New single Get Your Fair Share by Distant Mountains

2017-03-23 04:54:19 UTC

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Scott Lord and Paul McCorkle are the main forces behind the San Francisco based band, Distant Mountains. They’ve been playing together in various projects and capacities in the Bay Area for 4 years. Distant Mountains was a project started after the break up of their previous band to make the type of music they’ve always wanted to make; sonically adventurous and outside of easy to peg genres. While the typical Distant Mountains song is dreamed up and recorded in a small room crowded with drum machines, synthesizers and guitars, the goal of “A Small Few” was to capture a live band sound and feel. All songs were live tracked with minimal overdubs added after. The EP was tracked and mixed at John Vanderslice’s Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco and Oakland. Appearing on the record are also Jason Slota on drums (Thao and the Get Down Stay Down) and Rob Shelton (Meernaa) engineering the record and also adding synthesizer. The record was produced by Distant Mountains and Rob Shelton.


Genre : indie

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New single Melle by Benjamin Muñoz

2017-03-23 04:24:33 UTC

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We often project onto people the qualities we think we perceive in them and that’s what ‘Melle' is meant to be — an embodiment of some of the projections Benjamin had. The track itself serves up a heady mix of sounds that nod to the bizarre and futuristic worlds of anime, and is predominantly inspired by classic jazz; think smooth, sleek piano melodies, subtle, fuzzy bass tones and hazy vocal sampling, all off-set by crunchy percussive textures and off-kilter rhythms.


Genre : anime, classic, jazz;, piano, bass, vocal

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New album Canary by Astro Tan

2017-03-22 05:47:08 UTC

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Astro Tan is a three-piece out of Portland, Oregon, who hail from opposing corners of the continent; they call rural Pennsylvania, urban Seattle, and remote Alaska their homes, respectively. Perhaps their trans-continental allows for what is a genre-bending songbook that places foot in no strict stylistic camp. Primary songwriting responsibilities oscillate between Charles Tern and Sam Wegman (bass and guitars) and an exacting drummer in Jed Overly (also a songwriter). Astro Tan is freshly attune to their creative ambitions, ostensibly due to a mélange of classic and contemporary influences. 'Soma', the freshman effort from the group, demonstrated a keen affinity for lush R&B, soft-jazz and psychedelia. Their latest, just-released album, 'Canary', brings this to the next level with moody orchestral additions.


Track List

  • 1 Intra-
  • 2 HYFY
  • 3 Duck Fat
  • 4 Hush
  • 5 The Jetsons
  • 6 Whiskey + Water
  • 7 Interludes in B∆7
  • 8 Goosebumps
  • 9 Contact Sports; Ch. 2 of 2
  • 10 Pipedream


Genre : soul, psychedelic, r&b

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New track Heart 2 Heart by Fake Shark

2017-03-22 05:27:43 UTC

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“Heart 2 Heart” is a song about feeling like you can be extra reckless when you’re far from home. But instead of the negative consequences usually expected from being careless, you end up returning home with life affirming experiences and a life changing new relationship.

Tour Dates:

May 27 - Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar

June 1 - Edmonton, AB - The Forge

June 2 - Calgary, AB - Commonwealth

June 3 - Regina, SK - The Exchange

June 4 - Saskatoon, SK - Capitol

June 5 - Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre

June 8 - London, ON - Rum Runners

June 9 - Toronto, ON - Baby G

June 10 - Kingston, ON - The Mansion

June 13 - Montreal, QC - Turbo Haus

June 14 - Quebec City, QC - L’Anti

June 15 - Moncton, NB - Plan B

June 16 - Charlottetown, PEI - Fishbones

June 17 - Halifax, NS - The Seahorse Tavern


Genre : pop, indie

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New album Cemetery Flowers by Cemetery Flowers

2017-03-22 04:42:02 UTC

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Philadelphia noiserockers Cemetery Flowers released their debut EP this week through Glowing Dagger, the Oakland tape label run by Megan Biscieglia of Bad Braids and Dustin Khebzou. Made up of multi-instrumentalists Andrew North and Pat Friel, the record is an intense tapestry of roaring guitars and cold, nervy electronic beats, with North and Friel howling nihilistically. The record is a gripping listen, all the way through the 15-minute closer “vi,” which hammers away in brutal riff repetition but is pretty impossible to turn away from.

Track List


  • I - 04:30 
  • II - 05:11 
  • III - 04:00 
  • IV - 04:33 
  • V - 07:46 
  • VI - 15:42


Genre : experimental, dark, industrial, noise, post-punk, rock

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Review for "I Want to Stand Where the Sun Himself Shakes with Fear" by Voices from Deep Below

Even though the independent rock scene is quite inundated with new acts, there’s always a welcome place for an outfit that changes the formula enough to be consistently interesting and worth taking notice of. The New York-based alternative rock group Voices from Deep Below attempts to do just that, fusing together a variety of styles into a surprisingly coherent sound. Their new record, “I Want to Stand Where the Sun Himself Shakes with Fear”, is a five song album that navigates alt-rock, experimental, and borderline metal and progressive influences all at the same time.

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