Archives for September 2013

7″ out soon from Athens, GA band Easter Island

"Dinosaur": Formed by brothers Ethan and Asher Payne in 2010, Easter Island creates panoramic, post-rock inspired dream pop.  Behind the wall of towering drums, glassy guitars, and the forceful tide of synthesizers, hide soft-spoken melodies, tender harmonies, and understated musings on … [Read more...]

Sndtrkr – Inglorious Debut

Portland, OR's Sndtrkr (that's Soundtracker minus vowels and the letter C) aren't giving very much away, at least about themselves. Krist Krueger and Eli Savage and their other unnamed collaborators would seem to prefer that their music and visual productions did the talking on their behalf. I can reveal this much though: Sndtrkr is the latest … [Read more...]

Debut Album from Leverage Models in October

Leverage Models share new track featuring  Sharon Van Etten - Debut LP due October 1 via Hometapes "Sweep": Shannon Fields left Brooklyn, took up residence on a small farm in upstate New York where he learned how to take care of horses and began work on what would become Leverage … [Read more...]

Arctic Monkeys – AM

With what is now a string of five albums in eight years, bands like Arctic Monkeys rarely come around nowadays. After releasing their first two albums in consecutive years, they’ve quietly taken a year off in between their following three albums and have solidified their mainstay as one of music’s most classically influenced and in turn, one of the … [Read more...]

Box Set from Howe Gelb set for December release

Fire Records are proud to present Little Sand Box, a box-set featuring all six commercially released solo albums by Giant Sand frontman HOWE GELB. Each album has bonus tracks and and alternative takes and also included is the Sno Angel Winging It live CD and a selection of piano pieces entitled Some Piano. The 8xCD box comes with liner notes from … [Read more...]

Janelle Monáe – The Electric Lady: Suites IV and V

The fourth and fifth suites of Janelle Monáe’s metropolis concept are entitled The Electric Lady and with an arsenal of styles and flavors, it’s clear that Monáe is an undeniably gifted artist. Much like suites two and three, The ArchAndroid, the music on here is a remarkable blend of funk, soul and R&B unlike any other. With so much music that … [Read more...]

Free EP download from extreme metal band Lectamynol

Belgium's LECTAMYNOL release "Tools To Wield The Apes" as Free EP Download Belgium's extreme metal destroyers LECTAMYNOL have released their debut EP "Tools To Wield The Apes" as a free download. This punishing goliath of sound features 4 vicious tracks that slice apart multiple genres of extreme metal. Like an insane surgeon LECTAMYNOL … [Read more...]

littlebow – Pi Magpie

Having so beautifully and imaginatively rehabilitated the flute as a lead instrument across 2011’s The Edge Blown Aerophone, Keiron Phelan and Katie English return here as the still capital letter phobic littlebow, with a second full-length studio offering for the increasingly prolific Second Language label.  Whilst the freshly-released Pi Magpie … [Read more...]

New Album from Starlings, TN in November

Austin’s Starlings, TN teams up with Converse to re-record two of the band’s decade-old classics.  Two-song single is prelude to band’s seventh album “All The Good Times,” out November 11th. "The Cumberland": Austin-based country-roots artist, Starlings, TN (pronounced “Starlings, … [Read more...]

New Song and Video from down-tempo Western Bells

Sarah, the frontwoman of The Robotanists, has a new band named Western Bells.  Check out the band's new video and song teasers for "Passsers". Video: Song: … [Read more...]