Next Friday, Captured Tracks will release As If Apart, the sophomore LP from singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Chris Cohen. Ahead of the album, Cohen has shared a video for the lush title track. Watch below.
Tomorrow, Sinderlyn will release Jaye Bartell's latest full-length, Light Enough. It's a hushed and patient record centered on the singer/songwriter's vocals and guitar, and sonically it recalls of the spartan templates of Leonard Cohen and Sibylle Baier. Yet just as Bartell's voice is singular (sturdy as stone yet unfailingly gentle), so to is his songwriting, which manages to summon wonder and pathos from the careful observation of mundanity. As Bartell contemplates time and gravity on the quietly affecting title track, his words have a childlike awe that's undercut by the eerily tranquil remove of his delivery; below, you can check out our premiere of the video for "Light Enough," plus Bartell's upcoming tour dates with Kevin Morby.
06/02 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room * 06/03 - Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theater * 06/04 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Crepe Place * 06/06 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios * 06/07 - Vancouver, BC - Media Club * 06/08 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern * 06/10 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court * 06/11 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge * 06/12 - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room * 06/14 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry * 06/15 - Chicago, IL - Schubas * 06/16 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme * 06/17 - Toronto, ON - The Great Hall * 06/19 - Allston, MA - Great Scott * 06/20 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle * 06/22 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade NYC * 06/23 - Washington, D.C. - Rock and Roll Hotel * 06/24 - Durham, NC - The Pinhook * 06/25 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl * * = w/ Kevin Morby
Today, we're premiering "Can't Remember," the lead single from Teen Body's forthcoming debut LP, Get Home Safe. With its delicate, skipping-stone guitar leads, blur of androgynous vocals from guitarist Shannon Lee and bassist Alex French, and distant vox organ that drifts into the mix like frost forming on a windshield, the song is reminiscent of the kind of crestfallen, stately dream pop that blossomed in the U.K. just as post-punk's halcyon days began to dissipate. Listen below.
Sophisticated New Zealand dream pop outfit Yumi Zouma has shared "Barricade (Matter of Fact)," a new song from their proper debut LP, Yoncalla. The record is due out May 27 on Cascine. Listen below, and check out the prior single, "Keep It Close To Me."
Last month, singer/songwriter Trevor Sensor released his debut EP, Texas Girls and Jesus Christ. Today, we're pleased to premiere Sensor's latest single, "Judas Said To Be A Man," which is out digitally on May 27 via Jagjaguwar. The brief burst of a song finds Sensor's strained, immediately captivating voice constantly fluctuating between awe and anguish, just as his words effortlessly entangle religious imagery and personal confession.
Head below to listen and check out Sensor's June tour dates with folk trio The Staves.
Tour Dates (w/ The Staves):
6/3 The Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, MN 6/4 High Noon Saloon, Madison, WI 6/5 Club Garibaldi's, Milwaukee, WI 6/6 Lincoln Hall + Schubas, Chicago, IL 6/8 The Pike Room, Pontiac, MI 6/9 Lee's Palace, Toronto, ON 6/10 Bar Le Ritz PDB, Montreal, QC 6/16 The Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY 6/20 Rock And Roll Hotel, Washington, D.C. 6/21 Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, NC 6/23 Smith's Olde Bar, Atlanta, GA 6/24 The High Watt, Nashville, TN 6/25 Off Broadway St Louis Mo, St. Louis, MO 6/26 The Riot Room, Kansas City, MO
“Know Your Minute” & “Into the Darkness” MP3 Streams
Apr 20, 2016
Just yesterday, Woods unveiled a video for their track "I Can See in the Dark," from the recently released LP City Sun Eater in the River of Light. Now they've shared a brand new non-album cut, "Know Your Minute," which is part of a split 7-inch with Ultimate Painting, who are currently touring with Woods. Woodsist and Trouble in Mind are co-releasing the tour-only single, but below you can stream both "Know Your Minute" and Ultimate Painting's contribution, "Into the Darkness."
Today, we're premiering "Don't Bother Me," the latest single from London's The Death of Pop. Here's what the band had to say about the crystalline jangle pop track, which is as bold and vivid as anything they've released yet:
"Following the single 'Gardens' with Too Pure last October, 'Don't Bother Me' and 'Locomotive,' which we released a few weeks ago, are the first of some new material we've been putting together for an album. For our recent songs we've been utilising a different way of recording - tracking the backing tracks live to tape and the results have been a lot more satisfying for us than the way we've previously recorded. It means we've been able to capture our live sound better which has been a challenge in the past.
Our summer-super-signing Rich Dent has recently joined on bass from the band YOOFS (for an undisclosed fee) and this track was the first song we worked on with him; he's a nice man. At the moment we're spending our time recording the album scheduled for release this autumn. Lyrically this song is about losing your sense of humour :("