The US garage rock project of Ryan Hartman – Surf Bored releases the LP Sweet Dreams on the 1st of October.
When you are feeling phased by the day Surf Bored is space in which to nestle to gather up all the frayed edges as the lazily ploughed seeds scatter around the room and it immediately blooms in shoots of comforting foliage in which to chew on the rising plumage.
The nine track (if you purchase the Cassette) just under half an hour album (or just a tad under three minutes shorter eight track if you prefer the digital version) – available on bandcamp needs midi – midi – midi – to explore to fullest extent as when high hits top note it will sheer the tweeters from their fixings, on loud sub-woofers the delicacy of the upper registers will be lost in a cloud of plume and with extraneous volume it all excites the cement more than is necessary. The opening track on whichever version you purchase is Black And Blue.
I get the feeling that Crafted Sounds – the distribution label will be featured more prominently in due course and I thank Connor Murray for sending me the pre-release material – though once again – it wasn’t easy for a label to get over the barrier.
The Portuguese world-music quintet Ararur have an LP scheduled for release in December.
There is a certain inevitability that when I ask you to rest in the arms of tranquillity, I am thinking it may well be coming up to the weekend here in the UK and Ararur with Abril, the first track to surface from the album, invites the listener to kick back their heels and let the grime wash away.
The Irish gaze-rock quartet Galants are working toward the release of their début EP.
Three singles over the past year have served as a reference point to the music in which their layered fuzzed guitar is a feature of the sound.
From the forthcoming EP – Evergreen finds similarity to what has gone previously, though with a more forceful bass / percussion combination which gives the music a more nuanced style inviting the listener to drift in and out of focus with the underlying textures and the gauzy vocal giving the track an intriguing fulcrum around which it all pivots leaving the audience with the sense that they are given privy to a personalised performance.
With howling derision of a world that doesn’t care Lovely Bad Things take a swipe at societal disconnect in the title track of their forthcoming LP – Teenage Grown Ups. A track that has been released as a single in advance of the album.