Thursday, January 26, 2017

New Entry: Cut Off Your Hands Drop New Single "Higher Lows and Lower Highs"

Auckland alt-pop/nu wave band Cut Off Your Hands have dropped their catchy new single "Higher Lows and Lower Highs".

The song is available now, it was written by Nick Johnston and Cut Off Your Hands, and the title refers to Nick Johnston’s recent diagnosis of a form of bipolar disorder. The lyrics speak in stream of consciousness manner of the negotiations of life compartmentalised into daily routine that such a disorder can be managed with.

It features a solid live sampled repetitive rhythm section, the structural composition takes cues from Remain in Light era Talking Heads as well as early New York house production. This leaves room for the vocals and lyrics to do the work in differentiating chorus/verse/bridge etc. The rhythm provided in the sampled/looped repetition is augmented by layers of percussion thanks to Jeremy Toy’s production.

Grab it here stream it below.


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New Entry: Fews Unleash New Single "LaGuardia"

US/SE/UK alternative/post punk/noise pop band Fews have unleashed their new single "LaGuardia".

Have a listen below.


New Entry: New Carnival Release New Single "Run For Cover"

Bristol indie pop/rock band New Carnival have released their new single "Run For Cover".

About the track, band member Max told COS: “It’s very cathartic, taking you through the stages of dealing with suppressed anger. It feels like setting something on fire, letting it flame up and burn out.”

Have a listen below.


New Entry: Los Colognes Premiere New Single "Flying Apart"

Nashville indie rock/pop Los Colognes have premiered their catchy new single "Flying Apart".

The song is the lead single from their upcoming third studio album 'The Wave', which will be available on May 12th via Big Deal Media and Thirty Tigers. Pre-order your copy here.

Stream it below.


Watch: La Neve Unveils Music Video For "American Sounds"

La Neve aka Joey La Neve DeFrancesco, guitarist and vocalist in the Providence-based punk band Downtown Boys as well as a producer in the dance duo Malportado Kids, has unveiled the video for his debut single "American Sounds".

La Neve is dense electronic pop music with an explicit message, and under his solo moniker, he will release 'The American Sounds' EP on February 24 via Don Giovanni Records. Pre-order it here

With La Neve, DeFrancesco acts as producer and primary vocalist for the first time.

 The video was directed by Patrick Smith. Watch it below.

Watch: Mumrunner Share Music Video For "Cascais"

Finnish dreampop/alt four-piece Mumrunner have shared the video for their latest single "Cascais".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their 2016 EP 'Gentle Slopes', which came out in September last year via Soliti. Buy it here.

The video was directed by Otto Heikola, who said: "The inspiration for the song had come from an actual event in which boyish behaviour lead to tragedy. In the music video we decided to do something thematically similar, but on a much larger scale, set in the violent events of World War II with the band becoming part of the action.​"​​

Watch it below.


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