Thursday, February 22, 2018

Mint Field

Tijuana, Mexico does not immediately spring to mind when i think of dreamy shoegaze music, and yet here we are.  Female duo Mint Field craft spacey, emotional, reverb-layered epic jams to fade away in the cosmos to.  New album "Pasar de las Luces" is due tomorrow on Innovative Leisure.  Get it here.  Then listen to "Ojos en el Carro" below and be on the lookout for them at SXSW next month.


Parquet Courts

The next three months are shaping up to give us a veritable bounty of excellent new releases, and the latest to be added to the bunch is May's "Wide Awake" LP from Parquet Courts.  Watch the video for "Almost Had to Start a Fight / In and Out of Patience" below and pre-order the record here from Rough Trade.


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Black Moth Super Rainbow

New music from Pittsburgh's Black Moth Super Rainbow is always most welcome news, their particular brand of bubblegum-infused, psych-fueled, analog synthesizer electronic pop being just the thing i need to soothe my ravaged soul.  New album "Panic Blooms" is due in May on Rad Cult which you can pre-order here, but you can listen to album closer "Mr No One" below right now.  Do it!


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Father John Misty - Mr. Tillman

Admittedly, if i was forced to spend any significant amount of time alone with him, i would probably punch Father John Misty in the face repeatedly, but damn if i'm not utterly entranced by his music.  New single "Mr. Tillman," kind of a surprising release considering how epic last year's "Pure Comedy" was, is kind of a combo of Americana, soft rock, 60's sunshine rock, and folk, sliding in right alongside the artist's other stellar output.  Maybe there's a new album already on the way.  Maybe not.  Anyway, listen below.


Monday, February 19, 2018

Dawn of the Dead

For a label that consistently outdoes itself, Waxwork may have just topped out.  Tomorrow brings us the most complete version of Goblin's score for George Romero's classic "Dawn of the Dead" that's ever been released, with amazing new album art to boot.  I'm stoked...so much so that i'm ready to purchase yet another version of this record.  This one looks to be the last though.  Listen to "L'alba Dei Morti Viventi (Alternate Take 1)" below and order the record sometime tomorrow here.


Miracle

Long a fan of prolific artist Steve Moore, whether it be his soundtrack work or his proggier synth moods with duo Zombi, there's just something kind of magical when he goes all out New Wave pop.  Miracle, his synthy, poppy project with Daniel O'Sullivan pulses and grooves with the best dance records from 30+ years ago, and still leans into moments of prog rock, Carpenter-esque synth wave, and pure, unadulterated cheese.  It's fucking great.  Watch the video for "Light Mind" below and get "The Strife of Love in a Dream" LP here from Relapse.


Burnt Ones

Indianapolis band Burnt Ones have issued what they are calling their final album, and after my first run through, it's quite the swan song.  A lo-fi mix of soundscapes and cerebral tinkering, this is the kind of record that creeps under the skin and sinks its teeth into your bones.  Hard to categorize, at times noisy, and at others more brooding, i'm really feeling this one.  Listen to "Through Coarse Windows" below and snag the "Last Draft in Different Rooms" cassette here while they last.


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Lustre - The First Snow

Here's some beautiful, atmospheric new black metal from Sweden's Lustre for this dreary Sunday (dreary in Central Texas at least).  "The First Snow" sounds just like its name, cold and chilly, a wintry echo of sound and gray.  Listen below and get it here via Nordvis.


Saturday, February 17, 2018

Brigid Mae Power

Here's some Gothic Americana-tinged, topical folk from Portland by way of Ireland artist Brigid Mae Power.  Her new album "The Two Worlds" is layered in isolated arrangements and acoustic drone.  It's beautiful and powerful.  Listen to "Don't Shut Me Up (Politely)" below and get the record here from Tompkins Square.