Friday, April 23, 2021
British Columbia glam-rocker Art d'Ecco has revealed his new single "Good Looks".
The song is taken from his brand new album 'In Standard Definition', out today, April 23rd through Paper Bag Records. Grab your copy here.
"Good Looks"highlights the artificial world of online dating between crystalline Vangelis and Jean-Michel Jarre style 80s synths whilst.
Stream it below.
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Minsk, Belarus post punk/new wave/cold wave trio Dlina Volny have shared their new single "Bipolar".
The song is out today (April 23) via Italians Do It Better. Grab it here.
“There’s a dark side to each of us. At some point we are on the precipice of having to choose whether to embrace it. But what is it like being on the border?”
– Dlina Volny
Brooklyn post punk/dream pop/indie rock band Veda Rays have aired the video for their latest single "Rose Likes Leather".
The song is part of our current playlist and came out last month (March 19). Get it here.
Speaking about the song and the video, frontman James says: “The song is quite literally about love lasting forever. Veiled in wordplay to varying degrees line by line, it reveals certain techniques of sexual alchemy used in the pursuit of immortality.
The video’s imagery is reasonably true to the song’s meaning. We feel it succeeds in expanding upon the initial concept, bringing the ideas through a more nuanced spectrum of experience via mood and visual interpretation. I could go scene by scene but I may have already said too much. I wanna leave some of it open. But I will say every frame is purposeful and intended.”
Watch the video below.
Berlin post punk/cold wave/shoegaze artist XTR HUMAN has dropped his new single "Maschine".
The song is taken from his forthcoming new album 'G.O.L.D', set to be released on June 11 via Berlin’s Braid Records. Pre-order your copy here.
Stream it below.
Buffalo, NY synth pop/’80s inspired pop band Humble Braggers have unleashed their new single "Anymore".
The song is out today. Get it here and stream it below.
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British electronic duo The Chemical Brothers (aka Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons) have unveiled the video for their new single "The Darkness That You Fear".
The song is out today (April 23) through Astralworks. Grab your copy here.
“The Darkness That You Fear is a hopeful piece of music. When we found the combination of the different voices worked set to the flow of the music it made us feel optimistic, like it was something we wanted to share.” - Tom Rowlands
The video is directed by @Ruffmercy “When I first heard the song I immediately connected with the theme and the overall positive vibe. New government rules for relaxing lockdown had been announced and combined with the sun shining, it left me feeling positive about the forthcoming summer. It also triggered a strong sense of nostalgia that led to me going back to look for visual inspiration from the period in time when I first discovered The Chemical Brothers in the mid ’90’s. The video combines archive rave footage from the mid to late 90’s with hand painted Super 8 film textures and hand drawn animation. I love using colour to create chaos and evoke emotions and this was the perfect project to do that.”
French dream pop/lo-fi/indie pop band Pastel Coast have announced the release of their sophomore studio album 'Sun'.
The follow-up to their 2019's debut album Hovercraft, will be out on June 4th via Shelflife Records/Groover.
Pastel Coast are looking towards the sea. Quentin Isidore and his band ride the US indie pop wave with a French touch [Phoenix- Futures islands - The Drums - Surf Curse]. We have already heard the songs 'Rendez-vous', and 'Dial', now the band have shared their new single "Sunset", in which they are in a race against time, trying to find love before the sun goes down. Get it here.
Directed by Robin Laroque and Quentin Marinelllo, starring Samya Arrat, the music video for "Sunset" mocks a romantic love affair… 4 minutes filmed as a super 8 movie!
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Texas-born, Switzerland-based indie rock/alt band Laddermen have aired their new single "Welcome to the 20's".
The song is taken from their debut studio album 'Special Kind of Violence', due out later this year. We have previously heard the record's first single "The Huntress Obeyed".
'Welcome to the 20's' is a track that could come directly from a towering city in a shady alley. The spirit of acts like Interpol and Editors shimmer unmistakably here.
Get it here and stream it below.