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Virtue Falters

    The Detroit trio's fifth album is eight tracks of what we've come to expect from the always in form group – a cinematic blend of twangy industrial rock, metal, noise, baritone vocals, and macabre lyrics –but with an immediate urgency not yet seen from the band on past albums. It's their most focused album to date.

    Detroit based 3-piece combining a blend of industrial, deathrock, drum machines, gothic elements, soundtrack scapes, spaghetti western guitars and a thick, rumbling bass tone.

    Past support from outlets like Stereogum, FACT,Tiny Tapes, Self-Titled, Paste, PostPunk, CVLT Nation + more.



    TRACK LISTING

    1. Dark Ceiling In Tennessee
    2. My Trash Mind
    3. Barely A Shadow
    4. Humiliation
    5. Goodnight Reason
    6. Tomb Room
    7. Kneel For Instruction
    8. Cauterize My Eyes

    RIYL: Michael Chapman, Bridget St John, Mike Cooper, Steve Gunn, Kenny Knight, Ryley Walker, Sibylle Baier, Bert Jansch & Vashti Bunyan.

    ITASCA is the musical identity of Los Angeles-based guitarist, singer, and songwriter Kayla Cohen. Just as the name itself is ambiguous—a 19th-century pseudo-Ojibwe place name and portmanteau of the Latin words for “truth” (veritas) and “head” (caput). Cohen, who grew up in New York state near the Hudson River, moved from Brooklyn to L.A. in 2011. Though she began playing guitar at age thirteen, her songwriting idiom emerged gradually from her longstanding noise and drone practice.

    Her out-of-time recordings as Itasca—refined over the course of several releases, including the acclaimed 2014 LP Unmoored by the Wind (New Images)—reflects both this dislocated geography and her Janus-faced gaze towards both baroque, acid folk-inflected songcraft and deconstructive, textural sonics. Her adept fingerstyle guitar work—nimble but unshowy, always at the service of framing her plaintively unspooling modal progressions and gorgeous, moonlit voice—centers Itasca’s melancholy pastorales in a hazy, heat-mirage space equally suggestive of familiarity and distance, community and anomie.

    Open To Chance is her first album to feature the full band with whom she currently records and tours, including pedal steel player and frequent collaborator Dave McPeters, drummer Coleman Guyon (and occasionally Kacey Johansing), and bassist and vocalist Julia Nowak.

    “Gorgeous acid folk reverie… A heady slice of lysergic ladies of the canyon, with the feel of tropical microdots that dominated the These Trails and Linda Perhacs sides given a slightly more baroque dream-time feel. Some of the guitar stylings have the kind of courtly appeal of Current 93 circa Of Ruine Or Some Blazing Starre, but when she gets into more complex vortices of steel strings she comes over like Robbie Basho circa Basho Sings. This one came out of nowhere and knocked us sideways“ Volcanic Tongue 

    TRACK LISTING

    A1 Buddy
    A2 Henfight
    A3 No Consequence
    A4 G.B.
    A5 Layman’s Banquet
    A6 Carousel
    B1 Just For Tomorrow
    B2 Angel
    B3 Daylight Under My Wing
    B4 Right This Time
    B5 Bonafide 

    Cherubs

    Club Hoola Hoop's Walls

      This second single from The Cherubs: Chugging Strokes-ey guitars, heaps of energy and damn fine tunes too. We like!!!!!!

      Gel

      Sparkly Things

        "Sparkly things" is the debut album from Gel – a punky skate pop band from Reading. The album opens with 3 full-on bubblethrash, breakneck guitar fizz songs, by track 4 it’s time to chill and gel know how to do this as well. For fans of Ash, Green Day, Blink 182 and the Ramones.


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