OUR Top 10 4AD Albums

OUR Top 10 4AD Albums

Consequence Of Sound just published their top 10 4AD records and we were a bit disappointed with much of it so we thought we would follow suit and give you a better top 10. I mean COME ON, how do you include Ariel Pink’s “Haunted Graffiti” and leave out records by Belly, Piano Magic, Swallow and Lush? […]

01.28.2015 · Filled under: Feature · No Comments »
Bandcamp Spotlight #23 — Mentalease — Indian Summer

Bandcamp Spotlight #23 — Mentalease — Indian Summer

Mentalease Indian Summer Unsigned Ohio’s best kept shoegaze/dreampop secret has been getting some attention on the blogosphere, and it’s time FMWYK put the word out: Columbus trio Mentalease self-released their third album Indian Summer early last December, presenting nine ear-blessed tracks of aural pirouettes and gilded melodies. What started as the bedroom project of guitarist/vocalist Spencer Harris […]

01.23.2015 · Filled under: Bandcamp Spotlight · Tags: , , · No Comments »
Purity Ring to Release New Album Another Eternity

Purity Ring to Release New Album Another Eternity

Canada’s future-pop duo Purity Ring dropped their newest single “begin again” on January 13th and detailed the release of their follow-up to 2012’s Shrines — Another Eternity will be released on March 2nd via 4AD and March 3rd for Last Gang (Canada). The album, a collection of 10 songs with an allegedly poppier approach, will differ in process from Shrines, which saw […]

01.19.2015 · Filled under: Music News, New Release · Tags: , , · No Comments »
Bandcamp Spotlight #22 — Spirit Lapse — Dark Energy

Bandcamp Spotlight #22 — Spirit Lapse — Dark Energy

Spirit Lapse Dark Energy Unsigned This Bandcamp Spotlight comes as a pleasant surprise for me, being an OC resident for most of my life. From the sands of Huntington to Newport, Orange County gained reputation for housing a gamut of talents, from metalcore and post-hardcore bands like Avenged Sevenfold and Atreyu to singer-songwriters like Jeff […]

01.18.2015 · Filled under: Bandcamp Spotlight · Tags: , , · No Comments »
Björk’s New Album Vulnicura Has Leaked… Hear Opening Track

Björk’s New Album Vulnicura Has Leaked… Hear Opening Track

Björk’s new album Vulnicura  has reportedly leaked two months early, but the Icelandic music goddess has officially released the opening track which can be heard here. Rumors have it that the rest of the album is much darker thanks in part her work with Arca and the Haxan Cloak. Vulnicura Tracklist: 01. Stone Milker (6:49) 02. Lion Song (6:16) […]

01.18.2015 · Filled under: Music News, New Release, Preview · No Comments »
Forgotten Tracks #16 — A Place To Bury Strangers

Forgotten Tracks #16 — A Place To Bury Strangers

A Place To Bury Strangers Self-titled Album Dead Oceans With the impending drop of A Place To Bury Strangers’ 2015 album Tranfixiation (February 17th via Dead Oceans) and the recent release of the album’s second single “We’ve Come So Far”, I thought it’d be nice to do a throwback piece on their 2007 self-titled debut. More […]

01.15.2015 · Filled under: Forgotten Tracks · No Comments »
Gliss Releases New Single “Mirrored”

Gliss Releases New Single “Mirrored”

The trio that graced 2013 with Langsom Dans comes back two years later with a new single that stylistically breaks away from their previous work. They’re also a duo now — guitarist David Reiss made a quiet departure — and are working on a new album Pale Reflections. “Mirrored” gives listeners a glimpse of Gliss’s nascent vision: […]

01.13.2015 · Filled under: Music News, New Release, Video · Tags: · No Comments »
Video Of The Week #52 – Cheatahs – Controller

Video Of The Week #52 – Cheatahs – Controller

Cheatahs – Controller Producer: Davo McConville Director: Federico Urdaneta Direct of Photography: Jeremy Valender Two school girls pass time with Time Crisis, Street Fighter Alpha, MVC, DDR, and a casual afternoon discussion on mortality. Brought to you by Federico Urdaneta and Human, a media collective. Fans of Urdaneta may remember his last collab with Cheatahs — […]

01.11.2015 · Filled under: Video Of The Week · Tags: , · No Comments »
Swervedriver to Release New Album I Wasn’t Born to Lose You

Swervedriver to Release New Album I Wasn’t Born to Lose You

We last covered Oxford shoegazers Swervedriver in March of 2014, when the group released a limited press of their 2012 single “Deep Wound” in seven-inch vinyl through Tym Records in Australia. For a time, we held our breaths at the possibility of yet another shoegazing band reforming for the revival — in late October, Swervedriver […]

01.08.2015 · Filled under: Music News · Tags: , · No Comments »
Lazyeyes – New Year / New Release

Lazyeyes – New Year / New Release

Lazyeyes New Year Unsigned Have another great EP release on 2015 — psych/indie pop trio Lazyeyes brings your ears and feet joy with New Year and a short East coast tour. Three guys work a sound that mashes complimentary bassline and guitar riffs similar to Beach Fossils and DIIV with some clean bass-snare drumming that takes from both pop […]

01.06.2015 · Filled under: Music News, New Release · No Comments »
Bandcamp Spotlight #21 – Dråpe / Carnicular Days

Bandcamp Spotlight #21 – Dråpe / Carnicular Days

Dråpe Carnicular Days Riot Factory FMWYK starts 2015 with a Bandcamp spotlight of an emerging Norwegian act — Dråpe (pronounced “drope”), a five-piece rooted in Oslo since 2010 that celebrated the new year with a new edition of their 2013 debut Carnicular Days. The album featured a self-proclaimed Tame Impala meets My Bloody Valentine feel with ambient outros (“Hike”), enveloping tapey […]

01.05.2015 · Filled under: Bandcamp Spotlight · Tags: , · No Comments »
BEST OF 2014

BEST OF 2014

  This list, as always, will not include anything from the Saint Marie Records library, since we own the label. Wyatt Parkins (no particular order) UPDATE! I was very late to the party on this one but there are still a few hours left in 2104… adding “GUILTY OF EVERYTHING” by NOTHING.            […]

12.24.2014 · Filled under: Blog News · No Comments »
Great Albums You’re Not Listening To #8 – Hilt – Journey To The Center Of The Bowl

Great Albums You’re Not Listening To #8 – Hilt – Journey To The Center Of The Bowl

HILT Journey To The Center Of The Bowl Nettwerk Productions Originally named “The Flu”, the group was assembled whenever cEvin and Dwayne lived temporarily in Toronto while away from touring/recording with Skinny Puppy. Of the many Skinny Puppy side projects, aside from maybe The Tear Garden, this is the strongest and stands on its own. […]

Forgotten Tracks #15 — Ride

Forgotten Tracks #15 — Ride

                          Ride Creation Records I’m sure by now you’ve heard the buzz — famed Oxford shoegazers Ride will be reforming for Primavera 2015 and a US/Europe tour. The quartet — composed of vocalist Mark Gardener, guitarist Andy Bell, bassist Steve Queralt, and drummer Laurence […]

12.03.2014 · Filled under: Forgotten Tracks · Tags: , , · No Comments »
Locust – After The Rain / Review

Locust – After The Rain / Review

                      Locust After the Rain Editions Mego Mark van Hoen and Louis Sherman reconvene in over a year as Locust to release their newest full-length After the Rain. In contrast to the previous You’ll Be Safe Forever, this album departs from the grainy downtempo sound […]

11.13.2014 · Filled under: Review · No Comments »