Montreal electronic experimentalist Marie Davidson is set to release her third solo LP, Un Autre Voyage (Another Journey), a work of compositional and sequential dexterity. Davidson has been tirelessly working at the centre of the city's vibrant electronic underground as a long time member of Essaie Pas, Les Momies de Palerme, Hotel Monchrome and DKMD. Un Autre Voyage represents a departure of sorts for Davidson featuring as it does more upbeat almost pop elements amidst the machinist approach, witness 'Exces de Vitesse' and 'Balade Aux USA'. Reflecting the album's diversity is the spine-chilling alienation of 'Kidnap You In The Desert' and the oscillating opener 'Boulevard Taschereau' up against the cautious warmth of 'Insomnie'. Final track 'Perséphone' features the vocals of husband and Essaie Pas bandmate Pierre Guerineau, who also assisted with production. Watch the video for 'Balade Aux USA' below. Un Autre Voyage is out April 14 on Holodeck. To grab her first two releases go here.
1. Boulevard Taschereau
2. Excès De Vitesse
3. Kidnap You In The Desert
5. Balade Aux USA
Balade Aux USA
Marie Davidson (CAN)
From the forthcoming album, ''Un Autre Voyage', Holodeck. Out April 14.
This week saw the release of the debut album, Abyss from Oakland electronic dream pop artist Vivian Moon, aka Pastel Ghost. Two tracks are available for streaming, the dark yet emotive, 'Clouds' and the lightly relentless, 'Pulse'. Listen to both below and get the consistently good full album here. Some cerebral transportation is in order.
Canada is delivering some punching above the weight action at the moment independent music wise. No less than four of the current Top 10 hail from the that country and so does this week's leading new entry. Etiquette might be a fledgling outfit, but its two members are luminaries of the Canadian independent sphere, singer-songwriter Julia Fader and Holy Fuck's Graham Walsh. The first track from their debut record, Reminisce is the winding pop of 'Brown and Blue', one we've been sitting on a while and it finally makes its debut at number 17 this week replete with decent audio. While the Scion Sessions video for the track is a beauty, its low audio quality leaves a lot to be desired. Synch the vision below while you play the audio from our Top 30 player. The album is out March 24.
American Wrestlers is the project of Scotsman at large Gary McClure, now settled in St. Louis in the US. One of his nascent tracks, 'I Can Do No Wrong' made our Top 100 last year and now he's released the first single, 'There's No One Crying Over Me Either' from his debut self titled album, due out April 7. It comes in 19.
The final new entry is a track we featured last week from Acre Tarn, 'Dawn Faces'. That's at 25.
Yumi Zouma's 'Catastrophe' remains at Number 1 while Natalie Prass jumps back into the Top 5 at 2 with 'My Baby Don't Understand Me'. Trento's Casa Del Mirto hit the Top 10 with 'Butterfly' (7) as does Canadian trio, For Esme with 'Just Yet' (8) and England's Maribou State 'Rituals' (10).
All details to all tracks here while you can stream yourself silly by hitting the play button on our Top 30 player.
17. Brown And Blue
From the forthcoming album, Reminisce', Hand Drawn Dracula.Out March 24.
Atlanta experimental soundscapists Snowbride have released the first single, 'the pastoral but restless, 'Rooftop Islands' from their forthcoming album, Fateful 808s. It's the second in a trio of releases for the duo of Rachel McIntosh and Drew Haddon that rests on the concept of exploring the sounds of modern Southern American cities, in particular that of their own city. Listen below. Fateful 808s is out on April 28 through Stickfigure.
From the forthcoming album, 'Fateful 808s', Stickfigure Recordings. Out April 28.
Santiago electronic trio Föllakzoid release their third long player, III later this month and have just unleashed the first track from it, the loop laden psych heavy twelve minute monster, 'Electric'. Written on tour and in collaboration with German producer Atom TM, its heavily hypnotic disposition brings the desolation of southern Andes immediately to mind. The video for 'Electric' was co-directed by band member Domingo Garcia-Huidobro alongside Ion Rakhmatulina. III is out on all formats March 31 through Sacred Bones. Pre-order here. The trio play the forthcoming American festivals Desert Days (May 2) and Austin Psych Fest (May 8-10), the latter of which Indie30 will be attending - stoked for that.
From the forthcoming album, 'III', Saced Bones. Out on May 31.
Acre Tarn, the project of Anna-Louisa Etherington has released a new single, the humbly triumphant anthem, 'Dawn Faces'. The track follows up the Lake District native's debut EP from last year, Clasp And Shake. A rich tapestry of jagged sounds and a wall of sound like collaboration with a children's choir await below.
'I Can Never Be Myself When You're Around' is the next track to be released from Portland's Chromatics from their soon to be released record, Dear Tommy. A pulsating and markedly more upbeat affair to their previous single and current Top 30 listed track, 'Just Like You'. Desire's Megan Louise contributes backing vocals. Album out soon on Italians Do It Better.
I Can Never Be Myself When You're Around
From the forthcoming album, 'Dear Tommy', Italians Do It Better. Out in March.
There are five new entries this week in our Top 30, four of which, Toronto's For Esme, 'Just Yet' (13). Los Angeles synth pop act Breakfast, 'Boris' (14), Sydney artist Okenyo, 'Just A Story' (19) and Montreal's Seoul, 'The Line' (22) we featured throughout the last chart week.
The other new entry comes from London based electronic duo Maribou State with the urgent dubstep cum house inspired, 'Rituals' at 17 from their forthcoming album, Portraits. Listen to it below.
Yumi Zouma's 'Catastrophe' makes it three number ones in as many weeks and coincides withe the release of their new EP, simply titled II.
Au. Ra's 'Talk Show' (4) and Young Guv's 'Wrong Crowd' (5) move into the Top 5, the former release their new album Jane's Lament this week while the latter releases his long player, Ripe 4 Luv, next week. Meanwhile, Jacco Gardner jumps 10 spots to 12 with 'Find Yourself'.
All tracks are featured for streaming from newest entries down in the Top 30 player while all details and sound to every track can be found here.
Maribou State (ENG)
From the forthcoming album, 'Portraits', Counter. Out June 1
This track, 'Just A Story' by the clearly uber talented Sydney artist Okenyo could have easily slid down the turgid commercial tunnel to overblown music hell. Thankfully, the fierce individual artistry that Okenyo brings to the table ensures that doesn't happen. Indeed, the individuality embued by her authorative vocals, both in substance and arrangement and the very real emotion contained in what is actually quite a complex write renders this art, not product. 'Just A Story' is from Okenyo's forthcoming EP, Mirage. Hype? Quietly along we go.
Montreal electronic trio Seoul, who brought us the delightful Indie30 Top 100 of 2014 listed 'White Morning' are set to deliver their long awaited debut LP, I Become A Shade this June. The first single surfaced last week, the ever-understated but slightly glitchy, 'The Line'. The aforementioned track and the beautiful subtle oscillation of 2013 number 'Stay With Us' also appear on the record. We've posted all below. The album will be out June 9 through Last Gang in Canada and Grand Jury in the US. Quality stuff!
1. I Become A Shade
2. The Line
3. Haunt A Light
4. Real June
6. White Morning
7. Stay With Us
8. Thought You Were
9. I Negate
10. Carrying Home Food In Winter
From the forthcoming album, 'I Become A Shade', Last Gang/Grand Jury. Out June 9.
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