“Welcome welcome, take a dive.” On their by now 4th release CRYSTAL SODA CREAM yet again prove to know how to pull out all the stops: shimmering cold & toxic, passionate & sharp tongued, claustrophobic & elegantly wasted with usual aplomb.
This time in addition: bilingual – english & german! By revealing “Work & Velocity” this Vienna threesome – Theresa Adamski (dr, keys, voc), Philipp Forthuber (voc, guit) and Sebastian Ploier (bass) – bears a distinct breed of post punk, that is not just a zealous reflection of the cold, old days in a cloudy mirror, much rather CSC manage to forge a bridge between a thoroughly thought through reminiscence of stylistic device and the framing of a paramountly contemporary statement. So why mention Rowland S. Howard, Geisterfahrer or Au Pairs?
Today, Peach Kelli Pop have shared “Stuck In A Dream,” the latest track from their new 7″,Halloween Mask. Brooklyn Vegan, who premiered the track today, are calling it a “sugary earworm.”Halloween Mask is available for pre-order now and out April 29th on Lauren Records.
Peach Kelli Pop are kicking off their full U.S. tour next week in support of the new 7″. All dates below.
Odonis Odonis strike us with “Nervous”. The powerful single is the trio’s second glimpse into what’s to come on their forthcoming album, Post Plague – out June 17th on felte.“Nervous” debuted with FADER who’ve titled it “a visceral pushback.”
Odonis Odonis explain the lyrical idea behind “Nervous”: “Since the beginning of human existence, mankind has obsessed with creating perfection, but the flesh will always remain flawed. We now live in an era where we can selectively post on social media and create an idealized version of ourselves to present to the world. What if you could take that one step further? What if you could be the perfect version of yourself? Take a full body image scan of yourself at your favorite age and transplant all your favorite memories into a perfect Avatar of one’s self. Sounds crazy but all of this is around the corner and things are about to speed up.”
Last autumn Toronto’s Beliefs released their second full length album, Leaper.As a surprise treat, from the same recording session, comes an added bonus track “Get There“. It is available now as a FREE download from label Hand Drawn Dracula’s Facebook page.
The band are currently in the studio recording their third album. Since their formation in 2010, Beliefs have released two full length records (self titled, 2013 HDD, Manimal, No Pain In Pop) and last year’s follow up, Leaper via HDD. Beliefs are prolific artists and musicians in the Toronto music scene, with Crowe recording in projects PRAISES and ROLEMODEL, and Korody as a founding member of WISH and NAILBITER as well as producing countless projects at his Candle Recordings studio.
Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions have shared the music video for “Isn’t It True.” The track was released as a limited edition 7-inch red vinyl record for Record Store Day. Released on their own label Tendril Tales, “Isn’t It True” comes backed with “She’s In The Wall”, written and performed by The Warm Inventions partnership of Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star) and Colm Ó Cíosóig (My Bloody Valentine) with additional musicianship from Jim Putnam (Rader Bros). The video montage for “Isn’t It True” is a tribute to the late Richie Lee of Acetone and features images of lost and found memories….♡.
Beth Orton releases the second track from her highly anticipated forthcoming albumKidsticks.
Following on from “Moon,” Beth’s first release in four years, “1973” is both forward-thinking and insanely catchy. Framing Beth’s unique voice against her heavy, low-slung mechanized synth riff, “1973” is a gorgeously panoramic summer road trip of a song that immediately transports the listener into a sunshine state. The song features George Lewis Jr. on guitars and Guillermo E. Brown on drums.
Stereogum premiered the track today, saying “Lead single ‘Moon’ was extremely promising, and the subsequent ‘1973’ is even better. It’s a bouncing, burbling synthetic pop track that traces the line from Stereolab to Hot Chip, with a hard-hitting electronic beat and keyboards that gleam like the sun reflecting off polished chrome.”
Today Peach Kelli Pop have shared “Hundred Dollar Bill,” the latest from their new 7″, Halloween Mask, available for pre-order now and out April 29th on Lauren Records. The AV Club, who premiered “Hundred Dollar Bill” today, are calling it “a track that shows Hanlon’s knack for writing power-pop songs that pack a punch, along with lyrics that effortlessly command attention.” Band leader Allie Hanlon said she wrote the song “after going to a bunch of strip clubs around Los Angeles. It’s a song from a woman’s perspective about how sexuality and power and money go hand in hand and can be interchangeable.“
Peach Kelli Pop have also announced a full U.S. tour in the spring in support of the new 7″. All dates below.
In this track, Stella Diana offers a darker sound than usual. Like each song on the new album, it is heavily rhythmic, presents at fusion of shoegaze stylings with 80’s new wave, similar to the sound of Echo and the Bunnymen or The Chameleons, taking the listener to obscure lands full of atmosphere.
Ahead of the release of his debut LP Cut and Paste, North Londoner Oscar teases us with yet another track from his considerable arsenal of pop gems, with new single “Good Things”.
Contrasting with the fizzing pop buzz of “Sometimes” and the low slung swagger of “Breaking My Phone“, “Good Things” shows yet another side to Oscar: softer, sweeter, but no less infectious. Launching as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World on Radio 1 tonight, it’s just another reason why Oscar is set to be one of the brightest new stars in the British music firmament, and why Cut and Paste is undeniably going to be one of the albums of the summer.
Starting May 15th, Oscar hits the road with Bloc Party + The Vaccines + MSMR. Make sure you don’t miss out. (more…)