Low have announced that their new album, Double Negative, will be released via Sub Pop on the 14th of September.
They’ve released a ‘video triptych’ for new tracks “Quorum”, “Dancing And Blood” and “Fly” that you can watch below.
Double Negative was produced by BJ Burton at Justin Vernon’s April Base studio in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Low will play two shows in the UK next week before returning in October.
Jun 19th: Leeds, United Kingdom – Brudenell Social
Jun 20th: London, United Kingdom – Queen Elizabeth Hall (Robert Smith’s Meltdown Festival)
Oct 15th: Bristol, UK – Trinity
Oct 16th: Manchester, UK – Manchester Cathedral
Oct 17th: Dublin, IE – Vicar Street
Hull-based five-piece La Bête Blooms have shared their new single.
“Take Arms” acts as a rallying cry for the dispossessed, charging in on a wave of fuzzy, pulsing synths and warped, off-kilter guitar.
Skewering every-day stereotypes and lazy generalisations with pent-up energy and caustic wit, the band offer up solidarity and solace for “…all the northerners pretending to be southern, for all the business class still living with their mothers.”
“This song is for everyone. The rich, the poor, the north and south, one big messy family going down swinging”, say the band.
Check out “Take Arms” via the video stream below. The song is released today via The Adult Teeth Recording Company and is available on streaming services worldwide.
Britain’s finest heavy psych-proggers Boss Keloid have announced a new record deal and teased their forthcoming new album.
Following widespread acclaim for their 2016 collection Herb Your Enthusiasm, the band have signed a worldwide deal with the renowned Holy Roar Records and will release their third long-player, Melted On The Inch, in Spring 2018.
Say the band: “We are delighted to be signing to Holy Roar for the release of our new album, Melted On The Inch. They’re a progressive and passionate label with an ethos that we strongly admire and relate to, so it’s really cool that they’ve shown a great deal of interest and passion in our music. It’s an honour to join such a musically strong and diverse roster.
“For us, Melted On The Inch is a strong progression from Herb Your Enthusiasm. It draws from a much wider pond of influence than our previous. It is more progressive, more uplifting, more melancholic, more emotional, more dynamic, there is a greater emphasis on light and shade, it is heavier, it is more delicate, it has more beauty, it has more darkness.”
Check out the teaser for Melted On The Inch below.
You can read our 2016 interview with Boss Keloid here, and check out our review of previous LP Herb Your Enthusiasmhere.
Lavender Child, a.k.a. Toronto artist Caitlin Comeau-Jarvis, has shared a video for her new single “Happy Illusions.”
The evocative song blends alt-folk instrumentation with Comeau-Jarvis’ serene and enchanting vocals, while the accompanying video echoes themes of community, identity and a connection to nature.
“‘Happy Illusions’ was inspired from a weekend at an outdoor music festival,” says Lavender Child. “The environment alone was stunning; lush forests with enchanting art installations throughout the trails.
“The unsettling ambivalence of the place came from the juxtaposition between the people and the peaceful surroundings. My head spun from the irony both in relationships to nature and each other. I heard so many people say that they loved one another, which conceptually was beautiful, but realistically had me questioning the authenticity of the community.”
You can watch the video for “Happy Illusions”, directed by Dylan Mitro, via the stream below.
Lavender Child will continue to release new songs in the coming weeks up until the release of debut EP, Reflections.
NYC/LA funeral-pop duo MXMS have shared a video for their new single, a cover of Nirvana’s “Something In The Way.”
Vocalist Ariel Levan and pianist Jeremy Dawson’s take on the legendary Nevermind era track gives it a sparse and haunting electronic treatment, perfectly accompanied by the nightmarish, dream-like visuals of Los Angeles based indie film maker Chris Kostrazak.
Say Levan and Dawson of the single: ” ‘Something in the Way’ is our favorite piece of Kurt’s writing. The numb, submissive feeling has been glue for other frightened humans like us. Our re-creation of the song is our interpretation of Ariel’s daily cyclic journey through mental illness, depression and the drugs that sometimes work. The song is meant to postpone the inevitable face-to-face with reality that’s en route.”
You can check out the video via the stream below.
MXMS’ debut EP is slated for release in early 2018.