Latest Arrivals to our Music Library
Monday, February 1, 2021
Ignorance is deeply emotional, the lyrics roiling with conflict. Indeed, the natural world is everywhere on this record. But it is not there to provide scenery or beauty; rather it intrudes with force and poignancy.
Neil Frances is a Los Angeles-based alternative pop duo making music with soul that you can dance to and believe in. A number of single releases, remixes, and featured guest spots on their tracks helped implement their fluidity and embracing of a changing modern pop landscape. Steadily building from the ground up since the beginning, the duo has been hard at work on a batch of new music to be released over the course of 2020 and beyond that is sure to expand their reach with its sense of groove and share their sunny outlook grounded in realness.
Awnings is the musical project of filmmaker Bradford Thomason. Originally recorded for a now-shelved film, the songs on Awnings EP represent a collective exploration of classic 80s film scores by artists like Jan Hammer and Harold Faltermeyer, and commercial production music from the Themes International series.
Monday, January 18, 2021
Moondial is an electronic art-rock / new wave band formed in 2017 and based in Dallas. The band consists of two members, John Chapman doing vocals, guitar, keys and programming and Tony LoBianco doing vocals, bass, guitar.
It’s been quite the year for Jordana. In March Grand Jury re-issued her sleeper debut Classical Notions of Happiness. Then the world abruptly fell apart. Using the time she would have spent touring in support of the album, she quickly turned around a batch of new material that radically expanded on the homespun bedroom pop of her debut. The result is Something To Say To You, a monumental leap for the 20-year-old Kansas-based songwriter.
Dad Sports is a three piece bedroom pop band formed in the early hours of the morning, exploring the Ottawa suburbs with only friendship and music to guide them. The band's sound is notably lo-fi and soft, yet equally high energy and emotionally potent. The group sets themselves apart by their use of electronic drum machines and softly layered vocals to create a warm and nostalgic sound.
Monday, January 4, 2021
The Besnard Lakes have passed through death and they're here to tell the tale. Nearly five years after their last lightning-tinted volley, the magisterial Montreal psych rock band have sworn off compromise, split with their longstanding label, and completed a searing, 72-minute suite about the darkness of dying and the light on the other side.
Building on 2018’s SLOW AIR, Still Corners return with THE LAST EXIT, an album about the myth and folklore of the open road. In a world where everyone thinks all the corners of the map are filled in, Still Corners believe there's something beyond what we see and feel, something eternal in the landscape of those never ending drives.
Mexican born, New York-based vibraphonist, marimbist, improviser and composer Patricia Brennan has released the third video from her forthcoming debut full length album Maquishti, out January 15, 2021 on the Valley of Search label.
Monday, December 7, 2020
Sam Lynch is a Vancouver based singer-songwriter and musician, who makes wallflower hush-rock songs that will stare you down and slow your breathing. Little Disappearance is Sam Lynch’s debut studio album, released October 2020 on Winnipeg label Birthday Cake. Featuring the work of some of North America’s most brilliant creatives, the collection of songs paints a lush sonic landscape where self-reflective lyrics and cathartic musical flourishes collide. The album was written and recorded over the period of a year and a half, from both Lynch’s basement home studio, and world-renowned studios in Montreal and Vancouver. The songs swell and recede, as percussive guitar, expansive strings, sparse piano, and whisper-close vocals invite the listener to observe Lynch’s most introspective moments, and inevitably turn the mirror on themselves.
Lime Cordiale’s infectious performances and genuine, generous interactions with their fans has made them one of Australia’s buzziest acts over the past couple of years. It’s a fact that was reflected in the Triple J Hottest 100 poll in January when Lime Cordiale was the only act to have four songs under 40 in triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2019-- a feat that not even Billie Eilish could pull off. It’s been an incredible start to the year for the Sydney duo, but the brothers would be quick to tell you that it’s been a long way to the top.
ou may have caught wind of Black Summer (Rhys Toms) when Triple J unearthed “Dark Times Bright Lights” and dubbed him “Australia's youngest producer” in 2015. How can an 11 year old (at the time) create a song good enough to air on Australia’s top radio station? Well that’s what a lot of people asked for the better part of five years, discrediting the young artist's efforts for being too rough and by claiming “ghost producers” were behind the songs. Thousands of hate comments/memes were hurled Toms’ way and it started consuming his life. Every time he wanted to fight back haters, his parents encouraged him to keep his head down and keep grinding.
Monday, November 23, 2020
Half Stack are an Oakland country rock band that incorporates elements of garage rock, psychedelic pop, jangle pop, jazz rock, and jam band into their brand of gorgeous, laid-back philosophical West Coast music. Featuring noteworthy personnel such as frontman Peter Kegler (Babewatch) and Oliver Pinnell (who worked with Jay Som on Everybody Works), Half Stack boasts a ‘stacked’ lineup of top-tier songwriters and musicians.
Under the Puddle is a 4-piece rock band from Washington State that was formed in 2013. They have played hundreds of shows from Alaska to Arizona and continue to cultivate a following around the greater Seattle area. Released in May 2020. The band is composed of Mitchell Clausen on guitar, Beau Huffer on bass guitar, Glen Carnes on keyboards, and Kyle Tucker on drums. All four members perform vocals, creating a full and genuine sound.
A fresh, cathartic and vital as anything they’ve ever put out. There’s no weariness, no bitterness, just a clear desire to get back to doing what they do best – that unique blend of bittersweet melody, brutal lyrical honesty and riffs for days.