Welcome to the May 2018 edition of the Monthly Roundup. The deal here is to give a shout out to all of those submissions that became victims of time in our inbox over the past 30-ish days. This month was loaded with some dirty (and downright pretty) gems that we simply did not have the time to cover, but they still deserve attention from your little ears. See below for a list, with some purposely brief and succinct summaries of what you will encounter while listening. Keep it thorough and listen to as many as you can – it’ll be good for you! Promise!
Continue reading “Monthly Roundup #04: Miscellaneous May Madness” →
Daylight Moon is largely an instrumental record by YUZO IWATA, focusing on textures and instrumental soundscapes. It’s more like a band trying to paint you a picture rather than tell you a story. Released by the Siltbreeze Records label based in Philadelphia, the record comes in just a short edition of 250 pieces and likely will not be around for long.
Continue reading “Yuzo Iwata – Daylight Moon” →
WINDSHIFTER is the moniker of Chicago-based recording artist Anders Johanson. His debut, the April Showers EP, was just self-released on Bandcamp with cassette tapes planned for the near future.
Continue reading “Windshifter – April Showers EP” →
WIND ATLAS hail from Barcelona, Spain. Their sophomore LP Lingua Ignota was just released by Burka For Everybody Records, containing an otherworldly journey of mystical and medieval psychedelic folk.
Continue reading “Wind Atlas – Lingua Ignota LP” →
Eric Schlitter writes and operates his own blog The 13th Track. Throwback Thursday is his bi-weekly installment for the Styrofoam Drone, where Eric focuses on reissues of old albums and archival material from the depths of the vinyl underground.
Landing somewhere between mid period Jandek, Scott Walker’s reading of Tennessee Williams’ Blanket Roll Blues, and the soundtrack to a David Lynch film is the mysterious artist known as LEWIS and the album he christened, L’Amour. Continue reading “Throwback Thursday: Lewis – The Man Who Fell To Earth?” →
Nashville outer-blues duo TTOTALS just released their first 7″ Spectrums of Light. It comes courtesy of the Twin Lakes Records label in Connecticut, acting as the follow up to the duo’s self-released EP Silver on Black from 2012. Continue reading “Friday’s Find: Ttotals – Spectrums of Light 7″” →
Last we heard anything new from YOUNG ADULTS of Allston, MA, they were dropping their debut LP in 2010. Now it’s 2013 and they’re back with their new EP Born in ’91 that was released on Valentines Day. Continue reading “Young Adults – Born in ’91 EP” →
MINI DRESSES are a self-described “bedroom pop” band from Austin, TX. Their new 7″ Hot Sun was just put out by Manic Pop! Records, the second 7″ we’re covering from the Minnesota-based label in two weeks. Continue reading “Mini Dresses – Hot Sun 7″” →
Tidal Motions is right on pace from where FLUORESCENT HEIGHTS (or Henrik Stelzer) left off on his debut LP Tourism from 2011. This is the first of two cassettes from Stelzer so far in 2013. Continue reading “Fluorescent Heights – Tidal Motions CS” →
In over three years of blogging it looks like GAYZE is our first band from Idaho. They share personnel with other bands like TEENS going to show that there’s a scene coming together up in Boise, ID. Continue reading “Gayze – Black Soul 7″ EP” →