Hidden Volume Records is at it again with their latest rock ‘n’ roll 7″ – this time from Montreal duo Birds of Paradise.
As usual this is another solid Hidden Volume release that belongs in your collection. What are you waiting for? Go get yourself a copy from their Bandcamp page now, before they are all gone.
Thanks Scott for sending the vinyl my way!
Kansas City’s 5-piece indie pop band Rachel Mallin & The The Wild Type are just what you need to get yourself out of the early stages of “winter funk”. Check out toe tapper “Dropout” (below) for a taste. Their new EP
Degenerate Matters is 4 tracks of hook-driven gold which can and should be snagged from their website. Enjoy.
Rachel Mallin & The Wild Type – Dropout from Degenerate Matters (2016)
Mora Tuga is the imaginary world that RUMTUM (sometimes known as John Hastings) created through drawings as a kid. A graphic novel that he wasn’t able to finish as a kid has now been completed through his new LP of the same name. Like RUMTUM’s drawings and illustrations, his music is created very much in the same way, as layers upon layers of guitars, percussion, synths and more play and bounce off of each other with precise intent.
Mora Tuga is clearly a labor of love. I highly recommend getting lost in it. Give “Hemispheres” (below) a spin – it’s a perfect peek into the world that RUMTUM has created.
Mora Tuga is available now on vinyl through the fabulous Wax Thématique Records – you’d be a fool not to get a copy of this on vinyl. If vinyl is not your thing you can get it digitally from RUMTUM’s Bandcamp page. Please enjoy.
RUMTUM – Hemispheres from Mora Tuga (2016)
Tape Waves are a two-piece, dream-pop band out of South Carolina. Their addictive brand of warm, hazy, pop songs are perfect to lift your spirits on these cold, rainy, gray (at least where I live) days of fall.
Their solid new LP, Here To Fade, is out now through Bleeding Gold Records. For a taste give “So Fast” (below) a spin. Enjoy.
Tape Waves – So Fast from Here To Fade (2016)
Greta Morgan’s smokey, powerful voice is as cool as ever as it shines over the top of the lush, psych-pop grooves on her newest Springtime Carnivore LP, Midnight Room. The exuberant single, ‘Raised By Wolves” (below) is an addictive taste of how cool Midnight Room is. Definitely no sophomore slump here.
Midnight Room drops October 7 via Autumn Tone Records. It belongs on everyone’s must own list. Enjoy.
Springtime Carnivore – Raised By Wolves from Midnight Room (2016)
15 tracks of anti-fall/winter goodness. Enjoy.
1. Four Tet – And Then Patterns
2. Odd Nosdam – Ethereal Slap
3. Monster Rally – Pelicans
4. Dr. Octagon – 3000
5. Cornelius – Drop
6. Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan – Pay To Cum (Bad Brains Cover)
7. Redspencer – Fuss
8. Lake Kwan Do – Horn (Maybe)
9. The Hot Puppies – The Word On The Street
10. birdbird – Pet Boyfriend
11. The Persian Leaps – See Me Unaware
12. Good Boy – Poverty Line
13. Hot Vodka – Prisoner of Paradise
14. Bishops – Hookup
15. Swamps – Hate Hate Hate
Scotland’s Teenage Fanclub shouldn’t need any introduction, they’ve been putting out the power-pop hits since 1990′s A Catholic Education. Fast forward twenty-six years later (6 years since their last release) and they are still kicking out the jams and sounding as fresh as ever on their new LP Here.
Give album opener, “I’m In Love” (below) a spin, it’s a warm, shimmery, power-pop gem perfect for extending the summer vibes into September.
Here is out on September 9 via Merge Records. It’s a good one. Enjoy.
Teenage Fanclub – I’m In Love from Here (2016)
New York trio, birdbird, blasts some heavy, noisy, ear drum melting, lo-fi, punk rock on “Corporation Setup” (below) from their debut EP, Corporation Setup. They describe their sound “…sounds exactly like a fire at your niece’s birthday party.” Pretty spot on. You need to give this a spin.
Corporation Setup is available now from birdbird’s Bandcamp page. Enjoy.
birdbird – Corporation Setup from Corporation Setup (2016)
It’s a bit early to name Conveyor’s new release, Ready Not Ready, album of the year for 2016, but it’s jangly guitars, over groove-driven bass lines, mixed with some well-placed horns and strings, all wrapped up nicely with some tight as hell drum kit work, has set the bar possibly too high to surpass. Give one of the many standout tracks, “Caul”, a spin below. It’s a great sample of the album’s geniusness.