The Canadian garage rock duo Phono Pony release the four track EP Death By Blowfish on the 3rd of October.
Phono Pony – photo credit – Alex Charlebois
The first track to surface from the EP (which is available on bandcamp) – Vacant – threads flattened strings through the speakers with a bubbling percussion giving the track an uplifting tempo whilst the superlative vocal takes centre-stage.
On the 27th of October the US minimalist-rock creator Albert Bagman releases the LP Straw.
A ten track album full of varied ideas and texturing as once again Albert Bagman delves deep in to the well of creativity to deliver just over half an hour of loosely nailed guitar and electronica flighted with distorted vocal which holds the listener in rapt attention to ensure not missing any of the eddies and ripples of sound whilst Straw threads through eerie, melancholia and the experimental.
Earlier this month the LP Sweet Gems was released. A dozen track album takes the listener back to the ’60s with its easy gait and analogue patina which melts in to the room as though a hot-knife in butter.
The third track – Florentin – has a distinctive merseybeat reference point as it trots through the room in a multi-coloured tie-dyed kaftan.
The US sad-folk creator Julien Baker releases the LP Turn Out The Lights on the 27th of October.
Julien Baker – Turn Out The Lights – artwork
The first song to surface from the album – Appointments, the second of the eleven tracks, is a haunting composition of strings, keys and vocal that remains in the mind for some considerable time after its completion.