PopMatters premieres Extravision’s newest single “The Fear of Missing Out”!
I began to focus on big-picture realizations I was having…such as…recognizing and overcoming conditioned fears I had built up for my first 28 years. This song came from wanting to think about death in a pleasant way, what I imagine might happen when we die and realizing that everyone in my life, friend and enemy, is important in my growth as a human.
Vents Magazine premieres “Days of Feeling Pretty” off Some Distant Light, the forthcoming debut album from Columbus, OH’s Cryptids After Dark, set for release from Charlottesville label Hibernator Gigs on December 8th!
Spill Magazine premieres The Slowdown‘s new single in advance of their forthcoming album Summer. Snow. coming out this Friday on LP/CD/DL.
All Things Go premieres The Slowdown‘s new single “Look Older”:
Gorgeous, though drenched despair, ‘Look Older’ plunges into the solipsistic trench at the heart of the human condition. Guitars and synth dance in annular swirls as a voice skates across the frozen backdrop and breathily delivers the bad news: we’re all painfully and irrevocably lonely. Coolly delivered heartache has never sounded so sweet.
The Slowdown premiere their new single “You Gave Me Life” off their forthcoming album Summer. Snow. over at Vents Magazine.
Gloom Balloon premiere “Drying the Eyes of the Goddess of Gloom” with Vents Magazine. Stream the first single from their sophomore LP, Drying the Eyes of the Goddess of Gloom, Under the Stars and the Moon, out September 1st on Maximum Ames Records:
The song is the center piece of the record. It’s all about the stages of falling in love. It’s a lot of stories rolled into one and I had to write this one to make me believe I could even start thinking about making a new record. The production is like all my musical influences wrapped into a big box with a tag that says ‘I love you, now pull me into the bathroom and kiss me already!’
Shells‘ new single “Fragments” is premiering today at 90.9 The Bridge!
The Shivers‘ new single “Soulmate” is premiering today exclusively on Jukely!
Stream and download the track and pre-order the vinyl, due out on July 14th with a 7″ release party at Rough Trade NYC on July 22nd.
Atwood Magazine premieres the new single and title track off Shells‘ forthcoming debut release New Bones:
On the second single and title track off debut EP ‘New Bones,’ Shells show ambition, honesty, and an incredible way of reflecting upon past experiences and learning from them…Writing about heartache is definitely not a new feat, but it is hard to find someone who addresses the topic with such maturity as Shells do.
“’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.
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.
The Autumn Roses reviews Shells’ new single “Treading Water”:
“Tinged with melancholy and melodically complex, ‘Treading Water’ is her generous, intelligent and brand-new single…”
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.
Heartbreaking Bravery shares Tomten’s new single “Limbo’s Daughter,” off their forthcoming album Cremation Songs.
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.”
Verbicide Magazine premieres Foxholes’ single “Revelations,” off their forthcoming self-titled album coming out May 26th.
Robin’s Music Portal reviews “Sunny” off Foxholes forthcoming self-titled album, out May 26th, calling the band “dark, driving, and dangerous”:
Foxholes’ latest single “Sunny” gets pretty close to That Epic Riff…What they bring in ‘Sunny’ is a crunchy punch from the beginning that moves into a brooding 70s-era rocker – hearkening back to when indie rock and punk were truly underground and everything was being redefined. Foxholes matches the energy of their forefathers and has that inspired DIY feel.
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…
WithGuitars shares Foxholes’ new singles “Sunny” and “Different Kind of Animal” off their forthcoming S/T album, out May 26th on LP/CD/DL.