The US rock quartet SixTwoSeven released the AA side single Heaven Knows / Runnin’ with the Big Kids on the 25th.
Their signature sound of blurry riffs gives the heavy-rock foundations of the songs a garage rawness that allows SixTwoSeven to play around with texturing and timing in the compositions and creates a distinctive visibility to the music.
The US contemporary rock trio People Places Things released the LP No Cause For Alarm on the 24th.
People Places Things
Pulling together disparate threads of art-rock and and prog-rock over the decades in to one blanket in the ten track album (which is available on bandcamp) the trio deliver almost forty minutes of music that minds of the sounds of a bubbling brook on a spring day which holds the listener close and I look forward to hearing future music of theirs.
My pick of the release is the fifth song – Perfect Pitch.
The US alt-rock trio Johnny Raincloud will be releasing the LP The Unexpected Death Of An Acrobat imminently.
The ten track album is most certainly one to grab hold of when it is released with a set of songs that have a more new wave feel than music of theirs previously featured.
Whilst, seemingly counterintuitively, the compositions are more free wheeling and relaxed than much of their back catalogue, resulting in sounding that they have a far more self-confident demeanour of a unit comfortably slotting in with each other.
The antepenultimate and only one I am able to feature at this stage is White Noize (Snow On The TV), though not my pick of the release is a fair gateway to The Unexpected Death Of An Acrobat.
The US artrock trio Other Lights release the LP Morbus Animi on the 23rd of June.
A seven track album lasting for roughly forty two minutes which takes the listener on a journey of progressive instrumental rock that is marked. particularly, by a well defined and powerful bass line that adds a solidity to the slightly space-experimentalism of their core sound.
In advance of the full LP the second of track, Cassini, was made available yesterday.
The US country-folk project of Hayley Johnson – The Little Miss – is working on the release of the EP American Dream.
The Little Miss
A Ride Along the Mountain Valley, from the forthcoming release, is a dour perspective, which perhaps enunciates clearly the windswept, dusty and tarnished American Dream as it trots across the room with serenity of gait which finds the listener giddying up their chair around the room with equally chapped stirrups, or possibly bruised ankles, to accompany the two chord evocative anthem.
Those of longer stay will know my ever present predilection towards songs of minimalist persuasion, often commenting three chords is plenty, yet, in A Ride Along the Mountain Valley – The Little Miss evidences that three has the potential to be one chord too many and it will some as no surprise this immediately sits on my essential songs playlist, as it assuredly should yours too.