Thursday, January 14, 2021

Watch: Maximo Park Release New Single/Video "All Of Me"

Newcastle indie rock band Maximo Park have released the video for their new single "All Of Me".

The song is taken from their forthcoming seventh studio album 'Nature Always Wins', which will be out on 26th February 2021. Pre-order your copy here.

Watch/listen below.

Watch: Transistor Return With New Single/Video "Contextualise"

Wellington psych pop/rock trio Transistor have returned with their new single "Contextualise", and its accompanied video.

The song is taken from his 3-track EP of the same name, out tomorrow (January 15) featuring "Flickering Candle" and an instrumental version of "Contextualise". Get it here.

Watch/listen below.


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New Entry: SWIMM Reveal "You Never Fake It" Feat. Lauren Ruth Ward

L.A psych pop/rock band SWIMM have revealed their new single "You Never Fake It" featuring Lauren Ruth Ward.

The song, "an intimate ballad complete with lush synthesizers and an entrancing drum+bass," is out now. Buy it here.

Detailing the backstory of the song, SWIMM said: The story of “You Never Fake It” was actually birthed out of one rainy night in Manhattan I had a few years ago but when I hear this song it brings me back to the first couple weeks of quarantine. It was actually very stormy during that time so the air outside was ripe with panic and urban drainage, while inside my warehouse… mostly panic, ganja and sweatpants. Turns out productivity can really blossom when you’re not sneaking into the ballroom bathrooms of East LA snorting Cayenne pepper with strangers for a head rush. This new allotment of focus time let me dive into the production of this one… 

This is gonna sound a little Indigo-child dream-catcher vibe but I kept hearing “Kim”, the somewhat illusory character of the song, in my head when I was recording and wanted to somehow capture the spirit of her and have it feel analogous to the way you can kind of capture a memory in a song. So I texted my best bud and bandmate of our side project Aging Actress, Lauren Ruth Ward and asked her to sing some words into her phone and text them back. I didn’t give her the tempo or key, which was really silly of me now that I think about it but somehow what she did just worked perfectly. I guess it helps that she is the best singer on the damn planet.  Eventually I asked her to sing on the bridge and kinda go for it for the end of the song. 

In an odd sense, I have some weird nostalgia for those first few weeks. And I don’t mean that in any disrespect to those that were sick or hurting. It’s just that I really escaped to and lived in that song for that time and through the beauty of art or whatever, that place became more real to me than the terrifying state of things."

Take a listen below.


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Watch: Perfume Genius "Your Body Changes Everything" (Boy Harsher Remix)

Seattle native singer/songwriter Mike Hadreas aka Perfume Genius, has unleashed the video for the Boy Harsher Remix of his song "Your Body Changes Everything".

The remix features on Perfume Genius new album 'IMMEDIATELY Remixes' a companion album which sees every song on his latest record 'Set My Heart on Fire Immediately' Immediately remixed, which will be out on February 19, pre-order it here.

Watch/listen below.


New Entry: Crystalline Stricture Unveils "Technique Iv/An Up Remix"

Belfast cold wave/minimal synth/electronic artist Crystalline Stricture has unveiled the Iv/An Up Remix of his track "Technique".

The original version for the song features on his album 'Technique', which came out on in July 2019 via TONN Recordings. Grab it here.

Take a listen below.