Wednesday, August 04, 2021

New Entry: School of X Drops New Single "Race For Caress"

Copenhagen-based alt pop artist Rasmus Littauer aka School of X has dropped his new single "Race For Caress".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from his upcoming new album 'Dancing Through the Void', which will be available on September 24 through Sonic Blew/[PIAS]. Pre-order your copy here.

Take a listen below.

New Entry: Cor de Lux Premiere New Single "FUTURES"

North Carolina post punk/dream pop band Cor de Lux have premiered their new single "Whose Side".

The song is taken from their forthcoming their upcoming album 'Media'. Get it here.

Take a listen below.

Watch: Clear History Air Debut Single/Video "Solar Death Ray"

Berlin post punk/no wave trio Clear History have aired their debut single the video for their new single "Solar Death Ray".

The song is taken from their forthcoming debut EP 'bad advice good people', which will be available on November 5th through Upset The Rhythm. Pre-order your copy here.

The six songs on the EP cast a huge net across themes of raucous opposition, identity, closeness, gifting and exploding cars. They are a full-hearted call to arms from a stubborn Aries concerned with wasting time and energy. With such rapport for the touchstones of danceable post-punk (ESG, Kleenex, Gang of Four) Clear History are proud hi-hat botherers, bounding along with the plummy bassline, joining the dots whilst thinking to the beat. This debut documents the tantalising first sparks from a band intent on holding up a magnifying glass to the sun.

Watch/listen below.

Watch: Motorists Release New Single/Video "Vainglorious"

Toronto-based motorik jangle-pop trio Motorists have released the video for their new single "Vainglorious".

The song is taken from their forthcoming debut studio album 'Surrounded', which will be available on September 3 through We Are Time/Bobo Integral/Debt Offensive. Pre-order your copy here.

Vainglorious brings another visual installment created by Craig Fahner and Michelle Lemay, mirroring the aesthetic of "Through To You" to draw on the 80's German TV show, Beat Club. The song presents another example of the band's knack for head-jerking riffs and understanding of a tight pop melody, dealing with feelings of alienation examined through a political lens. While veering away from being too heavy-handed, it weighs up how the people in charge might say all the right things to make you feel comfortable, while actively working against your best interests in practice.

“We have seen the work that is actually done from the front lines to make things better for vulnerable people while our representatives do absolutely nothing, and yet they continue to congratulate themselves as progressive leaders,” Fahner says, recounting the failures of Canada’s national and local politicians. "We have seen this with our prime minister’s smiling embrace of environmental justice causes, while actively campaigning for and benefiting from the Canadian petrostate off camera. Or locally, with our mayor presenting himself as a man of the people, as someone providing solutions for people living in poverty, while, in actuality, operating as surrogate for the real estate industry that would actively like to obliterate poor people from the landscape." Motorists wonder out loud how one could stand to live such a paradoxical life and stand for nothing, these do-nothings are designated with the biblical sin of vainglory—“all of the pride, none of the substance.”

Watch/listen below.

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Watch: Media Jeweler Unleash New Single/Video "Heaven"

Los Angeles post punk/ rock band Media Jeweler have unleashed the video for their new single "Heaven".

The song is taken from their upcoming third studio album 'The Sublime Sculpture of Being Alive', which will be available on August 13th through Fire Talk. Pre-order your copy here.

Watch/listen below.

Watch: Children Collide Drop New Single/Video "Man of the People"

Melbourne post punk/krautrock/indie rock band Children Collide have dropped the video for their new single "Man of the People".

The song is taken band's upcoming fourth studio album 'Time Itself?', out 27 August. Pre-order your copy here

The video was directed by Cybele Malinowski. Check out below.


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