[streaming] The Luxembourg Signal – 2:22

Taken from “The Long Now”, out October 23rd 2020 via Shelflife Records. Members of the transatlantic indie-pop collective the Luxembourg Signal are spread between Los Angeles, San Diego and London, but they’ve carved out a niche among fans of ’80s/’90s-era indie-pop. After debuting with a self-titled album in 2014 and following it with “Blue Field”…

[streaming] Colorama – And

‘And’ is the first song to be released by Colorama since their last album, ‘Some Things Just Take Time’ in 2017. It sees the beginning (chronologically at least) of a collaboration between Carwyn Ellis and the extraordinarily talented American producer Shawn Lee, which has already yielded awesome music by Rio 18 and Saint Etienne. In…

[streaming] Thibault – Centrelink

Thibault, a new band helmed by Melbourne singer-songwriter Nicole Thibault, has shared their debut single, ‘Centrelink’, alongside an album announcement. ‘Centrelink’ is the first single lifted from Thibault’s debut album, ‘Or Not Thibault’, which is slated for a September 4 release via Chapter Music. The record was produced by James Cecil, known for his work…

SPIRIT FEST – Mirage Mirage (Morr Music, 2020) Il traffico creativo sulla direttrice Tokyo-Monaco di Baviera giunge alla terza tappa di un itinerario alla scoperta delle potenzialità derivanti dall’incontro tra sensibilità diverse, tra sensibilità pop e ricerca sonora. Saya e Ueno del duo giapponese Tenniscoats, Markus Acher dei Notwist, Cico Beck (Aloa Input, Joasinho) e…

[streaming] Good Dog – Floating

Taken from the album ‘Creature’, out Friday 22nd May 2020 via Lost Map Records. Good Dog is Suse’s low-key solo project, and we are extremely delighted to announce that we have released her debut single ‘Floating’ b/w ‘Bumblebee’, both as part of our PostMap Club subscription service (info on that below), as well as, for…

[streaming] Elan Noon – Spinning

You may have heard of Elan Noon, Keenan Mittag-Degala’s solo project in 2018 when his debut album, “Have A Spirit Filled”, was released on French label Field Mates Records. His second album is ready to come out. In the meantine, discover an unreleased track, “Spinning”, offered by Keenan from is confinement location in Victoria (British Columbia)….

[streaming] Gaze Is Ghost – Abacus

Gaze is Ghost was originally the pseudonym of classically trained Irish composer and singer-songwriter Laura McGarrigle. Two years ago she was joined by drummer Casey Miller (also of Zed Penguin), a veteran of the Scottish Music and Art scene, and Keith Mannion (from the electronic band, ‘Slow Place Like Home’). Their album shall be released…

THE PROPER ORNAMENTS – Mission Bells (Tapete, 2020) Meno di un anno è trascorso da “Six Lenins”, che già tornano in pista Max Claps e James Hoare, con quello che ormai costituisce a tutti gli effetti il progetto principale di quest’ultimo, dopo la conclusione delle esperienze di Veronica Falls e Ultimate Painting. Data anche la…

[streaming] Elrichman – Cop On A Horse

The first single from the album “Heaven’s Mayor” by Elrichman, out on Bobo Integral on April 24th. Elrichman – the project of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Paul Erlichman – is set to release its new album Heaven’s Mayor. Following his work as part of the art-pop duo Goosebump (formally Germaphobes), Erlichman, who also plays in the…

ISOBEL CAMPBELL – There Is No Other (Cooking Vinyl, 2020)* Sono tempi particolari per cuori nostalgici che avevano amato i Belle And Sebastian più romantici, quelli dei primi dischi di fine anni Novanta. Prima il sorprendente ritorno di Murdoch e soci a quei registri (“Days Of The Bagnold Summer”, 2019), con canzoni nelle quali sembrava…

[streaming] European Sun – The Future’s Female

“The Future’s Female”, is European Sun first release, a simple song for the new decade, a rallying cry for progressive people to have hope in a decade that threatens to be dark. Songwriter Steve Miles was reflecting on a sad detail of his mother’s childhood, the painfully true story behind the first verse, when he…

THE JUST JOANS – The Private Memoirs And Confessions Of The Just Joans (Fika Recordings, 2020) Non di sola nostalgia vive l’indie-pop scozzese che, a fronte delle numerose eccellenze riconosciute e ancora pienamente sulla breccia (dai Pastels ai Teenage Fanclub, passando ovviamente per i Belle And Sebastian), continua a presentare proposte di grande freschezza e…

VETCHINSKY SETTINGS – Underneath The Stars, Still Waiting. (Vertical Form, 2019) Non si può davvero fare a meno di essere colti da un sussulto di nostalgia di fronte a un nuovo progetto artistico che coinvolge due musicisti da considerare a ragione veri e propri veterani della scena pop britannica da ormai qualcosa come oltre trent’anni….

THE INNOCENCE MISSION – See You Tomorrow (Bella Union, 2020)* È sicuramente capitato a tutti di pensare almeno una volta “fermate il mondo, voglio scendere”; ebbene, uno dei tasti in grado di avviare il processo coincide con quello play di ogni nuovo lavoro degli Innocence Mission. Succede da ormai oltre trent’anni, e ancor più di…