Joensuu 1685 – ‘Joensuu 1685’

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Joensuu 1685 (pronounced Yo-Anne-Sioux Sixteen-Eighty-Five) have been spinning in my house over the past few weeks. You may remember their 2008 self-titled debut; an elaborate mix of noise rock, psych and experimental feedback. The band is three Finnish twenty somethings; Mikko Joensuu, Markus Joensuu and Risto Joensuu. Together they teamed up with Medicine’s Brad Laner to release a 10 inch split but are currently on hiatus. Hit up BB Island for the vinyl.

 
Joensuu 1685 – ‘Joensuu 1685’

Visit Joensuu 1685 @ BB Island @ Facebook.

Jaguwar – ‘Iwo Jima Island’

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On April 1 Prospect Records will deliver the second offering from Jaguwar, aptly titled ‘II’! The German shoegaze outfit has posted the first public song ‘Iwo Jima Island’, a raucous noise rocker that borders industrial. The Dresden-based trio doesn’t pull any punches!

 
Jaguwar – ‘Iwo Jima Island’

Visit Jaguwar @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Cloak – ‘Understand’ [Premiere]

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It’s a pleasure to present ‘Understand’, the first official single from Cloak! The New Yorkers blend the mania of noise rock with a razor sharp, industrial sound and shoegaze textures. The concoction makes for a dense, immediate, hard hitting anthem. The four piece features guitarist Adam De Rosa, percussionist Brian Mulvaney, synth wiz (and novelist) Oliver Edsforth, together with sonic mastermind Sam Tyndall. Not to forget collaborators Shannon Funchess (of Light Asylum) and Dave Ogilvie (Skinny Puppy / Nine Inch Nails). The noisemakers first formed in 2014 before posting an ear melting demo of a song called ‘Pushed’. There’s no firm plans for an EP/LP as yet, but stay tuned! Brooklyn locals can catch Cloak live on August 16 at Palisades (details here).

 
Cloak – ‘Understand’ [Premiere]

Visit Cloak @ Soundcloud @ Instagram @ Facebook.

Static Daydream – ‘Until You’re Mine’

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On August 28 Static Daydream serve up their debut, self-titled album via Moon Sounds Records / Saint Marie Records (pre-order). Take a listen to the album cut ‘Until You’re Mine’, a dense squall of noise rockin’ chaos! For the uninitiated, Static Daydream is the work of Paul Baker (formerly of Skywave / Ceremony) together with his partner Jamie Casey, and collaborator Jake Reid (of Screen Vinyl Image).

 
Static Daydream – ‘Until You’re Mine’

Visit Static Daydream @ Saint Marie Records @ Facebook.

‘Got That Feeling, A Tribute To Skywave’

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Noise rock legends Skywave have been given a fitting tribute by The Blog That Celebrates Itself. The influential trio have been honoured with a collection of covers by the likes of The Vera Violets, Screen Vinyl Image and Stellarscope. Original members also feature on the record via their current bands; Paul Baker (Static Daydream), Oliver Ackermann (A Place To Bury Strangers) and John Fedowitz (Ceremony). Speaking of, Static Daydream have announced a debut LP, (out this August via Saint Marie / Moon Sounds)! Lovely work by Brazil’s Renato Malizia for conceiving the compilation, available for download now.

 
Various Artists – ‘Got That Feeling, A Tribute To Skywave’ [Stream]

Visit Skywave @ TBTCI @ Facebook.