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.
The experimental electronica musician Chad Fjersta from Los Angeles (USA) who performs as Fjerstad will be releasing the LP 8-Circuit Neurorgasmic Trigger on the 11th.
The ten track album (available on bandcamp) opens with the five and a half minutes of Banging The Guixian Tam-Tam – which is a luxurious glitched dubstep that fills the room with mesmerising, trance inducing voices-off and melting threads of silky electronica tethered by loping bass cuts that rumble through the speakers like beetles swarming in damp, rotting wood deep inside a pine forest.
The alt-rock quintet of Jake Gambatese (Vocals), Ryan Task (Guitar), Anthony Lupica (Guitar), Nick Barker (Drums) and Trevor Schafer (Bass) from Kent (USA) who form the band Dead Fall will be releasing the EP Never Expected on the 25th.
The first track to surface from the EP – Drowned Out – was itself made available as a standalone single on the 2nd (available on bandcamp).
A pulsing and powerful exposition of highly capable musicians who are able to dig out gnarly riffs as well as tender melodies encased inside an emo wrapper to deliver a track that whets the listeners appetite for the full release.
The US new wave acts Kepi Ghoulie and The Copyrights have joined forces to release the LP Re-Animation Festival which comes out on the 8th.
A ten track album (available from Electric Pop Records) that harks back to unencumbered garage rock as the high octane free-spirited charge of swarming guitar, punch bass, snapping drums and infectious vocal surge in to the room filling the listener with a boost of enthusiastic energy to burn in a pogo.