While much of the album is spent in the depths of human emotion, "Baby Girl" could be a mantra for happiness, or a reflection to cherish those you love while they are around... or maybe it's about loss and longing for what once was.
The band's combination of post-punk, bedroom pop, and discordant freak-folk swirls together with orchestrated clarity, offering a great deal of nuance to be discovered with each listen while the songwriting works at immediate attraction.
Mountain Movers are capable of more than spiraling in freeform psychedelic bliss, as evident on their new single "Vision Television," a concise indie pop song that barely cracks two minutes.
The song resembles the intimate simplicity of fellow Bandcamp sensations Alex G and Frankie Cosmos. Its tinny click track, unmodulated guitar picking, and multi-layered, partially pitch-shifted vocals offer a novel take on the oft-traversed realm of DIY singer-songwriter bareness.
don't get it confused, the Boston trio aren't weird just for the sake of it, their sound is focused and intelligent, no matter how hard they may try to make you think otherwise. Their music video for "Grey" on the other hand... well, that's another story altogether.
Omaha based David Nance has graduated from a Tascam 488 to the A.R.C. Studios and has a new album on the way to show for it. Negative Boogie is due out July 14 on Ba Da Bing Records and we are lucky enough to premiere an upcoming track “Give It Some Time” from the record.
While active in bands like Options and the Chicago's finest hardcore freaks CHEW, Great Deceivers retain their own nuances throughout Some, a dynamic record that finds the band drifting beyond blistering math-pop into their own uncharted territory.
Set for release on May 5th via Monofonus Press (Spray Paint, Death Stuff, Lié), J. Zunz trades in the dense swirls of Lorelle Meets The Obsolete's shoegaze for an experimental post-punk sound, thick with atmosphere, stinging synths, cold repetition, and haunting melodies.
"Smoke 'Em Up," originally released on Famous Cigarettes, is reimagined with some serious dance pop glory, cruising on a bed a synths and programmed beats. The juxtaposition of Bone's despondent lyrics and the song's energetic electro pop groove truly is something to behold.
Grape Room have returned with "Lesser Broom," another exceptional music video. Built around a medieval theme and a hook that is literally about choosing the shittier of two brooms ("the handle gave me some kind of rash"), the video is overflowing with bizarre joy and all the incredible cuts you could ever hope for.
Minneapolis label Forged Artifacts mined the Twin Cities for an awesome compilation of 18 unreleased tracks, showing the strength of the scene there and giving fans the opportunity to support both the ACLU and North Minneapolis’ Hopewell Music education program.
"Lithops Life" floats along the murky depths with a truly epic doubled rhythm (complete with tabla) and a sense for calm misdirection.
The trio will release 2015 - 2016, the band's full length debut on May 9th, a long overdue record of heartbreaking beauty and turbulent emotions. Their sound is loose and the lyrics are fragile, but Du Vide's music is taught with shifting dynamics and lo-fi bliss.
Sweet Baby Jesus put the soul back into Brooklyn's underground with songs that resonate upon a ramshackle jangle and a sure footed rock 'n' roll swagger.
"Lord of Garbage" welcomes you to "a world of filth, a world where dirty children run wild" before The Mad Doctors dive into a tornado riff and tight interlocked rhythms like the soundtrack to a brutal shark attack
the song’s tension builds starting with heavy drums and a deep bass tone before a guitar solo erupts like Mount Vesuvius giving Spence permission to really let it rip with an impassioned vocal performance.
The music video for “Breathing Thaw”- the closing track on Tim Woulfe’s latest EP The Thaw- was shot at Land’s End Park in San Francisco, taking advantage of the shore flooded with foam.
The quartet teamed up with local film collective, Good Day RVA, for a performance in Swannanoa Palace, a massive Italian Renaissance Villa built in 1912 in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The room... well, it ain't too shabby.
Originally recorded solo on the Fall Becomes Winter EP, "Half Step Back" is given new life as a full-band arrangement, a song as immediate as they come and inescapably endearing.
Just as the song comes together, so it comes apart, embracing devolution and collapsing at a whim, bending chords into oblivion and shifting rhythms without warning... and then right back together again.