Witterings from an old indie kid
This weeks pack of three feature three recent post punk releases.
Angel-Maker/Lowfaith – Split
A very strong split release featuring two tracks each from Indianapolis based Angel-Maker and Denver based Lowfaith. The EP shifts back and forth from dark guitars to even darker synths and the closing song from Lowfaith, Faint Renders, is a track of epic, anthem like proportions.
The EP is out on cassette via Convulse Records.
Magnified Desire – Dead Flowers
Australians Magnified Desire deliver two excellent synth-pop tracks that hark back to the early 1980s. The haunted, echoing vocals are a vivid reminder of that era as is the excellent artwork. Both tracks are top-notch and it’s worth checking out the earlier work too. It’s available on an extended cassette or digital formats from the band.
Consejo – Sangre/Orquídea
Spanish band Consejo return with two more guitar laden tracks that sound like a cross between Echo & The Bunnymen and Red Lorry Yellow Lorry. Orquídea is quite possibly their best track yet as the vocals glide effortlessly over the dark, Gothic tinged guitars and synths. Available digitally from the band.