Friday, May 14, 2021

Watch: SOMEFINN Unleash Music Video For "Starlet's Dream"

Irish indie rock/folk band SOMEFINN (led by Paul Finn, former lead singer and songwriter of The Flaws) have unleashed the video for their latest single "Starlet's Dream".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their album '.​.​.​TSK, TSK​.​.​.', which came out earlier this year (January 29). Buy your copy here.

According to Some Finn “Starlet’s Dream is a song about self-doubt in the face of a critical and cynical world, and how understanding our weaknesses becomes a strength.” The claustrophobic anxiety in the song does well to musically illustrate these intense themes.

Watch/listen below.

Watch: The Fantastic Plastics Drop "Evacuate" Music Video

NYC sci-fi punk/neo-new wave duo The Fantastic Plastics (aka Miranda and Tyson Plastic) have dropped the video for "Evacuate".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their album 'Malfunction', which came out in October 2019. Buy it here.

Concept: an experiment fusing modern and obsolete technology causes the subject to develop telekinetic powers which they use to do household chores.. 

Watch it below.


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Watch: Teen Blush Unveils New Single/Video "Ghost"

Chicago dream pop/lo-fi/bedroom pop project Teen Blush (aka Kenneth Foss) has unveiled the video for his new single "Ghost".

The song is out now, get it here and watch video below.

And here's an extended version of the track:

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New Entry: Make Friends Share New Single "Sleep Sound"

Bristol indie pop four-piece Make Friends have shared their new single "Sleep Sound".

The song is out today (May 14), grab it here and take a listen below.

The Vaccines Return With New Single/Video "Headphones Baby"

London-based indie rockers The Vaccines have returned with their new single "Headphones Baby" and its accompanying video.

The song is out today (May 14) and is the first taste from their upcoming fifth LP. Get it here.

“Sometimes life can leave you feeling numb and desperate to feel something,” frontman Justin Young told NME. “‘Headphones Baby’ is about creating an escape from that – plugging in to plug out and cocooning yourself from the reality of the outside world in the warm embrace of somebody else’s mind. The song should sound like a fireworks display – a call to arms. And if you want life to feel like it’s permanently in technicolor then we might know where you can find it…”

Watch/listen below.


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Manic Street Preachers Announce New LP 'The Ultra Vivid Lament', Stream "Orwellian"

Welsh rock trio Manic Street Preachers have announced the release of their 14th studio album 'The Ultra Vivid Lament'.

The follow-up to 2017's Resistance Is Futile, will be released on 3rd September via Columbia/Sony, and was recorded during the winter in Wales at Rockfield studios in Monmouth and the band's own Door To The River studio in Newport with longtime collaborator Dave Eringa. Pre-order your copy here.

‘The Ultra Vivid Lament’ is both reflection and reaction; a record that gazes in isolation across a cluttered room, fogged by often painful memories, to focus on an open window framing a gleaming vista of land melting into sea and endless sky.

The eleven tracks perfectly marry introspection, quiet rage and sublime, irresistible tunes. Those elements are there throughout, from the opening ambient hum of ‘Snowing In Sapporo’ to the galloping ‘The Secret He Had Missed’s push-and-pull duet imagining dialogue between Welsh brother and sister artists Augustus and Gwen John; via ‘Diapause’s sublime contemplation and ‘Happy Bored Alone’s stoic wishful thinking.

Musically, ‘The Ultra Vivid Lament’ is inspired by a formative years record box (ABBA, post-Eno Roxy, the Bunnymen, Fables-era REM, Lodger) though the end result could only be the unique union of James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire and Sean Moore, collectively one of the UK’s most consistently brilliant rock’n’roll bands for over three decades.

The band have also shared the album's lead single "Orwellian", speaking about it the band said: "The track is about the battle to claim meaning, the erasing of context within debate, the overriding sense of factional conflict driven by digital platforms leading to a perpetual state of culture war."

"As with many songs on the record, it was written on the piano by James Dean Bradfield. Musically, it echoes ABBA, the majesty of Alan Rankine’s playing in the Associates and Talk Talk’s It’s My Life with a Lindsey Buckingham guitar solo."

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

The Ultra Vivid Lament Tracklist:
01. Still Snowing In Sapporo
02. Orwellian
03. The Secret He Had Missed
04. Quest For Ancient Colour
05. Don't Let The Night Divide Us
06. Diapause
07. Complicated Illusions
08. Into The Waves Of Love
09. Blank Diary Entry
10. Happy Bored Alone
11. Afterending


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Watch: Deap Vally Release New Single "I Like Crime (feat. Jennie Vee)"

L.A. indie rock/alt band Deap Vally have released their new single "I Like Crime (feat. Jennie Vee)".

The song is taken from their upcoming new EP 'American Cockroach', set to arrive on June 18th. Pre-order your copy here.

Watch the video below, it was directed by John Stavas.

Watch: The Howlers Air New Single/Video "Lost Without You"

London-based surf rock/alt/psych band The Howlers have aired the video for their new single "Lost Without You".

The song, produced by Theo Verney, is taken from their upcoming debut EP 'The Sum of Our Fears', to be released later this year. Get it here.

Watch/listen below.

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