Dead Fall – Drowned Out – Audio

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.

Dead Fall
Dead Fall

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.

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Kepi Ghoulie and The Copyrights – Tunnel Of Love – Audio

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.

The Copyrights
The Copyrights

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.

Kepi Ghoulie
Kepi Ghoulie

The opening track is Tunnel Of Love.

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Morning River Band – The Sun Alone – Audio

The Philadelphia (USA) quartet of Denny Barron (Bass / Vocals), Jeffrey Fields (Guitar / Vocals), Arthur Herrmann (Steel Guitar / Lead Guitar / Vocals) and Joe Idell (Drums / Vocals) who form the americana-angst group Morning River Band release the LP Brambles on the 18th.

Morning River Band
Morning River Band

A nine track album (available on bandcamp) which although riven with downcast narrative and vocal finds the listener tapping alongside, with some delight, the sprightly tempo and quirky instruments.

Always a sucker for steel guitar – my pick of the release is the middle track – The Sun Alone.

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Greenbeard – WCCQ – Audio

The trio of Chance Allan (Guitar / Vocals), Jeff Klein (Bass) and Buddy Hachar (Drums), from Austin (USA), who form the trippy-rock band Greenbeard released the three track single Onward, Pillager on the 22nd.

Greenbeard
Greenbeard

Each of the tracks on Onward, Pillager (available on bandcamp) brings a different brush stroke to the tripped-out release, with with stoner, progressive-psych and heavy-metal peering through the speakers from behind a thick fug of sweet scented smoke.

The middle track is WCCQ

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Mode Dodeca – Hello from Hyperspace – Audio

The quartet of Brittany Malm (Vocals / Guitar), Jordan Cope (Drums), Austin Sears (Bass) and Zack Chicoine (Guitar), from Austin (USA), who form the maths-rock band Mode Dodeca will be releasing their eponymous LP on the 21st.

Mode Dodeca
Mode Dodeca

The extended compositions on the album (available on bandcamp) have the distinct angularity of maths-rock in to which the quartet infuse a soft lens which gives the tracks an unexpectedly airy and progressive accenting with the songs having a hazy layer which bends the sharp spikes in to polymorphic wafts of curling shapes.

The fifth of the seven tracks is Hello from Hyperspace

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