Archives for October 2014

Violet Woods – self-titled

Having debuted in late-2012 with the sublime Raw Love 7” for The Great Pop Supplement label and the dreamy download-only “Driftwood Royalty” single, it’s taken some time for the Cambridge-grown Violet Woods to fashion an album-sized release.  After two immersive sessions in the analogue Aladdin’s Cave of London’s Soup Studios during the course of … [Read more...]

EP out from noise-pop band The Persian Leaps

Stream Drive Drive Delay EP by The Persian Leaps. "The Persian Leaps" began as a phrase singer/guitarist Drew Forsberg doodled in a notebook margin during a college Greek Archaeology course. He wrote music independently under that name for years, until finally assembling a full band in 2012 to perform and record driving, chiming music that’s … [Read more...]

White Arrows – In Bardo

Their second or as second albums are often known as, their sophomore release, White Arrows may find themselves described as variously Psych-Pop, Tropical Pop or any other phrase that bands are labelled as, but they've created an album that deftly slides without difficulty into any of those categories and pushes the techno style they give us one or … [Read more...]

Various Artists – 5 Years Of Bedroom Suck Records

The Australian music scene has been in remarkably rude health of late with the likes of Tame Impala and Courtney Barnett moving from the country’s musical margins to the heart of the globalised indie world.  Beavering a little more in the background of this new wave of creative fecundity - though certainly not flagging behind - is the … [Read more...]

Interview with Pompeii

Hi guys!  It’s great to hear from you and to find out how it’s all going for the imminent release of your third album LOOM after a 5-year hiatus.  First off, who is in the band and what instruments do you play? EJ: Erik Johnson - guitars & keys CB: Colin Butler - bass & percussion RD: Rob Davidson - drums Dean Stafford - vox … [Read more...]

Martin Carr (ex-The Boo Radleys) releases solo Album

The first single from the new record is  "The Santa Fe Skyway" which was released on September 1st (digitally only). A radio edit of "The Santa Fe Skyway" can be found here: Martin Carr is a songwriter whose work is pop but not necessarily populist, and whose  trajectory … [Read more...]

Western Education – Let Your Secrets Out

Earlier this year, Western Education released their debut album Let Your Secrets Out. The quartet, which was formed by lead singer Greg Alexandropoulos at UMass, describe their band as “A modern indie-dance blend of The Killers, Interpol and Muse”.  It's about time to check out this Lowell based band. Both album opener "Peace" and closing songs … [Read more...]

New EP out now from dream-rock band DulceSky

DulceSky's 'Awake and Arise' EP is a hybrid recording of two bands in one. The first, a well put together, working band ('Soul Vampire' and 'Desigual'), and the second, a band that was falling apart ('Awake and Arise' and 'Don't Ever Fade'). Tracks 3 & 4, 'Soul Vampire' and 'Desigual', were recorded in 2013 with DulceSky's long time recording … [Read more...]

Steve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy – Songs from the Real World Vol 2 (Commissioned Songs)

Steve Kilbey (of The Church) and Martin Kennedy (of All India Radio) have teamed up again, producing a 2nd batch of warm and enjoyable commissioned songs, each crafted to the thematic specifications of the client.  The lyrics and tone of most of the tunes emphasize the joy and fulfillment of familial bonds and human connection.  Relationships of … [Read more...]

Lost On The River : The New Basement Tapes set for November 11 release

  Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes (, a collaborative album project from Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) and producer T Bone Burnett, will be released November 11on Electromagnetic … [Read more...]