Evans the Death return with their second album ‘Expect Delays,’ out on March 10 via Slumberland (USA) and Fortuna POP! (Europe). ‘Expect Delays’ was also recorded with producer Rory Atwell, and the album bristles with an underlying tension and veers from rip-roaring noise to quiet contemplation, underpinned by Katherine Whitaker’s extraordinary voice. Listen to Enabler, which is lifted from the album via Soundcloud below.
Wolverhampton band God Damn have spent the last three years nailing audiences to the walls with their sonic blasts of glorious noise. The band’s much anticipated debut full-length album ‘Vultures’ is expected on May 11 via One Little Indian Records. As a stop gap, the band has announced the release of a new single When The Wind Blows, which will be available digitally March 9th. Take a listen to the single now via Soundcloud below.
In 2005, at the age of 14, Nic Hessler created the alias Catwalk to write, record and perform his music. Two short run 7″ singles were released on the now defunct Yay! imprint, making the rounds in small indie record stores and mail-order distributors. This led to Nic, as Catwalk, to be signed to Captured Tracks at the age of 18.
Two Captured Tracks 7″ releases in 2010 and 2011 gained Hessler media praise and support from the music community of Orange County. Catwalk’s path was focused on a full length and non-stop touring. However, none of that came to fruition because Nic was diagnosed with Guillain–Barré Syndrome, a rare autoimmune disorder that’s sometimes mistaken for Multiple Sclerosis, and he was left partially paralyzed for a period during these four years.
Nic re-emerges in 2015 without the Catwalk moniker, healthy and reinvigorated, with a more fully-formed and ambitious sound that is Soft Connections, his debut LP years in the making. The album bridges the songwriting influences of the vintage American power-pop of Emmitt Rhodes and Alex Chilton with UK giants like The Kinks and XTC. Tracks like Hearts, Repeating and I Feel Again show the maturity in craftsmanship Nic’s been honing these past four years.
Lead single, Hearts, Repeating, is the perfect introduction to Hessler’s vibrant power-pop sensibilities. Take a listen to Hearts, Repeating via Soundcloud below.
Grande Roses will release their sophomore album ‘Built On Schemes’ on February 2 worldwide via Gaphals except in Germany, Austria and Switzerland where it will be out on Noisolution Records. ‘Built On Schemes’ is made up of short songs, grinding guitars and lyrics that dig deeper into the active unawareness of today. Watch the video via YouTube below for Spread the ashes (and love), which is lifted from the album.
The band went into Studio Cobra with producer Martin Ehrencrona (In Solitude, Mattias Alkberg/Södra Sverige, Les Big Byrd, Beast) to record ‘Built On Schemes’. The result is 34 minutes of dark rock music, that is straight up with no fuzz.
For more information on Grande Roses, visit www.granderoses.com.
ADULT. will invite six musicians from around the country to their home over the next seven months to collaborate and create an album together that embodies the spirit of Detroit, thanks to support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Here’s a little video that explains it in my detail.
Following a 4-year hiatus, legendary San Francisco post-punk trio Erase Errata has announced their fourth studio album ‘Lost Weekend,’ which will be self-released on January 20 via the band’s own label Under The Sun and distributed by Revolver. With a sound inspired by Surfside Beach and the Texas Gulf, the moody lead single My Life In Shadows is an understated emancipation anthem to ward off toxicity with a positive acquisition of control.Watch the video via YouTube below.
Karin Park moves even further into darker territories on her new album ‘Apocalypse Pop,’ which delivers catchy rock-pop-synth tracks laced with deep personal lyrics.
‘Apocalypse Pop’ will be released March 2, 2015.
According to her label, every track feels like a statement and Karen cleverly accompanies them with a combination of sultry beats, buoyant drums, delicate piano, and dabbles with a touch of electronica.