Lightning Dust - Never Seen
Lightning Dust, side project of Black Mountain’s Amber Webber and Joshua Wells, have let loose another track from their new album. ‘Never Seen’ marries delicate keys with Webber’s salacious vocals to beautiful effect. The album, ‘Infinite Light’ is out on August 4th, here’s the tracklist: 01 “Antonia Jane” 02 “I Knew” 03...
Listen to: Into Flight
Open Your Ears is going to be a regular column in which I share my favourite new and unsigned bands, the ones who may not be easy to find but who really deserve some attention. This weeks band is Into Flight. After forming in late 2005 Into Flight have been gradually honing their craft and mesmerizing audiences throughout the UK, playing with the likes of God is An Astronaut and Codes in The...
The Twilight Sad - I Became A Prostitute
The first single from the new Twilight Sad album is now available to listen to. ‘I Became A Prostitute’ will be released on 7” and digitally on August 3rd. The album is slated for a September release. Myspace
The Gentleman Losers - Dustland
The worlds of ambient instrumentals and classic pop sensibilities are not two worlds which often collide to any great effect. Finnish duo The Gentleman Losers second album does exactly this though; and with startling results. ‘Dustland’ inhabits a strange purgatory emotional state somewhere between radiating serenity and overwhelmingly unsettling paranoia, a vibe reminiscent of Bark...
Noah and The Whale - First Days of Spring
Noah and The Whale are back with a new album, ‘The First Days of Spring’, and here for your listening pleasure is the title track. The album will be released on 31st August and will come complete with an accompanying feature length narrative film based loosely around the songs themselves, which provide a soundtrack. Specific details have yet to be released but the band had this to...
Size of Kansas - Digital Is Dead From The...
Size of Kansas is a side project of Adam Stafford of Falkirk band Y’all Is Fantasy Island. In 2006, along with former YIFI drummer Jon McCall, they decided to try and release one album every month, unfortunately this ambition was short lived and they only ever managed to complete one; ‘Digital Is Dead From The Beginning’. In some ways though this is a blessing, as it seems...
Riceboy Sleeps - S/T
As anyone who heard the recent ‘Dark Was The Night’ compilation will be aware, Riceboy Sleeps is the musical project of Sigur Ros front-man Jonsi Birgisson and his partner Alex Somers. An outlet for some of the more sparse and ambient pieces which don’t quite fit within the Sigur Ros puzzle. Opening track ‘Happiness’, which featured on the aforementioned...
Camera Obscura - Honey In The Sun
Here’s the video for the second single from latest album ‘My Maudlin Career’. Myspace
We Were Promised Jetpacks - These Four Walls
It seems that the Scottish music scene has been in particularly fruitful health of late and there has been much interest piqued in the “next big thing” to emerge from the countless possible contenders, particularly following the relative stateside success of both The Twilight Sad and Frightened Rabbit. Well, the latest group to present their case is Edinburgh foursome We Were Promised...
The Fiery Furnaces - The End Is Near
I’ve always liked The Fiery Furnaces, though was always put off loving them by the fact that they have a tendency to write great pop songs, then ruin them with ridiculous and unwarranted experimental tangents. It seems they may have finally taken my advice though, on the evidence of their new single anyway. This is perfect summer pop music. The single is taken from their forthcoming album...
Fanfarlo LP for $1!
Fanfarlo are giving away their fantastic debut album ‘Reservoir’ for a measly $1 (60p!) until July 4th. Not only is that excellent value but to add to that they’re chucking in 4 bonus tracks as well. Here’s a track to get you in the mood: Fanfarlo - Luna Download the album for $1 here
Adam Gnade Interview
Following on from my review of his new album ‘The Wild Homesick’ earlier this week, I exchanged a few e-mails with Adam Gnade to discuss the origins of the new album, his approach to writing and a few other things. Sonic Reverie: First off, How are you today Adam? Adam Gnade: I’m really, really good. Really happy. Couple months ago I was at a party with my girl and my best...
New Yo La Tengo
Hoboken indie legends Yo La Tengo have announced details of their new album. ‘Popular Songs’ will be released on September 8th and early whisperings suggest that it’s sound will suprise even the most versed of YLT followers. This first peak at the album hints at an old school r’n’b direction, and it sounds fantastic. Listen to ‘Periodically Double or...
Adam Gnade - The Wild Homesick Review
An isolated discordant strum announces the beginning of Californian spoken word artist Adam Gnade’s fourth full length album, it strikes a subtle dissonance which reverberates throughout the record. One which extends even to the structure, eschewing traditional tracking ‘The Wild Homesick’ is made up of four ‘suites’ (tracks), each with multiple songs within them. This lends a fluidity to the...