Thursday, July 22, 2021

Watch: Night Tapes Unleash Music Video For "In Poly Amber"

London dream pop band Night Tapes have unleashed the video for their latest single "In Poly Amber". 

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their EP 'Download Spirit', which came out in November 2020 through Breaker Breaker. Buy your copy here.

Watch the clip below.

Watch: The Linda Lindas Unveil New Single/Video "Oh!"

LA-based punk/power pop/new wave band The Linda Lindas have unveiled the video for their brand new single "Oh!".

The song is out now through Epitaph Records. Grab it here.

“’Oh!’ is one of the first songs we collaborated on during the pandemic, masked and distanced on the front porch,” recalls the band. “It started with the main riff and progression Bela brought to the band. Eloise wrote the verses and Lucia and Mila wrote the choruses. The song deals with trying to help out someone and having it blow up in your face.”

Watch/listen below.

Watch: LETTEN 94 Share New Single/Video "Empty Landscapes"

Swiss cold wave duo LETTEN 94 (comprising Dolorès and Freddy Van Ballast) have shared the video for their new single "Empty Landscapes".

The song will be out tomorrow (July 23) through Cold Transmission. Get it copy here.

Watch/listen below.

Clinic Announce New LP 'Fantasy Island', Stream Title Track

Liverpool post-punk pop experimentalists Clinic have announced the release of their ninth studio album 'Fantasy Island'.

The follow-up to 2019's Wheeltappers and Shunters, was recorded in an old studio on Merseyside during the summer of 2019, with good vibrations seeping into the grooves, “Clinic look to a brighter future,” reveal the band in a soundbite. It will be released on 22 October through Domino Records. Pre-order your copy here.

Referencing H.G. Wells’ Things to Come, Marshall McLuhan’s The Medium is the Massage and Sombrero Fallout by Richard Brautigan, the themes Clinic explore on Fantasy Island are time, music and entertainment. In a (coco) nutshell, Clinic have gone funky disco, broadening their sonic palette with the addition of several new gadgets including an electronic acid bass machine, a 1970s cocktail rhythm unit, a Casio digital horn and space drum.

Elsewhere on the album, Clinic cover Ann Peebles’s “I Can’t Stand The Rain” in a delirious manner. “It’s a tin of fruit cocktail,” says one of the band, and there is definitely a lighter, more escapist mood to Fantasy Island. As well as the Human League, other musical influences on the album include Fun Boy Three, Kid Creole and the Coconuts and early 1980s pop music, but also Italian Cosmic disco mix tapes and primitive busker elements, such as the Memphis Jug Band and old blues music, which balance the sound and give Fantasy Island its raw energy. Only Clinic are capable of pulling these disparate references together to make a cohesive, thrilling whole with mixing duties handled by Claudius Mittendorfer (Parquet Courts, Neon Indian).

Check out the album's tracklist and watch the video for its title track below.

Fantasy Island Tracklist:
01. The Lamplighter
02. Fine Dining
03. Take A Chance
04. Refractions (In The Rain)
05. Dreams Can Come True
06. Miracles
07. On The Other Side...
08. Fantasy Island
09. I Can't Stand The Rain
10. Feelings
11. Hocus Pocus
12. Grand Finale  

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Watch: FEELS Air New Single/Video "Trash Island"

Los Angeles punk rock/psych band FEELS have aired the video for their new single "Trash Island".

The song is taken from their new EP 'Subversive Reaction', out today, July 22 through Deemed Printable. Get your copy here.

"In a plastic world, disposable is eternal. "Trash Island" is all about painting modern society's love affair with plastic as the totally perverted, masochistic kink that it is. We wrote the lyrics from that twisted perspective- where the ultimate fantasy is to live on a trash island, referring to a cartoonized version of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, complete with beach umbrellas, lawn chairs and pink flamingos. We see it as a subversive reaction... romanticizing plastic into a love that will -by it's permanence- never abandon you, and -by it's lifelessness- never judge. The video, directed by Elizabeth Weinberg and filmed using solely drone footage, focuses on the four of us each in different desolate environments and heavily features the L.A. river- once a free-flowing natural water source modernized into a concrete duct that collects water from the gutters when it rains." 

They are currently working on their third full-length album, set for release on Wichita Recordings.

Watch/listen below.