Archives for June 2015

Third album from Iglomat due in July

Post-rock electronica project Iglomat is back with its third album, Iglomat III, to be released July 27th on KFM Records.  The songs off the upcoming album are full of melodic, involving instrumentals, but also include some engaging vocal performances.  At its start, the project, co-founded by David Jack, was centered on two guitars and the sounds … [Read more...]

New EP from Island Apollo

Having gained a seriously considerable following as The Bolts, Island Apollo is off to new and exciting things. After starting The Bolts as teenagers in Irvine, California, they were played frequently on KROQ, won Orange County's "Best Pop Artist" from the OC Music Awards, and opened for Capital Cities and Third Eye Blind.  The band established … [Read more...]

Richard Thompson – Still

Recently Richard Thompson has been aesthetically restless when it comes to the record-making process; vacillating from the live-cut Dream Attic (2010) to the nearly-all-plugged-in Electric (2013) to the bare-boned Acoustic Classics (2014).  So the decision to build a new LP with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy as producer initially seems to be another … [Read more...]

Cary Grace – Tygerland

Since releasing her first album in 2004, Cary Grace has continued to make and produce music that takes its influences from a range of sources wider than that of many other musicians. Country and blues rock, progressive and space rock, folk and experimental inspirations are all to be found within the music she has recorded over the last decade. … [Read more...]

Italian electronic duo A Copy For Collapse releases 2nd Album

Synth-Electronic duo A COPY FOR COLLAPSE release new LP 'Waiting For'A Copy For Collapse has released their second full-length LP 'Waiting For' via the label No Sense of Place, bringing them closer to indie chill, dance and dreampop territory than ever before.  It is available digitally and on 12'' vinyl through the label No Sense of Place. This … [Read more...]

Bastards – Ethos EP

This Denver-based hardcore band Bastards debuts with Ethos and I am struck by how rhythmic this youthful-sounding EP is. Anchored by a very practiced and synced bass guitar and drums set-up, songs march into breakdowns at every other turn. But this isn't mathcore. The frequent rhythm changes rarely interrupt the pace and momentum of the music. … [Read more...]

New album from Haiku Salut in July

Listen to lead single "Bleak And Beautiful (All Things").  Opening with a single intake of breath, the song sees the Derbyshire Dales trio continue to fuse ideas and genres to create a song that melts electronica into folk and teaches techno how to waltz. : When the trio released their debut album, “Tricolore”, in 2013, the trio of Gemma, Louise … [Read more...]

Polytechnic Youth presents… Mass Defect – “Magnetic Melodie” b/w Prism On – “Flicker Flicker… Pow!”

Not content with already running two of the most loved vinyl-only bedroom labels with The Great Pop Supplement and Deep Distance (whose releases are regulars to DOA), Dom Martin has covertly been nurturing yet another imprint, in the shape of Polytechnic Youth.  Born in March 2014, the enterprise responds to the frustrations of Record Store Day … [Read more...]

New album from Fire In The Radio

A supergroup of sorts, Fire In The Radio are a band of punk and hardcore lifers who’ve pooled their resumes into an exceptionally catchy, well-written album, Telemetry. Think Samiam, late-period Jawbreaker, even Saves The Day.” Work on Telemetry, which contains eleven tracks, started last year when Fire in the Radio spent time at Inner Ear … [Read more...]

Various Artists – Shirley Inspired

As an integral player - yet one who could also stand apart - in the British folk revival between the early-1950s and mid-1970s, Shirley Collins was a song collector rather than a songwriter during her active career.  Scholarly yet intuitive in her approach to finding and reinterpreting songs passed down through centuries of British folk history - … [Read more...]