Austin, TX duo Memory Keepers are streaming their new EP today at The 405 in advance of Friday’s release. They’ll be celebrating with a release show at Swan Dive Friday night and will make a couple SXSW appearances, including our 5th B-Day Bash on Friday, March 15 at Kitty Cohen’s! As The 405 suggests, “Turn up the amps and bask in the noise!”
Last fall, Austin’s Shawn Jones revived his long time musical project, The Lovely Sparrows, and released the first new music from the band in nearly seven years. Focused on not letting The Lovely Sparrows disappear for that long again, Jones teamed up with longtime creative partner, Katie Green, to make the video for the title track, "Shake The Shadow." The song merges the past sound of the band with a more forward leaning direction; there are woodwinds and finger picking of classic indie folk, but the song incorporates synth swells to add a layer of mystical fog to the song. It just premiered over at Atwood Magazine. Head over there to check it out!
While one might recall Lisa Papineau for her work with M83 and Air or Big Sir, her long time musical partnership with Juan Alderete of the Mars Volta, it would be remiss to not keep a keen eye on her solo career. Oh Dead On Oh Love is the artist’s 4th album under her own name, but she called in frequent collaborators such as Tyler Bates and Koool G Murder to round out the gorgeous sounds on the album. The full-length is out today on Team Player records and premiered earlier this week at Atwood Magazine, who say “resonating with dreamy avant-folk depth, Lisa Papineau’s Oh Dead On Oh Love is a majestic and lush journey through a heavy heart rife with life and loss.” Vinyl is available via Bandcamp.
Okey Dokey team up again with fellow psych-soul artist and friend, Liz Cooper, for a special Valentine's Day duet for the lovers that’s making it’s debut as Paste Magazine’s Daily Dose! Liz's voice melds perfectly with Okey Dokey's pysch soul sound, as she sings the role of someone interested in taking up a moment, while Aaron sings about wanting to hold on to a spark for longer than just a night. Filled with a few chemistry puns, and two people wanting different things but failing to communicate, the track touches the different sides of catching feels in 2019. The two explain their parts further:
"We got together and really tried to create something that felt like what actual chemistry might be like. My parts feel dark and distant, Liz’s Feel soft and engaging and they meshed really well. We’re all lovers, so we wrote about being a little hopeless."
- Aaron Martin
“I wanted 'Modern Chemistry' to feel like a millennial romance song. it seems like people aren’t interested in true burning love anymore and are much more into an empty one night stand (pun intended).”
Graveface Records have launched a brand new sub-imprint of the label, NeverNotGoth, and will be releasing the first record, a new full-length from Atlanta based synth punk trio Shouldies on March 8. The band have shared a video for “bed” from the album at Pure Grain Audio which you can scope below. Preorder is available via the Graceface Records Bandcamp.
Brooklyn quintet Earthquake Lights have shared a new single from their upcoming full-length, due out April 12. The inspired song debuted at Atwood Magazine, who say, “‘May Day’ is a slow, brooding jazz track full of chilling vulnerability.” Check it out below and keep an eye out for more from Earthquake Lights soon!