San Diego’s Crocodiles are set to release their new album, “Endless Flowers”, on June 5 via Frenchkiss Records. The album is the follow-up to 2010’s “Sleep Forever“.
Take a listen to their new track Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9) which is a super catchy, jangly, fuzzed out track. This song will put a smile on your face and make you tap your foot immediately. The 7″ single is available on March 26 via Souterrain Transmissions.
The Enemy’s new single Gimme The Sign is the first track from the band’s new album “Streets In The Sky” to be released this spring. The track was produced by The Bronx’s Joby J. Ford (The Bronx are Culture Addicts favourites), Gimme The Sign and Ford’s influence is immediately evident. Much heavier than The Enemy’s earlier recordings whilst still maintaining the anthemic sound of their first album “We’ll Live and Die in These Towns“, Gimme The Sign couples Tom Clarke’s signature chanting vocals with strong, propulsive drums and full sounding guitars.
Dustin continues his work on the “Say Your Dream, Create a Sound” project. Fans and friends can tell Dustin about a dream by recording a description of the dream and dropping it on his Soundcloud page (http://www.soundcloud.com/dustin-wong/dropbox), and he will then create an original piece of music inspired by each of the dreams. Dustin will post a selection of these recordings to his Soundcloud page during the week of the ‘Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads’ release beginning on February 20.
Scandinavian synth-popsters, Burning Hearts’ release their second full-length, ‘Extinctions’ on February 21, 2012 via Solina Records / Shelflife.
Their debut, ‘Aboa Sleeping’, was a collection of early songs that were not intended to end up on an album but this is where ‘Extinctions’ is different. This album was inspired by human tragedies and the theme of death which are both present in nearly all the songs making the title more than fitting. It was written as a consequence of many tragic stories that touched the band and many of its songs are dedicated to people or creatures that no longer exist. ’Extinctions’ is a good synth-pop record that is a perfect mix of looking backwards and also forward – mellow, gentle, yet catchy.
Standout tracks: The synth-electronic drum laden ‘Tradewinds’ and singalong friendly ‘Modern Times’.
Over the past year, Young Galaxy have been completed various remixes and has now compiled the tracks they have reworked onto a new release entitled Versus. Remixes of tracks by Handsome Furs, Junior Boys, Grimes, Austra and CFCF are featured on the Versus which is available as a free download!
1. Serve The People (Handsome Furs)
2. You’ll Improve Me (Junior Boys)
3. Lose It (Austra)
4. Better Off Dead (The Sounds)
5. Crystal Ball (Grimes)
6. Snake Charmer (CFCF)
7. Call Me (The Pipettes)
8. Watch The World Go By (Johan Agebjorn)
9. Michigan Left (The Arkells)
10. Spellwork (Austra)
11. This Crowded Room (Freedom or Death)
Hospitality are set to release their self-titled debut album on January 31, and have shared a track, “Betty Wang”, lifted from the album.
The story behind the track – Betty Wang is a real woman who was one of the only female execs at the investment firm where the band’s singer-songwriter Amber Papini worked. Amber admired Betty for holding her own and refusing to change her habits to fit in. “Su Chia” is Betty’s birth name, and part of the chorus.