Previously posted about Disq and can’t wait for the album.
The Madison, WI’s band dropped the music video for “Loneliness”.
Taken from their anticipated new album Collector which comes out on March 6, 2020 via Saddle Creek.
While not as loud and heavy from their first single Daily Routine.
Loneliness has mellow rock vibe to it!
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The first month of 2020 has passed.
Here are my picks of tracks that came out in January 2020.
Enjoy this playlist!
Squirrel Flower‘s I Was Borning Swimming dropped today on Polyvinyl Records.
About the artist and album
Squirrel Flower’s music is ethereal and warm, gushing with emotional depth that the listener can step into like a warm bath.
The band on I Was Born Swimming plays with delicate intention, keeping the arrangements natural and light.
The album was tracked live, with few overdubs, at The Rare Book Room Studio in New York City with producer Gabe Wax (Adrienne Lenker, Palehound, Cass McCombs).
The musicians were selected by Wax and folded themselves into the songs effortlessly.
At the heart of the album lives Williams’ massive, haunted vibrating voice and melancholic, soulful guitar playing.
The sounds expand and contract over diverse moods, cutting loose on the heavier riffs of “Red Shoulder” or “Streetlight Blues,” both recorded in her hometown of Boston, and holding back with atmospheric restraint on “Seasonal Affective Disorder” or “Belly Of The City”.
I Was Born Swimming begins with an Iowa drive down I-80 and continues to travel, poetically, between her college town of Grinnell Iowa, Boston, MA and New York City where the album was recorded. Throughout the 12 songs, landscapes change and relationships shift, “There’s so much in the record about movement and stagnation. Feeling stuck, needing to move, needing to stay still, swimming, falling, running, growing, etc etc.” said Williams. The album’s lyrics feel like effortless expressions of exactly the way it feels to change — abstract, sad and hopeful.
Today, Crisman share the lead single “Surprise” from their upcoming self-titled album which comes out on April 3, 2020 via Topshelf Records
About the band:
In 2011, Dowd left her hometown of Alpharetta, Georgia for Denton, Texas, where she met Dead Sullivan frontperson Boone Patrello.
Their chemistry led to 2018’s Crisman Tape, which Gold Flake Paint called “a hidden and unhurried gem in the current DIY scene.”
For the band’s self-titled debut studio album, Dowd and Patrello teamed up with another fellow Denton musician in MAH KEE OH’s Grahm Robinson. Contrasted against the childlike playfulness of Dowd’s paintings, the band’s collective experience is refracted throughout the measured ten-song collection.
Diet Cig are back!
Today the critically-acclaimed duo of Alex Luciano (guitar and vocals) and Noah Bowman (drums) return with a new song “Night Terrors”.
Their first bit of music since 2017 when they released their debut album Swear I’m Good At This.
Of “Night Terrors” Alex notes:
“This song centers around my very real and frequent experiences with night terrors and other bizarre sleep activity. If we’re close enough to have ever shared a room, you know what I’m talking about.
This song goes out to you.
A song that I can’t get out of my head based on its old school R&B and soul music vibe.
Devon Gilfillian‘s song The Good Life just oozes that retro R&B/Soul sound.
Taken from the album Black Hole Rainbow which came out on January 10, 2020.
Think of the 2020 version of Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye and maybe Leon Bridges mixed into one.
Really like the debut album by O70 Shake called Modus Vivendi.
Mix of emo rap, Alternative hip hop and ambient pop
Modus Vivendi opens the next phase of 070 Shake’s journey.
The album brings her reflective style to the spotlight with boundary-pushing creativity and pure emotional honesty as her compass.
“I just really go with how I feel in the moment, and then that’s where the writing comes from.
It’s like an ongoing disperse of words when I feel something.”
In a world obsessed with consumption, Shake is a much-needed breath of fresh air, more than ready to make her impact felt through music.
“I want it to make a change in the world. The agenda is bigger than just music.”
RIYL: FKA twigs, Sudan Archives and Björk