Something For The Weekend? Three New Albums

A belated pack of three this weekend highlighting three new album releases. Moscow based Neonic Sundrive have just released their debut album. Titled Lies Paradise it features 10 tracks including the two recent lead singles Taste Your Lips and Collapsed Stars. The band’s sound is a mix of shoegaze and psychedelic rock with the odd hint of garage throughout as evidenced on the excellent Can You Feel and This Side Down. It’s available digitally from the band. Portland’s Jangle popsters The Crystal Furs have just released their third album. Or maybe not as the band explain. “Beautiful And True is … Continue reading Something For The Weekend? Three New Albums

The Saturday Session

Vamping – Holyoke To say that the new song from Amarillo’s Vamping is a shimmering delight is a vast understatement. Holyoke literally glows thanks to the harmonious synths and guitars coupled with a very catchy chorus and vocals. Lock-down positivity in a nutshell. Facebook Phosphene – Incandescent Plumes Incandescent Plumes is the third single to be taken forthcoming album Lotus Eaters. Rachel Frankel’s vocals are as lovely as ever despite the gloomy and dark words which seem to be a feature of their songs. Musically it’s less dream pop and more alt/indie rock than their previous efforts but I am … Continue reading The Saturday Session

The Crystal Furs – Too Kind To Be Cruel

It’s over a year since we last heard from Portland’s The Crystal Furs. Well they are back with the new single Too Kind To Be Cruel which showcases their new Pacific Northwest sound. They write that ” it’s the Crystal Furs, new and improved, rebooted and reborn.”. As for the single itself it’s a well crafted, melodic indiepop track and is backed with a mono version of the same song. You can get it from here. Homepage Continue reading The Crystal Furs – Too Kind To Be Cruel

The Crystal Furs – The Crystal Furs

Texan alt. rock/indie-pop band The Crystal Furs have just released their debut self-titled album which includes the recent Tunnel Vision single and it’s fantastic flip side Miss Hughes. The album is fast out of the blocks with frantic guitars driving Quit You and Weightless coupled with with Amanda Camille’s lovely vocals. The band are best when they maintain that level of pace (Summer’s Over) with the only exception being the aforementioned flip side as the Camille’s distinctive vocals dominate the slowed down guitars. All in all it’s an enjoyable debut! One for fans of the likes of Belly, Throwing Muses, … Continue reading The Crystal Furs – The Crystal Furs

Something for the Weekend….

Another three pack for your discovery/enjoyment etc. The first two featured in the recent podcast and it’s only fair to give them more of a mention. The Lads Mags – The Future’s Done Excellent 1960’s girl band influenced garage from Canadian’s The Lad Mags. Of the two tracks available it’s opener Bed of Bones that does it for me and I stupidly gave it the wrong title in the aforementioned podcast – now corrected. Reagrdless of what it is called it’s an excellent track. It’s available as a free download/pay what you want from their bandcamp page. Facebook Fascinations Grand … Continue reading Something for the Weekend….