Plus. Featuring Barry Bennett on drums, keys and vocals, and Eric Klotz on guitar, these guys are not the usual guitar drum rock duo like Black Keys or Japandroids. What you get is a highly original, experimental band that pushes the limits everywhere. This is an album of edgy, discordant, improvisational music, with plenty of depth, ranging from rock cliches to African tribal rhythms. This is one of the most creative albums so far this year and will challenge listeners at all levels. A definite must have. Stream and buy The Simian Syndrome at the link below.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Ippu Mitsui: L + R


Scottish label Bearsuit Records have released L + R, the new album from artist/producer Ippu Mitsui. The eleven tracks deliver an experimental based electro pop experience that is large with unique synth pads and interesting melodies, embedded in a package of recognizable genre sounds and cliches. With an adventurous bent and a glitchy finish, this is an electronic journey of depth and interesting sonic twists. Stream and buy L + R at the link below.