Hope everyone had a super Record Store Day… sadly this RSD release passed me by whilst crate digging. Producer Jorge Elbrecht (of Violens) collaborated with Tamaryn for a cover of Turning Shrines 1985 tune ‘1/4 Circle Black’ – reissued on vinyl by Mexican Summer!
Jorge Elbrecht Feat. Tamaryn – ’1/4 Circle Black’
Visit Jorge Elbrecht @ Violens / Tamaryn / Mexican Summer.
Just in case you forgot – it’s Record Store Day this weekend – April 20! A great excuse to support your local record store. All of the exclusive releases are listed here including special stuff from A Place To Bury Strangers, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Built To Spill, Fauns, Robyn Hitchcock, Elliott Smith and Tame Impala. Visit the Record Store Day website (global/Oz) for more info.
P.S. Sydneysiders - Glebe Record Fair is on today.
Time to get broke!
Noise rock mayhem from New York’s Sightings! The trio delivered their eighth record ‘Terribly Well’ via Dais Records this month. Come prepared for angular rhythms and crushing guitars, with noise verging on industrial. As Dais puts it, “An accessible album for the unacceptable… their finest to date.” There’s a vinyl pressing of 500 on offer here – for fans of Einstürzende Neubauten, Ruins and Swans.
Sightings – ‘Bundled’
Visit Sightings @ Dais Records @ Blogspot @ Facebook.
Bouncy dream pop from Best Friend, this follows the release of their self-titled album last October. The four piece (including brothers Peter and David McCarville) hail from Tennessee and are aiming to release a new record through Go Forth Records later this year. Grab a free download of ‘Sure’ here.
Best Friend – ‘Sure’
Future (recently featured in our French Underground mixtape) released their debut EP ‘Abyss‘ this week with the opener ‘Skylights’. If you’re into dark and stormy post punk or coldwave - check it out!
Future – ‘Skylights’
I think Divehoney have already embodied their tongue-in-cheek tag line – “Making epic songs of noise is hard, but we’re gonna die trying”! The Swedish shoegazers manage to say a lot without the need for too many layers. Thumbs up!
Divehoney – ‘Blow’
Visit Divehoney @ Soundcloud @ Facebook.
Wintercoats new EP ‘Heartful’ is out tomrrow via Yes Please! The work of Melbourne’s James Wallace amounts to an amazing sea of melody and delicate vocals on mass. The complexity and depth of what Wallace achieves with his vocals is key to Wintercoats, its so strong it could almost just be acapellas. Infact, I’d like to hear that. Take a listen to the closing track below, a reprise/remix of ‘Burial’.
Wintercoats – ‘Heartful (Burial Reprise)’
Visit Wintercoats @ Bandcamp @ Yes Please Records @ Facebook.
Johannesburg’s Givan Lötz has all his ducks in a row, with three albums ready for release in his ‘Snarl’ series. The work was conceived over the past three years and is being previewed sporadically via Soundcloud. Already getting loads of love, the tunes are largely sparse, dark and desolate. Relying on commanding vocals with minimal instruments and a slow, funeral march pace. Quietly haunting and compelling all at once.
Givan Lötz – ‘Roses’
Visit Givan Lötz online @ Soundcloud @ Facebook.
At just 17 years of age, Bradley Coy has produced an impressive EP under the moniker Pink Elephants. The San Diego-based artist isn’t afraid to get a little crazy with ultra compressed drum samples, bold sounds and lots of panning about the mix. ‘The Flying Bandstand‘ pitches vintage synths over thick vocal harmonies with great effect.
Pink Elephants – ‘The Flying Bandstand’