LA psychedelic dub-pop duo Peaking Lights will return this summer with the new double LP The Fifth State Of Consciousness. No one could describe what to expect from the forthcoming album better than the artists themselves:
“A journey thru an alien landscape where the dream world tells stories of lost innocence, finding strength and seeking an enlightened state of being after trials and tribulations all wrapped up in two syrupy dubbed to the bone balearic pancakes sprinkled with powdered psychedelia.” — Peaking Lights
Listen to the first single “Everytime I See the Light”.
Blond Ambition, the new project from Ex Cops’ Brian Harding, has been turning out one great single after another from his still forthcoming debut album Slow All Over, due out next month. Good news, the trend continues. Listen to the sleek, mid-tempo pop jam “Good News” below.
A couple months back we were completely taken with the first single from Cold Beat‘s third album Chaos By Invitation and today that lovely album has arrived in full. Check out the simply beautiful opening track “In Motion”.
“In Motion” also has a nice, dreamy video to accompany it.
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”.