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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 20131. Elbow Pain
2. La Edad Del Futuro
3. Birds Singing Lies
4. Lucid Dream
6. Old Blood
Read what Impose has to say about it Here.
“Stars” SoundCloud Link – https://soundcloud.com/troywool/wool-stars-single
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
4. Love Enough
6. Fog Machine
7. Love Come Find Me
8. New Age
Listen 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 numberswiki.com
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.
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.
Release Date: January 5, 20141. Weak Stream
3. Twitter Song
4. Exit Through the Window
5. Mega Snoozers
Impose has premiered How To Be Topp’s new video for the title track of their recently release EP, Offshore Accounts. Check the video out and read a brief (and interesting) interview with HTBT on Impose HERE.
Check out the band on Facebook to stay on Topp of what they have coming up! (See what we did there?)
CMJ premiered “July” from Fiance’s forthcoming EP today! Be sure to check the article out here. Stream the track below and keep up with what the band has going on on Facebook.
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…
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.
VARSITY‘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
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.
Canopy Climbers new single from their recently release EP premiered today on Impose. Check out a little bit of what they had to say below and read an interview with Alan from Canopy Climbers here.
“No need for a compass or force for a guide, Canopy Climbers direct a pop rhythm and blues track for directionless scenarios. The regressive and transgressive trends gets hit with those big bright keys, that break down to the clang of small wind chime bells struck by a passing breeze.”