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RATATAT RELEASE NEW SINGLE + VIDEO
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 13:16
 

After experimental electronic overtones dominated their last two albums, the last released five years ago, Brooklyn veterans Ratatat seem to have returned and added to their guitar driven funk like beginnings with their latest multi-layered dance inspired single, ‘Abrasive’ from their fifth record Magnifique, set for release July 17 on XL. Despite its stilted motorik driven disposition, it’s probably the most accessible thing the instrumental duo have done. Listen below and check out the 4000 image animated video by member Evan Mast. Pre-order the album here.

 

Abrasive

Ratatat (USA)
From the forthcoming album, 'Magnifique', XL Recordings. Out July 17.

Ratatat Official

Official Video

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THE RADIO DEPT. RETURN WITH OCCUPIED
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 18:51
 

Apart from the overt and deceptively good stand alone track 'Death To Facism' released in September last year to coincide with the Swedish elections, we've heard nothing at all from the economical and enigmatic electronic shoegazers, The Radio Dept. since their brilliiant 2010 album, Clinging To A Scheme. That's now changed with the release of an outstanding new seven minute new single, 'Occupied', one that explores new sonic directions, and veers into half motorik/half dance territory. It's part of a three track EP that includes another new track and a renamed remix of the original by Liminal. Grab it on limited edition vinyl here. There are murmurs around that a new album will surface later this year. With their track record on release dates though, we'll all just bide our time whenever it happens. 'Occupied' will be more than enough to tide us over. Thank fuck they're back!

Tracklist

1. Occupied

2. It Looked Like Heaven (But Feels Like Hell)

3. Down Down Down (Liminals Remix)

 

 

Occupied

The Radio Dept. (SWE)
From the EP, 'Occupied', Labrador.

The Radio Dept. Facebook

Audio Stream

 
PROTOMARTYR & R.RING 7" SPLIT RELEASED
Saturday, 13 June 2015 00:00
 

Tuesday sees the physical release of the split 7” single, A Half Of Seven' from Detroit post punk outfit Protomartyr and Kelley Deal and Mike Montgomery's R. Ring. Listen to the hard hitting, four to the floor nature of ‘Blues Festival’ and the scuffed up off kilter rock of ‘Loud Underneath’ respectively below. Pre-order the 7” here through Hardly Art Records ready for release on the 16th June. Rollicking stuff!

 

Blues Festival

Protomartyr (USA)
From the 7" split single with R. Ring, 'A Half Of Seven', Hardly Art.

Protomartyr Facebook

Audio Stream

 

Loud Underneath

R. Ring (USA)
From the 7" split single with Protomartyr, 'A Half Of Seven', Hardly Art.

R. Ring Facebook

Audio Stream

 
TEARJERKER TO UNVEIL NEW LP, STAY WILD.
Friday, 12 June 2015 00:00
 

Toronto based trio Tearjerker, who graced our Top 100 chart of 2014 at the esteemed position of number 3 with the gigantic, 'You Can' off their EP, Hiding, are set to drop another killer track, the first single from their forthcoming new long player, Stay Wild. Titled 'Obviously Wrong', it follows the band's penchant for constructing delicate and meticulous arrangements and creating a certain atmosphere of feeling through loops around a one simple hook that embeds itself you with consumate ease. In true Tearjerker style, the album, like their previous two and last year's EP has been done in true DIY fashion, home recorded, mixed and produced, self designed and handcrafted. They will be self releasing the record as well.

Taylor Shute explained the process involved in the songwriting and recording, "We spent a lot of time getting everything right with this record. From a hanging note at the end of a song, to a barely audible sample in a breakdown in the middle of a track, we tried to make a record that will reward repeated listens'. 'Obviously Wrong' is the perfect example of that.

Stay Wild is out July 17. The single is below. Enjoy it envelop you.

 

Obviously Wrong

Tearjerker (CAN)
From the forthcoming album, 'Stay Wild', Self Released.

Tearjerker Official

Audio Stream

 
RECORD REVIEW: JENNY HVAL - APOCALYPSE, GIRL
Thursday, 11 June 2015 00:00
 

Norwegian experimentalist and self admitted “outsider artist and writer”, Jenny Hval takes on everything from religion to politics, sex and sexuality and employs surrealist images to represent her representation of complexity and the indefinite on her fifth full length and third under her own name, the brutal, Apocalypse, Girl. It’s an intensely thoughtful and intelligent collection of tracks that won’t be easy for many to digest, the heartfelt honesty piercing through in stark fashion.

Hval also employs visual art like vignettes which appear on the record as dreamy like soundscapes, and noise like visions, ‘White Underground’, ’Some Days’ and the ten minute closer ‘Holy Land’ cases in point. But the aforementioned surrealist complexity is represented by some most easily accessible moments, on the surface anyway, the sassy, noir like, yet withering social commentary of ‘That Battle Is Over’ and the electronically celestial, yet ascerbic like ‘Heaven’. 

 

The production work of producer Lasse Marhaug and instrumental contributions of the likes of Håvard Volden and Kyrre Lasted come through in intimate fashion complementing Hval’s intensely personal style. Percussionist Thor Harris (Swans), jazz pianist Øystein Moen, cellist Okkyung Harpi and harpist Rhodri Davis contribute their collaborations seamlessly and with great care.

 

In a musical sense, Hval and co. wander effortlessly employing elements of folk, pop, trip-hop and drone and it’s arguably the best her vocals have sounded representing the cerebral like lyrics in recognisably emotive ways. You can sense the feeling of foreboding, the sense of nostalgia and the intense interest of watching from outside herself in those tones. Indeed, Hval has made the point that how to express her writing through song presents a serious challenge, one she almost agonises over. That hard work comes through very clearly throughout the record. 

 

And don’t confuse the overt song titles for any sort of religious fervour. They simply record Hval’s connection to Norway’s bible belt when she was young. She’s far too intelligent to be of a religious bent and anyone familiar with her past work would render the need to say that impotent. She is a voyeur in every sense of those subjects aforementioned but at times embraces her subjects, like Mette Moestrup's metaphorical banana as soft dick that straddles the first two tracks, in intimate, yet still distant ways. And on the subject of politics, Hval states those who are outsiders or of a left bent have their own personal reasons for finding that reassurung space but that doesn’t mean we aren’t weak when it comes to the witheringly powerful commercialism and consumerism that is omnipresent.

 

Apocalypse, girl, despite Hval’s aversion to calling herself an artist is a true work of art in every sense, lyrically, musically, visually and intellectually. One that makes us truly ponder the insides and outsides of living with our simultaneous certainties and uncertainties. The album is out next week on Sacred Bones. One of the best of this year. Of that there is little doubt.

 

James Stocker - June 9, 2015.

 

This video for 'That Battle Is Over' directed by Zia Anger and featuring Cornelia Livingston and Melissa Auf de Maur is the perfect representation of not only the subject matter of the track but the surrealism that abounds on the record. Watch it below and enjoy another track, the beguiling 'Sabbath'.

 

 

That Battle Is Over

Jenny Hval (NOR)
From the album, 'Apocalypse, Girl' Sacred Bones.

Jenny Hval Official

Audio Stream

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Sabbath

Jenny Hval (NOR)
From the album, 'Apocalypse, Girl' Sacred Bones.

Audio Stream

 
TOP 30: THE LEGENDS, WORK DRUGS AND KOTOMI IN
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 19:49
 

Three in, three out this week as The Legends, 'Something Left To Die For' (23), Kotomi (for the second time in 2015), 'Bright Side' (26) come into the chart along with the sparkling and upbeat new single, 'Hey Nineteen' (25) from Philadephia's Work Drugs, a band we featured heavily on this site a few years back. The new single is below. Go here and here to sample some of their previous work too.

Montreal duo Essaie Pas jump into the Top 10 to 7 with the infectious 'Danse Sociale' while Stockholm's Little Children do the same at 10 with the energetically emotive 'We're Falling'. Liza Anne remains at 1 for the third week with 'Take It Back'.

All chart details here while everything is streaming it's arse off in the Top 30 player.

 

25. Hey Nineteen

Work Drugs (USA)
From the single, 'Nineteen', Self Released.

NEW

Work Drugs Facebook

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THE LEGENDS RETURN WITH NEW ALBUM
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 02:15
 

Labrador records founder and member of multiple bands Johan Angergård (Acid House Kings, Club 8, Pallers, Eternal Death among others) is set to release his fifth record as The Legends, It’s Love. It details rather recent personal events surrounding Angergård’s personal life where a complex relationship and a disconnect from the label coincided with him turning 40. The emotive, yet ultra understated and smooth second single is ‘Something Left To Die For’ which you can listen to below. Brooklyn Vegan is streaming an even newer track here, ‘Winter Is the Warmest Season’, a duet with Karolina Komstedt of Club 8. while the first single, ‘Keep Him’ is also below. It’s Love is out on vinyl through the ever reliable pop label Cascine on June 30. Pre order it here.

Tracklist

 

1. Keep Him

2. Smoke And Mirrors

3. Love You

4. Something Left To Die For

5. The Great Unknown

6. All About Us

7. Winter Is The Warmest Season

 

 

Something Left To Die For

The Legends (SWE)
From the forthcoming album, 'It's Love', Cascine. Out June 30.

Audio Stream

 

Keep Him

The Legends (SWE)
From the forthcoming album, 'It's Love', Cascine. Out June 30.

Audio Stream

 
KOTOMI RELEASES TRACK NUMBER FIVE OF 2015
Monday, 08 June 2015 15:19
 

Los Angeles artist Lauren Hillman’s Kotomi project just keeps the pop gems coming with her new track, ‘Bright Side’. It’s the fifth self released track self released by the independent and DIY Hillman this year, the first of which, ‘The Last Time’ graced out charts earlier this year. The very subtle ’Bright Side’ boasts a simple, gentle chord progression which breathy vocals and synths swirl around leading into an affecting scuffed up lead guitar outro that adds a further dimension to the track. Listen to it below and grab it for a NYP arrangement here. And look for its entry into the Top 30 on Wednesday. Stream all five tracks at her website link below.

 

 

Bright Side

Kotomi (USA)
From the single, 'Bright Side', Self Released

Kotomi Official

Audio Stream

 
TOP 30: POSTILJONEN, ESSAIE PAS, DESTROYER AND NEON INDIAN ENTER
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 23:39
 

This post is going to short sharp and shiny. All four new entries from Postiljonen "Wait' which hits the top 10 on debut, Essaie Pas, 'Danse Sociale' (13), Destroyer, 'Dream Lover' (20 and Neon Indian, 'Annie' (27) have been featured in the past week.

So nothing new to see or hear below. Details for everything here and all as usual in the player.

 
POSTILJONEN WAIT NO LONGER
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 00:00
 

Right in time for the Northern Hemisphere summer comes the brand new single, ‘Wait’ from Swedish Balearic dream pop trio Postiljonen. It follows up the excellent Indie30 Top 30 listed album Skyer from 2013 and the stupendous number two track in our Top 100 from the same year, ‘Atlantis’. Soaring as ever with dreamy nostalgia, complete with graceful husky like airy vocals, starry synths, subtle guitar, eclectic beats and that unabashed signature saxophone, the track keeps to the same formula that made us love this band in the first place and for that we are most grateful. How six minutes can just glide by so quickly is beyond us. Listen below.

 

Wait

Postiljonen (SWE)
From the single, 'Wait', Hybris / Best Fit.

Postiljonen Official

Audio Stream

 
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ALBUM OF THE WEEK

July 28, 2015

DAY RAVIES (AUS)

Liminal Zones

Sonic Masala / Strange Pursuits 

Day Ravies Facebook

Buy here

1. Fake Beach
2. Coupla Days
3. This Side Of The Fence
4. Nettle
5. Immaculate Escape
6. Skewed
7. Enter The Bee
8. Hickford Wizz
9. Halfway Up A Hill
10. Steamed
11. Pulse Check
12. March Comes Around
13. Binkies
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July 21, 2015

FLESH WORLD (USA)

The Wild Animals In My Life

Iron Lung

Flesh World Facebook

Buy here

1. To Lose Me
2. Just To Tear Me Down
3. The Wild Animals In My Life
4. Shaved Head
5. Poolside Boys
6. Strawberry Bomber
7. Your Love Is Like A House
8. Here In The Dark

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July 14, 2015

TEARJERKER (CAN)

Stay Wild

Self Released

Tearjerker Official

Pre-order here

1. Stay Wild
2. Phone
3. Mind
4. The Gardiner
5. Parling Lot
6. It Takes Time
7. Baseball
8. Obviously Wrong
9. Perfect (FREE)
10. Heavy

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July 7, 2015

CRYSTAL SHIPSSS (DEN)

I Will See No Moon No Sky

Raw Onion Records

Crystal Shipsss Official

Buy here 

1. Metal
2. Deer
3. Drum
4. Crown
5. II
6. Head

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June 30, 2015

NOAH (JAP)

Sivutie

Flau

Noah Official

Buy here

1. sivutie
2. flexion
3. motion
4. unspoken
5. weak
6. (interlude - drøm)
7. fehér
8. times
9. pool garden
10. gorgeous death
11. blur
12. flaw
13. (interlude - doll)
14. tadzio
15. sivutie a reprise
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June 23, 2015

JENNY HVAL (NOR)

Apocalypse, girl

Sacred Bones

Jenny Hval Official

Buy here

1. Kingsize
2. Take Care Of Yourself
3. That Battle Is Over
4. White Underground
5. Heaven
6. Why 
7. Some Days
8. Sabbath
9. Angel And Anaemia
10. Holy Land

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June 16, 2015

JAAKKO EINO KALEVI (FIN)

Jaakko Eino Kalevi

Weird World Record Co.

Jaakko Eino Kalevi Facebook

Buy here

1. J.E.K.
2. Double Talk
3. Deeper Shadows
4. Say
5. Mind Like Muscle
6. Night At The Field
7. Don't Ask Me Why
8. Room
9. Hush Down
10. Ikuinen Purkautumaton Jännite

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June 9, 2015

BOAN (USA)

Mentiras

Holodeck

BOAN Facebook

Pre-order here

Stream whole album here

1. Babylon
2. Freaksnake
3. Secretos
4. Boan Acid
5. Mentiras

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June 2, 2015

CORRIDOR (CAN)

Le Voyage Éternal

Self Released

Corridor Facebook

Buy here

1. Sentinelles
2. L'écho des derniers orgasmes
3. L' entrée du portail
4. Mi-homme, mi fusée
5. Castor et Pollux
6. Abus d'habits
7. Mort en chemin
8. Plasma fontaine
9. Passage Secret
10. Le Voyage Éternal
11. Retour au bercail 3D

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May 26, 2015

LIZA ANNE (USA)

Two

Self Released

Liza Anne Official

Buy here

1. Lost
2. Northern Wind
3. Take It Back
4. Low Tide
5. Room
6. Overnight
7. Ocean

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May 19, 2015

SUPERPOZE (FRA)

Opening

Combien Mille Records

Superpoze Facebook

Buy here 

1. Opening
2. North
3. Time Travel
4. Overseas
5. Unlive
6. Ten Lakes
7. Movement
8. Home Is Where I Am

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May 12, 2015

ONBC (DEN)

Crash, Burn & Cry

Crunchy Frog

ONBC Facebook

Buy here

1. The Railing
2. White Trash
3. Call It What You Want
4. The Warehouse
5. Classic
6. One Of These Days Pt. 1
7. Brothers
8. Knocked Out
9. Copenhagen
10. One Of These Days Pt. 2

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May 5, 2015

JACCO GARDNER (NET)

Hypnophobia

ExcelsiorPolyvinyl / Full Time Hobby

Jacco Gardner Official

Buy here

1. Another You
2. Grey Lanes
3. Brightly
4. Find Yourself
5. Face To Face
6. Outside Forever
7. Before The Dawn
8. Hypnophobia
9. Make Me See
10. All Over

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April 28, 2015

AMERICAN WRESTLERS (SCO/USA)

American Wrestlers 

American Wrestlers Facebook

Fat Possum

Buy here

1.There's No One Crying Over Me Either
2. Holy
3. Wild Yonder
4. I Can Do No Wrong
5. The Rest Of You
6. Kelly
7. Cheapshot
8. Left

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April 21, 2015

MARIE DAVIDSON (CAN)

Un Autre Voyage

Holodeck Records

Marie Davidson Facebook

Buy here

1. Boulevard Taschereau
2. Exces de Vitesse
3. Kidnap You In The Desert
4. Insomnie
5. Balade aux USA
6. Persephone

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April 14, 2015

LOWER DENS (USA)

Escape From Evil

Ribbon Music

Lower Dens Official

Buy here

1. Sucker's Shangri-La
2. Ondine
3. To Die In L.A.
4. Quo Vadis
5. Your Heart Still Beating
6. Electric Current
7. I Am The Earth
8. Non Grata
9. Company
10. Societe Anonyme

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April 7, 2015

WAXAHATCHEE (USA)

Ivy Tripp

Waxahatchee Official

Merge / Wichita

Buy here

1. Breathless
2. Under A Rock
3. Poison
4. La Loose
5. Stale By Noon
6. The Dirt
7. Blue
8. Air
9. >
10. Grey Hair
11. Summer Of Love
12. Half Moon
13. Bonfire
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March 31, 2015

GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR (CAN)

Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress

Constellation

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Facebook

Buy here

1. Peasantry Or 'Light! Inside Of Light'
2. Lambs' Breath
3. Asunder, Sweet
4. Piss Crowns Are Trebled

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March 24, 2015

COURTNEY BARNETT (AUS)

Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

Courtney Barnett Official

Milk! / Marathon Artists / Mom + Pop

Buy here

1. Elevator Operator
2. Pedestrian At Best
3. An Illustration Of Loneliness (Sleepless In NY)
4. Small Poppies
5. Depreston
6. Aqua Profunda!
7. Dead Fox
8. Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party
9. Debbie Downer
10. Kim's Caravan
11. Boxing Day Blues

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March 17,  2015

ETIQUETTE (CAN)

Reminisce

Hand Drawn Dracula

Etiquette Facebook

Buy here

1. Pleasantries
2. Brown And Blue
3. Attention Seeker
4. Sleep To Wake
5. Twinkling Stars
6. Promises
7. On And On
8. Outside in
9. Island

Stream whole album here

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March 10, 2015

YOUNG GUV (CAN)

Ripe 4 Luv

Slumberland Records

Buy here

1. Crushing Sensation - (Official Video)
2. Ripe 4 Luv (Official Video)
3. Crawling Back To You
4. Aquarian
5. Kelly, I'm Not A Creep
6. Dear Drew
7. Living The Dream
8. Wrong Crowd (feat. Jef Barbera)

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March 3, 2015

MOUNT EERIE (USA)

Sauna

P.W. Elverum & Sun Ltd.

Buy here

1. Sauna
2. Turmoil
3. Dragon
4. Emptiness
5. (something)
6. Boat
7. Planets
8. Pumpkin
9. Spring
10. Books
11. Youth

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February 24, 2015

SLEATER-KINNEY (USA)

No Cities To Love

Sub Pop

Sleater-Kinney Official

Buy here

1. Price Tag
2. Fangless
3. Surface Envy
4. No Cities To Love
5. A New Wave
6. No Anthems
7. Gimme Love
8. Bury Our Friends
9. Hey Darling
10. Fade

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February 17, 2015

CASA DEL MIRTO (ITA)

Still

Ghost Records

Casa Del Mirto Facebook

Buy here (no vinyl available)

Stream album here

1. Paralyzed
2. Invisible (feat. Avalon Omega)
3. Reflex
4. Where You Stand
5. Pressure
6. Last Blue Wind
7. A Picture Of
8. Butterfly
9. 8 (feat. Aaron Larcher)
10. What I See Inside Of Me
11. Still

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February 10, 2015

NATALIE PRASS (USA)

Natalie Prass

Spacebomb 

Natalie Prass Official

Buy here

1. My Baby Don't Understand Me
2. Bird Of Prey
3. Your Fool
4. Christy
5. Why Don't You Believe In Me
6. Violently
7. Never Over You
8. Reprise
9. It Is You

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February 3, 2015

JESSICA PRATT (USA)

On Your Own Love Again

Drag City

Jessica Pratt Label Page

Buy here

1. Wrong Hand
2. Game That I Play
3. Strange Melody
4. Greycedes
5. Moon Dude
6. Jacquelyn In The Background
7. I've Got A Feeling
8. Back, Baby
9. On Your Own Love Again

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January 27th, 2015

VIET CONG (CAN)

Viet Cong

Flemish Eye / Jagjaguwar

Viet Cong Bandcamp

Buy here

1. Newspaper Spoons
2. Pointless Experience
3. March Of Progress
4. Bunker Buster
5. Continental Shelf
6. Silhouettes
7. Death

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1. RIVER OF LONGING
Blank Realm (AUS)
 
2. THE WILD ANIMALS IN MY LIFE
Flesh World (USA)
 
3. OCCUPIED
The Radio Dept. (SWE)
 
4. COLORS OF LEAVING
Lena Fayre (USA)
 
5. BIG BEAUTIFUL SKY
Ought (CAN/USA)
 
6. NIGHT'S SPELL
Telepathe (USA)
 
7. STELLAR
Devyn Rose (HAI/USA)
 
8. W.Y.L.
Puro Instinct (USA)
 
9. OBVIOUSLY WRONG
Tearjerker (CAN)
 
10. FEEL YOU
Julia Holter (USA)
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