Glide Magazine premieres the new debut album from Cryptids After Dark!
“With ‘Some Distant Light’ Cryptids After Dark mix elements of synth pop, new wave and ‘shoegaze’ with 60s influenced jangle pop.”
Some Distant Light is out this Friday on Hibernator Gigs, but you can stream the whole album now!
Moon Palace premiere their s/t debut album today! Stream the full release over at Vents Magazine and pick it up tomorrow from Plume Records! Release show in Seattle at Chop Suey on October 24th.
“Filled with sulky and haunting vocals, every song feels as its own. A perfect record for those who enjoy Warpaint or Bat For Lashes.”
The Slowdown‘s new album Summer. Snow. is streaming in full today at 90.9 The Bridge. Stream it today — available everywhere tomorrow!
The Vinyl District reviews the new LP from Tomten, Cremation Songs!
“…pleasingly Beatle-esque, a scenario that’s far less common than one might think.”
Spill Magazine is premiering Tomten‘s full album today! Stream Cremation Songs, available from Plume Records on LP/CD/DL on Friday, July 7th.
Glacially Musical reviews the forthcoming album from Tomten, Cremation Songs, out from Plume Records on 7/7/17:
“…there are certainly large swaths of dreamy pianos, fizzy vocals, and mellow guitar licks…but there are instances…[of] rock’n’roll. The piano switches to Jerry Lee Lewis. The guitars get crunchy…”
“The melodies are great, the instrumentation is flawless, and vocals are solid.”
Get It On Vinyl reviews Tomten’s forthcoming album, out on July 7th from Plume Records.
Emerging Indie Bands reviews Foxholes‘ S/T album:
“Solidly scored and equally deftly delivered tracks…The compositions thread the multiple guitars through each other in intricate patterns…[‘Foxholes’] is a well formulated collections of songs.”
Foxholes’ S/T album is out today on LP/CD/DL! See how far they’ve come since their first gig opening for Holy White Hounds in this interview with Cityview Magazine and celebrate with them at Vaudeville Mews tonight with Gloom Balloon and Tires.
JP’s Music Blog reviews Tomten’s forthcoming full-length Cremation Songs, out July 7th on LP/CD/DL from Plume Records:
Tomten’s beautiful songwriting is felt in the wonderful presentation of ‘Laurent’s Tomb’ and the lush, grand sound of ‘For The Worse.’ They experiment with their sound on sixties-inspired ‘King Of Viridia,’ before finishing their new album with the quiet, “dream pop” of ‘Leaving Joyous Gard’ and the steady, soft rock tones of ‘Still Life With Sylvie.’
Chad Taylor of CultureMyth sat down with Foxholes to talk about the new album, the upside of recording with someone who knows you, and the release show tomorrow night at Vaudeville Mews with Gloom Balloon and Tires.
HiFi Noise shares Foxholes’ S/T album.
Ghettoblaster Magazine premieres Foxholes’ S/T album full stream, out on CD, vinyl, and digital formats on May 26th!
Brooklyn Vegan is premiering the full album stream of The Shivers‘ Grey Romantic in advance of its release on February 14th!
Stream the album and celebrate the album release on February 18th at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn.
Check out The Shivers in The Village Voice.
Check out The Shivers on Brightest Young Things.
Watch the music video for “Heaven’s Cryin'” at The Wild Honey Pie.
Watch the music video for “The Dirty Shed” at Pancakes and Whiskey.
Glide Magazine has the full stream of The Watters‘ new album Great Unknown, out this Friday:
The 10 songs on the album are thick and soulful, at times reminiscent of groups like the Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Fleetwood Mac, and even a similar spunk to contemporaries like Lake Street Dive. Ultimately, the tunes on Great Unknown are as fun to dance along to as they are to jam in the background while sipping wine with friends on a summer night.
There are hints of lonesome, Western expanse to the album, which finds Parham wrestling with, as he says, the changing face of the American Dream…On ‘These American Blues,’ Parham travels through an America both mythic and all-too-real. It’s a cross-country journey of an album, so what are you waiting for? Hit the road.
Elmore Magazine premieres the full stream of the forthcoming album from Levi Parham — These American Blues is due out on Music Road Records on June 24th.
Druids‘ full album stream for Cycles of Mobeum, out June 3rd on Sump Pump Records, premieres today on Pure Grain Audio.
NorthWest Music Scene premieres the debut album from Seattle 5-piece John Dillon!
John Dillon is a new experimental pop band fronted by singing-songwriting mad genius Dillon Sturtevant…Everything from hypnagogic pop to new wave to dream pop to noise pop shows up…Though there’s obviously a very poppy, immediate sensibility to a lot of what happens on this LP, it’s all filtered through a diverse and kaleidoscopic lens.
Stream “The Lost Estate” and pick up a vinyl copy tomorrow from Plume Records.
Seattle 5-piece dream pop band John Dillon (members of Kithkin, Tomten, & friends) are preparing to release their forthcoming debut album The Lost Estate, which will be the inaugural release from new Seattle imprint Plume Records, due out on March 25th on vinyl and digital formats.
“Making things sleazy yet heartfelt was a fun, sometimes hilarious, process,” says Dillon Sturtevant, songwriter and frontman of Seattle band John Dillon, on recording the band’s debut album The Lost Estate. The album was written both before and after Sturtevant moved from the East coast to Seattle. “Being in a new place, trying to make ends meet, exploring, and encountering different people and different cultures has a way of making you hyper-aware and creative,” Sturtevant reflects. “Some of these songs I brought over to the Northwest with me, and they grew as I did.” The 11-song collection is characterized by lush production, hi-lo-fi sounds, sincerity laced with humor, humor laced with melancholy, and a melodic bent.
The Lost Estate, named as a kind of castoff reference to a French novel that has lurked in Sturtevant’s mind since he read it years ago, hazily navigates through sun-bleached remembrances. “Writing these songs, I was concerned in a very fundamental way with the almost mystical nature of passage from childhood to adulthood, and the ways in which we package up our past,” says Sturtevant. “The way we write our own stories subconsciously and earlier life’s moments become these golden-hued parables from another more mysterious, more fanciful world.”
The Lost Estate, the first release on new Seattle imprint Plume Records, will be out on vinyl and digital formats on March 25th following a cassette release late last year on Never Anything Records. The album was recorded and mixed by Andy Meyer in Seattle and mastered for vinyl and digital by Carl Saff in Chicago.
THE LOST ESTATE TRACK LISTING
2. The Fox
4. Holy Fool
5. Living in Sin
7. Death Mask
8. Last Golden Age
9. Friends Like Me
10. The Lost Estate
11. You Never Call
ALBUM PREMIERE: Stream LUNA, the new album by There Is No Mountain over at Vents Magazine! The album is out next Friday on L.A.’s ORG Music.