California’s Kitteh Fur, who previously entranced me with the trance inducing rockish track “Bruise”, is again up to their hypnotizing ways with a new song, “Paranoid”, which was a part of the recently released Nothing Compares Compilation out on Orchid Tapes (there will be more on that later). ”Paranoid” serves up some brighter tones, but still has me swaying back and closing my eyes.
Tomorrow night there’s a pretty rad show going down at Baltimore’s Windup Space. One of my faves, Secret Mountains, is bringing their force to North Ave. Rumor has it, they have an album due out early next year and sometime very soon we’ll be hearing some new sounds from them. Also on the bill is Bmore’s Other Colors and Holy Ghost Party (both of which have some tremendous releases out on Gen Pop) and Brooklyn’s SoftSpot. RSVP here. See you there?
For all those early years spent warming myself to the neon glow of 80s era tronics, I spent an equal amount of time soaking my futures in the dank beauty of 90s era rock. Thus I like it when guitars growl, yet I don’t feel doom…I feel energized…spirited. Hamilton, Ontario’s WTCHS growl and spit and push that nerve in my spine. Their Wet Weapons EP is something to be heard…even if its just digital for now. From their email to me:
still, all of the songs were made for tape, and meant to be listened on tape.
but don’t feel like you’re cheating yourself by listening the digital way. it’s ok.
So dive into this, but make sure you listen to the rest on Bandcamp or pickup the tape from PERDU.
WTCHS – “Adult Crimes”
It’s late, I know…but when I hear shoegaze rock sound this good, I feel obligated to post immediately. Toronto’s Beliefs (Jesse Crowe, Josh Korody, Richard Stanley) suspend dreamed out guitar drones over silver lined vocals. Untitled is their newest two-song cassette/digital release out now via Hand Drawn Dracula and they have a full length in the works. Stream one of the tracks from the 7″ below.
Au.Ra is a new duo from Sydney that just dropped a well sewn and chilled pop rock tune entitled “Sun”. Check it:
Nomadic Firs (Ryan Boos) just let loose a new single yesterday entitled “Starfish Kids”. The track has a soft somber touch added to his layered sampled psych pop sound. Check it:
Swedish duo New Timers have a new neo r&b stunner in “Heavy Weather”. I was a bit unsure of the track until that first chorus came in…instantly hooked. The track is from the upcoming EGO EP (out in January via Rec Rec Records).