Monday, February 25, 2019

Guards Announce new LP 'Modern Hymns', Stream "Last Stand"

New York-based fuzz-pop band Guards (the project of Richie Follin from Cults/Willowz) have announced the release of their new album 'Modern Hymns'.

The follow-up to 2013 LP In Guards We Trust, was produced by Follin himself and mixed at The Notch in Los Angeles by Sean O'Brien, and will be out on May 22 via Kobalt. The themes on the album are wide ranging because of the long gestation period, but Follin's welcoming his first child into the world during the recording heavily contributed to the new focus and lyrical concerns.

The record features notable contributions from Mike Shuman (Queens of the Stone Age), Money Mark (Beastie Boys), Patrick Keeler (Raconteurs, Greenhornes), Benji Lysaght (Father John Misty, Beck), James Richardson (MGMT), Matt Schaeffer (Kendrick Lamar), and Brian Oblivion (Cults).

Check out the tracklist and listen to the new single "Last Stand", below.

Modern Hymns Tracklist:
01. Skyhigh
02. Take My Mind
03. Destroyer
04. No New
05. You Got Me
06. Anyone
07. Beacon
08. Last Stand
09. Fan
10. Momentary Lapse
11. Away


Watch: Cellar Doors Unleash Music Video For "City Girl"

San Francisco psych pop/post-punk band Cellar Doors have unleashed the video for their catchy single "City Girl".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their self-titled debut album, which came out on February 15 through Hear Here Records. Buy it here.

The video was directed by James Manson and filmed in San Francisco on 16mm. Watch below.



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Watch: Demob Happy Unveil Music Video For "Less is More"

Newcastle indie rock/psych/alt band Demob Happy have unleashed the video for their newest single "Less Is More".

The song is part of our current playlist and came out earlier this month, Grab it here.

Speaking about the track, frontman Matt Marcantonio says: “It looks like less, but it sounds like more. You can dissolve it any way you need to, but for us it wasn’t literal. We threw our all at it, doing things that made us uncomfortable, because you wither and die if you don’t keep moving. There’s so much hidden away on this record you’d think we were joking, but we aren’t. Less is More, more or less…”

Take a look at the clip below.

Mark Hollis, lead singer of Talk Talk, has reportedly died, aged 64

Mark Hollis, frontman of the band Talk Talk, has died at the age of 64, according to reports.

The reports included a tweet from his cousin-in-law, the paediatrician Anthony Costello, and a tribute by Talk Talk’s bassist Paul Webb, who wrote: ‘I am very shocked and saddened to hear the news of the passing of Mark Hollis. Musically he was a genius and it was a honour and a privilege to have been in a band with him. ‘I have not seen Mark for many years, but like many musicians of our generation I have been profoundly influenced by his trailblazing musical ideas. He knew how to create depth of feeling with sound and space like no other. He was one of the greats, if not the greatest.’


Talk Talk’s bassist Mark Webb, aka Rustin Man, paid tribute to Hollis on Instagram. “I am very shocked and saddened to hear the news of the passing of Mark Hollis,” he wrote. “Musically he was a genius and it was a honour and a privilege to have been in a band with him. I have not seen Mark for many years, but like many musicians of our generation I have been profoundly influenced by his trailblazing musical ideas.”

In an interview with Q’s backpages at the time, later republished in the Guardian, Hollis expressed awareness that he could be “a difficult geezer” but that was because he refused to “play that game” that came with the role of musician in the spotlight.

“It’s certainly a reaction to the music that’s around at the moment, ‘cos most of that is shit,” Hollis also said of Spirit of Eden. “It’s only radical in the modern context. It’s not radical compared to what was happening 20 years ago. If we’d have delivered this album to the record company 20 years ago they wouldn’t have batted an eyelid.”



RIP Mr. Hollis

Watch: PAWS Share Music Video For New Single "Not Enough"

Glasgow indie rock/pop trio PAWS have shared the video for their new single "Not Enough".

The song is taken from their just announced new album 'Your Church On My Bonfire', produced by Andy Monaghan of Frightened Rabbit, due out on April 26 via Ernest Jenning Record Co. Pre-order your copy here.

The video was directed, shot and edited by Phillip Taylor. Watch below.


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Lions of Dissent Release "Turn up The Struggle" Music Video

Wolverhampton psych septet Lions Of Dissent have released the video for their latest single "Turn up The Struggle".

The song is part of our current playlist and came out in November 2018 via Lion Rebel Records. Grab your copy here.

Original film by Glenn Albin and Susan Shapiro. Video edit by Tim Baker. Watch below.



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New Entry: Foals Premiere New Single "Sunday"

Oxford UK indie rockers Foals have premiered their new single "Sunday".

The song is taken from their upcoming album 'Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost' Part 1, which will be out on 8 March via Transgressive/Warner Bros. Pre-order it here.

Take a listen below.


Watch: Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres "Who's Been Having You Over" New Video

The libertines' Peter Doherty and his new band Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres have aired the video for their latest single "Who's Been Having You Over."

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their eponymous debut album, which will be out on April 26 through Strap Originals / Cargo Records. Pre-order  your copy here.

The video was directed by Roger Sargent and is a collaboration with Art Collective; Worship the Ground. “We believe the act of creating public artworks is visual activism, punk ethics have always been at the very core of it’s soul. We are arming an inactive society with an alternative knowledge, standing up to ongoing vilification by the press and their immoral standards, and to the authorities who encourage the soulless gentrification and social control in our public space, whilst ignoring their duty of care.”

Watch it below.



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Watch: Loose Tooth Air Music Video For "Asteroids"

Melbourne garage pop three-piece Loose Tooth have aired the video for their latest single "Asteroids".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their debut album 'Keep Up', released in August last year via Milk! Records and Marathon Artists. Get it here.

The video was filmed, directed and edited by Patrick McBain.. Watch it below.


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Watch: Unidentified Man / Chroma Carbon Reveal "Impeller" Visuals

Belgium minimal wave/synth pop/electro act Unidentified Man and Chroma Carbon (aka Francois Ducarn, lead singer of Factice Factory and co-singer in Sine Silex) have revealed visuals for "Impeller".

The song is taken from their collaborative album 'Memento Mori', which came out on February 9 via Wool-E Discs. Grab your copy here.

Take a look at the video below.

Watch: Cruel Reflections Drop "26 (Is So Damn Cold)" Music Video

California indie rock/post punk band Cruel Reflections have dropped the video for their latest single "26 (Is So Damn Cold)".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their EP 'Bonus Tracks', which came out in December 2018. Buy it here.

Watch the clip below.


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Watch: Far Caspian Unveil "Conversations" Music Video

Leeds dream pop/lo-fi band Far Caspian have unveiled the video for their latest single "Conversations".

The song is part of our current playlist and came out earlier this month (February 5) via Dance to the Radio.

The video was shot/directed/edited by Joel Johnston. Watch below.



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