Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Watch: Peel Premiere New Single/Video "Catch & Release"

Los Angeles electronic/alt project Peel have premiered the video for their new single "Catch & Release".

The song is taken from their forthcoming self-titled debut EP, set to arrive on October 16 via Innovative Leisure, we have previously heard "Citizen X". Buy it here.

It started off as a drum beat inspired by Kraftwerk's "Trans Europe Express" alongside a delicate and lush guitar line inspired by Robin Guthrie. There’s a melancholy beauty captured in this song. The perspective of two lovers acknowledging the suffering of the world, trying to push forward, hand in hand, together.

“There’s an energy and transcendence in live performance that we’re trying to capture,” says Innis, “having the sound reverberate through the room, even if there’s bleed, embracing it and letting it color the take.” Cimino adds, “The lyrics were born out of dream logic. There’s a melancholy beauty captured.”

Peel is the musical partnership of Sean Cimino and Isom Innis (of Foster the People).

Watch/listen below.

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Watch: TV Priest Release New Single/Video "Slideshow"

London post punk/punk band TV Priest have  released the video for their new single "Slideshow".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their debut full length album 'UPPERS', which comes out on February 5th via Hand In Hive Records. Pre-order your copy here.

Watch/listen below.


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Soft Kill Announce New LP 'Dead Kids, R.I.P. City', Stream "Roses All Around"

Portland, OR post punk/dark wave band Soft Kill have announced the release of their new album 'Dead Kids, R.I.P. City'.

The follow up to 2018's Savior, was produced by David Trumfio (Built To Spill, Wilco, OK Go) and mastered by the legendary Howie Weinberg (The Cure, Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana), and will be out on  November 20th via Cercle Social Records. Pre-order your copy here.

A story odyssey of sorts told in ten parts, ten songs - each track essentially a character - the album, explores, through a beguiling mix of personal memory, allegory, and narrative structures by turns both poetic and stinging, a long and complicated relationship with a dark version of Portland OR. It’s songs that tell of the fractured and fragile legacies of those lost during the city’s last couple decades as it moves from soggy backwater to unheard of growth and tech-fueled transformation.

Two years in the making, desperate, redemptive, its contrast of  light and shadow favoring the latter, Dead Kids, R.I.P. City is like no other album in the genre, a kind of doom pop Drugstore Cowboy featuring the brave and abandoned, the tender and the afflicted, all teetering in memory on the edge of the city. For all the sadness and pain of addiction haunting it, however, the record, by its very existence, proves that hope doesn’t necessarily win but that, even if at great cost, it can. It’s what makes Dead Kids, R.I.P. City so powerful beyond just the scope of its dark luminous sound and indelible melodies, and is one of the many reasons you’ll carry it with you.

Check out the album's tracklist and watch the video for their new single "Roses All Around", below.

Dead Kids, R.I.P. City Tracklist:
01. Roses All Around
02. Wanting War
03. Matty Rue (feat. Adam Klopp)
05. Crimey
07. Ducky
08. Inverness
09. Oil Burner
10. I Needed The Pain


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