Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sweden's Agent Bla have a new one coming in June. Two tracks are streaming via Bandcamp. NSFW: some bad words, so cover your freakin' ears.



Not sure if the band supports entire albums streaming for free, but, well, I want to expose my readers to new tunes. This album was posted by the label itself, as far as I can tell. I just ordered the shirt from this lovely, dark German band. I adore this album. It gets better as it plays along to the end!






Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Father and The Sun


Very recommended!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

New music on Progress Pro: DNR & DO (Sweden)

DNR & DO: vocals in Swedish (just fine by me!). Progress Productions has become one of my most trusted labels for consistently releasing gorgeous, high-quality tracks. This ep is available here. Only four tracks! Cannot wait for more. The band also recorded a live version of "Huvuden Skall Rulla" which sounds quite nice. Video below.




Tuesday, March 14, 2017

New Skeleton Hands: Flood Spell

Great stuff:

Stutter Steps debut new track 'Floored' from their upcoming 12" Floored on Blue Arrow Records

"Stutter Steps released their debut album on Wild Kindness records at the end of 2015. Group mastermind Ben Harrison, a curator at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, and collaborator with Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500/Luna/etc.), crafted one of the bittersweetest indiepop debuts in years. With its jangling guitars and plaintive organ, its literate heartfelt lyrics and the skip in its step, Stutter Steps sounds like the missing link between early Flying Nun and the Go-Betweens"





 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

It's 2017. Here's What Newer Stuff I Am Listening To

All material is recommended and appears in no particular order, excepting my own mix-tape posted right below. I am leaning toward more electronic-tinged post-punk revival these days. I still adore indie-pop and twee and jangle (sounds-like-the-Smiths). I still listen to a ton of pure synthpop too. Anyway, I am taking the time to share what I think you might like without reviewing it and carrying on. You know what catches your ear and if you are like me, you move on until you hear that magical sound and instantly like it.


To start, an hour long mix-tape (created from not so great quality mp3s) of some of my latest synth / post-punk / dreampop discoveries:



This started the year off as my most-listened-to:



 From San Diego (Escondido, really)!



Dark and moody:



 From Italy: not sure why this won't embed!


From Germany (I miss The Dust of Basement!)




From Russia:

 

From U.K.:



From Sweden:



From Germany:



From Austin, Texas:




Instrumental work from Liste Noire (Germany):



From LA:



From Vancouver, BC:



From Germany:



From LA:

 

From Russia:



From LA:



From Philly:




From LA/DC:



From Minneapolis:



From New York: