Baltimore’s Celebration has started a new series into the Electric Tarot called Albumin. The first two tracks, ”Tomorrow’s Here Today” and “Blood is the Brine (Death)” were just “shared in the ‘now’” via their website. Once an albums worth of material has been recorded and mastered they will release them all on vinyl. Download both new songs on their bandcamp.
Celebration – “Tomorrow’s Here Today”
Gainesville’s Kodak To Graph (Mikey Maleki) just released this mountain-top jam he made for a recent Lyfstyl comp Ad/ven/ture (he literally recorded it on top of a mountain). This has KTG’s organic beats in full force – perfect for dancing close to the sky.
PA’s Night Panther just dropped a new fireside smoker of a song. This is one to get lost in the flames with.
Another beautifully written guitar laced gem has surfaced from HOLOPAW’s upcoming Misra release Academy Songs, Volume I (out January 15th). Getting psyched for this album!
There’s a lot of words I could use to describe Baltimore’s Secret Mountains (rock, psychedlic, dreamy) but intense seems to be the one I usually drift to. On the upcoming debut LP, Rainer, their music hits a downpour of emotional intensity that I happily stroll through. The beauty is that they don’t achieve this through the ordinary standards – loud guitars, build-ups, kicked out drums – they bring it on through finely tuned arrangements that balance every element. The result is an ocean of fluxating mood…and intensity. ”Coasting”, the first single, is a prime example of that…and a song that I’ve played a bit too many times today.
Rainer comes out on February 26th via Friends Records. You can pre-order it here.
Here’s some incredibly wispy, haze-filled, dream pop from a new Austin band minidresses. They have a 3-track 7″ out now on Manic Pop! (get it). Stream/download on their bandcamp.
A few weeks ago I posted on the Sydney duo Au.Ra and their sweet chilled pop tune “Sun”. They’ve laid it back even further, this time stripping out the vocals entirely with “Jane’s Lament”: