Wolf Alice is set to return with their new album Blue Weekend. The second single is the Smashing Pumpkins' Gish-era channeling "Smile." Pounding drums, deep bassline, and roaring guitars set the scene for singer Ellie Rowsell's voice that goes from a whisper to a scream.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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Monday, April 19, 2021
Detroit hardcore collective The Armed have come out with their latest, brilliant record called ULTRAPOP. The album, while being hardcore, also incorporates an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink ethos, merging hardcore, rock, synthpop, electronics, and even their approximation of pop. "ALL FUTURES" is an intense track, but beneath all the goings-on is a killer pop hook. Highly recommended.
Friday, April 16, 2021
Thursday, April 15, 2021
The venerable 4AD label recently released a 40th-anniversary collection of cover songs from their inimitable back catalog, performed by current 4AD signees. British electronic producer/singer SOHN tackles folk singer Tim Buckley's majesterial classic "Song to the Siren" which, probably even more famously, was covered by This Mortal Coil, sung by Cocteau Twins' Liz Fraser. With these versions casting a large show over him, SOHN is more than up for the task. His forlorn vocals bring gravitas and emotion over a stirringly atmospheric instrumental backing.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
LoneLady (a.k.a. Julie Campbell) releases a funky, electro track called "(There Is) No Logic" which combines brittle drum machines, chopped up vocals, and a funky bass line. It is quite infectious.