Brooklyn’s Monograms make potent post-punk, synth-laden jams that grab you with their infectious hooks. The band are releasing the new ep Silencer later this month, as well as a split 7″ this Friday with another great Brooklyn band, Pink Mexico. Check out the explosive new single “OK Promises”, which appears on both releases.
Monograms will celebrate both releases in Brooklyn with events for both. More on that below…
Seminal shoegaze band Slowdive follow up their triumphant return with the second single from their first album in 22 years. “Sugar for the Pill” is a quiet ballad that finds the band in delicate, beautiful form. The new lp is quite possibly shaping up to be a long-awaited masterpiece.
Watch the visually arresting video for the track below.
Aukland, New Zealand singer-songwriter Aldous Harding is gearing up for the spring release of her sophomore lp Party, which also marks her debut with legendary label 4AD. The new album was produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey/Sparklehorse) and features guest vocals from Perfume Genius on two tracks. Watch the captivating video for the stellar new single “Imagining My Man”.
Young Galaxy return today with the one-off, independent single “Stay For Real”. The band were compelled by recent events such as the “refugee and U.S. election crises” to record and release the track and are “proud to be able to partner with Plus1 so all net proceeds from the sale of the song go to defending the rights of the marginalized through PIVOT (Canada), ACLU (USA), and W.A.V.E (EU).” The band release the following statement in conjunction with the single:
“We can no longer stand idly by and rely only on the people who shape the world for us culturally and politically. We must stay true to ourselves and feel the courage of our convictions in the face of polarizing political and personal views. But most of all, we must show empathy, compassion and love – even when faced with increasing existential threats, and fear and hostility. This song is a statement of intent, as we enter a new era, to hopefully serve as a reminder to ourselves of what our responsibilities are as artists in this troubled time.” -Young Galaxy
Seattle band Chastity Belt are gearing up for the summer release of their third LP I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone. The great new single “Different Now” is the opening track from the forthcoming album and comes with an homage to classic Seattle band Temple of the Dog’s music video for “Hunger Strike“.
I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone is out June 2 on Hardly Art.