Friday, January 19, 2018

Watch: Lea Porcelain Air Music Video For "Gotta Run"

Berlin’s post-punk duo Lea Porcelain (aka Julien Brecht and Markus Nikolaus) have aired the video for their newest single "Gotta Run".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their upcoming new EP due this April. Buy the single here.

About the track, the band said: “ This has been one of our favourite tracks to play live. The song is an energetic fusion that holds the balance between light and shadow. It makes you feel simultaneously strong and reverent”.

And about the clip they said: "The video shows a priest who visibly struggles with himself and with the life that he has chosen, in search of something that he enjoys, in the dreary everyday life. And when he searches for truth, he starts to dance. And he feels he sacrifices himself for something he now doubts, whether it exists, in which he tries to feel himself again and to exist himself.”

Watch below.


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New Entry: SPINN Premiere New Single "After Dark"

Liverpool indie pop/dream pop/jangle band SPINN have premiered their catchy new single "After Dark".

The song, produced by Chris McCrory of Catholic Action, is out now, and is taken from their upcoming new EP, which is expected to be released in March this year via Modern Sky UK.

Get it here and stream it below.



Watch: The Foreign Resort Unleash "She Is Lost" Music Video

Danish post-punk band The Foreign Resort have unleashed the video for "She Is Lost".

The song is part of our current playlist and came out in April last year (get it here). It is taken from their forthcoming album, coming out fall 2018.

The video was directed, filmed and edited by Chris Wallis. Check out below.


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Watch: Sextile Reveal Lyric Video For "Current Affair (feat. Sienna)"

Los Angeles post punk band Sextile have revealed a lyric video for their infectious new single "Current Affair (feat. Sienna)".

The song has been added to our current playlist and is out now via Felte Records. Grab your copy here.

About the track guest singer Sienna Scarritt, said: "Lyrically, the song addresses the regression of our (American) nation. It’s a backwards motion, a lapse in front of our eyes—happening fast. The song is a verbal refusal of getting caught in this current of delusion. It’s a plea to the world to wake up."

The video was directed by Brady Keehn. Watch it below.


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Watch: Sunflower Bean Drop Music Video For "Crisis Fest"

Brooklyn based psychedelic band Sunflower Bean have dropped the video for their newest single "Crisis Fest".

The song is taken from their upcoming sophomore album 'TwentyTwo In Blue'. Pre-order your copy here.

The video was directed by Andy DeLuca. take a look below.


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Hibou Announces New Album 'Something Familiar', Airs "Fall Into" Video

Seattle indie pop/jangle pop artist Peter Michel aka Hibou has announced the release of his sophomore album titled 'Something Familiar'.

The follow-up to his 2015 self-titled debut, was recorded with a full-band at Chris Walla’s Hall of Justice recording studio, and will be out on March 2 via Barsuk Records.

While most of the material on Hibou was recorded while Michel was still a teenager, there’s a newfound sense of maturity on this new release. And with getting older comes new worries to cope with. As such, Something Familiar finds Michel coping with anxiety and depersonalization. Michel elaborates in a press statement:

“Anxiety is an incredibly strange thing, and everyone has different forms of it. I think that songwriting was a really necessary way for me to try to express that, because people would always ask about it: What does it feel like? Describe it. I’d never be able to put it into words. It was such a relief when I began to experiment and communicate the effects of my anxiety with textures and poetry, rather than conversations.”

Pre-order the album here, check out the tracklist and watch the video for his brand new single "Fall Into", below.

01. Malison
02. Junipero Love
03. Amethyst
04. Fall Into
05. Glamour
06. Only In The Dark
07. Opia
08. The Way You're Breathing
09. Something Familiar
10. You Could Vanish Again

ACTORS Announce Debut Album 'It Will Come To You'

Canadian cold wave/post-punk/synth pop band Actors have announced they will release their debut full-length album  'It Will Come To You', on March 9 via Artoffact Records.

The term "post-punk", like many terms with a similar prefix, is firmly planted in a time in history, and signifies an added precision and experimentation to a thrilling genre that has echoed forward in both style and attitude. The Jason Corbett-led outfit ACTORS are standing on the shoulders of titans with their brand of the style, and could almost be referred to as "post-post-punk". In a period where we narrowcast rather than broadcast so fans and new music-seekers can firmly plant themselves in a niche, Corbett takes swings at creating sounds and production techniques that one would not usually find in a starter package of cliché plugins and samples.

Pressed on delicious green wax and including a branded, collectable download card, the initial, first pressing is limited to 400 units worldwide, and the album is also available in a CD digipak or digital download.

"The band’s synth-heavy postwave will make you wish you’d spent the early ’80s living in a postwar Berlin flat right above the prototype for David Lynch’s fabled Club Silencio."

Pre-order the album here and check out the tracklist below.

01. L'appel Du Vide
02. Slaves
03. Face Meets Glass
04. Hit to the Head
05. Crosses
06. Bury Me
07. Crystal
08. We Don't Have To Dance
09. Let It Grow
10. Bird in Hand


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Watch: The Vaccines Share Music Video For "I Can’t Quit"

London-based indie rockers The Vaccines have shared the video for their latest single "I Can’t Quit".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their upcoming fourth studio album ‘Combat Sports’, set to arrive on March 30. Pre-order your copy here

Watch the clip below.


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New Entry: Gengahr Release New Single "Before Sunrise"

London indie rock/psych-pop four-piece Gengahr have released their new single "Before Sunrise".

The song is taken from their upcoming sophomore album 'Where Wildness Grows', which will be out on 9th March via Transgressive Records. Pre-order your copy here.

Have a listen below.


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Of Montreal Announce New LP 'White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood', Stream "Paranoiac Intervals/Body Dysmorphia"

Athens, Georgia psych pop band Of Montreal have announced their new album titled 'White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood'.

The follow-up to 2016's Innocence Reaches and 2017's Rune Husk EP, will be released on March 9th via Polyvinyl Record Company.

About the record, band member Kevin Barnes, explained: Two important events occurred during the making of White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood. I became "Simulated Reality" paranoid and I fell in LOVE. Well a lot more happened during the process of writing and recording, but those are the two big ones. I also reached a healthy point of self-forgiveness for my failed marriage and became deeply educated in the lies of America the Great.

I feel like a switch was recently turned on in my brain and now I'm beginning to see through the lies that have been fed to me my whole life by the masters of media and by those who control and manipulate the narrative of our cultural identity and social order.

My paranoia began during the presidential election cycle and reached a dangerous peak shortly after the inauguration. In the meantime I watched and read countless works of art in a mad effort to be reminded of how many truly brilliant people there are living/struggling among us and to try to maintain a positive outlook. The works of Angela Davis, Noam Chomsky, Chris Kraus, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and the Autobiographies of Malcolm X and Mark E Smith were all great inspirations, to name a few.

Musically, I was very inspired by the extended dance mixes that people used to make for pop singles back in the ‘80s. It's so cool how a lot of the 80's hits had these really intricate and interesting longer versions that wouldn't get played on the radio and could only be heard in the clubs. I used that template with these tracks, I wanted them all to feel like the extended "club edit" of album tracks.

I'm always searching for new identities so this concept of the death of "Whiteness" appeals to me greatly. Might be the only way to save the world."

The band have also shared its first single, "Paranoiac Intervals/Body Dysmorphia."

Pre-order the album here and stream the new single below.


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