Sunday, June 17, 2018

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day!

New Parents

New Parents is the project of former Sore Eros (hey, i remember them) member Adam Langellotti.  The artist does a kind of lo-fi bedroom take on psych-tinged folk rock.  Listen to "Well" below and get the "Transient Response" album here.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

The Babe Rainbow

Here's some sunshiny psych pop from Australia's The Babe Rainbow.  New album "Double Rainbow" is out next month on Flightless.  In the meantime, watch the wonderfully childlike video from "Supermoon" below.

Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread

Maryland's Michael Nau makes a kind of country, folk, and psych indebted Americana, dusty old pop songs that sound like love letters to a bygone era of sound.  His latest album with The Mighty Thread, August's titled "Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread" begins with "Less Than Positive," a little bit of wall-of-sound pop folk that's got Lee Hazlewood's influence all over it.  Listen below, and pre-order the record here from the artist.

Colin Stetson - Hereditary OST

Easily one of the most amazing artists i've been lucky enough to see perform in the last decade is the extraordinary saxophonist Colin Stetson.  Mostly known for his work with indie rock groups like Arcade Fire and Bon Iver, the artist really hits his peaks when he goes at it solo, creating all manner of haunting an exhilarating sound with his sax.  And recently, he was tapped to score the new horror film "Hereditary," which if my fellow horror hound friends are to be believed, is something quite terrifying.  Stetson's music is the perfect atmospheric match to keep the chill in your spine and goosebumps on your flesh.  Listen to "Funeral" below and get the album from Milan Records.


Noisy Philly band Empath are set to release a new 7" next month via Get Better Records.  "Environments" was conceived as a short project combining elements of warbly pop with natural field recordings and a whole lot of fuzz, with Side-A representing wind and Side-B representing water.  Watch the video for "Polyfoam" (the wind side) below and pre-order the record here.

Laurel Halo

Laurel Halo has been making odd and unique electronic music for a number of years now, and next month sees the release of her latest, "Raw Silk Uncut Wood," a collection of instrumental songs incorporate cello into slow and meditative sound explorations.  Listen to the title track below and get the record from Latency.

Father Murphy

Back in April, experimental Italian duo Father Murphy released their latest (and possibly last?) album "Rising: Requiem for Father Murphy," a thick and heady collection of dark folk and psychedelia.  The album plays off like some kind of contagious religious hysteria, all speaking in tongues and gyrations from the rafters.  Solemn psych dirges play alongside and within ominous field recordings and ritualistic pagan harmonies all with the fervor of worshipers in a centuries old cathedral.  Eat the body.  Drink the blood.  And listen to "Gradual" below.  Then get the record here via Ramp Local (if you're in the US) or here via Avant! (for everywhere else).

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Echo Beds

Denver's Echo Beds make noisy and abrasive industrial music to tear the world down to.  New album "Buried Language" is out in August on The Flenser.  Listen to "Still Body" below and pre-order the record here.