OUT FRIDAY 29 SEPTEMBER: TORRES ‘Three Futures’ (4AD/Rhythmethod)
Watch the video for new single ‘Helen in the Woods’
Mechanized grooves are placed at the forefront, providing a framework for perforated electro-pop static, gothic textures, and insistent Krautrock motifs. She employs a more animated, frantic delivery to convey the dark obsessive desires described in ‘Helen in the Woods,’ while elsewhere she exhibits a throaty, hollow timbre or takes a solemn, reverential approach.
“SnailMail is Jordan’s first band. Though she took up the guitar at age 5 and has been playing ever since, it wasn’t until the spring of 2015—moved by the complementary forces of a devastating Grouper drone set and an insurrectionaryDowntown Boys rock baptism—that she endeavoured to form a group of her own. Two weeks after their first practice, SnailMail played their debut gig at a Maryland festival alongside punk bands Sheer Mag, Priests, and Screaming Females.”
The Brooklyn dwelling Baltimore native Lindsey Jordan piqued Matador’s curiosity with her artful approach to guitar playing, anchored firmly in the heritage of the female-led rock canon of the 90’s and beyond.
Off the back of earning enviable praise and column inches that bely her years, Lindsey & Matador have inked a deal which will see them working towards the release of a new full length record in 2018, the first material since last year’s ‘Habit’ EP. SnailMail will be seeing out the year playing shows in the U.S.A with Beach Fossils.
BULLY, NEW ALBUM LOSING OUT OCTOBER 20TH ON SUB POP.
Bully are back with a new album, more powerful and hard hitting than ever. Now on Sup Pop worldwide, Losing will be released October 20th. Off the back of the first single “Feel The Same” which had critics and fans alike raving about its intensity, the band are offering another glimpse into the new album releasing the new song “Running.” Alicia Bognano explains the meaning behind the song telling us, “Overall, Running is about shamelessly keeping yourself distracted or making up excuses to avoid processing certain emotions.”
LISTEN TO RUNNING:
Losing has all the hallmarks of an iconic album and on the band’s sophomore release, they’ve landed harshly in the adult world, and are facing the brutality of life. New York Magazine tipped the album in the Fall Music Preview writing “Alicia Bognanno has the loveliest snarl this side of Nirvana’s Live at Reading. That it’s in a pop-punk setting, with lyrics reckoning with adulthood, only strengthens its power.”
Press For “Feel The Same”:
“”Feel The Same”….also plumbs an uncomfortably static state of mind. But this time Bognanno doesn’t try to lighten that feeling-instead, she intensifies it.” – Pitchfork
“Though a relatively quick 2:22, it perfectly catches the feeling of having your mind overtaken by barrage of useless thoughts as backing vocals pan left and right.” – Consequence of Sound
“The track is Riff Central (population: Bully), and features Bognanno’s rasping, urgent vocal spitting out lyrics about boredom and stasis over a raging blow of an instrumental that’s all frustration and released repression.” – Noisey
“‘Feel The Same’ is a two-and-a-half minute jolt of energy, layered with catchy hooks and the singer’s penetrating howls.” – Paste
“A quick blast of fuzz that recalls Sonic Youth at their most compact and Live Through This-era Hole.” – Spin
“A ragged and propulsive rocker that serves as a great introduction to a great band.” – Stereogum
“The new track is a tightly compact punk rock eager that carries some major, vintage Sonic Youth vibes.” – Uproxx
Of his 12th studio album and its enigmatic title, Destroyer’s Dan Bejar offers the following:
Sometime last year, I discovered that the original name for “The Wild Ones” (one of the great English-language ballads of the last 100 years or so) was “Ken.” I had an epiphany, I was physically struck by this information. In an attempt to hold on to this feeling, I decided to lift the original title of that song and use it for my own purposes. It’s unclear to me what that purpose is, or what the connection is. I was not thinking about Suede when making this record. I was thinking about the last few years of the Thatcher era. Those were the years when music first really came at me like a sickness, I had it bad. Maybe “The Wild Ones” speaks to that feeling, probably why Suede made no sense in America. I think “ken” also means “to know.”Continue reading →
Wolf Parade will release the thunderous Cry Cry Cry, the band’s first new album in seven years (and fourth full-length overall), on CD / 2xLP / DL / CS worldwide from Sub Pop on Friday, October 6th, 2017.
The soaring choruses, rousing anthems, sprawling guitars and chaotic keys that make up Wolf Parade are proudly on display over the course of Cry Cry Cry. These elements are captured on the album’s anthemic lead single “Valley Boy” [listen here] and additional standouts “You’re Dreaming,” “Artificial Life” and “King of Piss and Paper. ” Cry Cry Cry was produced by John Goodmanson at Robert Lang Studios in Seattle and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound in New York. Continue reading →
“Attending#TheMiltones album launch gig at Golden Dawn is turning out to be very smart decision #crazyorgan” – Russell Baillie tweet, Books & Culture Editor at The NZ Listener
“The freshest sound in New Zealand popular music right now… [their] debut album is a modern classic”
– Kim Gillespie, New Zealand Herald
“For everyone’s sake, turn this one up. Allow the power of the earthy blues to run through you.”
– Emma Lumbus, The 13th Floor
“it would be surprising if they don’t make a massive impression.”
– Graham Reid, Elsewhere
Check the website for gig details!! www.themiltones.com
The video was filmed and edited by Alexander Hoyles (photographer & music video director) with help from Henry Williamson(Thievery Studio) on location at the Tabak family farm.
The Miltones songwriter and front-woman, Milly Tabak, talking about the video says “Pursed Lips was our opportunity to share our personality as a band, where we come from, and our relationship with music and those who share in the experience with us. The idea to shoot Pursed Lips at our Wildfire single came to all of us: We could include the amazing souls who dedicate time to help the band pursue music. It really was our way to show people that The Miltones is a beautiful community of friends and family. I’venever viewed us as just a band – the video also reflects this through its honest and light-hearted feel.”
Preorders Live Now Including Instant Grat First Single, The Way You Used To Do
The title Villains isn’t a political statement. It has nothing to do with Trump or any of that shit. It’s simply 1) a word that looks fantastic and 2) a comment on the three versions of every scenario: yours, mine and what actually happened… Everyone needs someone or something to rail against—their villain—same as it ever was. You can’t control that. The only thing you can really control is when you let go.”—Joshua Homme