I’m pleased to put up some new music from Canada/UK electronic band New Hands, their first new music since 2012. Premiered on Soft Signal the other day, here’s “Swimming” featuring Spence Newell‘s silhouette against jumpy, VHS-quality projections of footage found from years past.
Craft Spells brand new sophomore album “Nausea” will only be available October 6th, but in the coming months they’re sure to be releasing a few tracks bit by bit. To ease the painful pit of waiting, they’ve just released “Breaking the Angle Against the Tide”. We get the impression the tide has shifted for them too, they’ve gone from lo-fi dream-pop we heard on their debut 3 years ago to a more introspective, somewhat neater sounding spirit. Keep a lookout for this lot and pick up your free download via SoundCloud.
Philadelphia/New York/Sydney noise-pop act A Sunny Day in Glasgow are soon to release their much-anticipated next album “Sea When Absent” via Lefse. Their latest sampling from the record, “Crushin’”, is noticeably airier than their usual bombastic anthems, but still carries the impassioned weight of their past work.
On the album, “Crushin’” follows the absolute melodramatic onslaught that is “In Love With Useless“, and the comedown is nothing short of beautiful. From a Cocteau Twins-like vocal collage to the delicate guitar work, the song is a slow fantasy to get lost in. The emotional crescendo continues to build into the song’s end, but just as it seems close to going off of the tracks, the air clears into a delayed synth pattern and settles.
I’ve followed this band for several years now and this is quite possibly their best and smartest example of their dream-pop songwriting prowess. If this band has ever been too loud for you, I encourage you to give “Crushin’” a spin and reconsider. “Sea When Absent” is available for preorder here and is out June 24.
A little while back, I gave you an update on Toronto indie-electronic band Nightbox with a new video for “Burning” and news of their second EP The Panic Sequence. Today, we get a listen to a new track off the five-track EP called “In The Rural”. The Panic Sequence is set to be released on April 22nd and features production work by the band and Al-P of MSTRKRFT.
TO/NYC fans, check the band out at their release shows at The Drake on April 24 and Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn on April 29.