Friday, April 02, 2021

New Entry: Crystal Cities Release New Single "The Unknown"

Sydney indie/dream pop band Crystal Cities have released their new single "𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑼𝒏𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘𝒏".

⁣⁣“𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘥𝘰 𝘸𝘦 𝘨𝘰 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘦 𝘴𝘭𝘦𝘦𝘱? 𝘐𝘴 𝘴𝘭𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘢 𝘨𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘸𝘢𝘺? 𝘈 𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘭? 𝘐𝘴 𝘪𝘵 𝘢 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘶𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦? 𝘋𝘪𝘥 𝘸𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘦-𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘸𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥𝘭𝘺 𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘴? 𝘠𝘦𝘵, 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘸𝘦 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘧𝘰𝘨𝘨𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘰𝘶𝘵-𝘰𝘧-𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘺 𝘫𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘺𝘴 - 𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘸𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝘐𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘰𝘹𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘳 𝘺𝘦𝘵 𝘶𝘯𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘥 ‘𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘜𝘯𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘯’”. Geoff.

Take a listen below.


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Watch: Acid Vatican Air New Single/Video "Glass Eater"

London/New York cold wave/ebm/minimal synth/post punk/techno duo Acid Vatican (aka Antoni Maiovvi & Vercetti Technicolor) have aired the video for their new single "Glass Eater".

The song is taken from their new EP 'Holy See', out today, April 2 via Aufnahme + Wiedergabe. Get your copy here.

Watch/listen below.

VR SEX Announce New EP 'Cyber Crimes', Stream "Minor Case"

Los Angeles synth punk/death rock/post punk outfit VR SEX (lead by Andrew Clinco) have announced the release of their new EP 'Cyber Crimes.'

From the band: "No one is exempt from the world wide web of destruction. A once -innocent digital playground has turned into a panopticon for pedophiles and predators - waiting, watching, baiting, and stalking. 2020 proved to be the tipping point in exposing these bloodsuckers within the world of music and art. Devoid of satire and sarcasm, Cyber Crimes stands alongside the victimized and attempts to serve as a sobering scene report for the current state of affairs."

The EP will be out on April 30. Pre-order your copy here and listen to their new single "Minor Case" below.

Cyber Crimes Tracklist:
01. Rock N’ Roll Death
02. Minor Case 
03. Dog Complex
04. Lawyer Up

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Watch: Bootblacks Drop Music Video For "Parallel"

Brooklyn post punk/cold wave/new wave band Bootblacks have dropped the video for their latest single "Parallel".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their album 'Thin Skies', released in October 2020 via Artoffact Records. Grab your copy here.

From the band: "To go with our VHS theme of the day, we're premiering a video that has waited 28 years to see the light of day. Originally filmed in 1993 and starring Barrett's wonderful sister Vanessa. Thank you so much to Melissa Cruz for allowing us to use it, and remember to Be Kind and Rewind!"

Watch below.


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Watch: Caveman Return With New Single/Video "Helpless"

New York indie rock band Caveman have returned with their new single "Helpless", alongside an accompanying music video. 

From the band: "This song means a lot to us. It’s about a friend and family member that we sadly lost. But by putting out the song it’s also a happy moment which shows that even though people might not be with us anymore, their impact on us can last forever..."

The son is out today (April 2) Get it here, and take a look at the video below.


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Submotile Announce New LP 'Sonic Day Codas', Stream "Microdose"

Italian-Irish band shoegaze/pop/noise-rock/drone band Submotile have announced the release of their sophomore full-length album 'Sonic Day Codas'.

The 9-track album and folow up to 2019's debut Ghosts Fade on Skylines, will be out on April 09, featuring their new single "Microdose". Pre-order your copy here.

Check out the album's tracklist and watch the video for "Microdose" below.

Sonic Day Codas tracklist:
01. Sunflower
02. Cyanotic
03. Microdose
04. No Exit Cracks
05. Arcana
06. Anhedonia
07. Devolved
08. Vital Signs
09. Waves of Life


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Watch: Violent Vickie Reveals Music Video For "Circle Square"

Los Angeles-based darkwave/electropunk/synth band Violent Vickie have revealed the video for her latest single "Circle Square".

The song is part of our current playlist and is talen from her album 'Division', which came out in September 2020. Grab your copy here.

The music video is a layered, rhythmic collage directed by AJ Strout of Ex Corpse Art Collective. It was shot on Vickie's Photobooth computer app in her apartment during the pandemic when in-person creativity was not a possibility. Much like Violent Vickie's epic Serotonin project, the black and white video features the counterculture design and aesthetics that visual artist  AJ Strout has presented at goth clubs throughout Los Angeles. 

"Circle Square" is a gloomy, noisy electronic track with forlorn and haughty vocals that, conceptually, is an exploration of the illusion of not belonging. 

Watch/listen below.

Desperate Journalist Announce New LP 'Maximum Sorrow!', Stream "Fault"

London indie rock/indie pop/post punk/alt band  Desperate Journalist have announced the release of their third studio album 'Maximum Sorrow!'.

The 11-track album and the follow-up to their 2019's LP In Search Of The Miraculous, will be out on July 2 through Fierce Panda, featuring their new single "Fault". Pre-order your copy here.

Speaking about the making of the album, the band explain: “Partly due to the pandemic, this is the first time we have recorded without the esteemed Keith TOTP. Instead, we recorded around the corner from where we all live at Crouch End Studios with Rollo Smallcombe. Rollo was enormously influential in making sure we followed through and developed our ideas in the studio and is responsible in no small part for how this record turned out. Not least in terms of the number of egg shakers included…”

Check out the album's tracklist and listen to "Fault"below.

Maximum Sorrow! Tracklist:
01. Formaldehyde
02. Fault
03. Personality Girlfriend
04. Armageddon
05. Fine in the Family
06. Utopia
07. Everything You Wanted
08. Poison Pen
09. The Victim
10. What You're Scared Of
11. Was It Worth It


New Entry: Bellavista Unleash New Single "Dream Quest"

San Francisco shoegaze/psych band Bellavista have unleashed their new single "Dream Quest".

The song is out today (April 2). Get it copy here.

I’ve always loved the H.P. Lovecraft story, The Dream-Quest For Unknown Kadath and the lyrics to this song are directly inspired by it. I’ve imagined a group of dreamers in love with and searching for a lost city that may have only been imagined - like the old city of San Francisco which is dearly missed by those who’ve experienced her in a past life.

Take a listen below.

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Watch: Actors Unveil New Single/Video "Like Suicide"

Canadian cold wave/post-punk/synth pop band Actors have unveiled the video for their brand new single "Like Suicide".

The song is out today (April 2) through Artoffact Records and is taken from their sophomore album 'Acts of Worship', set for release later this year. Get it here.

Watch/listen below.


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Watch: Newboy Premieres "Rain Clouds" Music Video

Newboy, the solo project from Greg from DIN and High-Functioning Flesh, has premiered the video for his latest single "Rain Clouds".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from eponymous EP, which came out in February this year via DKA Records. Buy your copy here.

Borrowing inspiration from Samuel Delaney’s Dhalgren, Texan Acidheads, Art-Damaged Synth Punk, and Experimental Industrial Cassette Innovators like Portion Control, Newboy delivers us a unique, sample strewn EP. 

Watch the video below.

Cold Cave Announce New EP 'Fate in Seven Lessons', Stream "Night Light"

New York/L.A based dark wave/cold wave act Cold Cave have announced the release of their new EP 'Fate in Seven Lessons'.

The 7-track EP will be out on June 11 on Heartworm Press. Pre-order your copy here.

"Fate In Seven Lessons" is the new release by Cold Cave encompassing all of their past while moving deeper into the future. It’s their heaviest and most romantic yet with brooding and sexy synth driven neo-psychedelic goth and the epitome of dreary and dreamy pop driven by synthesizers and poetry. Seven melancholy and emotional songs of love and longing..

Check out the record's tracklist and watch the video for their new single "Night Light", below.

Fate in Seven Lessons Tracklist:
01. Prayer From Nowhere
02. Night Light
03. Psalm 23
04. Love Is All
05. Happy Birthday Dark Star
06. Honey Flower
07. Promised Land


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New Entry: Tuxedo Gleam Share New Track "Duress"

California based minimal synth, experimental pop duo Tuxedo Gleam have shared their new single "Duress".

The song features on 'ISTIC(S)', the new split EP with Memory Clap Acid & Felicia Constantine, out April 2nd digitally + cassette on Phage Tapes, featuring 4 tracks of seductive coldwave/minimal wave and pummeling EBM. Buy your copy here.

Take a lsiten below.


New Entry: Same Eyes Unveil B-side Tracks "Pale Light"/Telephone"

Ann Arbor, Michigan synthpop/synthwave duo Same Eyes (aka Chad Pratt and Alex Hughes) have unveiled their b-side tracks "Pale Light"/Telephone".

From the duo: "These tracks are two of many that would likely never see the light of day, but we think they're kind of cool so we threw them up here. This is the closest Same Eyes will ever inch to "Dream Pop", we promise." 

Stream both tracks below.

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Watch: True Faith Air New Single/Video "Leucovorin Rescue"

Boston coldwave/post punk/darkwave band True Faith have aired the video for their new single "Leucovorin Rescue".

The song is taken from the upcoming 7" 'Leucovorin Rescue' b/w 'What Is Owed,' which will be released on June 4th via A La Carte Records. Pre-order your copy here.

Watch/listen below.