Updates for Early May, 2013
Here’s some of the neat stuff that’s come out lately or is soon to be released!
E4RTH has a new single floating your way. The track, “Ashey Feet,” featuring Memphis rapper Lurrel Low, was released around Earth Day and follows the theme of togetherness. Honestly, in these times, you really cannot have too many positive messages. The E4RTH group has also released a mix tape for Under the Radar, entitled “All 4round Us.” Check it out! And keep your eyes open for their upcoming EP which comes your way on July 2nd.
In-Quest, a progressive death metal band from Belgium, will be releasing their 8th album, which comes your way on September 1st. Take a glance at the cover art here. Honestly, it is safe to say we don’t get a lot of metal here on the blog, so when the music comes out, I think we’ll be just as excited about it as you are.
Electrician, a lo-fi electro-folk project from Oakland, is back! We’ve showcased some of their earlier material on here before and we’re happy to hear this new, darker single called “The Ground Moves.” It’s up for grabs for free on both Soundcloud and Bandcamp. It’s a track about relationships and destruction and I think that’ll be fairly evident when you hear the lyrics.
The band, Japanese Girls, have a new EP coming out on June 11th via Light Organ Records. This “Sharkweek EP” is a glistening example of indie rock, pop rock and a mixture of other melodic pleasures. I hear light hints of White Stripes, Devo, The Fratellis, and an injection of caffeine. This stuff is fun, lyrically solid, loud and perfect for your ears. Makes me wonder why I’ve not heard this on the radio yet. It definitely needs to be heard.
Lockets return with a new single! “Surrender” is a digital release available via their bandcamp and will also be up for grabs as a limited edition 7” vinyl record on June 8th through Beautiful Strange. Lockets combine retrofuturistic synths with lush vocals, giving it a feel that we’ve put Beth Orton in a blender with The Postal Service and the late 80s. A must have!
Cult Party releases “The Trees Will Lift You And Carry You Home” through his bandcamp as a digital album. We are treated to a lovely eleven track lo fi folk pop album full of wholesome atmospherics. The lyrics, as always with Cult Party, are poetic, yet to the point and at times, haunting. And here, again, Cult Party delivers a powerful record. Followers of this project will rejoice when they give this a spin! Another gem!
The Terminal Radio Series marches on via the FSOL Forum with their 7th transmission. Again, the familiar faces return to bring us one hell of a show! I seriously look forward to these; you have no idea. This episode features mini mixes from Nmesh, Loose Link, Futuresight, DF Tram, Ross Baker, Akkya, S.A. Fred, and Off Land.