Album Premiere/Review: Red Pants’ ‘Distortion and Snow’

Album Premiere/Review: Red Pants’ ‘Distortion and Snow’

Red Pants Distortion and Snow (Painted Blonde) Red Pants is Madison, Wisconsin's Jason Lambeth, a lo-fi noise rock singer-songwriter, as well as the owner of independent cassette label Painted Blonde. Today, we're honored to premiere his new album, Distortion and Snow, a fuzzed-out and introspective modern indie rock classic that recalls and stands alongside works such [...]

Video Premiere: Allas’ “Tuu Mun Mukaan”

Video Premiere: Allas’ “Tuu Mun Mukaan”

Today, we're lucky to premiere the music video for Finnish electro-duo Allas' second single, "Tuu Mun Mukaan". The song, the title of which roughly translates to "Come Along (With Me)", is sung in the duo's native language a revolves around a motif of sailing out to sea, beckoning you to come along and join them. [...]

Track Premiere: Alien Thing’s “How to Build an Earthworm Farm”

Track Premiere: Alien Thing’s “How to Build an Earthworm Farm”

Today, we're honored to premiere the new single "How to Build an Earthworm Farm" by Chicago post-punk band Alien Thing. Described by the band as a "half psycho-narration, half diss-track aimed at the prison-industrial-complex and it's impact on U.S. youth", "How to Build an Earthworm Farm" is a manic breakdown amidst the Midwestern opioid crisis [...]

Video Premiere: Arya Zappa’s “Goodbye”

Video Premiere: Arya Zappa’s “Goodbye”

Today, we're fortunate to premiere the latest lyric video and track from Berlin art pop singer-songwriter Arya Zappa with "Goodbye". The follow-up to her most recent single "Words" (premiered by SonOfMarketing), "Goodbye" is minimal yet theatrical and hauntingly beautiful, characterized by darkly toned and plotted synths and Zappa's brooding and androgynous vocals, full of subtle, [...]

Video Premiere: Bloom de Wilde’s “Soul Siren”

Video Premiere: Bloom de Wilde’s “Soul Siren”

It's Monday morning, and what better way to start your day and week than with a nutritious breakfast with the universe? Today we're thrilled to premiere the brand new music video for "Soul Siren", the latest single from London-based singer-songwriter, producer and visual artist Bloom de Wilde. Directed by Bloom de Wilde alongside Kai Noboku, [...]

Album Premiere/Review: Joyer’s ‘Peeled’

Album Premiere/Review: Joyer’s ‘Peeled’

Joyer Peeled (Baklava) Nick and Shane Sullivan are Joyer, a New Jersey lo-fi indie/slowcore duo. Today, we're thrilled to share Peeled, the brothers' sophomore album, an intimate suite of songs plotted with the precision of an art film: slow, minimalist and naturalistic, yet focused, layered and complex. In comparison to the duo's self-titled 2017 debut (which, as [...]

Album Review: Headboggle’s ‘Polyphonic Demo’ / Video Premieres: “Chill Out Room World”, “Gallop Sparkler”, and “Sales Theme”

Album Review: Headboggle’s ‘Polyphonic Demo’ / Video Premieres: “Chill Out Room World”, “Gallop Sparkler”, and “Sales Theme”

Headboggle Polyphonic Demo (Ratskin Records) Over a 20+ year career, San Francisco's Derek Gedalecia has released over 100 varied experimental forays into music, releasing eccentric entries on label catalogs such as NNA Tapes with 2007's Unsounds and Domo Live (a self-split EP and live recording) and Hausu Mountain with 2016's In Dual Mono (a cassette consisting of a single [...]

Album Premiere/Review: Synthia Slimez’ ‘Descent to Glacial Sphere’

Album Premiere/Review: Synthia Slimez’ ‘Descent to Glacial Sphere’

Synthia Slimez Descent to Glacial Sphere (Grimalkin Records) Synthia Slimez is the solo project of Richmond, Virginia's Kosmo Powers, a trans and non-binary synthwave artist (who is also one half of Aesthetic Barrier) as well as contortionist and make-up artist. Described as "the manifestation of oppression and violence faced as Trans individuals who are fucking [...]

Album Premiere/Review: C.W. Franz’s s/t

Album Premiere/Review: C.W. Franz’s s/t

C.W. Franz s/t (Not on Label) Today, we're lucky to premiere the debut self-titled album from Chicago singer-songwriter C.W. Franz. Leading a rotating cast of more than 40 contributors, C.W. Franz crafts deceptively lonely and intimate chamber folk reminiscent of the work of Mark Kozelek, characterized largely by a massive yet tastefully implemented selection of [...]

Video Premiere: Onesie’s “Final Days of Nineteen”

Video Premiere: Onesie’s “Final Days of Nineteen”

It's the birthday of Onesie bassist Zack Fanelli, and what better way to celebrate than to debut the brand new music video for the Brooklyn power pop band's "Final Days of Nineteen"! The video sees front-man Ben Haberland taking a solitary stroll through the recreational areas of Long Lake, NY, where he spent childhood summer [...]