NEW INDEPENDENT POST-PUNK / MOTORIK / WAVE / SHOEGAZE / POST-ROCK – AN INDIE30 PLAYLIST. 17 NEW TRACKS + VIDEOS FOR IDLES, SEXTILE, & DRAHLA

NEW INDEPENDENT POST-PUNK / MOTORIK / WAVE / SHOEGAZE / POST-ROCK – AN INDIE30 PLAYLIST. 17 NEW TRACKS + VIDEOS FOR IDLES, SEXTILE, & DRAHLA

AUGUST 21 UPDATE: It’s been three weeks since the last write up on developments in our New Independent Post-Punk/Motorik/Darkwave/Coldwave/Shoegaze/Post Rock Playlist. Half of the tracks in total have been turned over since then with 17 absolute ripping exhibits from genres trading in music’s dark or introspective arts replacing them. Mostly made up of post-punk, darkwave and motorik leaning track, there’s also two recent track of the  post rock ilk tracks.

Among the tracks that were released last Friday we’ve plumped for a Cleopatra Records one-two. The delay drenched post-punk of ‘Tsavo’ by Sacramento’s Creux Lies from their debut album The Hearth gets things started while Black Plastic‘s brilliant ‘Charcoal’ follows from the double A side single it shares with ‘Savage’. Read about that here.

In 2014 Austin three piece Spray Paint have teamed up with Detroit’s Protomartyr to produce the 7″ double  A side Irony Prompts A Party Rat which is the result of both bands sending each other instrumentals and getting the recipient to contribute lyrics and vocals. The former provide them for the latter on the stunning ‘Bags And Cans’ which sees Protomartyr guitarist Greg Ahed in mighty fine form. Its out on vinyl through Monofonus.

Next is the angular and catchy as fuck new single from a man who has more than made his mark on independent Canadian music. Veteran musician and producer Jim Bryson’s new single ‘Cut Bait’ heralds a solo renaissance of sorts for the former Punchbuggy, Weakerthans and The Hip member and touring musician extraordinaire for the likes of Kathleen Edwards and The Skydiggers. It’s off his new album Tired Of Waiting out mid September on Coax Records.Following that is Helsinki quartet New Silver Girl with their part-motorik/proto-punk/psych rock inspired new single ‘Starlight City’. It’s the second single from their forthcoming self titled debut album set for October on Soliti Records.

English punk rockers IDLES have released an appropriately acerbic new single ‘Great’ and today shared its Theo Watkins directed video. The track rounds on the hideous stupidity of white nationalists and is from their awesomely named soon to be released album Joy as an Act of Resistance which is due to drop on August 31st via Partisan Records.    Watch below.

Great

IDLES (ENG)

From the forthcoming album, ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance’, Partisan. Out Aug 31.

Official Video

 

Los Angeles duo Sextile are also into producing acts of resistance to living in a fucking neoliberal nightmare where dog eat dog division is the order of the day. ‘Paradox’ is the second single from the EP 3 out September 14 on Felte. Watch the John Bravos directed video.

Paradox

Sextile (USA)

From the forthcoming EP, ‘3’, Felte Records

Official Video

 

We featured a write up on the excellent new Luminelle Records single ‘Graceland’ from Norway’s Das Body and that is next followed by Hamilton Ontario trio Basement Revolver.  The dense immensity of ‘Heavy Eyes’, is the follow up to first single ‘Baby’ and is the title track from their debut album out Friday through Sonic Unyon. It paves the way for ‘Frail Pose’, the new dissonant single from Lowfaith from their soon to be self released album On Loss, out mid September.  Following that is the towering and telling first single ‘Cruel Anxiety’ from the upcoming new album Nine Memories Between Impression and Imprint by Samantha Glass for Holodeck Records. Read our coverage for that here.

Next we have Brussels quintet Whispering Sons who just released the hard hitting and cascading delay of ‘Waste’ ahead of Image, the bands debut album set for October on S.M.I.L.E. Records. Miserable, the solo project of vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Kristina Esfandiari (King Woman) has released the first single from her forthcoming double-EP Loverboy / Dog Days out October 26 on Sargent House and it precedes the spiky yet fully formed new single ‘Twelve Divisions Of The Day’, from Leeds Outfit Drahla. It’s out on Captured Tracks and their video is below.

Twelve Divisions Of The Day

Drahla (ENG)

From the single, ‘Twelve Divisions Of The Day’, Captured Tracks.

Official Video

ADULT. released a new single last last month called Perversions of Humankind on Dais Records. Its their first new music in five yearS since The Way Things Fall.

And yes this playlist does have experimental and post-rock leaning tracks in it from time to time. New York’s Forma released their new album Semblance on kranky recently and the nine minute piano centred monster ‘New City’ combines with guitarists Marc Byrd’s and Andrew Thompson’s Hammock who follow with the stunning ‘Snowburn’ off their recent self released album Floating World.

 

JULY 30 UPDATE: Perth punk trio Hideous Sun Demon get things off to a willing start with the excellent album track ‘Crap Revelation’ from their impressive new album Fame Erotic Dream. The  spacious ‘Teflon’ from Seattle’s Spesh is next giving immediate point of difference before late 90s-early 00’s channeler and Seattle transplant Eric Elbogen’s Say Hi gives another again with ‘I Just Wanna Go Home’. Philadephia’s Swearin’ return after a five year absence with the canny and distortion heavy ‘Grow Into A Ghost’ highlighted by Alison Crutchfield’s excellent vocal performance. Next is Newtown CT post punk/alt-rock hybrid Ovlov  released their new album TRU a week or so back and the half Ought/half Dinosaur Jr inspired ‘Tru Punk’ is one of its best. New Jersey’s Dentist combines melodic new wave with 60s pop on their single ‘Night Swimming’ off their new album of the same name while Reykjavik’s Kælan Mikla quickly follow up previous single ‘Lítil Dyr’ with another angsty affecting offering, ‘Manadans’.

Sydney drunk rockers Pist Idiots would probably say what the fuck are they doing in a “post-punk” playlist. They’re probably right but we couldn’t give a fuck either because their new album Princes is killer, plenty post 78 and deserves to be heard. Where else were we going to put it anyway? The relentless ‘Smile’ is our pick from it.

Visual artist Reuben Sawyer’s The Column released his debut album Oracle three weeks back and the lo-fi wiry and bass line heavy ‘Reasons’ is next  The dramatic goth influenced Astari Nite dropped their new album Midnight Conversations last Friday and the paean to 80s new wave ‘Unfulfilled Promise is its single.

Auckland artist Hayley Smith’s Dead Little Penny mixes fuzzed out guitar with ethereal synths and the weighty echo laden ‘U 4 Me’ is her all too brief new single. Köln’s C.A.R. combine  a number of classic West German influences in the kosmiche/motorik & jazz influenced ‘Dick Schaffrath’  while Oakland’s Tanukichan land in the right playlist this time with the motorik driven sweet lo-fi of the title track off her new album ‘Sundays’.  Brian Christinzio’s BC Camplight is back three years after being booted out of the UK  telling the sad story on ‘I’m Desperate’ from his new album Deportation Blues and Sydney darkwave artist Marc Dwyer aka Buzz Kull dropped his synth heavy new single ‘Avoiding The Light’. ‘Watch’ by London’s noir driven post-punk quintet FLOAT IS the penultimate of the 17 new tracks added over the past couple of weeks while Sacramento new wave/independent rockers Soft Science complete the new additions with some generous Stone Roses inspired action of ‘Sooner’ from their new album Maps.

30 tracks all told regularly revolving and regularly updated. You can access all our playlists on the front page of the site.

Older updates below the playlist.

NEW INDEPENDENT POST-PUNK / MOTORIK / DARKWAVE / COLDWAVE / SHOEGAZE  /POST-ROCK – AN INDIE30 PLAYLIST

Updated August 22, 2018

OLDER UPDATES

JULY 30 UPDATE: Perth punk trio Hideous Sun Demon get things off to a willing start with the excellent album track ‘Crap Revelation’ from their impressive new album Fame Erotic Dream. The  spacious ‘Teflon’ from Seattle’s Spesh is next giving immediate point of difference before late 90s-early 00’s channeler and Seattle transplant Eric Elbogen’s Say Hi gives another again with ‘I Just Wanna Go Home’. Philadephia’s Swearin’ return after a five year absence with the canny and distortion heavy ‘Grow Into A Ghost’ highlighted by Alison Crutchfield’s excellent vocal performance. Next is Newtown CT post punk/alt-rock hybrid Ovlov  released their new album TRU a week or so back and the half Ought/half Dinosaur Jr inspired ‘Tru Punk’ is one of its best. New Jersey’s Dentist combines melodic new wave with 60s pop on their single ‘Night Swimming’ off their new album of the same name while Reykjavik’s Kælan Mikla quickly follow up previous single ‘Lítil Dyr’ with another angsty affecting offering, ‘Manadans’.

Sydney drunk rockers Pist Idiots would probably say what the fuck are they doing in a “post-punk” playlist. They’re probably right but we couldn’t give a fuck either because their new album Princes is killer, plenty post 78 and deserves to be heard. Where else were we going to put it anyway? The relentless ‘Smile’ is our pick from it.

Visual artist Reuben Sawyer’s The Column released his debut album Oracle three weeks back and the lo-fi wiry and bass line heavy ‘Reasons’ is next  The dramatic goth influenced Astari Nite dropped their new album Midnight Conversations last Friday and the paean to 80s new wave ‘Unfulfilled Promise is its single.

Auckland artist Hayley Smith’s Dead Little Penny mixes fuzzed out guitar with ethereal synths and the weighty echo laden ‘U 4 Me’ is her all too brief new single. Köln’s C.A.R. combine  a number of classic West German influences in the kosmiche/motorik & jazz influenced ‘Dick Schaffrath’  while Oakland’s Tanukichan land in the right playlist this time with the motorik driven sweet lo-fi of the title track off her new album ‘Sundays’.  Brian Christinzio’s BC Camplight is back three years after being booted out of the UK  telling the sad story on ‘I’m Desperate’ from his new album Deportation Blues and Sydney darkwave artist Marc Dwyer aka Buzz Kull dropped his synth heavy new single ‘Avoiding The Light’. ‘Watch’ by London’s noir driven post-punk quintet FLOAT IS the penultimate of the 17 new tracks added over the past couple of weeks while Sacramento new wave/independent rockers Soft Science complete the new additions with some generous Stone Roses inspired action of ‘Sooner’ from their new album Maps.

JULY 16 UPDATE:  Two new tracks from two bands not averse in their own deadpan way to spelling out how bad things are on all levels at present as neoliberal economics and social conservatism continue their relatively successful attempt to suck vitality and meaning out of society. Bristol experimental & motorik trio Beak>are set to release their third album, aptly titled >>>. Set for a September 21 release on Invada Records and Temporary Residence, the second single is the rather pensive and bleak ‘Brean Down’, an observation on how disconnected the connected have become. New York City’s BODEGA take a similar path but deliver it more acerbically with the third single ‘Jack In Titanic’ from their debut album Endless Scroll released a week or so back on What’s Your Rupture.

JULY 13 UPDATE: A particularly poignant lead track heads the 10 new ones today. The recently released Amends will be the last ever release from Them Are Us Too, the band of Kennedy Ashlyn and the late Cash Askew, who passed away in the Oakland fire of December 2016. Made from the original demos by Ashlyn with help from Cash’s stepfather Sunny, her partner Anya and friends Josh Eustis and Matia Simovich, its six substantive tracks include the outstanding energy that emanates from ‘Floor’, a track more than suggestive of what the world’s independent music community have lost.

Following Reykjavik dark punk trio Kælan Mikla have a killer new single out called ‘Lítil Dyr’ which begins in somnambulist fashion before Laufey Soffía explodes at its three and a half minute mark spewing forth some what I’m sure are home truths in her native tongue. Portland quintet Tender Age are next with the fiery opening track ‘Don’t Mind’ from their new album Becoming Real Forever while Los Angeles post rock duo El Ten Eleven are due to drop their tenth record shortly and ‘You Are Enough’, a seven minute work of art is the first cut from it.

We’ve moved HTRK to the playlist they belong to this week as the second track. ‘More To Enjoy’ surfaced with the full release 0f the double A sided single Drama. It’s a perfect accompaniment to the excellent ‘Mentions’. Melbourne Cans released their new record Heat of The Night today through Lost & Lonesome and the winding ‘Bellyache’ is the third single from it. RDTK is the new project of Brazilian duo Ricardo Donoso & Thiago Kochenborger and the next track, the hypnotic ‘Shadows Arrive’  comes from their album Affective Forecasting.

The next track  from Denver’s A Shoreline Dream is ‘In The Ready Sound’ which has an affecting eighties vibe to it. It’s from their EP Waitout. Catalonian post rock quartet Mourn return with a new album Sorpressa Familia for Captured Tracks and our pick is the 90s inspired rockout ‘Strange Ones’. Washington DC trio Flasher also have a new album out Constant Image. We’ve gone with the insistent ‘Material’. Another trio Florida’s Astari Nite trade at the apex of new wave and post punk and their new single ‘Unfulfilled Promise’ is no exception. There’s also a powerful alternate track from Lauren Lakis ‘Twice Is So Nice’ and like with HTRK, we’ve also brought Death Bells over to where they belong with Echoes off their new double A sided single.

July 7 UPDATE: Three new additions today, all singles, starting with Swedish artist Zacharias Zachrison’s Vacation Forever with I Changed My Life For You’, Tacoma quartet Versing with ‘Silver Dollar.

June 29 UPDATE: Our sixth genre based playlist which focuses on tracks with a punk, post punk, motorik, shoegaze and dream pop bent makes its debut just in time for our mid year break which starts today and lasts until July 13. After kicking off with Adelaide shoe gazers Blush Response who we are featuring at present in our Long Read series, who are followed by American bands Western MedicationHypoluxo & Ovlov. No less that six Swedish bands make an appearance kicking off with  Gothenburg’s Rome Is Not A Town and Agent Blå,  Malmo’s Kluster, Sista Bossen and Echo Ladies and Stockholm’s Sudakistan. Other acts to feature include Melbourne’s Press Club, School Damage, Melbourne Cans and Lowtide, Nantes shoe gazers An Ocean Of Embers and Italian bands Starframes and In Her Eye among others.