[new]: Day Wave – “Starting Again”

By Will Oliver, February 26th 2020

Photo by Daniel Topete

Day Wave, the project of Jackson Phillips, has returned with his new single “Starting Again,” which will be released via PIAS Recordings.

The lush dreamy nature that Phillips has been perfecting throughout his career sounds true and full of life on “Starting Again,” packed to the brim with emotion and coming from a place of importance to him as a songwriter.
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Today Car Seat Headrest announced their new album Making A Door Less Open will be released on May 1st via Matador Records.

“Can’t Cool Me Down” has been a part of the band’s live set for some time now and here it gets a bit of a more of electronic treatment. Which isn’t an accident, as the album is “the result of a fruitful “collaboration” between Car Seat Headrest, led by Will Toledo, and 1 Trait Danger, a CSH electronic side project consisting of drummer Andrew Katz and Toledo’s alternative persona, “Trait.””

The band actually recorded the album twice, once with live guitars, drums and bass, and then once in a MIDI environment using purely synthesized sound. These two approaches were combined during the mixing process, using elements from both sessions with additional overdubs.
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Phoebe Bridgers Releases “Garden Song”

By Will Oliver, February 26th 2020

Photo by Olof Grind

Phoebe Bridgers has returned with her brand new single “Garden Song,” with a music video directed by her brother, Jackson Bridgers.

Although she’s kept plenty busy with her side projects Boygenius and Better Oblivion Community Center, his is her first new solo material in nearly three years since her release of Stranger In The Alps and it sees the talented singer-songwriter pick up right where she left off. We can only hope that this means a new album will be on the way later in the year.
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The Strokes – “Bad Decisions”

By Will Oliver, February 24th 2020

Photo by Jason McDonald

It’s happening folks. The Strokes will finally return with their long-awaited new album The New Abnormal which will be released on April 10th via Cult Records/RCA Records.

We heard the atmospheric and synth-driven first single “At The Door” and now the band have hit back with a more signature Strokes-sounding anthem with “Bad Decisions.” It has some 80s classic rock qualities that have a nostalgic quality, before spanning into something that will definitely be a welcome return for fans of the Strokes older work.
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Daniel Craig’s final James Bond film No Time To Die comes out on April 4th and duties to pen the final theme was assigned to the young rising pop star Billie Eilish.

Earlier tonight she dropped her Bond theme “No Time To Die,” and is shows a more restrained performance from Eilish, one surrounded by lovely strings and instrumentation that allow her vocals to soar.

It’s a safe bet to say that this song will go the distance come next Oscar season. But for now, let’s just hope that the film itself is a good farewell for Craig.

Enjoy a listen to “No Time To Die” below.
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Photo by Peter Ryle

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are back, returning today with the music video for their brand new single “Cars In Space.” The track is the first taste of new music single last year’s “In The Capital” / “Read My Mind” 7” single and hopefully points towards a new album announcement soon enough.

“Cars In Space” has that now-signature Rolling Blackouts chugging wide-spanning guitar attack that absolutely soars and sounds as triumphant as their best songs always do. The band’s Fran Keaney describes the song as “the swirling words and thoughts before a breakup.”
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Delyn Grey – “Battle”

By Will Oliver, January 23rd 2020

Toronto alt-rock artist Delyn Grey wants to revamp the mainstream music trends and break barriers, merging genres such as garage rock and r&b music. This can be felt on her recently released new single “Battle.”

The track puts her powerhouse vocals and emotional delivery on perfect display. Grey offers a soulful performance that hits on some pretty heavy topics that come from a personal place for the artists as she describes below.
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