Here’s single #2 from Toronto duo Bravestation from their upcoming debut record, Goddess: out June 22, 2018. Equal parts brooding and upbeat, the band says “Ray Of Love” is “an ode to mental health awareness and the notion that giving a little love to those around us can go a long way for our collective well-being in this sometimes cruel and calculated world.”
Montreal’s Marie-Hélène L. Delorme, aka FOXTROTT, will release the first in a series of EPs on June 15th via One Little Indian Records, and today shares the first cut from the record – pulsing alt-RnB-flecked single “Wait”.
Talking about the track, Delorme said: “Wait is a movement forward towards a brighter place, an urgency to follow the tingling feeling one gets when something or someone rings true to them, calls them. It’s a commitment to make oneself available to this renewal, and being willing to leave things behind by doing so. It’s a feeling of love so strong that one cannot ignore it or deny it.”
“Musically, it is a warm pulse, a grounded but expansive energy. It’s drums and bass that pull you forward by your stomach, and shimmering synths and percussions that tickle you in this march forward, like the feeling of a new love. Vocally, it is intimate and upfront, with no “vocal makeup”, like the voice of a loved one murmuring in your ear…”
Satellite Stories returned last week with their brand new single ‘Coupons’, the first taste from what will be their fifth and final studio album, ‘Cut Out The Lights’. CLASH described it as “ridiculously infectious, with those gossamer synths rattling against an insistent, incessant guitar line.” and, today, the band reveal the video for the single.
Talking about the video, the band say; “The video was shot in one of our favorite places to make music, an awesome studio called SF Sounds in Finland, we wanted to go back their to shoot this and capture the energy in the recordings also in a fun live video.” The video was directed by Juho Länsiharju.
Take a look at the video for “Dead Eyes” off Dusted’s new album Blackout Summer, following its critically acclaimed release last month on Polyvinyl Record Co. The short film touches on sorrow, beauty, humor, family and friendship, drawing cinematic inspiration from Tim & Eric, David Lynch, and our two favorite Andersons.
“I love the heart that these characters display – it’s a perfect contrast to the routine funeral we are introduced to off the top,“ shared Borcherdt. “I laughed so many times out loud when I first watched the story unfold but it was the small gestures that kept me coming back. I feel so moved by the love they show their fallen comrade. For instance Claw-Hand-Man puts his hat to his heart after driving the dead body to the sea. He doesn’t follow the procession but stands guard by the getaway car and sends this final heartfelt gesture. It’s really touching; they loved this person so much.”
Director William Wilkinson explains, “Dusted’s wistful, hypnotic song inspired us to tell a story of acceptance: sometimes we receive the greatest love and loyalty not from our own blood kin but, instead, from our closest friends.”
Today, Jungle return with a set of new songs, each showcasing a very different side of their sound. AA sided single cuts ‘Happy Man’ and ‘House In LA’ are the first tracks to be revealed from Jungle’s forthcoming second album which was recorded in London; J and T describe it as “a post-apocalyptic radio station playing break up songs.” If Jungle’s first album was their imaginary soundtrack to the places they had never been, their new record captures the landscapes they had so often dreamed of.
To write and record the new album, J and T swapped Shepherds Bush for the Hollywood Hills. Their romanticization of The California Dream clashed with the reality of living it—although the experience led them back home to London to finish the album, the journey itself ultimately defining the music it produced.
Here’s “Happy Man”.
and “House In LA”.