Glam Legends ROXY MUSIC Released Fifth LP ‘SIREN’ 45 Years Ago

25 October 2020



Band: ROXY MUSIC

Active: 1970–1976, 1978–1983, 2001–2011

Album: SIREN – fifth LP
Released: 24 October 1975 – 45 years ago

AllMusic wrote: “Abandoning the intoxicating blend of art rock and glam-pop that distinguished Stranded and Country Life, Roxy Music concentrate on Bryan Ferry’s suave, charming crooner persona for the elegantly modern ‘Siren’… Roxy embrace dance and unabashed pop on Siren, weaving them into their sleek, arty sound…The end result is captivating.” Score: 5/5.

Bryan Ferry: “Women? I have no idea. I don’t know anything about
women at all. They’re a complete mystery to me.”

Turn Up The Volume: All who tried to copy Roxy’s look, sound
and album artwork failed. Yep, a unique band.

Singles/clips
: Love Is The Drug / Both Ends Burning

– LOVE IS THE DRUG –

– BOTH ENDS BURNING –

Full album…

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ROXY MUSIC: Facebook

Heart-To-Heart Jewel – Here’s ‘SMOKE’ By EASTER ISLAND

Reveries for the laziest day of the week

25 October 2020

Band: EASTER ISLAND

Who: Dream pop combo from Athens, GA
with members in various cities around the country.

Track: SMOKE – from the band’s sophomore album, out December 11.

Score: Sit down, relax, close your eyes, and dream away to this heart-to-heart
ballad. Starry-eyed vocals, glimmering guitar lines à la Interpol and a moody War
On Drugs
feel transfers you to la-la land. Ravishing and bonny euphony. A sweet
sonic jewel.

We run a race to find out, fuck the prince and shout loud
There’s smoke in your clothes, and change in your bed,
and I’m wide awake now
You know what’s in my mind
You know what’s in my mind

The video highlights Athens during the era of social distancing

You can also stream/buy here…


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EASTER ISLAND: Facebook

(promo photo via Noisy Ghost PR)

Dreaming In Psychedelic Colors – Float Away With New LP ‘GOLDEN REPAIR’ By SUNSTACK JONES

25 October 2020

Band: SUNSTACK JONES
Who: Psychedelic squad from the UK

Album: GOLDEN REPAIR – the band’s 4th LP
Released: 9 October 2020

Info: “Golden Repair is the bands fourth LP & the first to be released by Mai 68 Records. Formed from sprawling jams during soundchecks & rehearsals, lyrics & harmonies. worked out during long van journeys whilst on tour with US Alt-rock stalwarts Buffalo Tom, the result is a record that is more than the sum of its parts; five friends as a collective, playing in a room, together.”

Key references: Buffalo Springfield / The Byrds / The Sundays / Nick Drake / Syd Barrett
Spiritualized / Verve / Mazzy Star / Big Star / Ride / Acetone / Galaxie 500

Turn Up The Volume‘s experience: Imagine you’re in the Californian desert watching
a non-stop 24-hour rock festival with The Grateful Dead, the Eagles (playing Tequila Sunrise), The Beach Boys and The Brian Jonestown Massacre performing when the sun comes up. You feel tired but blissful, weary but on cloud nine, sleepy while dreaming in psychedelic colors. These images popped up on my private cinema screen in my mind while listening to this twilight zone longplayer. A melancholic journey all the way. Close your eyes and float away.

Singles/clips: How It All Went Down / Glass Boat

– HOW IT ALL WENT DOWN –

– GLASS BOAT –

Stream/buy full album here…


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SUNSTACK JONES: Facebook


Tequila sunrise in the UK…

(photo via Press Pack band)

VIOLENT VICKIE Shares Flashy Video Clip For Her Electro Banger ‘UNDER THE GUN

Clips that will have an impact on your eyes and your ears…

25 October 2020

Last month Californian artist VIOLENT VICKIE released
her new, pitch-dark electro-wave album Division.

Turn Up The Volume wrote: “63 minutes of doom and gloom bliss to play
at illegal graveyard parties. Twilight is the color. Electro-swart is the sound.
Petrifying is the psyche.”

To keep the momentum going, Vickie just shared a clip for top track UNDER THE GUN.
“A seductively cold reaction to the pressure to conform and produce in a capitalist society.”.

The flashy film-noir like video was directed and edited by
Nick Pagonakis of Underboss Films and shot in a parking lot
in Long Beach, CA by Jennifer Miller.

Watch here…

VIOLENT VICKIE: Facebook

Americana Melancholia With JEFF TWEEDY’s Brand New Album ‘LOVE IS THE KING’

24 October 2020

Artist: JEFF TWEEDY (Wilco’s mastermind)
Album: LOVE IS THE KING
Released: 23 October 2020

Uncut Magazine says: “This album marries Tweedy’s mature
emotional outlook to the workaday manners of Uncle Tupelo
or the Woody Guthrie project, Mermaid Avenue.”

Turn Up The Volume: After one spin it’s clear.
Jeff Tweedy is a king of Americana melancholia.

Released: 23 October 2020

Title track

Stream/buy full LP here…


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JEFF TWEEDY: Facebook

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Released Ace Double Album ‘MELLON COLLIE AND THE INFINITE SADNESS’ 25 Years Ago Today

24 October 2020

Band: THE SMASHING PUMPKINS
Active: 1988–2000, 2006–present

Album: MELLON COLLIE AND THE INFINITE SADNESS
Released: 24 October 1995 – 25 years ago today

Pitchfork said: “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness was one of the most generous
records of the 90s. Smashing Pumpkins took it upon themselves to make a record that
only teenagers could love and for many it was the only one they needed.”
Score: 9/10.

Billy Corgan: “Do I belong in the conversation about the best artists in the world?
My answer is yes, I do.”

THE WORLD IS A VAMPIRE

Turn Up the Volume: Their career classic. Big sound. Big tunes.

Key singles/clips: Bullet With Butterfly Wings / 1979 / Zero

– BULLET WITH BUTTERFLY WINGS –

– 1979 –

– ZERO –

Full album…

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THE SMASHING PUMPKINS: Facebook


Artwork of the Deluxe Edition

Disco 2020 – HOT CHIP And JARVIS COCKER Join Forces For Single ‘STRAIGHT TO THE MORNING’

24 October 2020

Dance experts HOT CHIP scored another hit with
last year’s album A Bath Full Of Ecstasy.

This troubled year they dropped Late Night Tales and a remix of
that LP. It featured a cover of the Velvet Underground’s Candy Says.

And if that wasn’t enough they teamed up now with Jarvis Pulp Cocker
for a brand new single titled STRAIGHT TO THE MORNING.

“This is is a disco anthem about going out, for a time
when people really can’t, and it features our friend Jarvis
Cocker urging us to go “straight through until the break of
dawn”
says the band.

Get out of your lazy couch and activate your legs

HOT CHIP: Facebook