Posts Tagged ‘ethereal rock’

March 22, 2018
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I was very fortunate to come across some very fine emerging projects and songs in my music discovery journey this morning, one of which is bdrmm, a project from the UK who for reasons unknown to me, likes to call their music “ugly pop”. One listen to new single kare will convince you there’s nothing ugly at all about their dreamy and ethereal rock. kare is beautifully nostalgic, gorgeously wistful, and so wonderfully intoxicating with its diaphanous & gazey, spindly & lo-fi appeal. It’s almost as if Band Of Horses, Slowdive, and American Football all came together on a song. The five piece band’s prior EP, Yucky, is also quite the lo-fi bedroom indie treat, as our their other releases, like more anthemic and polished ‘islands_’ which you can stream below. Yucky and other tracks can be streamed off Soundcloud, here.

March 6, 2018
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I suppose it makes perfect sense that we can’t help but be enamored by Ellevator and the experimental pop band’s new single Hounds. The Canadian project was formerly known as The Medicine Hat, who we’ve been much enthralled with in the past, too. On their latest track out on Arts & Crafts, Ellevator gives us ethereal indie rock and haunting pop vocals that evoke Metric and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Frontwoman Nabi Sue Bersche’s svelte voice also brings to mind one of our old favorites, Vaults, an oft IHM featured British band who sadly no longer exist. Though nimble and light, mellifluous Hounds also exudes much raw power in its cinematic timbre and relentlessly marching percussion. Ellevator’s debut EP is set to be released this spring. Stream/purchase their music, here.

January 31, 2018
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In km’s profile on Triple J Unearthed, she lists her influence as “life”. Indeed, her gently lulling, bucolic stirring newsong Downside seems the perfect snapshot of the emotions that oft besieges our human hearts, as well as the restless flutters and sighing murmurs that result from heartbreak and loneliness. The song isn’t the first time she’s cast an exquisite spell on us with her delicate and understated indie rock. We first encountered her music last year when she captivated us with House And A Home, produced by Cheekbone. We eagerly absorb her wispy and ethereal, raw yet graceful sound on Downside, a tenderly billowing beauty that evokes Soak and Gordi. The lovely strummer can be purchased from Bandcamp, here.

December 22, 2017
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It’s been about seven months since we had the honored pleasure of premiering Queue’s Frontier, a richly atmospheric indie rock song that seemed to blend Daughter, Wolf Alice, and Poliça altogether. The four piece band, whose members hail from both Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., have finally unveiled their next single, a spaciously drifting, floaty ethereal indie rock song named Aimless Kid that again reminds me of those aforementioned bands, but with an even more organic and considerably pastoral aura. Aimless Kid is a lushly enthralling aria steeped in sorrow and cathartic emotion. It undulates like rolling waves and blooms with post-rock evoking mellifluous guitars. Re-visit prior single Frontier and Queue’s other releases on Soundcloud, here.

May 26, 2017
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[PREMIERE] Queue – Frontier

It’s been a fast year since we were first introduced to Queue and their rich, luscious indie rock by way of debut single Falling Into Skies, which they swiftly followed up with a second expressive beauty named More. You could say we’ve been ‘queued’ up in wait of the band’s third song since. Today, the four piece return out of Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. to bring us Frontier, an arresting display of sonic eloquence. The absorbing song couldn’t have been more worth that wait. Daughter’s ethereal atmosphere meets Poliça‘s husky determination and Wolf Alice’s guitar posh verve on this striking alt rock piece, which Queue suitably labels “dream rock”. Band member Olivia Price divulges: “The lyrics are kind of simple and to me suggest finally finding the nerve to end a relationship and escape the place that sustained it. I thought of a relationship that follows moving to a big city: one where people are bound by a mutual loneliness and the need to feel physical and emotional warmth.” Frontier is out on iTunes, here. You can also stream the single via Spotify, here. Re-visit Queue’s prior singles on Soundcloud, here.

April 27, 2017
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Triple J Unearthed named Old Sault one of their artists to watch last year, and we can’t agree more. The Australian project, founded and fronted by singer songwriter and guitarist Angie Farr, has been enthralling us for over a year with her exquisite indie rock. We’re more than ecstatic that she’s returned with her first song of the year, and she’s even announced a debut EP.  On Sleeping With Danger, Old Sault gives us her most darkly mysterious and urgently intense performance yet. Driving percussion combines with finespun layers of folksy instrumentals to create a Soak meets Daughter like ambiance, both intimate and atmospheric, vulnerable and grand. Sleeping With Danger is a more than magnificent third taste from Old Sault’s debut EP, Mostly Worried, due out May 12th. Old Sault plans on announcing her debut live shows soon, too. Re-visit prior evocative singles Ghost and Sail Home below.