You may not be familiar with the name The Wave Pictures but if you know who Billy Childish is, then you’ll want to know. The Wave Pictures now have their first American release through Team Love Records, an album that was written and produced by the (or Thee) one and only Childish, who is always ready to give you the rich and rugged rock’n’roll he knows and loves. Straight out of the garage and into your ear goggles will be an album due out on the 17th of March called Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon, and here is the first single, “Pea Green Coat”.
Toronto MC Kavale is putting the finishing touches on his new EP The Genius, he creates a song that tells you why he and not drugs can provide the ultimate high. Listen to “Gravity” and be pulled up to the clouds.
Vincent VanGREAT knows exactly what he wants out of his own music, which is why he chooses to produce it from start to finish. ,For “Critical Condition” he worked with A.P.R.I.M.E., Vonny Del Fresco, and El Shareef to come up with a song that is sure to put people in critical condition, so you have been forewarned.
Chris Ward has taken enough of a break and with his Tropics hat back on, he decided to write and record new music for what will be his new album (his second) called Rapture, to be released on March 10th. For it, he decided to do a cover and chose a song by Little Dragon. You are able to hear his moving cover of “Let Go”, which is described as “the minimal piano driven tune unfolds into a powerful score to the message as told through Ward.” That was enough for me to listen, and it should be for you too.
Indie rock from New Jersey can sound in a multitude of ways but for indie rock band Wyland, it sounds like this. The “this” is part of the quintet’s forthcoming EP called You’re In The World, Get Off Your Feet to be released next month, and they’re sharing “Lifeboats” for all to hear. If Explosions In The Sky, Coldplay, and Amfwap are bands that tingle the senses, you may find these guys (and a lady) quite noce.
Aotearoa are strong once again with a new band making themselves known outside of Australasia, and they’re called Bad Blocks, who made a video to represent their new EP Circulate so they chose the title track, directed by Josh Prendeville, who is only 19 but has his eyes set for the future.
If you are Erol Sarp and Lukas Vogel and saw a bit of commonality in your music, it’s best to call yourselves Grandbrothers, and they did. They want to be around for a long time, so why not create a strong name as well as one that may be corny in the years to come, to show that they are a bit light-hearted? Maybe that’s not why they selected the name but it works and they have chosen it. The group combine their love of jazz and keyboard synthesizer wizardry to come up with something that mixes the old and the new without having people say they sound like either. After releasing their first EP two years ago, they have finished recording, mixing, and mastering their debut
album to be released by FILM on March 2rd called Dilation, which means you’ll be able to see and hear them widely very soon. Have a hint of their music by listening to “Naive Rider”, which sounds like the perfect music for television shows or films.
If you’re a fan of producer Imperial ,you’re going to love his new single. He worked with rapper Joshua Luke Smith who shows he’s not a bad singer as well, and he tells you why “All Is Grace” as he walks around with director James Green to capture the scenery. The song is the perfect way to let people what’s going on in England and to remind others about the power of UK hip-hop. If you like the song, you may download it for free below via Illect and Bandcamp.
Newly released today is another project from Drew Miller, this time under the name Chromadrift and this time an EP with the title Europa Mission. Five songs in total, which includes a 13-minute closing track called “Night Terrors”, which is sure not to scare you (unless you’re determined to be scared) but it is meant to make you think, which is pretty much what his music is always about. You were able to preview “Night Terrors” here and now you can hear and download the project in full.