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REAL ESTATE IN SEAMLESS TRANSITION
REAL ESTATE IN SEAMLESS TRANSITION

Real Estate are set to drop a new record and if anybody was concerned that the loss of Matt Mondanile would change things they needn’t have been. ‘Darling’ has all the hallmarks of their classic sound and new guitarist...

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JULIE BYRNE UNVEILS NATURAL BLUE, NEW ALBUM 2017
JULIE BYRNE UNVEILS NATURAL BLUE, NEW ALBUM 2017

New York based singer songwriter Julie Byrne has released the first cut from her forthcoming full length record, Not Even Happiness. ‘Natural Blue’ is a exquisite ride with Byrne’s naturally golden vocals and expressively visual lyrics of reflective recollection...

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A DEAD WEIGHT IN A FLOATING ROOM
A DEAD WEIGHT IN A FLOATING ROOM

Photo: Mikey Duran One of the attractions of living outside mainstream culture is the richness, diversity and dexterity of independently made music. The understanding that life along with its artistic representations can mean one thing and another simultaneously, be...

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SHY GIRLS ANNOUNCES SALT, SHARES NEW SINGLE
SHY GIRLS ANNOUNCES SALT, SHARES NEW SINGLE

Shy Girls, the project of Portland vocalist/producer Dan Vidmar is set to release his long awaited debut album, Salt, in the new year. We’ve been hanging for the complete package since first laying ears on the astoundingly good ‘Under...

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SPORTING LIFE AND EVY JANE COME TOGETHER
SPORTING LIFE AND EVY JANE COME TOGETHER

For some reason, we’ve been sitting on this superb collaboration from Harlem producer Sporting Life featuring the alluring vocals of Vancouver’s Evelyn Mason, one half of Evy Jane, for far too long. Listen to the exceptional ‘Court Vision’ via...

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TAKE ANOTHER TRIP WITH MOON DUO
TAKE ANOTHER TRIP WITH MOON DUO

If the first single, ‘Cold Fear’ is anything to go by, another two doses of quietly relentless psychedelia are on their way from Portland based electronic outfit Moon Duo. They’re set to release Occult Architecture across two volumes in...

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CIN CIN TURNS 1 – CELEBRATES WITH BEZIER / FORT ROMEAU SPLIT
CIN CIN TURNS 1 – CELEBRATES WITH BEZIER / FORT ROMEAU SPLIT

Dance label Cin Cin is set to mark its first birthday with a split 12″release from Bezier (Robert Yang) and Fort Romeau (Michael Greene). Co-founded by the latter, its the fifth release from the label that includes Nick Hoppner, Todd Osborn & Laurence Guy, V & Ripperton and Bwana & LOR....

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OUR SINS OF SONIC OMISSION #3: HOLODECK RECORDS – TROLLER
OUR SINS OF SONIC OMISSION #3: HOLODECK RECORDS – TROLLER

This post is the third in the three part Our Sins of Sonic Omission review series highlighting the 2016 releases by Austin label Holodeck Records that we, much to our chagrin, allowed to pass us by. For the context behind the...

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PIECES FROM PARTS
PIECES FROM PARTS

PARTS are Alyssa Midcalf and Marley Ferguson, an atmospheric synthpop duo from Grand Rapids. Earlier this month they released their debut EP, ‘Pieces’. Let the bittersweet title track float by you below. Get the three tracks here.   Pieces PARTS...

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NEW VIDEO FROM BLACK MARBLE FOR ‘WOODS’
NEW VIDEO FROM BLACK MARBLE FOR ‘WOODS’

One of our favourite tracks on the excellent new Black Marble album It’s Immaterial is the insanely catchy but actually quite tense ‘Woods’. Now the track has the perfect visual accompaniment in the form of a Theo Sixou directed...

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