Archives for January 2012

Jackson Emmer – The Jackson Emmer Songbook

Pensive guys with acoustic guitars and a flair for mystery have faired well in popular music over the years – just look at the singer/songwriter legacies left behind by luminaries like Nick Drake, Elliott Smith, and Ray LaMontagne.  Jackson Emmer may at first present like one of these tortured souls, churning out deeply wounded biographical stories … [Read more...]

Q&A with Inca Gold

Hi guys! I’m thoroughly enjoying your first two EPs, Inca Gold I and Inca Gold II, which are part of a series of three EPs. Who’s in the band and what instruments do you play? How did you all meet up? We are Ezequiel Claverie (Vocals/Guitars/Keyboards), Ben Chatwin (Guitars/Keyboards), Alex Lewis (Drums) & Chris Howarth (Bass). Alex: We … [Read more...]

New EP from 65Daysofstatic out now

65daysofstatic - We Were Exploding Anyway + Heavy Sky EP (deluxe edition) Long awaited North American release of latest album featuring guest vocals by Robert Smith of The Cure     British electronic-infused post-rock faves 65daysofstatic recently premiered a new track that features guest vocals by Robert Smith of The … [Read more...]

Last Harbour – Your Heart, It Carries The Sound

Having found a renewed sense of intimacy and focus on 2011’s impressive low-key Lights mini-album, this new Last Harbour long-player comes with a greater sense anticipation than 2010’s Volo prequel.  And although Lights came more consciously bound in a stand-alone and simplified approach, there is certainly a sense of continuity on Your Heart, It … [Read more...]

Yeti Lane – The Echo Show

I’ve always had an affinity for shoegaze/psych-pop; striking melodies and vocals are complemented with experimental, somewhat avant-garde production, culminating in fascinating and moving music. On its second LP, The Echo Show, Yeti Lane achieve this perfectly. Each listen reveals more nuances, and the songs etch themselves in your mind. The … [Read more...]

Savaging Spires – new When The Devil Says He’s Dead video

Still secretive acid-folkers Savaging Spires shed a light on their shadowy ruralised microcosm with a startling new video for “When The Devil Says He’s Dead,” the stand-out track from last year’s excellent eponymous debut album and its equally essential follow-up EP. Watch sales of purple lipstick and eyeliner rocket, along with those for Wicker … [Read more...]

New Single from Space Capone

SPACE CAPONE SIGNS TO AVJ RECORDS SELF-TITLED, DEBUT ALBUM OUT EARLY 2012 STREAM THE SINGLE: I JUST WANNA DANCE [Space Capone] takes songwriting cues from the '70s, by way of the neo-soul artists who reintroduced audiences to the classics - Giorgio Moroder's disco, Philly soul and Detroit funk." - The Tennessean A traveling preacher of … [Read more...]

Thy Catafalque – Rengeteg

So it seems that the new year will begin much like it ended; reviewing albums crafted by a one man band.  Thy Catafalque are an avant-garde metal band that hail from Hungary.  The year 2011AD brought the release of their fifth full length album Rengeteg on Season of Mist records.  Let’s see what mastermind and sole member, Tamas Katai has in store … [Read more...]

Little Boots – “Shake”

Little Boots, AKA Victoria Hesketh, will be releasing her highly-anticipated sophomore electro-dance-pop album sometime this year and “Shake” is the first cut to make it out to the public.  It first appeared in remix form as part of the 39-minute-long “Shake Until Your Heart Breaks” (Who can resist a song title like that?), where Victoria remixed … [Read more...]

New EP from Narrow Sparrow

Listen to Narrow Sparrow's "Joe Meek's Dream" "Joe Meek's Dream" mp3 link: “The song, an ode to the 60’s writer/producer of strange, often space-themed songs [Joe Meek]…his influence is present throughout” -pops and robbers Influenced by early electronic music and experimental pop, and has been described as ‘Bizzaro … [Read more...]