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    by » Thu January 28th, 2016, 20:08

    Quote Originally Posted by heppolo
    Joy Formidable - The Last Thing On My Mind
    Joy Formidable are slightly descending (or moving to mainstream, it's the same ), imo. Still sounds good.

    January 28

    Sci Fi Steven of Scottish indie/electro trio bis, released the latest EP from his oddball electro punk side project Batteries. “Wah! Kinder” is a semi-autobiographical tale of trying to stay in touch from the peripheries and the fear of being replaced and rendered obsolete. (Overblown)
    Batteries - Wah! Kinder

    Across two studio albums Left With Pictures have stamped out a deeply individual template. New album 'Afterlife' arrives on April 29th, with Richard Formby acting as producer. The band are premiering new cut 'Terra Firma', and it's a real gem. Amid squalls of plaintive electronics and church-like harmonies the song progresses at its own languid pace, a contemplative, atmospheric piece of work. (Clash Magazine)
    Left With Pictures - Terra Firma

    “Nostalgia” is the first word spoken on “All Washed Up”, an apt choice considering Some Gifts’ penchant for quality nostalgic sounds cultivated from some older alt-rock inspirations, including Superchunk, Archers of Loaf, Pixies, and Nirvana. These are oft-mentioned influences for many bands today, though the LA-based Some Gifts are certainly stronger at reproducing the period than most. (Obscure Sound)
    Some Gifts - All Washed Up

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    by » Fri January 29th, 2016, 15:30

    January 26
    LUH - I&I
    B Boys - Get A Grip
    January 27
    ANOTHER GREAT DAY
    All 6
    January 28
    Some Gifts - All Washed Up

    ps. fast run through, sorry, no additional comments

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    by » Fri January 29th, 2016, 23:47

    Quote Originally Posted by navi
    fast run through
    It seems that you are very busy these days.

    January 29

    Brooklyn's gothy-leaning Bootblacks are set to release their debut album, titled Veins, which will be out March 11. Mixing synths, drum machines, echoey guitars and impassioned singing, the band are direct sonic descendants of Xymox and Front Line Assembly. "Sub-Rosa" is the album's first single. (BrooklynVegan)
    Bootblacks - 8 Sub Rosa

    Cherubs are back with the Fist in the Air EP, out February 26th via Brutal Panda Records. “Red Carpet Blues” serves as a teaser track, and it’s one hell of primal jam. Its sinister vocal melody is wrapped around a driving beat, recalling Nick Cave’s Grinderman project and Era Vulgaris-era Queens of the Stone Age with its guttural rock ‘n roll punch. (Consequence Of Sound)
    Cherubs - Red Carpet Blues

    If you’re from Mirror Travel’s town, a.k.a. Nowheresville, Texas, there’s not much else to do. That’s the gist of “Yesca,” the lead single from their forthcoming sophomore album, Cruise Deals, due March 11. Over a swirling windstorm of post-punk/shoegaze haze, lead singer Lauren Green urges, “Stay, go / Stay, go / Stay, go,” as if to say that it doesn’t matter which option you choose — it’ll all end up the same anyway. (SPIN)
    Mirror Travel - Yesca

    The song bounces along on a wave of distorted guitar melodies that lend an almost whimsical counterpoint to the lyrics, which drip with cynicism but still register as a good time. (Consequence Of Sound)
    Neighbors - Secret

    New Cowboy Builders are a Bristol based band originally from South Wales that have put out a couple of EPs in the last few years independently, and have an album coming out soon on Bath’s Killing Moon Records. The first track released from it is the intriguingly titled Top Jokes Only A Receptionist Would Get, which is a satisfyingly brutal slab of noisy, confrontational punk rock. (Mad Mackerel)
    New Cowboy Builders - Top Jokes Only A Receptionist Would Get

    “Anatomic” is the title track from Santa Monica-based Opus Orange. You can expect a healthy dosage of head-nodding goodness from today’s premiere, provided by the combination of driving percussion and a big, buzzing bassline. Accompanying those are some reverberating synths, frenetic guitar riffs, and delightfully distressed vocals which all come together in an extremely memorable experience. (Music Ninja)
    Opus Orange - Anatomic

    Danish narco-rock duo the Raveonettes released a surprise album called Pe’ahi last year, and they’re also planning on giving us an album’s worth of songs this year. But rather than release the LP all at once, the duo are instead planning on dropping a new song every month in what they’re calling the Rave-Sound-Of-The-Month series. The first song in the series is a glistening, humming synthpop jam called “This World Is Empty Without You.” (Stereogum)
    Raveonettes - This World is Empty (Without You)

    'Late Nights & Lazy Afternoons', is the new album released January 29 by Spring Vibes Arkestra. The Norwegian Oslo-based trio start off with "Summer Heat' with some psych vibes not too dissimilar from an early TOY. From here the record delves into some interesting experimental areas, using a diverse array of instrumentation from the usual guitars and bass to bongos, djembe, bulbul tarang (an Indian string instrument). The result is ten tracks that are subtle, shimmering and unusual as they traverse across neo-psych, retro jazz/ soul terrain. (Little Indie Blogs)
    Spring Vibes Arkestra - Summer Heat
    Spring Vibes Arkestra - Polo Shirts Meet Polka Dot Skirts

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    by » Sat January 30th, 2016, 07:34

    Quote Originally Posted by Undercover
    Both songs are amazing!!!
    I'm looking for "TOP POPS/MUSIC NOW" and "MERSEYBEAT / MUSIC ECHO" Charts to complete my 60's singles charts collection.

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    by » Sat January 30th, 2016, 10:05

    I'd choose Mirror Travel and The Raveonettes obviously
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    by » Sat January 30th, 2016, 10:58

    Quote Originally Posted by heppolo
    I'd choose Mirror Travel and The Raveonettes obviously
    Mirror travel definitely, the Raveonettes not so (too soft and too pop)
    +
    Cherubs - Red Carpet Blues
    Neighbors - Secret

    Post by JoshuaOa » Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:52 am
    Hello. And Bye.
    You've got your own troll

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    by » Sat January 30th, 2016, 21:56

    Quote Originally Posted by navi
    You've got your own troll
    Quite surprised that this troll is not banned yet.

    January 30

    "Real Life" begins as a sultry tune hinged, as ever, on Ella Girardot's plush tones, before soaring forth in the chorus—uplifting and beautifully vibrant—with a few New Order vibes in the guitar line at the three minute mark. Combined with those house-y piano stabs the effect is quite divine. (Noisey)
    Arthur Beatrice - Real Life

    Swedish Eskobar are the indie pop heroes in their home country. With a neat line in melody, the group are adored by a cult fandom that stretches across Scandinavia. Their new single 'To The Rescue' arrives on March 18th. A crisp return, the glistening chorus is allied to a sense of euphoric melancholy in the verse. (Clash Magazine)
    Eskobar - To The Rescue

    British indie pop trio Flowers have released a couple solid tracks from their upcoming full-length Everybody’s Dying To Meet You. Bitter Pill is their latest offering. Rachel Kenedy’s dreamy vocals are offset with heavily distorted guitars and heavy-hitting drums for delicately soaring big moments. (Stereogum)
    Flowers - Bitter Pill

    HAERTS return with the beautiful and moving new short film POWER/LAND, created in collaboration with Julian Klincewicz, and featuring 3 new songs, including the film’s sweeping, poignant heart/centerpiece, “Eva” (starting just before the 5:30 mark). (Gorilla vs Bear)
    Haerts - Eva

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    by » Sun January 31st, 2016, 22:43

    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaOa
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    Probably he came to remind us all about this
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    by » Mon February 1st, 2016, 19:08

    Quote Originally Posted by Undercover
    The winner.
    I'm looking for "TOP POPS/MUSIC NOW" and "MERSEYBEAT / MUSIC ECHO" Charts to complete my 60's singles charts collection.

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    by » Mon February 1st, 2016, 21:09

    Quote Originally Posted by heppolo
    Probably he came to remind us all about this


    February 1

    ‘Lemontrees’ shines far brighter than anyone could have expected. Soaring, clearly Cure-influenced washes of guitar set the pace for Eagulls’ return - in the place of the chainsaw riffing of the debut comes a shimmering new guise. Talk of dancing beneath those titular lemon trees drags the lyrical agenda away from British monotony and into sunny new pastures, too, Eagulls now opening their hearts rather than shying away in the shadows. (DIY Magazine)
    Eagulls - Lemontrees

    Late last year, new Sub Pop signees Heron Oblivion announced their self-titled debut album with “Oriar.” The band, a San Francisco quartet that’s fronted by Meg Baird, has just shared another one from their upcoming full-length, “Your Hollows.” Whereas their first single was more of a psych-rock freakout, this one leans into a more blustery folk sound. They still manage to sneak some chaos in there, though, as the wintry mix devolves into a noisy squall as the six-minute track progresses. (Stereogum)
    Heron Oblivion - Your Hollows
    (my balls started to itch from 3:25 )

    Seattle’s Low Cut High Tops is the identity of 23-year-old musician and art school dropout, David Burns, who is set to release his debut album ‘Eh, Whatever‘ on February 5th. ‘Eh, Whatever‘ is a 10-track collection of electronic-infused punk rock songs. To get us all ready for the release, Low Cut High Tops have revealed new single Raise Hell with the accompanying self-produced smoking video (part of an ongoing series of forthcoming videos). Raise Hell is a catchy track with a hard-hitting bass line and Burns’ trademark howl, and builds to a punk-heavy apex. (Culture Addicts)
    Low Cut High Tops - Raise Hell

    On Aaron Maine’s (better known as Porches) latest share “Car,” bright, shimmering guitars drive huge moments building to all out jam session and crescendo before the fadeout. Porches’ vocals sound as if recorded a good five feet away from the microphone, filling all the space of a pair headphones. (Stereogum)
    Porches - Car

    On March 18th, Primal Scream will return with a new album titled Chaosmosis. Among the record’s 10 tracks is a collaboration with Sky Ferreira, “Where the Light Gets In”. Amid smoke and shivering synths, Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie and Ferreira talk desire and deception. (Consequence Of Sound)
    Primal Scream feat. Sky Ferreira - Where The Light Gets In

    More than anything else, White Denim are pros at reinvention. In the last 10 years the Austin-based outfit have deftly maneuvered from garage rock to psych rock to post rock to art rock, hitting all the funky combinations in between. “Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah”) sees the band emphasizing the groovier side of the pentatonic scale: think ’70s radio rock meets The Meters. Over a very crunchy riff, lead singer James Petralli sings what should henceforth be my life mission statement: “Be yourself, try to have a good time.” (Nerdist)
    White Denim - Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah)

    Album of the week

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    by » Tue February 2nd, 2016, 14:17

    Eagulls - Lemontrees
    Low Cut High Tops - Raise Hell

    didn't have the patience for
    Heron Oblivion - Your Hollows
    (i started scratch myself after 1:00)
    and sure didn't have patience for that HAERTS 18 minutes escapade :-?
    Eva is as well too long, 8 minutes, after 4:40 it evolves into much more accessible type of song, but i'm still not convinced
    (the question is - why i'm torturing myself)

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    by » Tue February 2nd, 2016, 15:17

    Low Cut High Tops - Raise Hell is so good
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    by » Tue February 2nd, 2016, 21:36

    Quote Originally Posted by navi
    didn't have the patience for
    Heron Oblivion - Your Hollows
    (i started scratch myself after 1:00)
    Can't believe my eyes! navi doesn't love "beautiful noise to his ears" anymore! GO AND LISTEN to the second part of the song! :evil:

    February 2

    Experimental noise-pop trio Banned Books hail from Philadelphia, and they live up to their city’s reputation for exporting exciting new rock bands. They’ve shared stages with Deerhoof and Guerilla Toss, and fans of either group will recognize the free-spirited madness coursing through “Fuselage,” the latest single from Banned Books’ self-titled debut. It’s like a pleasantly drowsy guitar-pop singsong with something ferocious trapped inside, banging on the walls and bursting at the seams. The rhythm is wobbly, the hits visceral, the melodies entrancing. (Stereogum)
    Banned Books - Fuselage

    Though Omori’s (ex- Smith Westerns) vocals prevail in the forefront of this single, perhaps its most impressive aspect is a backdrop where every component is defined yet bleeds into each other seamlessly. Throughout the entire song, a number of ever-varying guitar parts pan across the plain of his composition, each with its own unique but cohesive sound. Omori constantly adds and subtracts sounds, maintaining his hook without allowing it to go stale. And as soon as you think you’ve pegged his song as smooth and almost psychedelic, Omori adds crunchier, rock-inspired guitar tones plus a goddamn trumpet. (Stereogum)
    Cullen Omori - Sour Silk

    Sons Of God walks that fine line between psychedelia and shoegaze, with vocals recorded ever so softly just beneath the front of the mix. You also get the feeling that this is the perfect set-up for taking a song to the live setting; it has moments of restraint on the recording, but you can hear the exact spaces where they band can explode live, ringing out with chords that will rupture your eardrums, pleasantly. (Austin Town Hall)
    Dead Horse One - Sons Of God

    “It’s A Lie” is clean-cut and hopeful, centered and grounded — the undulating bassline comes courtesy of Yo La Tengo’s James McNew, the rest of the song comfortably scratches around it. (Stereogum)
    Jennifer O'Connor - It's A Lie

    UK’s Yuck have launched another volley from their new record, Stranger Things, due February 26th via Mamé Records. “Cannonball” feels like a fuse lit two decades since, burning onward with ’90s distortion and rage. There’s that explosive angst that barreled through that era, where crunchy guitars were all you needed to face down those who would torment you. (Consequence Of Sound)
    Yuck - Cannonball

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    by » Wed February 3rd, 2016, 00:11

    For me Banned Books - Fuselage is the best followed by Yuck
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    by » Wed February 3rd, 2016, 22:38

    February 3

    There are so many aspects of this song that instantly appeal:
    1. The shuffled beats.
    2. The hip wiggle-inducing bassline.
    3. The hushed doo-wop doo-wop refrains.
    4. The psych-pop swagger of singer Jeff Kite's vocal—and yeah, it would be remiss not to mention the Lennon lean of his voice—combined with those warm organ chords.
    5. THAT BASSLINE!
    (Noisey)
    Beat Club - New Age Kid

    First known as frontman of now-defunct rockers Tulsa, Carter Tanton has since lent his songwriting, producing, and guitar-playing talents to Lower Dens, Marissa Nadler, and the War On Drugs. After releasing his first solo effort Birds & Rain in 2005, he followed up with the homegrown Freeclouds in 2012, with folk-rock arrangements showcasing his diverse skills. Tanton travels even farther with “Twenty-Nine Palms,” the lead single of his debut LP Jettison the Valley (set to be released March 4 via Western Vinyl). Featuring lilting back-up vocals from Sharon Van Etten, the pedal steel-laden track perfectly encapsulates Valley’s easygoing essence. (Upcoming 100)
    Carter Tanton feat. Sharon Van Etten - Twentynine Palms

    A Dead Forest Index is an experimental indie band from London by way of New Zealand, that makes the most resonant sound out of the most minimal instrumentation. Their music forgoes the modern focus on overly poppy hooks, in favor of creating something with only guitar, light percussion, and vocals to produce an emotional reaction. "No Paths" is a song that's constantly pushing forward, brushing of sadness and into a sense of understanding. Vocals are lush and warm, pulsing emotion and heart around the guitars to build something beautiful and resonant. (Noisey)
    Dead Forest Index - No Paths

    James Supercave released a new track, “Burn”. The song rests on the precipice between genres, embracing a brand of psych pop that revels in the abstract. The song appears on the band’s debut album, Better Strange, due out February 12th via Fairfax Recordings. (Billions)
    James Supercave - Burn

    Cackling their way out of South London, Tangerines relish in a bonkers, bruising Americana. Where other groups with similar influences might lay back in wooziness and relish in the lazy-day sunshine, though, Tangerines descend into madness. Their newest track ‘You Look Like Something I Killed’ is a sun-stroke addled slice of batshit brilliance. “I’ve got your head on a stick,” screeches frontman Gareth Hoskins, the barbed-wire guitars the perfect backing to his frenzied outburst. Darting between Twin Peaks’ fuzz and Cage The Elephant’s fury, touching base with Kurt Vile-esque modern Americana in the process, the Peckham lot mark themselves out as boundary leaping from the off. (DIY Magazine)
    Tangerines - You Look Like Something I Killed

    Parisian psych duo Yeti Lane release their third album, ‘L’Aurore’, via Sonic Cathedral and Clapping Music on March 4. It’s the follow-up to 2012’s ‘The Echo Show’, and perfectly balances their love of analogue electronics with huge waves of guitar. This time they discarded their suitcase of gear and improvised, building their sound up from scratch, and the result is a record that is rougher, dirtier and darker than its predecessor. (Sonic Cathedral)
    Yeti Lane - Acide amer

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    by » Thu February 4th, 2016, 08:27

    Tangerines - You Look Like Something I Killed is ace
    Beat Club - New Age Kid quite nice, but didn't hit me at first
    Dead Forest Index - No Paths very good, eloquent
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    by » Thu February 4th, 2016, 11:28

    Quote Originally Posted by Undercover
    Quote Originally Posted by navi
    didn't have the patience for
    Heron Oblivion - Your Hollows
    (i started scratch myself after 1:00)
    Can't believe my eyes! navi doesn't love "beautiful noise to his ears" anymore! GO AND LISTEN to the second part of the song! :evil:
    I see what you trying to say,
    (was probably in a bad mood)
    but you must admit that the foreplay is too long and i've been already too tired 'til the right thing started to playing

    February 2
    Banned Books - Fuselage
    Dead Horse One - Sons Of God beautiful one
    (i hear a strong Cocteau twins vibe)
    the rest also great

    February 3
    not as good as previous day
    Tangerines - You Look Like Something I Killed
    Yeti Lane - Acide amer

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