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
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
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
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.
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, 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.
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.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Giving Up The Sea is the debut EP from Tal Michles, on Israeli label Schwarz Neon Licht. The six tracks move effortlessly through an electro-acoustic landscape, with an original sound and perspective. Sometimes dark, sometimes huge, this EP has a diverse sonic vibe that delivers plenty of swagger and totally engages the listener. Theis EP is stylish, a bit quirky and inventive, with a sound that will keep you coming back for more. Stream and buy Giving Up The Sea at the link below.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Norphlet is the S/T debut EP from the Texas/California duo collaboration. The five tracks span a nice amalgam of indie rock, pop punk and post punk. The songs are dynamic and energetic, with a nice raw edge and a touch of lofi vibe. The album is huge sounding, and one forgets this is just two dudes, when confronted with the towering harmonized guitar lines, heavy passages and strong songwriting. This is a very noteworthy debut and is a must have. Stream and buy Norphlet at the link below.
Electric City is the new album fro Austin based nine piece band, The Human Circuit. The twelve tracks showcase a band that transcends mere indie genres, blending elements of David Bowie, with Arcade Fire and smooth horns ala Chicago. The vocals are strong, the arrangements are smartly done, the songs are well written and the musicianship is superlative. Unfortunately all this goodness is marred by poor production. The tracks are muddy, the whole thing lacks raw energy and mastering is non-existent. This is a great band and we hope future releases are able to adequately reflect that. Stream and buy Electric City at the link below.