SINGLES CRUISE

BLUMERLE – “MIST”

Marrying lo-fi field recordings, distant reverb-heavy pianos and looping, ambling guitar passages, Blumerle is yet another vehicle that Matt C White (Realizer / Open Palm) utilizes to create moments of requisite beauty during long days trying to exist under capitalism. “Mist” is ephemeral, but continues to linger long after its burned out. 

RUSSIAN BATHS – “SCRUB IT”

The New York heavy-psych band’s latest single from the 2019 album Deepfake is a noise-laden weirdo ripper that pushes their goth-tinged blackened shoegaze into heavy bouts of seasonal-affective brutality.  Jess Rees’s throaty croon is buried under sheets and sheets of softened distortion and fuzz. The volume and intensity showcased on Deepfake make them easy successors …

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GOLDEN HYMNS SING “HURRAH” – “THUNBERG”

Coming out with the requisite fire and righteous indignation that matches the namesake of this song, the Long Island Post-Rock / Post-Metal band have created an intense and gripping accompaniment to the words of climate change activist Greta Thunberg’s words. A excerpt of Greta Thunberg’s searing speech is heard in the quiet interlude before a …

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GODAUGHTER – “TRIANGLE SKY”

Combining all of the rupture-and-repair dynamics of a post-rock band operating at the bleeding edge metal, heavy psych and shoegaze – the Canterbury, UK band present a full aural attack on “Triangle Sky”. “Triangle Sky” pushes everything in the red before throttling back revealing interwoven guitar melodies, golden drones and aggression cooling into acceptance. Fans …

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MIDGE – “LET IT TAKE YOU (ORIGINAL MIX”

I am 100 % on board with a track made specifically made for “chilling by the pool” at Ibiza. The faintly Balearic beat is categorically blunted – specifically played at the decibel imperceptible to hangover-sensitive ears. Synths come in as keyed-up gentle crests atop waves of pure tonal drift. It’s a pretty location-specific track that …

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LAUGE – “SKYER (REVISITED)”

The Danish electronic musician, Lauge, revisits “Skyer” or “Clouds” in Danish and uncovers beautiful drones and synth melodies built around a few choicely constructed piano chords, allowing the composition a sense of weightlessness. The space between these chords are filled with edgeless drones born into the sky on an updraft.  Listen on Spotify