Album: Delay Trees – Let Go

Listening to Finland’s Delay Trees has always been a soft, lulling experience that shuffled you away from reality. Dreamy music tends to have that effect. It mesmerizes and hypnotizes, it makes rows of grey buildings appear cinematic from a bus window on a rainy day. But reality catches up with you sometimes – a terrible experience which […]

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Chastity Belt – “Different Now” (Video)

Seattle’s finest Chastity Belt have released a new single and video in anticipation of their upcoming album I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone, out on June 2. The track is a slow-paced post punk number called “Different Now”,  which strikes a more serious and tone than previous releases. Directed by Bobby McHugh, the video […]

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Astrid Swan – From the Bed and Beyond

I was listening to a radio programme the other day where they were discussing Finnish expressionist painter Ellen Thesleff, who lived and worked during the latter part of the 1800’s and early 1900’s. In a time when female artists weren’t acknowledged to the same extent as their male peers, to put it mildly, her bold work […]

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Joose Keskitalo – ‘Tietoisuus’

In the past when describing Joose Keskitalo’s music words like lighthearted and breezy wouldn’t immediately come to mind. Now, when listening to his new single ‘Tietoisuus’, you begin to wonder what kind of revelation he’s had to make him sound almost exuberant. One distinctive change is that he’s teamed up with free jazz/folk music group […]

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Delay Trees – “It’s Not Who You Are”

Sometimes, when everyday life gets in the way, you forget the things that are really important. Things like listening to new music, for instance. So in the spirit of catching up, I had to go all the way back to December last year when one of Finland’s best dream pop bands, Delay Trees, released their brilliant new […]

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Lana Del Rey – “Love”

Lana Del Rey is forever encapsulated in a wonderful, vintage world. Weightless, timeless, ageless. She is forever young and forever in love. Her latest single “Love” is a perfect illustration of this. The song is taken from her upcoming new album, which is apparently coming out later this year. The single is accompanied by an […]

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El Perro Del Mar – ‘Ding Sum’

Back in in 2003 when Sara Assbring released her debut album Look! It’s El Perro Del Mar back in 2003 she was still a Twiggy channeling embodiment of some depressed member from a 60’s girl group. Although never drifting too far from her native melancholia, she has long since traded in the forlorn doo-wops and hand claps […]

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Return With New Single “Jesus Alone”

Everytime Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds release new music there’s a 99.9% chance that I’m going to like it. Words like consistency and integrity come to mind. Today the band released their new single “Jesus Alone” with accompanying video and all I can say is, another Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds classic has arrived.

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Esben and the Witch: Searching for beauty in a burning world

Esben and the Witch will be releasing a new album, Older Terrors, on November 4. Their first in three years, it also marks the Brighton-based trio’s premier release on French metal label Season of Mist with whom they signed in July. “Sylvan”, the first single taken from their upcoming album, suggest a shift in style towards a heavier and more expansive sound. […]

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Cold Cave returns with new EP, releases video for “The Idea of Love”

Cold Cave AKA Wes Eisold has shared the first track from his upcoming two-song 7″ EP entitled The Idea of Love . The picture disc, graced with the image of an indescreetly dressed nun, will be released as a limited editon of 500 copies on September 9 via Heartworm.Watch the Amy Lee directed video for the title track below.

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