Releases and Announcements
Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool
Oliver: This week two female-fronted four-pieces battle from both sides of the Atlantic it out for the most love from the critics. London band Wolf Alice released their excellent debut My Love Is Cool on Dirty Hit Records. More about it on glamglare soon…
Bully – Feels Like
… and Nashville band Bully dropped their debut Feels Like, a breathtaking 31 minutes affair on Columbia Records. Also more on this here.
Creepoid – Cemetery Highrise Slum
Elke: With Cemetery Highrise Slum, Creepoid, a four piece from Philadelphia, PA deliver an album tense with distorted guitars, heavy beets, gnarly riffs and longing vocals that sing of heart break and loss. As the name of the album already suggests, this is not exactly backdrop music for a picnic with the family. That being said, we don’t always want sunshine, the darker emotions have their place too and this is one fine album to proof just that. Our pick from the XXX track album Devil In The Subtext. Cemetery Highrise Slum is out on Collect Records.
Son Lux – Bones
Oliver: Similar to bands like Alt-J and Tame Impala, Son Lux tries hard to give you a unique music experience and they succeed. His new album Bones is out on Glassnote Records.
White Poppy – White Poppy
Oliver: White Poppy is a project by Crystal Dorval. The self titled debut album contains dreamy tracks, that feel like instrumentals even with the occasional vocals.
New Order – Music Complete
Legendary English band New Order works on a new album Music Complete, to be released on September 25th.
LOLO – Comeback Queen
Somehow it looks like things are not going to Singer/songwriter LOLO’s plans. When we saw her live last year she was working on an album to be releases early this year. That didn’t happen. Now, she moved back from NYC to her hometown Jackson, TN and is working on an EP to be releases on July 17th and the first song hints a substantial change in her musical direction.
Brooklyn electronic musician Mothica has already lots of fans, including me, despite the fact that there’s little music from her out there. Now she kind of announced an EP, together with an exciting soundbite.
The Guardian has an interesting piece about the toll that constant touring takes on musicians. Also, will silent discos become a new trend?