Friday, September 30, 2016

3 Songs: On Repeat – Extended Edition

S U R V I V E – “A.H.B.” (With one half of the Austin-based band garnering huge praise this summer for their perfectly nostalgic score for the smash hit sci-fi/horror show Stranger Things on Netflix, the quartet is set to release their hotly-anticipated sophomore album, RR7349 today via Relapse Records.  They create a cosmic and hypnotically haunting atmosphere with warped synths for an inventive brand of instrumental post-rock that is evocative and cinematic; readymade for sci-fi and horror movie soundtracks and your upcoming Halloween party.)  

Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster – “Laid Low” (JPKS of blues/folk duo Water Liars is releasing his debut solo album this week via Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum Records.  The stirring and organic new album, Constant Stranger was written and performed by JPKS himself and showcases his golden croon and descriptive folk narratives alongside blues-soaked and country-leaning folk-rock for an impressive and promising solo debut.)    

Brain Tentacles – “Kingda Ka” (Brain Tentacles is the new trio consisting of Bruce Lamont of Bloodiest and Yakuza, drummer Dave Witte of Publicist UK and Municipal Waste and Aaron Dallison of Keelhaul.  With a jazz and metal hybrid sound, their insane self-titled debut album - out today on Relapse Records - ditches guitars for skronking yet heavy saxophone riffs, strange synths and buzzing bass alongside staggering rhythms and complex grooves along with guest vocals from Oxbow’s Eugene Robinson and perfect production from Sanford Parker.)

Taking Back Sunday – “Tidal Wave” (As most bands of the era are reuniting and playing anniversary shows, the Long Island emo vets never really left and recently released the spirited new album, Tidal Wave, via Hopeless Records.  Their seventh album is led by the standout single and title track heard here which is a pumped up and extremely catchy old school punk rock anthem that’s more in line with the Rancid or the Replacements than the emo-punk of their past.  Elsewhere, the album dives into Americana-leaning folk-rock territory for something new and unexpected from the band.)   

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – “A 1000 Times” (The Walkmen frontman and Vampire Weekend instrumentalist team up for one of the best albums of the year with their eclectic yet cohesive collaborative debut, I Had A Dream That You Were Mine, out now on Glassnote Records.  The combination of Hamilton’s distinct, aching Dylan-esque howl and Rostam’s lived-in production - that includes syrupy strings, 80’s synths, doo-wop vocals and twinkling harpsichords - is the perfect match as they create an album that captures the glory and gloom of growing older, life and love.)


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