"Feed" b/w "St. Pete" is the band's second two-song single, a surefooted introduction into both their blunt post-punk minimalism and their expanded grooves.
"Some People Have All The Luck," the album's third single features Elizabeth Skadden (formerly of WALL, Finally Punk) on lead vocals, a natural collaboration choice pairing together two of the post-punk resurgence's best and brightest.
the songs truly come to life and the heaviness of the seemingly under-mixed guitar fuzz on the record lends Knifeplay to be a heavier band than they appear without losing any of the composition and melody that is found on these two releases.
They've spent the past five years releasing increasingly great albums, perfecting their vision of tattered indie rock with sharp stabs of post-punk, psych, twangy hardcore, and their own unique go at jangly art pop. Over Everything, due out February 23rd via the ever reliable Sad Cactus Records, is a sweeping collision of opposing forces, a menacing blend of explosive dynamics and infectious melodies.
Pet's debut is not over done, there's no gimmicks, it’s not an enigma for you to figure out. It's straight and in your face, with undeniably good guitar, bass, and drums paired with very solid melodies and transitions between songs.
There's a purity of vision that remains consistent throughout these ten songs. At best, this means the album flows by nice and smoothly. The flip-side critique would be that the whole thing is a bit samey, but there's no shame in letting this simply be what it wants to be. Phillips has their palette and they know how to operate within a set of limitations.
Happy Valentine's Day to all, here's a song to love forever. The second single from the Parisian quartet's upcoming self-titled album is hypnotic and nuanced, a slowly building pop song with radiant hooks and post-punk splendor.
Listening to Palm brings the same sort of comfort that comes from being in a crowded room with a thousand conversations at once: There are a million avenues to direct your attention, but there’s still a subtle joy in being able to let the chatter exist around you without clinging too heavily to piecing everything together.
The song’s hazy textures and synesthetic lyrics will be familiar to anyone who has heard TWSF before, but Cohn has added a major textural element in the form of an analog synth
Their imitation 12-string shimmer might scratch that R.E.M. itch, but there’s a distinct, abiding darkness crowding around the edges of the songs on their second LP, This Is Glue, that guides it somewhere cozy yet sinister.
The Chicago based trio are set to release their latest album, Drown, on March 8th via Sooper Records, a dark and noisy record that blends post-punk, sludgy shoegaze, and doom pop in its own sinister howl.
“Sleepy Song” from Ann Arbor’s Johanna Baumann is a carefully calculated effort to invoke the dreaminess of childhood that never falls into the trappings of vapid sentimentality.
On the band's sophomore album, Garner Cardinals, due out February 16th via Sophomore Lounge, the band's ramshackle punk is, intentionally, coming apart at the seems, and it's exactly what makes them a great band.
With Your Belly is not a place where sugary choruses thrive. On any given track, at the very least the vocals, if not every other instrument, are muddied with modulation and reverb. However, this band is not hiding; they are clear from the get-go that this is how they define themselves and find further understanding.
That Chura wrote and recorded Messes is achievement alone, the reception which followed and the seal of approval from a top-tier indie label is a clear indication that the effort was well advised and we should all be hopeful that the path to Messes really is just the beginning of a longer trip.
Sean Morales' "Call It In" video, directed by Bud Campbell & Morales, is a dark and blurry visual that follows a shadowy figure through the night streets.
Dylan Citron, the songwriter behind Bedbug, and delved into their beginnings and influences, the many collaborators on the record, religious themes, and what’s next for the project.
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.
Providence, Rhode Island's Twin Foxes are getting ready to release Sleeping On The Attic Floor, their full length debut, on February 9th via Tor Johnson / Midnight Werewolf Records. Built on sharp angles, crushing rhythms, and sharp vocal melodies, the band's bark doesn't quite justify the ferocious bite.
Let’s Be Nice feels like a collection of snapshots into the band’s past, composed of images that weren’t necessarily meant to be revealed on their previous LPs. The tracks are out-takes, experiments, free styles, memories.
The haphazard nature of the clip is a welcome accompaniment to the song's own reckless groove, a hard nosed pop song rooted in good natured raw punk.
The personal and the political isn’t the only contrast The Royal They explore over the course of Foreign Being. Hutt’s voice is simultaneously delicate and powerful, and every syllable in every song drips with emotion.
ALBUM OF THE WEEK:
NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:
- American Pleasure Club - A Whole Fucking Lifetime of This
- Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy
- Cool American - Better Luck Next Year Vol. 3
- Giving Up - Garner Cardinals
- Isis - Mosquito Control [reissue]
- Ought - Room Inside The World
- Ride - Tomorrow's Shore
- Robert Earl Thomas - Another Age
- Snakeskin - Hangnail
- Superchunk - What A Time To Be Alive
- Wei Zhongle - The Operators
- Anna McClellan - Yes And No
- Corey Flood - Wish You Hadn't
- Datenight - Comin Atcha' 100MPH
- Frigs - Basic Behaviour
- Grace Vonderkuhn - Reveries
- Kal Marks - Universal Care
- Keiji Haino & SUMAC - American Dollar Bill - Keep Facing Sideways, You're Too Hideous To Look At Face On
- The Lovely Eggs - This Is Eggland
- The Molds - Black Mold
- Olden Yolk - Olden Yolk
- Renata Zeiguer - Old Ghost
- Russian Baths - Penance
- Screaming Females - All At Once
- The Skull Defekts - The Skull Defekts
- Stunted - Fault
- SUPERTEEN - Over Everything
- Tape Deck Mountain - Echo Chamber Blues
- Teenage Burritos - Something To Cry About
- Vundabar - Smell Smoke
- Young Jesus - Young Jesus [reissue]