Thee Oh Sees are gearing up to drop Mutilator Defeated At Last, their sixth studio album in five years, on May 18 via frontman John Dwyer’s own Castle Face Records. Taken from the band’s forthcoming album comes the absolutely scorching, Withered Hand.
After Mutilator Defeated at Last drops on May 18. Damaged Bug’s Cold Hot Plumbs follows on June 1. Both will arrive through Castle Face Records.
Glasgow producer Turtle drops his sophomore EP Colours, on May 11 through Beatnik Creative. Having already previewed a number of tracks off the EP, Jon Cooper returned this week with perhaps his finest to date. Entitled The Floor, the track further displays his diverse nature as a producer/songwriter.
Never Going Home is the immensely promising debut single by Australian-born, Oakland-based singer-songwriter Hazel English. On Never Going Home, the emerging artist has delivered a vibrant and charming indie-pop track thats glimmering melodies, shimmering guitar lines and sweet vocals will leave you in a summery frame of mind.
Speaking about Never Going Home, English says: “The song is about moving overseas, the feeling of being drawn to California, and really finding myself here.” Listen below.
Never Going Home serves as the title track to Hazel English’s forthcoming debut EP, due for release later this summer.
Canadian five-piece Slow Down Molasses release their upcoming new album, Burnt Black Cars, on May 11 via Culvert Music/Caroline International. On their excellent new track Home, the group draw inspiration from a series of photographs taken by lead singer Tyson McShane’s father during the infamous Parisian anti-capitalist protests of May 1968.
Tyson McShane on the album: “The songs on this record talk a lot about place and impermanence. A lot of it is pretty bleak, but there are flashes of hope and optimism like ‘Home’ – it’s an attempt to process the confrontation and turmoil. It is probably the closest we’ve ever come to writing a genuine pop song. Of course, it takes some inspiration from the Talking Heads. It bounces between expectation and reality, finally accepting that even though things may change around us, life goes on.”
Mixed by producer Jace Lasek of the The Besnard Lakes, Burnt Black Cars will be released on May 11 via Caroline International.
Since disbanding the short-lived but well liked indie-pop outfit Golden Silvers, Gwilym Gold has become one of the most enigmatic and innovative artists around. Back in 2012 he released his app-generated solo debut Tender Metal, an album which mutated to wondrous effects with every playback.
This week, Gwilym Gold announced the release of a new album titled, A Paradise, which is slated for a June 22 release on Brille Records. He’s streaming three beautiful tracks from the album, Unknown, I Know, I Know, and Breathless, over on his website with visuals courtesy of Colin Henderson. Watch all three videos down below.
I know, I know
Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Mackenzie Scott, aka Torres, releases her sophomore album Sprinter on May 5 through Partisan Records. The nine-track offering acts as the follow-up to her 2013 self-titled debut and was produced by Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey), and features a backing band comprised of Portishead’s Adrian Utley and PJ Harvey’s Ian Olliver.
“I wanted something that very clearly stemmed from my Southern conservative roots but that sounded futuristic and space-y at the same time” – Mackenzie Scott.
Listen to Torres’ quirky new single Cowboy Guilt down below. Pre-order Sprinter here.
Lindstrøm just dropped the Petter Tangmyr-directed video for Home Tonight, his new collaborative track with Grace Hall of Skin Town. Get into it.