Monday, January 27, 2020

Watch: FRAGRANCE. Airs Music Video For "Crawling To The Void"

Paris synthpop/darkwave project FRAGRANCE. (founded by Matthieu Roche) has aired the video for "Crawling To The Void".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from his debut album 'Now That I'm Real', released in February 2019 via Synth Religion.  Get it here.

The video was directed by Benoît Aubert. Check out below.


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Watch: This Party Reveal Music Video For "Skin & Bone"

Brighton indie rock duo This Party have revealed the video for their latest single "Skin & Bone".

The song is part of our current playlist and came out in October 2019. Grab it here.

The video was directed by Elliot Tatler. Watch it below.


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Watch: Blossoms Drop New Single/Video "If You Think This Is Real Life"

Manchester indie rock/psych pop band Blossoms have dropped the video for their new single "If You Think This Is Real Life".

The song is taken from their upcoming album 'Foolish Loving Spaces', set to be released on 31st January 2020 via Virgin EMI. Pre-order your copy here.

The video was directed by Michael Holykand and filmed at Parr St Studios in Liverpool. Watch it below.

New Entry: The Lathums Unleash New Single "Fight On"

Wigan indie rock band The Lathums have unleashed their new single "Fight On".

The song is out now, buy it here.

Watch a lyric video below.


Deeper Announce New LP 'Auto-Pain', Unveil New Single/Video "This Heat"

Chicago post punk/indie rock band Deeper have announced the release of their second studio album 'Auto-Pain'.

Recorded and mixed by Chicago scene luminary Dave Vetraino (Lala Lala, Dehd) and mastered at Chicago Mastering by Greg Obis (Ne-Hi, Melkbelly),  the 12-track album will be out on March 27th through Fire Talk and finds the band embracing open space, using synths to create shadows where bricks of guitars once would’ve blocked out the sun. Pre-order your copy here.

The group — singer and guitarist Nic Gohl, bassist Drew McBride, and drummer Shiraz Bhatti — were all graduates of Chicago’s rich DIY scene who came together around their love of Wire, Devo, Gang of Four, and Television.

While the new record is still within the Great Lakes post-punk tradition of their debut, the album isn’t as insular as its predecessor; it’s less interested in pile-driving and more willing to dwell in liminal spaces. Guitars enter the picture precisely, locked bass grooves propel things forward. Drummer Shiraz Bhatti, who is half-Pakistani and half-Native American, embraced the drumming patterns he’d heard growing up at pow-wows, channeling the anxieties of his heritage into his playing and keeping the group grounded when they switch into all-out percussive attack. The result is an album both more nuanced and catchy.

Auto-Pain represents the constant wave of depression felt by many in everyday life. Stemmed from Aldous Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’, Auto-Pain is a concept meant to be an inverse to soma, a pill in the book which makes everything numb. The idea of auto-pain is to epitomize the desire to return to a connection with thoughts and clarity, which comes at the expense of feeling everything simultaneously. The album artwork features the now-demolished Prentice Women’s Hospital in Chicago capturing the band’s rounded-off brutalism, and the album title appears in Urdu, a nod to drummer Shiraz Bhatti’s Pakistani heritage.

Check out the album's tracklist and watch the video for their new single "This Heat" below.

Auto-Pain Tracklist:
01. Esoteric
02. Run
03. This Heat
04. Willing
05. Lake Song
06. Untitled
07. Spray Paint
08. 4U
09. VMC
10. Helena’s Flowers
11. The Knife
12. Warm


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Watch: The New Division Shares "Lost Life" Music Video

LA-based new wave/synthpop/electronic artist John Glenn Kunkel aka The New Division has shared the video for his latest single "Lost Life".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from his fourth studio album 'Hidden Memories', out today (January 27). Grab it here.

The video was directed by Brad A. Kinnan, starring American mode/actress Kiersten Dolbec. Check out below.

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