Stray Monroe create an attention holding soundtrack. There is a drifting melancholia that permeates, the sparkling guitar, layered bass and expressive percussion, which is delivered through the gliding vocal which unhurriedly extends notes and phrases, giving the sense of being delivered at a different tempo to the instrumentation allowing the quartet to deliver music of muliti-texturing.
The most recent single, which came out earlier this month, is Happy Accidents.
The English indie quintet Puppet Rebellion who were introduced in 2013 launch their début LP on the 11th of November.
Puppet Rebellion – photo credit – Teri Jones
Having released an EP and a selection of singles over the years Puppet Rebellion, who have spent much of their life on the road, have managed to find some studio time to out together an album. In advance of the LP release, on the 15th, Slave was made available as a stand alone single.
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.
The English alt-indie quartet Pacific released the single Life In Short on the 6th.
Providing a distinctive sound to their upbeat indie-dance is the electric piano which enables Pacific to add not just a different texturing but it is deployed to enable the music to create changes in rhythm and intensity with the immediacy of a light-switch turning on and off and thereby deliver music that has a continual layer of the guitars and percussion with the keys creating the dynamism.