The US retro-rock project Trapper Schoepp releases the LP Bay Beach Amusement Park on the 2nd of June.
Trapper Schoepp – Bay Beach Amusement Park – artwork
In an homage to the one hundred and twenty five year old amusement park in Wisconsin, at which Elvis Presley purportedly found enjoyment – hence the retro-feel of the compositions, with tracks named after rides.
The penultimate of the six songs – Bumper Cars leaves the listener happily stepping around the room.
The US drone duo Outer Gods will be releasing the LP Severed Together on the 28th.
Outer Gods – Severed Together – artwork
Within the past eight hours the fourth of the six tracks on the album (available on bandcamp) was revealed.
By The Spider’s Thread We Are Linked which, as their previous material, takes the listener on an eerie journey of dark mountain valleys and looming cliff-faces as the just under five minute composition spreads its dark cloud through the room leaving the listener to conjure up tales of their own making to the soundtrack.
The Swedish rock quintet JD Miller release the LP World War X on the 28th.
JD Miller – World War X – CD
The sixth of the nine tracks – Clouded Minds – demonstrates their influences steeped in ’70s heavy-metal to which they add flourishes of Scandi-rock, resulting in an almost five minutes song full of melody and aural metaphysics.
Newly out of the blocks Shorts have started life concentrating on recorded material and their début EP Something Else is due for release imminently.
The first track to surface – Zyka (available on bandcamp) was made available on the 19th. Combinations of garage fuzz, rock riffs and grunge flatness are all wrapped up in the just under two and two thirds minutes track, leaving the listener looking forward with some anticipation to the full EP.
Even on a very sunny day Tin Men would cast a shadow over the sun as the intoxicating registry of darkness cloaks the listener in hypnotic layers of synth and guitar with scattered percussion glimpsed through the room as the seductive vocal entices the listener closer to the speakers.
There are rumours that The Girl Who Cried Wolf are planning to release an LP next year, with Tin Men pencilled in as being part of the album. The only sadness is that is now only April, so until more is uncovered Tin Men will have to serve as a taster to what is in store.