Archives for April 2014

New Single and Album from The Wonder Revolution

The Wonder Revolution share first track off May 27 LP "Wonder Lensed": https://soundcloud.com/#teamclermont/06-wonder-lensed/s-i3ywG More than a band, The Wonder Revolution is a collective that features musicians and visual artists, all seeking a return to wonder. Based in Wichita, Kansas The Wonder Revolution brings together some of … [Read more...]

Afghan Whigs – Do to the Beast

Your attention please: I just bought tickets to The Afghan Whigs -  in 2014. These tickets, however, are considerably more expensive than door prices would have been at Sudsy’s - the bar and laundrette that hosted local legendary line-ups, and most probably the place where many of us first saw the whigs - their affectionate abbreviation at that … [Read more...]

Oliver Wilde – Red Tide Opal In The Loose End Womb

Last year’s debut album from the Bristol-dwelling Oliver Wilde - A Brief Introduction To Unnatural Lightyears - was part of a snowballing word-of-mouth story that gave an initially reticent artist a quick leg-up without the need to compromise.  With his promising presence logged extensively across the worlds of old and new media, a slew of live … [Read more...]

Wormreich – Wormcult Revelations EP

Tennessee based Wormreich, who have one of the better names out there, bring us Wormcult Revelations on Moribund Records.  With a style akin to Deathspell Omega they present a slower more methodical approach with short blasts and a focus on atmosphere.  This EP marks the band's first release on a major label as Edictum DCLXVI was … [Read more...]

New balearic-vibe Album and Video from Mark Barrott

INTERNATIONAL FEEL FOUNDER MARK BARROTT SHARES "BABY COME HOME"  VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz44DkW7uxo 80S VHS STYLE CAPTURES SUMMERTIME OF BYGONE ERA -WARM, WIDESCREEN BALEARIC SKETCHES FROM AN ISLAND LP OUT JUNE 3RD Mark Barrott’s upcoming album Sketches From An Island compresses a Balearic heartbeat  into nine warm gems … [Read more...]

REI, OLO Worms, Taos Humm & Giant Swan – Sink EP

Before we try to put the genie of Record Store Day back in its bottle for another year, another release from the event is certainly worthy of documentation.  Following directly on from 2012 and 2013’s respective 12” compilation EPs, Bristol’s Howling Owl Records delivers another imaginatively-packaged four-track vinyl collection.  Bravely eschewing … [Read more...]

New Single and EP from Philly band Creepoid

Creepoid formed during a snow storm in December of 2009, born from boredom and cabin fever. The band consists of Sean Miller (guitar) Pete Urban IV (guitar) Anna Troxell (bass) and Patrick Troxell (drums). Their first 7”, Yellow Life Giver, was self-released in April of 2010, followed by their debut full-length Horse Heaven in January of 2011 (Ian … [Read more...]

Chad VanGaalan – Shrink Dust

Chad VanGaalan’s new opus Shrink Dust plays out like the hybrid child of Bright Eyes and Father John Misty. Mr. VanGaalan’s voice is definitely a descendant of the Oberstian warble, while his material circles more towards the esoteric. The Calgary born songwriter sites The Flying Burrito Brothers as a major influence for this release, and doesn’t … [Read more...]

Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow

Something about Bombay Bicycle Club’s inherent twee-ness often invites scathing criticism. Props to the Crouch End four piece then, for bringing a slice of summer to bitterly cold months. Written after a four year interlude of globetrotting across Turkey, Japan, The Netherlands and India, their fourth full-length release is a buoyant and exotic … [Read more...]

Bebe Panthere Debut Single

Raised on Madonna Records, Tarantino Soundtracks, and 90’s Punk, Bebe Panthere is an emerging pop singer and songwriter based in Brooklyn, New York. With an exotic look, long flowing pink hair and an exuberant style that reflects a pastiche of counter culture - it’s hard to imagine Bebe, in her youth, playing classical piano and violin to appease … [Read more...]