“Comprised of former members of West coast indie bands P:ano and Lost Lovers Brigade, synthpop duo Fake Tears heads in a much more different direction, not only finding warmth in artificiality, but juxtaposing a pop aesthetic with a strong experimental mindset.”
(READ THE REST AND STREAM THE ALBUM OVER AT POPMATTERS! )
Fall On Your Sword is Daphne Lee Martin ‘s fourth full-length album, and the first to be produced by the songwriter herself. This collection of songs was written as a whole, threaded together with “stories we heard as children” encompassing memories of fables, fairy tales, Bible stories, mythology, poetry, cautionary tales, traditional folk songs, and American popular culture of the 20th century.
The single “I’d Take A Bullet For You”, based on the story of Bonnie and Clyde, premiered today. Listen to it over at PopMatters !
“Vancouver synth-pop pair Fake Tears are almost ready to roll out their debut album Nightshifting, but before it arrives, Exclaim! is pleased to premiere a brand new track from the forthcoming LP.
“Night Box” follows the previously shared “Second Wind” and further showcases the duo’s appreciation for retro keyboards and eerie electro-pop vibes. A press release promises that the album delivers a steady stream of “haunting, buzzy synths and angelically soaring harmonies,” and “Night Box” definitely makes good on that deal.”
(READ AND LISTEN OVER AT EXCLAIM! )
Nick Kinsey of Diamond Rugs and Elvis Perkins in Dearland is set to release a solo album as Kinsey. My Loneliest Debut is due out September 18th, but you can get a preview of it with the first single “Get Lost” that premiered on Surviving the Golden Age today.
Check out the single over at Surviving the Golden Age
“Halal” is the second single from +Aziz’s upcoming release SoHo Spirit. You can watch it in preparation for the release of the full album tomorrow which coincides with the last day of Ramadan-July 17th!
(Check it out on Triplew.me!)
“Synth-stroking songstress elle le fantôme, aka Tyler Elizabeth, is a wandering soul who’s lived in California, Texas and Tennessee. She currently resides, probably in a basement, in Brooklyn, and has conjured up seemingly simple but engaging dark pop tunes through two EPs and now an upcoming debut album, paint it blacker, out September 8th”
(LISTEN OVER AT CMJ!)
“Post-punk is a maddeningly nebulous tag, invoked just recently to describe Shopping’s budget funk, Ceremony’s spacious arrangements and lithe leads, Lower’s wrought cabaret, and so on. But the shared imperative is tension, which is exactly where Negative Scanner excels on its eponymous debut.”
“Picture a black 1978 Chevy Nova, barreling down a chewed up, desolate street amidst crumbling, vacant buildings in a post-apocalyptic, nightmarish world. The car’s passengers: Matt Revers, Nick Beaudoin, and Tom Cassling, all looking hungry and anxious. Their weapons: scratched up, dented, played hard and put away angry guitars, bass, and drums strapped atop the vehicle’s roof. The Nova’s driver: Rebecca Valeriano-Flores, a guitar-wielding, raven-haired woman with a thousand-yard stare, and a full-throated, punch-you-in-the-gut voice that leaves anyone that hears it instantly floored by its raw power and emotion. And you, dear listener? You’re in the ding-dang trunk, holding on for your life. Welcome to Negative Scanner’s debut album.”
(READ THE REST OVER AT SURVING THE GOLDEN AGE!)