SINGLES CRUISE

WE CARRIED THE BOAT – “LEVIATHAN”

 We Carried the Boat, a Tokyo based post-hardcore band utilizes heartfelt spoken-word delivery popularized by bands like La Dispute and earlier skramz bands like Strictly Ballroom, with mathy guitar segments, bright synths and passionate howls on the swelling choruses.  The result is a fist-pumping, cathartic release of pure, steel-eyed resolve to carry on even though, …

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JOSHUA THOMAS HENRY – “OH, YOU’RE THINKING OF MOVING TO BERLIN?”

On “Oh, You’re Thinking of Moving to Berlin?” from Sweden-by-the-way-of-London based singer songwriter, Joshua Thomas Henry tackles the long distance break up with a sense of bittersweet melancholy and excitement for moving on. Utilizing an intricate finger-plucking pattern and a forlorn voice, Joshua Thomas Henry recalls the folk-rock revivalism that reached a watershed in the …

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DAVID CURINGTON – “SATURATE”

Made from an ungodly amount of saturation on this brain-rattling, heat-throb bass line, “Saturate” vibrates with some inter-dimensional force that is not from this realm. Total downtuned, massive bass madness. Intrusive and perfectly executed. Maximum quarantine noise shrieks. IfToErReAsTtE by David Curington

RKYVZ – “DEXTROMORPHISING THE WALLS”

I don’t normally quote extensively from a press release, but seriously, just read this.  “For nearly a year, in the midst of a persistent amphetamine psychosis, Richard Vaughn genuinely believed himself to be a Divine Prophet in direct communication with entities from an alternate dimension known as Rosewood Sinking. During the worst snowstorm in the …

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PENDANT – “HEADACHE MADE OF PALM LEAVES”

With the collapse of Tiny Engines, Pendant’s Christopher Adams was left without a home shortly after his acclaimed debut Through a Coil. Rising through that disappointment, “Headache Made of Palm Leaves” filters gauzy Shoegaze, vintage Britpop and wide-eyed bedroom songwriting through an incredibly strong ear for effects-laden pummeling. Recalling A Place to Bury Strangers at …

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