Twilight Sad Are Back.
After a too long absence, the Twilight Sad have shared a new single, the curiously titled I/m Not Here [missing face].
It’s a driving, motorik return, with wailing guitars and swirling synths circling around frontman James Graham’s repeated declarations of “I don’t want to be around you anymore.”
It’s a fabulous return.
UNDER THE RADAR: Spiritualized Are Back.
Space rock legends Spiritualized have announced news of their new studio album, And Nothing Hurt, due for release 7 September via Bella Union in the UK/Europe and Fat Possum in the US.
The band have shared the brilliant lead single I’m Your Man, which wraps layer upon layer of gloriously transcendent sound together to create something utterly mesmerising and cinematic, and with a towering guitar solo – .where the waves of blissful noise are almost overwhelming.
NEW VIDEO: The Dream Syndicate – “How Did I Find Myself Here” (feat. John Paul Jones).
“Here’s a brand new video of a live version of “How Did I Find Myself Here” as performed with John Paul Jones at the Sun Station Vadso festival up in Norway exactly one year ago. Thanks to JPJ’s wild outer-space purple lap steel guitar explorations and the ensuing stringed interplay shenanigans, this version gets even freakier than the one that appeared on our studio album last year. Jason and John duke it out, toe to toe, fret to fret and no one gets out alive. Filmed and edited by Nick Edwards.”
UNDER THE RADAR: Soft Science – “Breaking”
Song from the new album Maps from California’s up-and-coming and very dreamy shoegaze outfit Soft Science (drops Friday June 1st and is being released through Test Pattern Records)
Soft Science fuses melody, sound and texture of 60s pop and 90s shoegaze like molecular gastronomists blend physics and chemistry to transform food. Together this 5-piece band have managed to create their own sweet blend of modern pop music with a sonic edge.
Full of reverie, this is perhaps the best album of 2018 on the dream-gaze scene with layers of reverb-laden guitars and rhythm overlaid with Haley’s vocals – seductive, yet wholesome – taking their music to celestial effect.
.louder than war