The poetic verses of Claire Cronin’s gothic folk music unfolds with patience and haunting prose. Big Dread Moon, Cronin’s upcoming album on Orindal Records, is full of delicate compositions with lyrical themes that tend to stray into frightening worlds of beasts in the dark, fever dreams, and suspended reality.
Less than a year later Dust is back with Born To Itch, a new full length due out tomorrow, May 21st via Bone’s own SHYB imprint. After playing some stunning banjo on Puppy Problems’ album, he’s picked it up again for his own record, paying homage to outlaw country and the great wide open West with a dampened twang, gothic folk, and an eerie resolve.
Model Zero are a new band from Memphis with plenty of familiar faces, comprised of members of Ex-Cult, Aquarian Blood, and The Sheiks. Set to released their self-titled debut album on May 31st via Slovenly Records and Black Gladiator, the band play a dark and creepy blend of post-punk, no wave, and garage punk that feels at home in Memphis but could just as easily be made on another planet altogether.
The relentless creative output of Brooklyn’s Water From Your Eyes and This Is Lorelei is something to treasure, an endless source of inspiration from the minds of Nate Amos and Rachel Brown. While the musicians have both been busy between these bands, Thanks For Coming, and beyond, a new split single has emerged.
Their self-titled tape exudes a casual opulence and a touch of carelessness, washing over you with a tropical VR breeze. They mix the wacky vocals of The Garden with the laid-back vibes of Little Joy, scooping up enough dance grooves to make you want to shake your booty, all from the comfort of your Lay-Z-Boy.
Give praise. All The Saints have returned! This isn’t some weird religious turn for Post-Trash, but a genuine honor to welcome back the elusive Atlanta trio with the announcement of their third album, Look Like You’re Going Somewhere, due out next month via Chunklet Industries (Harvey Milk, Dasher, The Gotobeds).
Portland trio Help are getting ready to release their self titled debut EP, and while the members have each spent their time in countless other bands (including Portugal. The Man), this is a new beginning. Moving away from the indie pop and psych of their past, the band lean into their punk and post-hardcore influences with urgency, like it has been waiting to spew out into the world.
Never separate an astronaut and their space dog, it’s a rule as old as time… and if it’s not, it damn well should be. Boston’s Pet Fox, the trio of Theo Hartlett (Ovlov), Morgan Luzzi (Ovlov), and Jesse Weiss (drums), understand this and they explore the great lengths one will go to be reunited with their best canine friends in their latest video.
Boston’s Derek Desharnais is best known for Sneeze and Fucko, but before either of those bands, he was releasing solo recordings under the name Before They Set Sail. Set to release his first new music in a decade via Midnight Werewolf Records, the project that began in the living rooms of NH has moved into the bedrooms and practice spaces of MA, and his latest is among his most personal efforts to date.
On Radiator Hospital's newest offering, Sings ‘Music For Daydreaming’ Cook-Parrot has gone back to his original bedroom-esque singer-songwriter roots. Everything on this release was written and performed by him, as lo-fi qualities of earlier Radiator Hospital releases have been replaced with a polished, hi-fi sensibility.
“Cold,” the single’s A-Side is a procession of textures both gentle and raw, from the warm picked intro into the deep plodding bass line. Stafford and Emily Hafner offer a gorgeous harmony, their voices a perfect pairing to sink into hazy emotional atmosphere, punctuating the pull of gravity as they sing.