In the past, I think the music of Evans the Death has had an element of safety to it; it’s not that I don’t appreciate that…by any means. But the instant this guitars feedback in this new single, it was the instant I realized that these youngsters are branching out in directions I didn’t quite expect…though it’s very much welcomed. It’ll be nice to see a young group grow up, sonically before our eyes. There’s this oddity to Katherine’s voice too, not in an off-putting direction, but in the tonality that really allows her vocal performance to hold the song together. It’s another exciting reason to look forward to the band’s new LP, Expect Delays…being issued by Slumberland and Fortuna Pop on March 10th.
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Just a bit ago I brought you a new jam from Tigercats, and at the time, I thought it was going to be something glorious, or at least I hoped. Now that I’ve heard the latest single from the band, I can pretty much guarantee it’s going to be something special. The careful interplay between male and female vocalists is always endearing, and it’s done exceptionally well here, with keyboardist Laura stepping into her own with the lead role. You’ll hear some nice doses of keyboards working beneath the harmonies here, all making this indiepop fan swoon. Look for their album, Mysteries, to come soon via Fortuna Pop.
No. We’re not talking about work in a lab, we’re talking about the UK band, The Chemistry Experiment, who are prepping the release of their second album with this brand new single. As of now, it’s titled Gongs Played by Voice, which gives way to the band’s broader touches on the pop spectrum. There’s a careful quiet to this track that I’ve found really entrancing today, which is why I wanted to share it with you. Those of you with a light touch of folk on the mind will likely find the ornate touches here quite special. Look for the group’s new LP via Fortuna Pop in January.
Yeah yeah, this song was everywhere. But hey, I’m not going to jump off the Joanna Gruesome train anytime soon. I love that there’s two sides to this tune, which seems to represent my own personal tastes. The first offering you get is this fast paced riot-girl rock, but they pull back quite a bit to offer a glimpse at the pop sensibility they maintain with ease. This song is 1 of the 4 off a new 7″ that’s being released as a split with popular Perfect Pussy. It’ll be accompanied by a nice comic book too, which is the work of Phil McAndrew (his sister rocks in PP). You’ll want to get your hands on this when it’s released by Captured Tracks, Slumberland Records and Fortuna Pop…a pretty solid triumvirate of rad labels.
It’s weird how quickly Let’s Wrestle blew into our lives, then quietly faded away. But, that doesn’t mean I wasn’t keep an eye on the group…though it’s much harder from overseas. They’ve recently released their latest album, which is actually their first self-titled record. I beg you to find a way to get it in your hands, as it’s one of those records that will undeservedly fly under the radar. This song is one of my favorites; it shows just how mature the songwriting has gotten over the years, from the steadier pace to the use of string arrangements. Reminds me of the old school Brit-pop, just re-imagined; you can grab it from Fortuna Pop.
I love a good joint venture between artists, especially when it’s two people who create music that I absolutely adore. You take the lead man of Hefner, toss him in with the always enchanting Emma Kupa of Standard Fare fame, and you’re sure to have hits, right? Yes, that’s right. I love how Darren‘s voice is perfectly complimented by Emma’s on this tune; they seem like the perfect fit, to me anyways. They’ve released this tune as a 7″ on Fortuna Pop, and it is also accompanied by this great video so you can get to know our songwriters and their string game skills. Hope you dig this track as much as I do.
The great thing about SXSW is that you get a lot of bands coming in from abroad to test the waters of the American music scene, so we figured we ought to offer up one of those acts to you: September Girls. The band is working with Fortuna Pop for their album, Cursing the Sea, which is a solid release. We even changed up our set of questions a bit for the ladies to give you a different look at acts traveling to us from far away. Read more for answers from the group’s Jessie Ward; help us welcome them when they make it our way. Read More
We were definitely some of the first folks to cover the dream pop of September Girls, thanks to the work of our friends at Matinee Recordings. But, it’s high time we threw something new your way from these lovely ladies. They’ll be releasing their album, Cursing the Sea, via Fortuna Pop on March 11th, offering up this dreamy rock that is begging for you to sink your teeth into. And, if that wasn’t enough, the ladies will be heading our way in Austin to play a few sets at SXSW, so if you’re going to be in town, you best get acquainted with them now before they’re the next big thing.