Earthquake Lights have a new album slated for April 5 from which we have already been treated to several delicious tastes. Today is a special treat, though, with the new Minu Park directed video premiering at Substream Magazine. The song speaks to the frustrations we can experience as we try to navigate success in our lives, something to which most of us can relate. Songwriter Myles Rodenhouse reassures that “We all face times like this, and it’s OK to pursue dreams and to fail.”
Newscast, a new duo comprised of Hayden Boyd and Sal Almakky, will release their 5 EP this Friday, March 22. "Alive" is the latest synthpop star from that release, with endless overlapping riffs and sparkling electronic touches, the song continues along the same lines as previous single, "Undercover," but simmers in its melancholic groove. The vocals are icy and distorted, mirroring the tone and theme of the lyrics, which are about the difficulties of loving someone else without being able to fully love yourself. Indie88 has the premiere for the new track—head over there and check it out or stream it below.
Denver-based band Porlolo have shared a new song today, one that was inspired by band leader Erin Roberts’ recent experience quitting her full-time job. Substream premiered the track today, warning that the song “will make you hum along and groove a little bit while at the same time hyping you up until you feel you can run through a brick wall.”
ATL synth punk trio Shouldies will have a new LP out on Graveface Records subsidiary NeverNotGoth on March 22 and today they’ve shared new track “running” over at Wussy Mag today. Vocalist/lyricist Yancey Ballard spoke with Wussy about his inspiration behind the track, stating “Being a comfortable trans person, maybe just a person in general, in the South relies on destroying your environment’s influence on you, destroying the cis heteronormative design that constantly reminds ‘you are not one of us’, an idea that invaded my thoughts when initially coming out because I craved some sort of normality and understanding, not necessarily to be cis, just to be understood.”
Preorder is available via the Graveface Bandcamp.
California trio Night School have announced a new record, Disappear Here, for release on Graveface Records this spring. The first single is streaming today on Billboard and the album is available for preorder via the Graceface Bandcamp.
“Disappear Here has a lusher ambience and more pronounced, and at times muscular and even psychedelic, indie rock feel.” - Gary Graff for Billboard
Brooklyn quintet Earthquake Lights have just released the newest single from their upcoming LP Distress Signals over at The 405. The band combine elements of jazz with their indie rock tendencies and make music that’s easy to get lost in, confirmed by The 405 when they say, “Overall it's a subtly disorienting experience in the most positive of ways where everything comfortably blurs together and washes over you and pulling you into its vortex.” Take a listen below on Soundcloud, stream it on Spotify, or preorder the album via Bandcamp.