Total Slacker – ‘Sometimes You Gotta Die’

TOTAL SLACKER - 'SOMETIMES YOU GOTTA DIE'

Brooklyn rock act Total Slacker have announced their new long player ‘Slip Away’ will be out February 11 through Black Bell Records! The first single ‘Sometimes U Gotta Die’ has huge guitars set against a rhythm that drags you across the floor (metaphorically speaking)! Total Slacker nail the classic ‘quiet, loud, quiet, loud’ formula. Its a brilliant precusor to the album and will fit nicely into their much loved live shows.

 
Total Slacker – ‘Sometimes You Gotta Die’

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Curelight Wounds – ‘Better Off’

CURELIGHT WOUNDS - 'BETTER OFF'

Brooklyn noise rockers Curelight Wounds mix post punk with shoegaze sounds on their latest EP ‘4’ (free download). Expect noise, whammy bars, and cutting, distorted vocals! Curelight Wounds have new tunes coming next month plus a split release planned with Kent State. For fans of Maria False, APTBS and Ceremony.

 
Curelight Wounds – ‘Better Off’

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Frankie Rose – ‘Sorrow’

FRANKIE ROSE - 'SORROW'

Frankie Rose has joined the Fat Possum roster and announced that her new album ‘Herein Wild’ will be released on September 24 (US) and October 8 (UK/Europe). The singer has a colourful history as part of acts including Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls, and the Vivian Girls. ‘Herein Wild’ follows Frankie’s highly praised second LP ‘Interstellar’, released last February.

 
Frankie Rose – ‘Sorrow’

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suā – ‘Twins’

SUA - 'TWINS'

Brooklyn-based shogaze/dream pop band suā (pronounced Sway) have delivered an exciting EP called ‘Twins’ (download). Vocalist Suki Kwan lays lush melodies over crunching guitars and solid production. The five piece formed in 2008 and the experience shows, it’s a well rounded release and a prelude to a full length (expected later in the year). For fans of Asobi Seksu, Tamaryn, Fleeting Joys or Elika.

 
suā – ‘Twins’

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Writer – ‘IE’

WRITER - 'IE'

Big guitars, bold but simple melody – put simply, ‘IE’ is a winner! This creation comes from Brooklyn-based brothers James and Andy Ralph aka Writer. The duo will follow up last year’s debut LP ‘Brotherface’ with ‘I Make Neon’, a two track release including ‘IE’. Pick up the digital version on August 6 (vinyl from August 31) via newly formed imprint Nineteen98 (they’re also readying Tape Deck Mountain’s new album for later in the year).

 
Writer – ‘IE’

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Heaven’s Gate – ‘Drone’

HEAVEN'S GATE - 'DRONE'

90s rocker ‘Drone’ is the new single from Brooklyn’s Heaven’s Gate (stereogum premiere). Dare I say it’s a “grunge” song… wow, I need a lie down! *grin* In truth, it’s a wonderful romp through the dark where all the fuzzy edges happily spill over the side (figuratively speaking). Pick it up on the quintet’s forthcoming debut album ‘Transmuting’ (out September 24 via Inflated). So far it’s sounding great but I’m not sure about that album art – did a Commodore 64 vomit on it? Pa-ching! If you’re hungry for more, check out Heaven’s Gate’s ‘High Riser’ EP here. Bring on September!

 
Heaven’s Gate – ‘Drone’

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