The Painted Light LP from Paper Cameras has been a long time coming and well worth the wait. The lo-fi polyphonic soundscape is full of ethereal harmonies reminiscent of the 90’s garage influenced rock scene that veteran Portland musician Michael Carothers helped form. The history of Paper Cameras began in 2005, when Carothers (Spectator Pump/All The Dead Horses/The Glib) conceived the project and began writing songs. Three years later, the E.P. Lost Weekend was born. The E.P. was recorded with longtime friend, Nashville’s Jerry Wayne Campbell (Spider Virus/Millionaire Magicians) and producer Sean Flora (Black Keys/Shins/Stephen Malkmus).
V**GRA BOYS ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM + WATCH NEW VIDEO
Stockholm, Sweden post-punk band V**gra Boys (**= ia because spam filters) have announced their debut LP Street Worms for September 28th via YEAR0001 and with it an absurd new video for the first single off the album “Sports.” The video finds singer Sebastian Murphy stumbling around a tennis court mid-match singing the song that Pitchfork described as “unhinged exasperation.” Produced by Daniel Fagerström (Skull Defekts, Chronic Heist) and Pelle Gunnerfeldt (Fireside, The Hives) Street Worms is twisted post-punk akin to The Stooges meets The Birthday Party, or Devo cross-pollinated with The Fall culminating is one of those trips where you sporadically wake up and find yourself in strange situations, wondering how you got there. From the Shrimp shack to the dog show. One minute you’re playing rugby ball the next moment you’re being eaten by worms. And between the fading lights and the strange look on your friend’s face Murphy grabs your ears and asks you what you want from life.
Listening to “Untitled (LA)” the new single from Fall into the Sun (out everywhere on October 5), the old Swearin’ is still there, but it’s a more confident, collaborative version than the one people first came to know. Singer-guitarists Allison Crutchfield and Kyle Gilbride continue to mine their innate ability to mirror each other’s movements in songs, but here they build a focused lyrical perspective across their songs, one that’s thankful for their past, but looks boldly toward the future.
August 10th, 2018 — Combining outlaw country with sweet 60’s psych, Oakland’s Half Stack have really found their comfort zone on Quitting Time, their first LP due out later this year. We’ve teamed up with The FADER to bring you album opener, “Dually”. Produced by Jay Som’s Melina Duterte, the song is simultaneously lo-fi and lush, with slide guitar accents and an iconic drum intro.
Daniella Mason thrives in the in-between. A Nashville-based singer-songwriter who’s penned hits for Nick Jonas and toured with the likes of Demi Lovato and DNCE, she’s no stranger to pop commerciality— her debut full-length record even dropped last October to some nice commercial buzz of her own, earning spots on Popjustice’s “Top Singles of 2017” list, V Magazine, and Billboard, to name a few. But it’s Mason’s left-of-center musicianship and distinct powerhouse vocals that afford her credit in tastemaker and alternative spaces, as well. And it’s within that spectrum that Mason unveils her latest musical project and newest single, “Human.”
BOSTON MANOR Release New Video For “Bad Machine”
BOSTON MANOR have just released their latest video for “Bad Machine,” a track off of their highly anticipated second album Welcome To The Neighbourhood. Heavy with dynamic guitars and powerful vocals, this high energy song serves as a sneak peek into the band’s upcoming album. Set in black and white, the accompanying video for “Bad Machine” illustrates the dark and ominous themes that exist throughout Welcome To The Neighbourhood. The unique 360-degree video format provides an interactive element that leaves interpretation up to the listener. See the video for “Bad Machine” below.
Still Corners Share New Track “The Message”
Desolate and evocative, “The Message” follows previous tracks “Black Lagoon” and “The Photograph.” Commenting on it, the band elaborate: “The Message is a song about leaving someone and telling them on voicemail. Atmospheric clean-tone guitar mixes with Tessa Murray’s voice as it floats over a lonesome highway recording reminiscent of Sun records with shades of 50’s Americana.”
Thom Yorke has confirmed a series of live electronic performances in the U.S. during which he, Nigel Godrich and visual artist Tarik Barri will perform songs spanning his solo works The Eraser and Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes and Atoms For Peace’s Amok. Support will come from special guest Oliver Coates.
Following the September 2014 release of Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, Yorke, Godrich and Barri embarked on their first tour, covering the UK, Europe and Japan throughout 2015. Following Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes’ December 2017 reissue on XL Recordings, the trio made its U.S. debut headlining theaters in Los Angeles and Oakland and appearing at the Day For Night Festival in Houston.
From opposite coasts of the country, Far Places have come together to create a magical blend of ethereal electro-pop on their debut EP, Out of Touch. We’ve partnered with Atwood Magazine to unleash this heartfelt release that tackles themes of romantic idealism and the emotional complexities that come with external change. With soft, spellbinding vocals and slow-burning rhythms, prepare to transcend into a dazed state.
Prolific alternative rock artist Arthur Nasson shares the first video “All I Seem To Hear” off his forthcoming LP Whack Mythology. New Noise Magazine premiered the video writing, “The song plays out like one big hook, weaving decadent melodies through the steady drum hits. The music video is shot with a psychedelic eye, really giving the tune a serene visual aesthetic.”