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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Digster Wednesday Playlists

Today on the Digster Wednesday Playlists we feature their EDM/Dance Playlists, where you'll find 41 playlists to fuel your rave consciousness for the year. Try the This Is House playlists to get with all that's new and hot in House music; or About Berlin, with almost four hours of music from the country that is synonymous with electronica. Then there's Flow Urbano, 60 songs of sultry Latin electronic. Finds these and all the other greats music at the Digster EDM/Dance Playlists link below.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Russian Winter Records: Ehrnman/Pearson Signing

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Kansas City based folk-rock duo Ehrnman/Pearson have been signed by Midwest indie record label Russian Winter Records. Their debut album or EP, to be produced by label founder Ric Gordon, is expected to be released late summer or early fall 2018.

Corniglia: Corniglia

Perth, Australia psych/shoegaze duo Corniglia have released their S/T debut album. With a sound that is in the same vein as Warpiant, Tennis and similar bands, the album delivers eleven tracks of catchy  music, drenched with tons of reverb, clean melodic guitars and ethereal vocals. There is no new ground broken here and the album is highly derivative. That aside, the album is thoroughly enjoyable but also undistinguished. Stream and buy Corniglia at the link below.

Hollywood Sinners: Khome Kakka

Spanish punk rockers Hollywood Sinners are back with their fourth album Khome Kakka. The eleven tracks recall bands like The Ramones and The Clash, and Undertones. Stark, lofi and edgy this is a band that keeps punk's beginnings front and center. The album is compelling musically, but has limited accessibility with only two tracks in English, but this is a minor issue. Who can really understand most words in a song anyway.What you get here is great melodic punk rock, with chimey guitars and straight forward songs. Stream and buy Khome Kakka at the link below.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Phantoms vs Fire: Swim

Swim is the new album from Italian instrumental master Phantoms vs Fire, aka artist/producer Thiago C. Desant. The thirteen tracks are a clear vision of where classical music could be heading if its culture ever advances beyond their archaic musical prejudices. What one finds here is a world of melodies, emotions and textures. Utilizing both traditional instruments and synthesizers, Desant creates a unique, original musical experience of depth and beauty. This album is totally compelling and an absolute must have. Stream and buy Swim at the link below.

Blackwater: Istanbul

Istanbul is the debut 7" from London electronic duo Blackwater. The two tracks, about 15 minutes of music, are innovate melodic explorations of movement interwoven with drone. From the chimes of  Woodstock, with almost tribal rhythms, to the bells of Istanbul, where a mystical feel prevails, again set to primal rhythms, with warm, well balanced and interesting ambient textures. Stream and buy Istanbul in vinyl or digital at the link below.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Boomarm Nation: Family Album

Portland electronic pioneers Boomarm Nation bring us their 5th Annual Family Alum. The 20 tracks span this fine eclectic label's breadth of stylish and innovative electronic music. You'll get stunning artistry from Argentina's Silvio Astier, Palestinian beat genius Muquat'a, and the notorius sounds of Tropical Camel. This compilation is edgy, totally compelling, completely engaging and may well be the masterful electronic statement of the year. An absolute must have. Stream and buy Family Album at the link below.

Chvad SB: Structure

North Carolina's ethereal auteurs Silber Records bring us Structures, a hauntingly charming guitar drone from Chvad SB. The album encompasses two 20+ minute pieces of sculptured sonic hegemony, that swirl, glisten, crackle and shout with stunning effect. The album is minimalist and engaging, with lots of edge to tread and spark to admire. Love this one, and an absolute must have. Stream and buy Structure at the link below.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

The Mayhem Lecture Series: Structures And Behaviors

Arctic Dub Records brings us Structures And Behaviors, the debut EP from Porto, Portugal based The Mayhem Lecture Series, aka producer Dave Wesley. The three tracks are extended experimental works categorized into personality traits and disorders. With glitchy synths, imaginative editing and some dub style lines, this work defies genre expectations. What one gets is a compelling exploration into electronic music as a work of art, rather than simply an aural experience. This is adventurous music for adventurous listeners. Stream and buy Structures And Behaviors at the link below.

On The Wane: Schism

Schism is the sultry new album from Kiev post-punk band On The Wane. The ten tracks are dark, noisey, deep, sexy and stunning. The band takes a shoegazy base and mixes it with a razors edge to deliver an album so compelling on looses free will. The album makes twangy guitars into a weapon of rock, rather than a pop cliche. This album is heavy, yet melodic and delivers in all the right places. This is already destined to be one of our favorite albums of the year and is an absolute must have. Stream and buy Schism at the link below.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Digster Wednesday Playlists

Welcome to the next travel adventure brought to you by your Digster Wednesday Playlists. Today you will be visiting the exotic shore of the Digster Brazil Playlists. Here you can while the hours away on a Rio beach with Acustico Brazil, over three hours of the best in acoustic music from South America, or enjoy all the beautiful beach bods with Sextaneja,, 44 songs to dance your arse off with. Then there's pop vibes, where you can see which of your favorite artists are hot in the Sao Paulo clubs, with 59 hot pop tracks. There is much more for you to discover on the Digster Brazil Playlists at the link below.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Bordellos: Faves

FZB favorites The Bordellos, never go very long between releases and 2018 starts as it should with them releasing a compilation package. Faves is twelve tracks of Bordellos classics and mark the band's first release on Merseyside label Now Music. This album is gives us a nice collection of the best songwriting and lofi musings of Bordellos honcho Brian Shea. Can we really ever get too much Bordellos...NO! Stream and download Faves for free at the link below.

Dyr Fraser: Hauntingly Beyond

Boston based FZB favorites Dyr Fraser are back with a new EP, Hauntingly Beyond. The duo of Eric Boomhower and Amelia May deliver four tracks of atmospheric psychedelic music, with tons of reverb, a dark sheen and droney overtones. Twangy guitar lines move the pieces forward as vocals and synths swirl about in an endless cacophony of tasty pop music. The EP could benefit from a better production as the vocals are too buried, and EQ notching would separate the instruments more; but as a whole this is a thoroughly enjoyable work. Stream and buy Hauntingly Beyond at the link below.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Iglomat: The Man Made Man

UK label KFM Records bring us The Man Made Man, the fourth album from FZB favorite Iglomat. The nine tracks see this multinational collaboration building on their instrumental sound, with new textures, heavy guitars and imaginative melodic passages. More than a collection of riffs, Iglomat build complex soundscapes, with each possessing it's own mood and emotional space. This new album is an engaging work that showcases the bands talent and creativity. Stream and buy The Man Made Man at the link below.

Brenda: Creeper

Creeper is the latest EP from Toronto postpunk band Brenda. The five tracks assault you with edgy, reverby and stylish music that defies convention. The EP is surprising in it's stark nature, going from raw to sublime in the blink of an eye, with strategically placed changes that are compelling and engaging. This is an adventurous EP that pushes boundaries and takes punk influenced music to a new height of interest. You'll particularly love the inventive guitar and sneering vocals. This EP is a definite must have. Stream and buy Creeper at the link below.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Electric Bird Noise: Nam Wen Eht Fo Htrib

Nam Wen Eht Fo Htrib is the new long form ambient piece by FZB favorite Electric Bird Noise. Released on North Carolina indie Silber Records, the 21 minute piece explores the depths of dark ambient loops, and processed guitar sounds and passages, to create a sonic space that is both soft and textural, as well as sinister and foreboding. The unique interplay between the creepy and the sublime creates a musical work of depth and movement, where the listener feels the music transporting them somewhere, rather than just hanging about in the ether. Stream and buy Nam Wen Eht Fo Htrib at the link below.

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.