Archives for December 2014

Anawan – s/t

Two things that you should know about Anawan are that they were previously known as the Trevor Wilson Vocal Ensemble and that their profoundly DIY ethos has extended to making all of their promotional material and album sleeves by hand, and their social media presence is a minimal one. This approach doesn't always work in a band's favour, although … [Read more...]

Latvian band Man Gillian releases sophomore Album

Latvian band Man Gillian has released its powerful second album, The Distance,  which was created with a professional engineers in Devon, UK and contains a track made together with German Junik band (vocals on "Pilot Song"). Buy/Stream The Distance here: http://mangillian.bandcamp.com/album/the-distance Rome Gordy of Man Gillian says that … [Read more...]

The Afghan Whigs – Gentlemen (deluxe reissue)

Although the jury is still out for some long-time fans on the merits of The Afghan Whigs’ official comeback album, Do To The Beast, released earlier this year, there is little doubt that the discography of the band’s previous lifespan has been in need of some deluxe reupholstering and reappraisal.  Whilst it might have made more sense to start with … [Read more...]

Stereoflex Records releases Album from German duo Aileen

News from Stereoflex Records: We want to introduce to you to special european indie-music encompassing the genres of rock, pop, world, jazz, guitar music. Visit us at www.stereoflex.de or www.facebook.com/Stereoflex. You’ll find music samples, video clips, and some information about the label and our artists.   Our latest album release is … [Read more...]

Sophomore Album from French band We Only Said

We Only Said (Rennes, France / 2007-Today) is the project driven by Florian Marzano, guitarist in the 8-guitar ensemble of Olivier Mellano's Pink Iced Club and in the band Trunks, alongside Laetitia Shériff. He shares the stage with Mathias Prime, Loïg Nguyen, Stéphane Fromentin & Pierre Marolleau. As for their music, We Only Said hovers at the … [Read more...]

The Asteroid No. 4 – s/t

This, as far as I can make out, is the Asteroid No. 4's eighth album. Since their formation in 1998 the now San Francisco based band has made it their mission to reconfigure and reinterpret for a contemporary audience music and ideas that now belong to a world of five decades previously, the full blown lysergic commandments of the first wave of … [Read more...]

Ghostwriter w/Michael Paine – Morrow

Having carved himself an inventive niche under his Ghostwriter guise with 2010’s The Continuing Adventures Of The Strange Sound Association album and 2013’s Dimensions EP, Mark Brend (erstwhile member of Mabel Joy, The Palace Of Light, Farina and Strange Sounds Orchestra) returns again with a new label, a slightly wider cast of contributors and a … [Read more...]

New suburban gothic Album from Tyler Burns

Tyler Burns describes himself as an exemplar of “the unhip Portlander” – clean-cut and obsessed with working in the studio. He calls his particular flavor of synth pop “suburban gothic” because of its kitchen sink lyrical content and its disassociation with the hipster lifestyle. Tyler Burns’ obsession with 80s pop music began in high school … [Read more...]

The City On Film Release ‘La Vella’ album

THE CITY ON FILM (SOLO SIDE PROJECT FOR BOB NANNA OF BRAID)  TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, LA VELLA, ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16 FIRST SINGLE, "YOU WILD THING (AN ILLUMINOUS LIFE)," NOW PREMIERING ON BROOKLYN VEGAN PRE-ORDER FOR LA VELLA NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE VIA TOPSHELF RECORDS STREAM: "YOU WILD THING (AN ILLUMINOUS LIFE)" Topshelf Records and 22-year … [Read more...]

Free EP from singer/songwriter Ethan Tucker

Olympia, WA bred singer/songwriter Ethan Tucker has come a long way in his 24 years.  Having already self-released his first two albums, Ethan is poised to release his next full length studio album Misunderstood, produced by Mario Caldato Jr (Beastie Boys, Tone Loc) sometime in 2015 with indie label, Controlled Substance Sound Labs.  In the … [Read more...]