Virginia Marcs is an alt-folk creator from New York (USA) who, on the 18th, released the single I Need You.
Whilst in comparison to much of the back catalogue I Need You is of more optimistic demeanour that is merely a factor of contextual relativity.
The luxurious palette consists of hues of deep crimson, rich purple and dark navy with the intricate melodies and immersive vocal sinking deep in to the bone marrow filling the body with an intoxicating warmth leaving the listener with no sense of an outside world.
The only downside is that I Need You is all over within a mere one hundred and seventy eight seconds leaving the audience immediately desirous of more.
Eggs on Mars, the lofi garage trio of Justin (Bass), Mason (Drums) and Brad (Vocals / Guitar) from Kansas City (USA), were introduced earlier in the year.
Eggs On Mars
Apologies, once again, despite this hanging around in my email inbox since the 8th I have only just caught the news of an album which came out earlier this month, once again I am late.
The ten track LP, Mama Pancake (available on bandcamp) is a more complete and rounded sound than their earlier introduction, though of similar sad countenance with the listener captivated by the slowly drifting melodies that fill the room with lingering notes that hang in the air like hazy regretful memories.
Many Minds, the third song, being my pick of the release.
The New York (USA) sadcore musician Victoria Bigelow is working towards the release of the EP Going Blue.
A couple of tracks have surfaced from the EP, the most recent of which, released as a standalone single on the 9th, Blame is best heard with a draw full of clean handkerchiefs prior to approaching.
The dreamy acoustics immerse themselves deep in to the limbic system and the listener finds themselves wallowing in the tear streaked melodic syncopation of the composition as the beat scatters through the ears overlayed by the intoxicating and hypnotic flow of the woe-struck emotional melancholia of the vocal.
The quartet of Stephanie, Justin, Josh and Lo from Portland, Oregan (USA) who form the gothwave band VACANT STARES will be releasing a new LP next year.
The first track to surface from the album, which was itself made available as a standalone single (available on bandcamp) on the 7th is a luscious purple velvet textured composition.
Spirals of luxuriant synthesis are festooned by a dark and swarming bass / drum pad combination while a dreamy cloud of guitar interweaves the layers and all rounded by vocal that wafts gently through the ears in a track that signposts of an LP to play whilst intertwined with another on soft pile blanketing.
If like me you were thinking of wagering that last bottom dollar that by the spelling ‘well colourmusic can’t be from the USA’, you too would be left with empty pockets as the gothic-electronica quartet of Colin Fleishacker, Ryan Hendrix, Nicholas Ley and Nick Turner are from Stillwater, Oklahoma (USA). On the 4th of February 2019 they will be releasing the LP Swimsuit.
The album (which is available for fans directly from the band) has been prefaced by the reveal of Haunt Me – a mystical track of ambient swashes of electronica as the backdrop to a slowly rotating composition through which peers a ghostly vocal – setting the scene for the complete LP which reflects of a state of calmness and eroticism derived from an imminent cataclysmic and final apocalypse.