Hailing from Cologne, Germany, Xul Zolar return with the 7inch single ‘Hex‘ – available from May 31. The trio (Ronald Röttel, Marin Geier and Tim Gorinski) give their electronic infused math rock a dark and 80s twist this time round. Xul Zolar – ‘Hex’ Visit Xul Zolar online @ Soundcloud @ Facebook.
Sadly we won’t get our hands on I’lls new EP ‘A Warm Reception’ until next month (originally set for May 21) but while we wait til next month’s release date Yes Please has coughed up single number two called ‘Speak Low’ (free download)! Its a subdued ambient pop piece with all the class you’d expect from [...]
Badlands recently posted their debut single ‘Sleeping Beauty’ but little more is known about the duo. Right or wrong, the dream poppers have been compared to Mazzy Star and Widowspeak. Needless to say its a very strong introduction. More please. Badlands – ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Visit Badlands @ www.badlandsrecord.com @ Soundcloud.
Nawww… ‘Do.Make’ is awfully cute. A nice change from the general lack of light posted on SBWR! It comes from Great Earthquake, the solo project of Melbourne-based artist Noah Symons. His latest album ‘Mind Maps’ was released last month through Lost & Lonesome. Plus… Promised Miracles, an artist collective of top Aussie talent – has [...]
The blogosphere is awash with Jesse Ruins this week, The Japanese electronic/dream pop trio have posted their new single ‘Laura Is Fading’. Pick it up on their debut LP ‘A Film’ out May 21 through Lefse Records. Jesse Ruins – ‘Laura Is Fading’ Visit Jesse Ruins @ Tumblr @ Lefse @ Facebook.
Philly dream poppers Lockets are back with the new single ‘Surrender’ – pick it up on 7inch from Beautiful Strange (preorders coming in a few weeks). This time round the duo are sounding unashamedly 80s with giant snare hits, muted guitar lines and synth pads throughout. No doubt this cleaned up sound will appeal to [...]
British musician Alex Shields is the man behind the curtain of bedroom pop project A Grave With No Name. He’s teamed up with Linda Jarvis of Echo Lake and Akiko Matsuura of Comanechi to help record his new album ‘Whirlpool’ – available from Stare Records on July 1. ‘Aurora’ is our first listen, it features [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]