The US gnarly-blues quintet Vinz Clortho are working towards the release of their début LP, which is due out later this year.
On the 22nd they will be releasing the track Endless Road, which joins their previous two singles as their full recording catalogue thus far – marking of a band who have much to add to the music for road trips playlist and an album I look forward to being able to add to the collection.
On pulling in to a semi-abandoned town in the middle of nowhere Endless Road is precisely the track that you would want hear rumbling out of a dimly lit bar as immediately there is a sense of welcoming to a fellow-traveller and ahead beckons a certainty of an evening in company with those, as yet unknown, who will become life-long friends.
The skater quartet of Dillon Bailey (Vocals / Bass), AJ Ciardi (Drums), Jordan Prange (Guitar) and Lucas DeLisle (Synth), from Boston in the USA who form the band daisybones will be releasing the LP Gold on the 9th of November.
The second of the ten tracks on the the album – Choke – itself available as a stand alone single on bandcamp – launches through the speakers in a blur of activity, to soon slow to a funereal pace, prior to gathering up its skirt and tumbling through the room again – in a loop of continuum. That they are able to do this within a track that lasts for less than two minutes, yet doesn’t leave the listener feeling discombobulated, attests to a quartet who have much to offer the world of music.
No Alarms is the Detroit (USA) indie-synth quintet of Andrew Boles (Vocals / Guitar / Synth), Jack Reedy (Drums / Percussion), Jordan McLanson (Bass / Bass Synth / Percussion), Stephen Werner (Synth / Keys /Samples) and Daryn DeCriscio (Vocals / Guitar).
Their latest single The Landing, which came out earlier this month, is of quite different root-stock to previous material of theirs, which typically has been more indie-rock earthed.
A softly brushed ballad is threaded through a haze of synth and electronica to give the song a softwave texturing through which percussion and guitar lay subdued and thereby having something of a forlorn drifting melancholia that minds of former lovers parting.
In many ways my sense of the track, which lays in absolute contrast to the intentions by the songwriter where the moment is intended to evoke the sense of positivity of landing on ones feet, elation and pure joy, demonstrates precisely just how subjective music is for each listener.
Their music is defined by a forceful bass that bulges through the speakers and a flattened vocal which gives the songs their brooding presence. With a growing audience both in the USA and in Europe they are often to be found touring on either side of the atlantic.
Recently caught in live performance in Denmark – from their eponymous LP, the third of the ten tracks, Artificial.
The US rock’n’roll outfit Juiceboxxx released the EP Never Surrender Forever today.
Juiceboxxx – photo credit – Hanssen Orgas
The first of the five tracks, Ripping Up My Soul, which immediately draws to mind of Lena Lovich, is the curtain raiser to an EP that demands being played with plenty of space around and volume stretched to its limits.