in amongst the clouds
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Check out instrumental math-rock duo Orbit Shifter.
Chicago based band influenced by 90′s Don Cab, Hella, Piglet, Storm & Stress, and King Crimson.
They’ve played shows with Victor Villarreal, The Para-Medics, and Options, and will be playing shows with the math-rock bands Junior Bob and 100 Ounces in January of 2014.
Their debut EP called Max Headroom is available as a free download on bandcamp - https://orbitshifter.bandcamp.com/.
The recordings are a little fuzzy round the edges but the quality content is all there, with some tappy-guitar goodness and exciting interplay and transitions with the drums.
Download rating: No Brainer, must download!
Brighton collective and record label Sonic Anhedonic have recently released their 2 debut records.
The first coming from Yndi Halda, Bermuda Ern and SASO drummer Oli Newton via the Pseudonym The Lunchtime Sardine Club. Not only a debut for the newly formed label but Icecapades is also the first solo attempt for Oli. The album has a minimal, Lo-Fi feel and sound with some songs stripped down to an acoustic guitar and vocals with others featuring collaborations with friends.
Recorded using all the space a house has to offer, with friends and neighbours over a year and a half, Icecapades is sonically and lyrically dark yet playful, an album which closely ties its subject matter to its sound.
With an album of short stories (the death of a boxer, the sleepy sickness epidemic of the 1920’s, the mysterious dissapearance of three lighthouse keepers, an old womans embalming, murderous distortion) the lunchtime sardine club presents a cohesive album that begs to be listened to from start to finish. Which you can below or here
The other release is also from a Brighton based musician Steven Stride of Crooked Mountain Crooked Sea and Love Among the Mannequins. His solo effort released this week is more stripped down than the LTSC release and has a DIY character which this writer really enjoys. The self-titled album Chalk is available to listen here
There promises to be some great releases via this label such as Bermuda Ern and Eugene Quell coming 2013/14. Have a download of their sampler here
Audio Antihero are offering up a free single from their new signing, Los Angeles via Boston via New York artist CLOUD. His richly layered Alt. Pop is fitting in quite nicely with your resident “Specialists in Commercial Suicide”…the “Mother Sea” single is taken from the upcoming ‘Comfort Songs’LP which is due out in August.
The ‘Comfort Songs’ album is an LP of enthralling Alternative Pop which is drunk on optimism yet deep in regret; sonically vast and heavily percussive the album is gorgeously layered with rich piano, violin, gang vocals, trumpet, trombone, piercing guitars and fog thick atmosphere. “Mother Sea” is a perfect introduction to Cloud’s rich textures and desperate torn vocals, thrashing piano and twisting rhythms with the lamentthat “I know it’s not your fault, babe…how beautiful songs get old” leading to a heavenly jam-band climax.
Cloud debuted with Audio Antihero on May’s “REGAL VS STEAMBOAT“ charity compilation for Rape Crisis and his contribution was well received by Indie press and radio, including The Quietus and more.
Title: Mother Sea – single
Label: Audio Antihero: Specialists in Commercial Suicide
Release Date: July 8th 2013 (Bandcamp/iTunes/Spotify/Amazon)
Album Release Date: August 5th 2013
Free Download: http://audioantihero.bandcamp.com/album/mother-sea-single
Album Pre-Order: http://audioantihero.bandcamp.com/album/comfort-songs