Disgusting People are a group from Sydney, Australia who specialize in college style minimalist extra lo-fi rock and roll. They’ve got a rad purple cassette tape for sale over on their Bandcamp page along with the chance to download the whole album digitally too if you don’t want to kick it old school. Have a listen to the track “2×4″ below and get a good taste of what you should be listening to.
There’s really not too much information traveling about involving Communions, but one things seems to be that everyone who has taken a listen to the Danish group has found themselves falling in love. Honestly, I hear a lot of great similarities to our boys Literature; the song below has that same jangle and there’s just a hint of obscuring vocal effects. I think it’s the perfect way to wrap up our week here, as it’s a near perfect song. They’ve got a Tough Love Records 7″ coming out on November 10th, so let’s hope we get to hear more from them.
Just the other day I was lamenting the mellow sort of tunes that I fawn over and their absence. Since that ridiculous statement, it seems I’ve been inundated with some folk-laden tunes that are really something, like this new song from Elephant Micah. The moniker serves as the musical vehicle for Joseph O’Connell, and he’s received countless accolades from all over the musical map, artists and outlets alike. While his music has long seemed a great secret, his new album, Where In Our Woods, will see a release on Western Vinyl early next year. Take a journey with this number.
Earlier this year, Angel Olsen put out her great album, Burn Your Fire For No Witness, and you thought you’d have to survive off this for awhile as far as tunes from this lady go. But you’re in luck! She’s announced the deluxe version of said album and it includes this extra track, “May As Well,” which has this sleepy, almost lullaby vibe going for it. It’s a short little number, but in its two and a half minutes, Olsen manages to encapsulate an old-timey sound with her emotive voice, that’s nostalgic to say the least. I’m really enjoying this number, and so you should be to. Have a listen and pick up Burn Your Fire For No Witness Deluxe Edition on November 18th.
Sadly, the great run of tunes that came out in 2014 is drawing to a close, so we’re already getting into the jams that will get us through an Ebola-filled 2015. One of those that caught my attention was the dreamy electro-scape pop music coming from Color of Light. It’s the project of Sean Neuse, who formerly operated as Backseat Dreamer (that name was a bit too much of a giveaway), so you can turn this song on, put some headphones over those ears, then find yourself drifting into some quality REM sleep. Look for Memory to come out on January 6th of the newest year.
These boring little pages of ours have seen several songs pop up from Trans Upper Egypt, so I figured why not give you the opportunity to listen to their whole new self-titled LP? It’s music of the psychedelic sort, with the vocals often obscured in the mix while bass lines rhythmically bounce along. Me? I dig the album; it’s different in a sense than a lot of the other “psych rock,” so it alone wins points for that in my book. Monofonus Press will be releasing the album next Tuesday, but be a smart consumer, and listen in before you buy.
Soliti Music is on a roll this week, with a video from Black Lizard earlier, and now the announcement of My Heart Strings, the new effort from Ghost of Jack Nance. This tune is filled with noisy plodding guitar and a vocal that seems to echo through the caverns of your mind. It sort of sounds like if you took Beat Happening and wrapped it up in this dense collection of atmospheric noise…and I mean that in a really good way, I promise. You’ll be able to grab the new EP on November 28th, but while you’re waiting indulge a bit by rocking THIS VIDEO at work.
Man. I really have been craving some good soft tunes to ease me into the fall, or lack there of. This new album from Angelo de Augustine has been doing the trick pretty well, offering up some really incredible tunes. It’s not necessarily sad bastard music, though there’s an intimacy in the way the music has been recorded that likens Angelo to Elliot Smith (as I’ve mentioned before). You can even hear the buzz on the strings, which is always a favorite touch of mine. Look for his album Spirals of Silence on November 18th.