Veiny Hand's debut is packed with both adrenaline and sluggish crashes, a scuzzy trip down the rabbithole. We're excited to share the premiere of their record ahead of the band's tour dates with La Luz.
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.
Russel the Leaf’s newest song, “Holdin’ Out,” is a jaunty jingle complete with playful instrumentation that creates a compelling contrast with the song’s heartfelt lyrical tale about the trials and tribulations of friendship.
The Boston based duo combines two of the city's finest DIY-minded musicians, Jesse Weiss (Palehound, Grass Is Green, Spook The Herd) and Jack Pombriant (We Can All Be Sorry), a pairing as natural as milk and cereal.
Satan Smile, the first full-album release by New Haven, CT skate-rock trio Hellrazor kicks in the door, with a record strongly deserving of its title. If the aim of this album was to mimic the effect of Satan smiling or just to make Satan himself smile, the band has succeeded.
Vagabon depicts the experience of alienation in this otherworldly light throughout Infinite Worlds. Whether its chronicling a trip to the mountains, a ride on a bus or her “cold apartment floor / where we thought we’d stay in love,” Infinite Worlds is sad in a way that life is fundamentally sad.
Given the bands history, the current cultural climate online, in the streets, and in the halls of power, it’s easy to want to tag Nothing Feels Natural as an overt statement about now. An album that saw all the signs and knew the road we were collectively heading down.
Doug Dulgarian put together a 40-track compilation titled Sweet Talk whose proceeds will be donated to the ACLU. It features tracks from Wild Pink, Nine of Swords, Bilge Rat, Stippling, and many others.
vom night serves as an update of “twee” for the bedroom pop generation. Witmer’s songs prove that you can make music that is sweet without being saccharine, music that is both emotionally vulnerable and empowering.
Though playful, this isn’t an album that can be listened to leisurely. It doesn’t engage you so much as it seizes you and says, “I have something to say and you better fucking listen.” It’s not easy to swallow and most of the time feels like suffocating — and that’s what works.
We live in a post-Japandroids world because in their absence, we’ve also musically accepted substitutes. The real issue with the album is that the big bold statements and open songwriting that used to feel so earnest, just feel like something we’ve been sold a million times.
Wild Pink is a band that sounds like someone you know but you can’t remember who. A mash-up of all the things you love about all your favorite bands. They’re simply a rock band putting out cleverly titled rock songs about all the seemingly mundane things that rule most of our lives.