Introducing: Walrus, “Balush” Premieres on Impose

Walrus - Glam Returns

Comprised of five members channeling their inner psychedelia, songs range from trance to surf and end in 1967 at the corner of Haight and Ashbury; except these guys live just over the Macdonald Bridge in Halifax, Nova Scotia. A reincarnation of 60′s psyche-pop if there ever was one, their music will adhere to all levels of inebriation or consciousness. Walrus takes you swiftly into a summer’s daydream you’ll find yourself never wanting to wake up from. Conga’s, simple keys, heavy r&b bass walks, 12 string guitars and falsetto’s all find a home in Walrus.
Formed in 2012 as a basement recording project between two brothers, Walrus has been busy touring, recording and releasing ep’s, singles and splits since they began. Now a five piece, their latest offering Glam Returns was recorded and mixed in Halifax, NS at the Echo Chamber with Charles Austin over the latter half of 2013, and was mastered by Tim Glasgow.

Impose premiered the first single from Glam Returns today.  Stream “Balush” below and then jump over to Impose and read a little interview they did with the band here.

Glue Trip Releases “Lucid Dream”

“Lucid Dream”  SoundCloud Link -

Glue Trip is a Brazilian dream-pop duo, all the songs are written and recorded by Lucas Moura and Felipe Augusto at Lucas’ home-studio, the Apartamento 307. They live in a coastal, small city called João Pessoa, northeast of Brazil. Their music is influenced by the tropical weather and scenery of their city. They started making music together in 2012, when they released two tracks (“Tropikaoss” and “Júlio”). These two were experimental and mostly instrumental, with very little vocals. After a short hiatus, they returned to make music in their home studio and released the pop track “Elbow Pain”, which is influenced by the beach, nostalgia and the break up of a relationship. This song proved that they could transform the project into an experimental lab where they could mix pop songs and psychedelic ambiance.

Lucid Dream was their fourth release this year. The idea of melodies and ambience came essentially from a dream. They are influenced by movies, graphic design, trips and everything that surrounds them. Just after releasing Sophie, they released an EP called Just Trippin, this EP is a compilation of 6 songs released in 2013 exclusively on their SoundCloud page. This year, they plan to release Just Trippin on vinyl, plus a new album and music videos.

Just Trippin EP
Release Date: November 2013
1. Elbow Pain
2. La Edad Del Futuro
3. Birds Singing Lies
4. Lucid Dream
5. Sophie
6. Old Blood


Introducing WOOL: “Stars” Premieres on Impose


Read what Impose has to say about it Here.

“Stars” SoundCloud Link –

Haunted memories and crushed relationships play a significant role in the body of work from Raleigh, NC act WOOL. “It felt like this huge empty void I had been feeling was finally being filled, which is what led me to keep writing songs for the project, and eventually record,” shares lead singer and songwriter Troy Hancock. He began the project in 2012 after two years of creative inactivity and his initial songs were an ode to the many dazed, anxious feelings from past experiences.

While in Raleigh, Hancock met Raymond Finn, Zack Oden, and Johnny Hobbs to turn WOOL from a solo project into a full band. After their first official show in November 2012, WOOL built a name for themselves within the local Raleigh scene and eventually booked a short East Coast stint through New York, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. With a slot at Raleigh’s Hopscotch Music Festival in 2013, WOOL was poised to hit the studio and crank out fresh material. They released their debut EP titled Delta last October, which demonstrated an enormous amount of range between their 90s-influenced aesthetic in the vein of Built to Spill to more devastating shoegaze moments as found on closing track “Bulletin Air.”

On March 18th, WOOL released their latest single “Stars,” a glimpse into a dreamier, more fleshed-out side of the band. With a full-length album slated for a late-summer release, WOOL is ready to push themselves even further. “I feel that my experiences with really struggling and sometimes questioning who I am as an individual eventually got me to a place where I’m confident in myself, in my musical style,” says Hancock. “I do feel like that those themes of self doubt do show up in some of my songs.”

“Stars” – Single



“Hope You Visit Soon, Bro” SoundCloud Link -

“Hope You Visit Soon, Bro” Video Youtube Link –

Alternative & experimental electro pop artist HoneyChrome‘s sound has been compared to that of the Pet Shop Boys with striking vocals and a stage presence of a Michael Jackson/Eminem hybrid born in one of MNDR’s dreams. His high energy, multi-sensory live shows leave you with an ear worms playing through your head long after the show has ended.

After spending 4 years as rapper “Chad D,” in Pennsylvania, Chad Lewine moved to Brooklyn and adorned the moniker HoneyChrome after dreaming of bees. Nope – he wasn’t stung, but stood and watched an entire hive grow and begin to thrive.

HoneyChrome brings love & light through the wormhole via dancing, hyperactive beats, uplifting lyrics and messages of passion & romance. It was only after immersing himself in the underground NYC rave scene that HoneyChrome was re-invigorated with his passion for music & performing. This rebirth can be heard on his debut release, “The Chocolate Album.” – 2014

The Chocolate Album
Release Date: January 24, 20141. 2minsmovinon
3. OUTwithU
4. Love Enough
5. Riddim
6. Fog Machine
7. Love Come Find Me
8. New Age


Official Site

Introducing: JASIA

Cover_Art jasiaListen to “Inverbatim” on SoundCloud Here 
Watch ”Inverbatim” Video on Youtube Here

Jasia is the solo project of classically trained producer Josiah Willows. Having studied classical voice, guitar and violin  performing in orchestras in earlier years, he now spends his time between Melbourne and London recording an album of bass driven electronic beats overlaid with orchestral layers of synthesisers, strings, guitars on a bed of

vocal samples. Influences on his music range from Sigur Ros to Passion Pit and Clams Casino.

“Inverbatim” features a processed vocal sample and 808 beat paired with restrained guitars, heavy sub bass and interlacing layers of stacked vocal melodies in a 5:22 tripartite cycle.The short film accompanying re-imagines the 1979 anti-drug video “Drugs Are Like That” and the 1992 bus safety video “Ghost Rider”  as a commentary on desire and loss in flux.


Introducing: Malatese


Listen to Animal Relief on SoundCloud Here

The following is from Luke Manning’s review of Malatese’s “Animal Relief” from Charlottesville, VA blog Nailgun Media:

Malatese’s most recent EP “Animal Relief” stands as a testament to this; it is their most accomplished set of songs yet. One of the greatest joys in listening to Malatese is their syncretism of disparate elements; they combine the discord of hardcore punk, the funky beats of old school hip hop, and the meditative drone of shoegaze into a singular expression of raw power, a style some listeners have dubbed “trance-punk.” “Weak Stream” recalls the nervous energy of post-punk bands like The Fall or Wire, alternating between moments of evil bass and bursts of frenzied guitar, with Travis Legg’s distinctive howl, somewhere between Mark E. Smith and Thom Yorke, completing the song as a composite of joy and horror. This tension between existential dread and sublime beauty makes up the central narrative of Malatese’s most recent E.P., and maybe even their whole ouvre. The middle track “Twitter Song” casts these themes in the light of a society mediated through technologically-generated sensation. The final song of the bunch, and my personal favorite, “Mega Snoozers” unfolds as a slow-burn ode to ego dissolution. Travis chants/sings the lyrics, “You cut me apart but I won’t change at all” over churning noise and a hypnotic drum beat, bringing to mind a Drums Not Dead -era Liars. On Animal Relief, Malatese manages to distill the incendiary power of their live shows into five new tracks full of haunted ecstasy.

Animal Relief
Release Date: January 5, 20141. Weak Stream
2. Ostrich
3. Twitter Song
4. Exit Through the Window
5. Mega Snoozers


Introducing Awning, “Blue” Premieres on Earmilk


Birthed from a longstanding friendship that began while studying music at NYU, Awning is a wildly refreshing contrast to all that is stale in electronic music. It comes as no surprise that Jon Sheldrick and Luke Smith, the duo behind the outfit, are both classically trained musicians who have dabbled in the likes of opera, off-Broadway musicals, and jam bands. Folk songs written years ago by the pair in a dingy Brooklyn apartment are still present in Awning’s repertoire today, if only shells of their former selves. Influenced by acts like The Books, Stephen Wilkinson’s Bibio and Will Wiesenfeld’s Baths, Awning brings electronic music to a sophisticated level by simply scaling it back.

The core of their songs, when stripped of their computerized textures, is often just acoustic guitars and vocals, melodic lines that travel fluidly and with purpose. Structured from seeds of ideas—a simple riff or chord progression—the two will often record a stand-alone folk song before they take to harvesting samples, slicing, rearranging and transforming it into its realized self.

If it’s not the swaying, sometimes distant vocals that reel you in, then it’s the ebb and flow of a driving beat that keeps you there, referencing the bygone era of Simon & Garfunkel, while embracing the marvels of modern, constructed noise. Both acknowledging and rejecting their musical upbringings, Awning’s intuitive and thoughtful harmonies lay atop an informed modern aesthetic, built upon a profound understanding of classical musicianship and an unyielding desire to mess it all up.

Earmilk premiered the first single from the band’s debut album, Two Against Me, which is due out on April 15.  The album will be for sale digitally in all stores and can be purchased on vinyl on Awning’s Bandcamp here.  Have a listen to “Blue” below…

Varisty’s “New Wave” Premieres on MOKB

While operating on a vintage familiarity seen through the lens of fuzzy garage pop, Chicago’s VARSITY makes bursting rock songs that aim to please. The principal trio of Stef S (vocals/keys), Pat S (Guitar Strums and leads), and Dylan W (Guitar leads and strums) explore styles ranging from twee, to Brit pop to psych rock while creating a distinct blend of jangly guitars and chiming synths. The trio is backed up by the driving rhythms of drummers/bassists Jake S. and Spencer S.

My Old Kentucky Blog just premiered “New Wave’ from the band’s upcoming EP.  Check out the MOKB premiere here.

rsz_varsity_-_thanks_for_nothingVARSITY‘s Thanks For Nothing is due out April 8 both digitally and on cassette via Jurrasic Pop.  Here’s the track listing:

1. Back & Forth
2. New Wave
3. Jackie
4. Silent E
5. Despite The Warning

For more info on VARSITY check out their Facebook and be sure to grab their EP on April 8.