Glide Magazine premieres Tomten’s single “Weissnichtwo”

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“’Weissnichtwo’ is a bouncy, jangly pop song that brings to mind early swooning rock and roll while also sounding fresh and new.”

Another new Tomten track is out today — stream “Weissnichtwo” at Glide Magazine and pick up the new LP on 7/7/17 from Plume Records.

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Magnet Magazine premieres Tomten’s single “Cloud Man Calling” for stream/download

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MAGNET Magazine has the first listen of Tomten‘s new track “Cloud Man Calling”: “it’s a gentle and effervescent tune that’s sure to get you on the hook for the album’s July 7 release.”

Download the 2nd single from their forthcoming album CREMATION SONGS, out 7/7/17 on Plume Records on LP/CD/DL.

I wrote ‘Cloud Man Calling’ after doing some music with my friend Shenadoah for this theater event called The Crystal Palace. It was a bizarre interactive tour through this old building in Seattle with different characters and winter-themed rooms. We had our synthesizers set up in this stairwell where we played little jingles wearing these stupid silver suits with our faces painted white. After the performance, I liked the idea of writing a song about Cloud Man–whatever he/it is, still a mystery to me.

Vents Magazine premieres Shells’ single “Treading Water”

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Vents Magazine premieres “Treading Water,” the first single off the debut release from Shells (Kansas City singer/songwriter Riley Brown and producer Ready Astronaut):

“…upbeat melodies and haunting vibes that reminds you right away of bands and artists such as Wolf Alice and Regina Spektor.”

Postpartum depression at 22 is what opened my creative floodgates. I started writing most of the songs on New Bones right after my son was born when I was feeling a little bit blue and only changed out of my pajamas once a week (maybe). A couple songs came from ideas that I’d held onto from a painful experience in a relationship involving infidelity. In early 2015 when I started writing New Bones I was a new mother, newlywed, recent college-graduate living in a family member’s basement with my husband, who was trying to finish graduate school. I would say that “melancholy” is a theme that ties the lyrical content of the EP together, but not all of the songs sound like total downers. I carried the mentality that all of these doors had suddenly slammed shut in my life but writing this music brought peace that I desperately needed during that time.

Atwood Magazine premieres Tomten’s single “Limbo’s Daughter”

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Atwood Magazine premieres “Limbo’s Daughter,” the first single off Tomten’s forthcoming album Cremation Songs, out on LP/CD/DL from Plume Records on July 7th.

“‘Limbo’s Daughter’ is dazzling, an infectiously hypnotizing ode to ill-fated love that invites us deep into Tomten’s psychedelic dream pop world.”

GroundSounds premieres Foxholes’ music video “Sunny”

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GroundSounds premieres Foxholes’ new music video “Sunny,” off their self-titled album out on May 26th:

The concept came from this fear of having a mind debilitating disease in the later phases of life where you can’t readily access memories and can no longer live independently. For the video, I wanted to put a (little) lighter spin on it and do this Thelma & Louise type thing where an old man and his granddaughter go out for an afternoon for some fun but things escalate…