The English garage-surf band Black Surf release the EP Let’s Pretend It’s Summer on the 26th.
Black Surf – Let’s Pretend It’s Summer – artwork
The opening track of the four – Sink is a fuzzy gauze of guitar and laid back melody inviting the listener to hang up their heels and create an oasis in which to enjoy the moment for what it is, rather than trying to strive for some-other moment in time.
Given the summer we have over here in the UK thus far, ‘Let’s Pretend It’s Summer‘ may well be all that will be possible for those on these shores. Lay back on the imaginary sunny beach and soak in the sounds.
The US alt-rock band The GoAround are set to release the LP I Fought on the 20th.
Light on the ears as it is The GoAround are able to interweave some roughness into Salt In My Lungs, taken from the forthcoming album, creating a song that serves is purpose well, distracting the listener from the mundanity of a long car journey without requiring intense concentration.
The collaboration of US Hip-hop artists – Von Prospa & G Noir have recently released the LP G.P.N. .
Von Prospa – Photo by Deandre ‘Chinx’ Allen
Javantae Cureton, performing under the name Von Prospa, regularly works with other artists, or on his own.
From the twelve track album – the first – Cooking has a strength of production, lyric and concept that immediately grabs the attention as the brooding presence of the sound unfolds, wrapping the listener in its menacing gloom.
The English alt-rock quartet President-Ray-Gun release the AA side single Horror Story / You Make Me Sick tomorrow.
You Make Me Sick finds President-Ray-Gun in more traditionally structured format than when introduced last year. With fortune they do not lose their sense of the irreverent which gives their music a feel of B-movie sci-fi cartoon and keeps the listener coming back for more.
Having had the time to embed the fourth member of the band into the context of the out-put, the addition of the second guitar does allow them to deliver songs with more substance, making President-Ray-Gun well worth keeping tabs on over the coming year.