Lionlimb have a new album coming out soon and from this upcoming release, they’ve shared a new video for the track, “Clover.” The track is subtle at first listen, but upon further visits, you begin to get a real grasp of its complexity. At the helm is Stewart Bronaugh, with his Elliott Smith-esque vocals. Accompanying him on the song are a delicate arrangement of strings and bouncing piano, acoustic guitar and bass, along with drums that weave the whole piece together. You pick up on different aspects with each listen, the track not lingering in one place for too long; constantly pushing into new territory. The video shows the band trying their hand at shooting with a newly purchased 16mm camera. Take a peek below and get excited for the band’s upcoming release,Tape Recorder, which will be out February 23rd via Bayonet Records. Preorder it here.
If you’ve been reading this website for any length of time, you should know that we here at ATH have a strong affinity for all things dream pop/shoegaze related. Wild Arrows, out of New York, are making an especially lush brand of shoegaze that will make you swoon. I’ve posted about these folks in the past, but now it’s time to spread the word once again. They’ve just released a new video for the track, “Dreamlike Dream,” and it’s a five and a half minutes of hazy rock. Trance-inducing, the track begs you to listen to the rest of the band’s new release by the same title. You can check out the whole thing on their Bandcamp page.
So this may not be the biggest new news that you’ll be met with on this Thursday, but it’s very important that you get aboard the Loma train as it’s about to leave the station. Hell, since the band is already signed to Sub Pop, you may already be too late–but it’s good to stay informed. Loma is the project some Austin darlings– Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg and Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski of Cross Record. Together they’re making entrancing music, as you’d expect from this epic combination, with Cross’ vocals at the centerfold, ensnaring your attention. The instrumentation bubbles underneath with a sinister tonality to it– synths pulse and glide while the steady drum beat keeps everything at a constant run. The whole track builds to a nice ending that you should definitely check it out. I’m stoked for the release of their self-titled debut, which you can pre-order herebefore its February 16th release via Sub Pop.
The folks over at Secretly Canadian rarely disappoint, and today is no exception as Suuns have announced their new album,Felt, will be out March 2 via that label. From this upcoming release, the band has shared a new single called “Watch You, Watch Me” which you can watch below. It’s a high energy number– there’s essentially no empty space in the mix, as instrument overlaps instrument, vocals distorted to sound like another wave of synthesizers. Different than anything else you’ll hear today, give the track below a listen and get stoked for Suuns’ new release.
Lionlimb, comprised of Stewart Bronaugh andJoshua Jaeger, have announced that they’ve signed to Bayonet Records. With this announcement, they’ve shared the first video from this album for the track, “Maria,” which is a six minute twenty second sonic journey through several different genres. What strikes me most about this track is the orchestral elements that sweep through the mix and carry the song with grace and delicacy. You have a solid indie rock song for sure, but there’s this extra layer of beauty that makes it hard not to slip into the song. Check out the video below and look out forTape Recorder, which will be out February 23 via Bayonet Records.
Sometimes, you find a solid indie rock jam that made its way into the blogosphere a few days ago, but is just too tasty not to share. So if you’re like me and are a little behind the times, I’d like to take a moment to introduce you to QTY, a group out of New York who are about to release their debut album on Dirty Hit on December 8. The track they’ve recently released is called “Cold Nights” and it’s an infectious pop/rock song. The guitar part is cutty, chipping its way through the number, while the vocals are classic indie rock, leading to a catchy chorus you won’t soon forget. Check it out below.
Makeness, aka Kyle Mollesonout of London, is making sick electronica tunes.This track, called “Day Old Death,” reminds me a lot of early Sun Airway. The song slowly comes to life, paralleled by the visuals in the music video, with electronic elements creating a groove for you to shake it to. Beyond the danceable aspect of the track, there’s something haunting in the distant vocals and the undercutting guitar riffs that make you want to play this track on repeat all day. Check it out below and get excited for the band’s debut album, which will be out on Secretly Canadian next year.
This may be yesterday’s news, but the song is too perfect not to share. Marlon Williams has a new album coming out on Dead Oceans, and he’s shared a new video for the lead single, “Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore” which features vocals from Aldous Harding. Just when you thought that Williams’ vocals couldn’t get any more soulful and moving, you add that extra level of Aldous Harding to the top and you get something so beautiful and perfect that you’ll want to drown in the sound all day. Simple, yet sweeping, the track puts the vocals at the center, letting them creep over you like fog. Take a peek at the video below and then get excited forMake Way For Love, which will be out February 16 of next year.
It’s been a minute since Michael Rault released his last album, Living Daylight back in 2015, but now he’s back andwith Wick Records to release new music. He’s just shared a new video for his track, “Sleep With Me” that’s a bouncy half americana half psych jam you’ll be remiss if you don’t check out. The guitars are beyond fuzzy and cut through the jazzy drum beat along with the high pitched vocals. Take a listen below and look out for a new LP from Michael Rault coming to you soon.
Last Friday night we welcomed Protomartyr to Barracuda for a night of dark post-punk tunes. Coming up on a decade of existence, Protomartyr have become a staple of the genre, the current dark state of the world giving them the perfect backdrop for their brooding tunes. On their latest effort, Relatives in Descent, they took the post-punk to a greater height, giving audiences moments of aggression followed by great cathartic release. These new tracks played well in the live setting– read on for some brief thoughts on how the evening unfolded.