The melodic rock quintet Collections Of Colonies Of Bees will be releasing the LP HAWAII on the 13th of July.
Collections Of Colonies Of Bees
Their music is predominately purely instrumental passages, composed in intricate, resplendent yet inviting structuring through which vocal occasionally intersperses, affording the songs even further their tender allure.
The first track to surface from the forthcoming album ( which is available on bandcamp) – Ruins – is a fair representation of their delicately layered songs.
In advance of the album a series of tracks from the album will be revealed, the most recent of which All Eye, came out on the 16th as a stand alone single.
The slowly evolving song uncurls in to the room in wistful recollection of missed relationships whilst the ambient flow of electronica and self-analytical vocal embrace the listener in a forlorn, yet, tender embrace.
The US prog-metal quartet Coletta release the LP Mind & Time on the 20th of July.
Coletta – photo credit – @fearlesswastaken
Creating music which sits in a space of its own Coletta are unafraid to challenge their audience resulting in tracks which will find divergent reactions as they merge trippy, toock, thrash metal and progressive-rock in to one melting pot and potentially alienating each as the result is far from the derivations.
The fact I suggest spending time in their company alerts you as to which side of the divide I lay – here is the third of the six tracks on the album – Blossom – for you to form your own view.
The US new wave trio The Aftergreens released the LP A little sad... but kinda rad? on the 11th.
I am in receipt, daily, umpteen introductions by bands who spend untold amounts of money to zizzy up their sound with post production trickery – at the opposite end of the spectrum is where I always find myself drawn and The Aftergreens deliver a fourteen track album (available on bandcamp) which has the finesse of finish that sounds as though it was recorded through portable cassette recorder with an inbuilt microphone picking up the music.
It will therefore come as no surprise to longer stay readers and those aware of my days as a vocalist in a punk band back in the ’70s that this is heading towards my natural habitat, hence why I fully recommend you spending the almost fifty minutes of the duration with speakers turned up loudly and plenty of space in which to thresh around in the same unadulterated joie de vivre as their au naturel output that minds of early ’80s garage-synth.
By way of an introduction to a band I look forward to hearing much more from in short order – the opener is as good a place as any to start – Get My Act Together.
It has been a couple of years since the US indie-gaze quartet Future Myth last featured.
The newest song to surface – Evergreen – finds the band in a more punchy mood with the listener finding themselves swaying to the uptempo soundtrack that is juxtaposed to the lyric of the travails of friendships.