NEW MUSIC: Contessa di GongGong – El Camino

The impressively named Swiss trio Contessa di GongGong recently released this moody and agile instrumental track that hits a nimble and tight rhythmic groove while the rest of the group add post rock noir touches of shimmering and sparkling guitars and subtle vocal samples. They describe their sound as cineastic spacekraut. The tracks are based on improvisations and apparently involve “consciously random developments”. The track … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Contessa di GongGong – El Camino

NEW MUSIC: Mallwalkers – Get Yr Cake

Coming on like an even twitchier, surging version of The Saints with horns and punk-edged rock n roll, Mallwalkers mix up a really nice sound on this new single. That cascading sound juts up against stop-start sections where things get jerky in a post-punk way. It’s a thrill a second from the Buffalo, NY band. ‘Get Yr Cake’ was the first single released from their … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Mallwalkers – Get Yr Cake

NEW MUSIC: Old Moon – Ephemeral

This new track from New Hampshire, USA singer and multi instrumentalist Tom Weir, under the name Old Moon, hits the nostalgia button for me – conjuring up memories of 80s goth rock sounds from the early period of The Cult, The Cure, Psychedelic Furs and others. The guitars wash and shimmer over an urgent, nervy rhythm section. The bass has that great throbbing feel while over … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Old Moon – Ephemeral

NEWS: Parquet Courts announce new 2021 album and release its first single

Today, Parquet Courts announce their new album, Sympathy For Life, out October 22nd on Rough Trade Records / Remote Control Records, and share the first single/video, ‘Walking at a Downtown Pace.’ On Sympathy For Life, Parquet Courts’ thought-provoking rock is dancing to a new tune. The album finds the Brooklyn band at both their most instinctive and electronic, spinning their bewitching, psychedelic storytelling into fresh territory, yet maintaining their unique identity. Built largely from … Continue reading NEWS: Parquet Courts announce new 2021 album and release its first single

NEW VIDEO: Low – More

Low‘s new album SO WHAT is set for release via Sub Pop on September 10th and they’ve just released the video for their latest single ‘More’, which follows their previously released singles,  ‘Days Like These‘, and ‘Disappearing‘. Directed by Julie Casper Roth, this new video metaphorically explores the Sisyphean task of dismantling structural oppression, through gender biases. Tracklisting:1. White Horses2. I Can Wait3. All Night4. Disappearing5. Hey6. Days … Continue reading NEW VIDEO: Low – More

NEW MUSIC: Pink Milk – Blue Eyes (River of Glass)

Bathed in a sea of reverb, this recent single from Swedish duo Pink Milk hits the emotional afterburners as it soars through a blissed out asteroid shower of JAMC drums, fizzing shoegaze distortion and uplifting, euphoric vocal melodies. There’s even a guitar solo at the end that would put a smile of the face of the purple one. The song comes from their forthcoming second … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Pink Milk – Blue Eyes (River of Glass)

NEW MUSIC: Children Collide – Man of the People

Children Collide are releasing their fourth album Time Itself on August 27th and today they’ve debuted the video clip for the single ‘Man of the People’. Great guitar sound on the track too – thick and crunchy like Cobain’s distortion pedal on a desert field trip with Kyuss, playing Sabbath covers. Man of the People erupts with all the hallmarks of Children Collide – riffs that … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Children Collide – Man of the People

NEW MUSIC: Dolphin Midwives – Break

Cascading digital droplets of synths and celestial vocals abound on this track from Dolphin Midwives‘ recently released album Body Of Water. The work of Sage Fisher, the effect of nature meeting humans in a symbiotic digitised future. Reverb, delay, pitch adjustment and more effects create the microtonal otherworldly experimental art-pop sound, along with her harp playing. The closest comparison would be Bjork I guess – … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Dolphin Midwives – Break

NEW MUSIC: Darren Cross – Givin’ Up?

Darren Cross has just released his new album Distorder on digital and limited edition CD, available now via Bandcamp. It’s a great trip through the wildly inventive musical mind of Cross, stretching from the sound he created in the 90s with Gerling, right up his more recent solo albums Peacer and Xantastic! Check out the new animated clip for the track ‘Given’ Up?’. Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Darren Cross – Givin’ Up?

NEW MUSIC: The Attractor Beams – Only

Man, what a killer song. The Replacements meets Slint and Television seems to be the through-line when referencing The Attractor Beams‘ music. You can hear that for sure – in the the ragged vocal that walks a tightrope between desperation and enthusiasm and the Television styled push-and-pull bass lines. The guitar run the gamut of sonic scree to low-slung Westerberg chords. ‘Only’ is a glorious … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: The Attractor Beams – Only

NEW MUSIC: Franz Kirmann & Roberto Grosso – In Waves

Dark cosmic sounds abound on this recently released track by French electronic musician/producer Franz Kirmann & Italian guitarist Roberto Grosso. Much like the Fabels track we’ve also posted this week, this one also had us casting our mind back to the creeping electronic sounds of Massive Attack. No vocals here though, all of the atmosphere is created by haunting, see-sawing synths, processed and hypnotic guitar … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Franz Kirmann & Roberto Grosso – In Waves

NEW MUSIC: Fabels – Waiting

Many thanks to Sydney duo Fabels for sending this song/clip our way. It’s a totally captivating dreamscape of a song. It draws on shoegaze, post-rock and ambient elements of repetition and hallucinogenic airiness. The sparkle and chime of Ben Aylward’s guitar widens the horizon of the song beautifully, allowing the atmosphere to rise and retreat with a cinematic quality that never gets overblown. Vocalist Hiske … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Fabels – Waiting