Friday, October 26, 2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Tears Run Rings are Ed Mazzucco, Matthew Bice, Laura Watling, and Dwayne Palasek. Somewhere EP is out now in vinyl and digital formats via Shelflife Records and Deep Space Recordings.
Shelflife Records page for Somewhere EP
Deep Space Recordings
Bandcamp for Somewhere EP
We previously have mentioned that Melbourne's The Ocean Party is, in our opinion, one of the best guitar pop bands in the world. And in case you doubt us, we have another argument in support of our position. Here to pleasure your ears is "What It's Worth", the band's new single. The song, which is taken from their soon to be released new album, The Oddfellows' Hall, begins with soft keys and a single voice, but then expands with additional voices, an infectious beat, and a luscious slide guitar. Great sounds, reflective lyrics -- it is easily one of the finest songs we've heard this year. Play it, repeat. Play it, repeat. There is your morning sorted out.
The Oddfellows' Hall is out on November 9 via Spunk Records (Australia) and Emotional Response Records (US).
The Ocean Party's page for the single
Emotional Response Records page for album
Spunk Records page for album
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
We find much to love about this album, but perhaps most notable are the varied textures -- a riot of shades of grey with slashes of vibrant aural color, all conveyed with a tone conveying mystery and anticipation. At the end of the year, Melyn will be in our top 25 albums. It really is that good, and we urge you to hunt it down and possess it.
Adwaith are Hollie Singer, Gwenllian Anthony, and Heledd Owen. Melyn is out now via Libertino Records.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
For our ears, the standout track is "Lord Let Me Know", which deserves to be the anthem for searching agnostics everywhere, but all four tracks are worthy of your attention. Aorta Songs - Part 1 is out now via Physical Education Recordings. And we sincerely hope that part 2 doesn't take ten years to reveal.
Physical Education Recordings
Monday, October 22, 2018
Drew Beskin is a perceptive and evocative lyricist, and writes music that colors our lives. This is the sort of album that too few people find, but is treasured by all that do. Be one of the fortunate ones.
Nostalgia Porn is out now via Laser Brains, see the Bandcamp link below.
Bandcamp for album