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    Cindy is a band built around the singing and guitar playing of Karina Gill. She became a musician only recently, having sat on the sidelines while ex-partners and friends made their stabs at it. Gill describes a chance encounter with an abandoned Squire Strat left in the basement by a previous tenant, “mummified in electrical tape with the remnants of a burrito on the head stock”, that led her to begin carefully strumming her way through simple chords and making her own songs. After one interesting self-released LP, still finding their footing, the band made the masterful and buzzed-about Free Advice, which went from a limited cassette on local SF label Paisley Shirt to vinyl pressings on Tough Love (UK) and Mt St Mtn (USA).

    Cindy’s third LP arrives in quick succession, the quietly devastating 1:2. Jesse Jackson on bass, Simon Phillips on drums and Aaron Diko on keyboards weave the perfectly thin web behind Gill’s slow Velvety strums and murmured melodies. The rhythm section brings the crude flow, while the keys add subtle and surreal counterpoint to the withering world Gill depicts in her lyrics.

    “Just as a mood is made by everything taking part in a pattern of association, so the songs tie together seemingly disparate things by the logic of mood,” Gill tries to explain. This isn’t dream-pop sunshine bliss; half-closed black drapes hang on the window where the narrator stares into the middle distance. “Sometimes you say you’re feeling small/You plan all day for your own funeral”, she intones in Party Store.

    Gill has a way of halting her phrasing that makes it feel like her thoughts are gently tumbling into the abyss. It’s this unsettling quality mixed with the hazy atmosphere that makes Cindy’s new LP 100% addicting and the perfect antidote to comfort listening.


    TRACK LISTING

    1. The Common Era (2:04)
    2. My Friend (3:09)
    3. Party Store (2:15)
    4. Song 36 (2:51)
    5. Lost Dog (3:55)
    6. To Be True (3:55)
    7. They Say What I Mean (3:43)
    8. 1:2 (3:01)
    9. Sincere Sound (3:12)
    10. Deer In Japan (4:37)

    A certain someone spirits above the second part of Palmbomen II’s Memories of Cindy saga, a passage of five plaintive cuts rendered with spineful percussion, succinct melodies, and classic acid and New Beat textures and treatments. Beyond the brash bash of “IAO Industries” (Kai at his clubbiest) and menacing, lurking BPMs of “pyrotechnomarco” and “Dancing & Crying” are the meditative, atmospheric exercises of “Transportzone Meer” and “Forever Afslutidijk.” There is hope for Cindy in Pt. 2, but it’s only faintly detectable in the hushed vocals that appear here and there.

    Cindy’s story may take a darker direction musically in Memories of Cindy Pt. 2, but Kai’s appearance on Real Talk alludes only to strange ways that make up a normal day in Carmel Vista. If you missed part one, back track a bit or enter Palmbomen II’s world at your own risk.


    TRACK LISTING

    1. Pyrotechnomarco
    2. Forever Afsluitdijk
    3. IAO Industries
    4. Transportzone Meer
    5. Dancing & Crying

    Kai Hugo eulogizes our dear Cindy through new Palmbomen II music and a surreal, neo-noir lens, chronicled over a series of four 12” EPs and public access television transmissions. Crack open a refreshing Apple Shorle™ and direct your remotes to channel BIS to experience an initial offering and explanation.

    The first three Palmbomen 12”s, Memories of Cindy Pt. 1 – 3, will be available individually. Memories of Cindy Pt. 4 will be available exclusively as a “box set” including the first three 12”s. Each set includes a unique, pre-tragedy polaroid portrait of Cindy taken by Kai Hugo.


    TRACK LISTING

    1. I Feel Everything
    2. Pure Tibet
    3. ALOHAnet
    4. Seventeen
    5. RTL Unifeeder
    6. Peter Accepts Death

    Cindy Wilson

    Change

      After 40 years as one-third of the creative core of the B-52s, Cindy Wilson steps out with her own solo album, Change.

      A collaboration between Wilson and friends and Athens musicians Ryan Monahan, Lemuel Hayes, Suny Lyons, and Marie Davon, Change marks a signifi cant departure from Wilsons other band. With echoes of Air, Bjork, Tame Impala, and Gary Numan, the band refers to its infecti ons brand of new-wave electro-pop as Turbo Chill. Rather than shouti ng in a rock voice, on “Change” Wilson gets to experiment with more emoti onal, subtle vocalizati ons, crooning and whispering over swirls of subtle psychedelia, Quincy Jones-era strings, and pulsing synths.

      TRACK LISTING

      People Are Asking
      Stand Back Time
      Mystic
      No One Can Tell You
      Change
      Things I’d Like To Say
      Sunrise
      On The Inside
      Brother
      Memory

      After more than twenty years, and following two recent EPs and an extensive touring plot, the hugely influential and iconic Pixies mark their return with ‘Indie Cindy’, their first full-length album since 1991’s ‘Trompe le Monde’.

      Recorded at Rockfield Studios, Wales with long-time producer Gil Norton (‘Doolittle’, ‘Bossa Nova’ and ‘Trompe le Monde’), ‘Indie Cindy’ is available on gatefold heavyweight double vinyl (including CD) and CD.

      All artwork conceived by celebrated graphic designer Vaughan Oliver, who designed all previous Pixies album artwork (in addition to Cocteau Twins, Throwing Muses, The Breeders).

      Featuring the classic Pixies recipe of soft / loud dynamics, darkly comical lyrics and insanely catchy riffs, these 12 tracks are sure to win over die hard fans and newcomers alike.

      TRACK LISTING

      What Goes Boom
      Greens And Blues
      Indie Cindy
      Bagboy
      Magdalena 318
      Silver Snail
      Blue Eyed Hexe
      Ring The Bell
      Another Toe In The
      Ocean
      Andro Queen
      Snakes
      Jaime Bravo


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