[streaming] Allison Lorenzen – Vale (feat. Midwife)

As one half of the synth / percussion duo School Dance, Denver based artist Allison Lorenzen became adept at pulling beautiful vocal melodies across skeletal compositions, bringing barren landscapes into full bloom. On Lorenzen’s first solo outing, she enlists the talents of Madeline Johnston’s Shoegaze project Midwife (The Flenser) to root her spectral vocals, keyboards…

[streaming] Wyndow – Take My Picture

Wyndow is a collaboration between Laura J Martin and Lavinia Blackwall (Trembling Bells). A set of musical postcards sent across the wires from Liverpool to Clydebank and once described by a four year old boy as a complete nightmare. Voices intertwine on a bed of homebrewed minimalism with words detailing the quiet moments. “Take My…

[streaming] Fawning – Wait

Taken from “Illusions of Control”, out February 12th 2021 via Graveface Records & Curiosities. Fawning are an Oakland-based duo composed of Devin & Cheyenne. Cheyenne, from Night School, is the vocalist. For fans of Julee Cruise, Slowdive, Cure, and peak-era 4ad. https://www.facebook.com/Fawningband/

[streaming] Jane Weaver – Heartlow

“Heartlow” is the opening track of “Flow”, out March 5th 2021 via Fire Records. “Flock” is the record that Jane Weaver always wanted to make, the most genuine version of herself, complete with unpretentious Day-Glo pop sensibilities, wit, kindness, humour and glamour. A consciously positive vision for negative times, a brooding and ethereal creation. The…

[streaming] Knomad Spock – Egypt

Knomad Spock is delighted to announce the release of his sumptuous new single ‘Egypt’ which is out now, giving the second taste of his sublime and ambitious forthcoming debut album scheduled for release in 2021 via Hinterland Creative. Commenting on the single, KS says: “Egypt is a rework of an earlier song recorded at the…

[streaming] Minor Moon – No Lightning Fix

Taken from “Tethers”, out March 26th 2021 via Whatever’s Clever. Minor Moon’s Sam Cantor writes resonant journeys into songs. Across three albums culminating in “Tethers” (out March 26, 2021), the Chicago-based musician and sideman in Half Gringa has mined the pastoral and rollicking sounds of cosmic country for contemplative and thrilling songwriting. The core musicians…

[streaming] Sun June – Everything I Had

Sun June have shared the last single, “Everything I Had,” from their upcoming album Somewhere, out February 5, 2021 via Keeled Scales and Run For Cover Records. “‘Everything I Had’ is about feeling stuck and wishing you could go back in time. It misses when things were new and easy and full of promise,” said Sun June’s Laura Colwell. “It feels very ‘Austin’ to…

[streaming] Tele Novella – Words That Stay

“Words That Stay” is the opening track of “Merlynn Belle”, out February 5th 2021 via Kill Rock Stars. Tele Novella is a project out of Lockhart, Texas; a small town, lost in time. It’s in this lost and mysterious place that they weave their classic pop songs and then process them through a loner, medieval-tonk…

[streaming] Clémentine March – Into The Distance

Taken from “Songs Of Resilience”, out February 5th 2021 via Lost Map Records. Recorded over two days in November last year, Songs of Resilience is the intimate, instinctive and beguiling second album by eclectic London-based French singer-songwriter Clémentine March. Set for release on limited-edition CDR and digital platforms on February 5, 2021, and preceded by…

[streaming] The Kindling – Flesh And Blood (Slow version)

Taken from “Flesh and Blood (single)”, released January 1, 2021 (free to download  throughout January). Guy Weir – vocals, piano, guitars, drum machine. The Kindling are a minimal alt-folk band from London (UK). Their widescreen songs explore themes of disappointment and hope, loss and discovery, action and reflection. Guy Weir’s disarming voice calls to mind…

[streaming] Cool Sounds – Back To Me

Taken from the album “Bystander”, out February 12th 2021 via Osborne Again. Cool Sounds are a Melbourne-sprung indie guitar-pop outfit. They’ve been playing together since the mid 10’s, fluid in line-up but with writer/vocalist Dainis Lacey at the heart of it, whose idiosyncratic vocal makes the band instantly recognisable. Notable for their guitar-lick interplay and…

[streaming] Kååsberga – Light

Taken from the debut album “[1]” by Kååsberga, out January 15th 2021 via L’Octuple Lunaire label. The track is also incuded as a preview on the compilation “A Decouvrir Absolument vol. 54”, free / name your price download here. Kååsberga is an indie pop folk duo from France. All songs : Vocal melodies by Marie-Lise…

[streaming] Maja Lena – Hammer The Iceberg

“‘Hammer The Iceberg’ is a nostalgic reflection on childhood memories of winters and Christmases spent in Sweden. Musing on the trials and tribulations of growing older and how it can be important to stay connected to and take care of your inner child. The snow-covered island here is Möja in Stockholm’s archipelago, moving in the…

[streaming] Films On Song – I’m Starting To See You In A New Light

Taken from the “False Starts” EP, out now digitally (free/name your price) via Bandcamp. Films on Song are a band from Charlottesville, Virginia, making “lovely, catchy, bright, and dark” popsongs, with a late 80’s new wave / post-punk sound. After a bunch of singles, they’re released their first two EP’s in 2020: “Too True” and…

[streaming] Tiny Wine – Leaves

Taken from “Archer” EP, out December 22nd 2020 via Tiny Room Records. When Chri Milton was young, his mother would play him tapes on a small shoe-box tape player/recorder. This model, a RCA RP3504, had been in the family since he was a kid. Growing up with the analogue and dusty sound of cassettes, he…

[streaming] Tim Cohen – Rage On

Taken from Tim Cohen’s sixth solo album “You Are Still Here”, out March 10th 2021 via Bobo Integral. When people muse on the quirky literate songwriter traditions of San Francisco, certain names come to mind. Garcia/ Hunter, Country Joe, Skip Spence, Jonathan Richman; it’s time to add Tim Cohen to the roll call. For more…

[streaming] New Bums – Billy, God Damn

Taken from “Last Time I Saw Grace”, out on 19th March 2021 via Drag City Seven years and a handful of lifetimes ago, New Bums came out of nowhere with their debut album, Voices In a Rented Room – a record the New York Times described as “feeling like it’s falling apart.” New Bums took this as a compliment, and thus…

[streaming] Dannika – I Don’t Wanna Be With Anyone

At some point in history, it became a given that debut albums by indie bands had to be described as some kind of virtuosic, single-minded work. It’s such a boring trope: the suffering auteur, going mad from their own genius, working with a band but channelling some vision they could only ever craft alone. That…

[streaming] Jeremy Tuplin – Night And Day

Taken from “Happiness” EP; out December 11th 2020. Somerset’s now London-residing Jeremy Tuplin is referred to by some as the pioneer of space-folk. Broadcasting stories both mundane and intergalactic, his new TV-inspired album ‘Violet Waves’ came out on 14th August on Trapped Animal Records. http://www.jeremytuplin.com/