Archives for November 2013

Interview with Northern Lights

Hello Jonas, David, Tobias, and Jon!  It’s such a treat to catch up with you all and to find out more about you and your upcoming album.  For those who don’t know, who is in the band and what instruments do you play? Hello Jen! Northern Lights: Well, we're a bunch of guys who want to create something energetic; who want to express ourselves. … [Read more...]

New Album from What Model Citizens out now

“Coming For Me” Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5h4t8uoctk What Model Citizens, the project of songwriter Alex Musto, was created towards the end of 2009 as a means of exploring noise and feedback- heavy music grounded by a foundation in synth-rock. The band’s music is perhaps best described as a fusion of the noisy jagged guitar of … [Read more...]

Bardo Pond – Peace On Venus

With a body of work that is sprawling in both its discography entries and its musical mileage, late-comers to Bardo Pond’s world have it tough when seeking to catch-up on and keep-up with the band’s epic psyche-rock journeying, which began twenty or so years ago.  Part of the answer is to stop worrying though, grab some essential ‘official’ albums … [Read more...]

Arcade Fire – Reflektor

Is it all currently poles apart following The Suburbs for Arcade Fire? Was performing and then winning “Album of the Year” at the Grammys altering? Let’s look at the facts: a ridiculously astounding tour schedule, some time apart, some time travelling. Fresh inspirations arise through global sounds and somehow, a new recording space is available. … [Read more...]

Debut EP from RCRDS out now

RCRDS just released their debut EP, Summer Aches, via Bandcamp. Stream/Purchase on Bandcamp - http://rcrds.bandcamp.com/album/summer-aches RCRDS Facebook Page … [Read more...]

Josephine Foster – I’m A Dreamer

Having found a refreshed sense of warmth and accessibility - without sacrificing her non-conformity - on last year’s blissful Blood Rushing, Josephine Foster has wasted little time in extending her current purple patch.  So after two essential reissues (a lost album from her formative duo The Children’s Hour and her sublime solo mini-album Little … [Read more...]

New Video from electro-pop band Memoryy

NYC's electro pop group Memoryy shares new video for title track, "Electric City" Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a95DLQ3B7O4 Evolution is inescapable. Ten years ago Shaun Hettinger’s musical output was LA synth-rock outfit The Squares, with co-songwriter/guitarist Jeff “Jiffy” Wild from E! Channel’s Chelsea Lately & After … [Read more...]

New Album from psychgaze New Zealanders Bailterspace

Bailterspace - "Films Of You" - https://soundcloud.com/firerecords/bailterspace-films-of-you Following a triumphant return last year that saw them tearing through the main stage at the Laneway Festival and further cement their deserved reputation as one of the loudest bands of all-time, the original lineup of New Zealand legends Bailterspace now … [Read more...]

Halaska – Mayantology

Formed a couple of years ago in Austin, TX, Halaska is a progressive rock quartet that “confidently walks the line between indie and avant garde music.” On their first LP, Mayantology, (which is also their first release to feature vocals), the group demonstrates decent compositional prowess, as gripping guitar riffs meld with sporadic rhythmic … [Read more...]

Sophomore Album from Montreal’s October Gold out now

"Bridges of the Sun": https://soundcloud.com/teamclermont/october-gold-bridge-of-the-sun October Gold, an acoustic alt-folk duo based out of Montreal, is the latest collaboration of singer/songwriter Kit Soden and his partner in music (and life), violinist Aliza Thibodeau. This marriage of Soden’s folksy roots and Thibodeau’s classical … [Read more...]