The England based synth-rock outfit BC Camplight releases the LP Deportation Blues on the 24th.
Last featured in 2015, the reason being living in a world of dystopian catch-22 Brian Christinzio was deported from the UK to his birth country of the USA after the release of the last LP How To Die In The North – for the past two years life has been taken up with battling bureaucracy. By taking Italian citizenship through family ties Brian now has the right to be in the UK – though with the UK leaving the EU – how long that may last is anyone’s guess.
There is something of a dark irony that the three countries in question each dislike immigrants as much as each other – which leads to the new album – Fire In England being the penultimate of the nine tracks.
The US synth-rock band The Gorgeous Oranges are set to release the LP Not Today Satan later this month.
The Gorgeous Oranges
The latest track to surface from the album – Animals , which was released as a stand alone single (available on bandcamp) on the 14th, – slips quietly out of the speakers, only to encase the listener in a puddling blues-ballad that demands full attention.
The subtle hum of keyboard laying under the gnarly-blues guitar riffs gives the track its completely absorbing demeanour with the superlative vocal and supporting harmonised voices presses an unexpected melancholia to the composition as the bass and percussion maintain the progression of Animals and deliver its palpable intensity of presence.
The US synth-rock quartet Random Parade surfaced with a new track on the 1st.
Open Windows, makes a welcome return to a band which doesn’t feature often, though of long stay with the site having first featured in 2012 and always casting dark shadows through the room with this song being of similar countenance of some significant difference, however, the introduction of synths as a forefront to the track which immediately transports the listener through to the likes of early ’80s synthrock music in its retrospective memory plane, with the listener minding they should be adorned in a frilled dress shirt to fully align their frame of narrative.
The Swedish synth-rock outfit Dark Continent will be releasing the LP Songs About Death in August.
In advance, the first track to surface from the album, which was released as a stand alone single on the 11th – Lights Down Low – fills the room with the warm glow of warmed valves as the keys and guitars blend in to a comforting marshmallow.