Latest Arrivals to our Music Library
Monday, May 10, 2021
Model Child is the project of LA-based musician Danny Parker. Inspired by misfit clubs, pop music, and queer culture, his post punk ethos and razor-sharp songwriting reveal the complex emotional attachments of his songs.
A decade on from New Brigade, an instant punk record made by four Danish teenagers that came out of nowhere and inspired total devotion around the world, Seek Shelter — Iceage’s fifth LP and first for Mexican Summer — is proof that their lives are still happening through their music, and that they remain determined to harness it. Enrolling Sonic Boom (Pete Kember of Spacemen 3) to produce, Seek Shelter sees Iceage’s propulsive momentum pushing them in new, expansive, ecstatic directions. The sound of an emotional core unwound, Seek Shelter radiates warmth and a profound desire for salvation in a world that’s spinning further and further out of control.
Charlie Martin is a Texan artist and producer. Six years ago, Charlie and collaborator Will Taylor combined likeminded batches of material to form the Austin-based project Hovvdy. During a year without touring, between sessions for the steady indie-pop band’s next album, Charlie reworked songs amassed over the years alongside new creations. A hand-hewn set of colorful tales, Imaginary People introduces a spacious, singer songwriter format to Charlie’s celebrated pop compositions. Elegant piano lines and sturdy acoustic strums anchor the brilliantly determined solo debut.
Monday, April 19, 2021
Kristian North (Montreal, CA) is a songwriter whose poetic wordplay and deep crooner voice lay the foundation for candid songs that have approached the hi-fi soft rock of Warren Zevon, the arty disco of Roxy Music, and the smart new wave of Sparks or Elvis Costello. As the music struts down analogue lane, quaint confessions, cloaked desires and mythical references, make up complex, yet heartfelt lyrics, just cryptic enough to engage insert and booklet enthusiasts.
Eric Schroeder spent part of 2020 raising tadpoles into frogs, living in that perpetual change. That microcosm of life’s ceaseless change and growth is infused into The Kid, an album that treks ambitiously forward while clearly aware of its powerful roots.
Raised in a bucolic rural town in England, Childe had anything but a fairytale upbringing. His father was a wildcard and entered and exited his life with some regularity. This would ultimately turn him to music.
Monday, March 29, 2021
Based in Georgia, Tedo Stone's live set is a force to be reckoned with having toured with acts like Dr. Dog, St Paul & the Broken Bones and SUSTO. Tedo Stone performed two sets in 2018 for Atlanta's Shaky Knees fest with one set at the actual festival and one set at one of the fest's famed late night shows.
Dennis Ellsworth is a songwriter, performer and producer from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. For the last decade he has been releasing solo records, but he has once again resurrected the alt-country band Haunted Hearts, for which is he the main songwriter and lead singer.
Written about the stereotype of cheating black men, the single addresses the collective responsibility to dismantle said stereotype, and calls on individuals to look within before passing judgement. Clennon further explains how Stray is a song I wrote to dispel some of the myths about black men in context to relationships. It’s also the first time I’ve embraced all of my culture in my music to this extent.
Monday, March 8, 2021
New Jersey band, America Part Two released their first EP ‘Pure’ in 2017. Alex Fabio, Fred Rainville, and Sam Weingarten use this platform to journalize the experience of being a young adult in America today. Social issues, growing up, political climate, and love are just a few topics the band discuss in their music.
With storytelling at its core and impeccable musical taste, Snowpoet weaves it’s signature, evocative, hooky melodies, rich harmonic movements, flutters of emotive sung-speaking and thick, rich production to create an album that demands repeated listening.
Lost Horizons--the project of Cocteau Twins’ Simon Raymonde & Richie Thomas of Dif Juz-- will release a new double-album this winter, and today they share a new single off of Part One of the record. Every track of In Quiet Moments features a guest vocalist, and the new single, “One For Regret,” is in collaboration with Porridge Radio. Listen to the song and watch the trippy, greenscreened, Rachel Winton-directed video, now.
Monday, February 22, 2021
Hunter Ellis grew up in Northern California and got interested in music when he started playing the violin and guitar. In high school he joined an instrumental post-rock band called The Coma Lilies, who recorded two albums, did many west coast tours, and two cross country tours.
Jackie Hayes (born August 17, 1999) is a Waukegan-raised, Chicago-based musician detangling the tremors of her life to articulate the perils of young adulthood. Her first musical experiences happened in the church worship band, where her piano skills were hailed as a gift from God. There’s an irony to the divinity, considering Hayes was kicked out of the worship band for being a nonbeliever. Rejecting doctrine and dogma, Hayes detoured onto her own musical journey in near-secrecy with fierce opposition from her parents. She spent her adolescence sneaking into shows, working service and retail jobs to fund her own career. Her self-published music gained her a following for the inviting nature of her vulnerable candor.
Frankie Animal is an alternative-pop/rock band from Estonia, with a core of three musicians. Through persistent work and having performed at many important festivals in the region such as Tallinn Music Week and Positivus but also farther at Eurosonic Noorderslag and Waves Vienna, they have established themselves as one of the leading alternative bands in Estonia.