A handful of big tracks have been released in the last fews days from forthcoming albums. The new record from Sigur Rós ‘Kveikur’ is sounding very strong, following ‘Brennistein’ we have their latest tune called ‘Ísjaki’ (I don’t even try to pronounce these things anymore!) Pure X will unveil ‘Crawling Up The Stairs’ on May 15 through Acéphale featuring the newly released third single ‘Thousand Year Old Child’. Finally, BBC Radio 6 premiered the new album cut ‘No Face’ from Savages debut LP ‘Silence Yourself’ (out May 6 UK / May 7 US via Matador). Check ‘em all out below…
Sigur Rós – ‘Isjaki’
Pure X – ‘Thousand Year Old Child’
Savages – ‘No Face’
A warm, reverb swimming new single from Baywaves. Their debut release ‘To The North’ and the b-side ‘Figures’ are streaming now on Soundcloud. Don’t know much more about these guys but they’re off to a good start!
Baywaves – ‘To The North’
Visit Baywaves @ Facebook @ Soundcloud.
Jetman Jet Team’s debut album ‘We Will Live The Space Age’ is out now via Saint Marie Records. I’ve had to try very hard not to make any bad jokes about jet streams or… cooling your jets, I failed. Moving on – The Seattle four piece arose in 2011 following the demise of former band The Pop Eccentric. ‘Cosmic Age’ is an aural assault of melodic noise with a harmonic twist at the end!
Jetman Jet Team – ‘Cosmic Age’
Visit Jetman Jet Team @ Bandcamp @ Saint Marie Records @ Facebook.
Landing returned from a six yeah hiatus last year to release their self-titled LP and, (more recently) the 12inch mini album ‘Wave Lair’ through These Are Not Records. Since then Landing have kept busy touring with Mountains, A Place To Bury Strangers and Port-royal among others. The Connecticut-based band formed in 1998 before becoming known for their own brand of space rock, shoegaze and ambient sounds. Take a listen to a dreamy cut from the ‘Wave Lair’ EP below.
Landing – ‘Resonance’
Visit Landing online @ Bandcamp @ These Are Not Records @ Facebook.
Treat yourself to the epic new single ‘Haunted Summer‘ from Venera 4! The nine minute journey leads up to the release of the French shoegaze band’s second EP. Our last offering from Venera 4 was their single ‘Sun‘, released last December.
Venera 4 – ‘Haunted Summer’
Visit Venera 4 @ Soundcloud @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.
Twelve piece Aussie rock incoming! Yup, twelve. Spawning from DZ Deathrays (Shane Parsons and Simon Ridley) comes the new mega group Velociraptor! The Brisbane band will have a three track EP out on May 20 through Heart Throb Records. Our first listen is the fun garage rocker ‘Walk On By’.
Velociraptor – ‘Walk On By’
Rockers Splashh return with a new single called ‘All I Wanna Do’ from their forthcoming LP ‘Comfort’ out June 3 via Luvluvluv (insound pre-order). Pick up the single on 7inch from May 27.
Splashh – ‘All I Wanna Do’
Boston psych/shoegazers 28 Degrees Taurus posted their fourth record ‘Mirrors & Gates’ this week after a release show on the weekend. The duo (Jinsen Liu and Karina Dacosta) have been at it for the better part of a decade, working with more drummers than Spinal Tap! It’s a raw and uninhibited record that mixes it up with each track. Take a listen to the lead single ‘Vast Majestic’ below or steam the album here. Side note, Karina’s vocals remind me of Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth) – just me?
28 Degrees Taurus – ‘Vast Majestic’
Earlier this month Iamsound released Io Echo’s debut album ‘Ministry Of Love’, earning a spot on Pitchfork’s Advance list. The record has received moderate reviews, sitting somewhere beyond rock, electronic and industrial with some Asian influences thrown in. The L.A. duo (Ioanna Gika and Leopold Ross) stepped out this week, releasing an interactive video for the title track via Noisey. It’ll have you spinning, clicking and dragging your way through it before long – here.
Io Echo – ‘Ministry Of Love’
Jack Tatum’s Wild Nothing will release their new seven track EP ‘Empty Estate’ via Captured Tracks on May 14. Their dreamy past is becoming increasingly distant, the single ‘A Dancing Shell’ takes its cues from 80s pop and so does the video that accompanies it. Gotta admit, I miss the ‘Gemini’ days.
Wild Nothing – ‘A Dancing Shell’