Jack Cooper and James Hoare quickly became friends after Jack’s band (Mazes) was on tour supporting James’ band (Veronica Falls). After sending demos back and forth, ULTIMATE PAINTING was formed under their partnership.
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Former Woods bassist and Babies’ frontman KEVIN MORBY’s second solo album, Still Life, is a rugged collection of searching, heartbroken, NYC-inspired tunes that from first listen sound instantly familiar. Continue reading “Kevin Morby – Still Life”
Kill Shaman Records in Oakland drops a record every now and then when they see fit. Their most recent, a collaborative 7″ single between two largely prolific artists, Dan Melchior (Dan Melchior und Das Menace, Lloyd Pack) and Russel Walker (Pheromoans, Bomber Jackets, Lloyd Pack). Continue reading “Dan Melchior & Russel Walker – Kill Shaman 7″”
THE EVERYWHERES have just self-released a new cassette tape entitled Habitualism. It follows hot on the heels of their 2013 debut for Father/Daughter Records, adding eight fresh tracks of blues flavored psych-pop to their growing discography. Continue reading “Friday’s Find: The Everywheres – Habitualism CS”
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?”
AVANT! Records in Bologna, Italy takes pleasure in bringing us the sophomore LP from Philadelphia’s own sinister electronic dark-wave artist NIGHT SINS. Night Sins in the alias of Kyle Kimball, who also released his debut LP New Grave on AVANT! last year. The album sees Kimball in his comfort zone, penning eight new tracks that show off a more focused and clean-cut sound. Album single “To London or the Lake” heads the charge, driven by a murky lead guitar hook that calls all the shots. It’s burdened by a wave of warbled, neon-colored synth beams, sounding both icy and creepy as Kimball croons through the shadows. His voice sounds like a wispy vapor, soaring and whipping through the track along with the constant, dance-inflected squeal of the guitar. In the end the sound works out to be a sort of electronic hybrid, using elements like traditional guitars along with synthesizers for the best of both worlds. Listen below and watch the music video, then head on over to AVANT! Records to grab the LP!
Genre/ Tags: Electronic, Synth Pop, Ethereal, Gravewave
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Alberta-based Mammoth Cave Recording Co. released the debut 7″ EP from GOLD titled Losing Your Hair. Late Women guitarist Chris Reimer played drums on the EP and supplied the band with the equipment they used to record these four songs. Continue reading “GOLD – Losing Your Hair 7″ EP”