The US shimmerwave project River released The California EP on the 15th.
A hazy retrospective flow of music threads through the speakers, tempting the listener to tarry in the rays of sunshine just a while longer – an invitation that doesn’t need to be repeated.
The approximately twenty one minutes of the five track EP are layered in slowly unfurling analogue effects which gives the songs their alluring air, each of which is of fine standing and although I am unable to share with you my pick of the collection – the penultimate Me And California – either one of the two I am permitted – serve as a fair introduction to the release – the melancholic drift of Baby Love being the second track on The California EP.
JEPH is a relatively new indie-gaze quartet from England.
I have been able to listen to a handful of songs, the most recent of which Hey Baby surfaced on Friday.
JEPH create music of a summery-vibe with a vaguely trippy feel while underpinned by a dexterity of hand as the quartet are able to pull from three different voices and two six string guitars to create an amalgam of sound and while each song has a similarity of flavour they are all in their own way very different, making for an outfit I look forward to hearing more from in short order.
With only three tracks available for those of us who haven’t been able to catch live performances of an outfit that is beginning to gain wider traction.
The three songs are each of different texturing, one being a rock driven ballad another an indie inspired composition the third, which was recently caught in live studio performance, the brit-bluesy Come Back To Me.
Regularly crafting music, always of sad countenance, the most recent song to surface November (Black Rose) is made more sorrowful with the melancholic notes of piano leading a composition that was inspired by the death of their mother.
The Danish mellow-rock quartet The Grenadines will be releasing a new LP in November.
The first track to surface from the LP and their first release for three years, Brighter Days, which was released as a stand alone single on the 8th has a retrospective air that minds the listener of Dire Straits.