Late last summer, New Jersey outfit Dentist released Night Swimming via Cleopatra Records. We gave the album and its singles solid praise when it dropped, and we were super fortunate to have the band play our ATH Day Party this week at SXSW. Now, the band have a brand new video for standout single “Alone in the Garden.” The video’s mostly a performance video, shot in various ways with fun little elements thrown into the mix; the song is a blistering bit of power pop, with just the right hint of dreaminess thrown in for good measure. The album is available to buy directly from the band HERE, or you can grab it from Cleopatra.
And…if you’re in Austin right now, they’ve got a show at 2 PM at Side Bar, and at 6 PM over at Hard Luck Lounge!
If you’ve not heard of Pastel Ghost, then we advise you to revisit Abyss (2015), as you’ll see how the artist has risen. But, Vivian Moon has relocated from Cali to Austin, with her sound fitting in nicely to the current dance/electronic scene the city’s fostering. Listening to the latest single from Ethereality, I can’t help but draw comparisons to Crystal Castles…the good pop songs before we discovered that guy was trash. It’s got a huge driving hook that bounces while the vocals come in with just a bit of effects in order to blend the voice into the track’s natural texture. Seems like a great dance tune for late at night, or, as is the case, early this morning; feel the song power through you, let your arms wave free in the air! You can grab the new LP from Cleopatra Records now! Austin fans can catch the act on October 5th at Elysium for the album release party!
Not but more than a few weeks removed from their last hit, Dentistare back with another great pop number we can enjoy on Monday. It opens with a pounding snare and floor drum over a discordant guitar chord that seems to bound down the hallway before Emily enters the picture with her voice. I love how her delivery is calmed, almost matching syllables and drum beats; it gives a certain cadence to the tune. That sets up the delicious chorus, as infectious as ever. Night Swimming will drop on July 20th via Cleopatra Records…with an Austin date at Cheer Up Charlies just a week after the release!
When a band make and announcement that they’ve signed a deal with a new label, it usually means new music is waiting in the wings. Luckily, we didn’t have to wait long for New Jersey act Dentist to drop a new track with their announcement; it should put you on alert for your next favorite band. Opening with a steady strum before Emily’s voice joins in the fray, always building towards that emotional release you seek in your pop music. It comes quick and fast, with pounding drums rolling along as the tempo builds. I love how the vocals seem to slide right in casually, as if the song’s new power means little to our vocalist. The group will release the very charming Night Swimming via Cleopatra on July 20th.