Ditching a punk band, sisters Colette and Hannah Thurlow decided on making music together as 2:54. They’ve recently been signed to Fat Possum Records and are touring the UK in promotion of Scarlet. Listen/watch the video of their title track below featuring sinister guitars, and unforgiving yet dreamy vocals.
Peep the rest of their songs via SoundCloud to delve deeper into their punk/shoegaze inspired sound and follow them on Twitter.
Clams Casino dropped an awesome mixtape online earlier this year, and he follows up with an EP coming out on June 28th, that you can preview at an earlier post here. The fan-made video above encapsulates the ethereal feel of Clams Casino’s song, which is played over an David Copperfield performance that has been run through some psychedelic digital filters.
From the seemingly innocent, typically alternative mid 80′s cover art, one would never assume the nausea-inducing content imbued into the compact disc. Then again, the scalding fuchsia burn of the abused Fender Jazzmaster might be an indicator.
For those who have already heard My Bloody Valentine’s seminal 1991 work, Loveless, it truly needs no introduction. If this is the case, you’ve probably already ranted to your friends about how the album either, “changed my life, dude” or that it’s “a total piece of noisy trash-eating garbage.” So, assuming you’ve never heard Loveless, your reaction could be one of the two…let’s hope the former.
Remember the track “Never Follow Suit” by The Radio Dept.? Now available in EP form. Exciting, isn’t it? Scratching your head? Give the EP a listen. It sounds like they’ve deconstructed the track and taken the little bits that make up the whole, to make several songs of it. The first track “The One” has the machine drum kicking, leading into “Never Follow Suit”, a favorite to those who have picked up Clinging To A Scheme. While “Stay Off Route” acts as a transition/instrumental track that continues to “On Your Side”. Stick around for the “Never Swallow Fruit” remix by Pistol Dub.
California Wives, a cool blend of shoegaze and indie-pop. Their track “Blood Red Youth” has more of an 80′s feel to it. It kinda just makes you want to dance around, you know? “Guilt” is what caught my attention though. A bit more focus on the vocals on this track and it’s much more mellow song in general. Both songs show the opposing ends of their sound spectrum, if you will. After all, their influences are New Order and Phoenix. Oh and for the record, none of the members are from California, they’re from Chicago. Sneaky. Listen to their latest EP Affairhere
After a fourteen year hiatus, the British electronic rock/ambient/dream pop group Seefeel returns on Warp Records with a four song EP Faults (which you can pre-order here) coming September 20th. Shigeru Ishihara and Iida Kazuhisa (E-da) join Mark Clifford and Sarah Peacock and they have plans to tour internationally in 2011.
“Faults” is a really good track and it has been on constant rotation on my playlist.
Our lucky friends in Europe can catch their first shows since their reincarnation:
Sept. 15 2010 – 8:00pm
Brighton, The Lanes
Sept. 16 2010 – 7:30pm
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Oct. 1 2010 – 2:30pm
I don’t know where I found out about BROTHERTIGER. Really. Earlier, while organizing my browser’s bookmarks, I found his MySpace page bookmarked, and I liked it so much that I thought he deserved a nod on WGWit. After digging a little deeper, I found out BROTHERTIGER is an alias for John Jagos and that his blog is as ethereal as his music.