Lord Huron’s live performance video of “When The Night Is Over” premieres today on Billboard, who calls it, “…a noir, Twin Peaks-flavored clip.” The video was filmed at the band’s own Whispering Pines Studios in Los Angeles as part of their public access show that aired in local markets across the country.
Over the past few years, Phoria have become known for their colourful, visually evocative soundscapes with the release of their debut LP Volition (and two EP’s: 2013’s “Bloodworks: and 2014’s “Display”). Top 5’s on Hype Machine, support from BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music followed – along with over 41 million Spotify streams. The band has supported James Vincent McMorrow, Little Dragon, Poliça, Active Child on tour, and made festival appearances at Latitude, Soundwave, Blue Dot, Dot To Dot, The Great Escape and SXSW, where they were named one of NPR’s standout acts in their “Austin 100” class of 2017.
After dropping the early classical-inspired track ‘Mass (Re-Imagined)’ earlier this year, the Brighton five-piece today return with the second offering off their forthcoming sophomore LP, via a double single release “When Everything Was Mine”/”Rrotor” out via X Novo/Akira Records.
“When Everything Was Mine”/”Rrotor” are both deeply emotive, beguiling electronic folk-pop cuts, anchored on a lush, elegant arrangement of softly lulled piano over hypnotic electronics, all layered with ethereal vocals by lead singer/composer Trewin Howard, whose own synesthesia informs the band’s multidimensional aesthetic.
In “When Everything Was Mine,” Howard continues to reject the notion that lyrics have to have conventional narratives. To him, a lyric can be a small self-contained unit of feeling, or a musical texture in the fabric of the song itself. In the track, he takes that concept to its logical extremity, creating a complex emotive musical and thematic idea from a song title alone. In ‘Rrotor’ his aptitude for stacking and mixing vocals like instruments makes for an intriguing and impossible to pin down electronic performances.
More beautiful tunes from UK producer Favela, from his debut full-length album Community. I didn’t find this on a blog, or my inbox. Spotify put me on to this new album after I had listened to one of his earlier singles that I’ve just been so stuck on. I could barely find any bio/press info online again about this, but I kinda think that’s the plan (or has been so far). I guess just let the music speak for itself.
Check out “Featherlight” and the full album lower down.
Check out the whole album “Community” below.
“The World’s Best Kisser” by Darwin Deez, off the upcoming album “10 Songs That Happened When You Left Me With My Stupid Heart”.
Take a listen to “California” by Newfoundland via Montreal-based musician Aaron Powell (aka Fog Lake).
His most recent full-length was last year’s Dragonchaser, and he’s following that up in a couple months with a new album called Captain. Powell started the project in his rural hometown in Newfoundland and, though the musician has relocated to Montréal, his next album is still haunted by the ghosts of his old stomping grounds. Its lead single, “California,” is about an entirely different place altogether, or rather it’s about the vastness of distance and the bitterness associated with a location that you can’t follow someone to.