Their take on Ever Ending Kicks' 2013 single celebrates "being outside again," a fitting sentiment when surrounded by this level of splendor. Media Jeweler's cover is just as disorienting as the original, but while the original is built on electronic beats and synths, they go for a raw approach.
Beach Deep, the band's sophomore album is a genuine work of art. Their experimental French pop sound swirls with touches of retro perfection, warped psych, sweeping touches of R&B charm, and gentle electronics, executed with a steady grace.
The band have already shared "Escape From Now" but they are keeping their collaborative spirit alive with "Mowing Machine," a blistering noise punk odyssey featuring Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox, Head Wound City) on lead vocals.
On TRU, Ovlov manages to contain the noise so integral to their sound in a dynamism that blends the guitar musings of gazey greats with the slacker rock sensibilities of indie darlings, amounting to a record that pays tribute to its influences while maintaining a fresh identity.
In the two years since Kiss Concert's last release, the band have really blossomed. Their brand of distinctly Massachusetts post-hardcore, punk, and clamoring indie rock has become more refined, more nuanced, and overall more capable of just about anything they've set their sights toward.
The album's first single, "The Silk Cocoon" is like the sticky sweet center of The Duke of Surl. It's low key in the best ways, significantly less "Surly" and a more of a slow burn than Brown's usual animated garage-pop attack.
Winters reveals more of herself and talents as she showcases her flute-like vocals against cutting melodic and stripped riffs. It’s as if you are hearing her for the first time, Melkbelly fans.
Due out on August 3rd via Don Giovanni Records, the album takes True's earnest lyricism and adds some twang, confessional sparseness, bursts of jazzy jubilance, and emotional beauty that's both optimistic and heartbreaking.
Enter Sean Henry; the New York City-based songwriter has dutifully acquired the label of soft grunge with his first studio album Fink. Over the course of ten tracks, Henry develops a taste for the angst-ridden emotions of late adolescence.
This fast paced album is doused in indie pop and twee influences in addition to post-punk percussion and dream pop synths. Mendoza’s bright meandering vocals are emphasized by the ethereal echoes, 50s inspired melodies, and vociferous hammering guitar.
Today, the band announces their 20th Anniversary Tour, together with the premiere of a video for the dreamy shoegaze-tinged "Wait Or Hide".
Blood on the Tracks is the debut full length of New Orleans duo Mac Folger and Rui de Marguilles (with help from Nicholas Corson on drums), and one that takes you on a ride that takes many detours through various genres.
Welcome to FUZZY MEADOWS, where we recap the past week in music. We're sharing our favorite releases of the week in the form of albums, singles, and music videos along with the "further listening" section of new and notable releases from around the web.
Their debut album, Endless Scroll is a diatribe against both consumerism and technology– the hold that both have taken on society, and how people can’t seem to escape them, despite them resulting in what the band considers to be injustices.
2018 sure has been… something. There’s been a lot of great new music too. Here’s sixty of our favorite new releases so far this year. Maybe you’ll find something new to love. Let us be your guide.
Ben Currotto and co's latest takes a nuanced approach, still ripe with earnest emotions and dampened melodies, but increasingly vibrant, even in shades of grey. The band's new album is full of texture and auxiliary pleasures, something new to hear under each delicate layer, as stunning at its most stripped and lush.
The title track is that perfect sweet spot between the easy going psych and the washed out post-punk, a song that cruises over a casual melody before the carnival barker vocals hone in and hypnotize.
You, Forever is an understated, beautifully crafted record that aims to continue the grand rock tradition of socially-conscious songs that still transport you to a road hugging the coastline. Largely, it succeeds in doing so.
Reminding us of one’s own past lessons in vulnerability and the observance of the body vs. self in reaction to those occurrences in present time.
Sixteen months ago we said "Speaking Just Fine" was "at times hypnotic and others chaotic, the song building upon odd textures with dreamy dissonance and catchy vocals, swelling into a haze of collaged sound and experimental pop layers." This is still true... and the video takes a visual approach to much of the same.
ALBUM OF THE WEEK:
NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:
- Pinch Points - Mechanical Injury
- Liars - 1/1
- Champagne Superchillin' - Beach Deep
- Goddard - Between The Lights
- Mutilation Rites - Chasm
- Negative Scanner - Nose Picker
- Optiganally Yours - O.Y. In Hi-Fi [vinyl]
- Ovlov - TRU
- Sandrider - Armada
- Struckout - Struckout
- Ty Segall & White Fence - Joy
- Woozles - Kidz Bopz Vol. 666
- Fond - Fond
- Bass Drum of Death - Just Business
- Bellini - Before The Day Has Gone
- Carlos Hernandez - On Folly
- Clearance - At Your Leisure
- The Cradle - Bag of Holding
- Deaf Wish - Lithium Zion
- Kiss Concert - Look Bad/Feel Bad
- Nopes - Stapler
- Thou - Rhea Sylvia
- Tony Molina - Kill The Lights