My apologies for the lack of posts from RayRay over the last couple of days. As Nate and I get back into school mode, I often forget how to juggle the real world with the fun of ATH. That said, yesterday I really enjoyed this new track “This is My Cue” from London artist Eliza Shaddad. It’s a very personal, driving song similar to a slower ballad from Cat Power or Best Coast. I think you will be hearing A TON more buzz about Eliza Shaddad in the very near future.
Eliza will release her debut album Future on October 26th via Beatnik Creative.
Another day, another hit from Dirtnap Records. Really, the story should be that Sonic Avenues continue to impress me with their walk between power pop and pop punk, similar to the work of label mates Mind Spiders. That being said, there’s always a shinier side in their tracks, but the breakdown in the middle of this tune feels more sinister, so perhaps their new effort, Disconnector, will have the band expanding on their near-perfect sound. Turn it up loud, listen to the anthemic chorus, and get yourself to the record store on October 7th.
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I’m all over the place musically today, so why not mix things up completely and bring you some weird cold wave French music? Future are a french trio who are big on creating huge tracks that soar in post-punk bliss. They’ve been around for a few years, but this track, “Side Effects” caught my attention with its dark, yet dance-ready quality. The howling feedback, papery percussion and monotone vocals blend to create cold noise pop that you can jam to, and I’m digging it.