Monday, August 31, 2020

Schwefelgelb Announce 'Der Puls Durch Die Schläfen', Stream "Der Klang Der Trommel"

Berlin-based techno/electronic duo Schwefelgelb have announced the release of their new EP 'Der Puls Durch Die Schläfen'.

The 4-track EP will be out on October 9 via their brand new own label n-PLEX. Pre-order your copy here.

They have also shared their new addictive new single "Der Klang Der Trommel", and a trailer.

Watch/listen below.

01. Der Klang Der Trommel 
02. Reflex
03. Momentum
04. Der Wind Um Meine Waden
05. Reflex (An-i Remix) [Digital Bonus Track]

Watch: Black Nite Crash Unleash New Single/Video "Wrong"

Seattle garage pop/psych band Black Nite Crash have unleashed the video for their newest single "Wrong".

The song, "a simple and direct comment on the surveillance state and our leadership in general," is taken from the EP 'Colony Drive', set to be released on 4 September through Neon Sigh. Pre-order it here.

The EP commenced recording at the end of 2016 as this current world devolution began in earnest, with lead single "Wrong" a simple yet scathing indictment of the surveillance state and a government that, even then, did not speak for the people, and has only worsened in that regard over the ensuing years.

Watch the clip below.


Watch Bootblacks Performing "Traveling Light" Live

Brooklyn post punk/cold wave/new wave band Bootblacks have dropped a live video performing "Traveling Light".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their forthcoming new album 'Thin Skies', out on September 20 via Artoffact Records. Pre-order your copy here.

The video was shot in quarantine at Brooklyn's famed Saint Vitus, Bootblacks first and only live performance of 2020. This was the live premiere of Traveling Light during INFEST Festival's "Stay-In" Fest.

Watch below.


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Plastic Ivy Announces New LP 'Spots of Time', Shares "Too Deep for Tears"

Philadelphia minimal wave/electronic/cold wave artist Plastic Ivy has announced the released of her new album 'Spots of Time'.

The 8-track record will be out on 18 September 2020 via Kraftjerkz. Pre-order your copy here.

Spots of time is as much a lyrical treasure as it is an analog synth dream, brought to life through abundant melodies and arpeggiations, alluring vocals, and a somber emotional tone that courses through the veins of the album.

Plastic Ivy’s influences are wide ranging; sonically, the nod to cold wave, the new romantics, and early indie is clear. Lyrically, the album draws influence from William Wordsworth to historian Timothy Snyder to jazz composer Billy Strayhorn.

Check out the album's tracklist and listen to new single "Too Deep for Tears", below.

Spots of Time Tracklist:
01. Ode: In Advance of Loss
02. Images
03. Too Deep for Tears
04. Whispers of the Heart
05. Spots of Time
06. New Eyes
07. Today, 9 May
08. There I'll be


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New Entry: Lavender Blush Unveil New Single "I'm In Love"

San Francisco, CA dream pop/noise pop band Lavender Blush have unveiled their new single "I'm In Love".

The song is the first taken from their forthcoming debut album 'The Garden of Inescapable Pleasure', which will be November 20 through Shelflife Records. Recorded at home and self-produced by the band, the album constitutes a deeper dive into their c86 influences than their other records do. Pre-order your copy here.

Stream it below.


Artificial Pleasure Share "Lose Myself Again" Music Video

London based electro/indie rock/dance band Artificial Pleasure have shared the video for their latest single "Lose Myself Again".

The song is part of our current playlist and came out in March. Grab it here.

Watch the clip below. 


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Friday, August 28, 2020

New Entry: Public Body Premiere New Single "Ask Me Later"

Brighton post punk/alt band Public Body have revealed their new single "Ask Me Later".

The song, produced by the band’s guitarist Theo Verney, is out now. Get it here.

UPDATE 31/08/2020: "Ask Me Later" is our new Single of the Week!

“Labour-oppressive wellness initiatives; machinic lubricants. Half a decade of unprocessed bitterness, constricted by social norms as corporate structures. The Program fails through successive firmware updates while, in the background, slideshow graphics show that rage tends towards infinity. The face of a destabilised workforce in a society that secretes symbolic concessions as a defence reflex against meaningful change. Your positive attitude is keeping us all in line.” - Emil Mniszko

Stream it below.


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Watch: ASHRR Air New Single/Video "Waves"

Los Angeles  darkwave/post-punk band ASHRR have aired the video for their latest single "Waves".

Speking about it, the band said: “Since our formation, Ashrr’s sound has been in a constant state of flux as we continually draw inspiration from the creative forces that surround us. Our musical journey led us to a style that explores elements of sound from across the spectrum of rock, from adrenaline fueled post-punk and brooding dark wave to futuristic analog synth and primal guitar driven rock, with all roads leading to our new single ‘WAVES’.”

“’WAVES’ is about life’s struggles, redemption, and the guttural instinct for survival against impossible odds and the realization that by letting anxiety wash over you and pass, you can free yourself.”

Watch/listen below.



Watch: Jet Trash Release lyric Video For "So High"

San Francisco indie rock/surf pop/lo-fi/garage band Jet Trash have released a lyric video for their newest single "So High".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their forthcoming album 'Hold Fast' out next month. Get it here.

Watch a lyric video below.


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New Entry: Thrillhouse Unleash New Single "2045"

Brighton-based  indie/dance-punk/alt band Thrillhouse have unleashed their new single "2045".

The song is out today (August 28th) via Seymour Butz Records. Grab it here.

As is probably fairly clear, the members of Thrillhouse don't take their image too seriously; a refreshingly drab look in a notoriously vain industry. The songs, the music, the lyrics; the stuff that matters (to them anyway), has a real sincerity to it that is cleverly juxtaposed with joyful instrumentation. The story is clear, and real, and personal, but it's not inviting sympathy; it's inviting you to share in the crushingly ordinary joy of everyday life as it passes by.

Taking inspiration from old favourites Bowie, Talking Heads among many others, 2045 is part old-school, part new-wave, part the future.

Watch/listen below.


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Watch: Blood Handsome Drops New Single/Video "Love Lost"

Los Angeles, CA darkwave/post punk artist Blood Handsome (Gerren Reach) has dropped the video for his new single “Love Lost.”

The song is taken from his sophomore album 'Rituals', out today (August 28) via Cleopatra Records. Get it here.

Watch/listen below.


Watch: BATZ Reveal New Single/Video "Remain The Same"

Melbourne rock/punk band BATZ have revealed the video for their new single "Wizard".

The song is out today (August 28). Get it here.

“The song touches on themes of people’s experiences in toxic relationships,” the band explain. “No matter how hard you try to work for that relationship or mold it, the relationship remains the same and sometimes it’s best you find your own path to walk and let what holds you back, go.”

Watch/listen below.


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Watch: House Of Harm Unveil New Single/Video "Always"

Boston, MA post punk/new wave/synth pop House Of Harm have unveiled the video for their new single "Always".

The song is taken from the band's forthcoming debut album 'Vicious Pastimes', set to be released on September 4th via Avant! Records. Pre-order your copy here.

We have already heard their previous single "Behind You".

The video was directed by Caroline Bailey. Take a look below.


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Watch: Social Station Premiere New Single/Video "Echo Chamber"

Washington DC post punk/dark wave/ new wave band Social Station have premiered the video for their new single "Echo Chamber".

The song is taken from their upcoming new album 'Social Station', which will be out on September 15 through Young and Cold Records. Pre-order it here.

Film Footage: The Passion of Joan of Arc (La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc), 1928. Watch it below.


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Watch: André Obin Shares Music Video For "Prophet"

Cambridge, Massachusetts electronic/synthpop/dream pop musician André Obin has shared the video for his latest single "Prophet".

The song is taken from his brand new EP 'Bridging The Void', out today (August 28) via Cleopatra Records. Get it here.

Watch the clip below.


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Watch: Yello Air Music Video For "Spinning My Mind"

Swiss electro-pop pioneers Yello have aired the video for their latest single "Spinning My Mind".

The song is taken from their new studio album Point, out today, on August 28. Get your copy here.

Watch the clip below.

New Entry: The Receivers Release New Single "Only Human"

Yorkshire fuzzed-up indie-rockers The Receivers have released their new single "Only Human".

Recorded at Sugar House Music in St Helens, the single was written by lead singer Nick Aldous about wanting to be the best version of himself: "I’ve always felt a bit like I’m putting on an act when I’m on stage and I’d rather just be myself about it. The lead lyric, “I don’t want to be myself, but I don’t want to be anyone else” is inspired by not wanting to be a character and wanting to be a better version of myself when on stage and in the studio".

The track is out today (August 28) and it’s an anthemic song, harnessing self-belief and new-found confidence, in the vein of the likes of The Jesus & Mary Chain, The Cribs, Elastica and more.

Take a listen below.


New Entry: Soot Sprite Drop New Single "It's Summer and I Don't Feel Like Smiling"

Exeter, UK bedroom pop/shoegaze/indie rock band Soot Sprite (lead by Elise Cook) have unveiled their new single "Bleed".

The song is out today (August 28) through Specialist Subject Records. Get your copy here.

Stream it below.


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Watch: Bdrmm Unleash Short Film For "Gush"

Hull-based dream pop/psych/shoegaze band Bdrmm have unleashed a shot film for their latest single "Gush".

The song is taken from their highly-anticipated debut album 'Bedroom', which will be out on on July 3, via Sonic Cathedral. Pre-order your copy here.

The video was filmed and edited by Sam Joyce. Watch it below.


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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

New Entry: Corey Flood Unveil New Single "Down The Hill"

Philadelphia dark pop/alt band Corey Flood  have unveiled their new single "Down The Hill".

The song is taken from their upcoming debut album 'Hanging Garden', set to arrive on September 4th via Fire Talk. Pre-order your copy here.

Stream it below.


Watch: Death Bells Premiere New Single/Video "A Different Kind of Happy"

Sydney dream pop/post-punk band Death Bells have premiered the video for their new single "A Different Kind of Happy".

The song is taken from their forthcoming sophomore album 'New Signs of Life', which will be out on September 25 via Dais Records. Pre-order it here.

The video was directed, shot, and edited by Bre Morell. Watch it below.


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Watch: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets Share "Mr Prism" Music Video

Australian psych/grunge/rock band Psychedelic Porn Crumpets have shared the video for their latest single "Mr Prism".

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

The video was animated directed by Oliver Jones. Watch below.


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Watch: AUA Air New Single/Video "I Don’t Want It Darker"

German krautrock/lo-fi duo AUA have aired the video for their new single "I Don’t Want It Darker".

The song is taken from their debut album “I Don’t Want It Darker”, which will be out on September 4th through Crazysane Records. Pre-order your copy here.

The album delivers an eclectic mix of explosive Krautrock-driven beats, Carpenter-esque arpeggios and Surf guitar sounds, embedded in the aesthetics of a darker version of a 60s Lo-Fi Pop record. If you enjoy Beak, Autolux, Broadcast, Suuns or early Caribou records, you might fall in love with this one.

Watch/listen below.


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Watch: New Haunts Releases "Cleanse" Music Video

Bristol-based darkwave/synth pop artist New Haunts (aka Alice Sheridan) has released the video for her latest single "Cleanse".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from her sophomore album 'Fight/Flight', released in June this year. Get it here.

The video was directed and filmed by Alastair Power and Alice Sheridan. Watch it below.


Watch: Keep Dancing Inc Drop "Silent & Satisfied" Music Video

Parisian indie pop/dance band Keep Dancing Inc have dropped the video for their latest single "Silent & Satisfied".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their EP of the same name, which came out last month. Get it here.

Watch the video below.


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Watch: Starwolf Reveal New Single/Video "Bad Feeling"

St. Louis-based funk pop trio Starwolf have revealed the video for their new single "Bad Feeling".

The song is out today (August 26) a\via Moon Castle Records and is taken from the upcoming release 'Astro Lobo', set to arrive on October 16 Get your copy here.

The video was animated by Kam Szewczuk. Watch it below.


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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Watch: Vistas Unveil New Single/Video For "Stranger"

Edinburgh indie rock/pop band Vistas have unveiled the video for their new single "Stranger".

The song is out today (August 25). Buy it here.

Watch/listen below.


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Monday, August 24, 2020

Watch: Rey Pila Unleash Music Video For "Dark Paradise"

Mexican indie pop/wave band Rey Pila have unleashed the video for their latest single "Dark Paradise".

The song is taken from their brand new album 'Velox Veritas', released last Friday (August 21) via Arts and Crafts Records.Get your copy here.

The video was directed by Jason Ramno. Watch it below.


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Watch: Bootblacks Premiere New Single/Video "Nostalgia Void"

Brooklyn post punk/cold wave/new wave band Bootblacks have premiered the video for their new single "Nostalgia Void".

The song is taken from their forthcoming new album 'Thin Skies', produced by Jason Corbett from ACTORS, out on September 20 via Artoffact Records. Pre-order your copy here.

"The person we were in the past often seems unrecognizable. Memories can often seem like scenes from another person's life. There are moments however when we see ourselves in the present and that we realize that we are summation of the experiences of the past and maybe we haven't changed as much as we think we have.” - Panther

Watch/listen below.


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New Entry: Unidentified Man Shares New Track "T. V. H .A."

Belgium minimal wave/synth pop/electro act Unidentified Man has shared his new track "T. V. H .A."

T.V.H.A. stands for ''Triomftocht Van Het Amateurisme'', and is a instrumental demo version, a vocal sequel will follow later this year.

Get it here and take a listen below.

Single of the Week 24/08/2020: Cold Comfort "Hunt With Us"

Our new Single of the Week is "Hunt With Us" by Ukraine cold wave/post punk duo Cold Comfort.

The song is taken from their brand new EP 'The Submerging', out now through Worn Pop. The record will include 4 previously unreleased tracks, which had previously been heard only a few times at concerts.

Stream it below.


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Friday, August 21, 2020

Watch: The Sea At Midnight Drops "We Share The Same Stars" Video

LA-based post punk/coldwave/synthwave artist Vince Grant aka The Sea At Midnight has dropped the video for his latest single "We Share The Same Stars".

The song (produced and mixed by Chris King of Cold Showers and with Brandon Pierce of Glaare on drums) is part of our current playlist and is out today (August 21). Get it here.

The video was directed by Paige Emery. Take a look below.


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Watch: Stealing Sheep Air "Barracuda" (Heart cover)

Liverpool-based indie pop/folktronic trio Stealing Sheep have aired the video for their cover version of Heart's classic "Barracuda".

The song will be out next Friday (August 27) and is the first single to be released digitally from the 'Instant Replay' album, a lovingly curated record with covers from 1971-1981 - including some of the finest funk, folk, punk, pop and ballads of the time. Pre-order your copy here.

Watch/listen below.

Watch: Crystal Cities Release New Single "Don't Speak Too Soon"

Sydney indie/dream pop band Crystal Cities have released their new single "Don't Speak Too Soon".

The song, produced and engineered by vocalist Geoff Rana in his bedroom in Sydney ⁣⁣⁣is out now.

"𝘋𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘚𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘬 𝘛𝘰𝘰 𝘚𝘰𝘰𝘯’ 𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘺 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘵 𝘢𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘦𝘳. 𝘐𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘭𝘰𝘵 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘷𝘰𝘭𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘶𝘱 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘰 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘴! 𝘐 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘢𝘵𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘶𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨."⁣

"𝘖𝘯𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘪𝘨𝘨𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘩𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘥𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘺 𝘷𝘰𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘦-𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯." Geoff

Watch a lyric video below.


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Thursday, August 20, 2020

New Entry: Silque Reveal New Single "Anticipation"

Danish alt rock/pop band Silque have revealed their  new single "Anticipation."

The song is out now via We Are Suburban. Stream it below.


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New Entry: Brandy Premiere New Single "UFO's To Heaven"

Brooklyn punkers Brandy have premiered their new single "UFO's To Heaven".

The song is taken from their sophomore LP 'The Gift of Repetition', out next month through Total Punk Records. Get it here.

It's so heavy it will drop the stereo right through your floor. "The Gift of Repetition" is an eight track study in just that. Loud plodding and rhythmic. It will have you bobbing your head till it breaks off your neck. They all share vocal duties often chanting over each other and the lyrics are singular in vision. Bleak with a grin. They add synth on a few tracks with mind-melting results. When the only other bands that come to mind are A-Frames, Lamps and Mayyors your are obviously doing something right. Pulsing, throbbing, and 100% TOTAL PUNK!!!"

Stream it below.

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Watch: The Killers Drop New Video "My Own Soul’s Warning"

Las Vegas indie rock band The Killers have dropped a second video for their song “My Own Soul's Warning”.

The track is part of our current playlist and is taken from their sixth studio album 'Imploding The Mirage', out tomorrow, August 21st via Island Records. Get your copy here.

Watch the video below.


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Pine Barons Announce New LP 'Mirage On The Meadow', Stream "Sputter"

Philadelphia-based psych-rockers Pine Barons have announced the release of their sophomore album 'Mirage on the Meadow.'

The follow-up to their 2017's debut The Acchin Book, will be out on October 9th via Grind Select. Pre-order your copy here.

Mirage on the Meadow is a record consisting of ten of the band’s most honest and emotionally evocative songs. Written by frontman and multi-instrumentalist, Keith Abrams, the album explores themes of feeling like time is running out, longing for love and death’s inevitability. A psychedelic amalgamation of graveyard shifting indie rock, Mirage on the Meadow is full of the dread we all experience living our daily lives while retaining a cautious optimism that propels its rich, colorful sound towards a brighter future.

The band have also shared the video for their new single "Sputter". Check out below the album,'s tracklist.

Mirage On The Meadow tracklist:
01. Fearest The Night
02. Keeping Off The Road
03. Colette
04. Clique Bait
05. Little Spain
06. Sputter
07. The Adult
08. Meadowsong
09. Reaper
10. Paralysis Rex


Watch: Spunsugar Unleash Music Video For "Run"

Swedish shoegaze/alt band Spunsugar have unleashed the video for their current single "Run".

The song is taken from their  upcoming debut album 'Drive-Through Chapel' out on Adrian Recordings. Pre-order it here.

Don’t get fooled by the angry riffs in Run, this songs has a positive thing to say; while we’re busy running away from something bad, we might miss that we’re running into something a lot better. However, getting rid of scary doomsday stories you’ve been fed in the church bench since infancy, is hard. Run is full with blink and you’ll miss them-bible references paired with small town trash imagery. That makes a lot of sense for the most personal song on an album that will be titled Drive-Through Chapel.

Musically, this song might bring to mind Swedish indie darlings Broder Daniel, and a hint of Swervedriver. Some inspiration was garnered from The Chipmunks 1988 song “The Wall” to evoke the right kind of bitter sweet. The limit of how high the BPM of a Shoegaze song is aptly pushed to leave the listener with a taste of blood in their mouth. Like running too fast does. – Spunsugar

Watch/listen below.


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Watch: Pretenders Unveil "Maybe Love is in NYC" New Video

English-American rock band The Pretenders (led by Chrissie Hynde) have unveiled the video for their latest single "Maybe Love is in NYC".

The song is taken from the recent album 'Hate For Sale', produced by the revered Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur), released last month (July 17) via BMG. Get it here.

Watch the video below.


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New Entry: Nation Of Language Share "Gouge Away" (Pixies cover)

Brooklyn post punk/new wave/synth-pop outfit Nation Of Language have shared their cover version of Pixies' "Gouge Away".

The song is available now on all streaming platforms, and the 7" vinyl will be out on November 11 featuring an original b-side "One More Try". Pre-order it here.

“When Aidan suggested ‘Gouge Away’ I was immediately struck by how badly I wanted to rework it in our style, and the whole song mapped itself out in my head right away,” vocalist Ian Devaney says. “I didn’t let myself listen to the original from then until it was fully recorded so I might forget certain details about it, leaving only my impression of it’s foundational elements – the way the quiet, unsettling verses give way to the savage choruses, the way the big transitional guitar line overwhelms you every time it happens.”

The band released their highly-anticipated debut album 'Introduction, Presence', in May this year. Get it here if you haven't already.

Take a listen below.


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New Entry: LaMee Air New Single "Noir Disco"

Russian indie pop/synth pop/dance duo LaMee have aired their new single "Noir Disco".

Take a listen below.


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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

New Entry: Civic Green Release Debut Single "There Is Always A Light"

South Yorkshire indie rock band Civic Green have released their debut single "There Is Always A Light".

The song has the feel of a summer festival anthem, it's driven with intent to supply countless melodies to your ears that makes your soul yearn for more and your body come to life.

For fans of: Courteeners, Arctic Monkeys, Blossoms, 90's/00's Indie.

Watch a lyric video below.


TV Priest Announce Debut LP 'UPPERS', Stream "This Island"

London post punk/punk band TV Priest have announced the release of their debut full length album 'UPPERS'.

Posing as many questions as it answers, Uppers, which comes out on February 5th via Hand In Hive Records, is a thunderous opening statement that continues the UK’s recent resurgence of grubby, furious post-punk music. It says something very different though – something completely its own. Pre-order your copy here.

According to the band's Nic Smith, 'Uppers' sees TV Priest "explicitly and outwardly" trying to avoid narrowmindedness and avoiding conflicting points of view. "There will never be a solution if it's just heads banging together," he adds. 'Uppers' sees TV Priest taking musical and personal risks, reaching outside of themselves and trying to make sense of this increasingly messy world. It's a band and a record that couldn’t arrive at a more perfect time.

The band have also shared their new single "This Island", frontman Charlie Drinkwater says the following about the song: "This Island is about incoherence and inarticulate responses, both personal and political, in a time and place you don’t fully understand anymore. It’s an unrequited love letter, and a howl of frustration; a mea culpa and a call to arms. We wrote this to an increasingly nationalistic and isolationist drum beat playing out at home and abroad, and frankly we are scared and appalled. As artists we aren’t offering up solutions for living, but maybe we can extend a hand and let someone know that you aren’t alone in feeling under prepared in your responses yet powerful in your convictions. That small boats can still make big waves. That we have a world to win."

Check out the albums tracklist and listen to "The Island", below.

UPPERS tracklist:
01. The Big Curve
02. Press Gang
03. Leg Room
04. Journal of a Plague Year
05. History Week
06. Decoration
07. Slideshow
08. Fathers and Sons
09. The ref
10. Powers of Ten
11. This Island
12. Saintlessss


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Cabaret Voltaire Announce New LP 'Shadow of Fear', Stream "Vasto"

Sheffield’s pioneering industrial electronic band Cabaret Voltaire have announced the release of their new album 'Shadow Of Fear', their first in 26 years.

Set for release on 20 November via Mute, the follow-up to 1994’s The Conversation, is unmistakably Cabaret Voltaire with it’s mix of house, dub, techno and German electronic music of the 1970s weaving through the grooves. Pre-order your copy here.

Richard H. Kirk is the sole remaining member, with Stephen Mallinder having left after their last album. There is a potent mix of sounds to be found on this record. The shadowy atmospheres, dubbed-out textures and generally ominous air which hangs over some of these tracks puts Shadow Of Fear in dialogue with acts who have emerged in Cabaret Voltaire's wake. The record’s driving techno numbers do something similar, forging a link between Kirk’s Roxy Music era Eno influenced experiments in early Cabaret Voltaire, bleep-techno innovations in Sweet Exorcist and post-EBM outfits like Silent Servant and Phase Fatale whilst remaining an alluring fly in the ointment of modern musical innovation. Some tunes also push on into the most vibrant, boundary-pushing end of industrialism - closer ‘What’s Goin’ On’ blends a brassy sample with distorted beats and Kirk’s grinding vocals to land somewhere between This Heat, Andrew Weatherall and Nurse With Wound.

“The album was finished just as all the weirdness was starting to kick in,” Kirk says. “Shadow Of Fear feels like a strangely appropriate title. The current situation didn’t have much of an influence on what I was doing – all the vocal content was already in place before the panic set in – but maybe due to my nature of being a bit paranoid there are hints in there about stuff going a bit weird and capturing the current state of affairs.” Although, as with a lot of Kirk’s work, concrete meaning and narrative is ripe for interpretation rather than being spelled out. “Surrealism has always been really important to Cabaret Voltaire,” says Kirk. “And that’s still present too.”

Check out the album's tracklist and listen to the new single "Vasto", below.

Shadow of Fear Tracklist:
01. Be Free
02. The Power (Of Their Knowledge)
03. Night Of The Jackal
04. Microscopic Flesh Fragment
05. Papa Nine Zero Delta United
06. Universal Energy
07. Vasto
08. What’s Goin’ On


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