“Hope” is the latest single from the pending album House of Sugar due on Domino in mid-September. (Sandy) Alex G was a highlight for my ACL last year and now there is this lovely song, at odds with some of their material that features teeth gritting vocals and big chords. “Hope” is a mostly acoustic affair with layers added from a number of sources.
As Night Moves prepare to release their new album Can You Really Find Me later this month, the band is dropping more new music in anticipation. Today the boys sent over this new track “Recollections” which is more of a mellow, slow grooving song when compared to previously released banger “Strands Align”. The track is helping to set up what will surely be on the best, and most well balanced albums of the year.
Can You Really Find Me hits streets on June 28th via Domino.
Today is the day! Spinning Coin‘s new album, Permo, officially hits the streets. In honor of the release, the band have dropped a new video for “Money for Breakfast,” which is one of the album’s standout tunes. I think it really highlights the casual pop vibes the group have created on this effort…a sound that leans more towards Aussie pop tropes of late, as opposed to the band’s hometown of Glasgow. You can also stream the whole new LP today right HERE, and then you’ll hopefully realize this is a batch of songs you need in your record collection; it’s available today from Domino!
Do you like your pop music quirky? You anti-synths? You want to hear what happens when electronic foundations are slightly shaken to provide flourishes of syncopation from analog devices? It really is the break at around the two minute mark and instrumental bits that follow that won me, so hang in if on the fence.
Just check out this track from John Maus. The new record, Screen Memories, lands 10/27 on Domino. It can be ordered individually or as part of a six LP box.
I’m a sucker for all things King Creosote, be it his work in conjunction with other artists like Jon Hopkins, scoring soundtracks or his own work, he’s an artist I won’t hesitate to indulge. Today he released this beautiful video for the newest single on his forthcoming album, Astronaut Meets Appleman. Everything about this track, from the video to the recording has me completely sucked in; I love the slight little bit of buzz from the guitar strings as they’re strummed. His continued expansion with string arrangements broadens the song, and although I wished for a one more vocal verse, I still found myself lost within the confines of the tune. The new LP will be out via Domino in September!
White Lung are on the way to releasing a new album in May, and while they’re in the lead up to said album, they’ve given us two new singles. The second of which, I am glad to share with you today, is called “Kiss Me When I Bleed” and is a little over two minutes of high-energy pop punk. The song features such excellent lyrics as “I will give birth in a trailer/huffing the gas in the air” and the vocals are this twisted and distorted mix of sinister edge, adding the perfect compliment to the screaming guitars and bombastic percussion. Their upcoming record, Paradise, is out May 6th via Domino Records.
So Porches have done it again, but are you really that surprised? The internet was buzzing with praise for this band after their video/single for “Be Apart,” graced us with synth pop goodness, but they’re taking it in a slightly different direction with “Car,” which is another single off of their upcoming record, Pool.This track shows a different side to the band, more along the lines of indie rock with synth influence. I’m digging the jangle of the distorted guitar that undercuts the whole mix as well as the distinct lead vocals that command the song. Take a listen if you haven’t already and be sure to order Pool, out later this week on February 5th, from Domino Records.
You may have seen this video from Porches already, as it debuted sometime last week, but just in case you missed it, I’m here to help you out. Word on the street is that we’re fast approaching a new album from Porches, and on the way to Pool, which is out February 5th via Domino Records, we’ve been graced with a video for this latest single, “Be Apart.” Heavy synths make up the majority of the soundscape and the light vocals juxtapose nicely with the poundingsynths. It’s got a great rhythm that’ll have you bobbing your head in the beginning and by the end of the track you’ll probably be halfway across the room, shaking your ass properly. Watch below and jump into the present with us.
Musically, I’m going out on a limb here, but only because B. Gray is our usual electronic afficionado. But, that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy the work of Jon Hopkins. He first came to my attention a few years ago when he worked on Diamond Mine with King Creosote; I still play that album all the time. He’s got a new record coming out on Domino on June 4th titled Immunity, and it’s going to be a much appreciated piece by those in the know. Now, you’re in the know; you get to hear the first single from Jon’s record, so if this is you’re thing, it’s time to get excited.
It’s funny to me that some bands get over-looked from time to time, even when they’re putting out incredible work. For me, Night Moves, who released Colored Emotions recently, sort of got left off the charts, though they offer a lot of that smooth R&B influence that many popular acts such as Twin Shadow spin out. I’m not saying they sound like that, but there’s some similarities. Personally, the songwriting by the group, leaving listeners with swelling tracks, is really enticing, so I’m encouraging everyone to go back and check the group out. You can start with their brand new single, which shares the same name as the album’s title.