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Monday, August 20, 2018

Tulipomania: Off The Map b/w On The Outside

Off The Map is the new single from Philadelphia based Tulipomania, The track is a dense postpunk dirge, with guitars having a bit of a Chris Isaak feel, that could live on a sinister soundtrack. This is paired with a heavy overall feel and a slight lofi sheen. The sultry vocals enhance the malevolent feeling in the tracks creating a dark compelling vibe. The lead track is paired with two versions of a remix of the group's track On The Outside, done by UK artist Spinello. The remix has all the requisite glitchiness that one would expect. Stream and buy Off The Map b/w On The Outside at the link below.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Braggers: Shine On b/w Indian Summer

Kansas City based garage punk masters Braggers have released a new single Shine On b/w Indian summer in advance of their sophomore studio album, expected in October. Led by seminal pop-punk artist Esteban Leon, the album sees a continuation of what Braggers does so well, stylish, hooky punk music with dense guitars and Leon's own unique vocal styling. This is a release that drips with authenticity, as Leon croons and growls through two heavy tracks that immediately engage the listener. Coming on the heals of the Bragger's live album released last February, this single is the perfect way to wet one's appetite for their coming studio album. Stream and buy Shine On b/w Indian Summer at the link below.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Postcode: Acoustic Zebraland

Acoustic Zebraland is the new EP from FZB favorites Postcode, and is their first new material release since 2015. Led by prolific artist producer Mikie Daugherty, with guitarist Kieran Ball and featuring vocals by Marie Reynolds. The four tracks are accomplished acoustic takes on songs with depth and beauty. Engaging melodies showcase Reynolds wonderful vocals and harmonies, which draw the listener into the songs with a compelling existentialism. The guitars weave stylish passages that break in occasional counterpoint, all of which serves to showcase an EP of superlative beauty. Watch a live video for EP track Buried, then stream and buy Acoustic Zebraland at the link below.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

m1nk: The Far Side

The Far Side is the new single from m1nk, the UK - Greece collaboration of Barry Snaith and Erika Bach. Released on Netherlands indie label Seja Records, this track is an experimental excursion across styles. Dark, foreboding, sensual and unexpected, the song unfolds as a passion play of goth intimacy. This track is unique in its musical apparition, with a totally original sound that pays homage to many genres, while sounding like none directly. This is a single for the musically adventurous; those bored by cliche pop and formula radio fare. Watch the video for the track, then stream and buy The Far Side at the link below.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Falcon Jane: Feelin' Freaky

Feelin' Freaky is the third full length from Ontario Band Falcon Jane. The ten tracks are spritely indie rock, with some nice dream pop elements and occasional lo-fi patches. The band is fronted by singer/songwriter Sara May, who has a classic indie voice, demure yet powerful, silky yet raw, and totally compelling. The band has carved out a unique original sound, which separates them the from bunch and entices the listener with its diverse set of influences. This is a strong album through and through and is a must have. Stream and buy Feelin' Freaky at the link below.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Caelo: How Does It Feel b/w Wait For You

South African band Caelo have released How Does It Feel b/w Wait For You, two "B" sides that didn't make the band's 2017 debut release Visions. The band released this two track virtual 7" in May of this year and have followed it up by again releasing How Does It Feel this month as a new release. Both tracks are solid indie rockers and give a glimpse into a band that is developing and we hope will be putting out some new music soon. You can only keep rehashing for a short time and that time has now gone. Stream and buy How Does It Feel b/w Wait For You at the link below.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Curling: Definitely Band

Definitely Band is the sophomore album from Berkeley, CA based band Curling. The ten tracks showcase a great indie rock band that is sonically mature beyond their two albums. With every track having a distinct personality, the culmination is an album that is greater than the sum of its parts. Outstanding musicianship abounds, the arrangements are smart and unexpected, with a definite nod toward jazz stylings that never overshadow the truly fine rock being served up. The album is original, uniquely adventurous, heavy and amazingly diverse. This is an absolute must have. Watch the video for album track Radio King then stream and buy Definitely Band at the link below.

Hideous Sun Demon: Fame Erotic Dream

Fame Erotic Dream is the third studio album from Perth, Australia based psych-punk band, Hideous Sun Demon. The twelve tracks immediately lash out at the listener with enough raw energy to seer the flesh off your bones. The album recalls punk royalty like Wreckless Eric, Undertones and dare we say it, The Clash. It is no surprise to regular readers of this blog, that we love punk. It takes a lot to impress us and impress us is exactly what this album does. Hard edged. titanic, but retaining that live unpolished sheen that is only attained by the very best in this genre. This is an absolute must have. Watch the video for album opener Antithesis, then stream and buy Fame Eroctic Dream at the link below.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Delta Will: Multitudes I

Delta Will, a four-piece band from Toronto, gives us Multitudes I, the first of a three-piece installment.  With highly evident psych-pop and soul influences, this album tugs at the existentialism that is being human.  Multitudes I is full of calculated contrast, vacillating between serene contemplations and explosions of sound; it's organic, yet groovy and synthy; polished, though unpredictable; beautiful, believable, and strangely relatable.  The sweetly harmonized guitar lines are a rare delicacy, and the melodic use of human voice effortlessly delivers thought-provoking, reflective lyricism.  This is an absolute must have.  Stream and buy Multitudes I at the link below.

Subways On The Sun: The Honeymoon Stagecoach

Seattle-based Subways On The Sun recently signed to Spartan Records, who then re-released the band's debut album The Honeymoon Stagecoach.  Energetic and youthful, this album is thrilling to listen to and certainly radio-ready in terms of precision and production.  Smooth-sounding, soothing vocals inspire the listener to adventure into the lands of imagination concocted by the instrumental lyricism.  However musically exacting the song, Subways On The Sun sound so good together, and each individual musical voice makes its contribution with clarity and ease.  We eagerly await Subways On The Sun's sophomore album due out on September 21st, but this first album is a definite must have in the meantime.  Stream and buy The Honeymoon Stagecoach at the link below.