Spooky Black's Leaving EP delivers another set of trendy, reverb-drenched alternative R&B tracks.
https://soundcloud.com/infinity-cat/sets/party-jail-ed-schraders-music Ed Schrader's Music Beat, the Baltimore duo comprised of vocalist/percussionist Ed Schrader and bassist Devlin Rice, has released a follow-up to its 2012 full-length Jazz Mind. Party Jail proffers a slight expansion of the sound of its predecessor, being comprised of 13 dynamic and breezy post-punk tunes that have been seasoned with just a soupçon of a glam pop zest. You can check it out in full above; happy listening!
San Diego surf-punk trio The Frights put out their self-titled debut LP this past Halloween, a fitting release date given that the band describes itself as the “house band for a 1950’s underwater Halloween party.” With its delightfully messy, reverb-drenched recording and “dirty” take on doo wop, The Frights is simply a rip-roaring good time through and through. Have a listen above and enjoy!
Stream: Craft Spells- Gallery EP Craft Spells brings another helping of reverb-washed, hypnotic indie pop tunes on the new Gallery EP. It's streaming in full on SoundCloud at the moment. Follow the link above to take a listen. Last year, the band's new album, Idle Labor, got a pretty glowing TND review. You can find that release on Captured Tracks.
Some energetic and reverb-heavy post-punk from Rotterdam right here with the band Rats On Rafts. They've got a new album out titled the Moon Is Big, and you can grab it on the band's website.
While the band isn't doing anything entirely new with this sound, they are doing a fantastic job of reliving this genre's heyday. "The Moon Is Big" features a drum and bass combo I could see Gang of Four rocking; "Lalalala" has a chorus that sounds a little like a song or two from the Slits; and "Sailor" takes a surprising detour with some saxophone accompaniment.
Definitely a fun listen for post-punk diehards.
Is anybody else getting hot looking at this album cover? Of course, I feel that way because this is going to be the next Washed Out album. I don't know what you were thinking, but whatever.
It looks like electronic artist Ernest Greene's solo efforts will be getting the full-length treatment come July 12th via Sub Pop. His Life of Leisure EP, which dropped in '09, helped get the ball rolling on this ultra-buzzed "genre" that shall remain nameless.
This forthcoming LP will be titled Within and Without, and for the most part, this new track from it doesn't break expectations. It sounds in line with the blissful, wavy, intoxicating sounds this project has released before--but that's not a bad thing. Get the track yourself for the price of an e-mail address via the widget above.