Stylishly sinister, razor-edged and engaging, “Friend To All” is the strange, dangerous, artfully-disorienting and gripping brand-new single from Oakland’s Grace Cooper and her Grace Sings Sludge project. Her Christ Mocked & The End of a Relationship LP will be released on July 17th by Empty Cellar Records. You can pre-order vinyl-with-art-book and digital versions of that from her Bandcamp page now.
A multi-layered menace that pulses and pounces, “Preppers” is tense, tightly coiled and taken from Side Fx, the just-released six-song EP from Chicago’s Hobbyist. Its anarchism is refined and its terrors instructive. Recorded entirely during their hometown’s stay-at-home-order, you can download it right now from their Bandcamp page.
A serenely-revolving palette of ambiance and light, “Barely There” is the rippling and resonant latest single from Chicago’s Gia Margaret. She releases her Mia Gargaret LP on June 12th. You can pre-order metallic-blue-swirl-vinyl, black-vinyl and digital editions of it both from Orindal Records and from her Bandcamp page right now.
Classic-sounding post-rock energy fuses with gently-communicated truths then blazes on “I Will Try”, the powerful, pristine new single from Katie Lau’s Painted Zeros. The track is taken from the When You Found Forever LP that she releases this Friday, May 29th. You can order digital and vinyl versions of it from Don Giovanni, and it’s available from her Bandcamp page as well.
Arriving with a boldly-colored, thoughtfully-styled and piercing new video directed by Amy Barham, “Only A Woman” is the melancholy, moving and sharply-observed brand-new single from L.A.’s Marchelle Bradanini. On July 3rd she releases an album of that name, her solo debut. You can pre-order the digital version of it from her Bandcamp page and you can find music by her Pony Boy project by visiting its website.
Today independent London-based musician and producer Gus Harvey released her England EP, and “Albion” is its soulfully-syncopated, resonant and smartly-dressed lead track. Made in a abandoned pub once frequented by the Krays, she then added reverb created in an abandoned church to complete the haunting effect. You can find streaming and download links for it right here.
A sumptuous, showstopping Mise-en-scène, its polished layers are each arresting and arranged to form an eye-catching spectacle. The dramatic “Creatures of the Night” is the opening track on Storyteller, the recently-released new EP from South London’s Alice MC. You can stream that right now both on Apple Music and on her Soundcloud page.
Songs from the West Coast is the expressive title for the next and second LP from L.A.’s Freedom Fry, and above you can hear its gently-windblown, paisley-patterned and subtly-triumphant “Not With a Bullet”. The album arrives this Friday, May 29th. You can pre-save it using this link, and you can find lots more of their music on their Bandcamp page.
Sturm und Drang with a sweet humanity in its undercurrents, “Diaphanous” is the oceanic new single from Montréal’s Elizabeth Powell and her Land of Talk project. The track leads off Indistinct Conversations, her forthcoming LP. Out from July 31st on Saddle Creek, you can pre-order vinyl, CD, cassette and digital editions of it from their webstore or from her Bandcamp page now.
A jazz-kissed vision, “Gimme Ya Love” is easy-yet-editorial and the quick-pulsed, confident and forward-looking brand-new single from Sydney’s Natalie Slade. You can find all sorts of streaming and download links for this track right here. It’s taken from Control, her debut album, one released by London’s Eglo Records on June 5th. Pre-orders for vinyl and digital versions of it are available now from her Bandcamp page.