Since 2011, Beijing-based electronic post-metal producer Izalith has been shaking the boundaries between genre-melding like nothing you've ever heard before; Celestial vocal splicing, raw, mesmerising distorted breaks atop crushingly concise drums and percussion, propelling one into a realm of immersive bliss-soaked resonance.
From the project's humble 2011 beginning, already then promising experimental artist Izalith released an industrial-metal infused debut release, titled 'Gnomon', Izalith went on to explore these familiar yet entrancing territories with each passing release.
Izalith's latest compelling output, titled 'Shibboleth' EP takes any past discretion and turns it upside down onto its own feral, unpredictable and multifaceted head now complete with cascading electro-metal breaks and crushing post-rock sections. Now, Cape Town-based imprint and family MoonSwing Netlabel have just reissued Izalith's latest compelling work, 'Shibboleth' EP for FREE download.
Grizzly Coast"s background as a poet, mixed with her lifelong affinity for playing music, lead her to blending the two mediums on her debut album Gold Lined Path. Her new single, “Zuzu’s Petals,” showcases her expansion into a full-band sound, and her commitment to free-falling even deeper into her lyrics. This video attempts to capture the growth and joy that solitude can bring, and frames it in a single summer’s day.
"“Zuzu’s Petals” is about the feeling of self-assurance – something that struck me on a refreshing upswing that I rode after going through a breakup. Finding simple luxuries in both solitude and community, and really focusing on music were what brought me back home to myself. With the song’s upbeat tempo and lyrics, I aimed to evoke the excitement that you feel when you’re inspired by the boundless possibilities that exist in your future."
The first single "Burned Skin Will Heal" by MAJJ is out! Their new album "Relapse" will be out on September 21. Listen to the single and pre-order the digital album on their Bandcamp.
MAJJ is an alternative rock band from Sarrebourg, France. The band was created in late 2015 . They started recording in the end of 2016 and released their debut album “Motion Bloom” on June 21st 2017. Their music is instinctive, raw and emotional. It goes from quiet places to noisy-driven moments, not necessarily in that order. They like atypical song structures and unexpectedness. They found their musical sweet spot to be somewhere between progressive, post-rock, and math-rock.
A brilliant video by Mighty Brother, a New Orleans-based indie rock band captained by songwriters Jake Ryan and Nick Huster and crewed by a dynamic saxophonist and airtight rhythm section. Since 2014, the group has charmed audiences with their infectious brand of songwriting, soaring harmonies, meticulous arrangements, and full sail quest for collaboration.
This past week (on August 25th) they released "Menagerie" that premiered locally on Offbeat Magazine, who hailed it as “demanding critical thought” and challenging “listeners to think critically about the narratives around us.”
"The self-titled full length follows our first singles which were released last year to overwhelming support and acclaim. Noisey dubbed our debut track as "Sophisti-Pop" and NY Magazine's Vulture said it is "just so right". We've been lucky enough to have continued praise from additional tastemakers such as DIY, The Line of Best Fit, and The 405 among others. The support for the first two singles sent them both into the top ten of the HypeMachine charts. We're keeping the momentum going with the release of our debut album.
Our album has the obsessive intimacy of bedroom recordings while aspiring to the west-coast pop/R&B of the late 70s and early 80s. This sound came out of necessity for us. We began collaborating from our apartment studios in Toronto in the spring of 2016; Nick had recently parted ways with his long-term girlfriend and Dan suffered a concussion that confined him to a room for a year. As a natural progression, we started exploring themes of emotional alienation and fear of intimacy."
A combination of retro aesthetics, enduring lyrics and alt-rock grit.
The best music happens when artists refuse to remain stuck in their own comfort zones and creative boxes. Whenever this happens, they are free to give full range to their vision, and they can really come up with something that’s groundbreaking and personable. This is certainly the case here with Tommy Red and his brand new EP release, “I Wanna Be Exploited.”
Marva Von Theo is an Electropop / Synthwave duo formed in 2016 by the Athens-based singer-songwriter Marva Voulgari and the Vienna-based composer-producer Theo Foinidis.
Their Debut Album “Dream within a Dream” was released early in 2018. The 12 songs on their Album, lean towards an electronic sound that incorporates a variety of influences ranging from the music of the 80’s until today. Darkwave sounds, Jazz harmonies, Rock and Dance drum beats resonate together and mature into something darkly romantic.