Thursday, January 09, 2020

The New Division Reveals Details For New LP 'Hidden Memories'

LA-based new wave/synthpop/electronic artist John Glenn Kunkel aka The New Division has revealed details of his fourth studio album 'Hidden Memories'.

The album, produced and recorded in Los Angeles, CA, is Kunkel's most ambitious effort to date, it features 10 tracks ranging from dark and brooding to emotive and uplifting, and will be out on January 27. Pre-save it here.

Pulsating with bruising basslines, dance-infused drums, and decked out atmospheric vocals, "Hidden Memories" serves as an homage to the music that has inspired Kunkel for the past decade.

"I wanted Hidden Memories to be a blend of what I felt were the best parts of my early years as The New Division, a return to form of sorts," Kunkel says. "I picked up where I left off, back when I was listening to a lot of dance records ranging from progressive, trance, early new wave, and synthpop. The blend of all those sounds is what I envisioned for 'Hidden Memories.'"

Longtime collaborator and co-producer F.J. DeSanto (Trade Secrets), also assisted on the record, "F.J.'s been a part of each album since "Together We Shine," and has always been a guiding force for TND," Kunkel said. "I tend to lose focus quite easily. I generally like everything I end up writing, but he understands what works from an outsider's perspective which I think is crucial from an objective standpoint."

Celebrating the act's senior record with a Collector's Edition Double Vinyl LP, this release serves up two unreleased b-sides "Iceberg" and "When You're Around" (also available for digital download with purchase of vinyl format).

01. Clear
02. Fascination
03. Lost Life
01. Modus
02. Broken
03. The Line
01. Needs Are Denied
02. Over
03. Enough Is Enough
01. Ride
02. When You're Around [Collector's Edition Exclusive]
03. Iceberg [Collector's Edition Exclusive]

Below, you can re-visit his latest single "Lost Life".

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New Entry: Cathedral Bells Shares New Single "Disconnected"

Cassadaga, Florida dream pop/shoegaze project Cathedral Bells (aka Matthew Messore) has shared his new single "Disconnected".

The song is taken from his forthcoming debut album 'Velvet Spirit', set to arrive on March 6 via Good Eye Records. Pre-order your copy here.

Stream it below.


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Watch: Ivory Wave Release "Young Blood" Music Video

Birmingham baggy/psych band Ivory Wave have shared the video for their latest single "Young Blood".

The song is part of our current playlist taken from their upcoming debut EP 'Dream Nights', which came out in November last year. Get your copy here.

The video was directed by Henry Bettany. Watch below.


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Watch: Anum Preto Air Music Video For "Inferno Interno"

Brazilian post punk/darkwave band Anum Preto have aired the video for their latest single "Inferno Interno".

The song is part of our current playlist and is the title track of their debut album 'Inferno Interno', which came out last month (December 7). Buy it here.

Watch the video below.


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Watch: Ratboys Drop New Single/Video For "I Go Out at Night"

Chicago, IL indie rock/post-country band Ratboys have dropped the video for their new single "I Go Out at Night".

The song is taken from their forthcoming album 'Printer’s Devil', set to be released on February 28 through Topshelf Records. Pre-order your copy here.

The clip was shot by John TerEick + Jake Nokovic. Take a look below.


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New Entry: Schonwald Reveal New Single "Inner Sin"'

Italian dark wave/cold wave duo Schonwald have revealed their new single "Inner Sin".

The song is out today (Jan 9). Buy it here and stream it below.


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Watch: SDH Premiere New Single/Video "No Miracles"

Barcelona synth wave/post punk duo SDH (Semiotics Department Of Heteronyms) have premiered the video for their infectious new single "No Miracles".

The song is the first taken from their forthcoming EP 'Against Strong Thinking', which will be out 14 February  on Avant! Records. Buy it here.

Although six songs may be insufficient, their new tracks highlight the strengths of their debut. The beats are deeper, the atmospheres sadder. The band continues to explore the musical language as a poetic form and trying to discover new questions that allow the great categories of thinking to be undone. Against Strong Thinking talks about the importance of facing all that categorical, dogmatic and conclusive thinking. There is a need for dialogue with everything that seems unquestionable. Again, the questions guide all the songs and, again, there is no single answer. Sometimes this doubt is fertile, sometimes it is painful and involves a total and profound loss.

The video was directed and edited by Sara Busquets and Sergi Algiz. Watch below.


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New Entry: Gengahr Unleash New Single "Never A Low"

London indie rock/pop band Gengahr have unleashed their new single "Never A Low"

The song is taken from their forthcoming third studio album 'Sanctuary', which will be out on January 31, 2020 via Liberator Music. Pre-order your copy here.

Watch a lyric video below.


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