Wednesday, July 08, 2020

New Entry: The City Gates Premiere New Single "Siegfried 1969"

Canadian post punk/shoegaze band The City Gates have premiered their new single "Siegfried 1969".

The song will be out on July 22 via their own label Velouria Recordz. Get it here.

Frontman Maxime Wingender says: “I have German ancestors and have much love for the Neue Deutsche Welle, and German 80’s post punk / darkwave / cold wave music scene, such as Xmal Deutschland D.A.F., Grauzone (actually from Switzerland) and Asmodi Bizarr. I took a German language course at university back in the day, but it’s not really good enough for a full song in German. So I asked my German friend Alexander Leonard Donat of Vlimmer to give me a hand with this.” 

“The lyrics are about my grandfather who was one of the most famous pianists in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) during the Cold War era. In the song, I compare the Berlin Wall with his personal life. He recognizes that he tries to shut out people, similar to what the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED – the only party option in the GDR) did,” says Alexander Donat.

The band is currently working on their third full-length forthcoming album due out this year.

Stream it below.


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SJÖBLOM Unveils Previously Unreleased Song "Oh My Heart"

SJÖBLOM the solo project of Johan Sjöblom, co-founder and one of the two lead singers of the post punk band The Exploding Boy,  has unveiled his previously unreleased song "Oh My Heart" (Live at Jonfest).

The track, recorded at Jonfest 2019, a Swedish festival outside Örebro, features on his upcoming new single 'Not A Man For You - Shameless3030', out this Friday (July 10). Get it here.

 Stream it below.



Watch: None of Your Concern Share Music Video For "Cinnamon"

Chicago darkwave/electronic/cold wave/post punk duo None of Your Concern have shared the video for their latest single "Cinnamon".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their debut album 'Primer', released in April. Get it here.

The video was directed by Taylor Wells. Take a look below.


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Watch: Vision Video Air Music Video For "Inked in Red"

Athens, GA post-punk/goth/new wave band Vision Video have aired the video for their latest single "Inked in Red".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their 7" single "In My Side", which came out in May. Grab it here.

"Inked in Red" is a song written about Dusty's experience coming back from the war in Afghanistan and having trouble re-acclimating and finding connections and meaning in peacetime. It's a song about getting through dark times and fighting to do so.

Watch the clip below.


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New Entry: Lorelei Release New Single "Pale"

Australian dream pop duo Lorelei  (aka Claudia Schmidt and Arlen McCarthy) have released their dreamy new single "Pale".

Speaking about it, the duo explained: "Pale traces a lingering obsession with memory following the demise of a relationship, it’s about how a longing for what we can no longer reach can be both terrible and beautiful.”

Buy it here and stream it below.


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Watch: Future Islands Premiere New Single/Video "For Sure"

Baltimore indie rock/pop band Future Islands have premiered the video for their new single "For Sure".

The song is  out today (July 8) through 4AD. Get it here.

UPDATE 13/07/2020: "For Sure" is our new Single of the Week!

The video was directed by Sam Mason. Take a look below.


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Watch: Bully Drop New Single/Video "Every Tradition"

Nashville rock band Bully have dropped the video for their new single "Every Tradition".

The song is taken from their upcoming third studio album 'Sugaregg', set to arrive on August 21st via Sub Pop. Pre-order your copy here.

The video was directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz and Alicia Bognanno. Check out below.


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New Entry: Private World Reveal New Single "Blue Spirit"

Cardiff-based indie pop/new wave duo Private World have revealed their new single "Blue Spirit".

The song is taken from their upcoming debut album 'Aleph', which comes out on Dais Records 28th August. Pre-order your copy here.

From the duo: "‘On its own, “Blue Spirit,” is very much the album’s mission statement, as vocal unapologetically indebted to Brian Ferry leads the way over a gated beat as instruments pulse in and out, punctuating the rhythm before disappearing into the echoes of the next moment’"

Stream it below.


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Watch: Bootblacks Unleash "Traveling Light" Music Video

Brooklyn post punk/cold wave/new wave band Bootblacks have unleashed the video for their newest single "Traveling Light".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their forthcoming new album 'Thin Skies', produced by Jason Corbett from ACTORS, out on October 9 via Artoffact Records. Pre-order your copy here.

The video was directed by Michael Thomas and Bootblacks. Watch below.


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