Archives for February 2014

A.R.C. Soundtracks – Archive: Volume One

As Last Harbour have been the flagship band for Manchester’s Little Red Rabbit Records, it’s appropriate that fledgling sister imprint Little Crackd Rabbit should properly find its wings with a side-project featuring the group’s co-founders, David Armes and Kevin Craig.  Fitting the new label’s self-proclaimed dark, improvisational and experimental … [Read more...]

Warpaint – S/T

Los Angeles based Warpaint have released their self-titled third album, produced by post punk revivalist Mark Ellis aka Flood and mixed by Nigel Godrich. The gang (girls in the group, boys behind the board) waste no time, diving into the brooding material with reckless abandon. The results are usually very easy on the ears and often a huge … [Read more...]

Artists On Albums: AOA#39 Andrew Kwasny of Elika on Architecture and Morality

Andrew Kwasny of Elika on… Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark’s Architecture & Morality (Virgin Records, 1981) I found Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark a little bit later in life. That’s not to say I didn’t know them. I was familiar with a handful of their hits; “So in Love,” “Electricity,” “Enola Gay,” and of course the young love … [Read more...]

New Video from David Bronson’s current Album

David Bronson unearths art school footage to illustrate the latest track from his “The Long Lost Story” two-album epic. Video for NYC-based musician’s “The Lost” hits YouTube as work on follow-up with producer Godfrey Diamond continues. “‘The Lost’ is a minute-long encapsulation of The Long Lost,” NYC-based musician David Bronson explains of … [Read more...]

Shoegazer-inspired Album from black metal band Alcest

Shelter is the fourth full length release from latter-day French Dream-pop exemplars Alcest.  The album  is the result of a long journey into vast new creative terrain . Mastermind and multi-instrumentalist  Neige and drummer Winterhalter pile up the thick, layered cloud banks of  multiple guitars and of classic Shoegazery and blend it with the … [Read more...]

Woods of Desolation – As the Stars

Australia's Woods of Desolation return with As the Stars on Northern Silence records.  Their 2011 release Torn Beyond Reason was a profound, if not unexpected, dose of melodic, emotive black metal and easily climbed to the top of my best of the year list.  So with that being said, it is easy to surmise this album should garner massive attention … [Read more...]

Triple EP out from Austin psych-rock band HeadShy

Photo: Amanda Elmore "The Light That Guides The Blind": “Just like a musical chord, a perfume chord contains four essences, or notes, carefully selected for their harmonic affinity. Each perfume contains three chords: the head, the heart and the base, necessitating 12 notes in … [Read more...]

Keel Her – self-titled

With a home-recording productivity rate to rival Robert Pollard, the prolific Brighton-based Rose Keeler-Schäffeler has furnished the musical world with a large body of work in a relatively short space of time.  Until now though, her output under the Keel Her alias has been scattered across Soundcloud streams, Bandcamp downloads, limited edition … [Read more...]

Blow Up Hollywood – “Shine”

As of January, New York Art-Rockers Blow Up Hollywood have released their eighth album Blue Sky Blond. Though the band has previously shown a lot of dark wave influences they have steered clear of the genre this time and managed to make an album that is more uplifting though nonetheless emotionally captivating. While most of the songs, like “Throw … [Read more...]

New Album from The Tower of Light Out Now

The Tower of Light's arrestingly narcotic debut LP out on Felte. The Brooklyn based act's self-titled debut marries doomed-out shoegaze with unorthodox production methods. LISTEN: Lightnet (via Noisey) WATCH: The Tower of Light album trailer Beaming its sleepwalking sound from a bedroom in Brooklyn, The Tower of Light deals in the marriage of … [Read more...]