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Jen Dan: August 17, 2018

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I’m not sure if the song running order is the best. It’s a bit jumbled in genres, but the tunes are all good – fun punk, post-punk rock, indie pop/rock, dream-pop, electronic, and more. Take a listen!

1. Dad Brains – “Baby Jail” – Hilarious, catchy punk rock from Californian band “Dad” Brains (Get it? It’s a riff on hardcore legends Bad Brains, except all their sharp lyrics deal with being punk rock musicians and fathers).

2. The Electric West – “No Palindromes” – This LA-based post-punk/dance-rock band definitely electrifies with their just-released album, No PrÄ“yers, which lyrically details the power (liberation and destruction) of the word “no”.
MY ALBUM PREMIERE

3. WHOLE – “Tides Made by Our Hands” – German electronic/post-punk duo of Alexander Leonard Donat and Thomas Schernikau deliver an absorbing very Depeche Mode-like number.
MY SONG PREMIERE

4. Tres Leches – “What Are You Doing” – Seattle garage-rock band has an assured handle on soft and loud dynamics on this alt-rock number.
MY SONG PREMIERE of “I Try”

5. Kate Teague – “Good To You” – Dreamy indie pop with softly lilting and wistful, Delores O’Riordan-/Harriet Wheeler-like vocals from this Mississippian singer-songwriter.

6. Citrus Clouds – “Golden Sun” – Arizonian self-described desertgaze trio hits the sweet spot of dream-pop and shoegaze on this track.
MY SONG PREMIERE

7. Night Tongue – “Nautical Heart” – This LA-based (by way of Australia) post-punk/goth duo unveil an epic darkwave number with sweet, but longing, and sometimes operatic, female vocals.
MY FEEDBACK (Scroll down to Recent Feedback; 2nd review down).

8. Malvae – “How It Hurts” featuring Esther Veen – This atmospheric electronic track from Netherlands/New Zealand electronic artist Malvae mesmerizes with his use of sounds from his mouth and Esther Veen’s bittersweet, and at times tweaked-to-a-squeek, vocals.
MY SONG REVIEW

9. Bliss Signal – “Bliss Signal” – Pummeling, vividly radiant and inundating post-metal/electronic from James Kelly (WIFE, Altar of Plagues) and Jack Adams (Mumdance). New Drift EP out now via True Panther and Profound Lore.

10. White Ring – “Nothing” – The NYC-based witch house progenitors are back after several years, releasing Gate of Grief LP last month via Rocket Girl Records. On this track, laser blips, other flitting sonics, and a thudding beat (from Bryan Kurkimilis) surround newer vocalist Adina Viarengo’s (taking over for Kendra Malia on some of the new album’s tracks) otherworldly cries.
MY VIDEO PREMIERE

 

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