Another month, another collection of top notch songs to sink your teeth into. You should know the drill by now, only music which has somehow found its way to us through our various channels gets into the list, so if you want to be in the May edition, contact us through the following: Facebook/// Twitter /// Soundcloud and of course email email@example.com
Devon Williams – Flowers
Following up two brilliant albums (2008’s “Carefree” and 2011’s “Euphoria”), Slumberland and Los Angeles’ Devon Williams have now brought out “Gilding The Lily”. This single, “Flowers” is a wash of orchestral texture, rolling drums, chorused guitars and swelling synths backing a tune that hearkens back to the most delicate 60s soft-pop — while sounding totally of-the-minute.
Wooden Peak – Factory Park
We featured Wooden Park last year and their debut album POLAR is now available to buy on vinyl with a new live video being released as well to accompany it.
Papertwin – Alkaline
Brooklyn synth-pop trio Papertwin has been playing music together since 2009, formed by Max Decker after narrowly escaping a lucrative career as a landscape painter. After two homespun EPs, the band is set to release their first studio collaboration, Vox Humana, on June 17. Alkaline is a hauntigly epic piece of dream pop.
The High Learys – Clear My Mind
Psych-pop foursome The High Learys new song Clear My Mind embodies a retro sound that recalls the pop-rock greats of the British Invasion, complete with raw vocals and a jangly, yet dreamy instrumentation. Reminiscent of legends like The Kinks and The Doors, The High Learys pay homage to 60’s pop while maintaining a modern edge.
Vuvuvultures – SongBot
On 19th April the enigmatic Vuvuvultures returned with their blend of atmospheric jagged pop-noir to release their first of 4 x 7” AA side singles for 2014. ‘I’ will consist of ‘Arty Party’ and ‘Song Bot’; this will be followed by ‘II’, ‘III’ and ‘IV’ throughout the year with the final release ‘V’ being a 12” anthology with 2 exclusive tracks. Their darkly twisted pop is menacing and sultry; it brims with a brooding intensity that is marking them as formidable live draw
Odonis Odonis – Highnote
Toronto’s Odonis Odonis is not the sort of band that can be easily pigeonholed. Their new album ‘Hard Boiled Soft Boiled‘ (out on Buzz Records) is split in two distinct halves – the first contains their unique brand of industrial noise rock, the second showcases their dreamier, more melodic side. Highnote most definitely belongs to the second kind.
Paul Cook & The Chronicles – Radar
This is the lead track on Paul Cook & The Chronicles upcoming “The Radar EP” which is out on June 2nd will be available as a free download for the next month or so prior to the EP release. According to the artist himself, it is the most indie/pop thing he’s done to date – in a Phoenix circa ‘Lisztomania’ sort of world. Give it a listen and see what you think for yourself below.