“The time has come to cram all these studs into the van & hit thee ole dusty trail… We hope to see you at the rock show! In case you were wondering, Mrs Magician will be playing a bunch of new solid gold jams & yes, we will have copies of the brand new Dead Heavens 7″. You can still snag a copy online via our website if you haven’t done so already.” – Dead Heaven
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Revelations into the upcoming album continue to resonate from US based progressive shoegazers A Shoreline Dream with the latest single/video titled Revolvist. Inspired by sounds of music past while longing for something to trudge through the snowy months with, the song itself is a bass-driven, goth influenced dance number from vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Ryan Policky.
During a month-long stint locked away for the early winter, Revolvist made its way from this half coherant dream, into a full-on explosion of sound ready to be leaked out to fans ‘in real time’, as the album remains in the works. “Revolvist” is the second single to be revealed from the forthcoming LP, following up “Time Is A Machine Gun”, a track that Stereo Embers Magazine ranked at as #8 best track of 2015.
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Porches’ new LP Pool is out via Domino this Friday, February 5th, and is fast shaping up to be one of the most anticipated albums so far this year. Ahead of its release, the band have unveiled another song, titled ‘Car’, which was featured in the Sirius XMU Download 15 this past weekend and is now available to listen toHERE. Porches’ Aaron Maine tells us about the song, saying “‘Car’ is about leaving a place where you’re unhappy and the beauty of arriving somewhere where you feel good. Whether you escape physically or mentally it’s just about using your facilities to take control of your situation. Positive mental attitude.”
Terribly Yours, the New Wave indie project of Brooklyn’s Sean Bones, is pleased to release his new single “No Genius,” a dysfunctional break up song with a nod to OMD and The Cars.
Max Gruber is Drangsal, though the man and his persona are so nervous that their turmoil makes them melt into one. Max rarely sleeps, he works restlessly on his music, day and night. He doesn’t dream, but his days are satiate with fantasies. “Seid lieb zu uns, wir sind noch Kinder” –Be kind to us, we are only children–, pleads the mastermind into his microphone, at once delicate and brutal at heart. The concert is sold out – and the crowd is not just kind, they are euphoric. Even though there are only a few demos so far. This young guy has got charm, that’s for sure – his entrance promises a spectacle, and his energy lives up to that. Harieschaim, the 22-year-old’s first album, is a succession of fast, pumped pop songs – let’s say: a pop prodigy? –, no breathing space, the referential decade of the 80s gets run down and broken.
Harieschaim, today’s Herxheim, is a strange village too – Max’s birth place, to be exact. Nowhere else in Germany has cannibalism existed as long as here, in the nearby place Hinterkaifeck an entire family was murdered, naturally distant relatives from Max’s family tree. But Herxheim is where it all began: His father owned a pub, recorded mixtapes for it, played them to his boy in the car. The child became so addicted to the often English music that he would soon express himself bilingually. A popcultural childhood. At age 5 Max watched MTV with his parents, got lost in Marilyn Manson’s The Dope Show. That was when he knew: I want to be something like that, somehow. A weirdo. At least when puberty had hit, he realised he already was one. But you might just as well call him a character. Now it was up to the determined youngster to find shapes for his diffuse being. And all of that in a little village in Germany’s deeply Catholic southwest! It was a school of hard knocks for Max: “Either I’ll let them beat me up in the break, or I’ll paint my fingernails an even brighter colour”.