Sunday, February 18, 2018

Lustre - The First Snow

Here's some beautiful, atmospheric new black metal from Sweden's Lustre for this dreary Sunday (dreary in Central Texas at least).  "The First Snow" sounds just like its name, cold and chilly, a wintry echo of sound and gray.  Listen below and get it here via Nordvis.


Saturday, February 17, 2018

Brigid Mae Power

Here's some Gothic Americana-tinged, topical folk from Portland by way of Ireland artist Brigid Mae Power.  Her new album "The Two Worlds" is layered in isolated arrangements and acoustic drone.  It's beautiful and powerful.  Listen to "Don't Shut Me Up (Politely)" below and get the record here from Tompkins Square.


Friday, February 16, 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Frank Ocean - Moon River

Frank Ocean dropped a cover of the Henry Mancini classic "Moon River" last night, and it's pretty darn good.  Simple, subdued, and a little stark, and it works wonderfully.  Listen below.


Living Hour covers Françoise Hardy

Evoking or covering Françoise Hardy is one of the fastest ways to my heart.  And so we have Canadian shoegaze band Living Hour and their absolute dream of a cover of Hardy's "Tous Les Garçons Et Les Filles."  Listen below, and be on the lookout for the band's upcoming covers EP, "Lovely, Lonely: A Collection of Covers for Hollow Hearts" due next month.  I'll also now be seeking the band out during SXSW.  Hooray!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

La Luz

La Luz is one of those bands i seem to catch on multiple occasions at SXSW every year that i'm always glad to see.  There's enough surf and girls-in-the-garage vibes to go around, and we're all the better for it.  Anyway, the Seattle band has a new album out in May on Hardly Art.  Listen to "Cicada" below, and pre-order "Floating Features" here.


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Body

Portland duo The Body's 2016 album "No One Deserves Happiness" is still in pretty normal rotation for me two years later, and there's still nothing else out there that sounds like it.  May brings us the band's latest, "I Have Fought Against It, But I Can't Any Longer," which seems to push even further into the sonic territories the band has been laying the groundwork for their entire career.  Elements of electronic, synth-wave, pop, and more seep their way into the thundering, black metal-indebted, experimental soup.  All at once, it's beautiful and terrifying, and i cannot wait for this record to come out.  Listen to "Nothing Stirs" below and pre-order the album here via Thrill Jockey.


Monday, February 12, 2018

Iceage - Catch It

Alright, we've got some new music from Iceage.  It's been a little while since we last heard from these Danish punks, and hopefully "Catch It" is a signifier for a new album on the horizon.  Watch the video below.


Sunday, February 11, 2018

Collector

Well, the 2-year old got me sick.  I'm not on my deathbed or anything, as i'm not sure this is even the flu, but here's some eerie and foreboding electronic drone to soundtrack the virus's journey through my bloodstream anyway.  Collector's "Forced Extraction" EP came out last November on Beat Concern, but is perfect for anytime the end is near.  Listen to "Tip of the Blade" below and get the record here.