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Vinyl Nerds: Kevin Devine, “She Can Hear Me” 7″ Single

Kevin Devine She Can See Me vinylBad Timing Records have announced the upcoming release of a 7″ single for Kevin Devine‘s “She Can See Me”. You can pre-order the 7″ now in the Bad Timing Records store. The 7″ includes the two different versions of the single, which originally appeared on Bulldozer and Bubblegum.

The release represents a partnership between Bad Timing Records, Kevin Devine‘s own Devinyl Records, and Manchester Orchestra‘s Favorite Gentleman Recordings. This team up is expected to mastermind several more releases throughout 2015, so be sure to check back to keep up with the latest  news.

Video: CHASMS – “Riser”

ChasmsFrom the full-length LP Subtle Bodies, Bay Area’s CHASMS have premiered a video for the song “Riser”. The video as directed by M.J. Bernier, showcases not only the duo of Jess Labrador & Sky Madden pushing forth their unique style of noise-filled, reverb-ladden dream pop, but it’s the hazy and almost surreal images that are as haunting as the song itself.

MAMIFFER Premiere Video for “Caelestis Partus”

MamifferMamiffer, the collaborative duo of Faith Coloccia and Aaron Turne, and sometimes invited guests, have premiered a video for the song “Caelestis Partus” off their upcoming new LP Statu Nascendi due out on November 8th via SIGE Records. The song, and album, are new material from the group in some time now, and explore the evolution of their take of noise and ambient sounds that create a unique listening experience. Mamiffer‘s music is one to easily get lost in and shut out the world.

The video for “Caelestis Partus” was shot and created by Daniel Menche, who has also worked musically with Coloccia and Turner. The black & white images presented in the video are all hazy and blurry, giving you the sense of the visualization of a daydream that the languid music and Coloccia’s dream-like vocals provide.

Mamiffer – Caelestis from Daniel Menche on Vimeo.

Video: YOUTH CODE – “Consuming Guilt”

Youth CodeL.A.’s Youth Code have premiered a video for the track “Consuming Guilt” off their just-released EP A Place To Stand. The video, shot and directed by Grant Singer, is a jarring and nightmarish visual trip through the inhumane practice of animal testing in labs. Intersped with actual images and footage of lab animals being tested on, the tables are turned when the subjects are humans. It opens a new window into how inhumane the somehow-still legal practice. This is the stuff nightmares are made of partnered with pummeling electronic industrial music.

On a lighter note about the video, you may catch a cameo by a certain George Lesage of Deafheaven.

KITTYHAWK Premieres Video for “Welcome Home”

KittyhawkRight off their upcoming full-length LP, Hello, Again, out today, Chicago’s Kittyhawk have premiered a video for the lead-off song “Welcome Home”.

In the Mitchell Wojcik-directed video, the band joins a cult, drinks the literal Kool-Aid and goes to heaven for an absolutely epic pillow fight.

Kittyhawk play the sort of wry, dryly sweet pop songs that call to mind early 2000s bands such as Rainer Maria and The Anniversary. Trading bass guitar for a Farfiza organ, the band is anchored by the charming l harmonies of singer Kate Grube, whose narrative lyrics push their songs forward, inviting listeners to lean in a little closer.

Kittyhawk announced a Fall European tour this week with Count Your Lucky Stars labelmates Dowsing in addition to their currently scheduled dates this week with Nai Harvest. Dates after the video.

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Introducing: FADE

FadeFeaturing members of hardcore bands Shrapnel and Violent Reaction, Birgmingham, Leeds’ FADE push forward the envelope and style of 90′s fuzzed-out indie rock that is closely reminisces such groups like Hum, Swervedriver, and to this writer, Gwen Mars. But FADE aren’t merely aping those sounds of scenes of music past. Oh no. They’re taking that very familiar and much-loved underground template and putting a very youthful spin on it that will easily appeal to jaded fans of the days of MTV’s 120 Minutes and true college radio bands and anyone deeply enamored with today’s newgaze scene led by bands like Whirr, Nothing, and Pity Sex in a much more fuzzier and melodic aspect.

FADE have been around since mid-2013 and already making some waves with fans, especially those looking for something and anything that may be a familiar throwback while still managing to sound current. Their 2013 Demo is a perfect slice of post-hardcore space rock. Jangly and fuzzed-out guitars waving back and forth between noise and melody at the forefront of a solid-driving rhythm. All the while the languid and dreamy vocals expand on the sound to create something to easily get lost in as you close your eyes and sway with the music.

The band has their demo up and available to listen to (and order on 7″ vinyl here) on their Bandcamp page and below. They’re also gearing up for the release of the One With Serenity EP sometime in December, which you can pre-order here. You can also listen to the EP below.

Get into FADE and get spaced out.

Watch Now: OLD MAN GLOOM – “Here Is A Gift For You” Documentary

Old Man GloomUp now to watch and enjoy is the documentary of sludge metal group Old Man Gloom. Titled Here Is A Gift For You, the documentary not only features live performances by the group, but also covers their history and mythos.

Old Man Gloom have a new album, Ape of God, to be released on Nov 11th via Profound Lore and SIGE Records. The LP will be a follow-up to 2012′s NO as released by Hydra Head. The band, consists of Aaron Turner (ISIS, Mamiffer), Nate Newton (Converge, Doomriders), Caleb Scofield (Cave In, Zozobra), and Santos Montano.

OLD MAN GLOOM: HERE IS A GIFT FOR YOU from kenneth thomas on Vimeo.

NOTHING Premiere New Song “July The Fourth”

NothingHot on the heels of the announcement of their split 12″ release with Whirr, Nothing have unveiled one of the songs they contributed to the release, “July The Fourth”. The songs comes at you in a more straight-forward fuzzed-out indie punk than previous outings of their newgaze noisy style. It’s a very interesting and compelling shift that clearly shows Nothing expanding their sound palette and proving that they’re never afraid to experiment and fuck with people’s perceptions of the band.

Kudos to you, Nothing. You keep things edgy and weird and exciting.

WHIRR and NOTHING To Release Split 12″ on November 18th

split_preorder_coverDue out on November 18th via Run For Cover Records, Whirr and Nothing have teamed up for a split 12″. The split will contain two new song from each band as well as a full-length ‘In The Studio’ documentary DVD. You can pre-order now at RFC.

The long-anticipated split by WHIRR and NOTHING is in no way a let down to anyone that’s been waiting for it. The two new songs from each band are perfected with the expertise of veteran producer Will Yip. Whirr’s signature atmospheric haze enthralls more than ever in what seems like a nine-minute dream. Their masterful control of soundscapes is matched only by an intensity that their shoegazing predecessors could only wish to achieve. Nothing’s contribution is a full-on aural assault: the two songs are aggressive, yet harmonious.The ongoing blown-out barrage lulls with only brief periods of quiet melody that hit like armistices. Yet, the songs are harshly beautiful in a way that perfectly captures the Philadelphia band’s definition of reality.

The split 12″ comes with an etched b-side as well as a full-length Whirr/Nothing ‘In The Studio’ documentary DVD.

Track Listing:
01. Whirr – Ease
02. Whirr – Lean
03. Nothing – Chloroform
04. Nothing – July the Fourth

Single Mothers Premiere Video for “Half-Lit”

Single MothersFrom their just-released debut full-length, Negative Qualities, London, ON’s Single Mothers have premiered a video for the song “Half-Lit”.