Love In Athens – ‘Primary Debridement’

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Here’s a really interesting EP from the Philippines, it’s called ‘Anatomical Venus’ by Love In Athens. It’s the work of solo artist Francis Maria, who blurs the line between lo-fi rock, shoegaze and electronica. Where exactly that line is, I’m not sure, and I don’t think Francis is terribly concerned either, because this is no bulls**t music making. For fans of MBV, Squarepusher or Jesu – grab it here. ‘Primary Debridement’ has an off-kilter breakbeat that’s a little unsettling but great, I recommend test driving the rest.

 
Love In Athens – ‘Primary Debridement’

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We Need Secrets Feat. Elliott Frazier – ‘No Kimono’

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We Need Secrets recently posted an epic extended edition of ‘Melancholy And The Archive‘ (check it out here). It’s the work of Canada’s Chad Peck (also of Kestrels and Noyes Records). As you’ll hear, Chad knows how to pen a tune! The (now) 22-track album features a bunch of additional demos and outtakes, including a collaboration with Ringo Deathstarr’s Elliott Frazier on ‘No Kimono’. Elliott also mixed the album, which is streaming in full below.

 
We Need Secrets Feat. Elliott Frazier – ‘No Kimono’

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Solkyri – ‘Yes, I’m Breathing’

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‘Yes, I’m Breathing’ is our first listen to Solkyri‘s second full length ‘Sad Boys Club’, out this week via Bird’s Robe! The Sydney-based four piece have been dishing out apocalyptic instrumentals for almost a decade. The experience shows on their latest, it’s a lashing of reverb-heavy post rock performed with math-rock precision! European fans can catch them on tour through Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Austria and Poland next month.

 
Solkyri – ‘Yes, I’m Breathing’

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Nothing – ‘Something In The Way’ (Nirvana Cover)

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It’s all over the interwebs, but in case you haven’t heard it – here’s Nothing‘s cover of Nirvana’s classic ‘Something In The Way’. And just because I like ruining surprises, there’s no big guitars in this one – just a piano and loads of haunting vibes! It’s officially released on April 18 for ‘Whatever Nevermind: A Tribute To Nirvana’s Nevermind’ (iTunes via Noisey). It coincides nicely with the new Kurt documentary ‘Montage Of Heck’ which is in UK cinemas this week, and North America next month.

 
Nothing – ‘Something In The Way’ (Nirvana Cover)

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La Casa al Mare – ‘I Don’t Want To’ [Premiere]

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Roman shoegaze outfit La Casa al Mare have delivered their debut EP ‘This Astro‘! We’ve been eagerly awaiting a full length since hearing the ‘M / CD Girl’ single last September, so it’s welcome news! Both EPs are incorporated into the release together with the opener ‘I Don’t Want To’, ‘At All’ and the CD exclusive ‘This Astro’. As you’ll hear below, their latest is a hazy slice of brilliance with a head nod to the early 90s. Pick up a download or disc here.

 
La Casa al Mare – ‘I Don’t Want To’ [This Astro EP]

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Death Of The Author – ‘Violet/Purl’

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Take a listen to the ass kicking new double a-side from Death Of The Author! The Portsmouth trio produce a psych/noise pop sound on ‘Violet’ (akin to Ringo Deathstarr or Fever Dream). Where as ‘Purl’ is a melodic slow burner with a white noise ending! You can download them both for free via their website here in exchange for an email address.

 
Death Of The Author – ‘Violet/Purl’

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