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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Drifting In Silence: Dawn


Dawn is the new album from North Carolina based artist/producer Drifting In Silence, aka Derrick Stembridge. The ten tracks are ambient tone poems that evoke an immersive trek through implied melodies and ambient soundscapes. Varying patterns of atmospheric drones and spritely synth pads conjure up a wonderfully natural feeling of peace and serenity, painting a beautiful pastiche across the mind. Stream and buy Dawn at the link below.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Digster Wednesday Playlists


Welcome to the Digster Wednesday Playlists. What better way to start a new year then with some love from the Digster Romance Playlists. Try Indie Love Songs for 60 tracks of of passionate music from the muses of indie. There's the Love Stinks playlist, 3+ hours of music for when things just aren't working. If tthe relationship is getting too steamy with your significant other, there's always the Digster Wedding Songs, 56 tracks to make you both sit down and think LOL. Listen to these and all the other Digster Romance Playlists at the link below.

 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Foreign Films: The Record Collector Side 1

The Record Collector, Side 1, is the first side of a triple vinyl release coming from FZB favorite The Foreign Films, aka Canadian artist/producer Bill Majoros. The album is an indie rock romp through Majoros' life, both real and imaginary, and the music that made him. The Foreign Films always deliver finely crafted pop/rock, with great hooks, harmonies and a bit of the best of the Beatles influence. If Side 1 is any indication, this huge undertaking of making a triple vinyl album will yield a superlative work of indie rock. Stream and buy The Record Collector Side 1 and pre-order the whole package at the link below.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Michael Trew: Waiting in the Wings


Waiting in the Wings is the debut solo album from singer/songwriter Michael Trew. The nine tracks are stylish flokrock, that recalls Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver and other similar artists. The songs are intimate and delivered with a strong voice and sterling musicianship. The album has a bit of a theatrical flair and nods to the grandiose at times. This gives the album a bit of a dated feel, but it holds together well throughout and satisfies thoroughly. Stream and buy Waiting in the Wings at the link below.

Friday, January 12, 2018

M Is We: Oceans & The Corrupting Sea: Looking To the Stars

  

One of our favorite indie labels is North Carolina's Silber Records. Finely curated by artist/producer Brian John Mitchell, the label spans wondrous soundscapes from delicately crafted ambient to edgy punk regimes. Today we have two tasty new releases from the label.

Oceans is the new album from M is We. The eights tracks are edgy post punk, with poignant lyrics and a sound fit for a dark Brooklyn dive. Brash and noisey, the tracks are gems of punkish dilemma. 

The Corrupting Sea's EP, Looking To the Stars, is another entry in the label's 5 in 5 series, where artists do 5, one minute songs on the EP. This EP is an ambient post-rock look at ingenious synthesizer pads and patterns. 

Stream and buy both of these excellent works at the links below.



Thursday, January 11, 2018

Franck Vigroux: Barricades


Barricades is the debut album from French ambient auteur Franck Vigroux. The eight tracks are dark, with elegantly expressive lines of imaginative synth pads. The sultry waves and overtones create the air of true movement within the sonic experience, while noise manifests itself as dissociated wafts of the music it originated from. This album is transcendental, beautiful and well crafted. An absolute must have. Stream and buy Barricades at the link below.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Digster Wednesday Playlists


The Grammy Awards happen on January 28th and you can get a preview of all the nominees with this week's Digster's Grammy Awards 2018 Playlist. You'll get 95 tracks, with over six hours of music that represents the artists nominated in the various Grammy categories. Find music from artists such as Lorde, Cardi B, Portugal The Man, SZA and Lady Antebellum. Get your Grammy fix with the Digster Grammy Awards 2018 Playlist at the link below.


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

R.U.U.N.E.: Hex Collection


The Hex Collection is the new EP from Massachusetts based artist/producer R.U.U.N.E. The six tracks are stark, dance synth music. With enough edge to make a razor blush, and noise used as intimidation, the EP is also a gender statement meant to shake expectations and seize emotions. The music is imaginative and original, with lyrics unafraid to make a statement, with all record proceeds going to Derive's Scholarship Fund. Stream and buy Hex Collection at the link below.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Submarine Broadcasting Company: Post:Soc Compilation


UK based indie label Submarine Broadcasting Company has released a series of compilations focused on raising money for the DePaul International Homelessness Charities. The thirty tracks span genres and styles to create a dramatic album of deep instrumental moods. The songs are dark and engaging, with a strong sonic presence. More than just a usual collection of songs, the album is a full on artistic statement. Stream and buy Post:Soc at the link below.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Floorshime Zipper Boots $1 Music - Video Bonus Package


It's Ric, FZB publisher. Pease help me, Russian Winter Records and the Floorshime Zipper Boots music blog accomplish all of our 2018 projects. To help us, we have a very special $1 bonus download package to offer you called " When We Kiss" Virtual 7" and Video, $1 Bonus Package.
This $1 package contains downloads of:
The track "When We Kiss"
The track "To Hear You Say"
The track "I Will Always Be Here"
2 New HD Format Music Videos
The unreleased track "Clearly Now"
"I Will Always Be Here" was named #30 on the NBTMusic Radio Top 300 Singles of 2017, which, along with "When We Kiss" & "To Hear You Say," are from my latest EP "Standing Here." Selected #93 on the NBTMusicRadio Top 300 Albums of 2017. "Clearly Now" is an unreleased track that will be on my next album.
Help support all of our label projects for 2018 including: a sophomore single and debut EP by great new female vocalist Taylor Mac, both a new live and a new studio album from garage punk powerhouse Braggers, my next studio album, more artist signings and video projects, and more daily reviews as well as new features on Floorshime Zipper Boots. It all relies on your support. Please help us by buying the $1 bonus package, and by sharing this post and encouraging your social media followers and contacts to buy this great $1 Bonus Package at the link below.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

We Are Parasols: Inertia


Inertia is the sophomore album from Portland trio We Are Parasols. The fourteen tracks are lush and inventive, blending three of our favorite genres, synthpop, industrial and shoegaze. Atmospheric and ethereal, the songs flow out in a stylish shimmer. Glitzy and pristinely choreographed, the album is also commercial and clubby. This is an absolute must have. Stream and buy Inertia at the link below.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Digster Wednesday Playlists


Welcome to the first Digster Wednesday Playlists of the new year and what better way to start, then with their Best of 2017 Playlists. Here you will find 60 tracks that Digster has pick as their favs of the years. With artists ranging from Kendrick Lamar to Taylor Swift and Beck, this is a playlists that is sure to please. Stream the Digster Best of 2017 Playlist at the link below.


Connect_icut: Music For Granular Synthesizer

Music For Granular Synthesizer is the new album from Vancouver based artist/producer Connect_icut, aka Samuel Macklin, on Aagoo Records. The six tracks, totaling almost an hour of music, are drone/ambient explorations of tones, melodies clean lines and noise. Ethereal, with lots of sonic diversity, at times smooth and ambient, at times gritty drones, and other times flowing and melodic, this is an experimental journey of synthesizer moodiness and texture, that satisfies the senses. Stream and buy Music For Granular Synthesizer at the link below.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The Fuzillis: Grind A Go Go


Grind A Go Go is the new album from The Fuzillis. The sixteen tracks are the most fun you can have since Shindig went off the air, or The Stray Cats first burst on the scene. This is rock-n-roll, not in some lame of commercial sence, the is primal 50's based rock, the like of which would make Jerry Lee Lewis and Link Wray blush. Lo-fi, blaring sax and enough twang to cause an earthquake, the real deal, This album is an absolute must have...if you have the cajones. Stream and buy Grind A Go Go at the link below.