New Tracks

Lukasz Lach – “Don’t Haunt Me”

Lukasz Lach, the frontman of renowned Polish rock group L.Stadt, recently launched a solo project with very considerable promise. The project’s main concept is to cooperate with visual artists, who will work with

Raelism – “Becoming Conscious”

Raelism is the musical alias of Max Rael, known for his involvement with black metal group The Meads of Asphodel. Rael has touched on several electronic-leaning styles throughout various projects, as well, ranging from

Keith Mead – “She Had”

Keath Mead is a singer/songwriter out of South Carolina who just finished a trip out to Berkeley, California, where he recorded and collaborated with Chaz Bundick (Toro y Moi) in his home studio. Bundick’s Anything In Return was my

False Colors – “Operator”

False Colors’ ability to create stunning atmospheres reminiscent of outer space, and the contrasting combination of serenity and anxiety it provokes, reminds me of Fennesz’ work (see: “Pallas Athene“). For any artist dabbling

Souvenir Driver – “All the Patterns”

Portland-based group Souvenir Driver label their sound as “bliss-pop”, a self-professed hybrid of shoegaze, post-punk, new wave, psych, and pretty much whatever else they’re digging at the moment. That philosophy results in a

Chains of Logic – “Age of Progress”

Chains of Logic is the project of Houston-based producer JSteev, who crafts a darkly intoxicating hybrid of swelling electronica and dubstep with a futuristic edge. Bleak vocal samples emit a futuristic optimism

The Coquettes – “In Other Words”

The Chicago-based duo of Joe Cristo and Rob Volpendesta comprise The Coquettes, a jangly pop group whose hooks and delivery are polished enough to make the self-recorded title irrelevant. On excellent track

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New Albums

Imperial April – ‘Imperial April’

A stirring blend of ’90s alt-rock nostalgia and modern sophistication compel throughout Imperial April‘s self-titled debut album. Hailing from Christchurch, New Zealand,


Indolore – ‘Paris’ EP

Serene folk enchantments and brisk rock approaches alike show throughout the Paris EP, from Indolore. The Paris-based artist describes the release’s inspiration: