The quartet of Sarah Pasillas (Guitar / Vocals / Keys), Kyle Todaro (Drums), Austin Dean (Guitar / Vocals) and Ben Dorcy (Bass), from Seattle (USA) who form the alt-rock band Antonioni release the EP The Odds Were All Beating Me on the 10th.
Antonioni continually shuffle the pack to create tracks of very different atmosphere on the EP (which is available on bandcamp).
Sometimes the keys are given spotlight giving compositions an ethereal nature, other times the guitar leads the way generating songs of more corporeal texture.
Stutter-Step, the most recent song to be revealed and the closer on the EP is an animated two step track which chivvies the audience out on the dance-floor.
On the 1st the tripped-out folk creator Ben deHoedt from Melbourne (Australia) released the LP The Gentle Northern Wind.
An eleven track album (available on bandcamp) of voluminous progressive psychedelia filtered through the lens of acoustic guitar and hazy vocal leaving the audience with a sense of both timelessness and weightlessness and it takes the mind some little while to readjust to normality after ingesting the approximately fifty one minutes run time of The Gentle Northern Wind.
On the 1st the quintet of Anson Wind (vocals), Karsten Gulsrud (Guitar), Alec Kocjancic (Guitar), Kyle Nakaji (Bass) and Miles Dixon (Drums) from Longmont (USA) who form the garage rock band Polar Bodies released their début LP Garage Sessions.
On occasion you just know you have fallen in to a group of musicians, even in their early stages, who have far to go and long legs in their career and Polar Bodies are just a case in point.
The six track album (available on bandcamp) is eighteen minutes of music that immediately has the listener looking to book tickets to fly out and see them in live performance – those in Colorado are better placed than most of us.
Scrabbling from the speakers is an unpretentious roll of sound that fires through the room in sparks of self-contained enthusiastic energy.
My pick of the release is the second song – and appropriately named Getting To Know You.