Makthaverskan – ‘Ill’

Run For Cover / Luxury Records delivered Makthaverskan‘s third long player ‘Ill‘ this October. The Swedish four-piece mix post punk and dream pop with stunning results. The Gothenburg natives sound absolutely brilliant on ‘In My Dreams’, it’s an instant classic. Makthaverskan contrast aggression and anguish with beautiful melodies and catchy hooks. It’s an easy record to fall for. Maja Milner’s vocals steal the spotlight, and sound like they’re from another era. Producer Hans Olsson Brookes spent three years crafting the album with the band. ‘Ill’ benefits from his focused approach, its cohesive and without filler. A 2017 must-listen, love it.

Makthaverskan – ‘Ill’ [Stream]

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Pity Sex – ‘Pin A Star’

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Pity Sex release their new record ‘White Hot Moon’ via Run For Cover this week (April 29)! Today the Ann Arbor quartet premiered a full album stream with commentary over at Bandcamp. There’s plenty of twee rockers and catchy noise pop on this album. ‘Pin A Star’ is a little taste…

Pity Sex – ‘Pin A Star’

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Pity Sex – ‘Burden You’

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Pity Sex are following up ‘What Might Soothe You?’ with ‘Burden You’ (as premiered by Nylon Mag). The Ann Arbor quartet have announced that their fresh full length ‘White Hot Moon’ will be in your hands on April 29 via Run For Cover Records (home to Cloakroom, Weskust and more). As the presser states, Pity Sex are aiming to top their 2013 debut ‘Feast Of Love’ with “something bigger, stronger, and altogether more monumental, looking to wide-screen albums by Yo La Tengo and Sonic Youth for inspiration.”

 
Pity Sex – ‘Burden You’

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Westkust – ‘Easy’

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Westkust have delivered their new LP ‘Last Forever’ featuring the stand out lead track ‘Swirl’ and the equally loveable ‘Weekends’, ‘Easy’ and ‘Jonna’. The Swedish band produce twee noise poppers at a relentless pace with catchy boy/girl vocals. The digital is up for grabs now, with vinyl pressings from Sweden’s Luxury, and now from Run For Cover Records (USA). ‘Last Forever’ is easy to fall for – find out for yourself (full stream below)…

 
Westkust – ‘Easy’ [‘Last Forever’ LP Stream]

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Westkust – ‘Swirl’ / ‘Weekends’

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Swedish noise poppers Westkust have posted two tracks (‘Swirl’ and ‘Weekends’) from their forthcoming debut album ‘Last Forever’. The Gotheburg quintet have honed their punk meets shoegaze sound since forming in 2010, so far with a 7inch and EP under their belt. Stereogum recently premiered ‘Swirl’, also giving the thumbs up to Makthaverskan (a post punk band that features two members of Westkust). Needless to say, with explosive tunes like this I’m sure the first Swedish vinyl pressing will disappear fast! ‘Last Forever’ will be released via Swedish label Luxury on April 22, Run For Cover Records will distribute it to the USA later in the year (more @ Bandcamp).

 
Westkust – ‘Swirl’ / ‘Weekends’

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Cloakroom – ‘Further Out’

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There’s a bunch of new releases to check out this week, Pinkyshinyultrablast’s ‘Everything Else Matters’ (streaming here), Wildhoney’s ‘Sleep Through It‘ AND Cloakroom‘s ‘Further Out’. It’s the Indiana trio’s debut album proper, so far we’ve heard ‘Starchild Skull‘ and ‘Dream Warden‘, now it’s time to stream, purchase or pillage straight from Bandcamp (courtesy of Run For Cover Records)! The album is no nonsense rock n’ roll, a live sounding analogue recording that captures Cloakroom’s bold and ballsy tunes. The bummed out vocals are a perfect match for the blown out, detuned guitars. Stream the rest below…

 
Cloakroom – ‘Lossed Over’ [‘Further Out’ LP Stream]

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