In case you missed it, here’s another cut ‘Call It Home’ from Tennis System‘s latest EP ‘Part Time Punks Session’ (out now via Papercup Music). It’s the work of Matty Taylor, an L.A-based artist who knows how to throw a tune together. The ‘Part Time Punks Session’ EP is a favourite from late last year, full of energetic melodic hooks that will wake you up faster than a cup o’ joe!
Tennis System – ‘Call It Home’
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Aussie newcomer VHS Dream delivers his debut EP ‘Wonderfully Hopeless‘ featuring the apocalyptic track ‘Daysleeping’. The Melbourne-based artist is likely to connect with listeners who are up to the challenge of experimental noise, drone and left field shoegaze. ‘Daysleeping’ is a highly textured beast that sounds like two songs scratched together, not that there’s anything wrong with that! Deerhunter fans will recognize the moniker as a song from the band’s 2008 album ‘Weird Era Cont.’ Stream or download ‘Wonderfully Hopeless’ at Bandcamp.
VHS Dream – ‘Daysleeping’
The amount of incredible music we’ve already heard in 2014 is staggering, it’s going to be a landmark year if it stays at this pace! Case in point, the new single ‘Gone Past‘ from Chicago’s Lore City. The duo will launch their atmospheric new full length ‘Kill Your Dreams‘ on May 1 (via Already Dead Tapes / 1980 Records).
Lore City – ‘Gone Past’
SBWR rarely delves into the realms of metal but when it’s this good, exceptions must be made! Hawkmoth‘s latest album ‘Calamitas‘ was released today (CD/Digital) featuring a collection of instrumental stoner/sludge rock meets post-metal chaos! It’s been almost four years in the making and follows their 2011 debut LP. The Sydney-based four piece have enlisted drummer Jason Canelas for the recording which has added a new layer of complicity and depth. ‘Calamitas’ was tracked at 301 Studios (the same space used for Springsteen’s latest) with mastering from Alan Douches (Dillinger Escape Plan, Japandroids, Odonis Odonis). So yes, it’s one of the better sounding post-metal albums you’re likely to hear. Album cut ‘Hitler’s Dogs’ is the shortest song on the record but it still drops waves of doom on your head! Fans of the genre will want to take the time out for this one – stream/download the rest here.
Hawkmoth – ‘Hitler’s Dogs’
Anto Dust‘s spacey new single ‘1955‘ is one the best dream pop singles I’ve heard this year. Apart from the drenching of reverb, it’s a subtle song but with a far reaching melody. Plus there’s enough pop appeal to attract a wider audience than most of their peers manage. The British-based band became a fully formed quintet less than twelve months ago but already show signs of being something really special. No word on an official release as yet.
Anto Dust – ’1955′
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Noisy post punk fans take note! Contrast posted their latest tune ‘Pipe Dreams’ this week (via Who The Hell), taken from their forthcoming EP, due April 4. It follows the single ‘Dull‘ from mid last year and is a promising sign of the EP to come. The Melbourne-based rockers are launching the EP at the John Curtin Hotel on March 7 (see dates).
Contrast – ‘Pipe Dreams’
Sad news from Swedish trio Edweena who recently announced the passing of band member Magnus Thelin. The final recordings of Edweena have been posted on Soundcloud (taken from the ‘Solar Days And Lunar Nights‘ recording sessions). The combined vocal harmonies of Magnus and Johannes is what made Edweena so unique, it was almost like Simon and Garfunkel fronting a noise rock band. Amazing talent, thoughts go out to friends and family of Magnus.
Edweena – ‘Lunar Nights’
It’s been a big week for Philly’s Nothing after the foursome premiered their latest track ‘Endlessly’ at Rolling Stone and stopped by Noisey for an interview in which Slowdive’s Neil Halstead was called a “f**king c**nt“. Ouch. I thought shoegazers were meant to be the shy, retiring types… afraid to leave the house? Apparently this is a new generation! Pretty hilarious that the resulting Twitter war made the gossip sheets, move over Kanye. Anyway, if anyone’s keen for a twitter war, I’m up for it (@betterreverb). Get your insults and PR teams ready. But beware, I know three swears and I’m not afraid to asterisk them!
Nothing – ‘Endlessly’
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Still Corners and Hush Arbors guitarist Leon Dufficy returns with his solo project Winter Drones and the new single ‘Towns Alight‘ (as premiered @ Line Of Best Fit). The London-based artist delivered the Winter Drones debut LP ‘Blood In The Coffin‘ in 2011 and has re-assembled the same pair of musicians (Alannah Ashworth and Luke Jarvis) to record a follow up. Once again Dufficy indulges his love for fuzzy, shoegaze and psych inspired pop. ‘Heavy Eyes’ will be available from April 14 through Marshall Teller Records.
Winter Drones – ‘Towns Alight’
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This song is really, really, pretty. I could muster a more flowery description of Woman’s Hour than that, but once you hit play on ‘I Need You’ it’ll stop you like a stun gun. The British quartet unveiled it via The Fader this week, it’s the b-side to ‘Her Ghost‘ and is available now through Secretly Canadian (digital/vinyl).
Woman’s Hour – ‘I Need You’