Aldous Harding released her stunning new album Party last month and it’s easily one of my favorite releases of the year so far. I was lucky enough to catch her perform on an intimate secret stage in a parking garage at Primavera Sound earlier this month. Her live show is not to be missed! Watch the new video for album opener “Blend” below, which Harding says was inspired by “that awful scene from ‘Apocalypse Now’ where the playmates pile out of the helicopter”.
A Place To Bury Strangers bassist Dion Lunadon had a break from touring with his main band and decided to record music of his own, culminating in his riotous self-titled debut lp. For a taste of the new record, try standout track “Howl”. We’re hooked!
Grim Streaker are probably the hottest new band working the underground Brooklyn scene right now. The 5-piece have that whiplash brand of scuzzy, abrasive punk rock that grabs your attention instantly and doesn’t easily let go. “Psycho” is the latest tease from they’re upcoming debut ep Girl Minority and it’s a firecracker!
Grim Streaker are playing a whole bunch of shows this week for Northside Festival, including tonight’s Supercrush Studioshowcase at Matchless. They’re live show is something to behold so get out there and catch them if you can! Full Northside schedule below.
TOUR DATES (uodated)
Jul. 16 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Well / Out In The Streets Music & Arts Festival w/ A Place To Bury Strangers
Aug. 11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar w/ Hank & Cupcakes, Sharkmuffin
Today, Swedish band Hater have shared the new single “Coming Down”, previously only available as a bonus track on the Japanese release of their debut lp You Tried. The forlorn summer jam is good enough to have been a standout on the proper release.
Japanese Breakfast is prepping for the release of her new album Soft Sounds From Another Planet, the prompt follow-up to last year’s excellent debut Psychopomp. The first taste from the new lp is “Machinist”, an infectious 80’s sci-fi synth-pop jam that climaxes with a glorious saxophone solo at the end.
Watch the self-directed video for “Machinist”, a collaboration with director of photography Adam Kolodny:
Soft Sounds From Another Planet is out July 14 via Dead Oceans.
Pre-order is available here.
Experimental electronic producer Laurel Halo will release her new album Dust this summer and today we have the first taste in the form of first single “Jelly”. The track is trippy and hot and features vocals from Klein and Lafawndah. Give the very creative lyric video a spin!