“Queen” is the first song shared from the album and its a heavy listen. It’s a track that hits the senses hard – from the synth-line to the drums – its hard striking song, yet also lush and romantic. There’s also some impressive production which gives it that much more of an edge.
Roses is the new L.A.-based trio of former Abe Vigoda member Juan Velasquez. They released their debut EP Dreamlover earlier this month via Group Tightener.
“It’s Over” is a track taken off the EP, and it’s a keeper. It screams 80s new wave, playing with dance grooves that are fronted by a very Morrissey/Edwyn Collins voice. It has a smart, playful groove to it that is impossible to resist.
The Tins have released a great new video for Young Blame EP offering “If You Want To Navigate.”
The black and white video was made by Armenian fans of The Tins, who shot a freddie mercury look-a-like who takes his talents into the street along with a white cat. It’s a great watch, and premiered last week on Entertainment Weekly.
“Safety In Numbers” is the record’s first single, and it also opens the album. Tensions are built upon its opening synth melody, and then the comforting vocals of Adam Thompson kick in and the rest of the song takes off in full formation, soaring to some pretty major heights.
If this is how the album opens, you gotta imagine the rest of it being pretty damn good, no? Guess we will find out soon enough.
Speedy Ortiz have built buzz the right way, slowly but surely picking up a little bit of steam
Last month they released a new song called “Bigger Party” as a free download as a part of the annual Adult Swim Singles Series. It’s a more polished take of the 90s slacker-rock sound that the band have made into their own, with a pretty clever and hilarious chorus.
Lead single “Less Out Of Sync” calls to mind Death From Above 1979. The duo chug out some killer sludge music that just calls for moshing in a grungy venue. It rides the tension that it builds towards, all leading towards a glorious release that will beg for you to hit the repeat button immediately after.
She is releasing her debut solo album The Time Has Come on August 26 via Loglady Records. Ariel Pink is featured on the album, playing bass. She’s releases the lovely cut “Hangin On” as the album’s first preview release, and its a wonderful listen.
Arcade Fire are now a full fledged arena act, and I mean that in the best way possible. They are a band thats fully capable of filling out an arena with gusto and confidence, and the truth is that they always have been. It’s no surprise that they are playing an impressive three nights at Barclays Center this weekend, they’ve payed their dues and have certainly earned all of their success. Last night was the first night of the three night run, and it didn’t disappoint. Continue Reading >>