Veteran Berlin based DJ/Producer Chris Clark leads the new entries this week with the ethereally propulsive, 'Unfurla'. It sees him at the top of his game which makes the release of his forthcoming self titled album as Clark a mouth watering prospect. Unfurla hits at 17. Close behind at 18 is Client Liaison, who we featured earlier in the week with 'Queen'. Long Island quintet, Mr Twin Sister, formerly minus the Mr, release their second full length next week, also self titled. It's almost three years to the day since the release of the grand, In Heaven. The third track to surface from it is the enigmatic night inspired, 'In The House Of Yes' and that debuts at 20. At 21 is J Fernandez, who we featured yesterday with 'Cosmic Was'.
Rounding out the new entries this week at 25 is none other than that walking pop encyclopaedia from Los Angeles, one Ariel Marcus Rosenberg. Yes, Ariel Pink is back with a brand new double album, Pom Pom, set for release on November 17. Minus his Haunted Graffiti, Pink goes solo this time, although in typical ambiguous fashion he has stated, "this is the first “solo” record credited to my name, it is by far the least “solo” record I have ever recorded". The record's first single, the lovingly and weirdly wistful, 'Put You Number In My Phone' is almost a hybrid between 'Only In My Dreams' from Mature Themes and his collaboration with Jorge Albrecht from last year, 'Hang On To Life'.
Yawn, 'What's In The World', moves into the Top 10 while Free Time remains at 1 with 'Esoteric Tizz'.
All chart details here while the Top 30 Player awaits you top right.
From the forthcoming album, 'Clark', Warp Records. Out Nov 3.
Chicago psychedelic DIY pop artist J. Fernandez is set to release a new EP, Memorize Now, through our favourite French imprint, Atelier Ciseaux. It's his first since the introspective No Luck from 2012. The first track to appear is the vintage jubilance of 'Cosmic Was'. The sound should be no surprise for anyone familiar with Fernandez's penchant for home recordings and his love for experimentation and utilisation of retro equipment. Memorize Now surfaces on October 14. Get the limited edition vinyl here.
Close Your Eyes
J. Fernandez (USA)
From the forthcoming EP, 'Memorize Now', Atelier Ciseaux. Out Oct 14.
Melbourne pop outfit Client Liaison dropped their debut self titled EP last week to follow up their dance oriented 12" single from earlier this year, Free Of Fear . The hopelessly catchy funky bass, chiming synth hooks, substantial horn work and carefully constructed guitar melodies contained in first single 'Queen' will definitely get you in as it plys its trade in taking off pure late 80s Australian financial and cultural hedonism. The duo make no apologies for mining that hedonistic past, which, you can tell from their wonderous video below, they just adore doing. Did the 80s actually ever sound and look thos good? The EP is out now digitally through Dot Dash and Remote Control here. There are still a few vinyl copies of the aforementioned Free Of Fear release which includes remixes by Com Truise and Knightlife at their website here.
1. End Of The Earth
2. Feed The Rhythm
4. Groove The Physical
6. Pretty Lovers
Client Liaison (AUS)
From the EP, 'Client Liaison', Dot Dash/Remote Control.
Sydney post rock outfit Sleepmakeswaves recently released their latest impressively big sounding opus, Love of Cartography. It's their first full length release since 2011's, And So We Destroyed Everything. The name of the record is telling as the now quintet traverse through the wonders of planet and space and probe the outer limits of own musical trajectories. Post rock has always been about the intersection between wide eyed wonder and introspection and Sleepmakeswaves nail it here. The track 'Something Like Avalanches' can be streamed below. Love of Cartography is out now on Bird's Robe Records. Grab the digital or CD version here. Unsurprisingly, the limited edition double vinyl is all sold out.
1. Perfect Detonator
2. Traced In Constellations
5. Great Northern
6. The Stars Are Stigmata
7. A Little Spark
8. How We Built The Ocean
9. Something Like Avalanches
10. Your Time Will Come Again
Something Like Avalanches
From the album, 'Love Of Cartography', Bird's Robe.
New York based Australian-American outfit Free Time ascend to the number one position this week with their ultra busy jangle pop guitar feast, 'Esoteric Tizz' while three new entries join the chart.
They're led off at 18 by the new single from Yawn, 'What's In The World', with its disciplined core and shimmering edges. It's off their new album Love Chills released this week through Old Flame Records. Digital here. We're hoping for wax at some stage but we'll see.
We spoke of the new album, Wrong, from Nicholas Nicholas in the previous post from yesterday and featured the track, 'Cave'. Another track from the record, the emotive and earnest, yet administratively titled 'When The Rates Come Back' debuts at 20.
We've been kicking around (softly) the new EP by Manchester retro synth popsters Girl Friend for about a month now and finally we've made room in the 30 for the lead off track, the funk filled and bass line heavy 'Comforting Strangers'. That's in at 24 complete with video.
Fiance's 'Era', at 4 this week also now has a new video - check it below along with the three new entries.
All thirty tracks are detailed in order here while as always you can hear every entry from newest to oldest in our Top 30 Player.
A couple of weeks back saw the release of the new album, Wrong, from Brooklyn pop chameleon Chris Masullo, aka Nicholas Nicholas. You may have caught his excellent debut record from last year, Comfort Teeth and heard Wrong's opening single, the wistful and heartfelt, 'Meet Me In The Park', which spent weeks at the top in our Indie30 chart. The remainder of Wrong doesn't steer too far from that trajectory as Masullo continues to pull apart and massage the edges of pop music. If you think his take on things is a little weird, you may need to reassess in your mind what weird actually is. From behind the unassuming veneer that masks the man behind the moniker may just come one of the most honest current takes on the pop genre. Check out the track, 'Cave', below released back in July and look out for another track to grace this weeks chart. Wrong is available here digitally for a name your price arrangement and also on cassette for five bucks.
There's an air of familiarity surrounding the new entries into the chart this week with three artists making their second foray into the Top 30 and all three Canadian. The superb title track, 'Our Love' from the much anticipated new album by Dan Snaith's Caribou project hits the top 10 at 6 first week in as does Lydia Ainsworth's 'PSI', which comes in at 9. Both tracks replace 'Can't Do Without You' and 'Malachite' respectively. TOPS, whose new album, Picture You Staring, is our current album of the week also register their second entry of the year with the supple, 'Way To Be Loved' at 18. It also comes complete with brand new video.
It's as you were at the top with Saint Pepsi's 'Fiona Coyne' remaining at number one while Natalie McCool rises nine spots to 14 with 'Dig It Out'.
All details here and all tracks in the Top 30 player.
Nascent Melbourne outfit Sportmen are due to release their self titled debut EP. Crossing over old school rock with pop and surf elements and a little dose of psych and funk across its four tracks, 'Zelda' is the first track to appear, a fast paced, sunny dose of guitar pop. Nicely taut and contextually subtle, the Sportsmen EP is out on October 23 with a launch at the Workers Club in Fitzroy. Enjoy a free download of 'Zelda' and its video featuring some home studio action below.
From the forthcoming EP, 'Sportsmen', Self Released.
Delaware outfit Fiancé are currently riding high at number 3 on our Top 30 at present with 'Era' from their debut, EP1, set for release on October 7. Now another track has surfaced in the form of the guitar driven power pop influenced 'Ivy'. Recorded straight to tape which gives their sound a warped sensibility, the EP serves as more than a promising sign of things to come. EP1 is out on SQE, who gave us the wonderful Tearjerker release earlier this year. Pre-order here.
'Fiona Coyne' by Saint Pepsi, the project of Ryan DeRobertis replaces SBTRKT, 'New York, New Dorp' in the number one spot this week as five new songs enter the chart.
Nicholas Krgovich hits the top ten at 10 first week in with 'Along The PCH On Oscar Night' while Peaking Lights, 'Breakdown' (18) and Merchandise, 'Green Lady' (20) debut, the latter replacing 'Little Killer'.
English singer-songwriter Natalie McCool leads the previously unfeatured new entries with her minimally exuberant new single, 'Dig It Out' in at 23. One behind at 24 is The Juan Maclean, the project of John Maclean and Nancy Whang, who have a new album, In A Dream out mid September. The second single, 'A Simple Design' is an ultra-cohesive, swaggering funk and dance affair where Whang's vocals come straight to the fore.
All chart details are here and all tracks feature in our Top 30 Player. Enjoy!
23. Dig It Out
Natalie McCool (ENG)
From the single, 'Dig It Out', The Young And Lost Club.
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