si,irene is a project of Japanese shoegaze band Shinda bokuno kanjo(my dead girlfriend) guitarist Kinoshita started in 2015.
With an experimental, uncompromising spirit, their music and lyrics challenge and surprise. si,irene are, as they put it, 'dedicated to answering the big questions.' The band have toured extensively and are known for their live shows across Japan and surrounding area.
Three guys with various musical influences that have come together to make music.
"We grew tired of having creative boundaries limited by previous bands and so this is an outlet for everything we never had a chance to play before. "
The last gasping breath from a fun, weird experiment of personal styles and musical tastes. Always having something to say but no one to say it to, this last batch of songs serves as the unmarked grave for three unlovable losers who enjoyed making loud noises. 100% DIY from the beginning but this last batch should hopefully be the best mixed at least thanks to some light reading and Reaper mixing software.
Releasing today, Justin Levinson's "I'll Make It In Hollywood" is a beach-y, sugary '60s pop tune. Heavily influenced by The Beatles and Beach Boys, it's a playful number -- though written with a subtle cynical undertone, over-exaggerating the ease of rising to stardom and retiring in Malibu.
"I really wanted to release a bright/ beachy summery track at the beginning of the year," Justin explains. "Like the previous record, we kept a lot of the '60s pop inspired sound... big vocal arrangements, wurly and mellotron. Though the song may appear to be about a fella who is quite confident he's going to hit the big time in Hollywood, there is actually a bit of a subtle cynical undertone. I tried to tap into some of the hardship creatives go through in a lighthearted manner."
Fresh from recently relocating to New York City, Stav G is releasing her new single "My Sheltered Room" to coincide with the move. The track offers a scathing attack on the machinations of war and an open desire for dialogue and coexistence amongst people. All this is delivered with her signature mix of venom and melody.
This song is from a new EP Lowercase Noises will be releasing in the coming months.
" I took a very different songwriting approach this time around and limited myself to only guitar and synthesizer (with one exception on one track). These songs are slow, simple and unassuming. I wrote them all very quickly after getting back from my last house show tour in a somewhat unprecedented burst of creativity and excitement. I'm very happy with how everything turned out."
Orellana is a neo-classical/post-rock collective hailing from Bristol, UK. Their new album “52”, released in late December, brought in the new year with it’s explosive and intricate sound. The project’s music transcends genre definitions in order to focus on a broad, diverse concept that is more emotional than tangible. This particular release is full of rich and diverse arrangements, but it is also a powerful exercise in minimalism, one that showcases the strength of very few notes placed in the right spots. The simplicity of the arrangement is actually one of the strongest aspects of this entire release: there’s a palpable stillness created by the long, drone notes in the background, which almost makes you feel like the world is happening in slow motion. When the chords and notes change, it feels quite monumental due to the beautiful contrast between the stillness of the background textures and the expressive sound of the guitar-based melodies.
Davenport Rex is a music project based in Detroit, Michigan. Their sound is diverse and challenging, yet accessible and appealing. The band’s music stands out as a combination of tasteful progressive rock, with shades of various influences, ranging from alternative to symphonic hard rock, just to mention a few.