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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Birdsworth: Treat You Good b/w Obliovious 7"

London artist Birdsworth is releasing a new vinyl 7", Treat You Good b/w Oblivious. The two tracks have a slight lo-fi feel, with Treat You Good having a strong psychedelic vibe and Oblivious having a nice R&B vibe. Both tracks are catchy an upbeat with nice instrumental arrangements and strong a strong beat. Watch the video for Treat You Good then stream and buy Treat You Good b/w Oblivious at the link below.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Beaches: ✧​​~​​​~​​✧ vol. II

✧​​~​​​~​​✧ vol. II, is the new album from artist/producer Beaches. The six tracks are radio ready synthpop, with danceable beats, a smooth sonic sheen and adventurous electronica. This album has a sublime flow, sterling production and a nice mix of unique synth pads and cliche electronic sounds. This album works from start to finish. Stream and download  ✧​​~​​​~​​✧ vol. II for free at the link below.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Deadbear: The Trees Are Dancing

Berlin based artist/producer Deadbear has delivered his debut self-released album, The Trees Are Dancing. The six tracks are a varied mix of styles and rhythms, with an electronic music base and an expansive sound. The tracks range from upbeat to melancholy, but all have a vibe that moves the listener through the album as more of a journey than individual musical interludes. This is an album about cohesiveness, originality and imagination. Stream and buy The Trees Are Dancing at the link below.

Monday, April 24, 2017

DKFM: Alternative Facts

Alternative Facts is a new compilation curated by Los Angeles radio station Decay FM. The station is the LA stalwart of everything shoegaze and the 18 tracks on this compilation showcase some of the best of the new crop of pedal pushers. The important part though, is that all the proceeds go to support Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. F*ck Trump, buy this album now. Stream and buy Alternative Facts at the link below.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Monkey Warhol: Import/Export

Prolific artist/producer Monkey Warhol is back with another two track EP, Import/Export. Utilizing noise as the primary ambient driver, the EP explores a wall of sound type sonic immersion to both generate dissonance and a soothing spatial experience, where noise is both friend and foe. Try it for yourself. Stream and download Import/Export at the link below.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Blindman: See With Your Heart

New Jersey based reggae artist Blindman, aka derek Gazal, has released his debut album, See With Your Heart. The seven tracks are reggae laden pop with touches of hip and other genres thrown in. The album is enjoyable, but the hip hop seems forced an overall, there is a lack of originality to hold on to. See what you think. Watch the video for album track Lonely Road, then stream and download at the link below.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Joint D≠: مخابرات / Intelligence

مخابرات / Intelligence is the new album from Joint D≠, on Sorry State Records. The eleven tracks are total no holds barred punk. You know the kind...hardcore, smash the asshole neighbor's windshield, get thrown out of the bar...punk. Just go buy it MF's. Stream and buy مخابرات / Intelligence at the link below.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Wes John Cichosz: The Moon Threads A Needle

Chicago multi-instrumentalist, Wes John Cichosz, has released a masterpiece sophomore album, The Moon Threads A Needle. The thirteen tracks are a brilliant blend of melodic structures, rhythmic patterns, compelling vocals, and instrumental performances that take the breath away. The album moves through the blending of folk, jazz and rock, like a figure skater cutting beautiful patterns in the ice. This is the best album of the year so far for us, and may well end up our favorite album for the year, period. Stream and buy The Moon Threads A Needle at the link below.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Vassals: Halogen Days

Brooklyn based Vassals, are back with their new EP, Halogen Days. The four tracks are stark and edgy, channeling the kind of feel that John Lennon got on his solo projects. Creating that Lennonesque vibe speaks to the band's talent and vision. This EP is compelling on every level and creates a totally engulfing dark sonic experience. This is a must have. Stream and buy Halogen Days at the link below.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Demon Head: Thunder on the Fields

Copenhagen based band Demon Head have released their sophomore album, Thunder on the Fields, via Swedish label The Sign Records. The seven tracks continue their penchant for dark, sinister sounding post-punk, The band takes a stark sonic vibe, while maintaining a sparse, intimate feel to the tracks. This is a group that have forged a unique sound and an original niche.  Stream and buy Thunder on the Fields at the link below.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Bordellos: Underground Tape Vol. 6

FZB favorites The Bordellos are back with Underground Tape Vol. 6. The four track EP is a collection of radio sessions and unreleased tracks, which give us a more internal look at this prolific UK group. The songs are raw and edgy, as always for the Bordellos, and also features a duet with Dee Claw from American cult garage band Persian Claws. The Bordellos are always a good bet for enjoyable records. Stream and download Underground Tape Vol. 6 for free at the link below.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Inhalt: Part Time Punks Sessions

Part Time Punks Sessions is the new album from San Francisco based electronic trio Inhalt. This album had us from the very first note. The eight tracks channel all the best vibes from 80's new wave, while delivering an album that is so sonically interesting, it was almost like a drug that engulfed the senses in a totally immersive trip. If you're into new wave and synthpop, this album is as good as it gets and is an absolute must have. Watch the video for album tracks Walking On Glass, then stream and buy Part Time Punks Sessions at the link below.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Bottle Next: Bad Horses

Bad Horses is the debut full length from Lyon based indie rock duo Bottle Next. Released on French label Le Cri Du Charbon, the eleven tracks recall influences such as Cream. Rocking and driving, the band melds elements from alt-rock, metal and math rock into a potent blend that is both original and retro. No small feat. This is as solid a rock album as anyone would want and a must have. Watch the video for album track Choices, then stream and buy Bad Horses at the link below.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Whereswilder: Hotshot

Greek label, Inner Ear Records, brings us, Hotshot, the sophomore album from indie rock band Whereswilder. The vocals recall the sound of Stars, but this band is heavier, with elements of math rock and a nice, albeit quite derivative, retro feel. The guitars are definitely the standouts on this album, with a sterling melodic sense and strong chops. As a whole though, the album is solid, but yet unremarkable. Stream and buy Hotshot at the link below.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Orations: Wych Elm

Wych Elm is the latest album from Buffalo, NY based Orations. The eleven tracks are completely compelling post-punk anthems. The first thing that will hit the listener is the absolutely huge vocals of Jess Collins, who's style is reminiscent of Florence Welch. The instrumentals are driving, with plenty of twang and you'll get one of the tightest drummers we've heard in a long time. Taken together, what you have is an album that is super strong from start to finish. Watch the video for album track Oh, The Horror!, then stream and buy Wych Elm at the link below.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

North Atlantic Drift: Departures Vol.1

Departures Vol. 1 is the new album from Toronto's North Atlantic Drift. The duo of Mike Abercrombie and Brad Deschamps deliver over an hour of music across twelve tracks, that include two live tracks. The album features dark ambient textures with a pervasive atmospheric vibe. Lush, but not cluttered, the deep synthpads feel snug like a warm hug. Crisp production caps of this superlative album. Watch the videos for album tracks Dream Sequence and Pretense, then stream and buy Departures Vol. 1 at the link below.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

David Douglas: Spectators Of The Universe

Dutch artist producer David Douglas is back with his sophomore full length, Spectators Of The Universe, on Amsterdam based label Atomnation. The ten tracks glide through synthpop and mild house electronica, with analogue pads, an abundance of melodic elements and some disco laced R&B vibes. More mainstream and less experimental, the album none the less showcases an accomplished producer finding a solid musical niche. Polished beats, cliche sounds and a light touch make this a radio ready album for those that want their music easy rather than adventurous. Stream and buy Spectators of the Universe at the link below.

Monday, April 3, 2017

The Pinkerton Raid: Tolerance Ends, Love Begins

Tolerance Ends, Love Begins is the third album from North Carolina indie rockers The Pinkerton Raid. With a sound similar to Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, the nine tracks are zealous toe tappers that make you want to shake your fanny in pure enjoyment. Sultry, spontaneous and catchy, with striking vocals and instrumental arrangements, this is a band that needs to be on everyone's radar. Stream and buy Tolerance Ends, Love Begins at the link below.