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Remington Super 60 – “Still Near”

By Will Oliver, June 25th 2020

Norwegian indie-pop trio Remington Super 60, was caught our attention last summer with “The Highway Again” are back with their dreamy new single “Still Near.”

It’s taken off their upcoming new EP that will be released sometime in the fall. But this song is bursting with life and color, made for laid back summer listening. It’s got a distinct feel and vibe that is impossible not to fall in love with.

Find “Still Near” available to stream below.
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The Ninth Wave

The Glaswegian gothic post-punk outfit The Ninth Wave are preparing the release of their upcoming EP Happy Days!, which was produced by The Horrors’ Faris Badwan and will be released on July 31st via Distiller Music. It follows their debut album Infancy which was released last year.

They’ve recently returned with the big synth-driven single “I’m Only Going To Hurt You” that has an icy feel to it yet rising above in a big anthemic fashion full of power and emotion.

Find a description of the track from singer Haydn Park-Patterson below:

“I’m Only Going To Hurt You,” the second single from our upcoming Happy Days! EP, is a song that has existed in so many forms that it is hard to recognise the original demo and the final recording as the same song. It started out life in the form of one of my (Haydn’s) poems, ‘My Severed Heart’, from which the pre chorus and chorus lyrics were taken. Since then it’s been dragged through different arrangements, keys and styles until we almost decided to scrap it. It wasn’t until Calum, Kyalo and Millie reimagined the backbone of the song that things fell into place. The main rhythmic elements of this song were made on Millie’s Elektron Digitakt, using field recordings of scrap bits of metal that surrounded the studio. The song itself is centred around an internal conflict faced after realising the difficulties of a relationship that seemed to be damaged even before it was allowed to flourish.

“I’m Only Going To Hurt You” is streaming below.

Z Berg – “To Forget You”

By Will Oliver, June 25th 2020

Photo by Alexandra Berg

You may know Z Berg from her work as a member of The Like. She’s returned with her new solo record, Get Z To A Nunnery, which is due out on July 10 via Metropolitan Indian. The record features numerous guests including Phoebe Bridgers, Madison Cunningham and Blake Mills.

“To Forget You” is the lead single from the record, a track that has an old timey tender ballad quality to it, like a mix of Lana Del Rey and The Last Shadow Puppets, full of James Bond-esque strings and all.

Find the equally lovely music video for “To Forget You” available to watch below. It was directed by both Lauren Rothery and Z Berg.

Dinner Party is the new supergroup of Kamasi Washington, Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, and 9th Wonder. They will. release their self-titled debut album on July 10th via Sounds of Crenshaw/EMPIRE.

The project came together while Martin and Glasper were on the road, touring with Glasper’s R+R=NOW (although they originally met in 1996 at a jazz band camp). They wanted to meld their influences into a new sound that nodded to jazz and soul, but ultimately rooted in hip-hop. They then called out to Washinton and 9th Wonder to join them, and Dinner Party was born.
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Mt. Joy – “Bug Eyes”

By Will Oliver, June 24th 2020

Earlier this month saw Mt. Joy return with their brand new album Rearrange Us via Dualtone Records.

“Bug Eyes” is the opening track off the record, a slow-burning but expansive widescreen folk effort that sets the table for what is to come.

The band recently performed a few selections from Rearrange Us on CBS This Morning’s Saturday Sessions. Find “Bug Eyes” streaming below along with the performance.

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Photo by Pamela Ayala

Indiana’s Hoops have returned and announced that they will release their sophomore album Halo on October 2nd via Fat Possum Records.

The band had previously been on indefinite hiatus following the release of their wonderful debut album Routines in 2017 and the band, now a trio, has marked their official return with the release of the LP’s first single “Fall Back.”
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Enoch Porch – “Grand Army”

By Will Oliver, June 23rd 2020

Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Enoch Porch has just released his debut solo release with “Grand Army,” a track that is a true story about unrequited love.

Although it’s his debut offering, it sounds like the work from a well-established artist with many releases under his belt. The track has a classic folk-rock feel, think Neil Young meets Cass McCombs and The War On Drugs.

You can take a listen to “Grand Army” right now below.
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