The Hot – Funtitled – Audio

The US alt-rock duo The Hot released the EP Nobody Loves You on the 13th.

The Hot

The Hot

There is a raw, bleeding, grungy, garage thread to the material created by the two – hence no possibility that I would do anything other than recommend spending time in their company.

The five track available EP (available on bandcamp) is highlighted by the sunken skins of drum that splashes muddy puddles through the room to which strings and vocal play supporting, though integral, roles.

The closing song is Funtitled.

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La Force – Ready To Run – Audio

The Canadian synthwave project of Ariel Engle – La Force – will be releasing the eponymous LP on the 7th of September.

La Force

La Force

A nine track album of entrancing spectral weave which captivates the listener who becomes enveloped in the silken thread as it drifts calmly through the ears in soft dreamy focus.



The LP release is being supported by a trans-continental tour

SEP 4 TUE Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, Belgium
SEP 5 WED L’Olympia – Paris, France
SEP 9 SUN Coliseu De Lisboa – Lisbon, Portugal
SEP 19 WED The 27 Club – Ottawa, Canada
SEP 21 FRI Centre Phi – Montréal, Canada
SEP 22 SAT Boquébière – Sherbrooke, Canada
SEP 23 SUN L’anti Bar & Spectacles – Ville De Québec, Canada
OCT 10 WED Mercury Lounge – New York, NY, United States
OCT 12 FRI Ortlieb’s – Philadelphia, PA, United States

The third song on the album is Ready To Run.

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Sreym Hctim – Lint Roller – Audio

The US glitch-wave project Sreym Hctim was introduced earlier in the year.

Sreym Hctim - Lint Roller

Sreym Hctim

The newest track to surface, which is from the planned LP and released as a standalone single (available on bandcamp) on the 11th, Lint Roller is of not dissimilar vernacular though with clarinet, played by Elana Riordan,  sprouting through the mix able to take the listener on a diametrically opposed journey to music previously featured.

There is something of a Japanese folk tradition to the tempo and weave of the composition through which Sryem Hctim spears sharpened lances, affording Lint Roller a discombobulating discordance that rattles the vestibular system, rather than being left with a sickening dizzying the listener finds the imbalances an unanticipated comfort.

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L 1 P S – Stubborn – Audio

The US downtempo project L 1 P S released the LP Yellow on the 14th.

L 1 P S - Stubborn

L 1 P S

The six track, roughly twenty one minutes, LP slowly rotates through the room in a floating ball of fuzzy synthesis and instrumentation through which the voice emerges akin to a chrysalis opening to reveal a folded butterfly slowly filling its wings with blood and revealing the array of lustrous colours.

Stubborn is the opening track.

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22Cats – Forever Low – Audio

The alt-rock quartet 22Cats, from Hong Kong, will be releasing the EP Undecided at The Orange Room, Wai Yip Street, Hong Kong, on the 25th of August.

22Cats

22Cats

An intoxicating mix of minimalist and maths rock laid to an ambient hush and extended instrumental in the second song to surface from the EP – Forever Low – allows 22Cats to create an experimental, though readily comprehensible, roughly six minutes, composition.

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