Archives for April 2013

Artists On Albums: AOA#36 (Ghostwriter’s Mark Brend on American Gothic)

Ghostwriter’s Mark Brend on… David Ackles’ American Gothic (Elektra, 1972) I’ve been listening to David Ackles for 27 years now, and for most of that time his third album American Gothic, was one I admired more than liked. Recently that’s changed, but for years if I wanted to listen to Ackles, which I often did, I’d generally turn to his … [Read more...]

New Album from rock band Fletcher

https://soundcloud.com/#teamclermont/02-open-arms Fletcher began in early 2012 as a basement project between English brothers Oscar and Harvey Baker and their Chicagoan friend Tom Fry. Since then, the group has been steadily creating an incredible buzz as one of rock music’s new, relevant acts. The group has developed a brand of new-age British … [Read more...]

D E N A – “Cash, Diamond Rings, Swimming Pools”

The titular refrain of “Cash, Diamond Rings, Swimming Pools” aims straight for the brain where it will remain as the feel-good mantra of the summer.  Berlin-based Bulgarian and international sensation D E N A, AKA Dena Todorova, has two previous songs to her name, “Games” and “Boyfriend”, and has just released her 4th song, “Thin Rope” while … [Read more...]

Soundtrack for the film Stoker available now

STOKER ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK, FEATURING CLINT MANSELL, PHILIP GLASS, & EMILY WELLS, OUT now ON MILAN RECORDS VISIONARY DIRECTOR PARK CHAN-WOOK'S LATEST FILM IN SELECT THEATERS now, FROM FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES “Becomes The Color” / Emily Wells: https://soundcloud.com/#emilywells/becomes-the-color Stoker is visionary filmmaker … [Read more...]

New Music Spotlight #4

Metal Mother – Ionika Taara Tati, the creative visionary behind Metal Mother, released her sophomore album, Ionika, on her own record label, Post Primal, in mid-April.  Her moniker ‘Metal Mother’ is misleading on the surface because the word ‘metal’ doesn’t refer to a music genre, but instead refers to the strength it takes to be a maternal life … [Read more...]

Album from French songstress Vague-à-bonde out soon

Vague-à-bonde Debuts Music Video for "Evolved" "Evolved" Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LCK1Gxf5Z4 "Evolved" MP3 - http://www.bantermm.com/tracks/Vague-a-bonde-Evolved.mp3 Vague-à-bonde is Nicole Brenny: a 24 year old French scholar turned producer, songwriter and musician who released her debut album Involution/Evolution in February … [Read more...]

Little Tybee – For Distant Viewing

Two years after their sophomore LP, Humorous to Bees, took the indie circuit by surprise, Georgian chamber pop sextet Little Tybee returns with an even stronger statement, For Distant Viewing. Still maintaining the group’s beloved blend of bluegrass, pop, folk, jazz, and soul, it feels more nuanced, intricate, and profound. Although arguably not as … [Read more...]

Second solo Album out from Dirk Serries

With the conclusion of other remaining projects and collaborations, there’s no focus other than dirk serries’ ongoing exploration of minimalism. four years in the making and undoubtly fuelled by his 2009 debut and previous mainstays vidnaObmana and fear falls burning, this second microphonics studio album is a heartbreaking symphony of echoing … [Read more...]

Q&A with Apologies, I Have None

There is a small gray van, standing on the 'Oude Markt' in the city of Leuven--a place that is known to many students as “The longest bar in the world”. I have gathered inside to do a quick interview with Dan Bond and Josh McKenzie from the British punk quartet Apologies, I Have None, just before they took the stage at The Rockcafé in Leuven, … [Read more...]

Fen – Of Losing Interest

Canadian outfit Fen packs a lot of detail and energy into its fifth LP, Of Losing Interest. The follow-up to 2010’s more somber and acoustic Trails out of Gloom, the record is a powerhouse of staccato guitar riffs, spastic rhythms, and forceful singing. Although not all of its melodies resonant equally and it can feel too familiar at times, the … [Read more...]