Melodic Copenhagen post-punks Communions have shared a clip for their track "Forget It's a Dream." Much like the song itself, the video effortlessly maintains a mood that's pitched somewhere between sultry and shadowy. Watch below. Communions EP is out now on Tough Love.
On August 7, Katowice, Poland is throwing an amazing musical party called OFF Festival. Excited about Ride, Dillinger Escape Plan, and Sun Kil Moon? Yeah, so are we.
But there’s also a whole host of Polish bands performing that might not have made it in to your record collection. (Yet.) We’re using our ongoing mixtape project to highlight a few outstanding members of the home team. The next entry in the series comes from Gliwice-based duo, Coals—who apparently are big fans of Ibeyi, Bon Iver, and Bob Dylan. That’s it—they can totally sit with us. Listen below. You can also revisit the previous mixes in our OFF series from Sutari and Dog Whistle. If you’re also on your way to Poland, you can grab all the OFF Festival info here.
Sweden's The Orange Revival makes doomy drones indebted to explorers of psychedelia's darker caverns (Spacemen 3, The Velvet Underground, Brian Jonestown Massacre). Below, you can stream, "Saturation," a rumbling space rocker taken from the forthcoming Futurecent LP, which is due out this September on Fuzz Club. The band has also shared a Sonic Boom-like remix of the single.
Back in June, former Late of the Pier frontman Sam Dust released Inji, his solo debut as LA Priest. Dust has now shared a video for the Inji track "Occasion," a soul-funk confection that recalls Prince at his trippiest. Watch the smokey, nocturnal clip below, which stars Dust and a rather dazed looking feline.
Today, Welsh singer/songwriter Gwenno (Ex-Pipette Gwenno Saunders) released her solo debut, Y Dydd Olaf, through Heavenly Recordings. "Golau Arall," the latest single taken from the LP, tethers the rhythmic insistence of Krautrock to an airy dream pop atmosphere. Stream the track below.
On August 7, we’re hitting up the OFF Festival in Katowice, Poland. Among the bands we’re totally freaking out about seeing? Run the Jewels, Colleen Green, and Doldrums. But Poland’s also got an incredibly strong home team. Leading up to the fest, we’re using our mixtape series to highlight a few of our future favorite Polish bands slated to play the fest. Think of it as a cheat sheet to a few of the gems you’ve yet to add to your record collection.
Next in the mix is experimental folk trio, Sutari. The ladies have prepared a mix of tunes from around the world including indie darlings, CocoRosie. Take a listen to their musical picks below. You can also revisit the previous mix in our OFF series from Dog Whistle here. If like us you’re packing your bags for Poland, you can peep all the OFF Festival info here.
"Find Yourself" is arguably the most concise pop song on Jacco Gardner's Hypnophobia LP, but London-based producer Richard Norris has sought to change that. Norris' remix slows and elongates the track to twice its original length, stretching the song beyond the seven-minute mark and fully exploiting its cinematic possibilities. Stream it below. Hypnophobia is out now on Polyvinyl.
Earlier this month, power pop classicists EZTV released their rather excellent debut, Calling Out, via Captured Tracks. Swirling album highlight "Dust in the Sky" favorably recalls the more psychedelic aspects of Chris Bell, early Big Star, and The dB's. Watch the video for the single below, which finds the band doing their best American Bandstand-style pantomiming while lounging around their native Brooklyn.