Five New MUST-HEAR Longplayers Selected By TURN UP THE VOLUME!…

New longplayers that will have an impact on your ears and your speakers…

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1/ ‘Disco For Losers’ by CHARLION (Stockholm, Sweden)
This Swedisch combo offers you a swirling glam mix of Chic disco, Duran Duran‘s pop romanticism and The Knife‘s deep cuts beats. With a sarcastic wink here and there. An electrical synths paradise with massive tunes! I repeat! Massive tunes! Party time, folks!

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2/ ‘Feelin’ Freaky’ by FALCON JANE (Orangeville, Ontario, Canada)
Contemplative rainbow pop music with singer/songwriter Sarah May‘s alluring voice at
the very heart of its melancholic splendor. An album of sensitive songs about a variety of wholehearted emotions, but overall attractively intimate and tender. A colorful palette of touching balladry, poetic orchestrations and moony arrangements. A magnetic longplayer you’ll love to have as a comforting companion to soundtrack your twilight moments. Top!

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3/ ‘Health’ by DEUX TROIS (Kingston, Ontario, Canada)
Deux Trois is an adventurous project born out of different Ontario bands. Their 8-track debut EP is quite amazing. The story of ‘Health’ is like: “if one of your co-workers was a defined manic pixie dream girl to all of your customers, but you knew she was actually a
weirdo bitch twenty-four hours a day.”
Expect an inflammable cocktail of gloomy beats, threatening booms, tribal gloominess, darksome Siouxsie magic and gripping vocals.

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4/ ‘A Complete History of Witchcraft’ by THE VEGA BODEGAS (Cardiff, Wales, UK)
This firework album is about aliens, love, monkeys, earthquakes, food, the size of home country Wales and other wacko stories. A mospith record obviously inspired by blustery American motherrockers such as the legendary New York Dolls and massive riff gangs Green Day and Guns N’ Roses. Loud shit to test your speakers’ flexibility with! Hallelujah!

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5/ ‘Ballads Of A Psychedelic Soul’ by THE DURTY WURKS (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Seems like the spiritual grandchildren of America‘s 60s vocal harmonies legends The Byrds live in Scotland. The Durty Wurks’ debut album is definitely inspired by the most innovative decade in musical history. Their affecting collection of psychedelic jingle jangle pop songs sounds both familiar and refreshing, sounds both like yesterday and today. Sticky score!

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Five New MUST-HEAR Longplayers Selected By TURN UP THE VOLUME!…

New longplayers that will have an impact on your ears and your speakers…

1/ ‘Endless Scroll’ by BODEGA (Brooklyn, New York, US)
These spiritual sons and daughters of jingle jangle junks Parquet Courts spit and sneer sharper, rougher and hookier than their older mentors do right now. They sound like if Talking Heads and Tom Verlaine’s Television were punks rather than new wavers. Long live young bands! Long live uncompromised debut albums! Long live shout and scream funk!

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2/ ‘Night Swimming’ by DENTIST (Asbury Park, New Jersey, US)
Dentist is a DIY indie trio from the oceanfront urban landscape of Asbury Park in New Jersey. ‘Night Swimming’ is their third and definitely best LP (so far). An avalanche of amplified pop firecrackers. Electrifying strokes, from flaming earworms to romantic meditations with Emily Bornemann ‘s striking voice in the middle of the overall flamboyant guitar injected performances. The summer isn’t over yet. And here’s is its surfy and swinging soundtrack.

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3/ ‘Tiiime’ by AH GOD (Portland, Oregon, US)
On first hearing I taught this LP was made by and for straitjacket patients. After two spins I was totally sure this LP was made by and for straitjacket patients. What you get is a mental melting pot of mind-twisting DIY distortion, stoner hullabaloo and brain-cracking havoc. Perfect sonic survival noise! And so much cheaper than those money-greedy psychiatrists.

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4/ ‘Jessica’s Brother’ by JESSICA’S BROTHER (London, UK)
The self-titled debut album by this London trio, led by singer/songwriter Tom Charleston is an overall triumph. Mixed emotions wrapped in alt Americana like song structures. From amplified balladry (Humdinger) to ramshackle rock (Overnight Horror). Passionate intensity for heart & soul reminding me of Neil Young‘s pitch-black masterpiece ‘Tonight’s The Night‘.

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5/ ‘Shivelight’ by MISHAPED PEARLS (London, UK)
I just discovered this highly compelling folk/roots/world-music album, released last
May, only a couple of days ago. What an impressive find! Different moods, different
colors, different sonic visions and different spiritual voices. From poppy to psychedelic.
From elevating to reflective. From adventurous Kate Bush moments to chill out Broken
Social Scene
sentiments. A truly captivating record with several shiny pearls. Arresting!

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TURN UP THE VOLUME’S Selection Of Five Brand New MUST-HEAR Albums…

New longplayers that will have an impact on your ears and your speakers

1/ ‘The Room In The Wood’ by THE ROOM IN THE WOOD (Liverpool, UK)
The Room in the Wood is a collaborative project featuring Paul Cavanagh and Dave Jackson. The first since their band ‘The Room‘ split in 1985. The duo designed a wondrous record that sounds intriguing and pure, that feels soulful and heartwarming and reminds me, now and then, of gloomy Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen moments. Compelling songwriting.

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2/ ‘You Can Run… You Can’t Hide’ by ACESKULLY (Fort Lauderdale, FL, US)
Aceskully is musical tandem Ulysses Perez and Kayce Armstrong. Their new LP is just amazing. Adventurous trips with influences by experimental legends David Bowie,
PJ Harvey
and Depeche Mode among others. Stellar mix of gripping electronics, stirring
pop dynamics and remarkable male/female singing. Tour de force in sound and vision!

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3/ ‘Room With A View’ by ECHO COURTS (North Carolina, US)
Modern-day pop balladry influenced by exquisite Americana singer/songwriters of the past. Like a 21st Century Gram Parsons with glimmering guitars, punchy melodies, striking vocals. Emotional reveries for the twilight hours. Touching, comforting and melancholic.

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4/ ‘For The Rest To Rest’ by VEDA RAYS (Brooklyn, NY, US)
Ardent contemplations drenched in passionate and sparkling orchestrations. Both darksome and elevating. An amplified blend of electrifying sentiments with sonic echoes
of 80s British New Romanticism. From dreamy ballads to glowing flares. Starry-eyed!

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5/ ‘I, Kaleidoscope’ by BROKEN BELLOWS (USA)
The combination of colorful tunes, atmospheric synth layers,
rich arrangements and Beach Boys harmonies turns this debut
full length into an impressive and punchy pop performance. Top!

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TURN UP THE VOLUME’S Selection Of Five Brand New MUST-HEAR Albums…

New longplayers that will have an impact on your ears and your speakers

1/ ‘I’m All Ears by LET’S EAT GRANDMA(Norwich, UK)
Dancey beats, poppy hooks, lively electronics, alluring melodies, smart lyrics, appealing voices and a flamboyant ‘Donnie Darko‘ trip in the end. A modern day pop triumph!

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2/ ‘Oh God Ma’am’ by SONS OF BILL (Charlottesville, VA, US)
This album feels, sounds and shines like a rainbow. Different colors, different moods,
but most of all striking songwriting that touches heart, soul and mind. Idyllic harmonies, melodic splendour and sonic romanticism. Like ‘The War On Drugs’ going Americana.

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3/ ‘Between The Funk And The Fear’ by HOLOGRAM TEEN (Los Angeles, US)
On her solo debut Stereolab‘s former member Morgane Lhote combines 90s rave dynamics with nowadays electro soundscapes and booming beats. The result is a spicy melting pot of elevating music that feels like a gratifying mind-massage. Both excitatory and dreamy.

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4/ ‘Heart Swell by DOTT (Ireland)
The swirling blend of rattling guitar turbulence, sharp garage hooks, banging drums, pumping bass and poppy, melodic harmonies works just perfectly. This stirring Irish
4-piece resonates like an ardent indie rock orchestra producing cutting tunefulness.

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5/ ‘Puppy Love’ by MOM JEANS (California, US)
A varied cocktail of jingle jangle pop, relaxing slacker moments and some amplified electricity in between. Both wayward and melodic, cranky and sticky, unorthodox and
magnetic, counter-current and enthralling. New discoveries with every single spin. Bingo!

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Stream 5 Brand New MUST-HEAR Albums Right Here…

Brand new longplayers that will impress your ears and your speakers

1/ ‘V’ by WOODEN SHJIPS
San Francisco‘s psych junks’ first LP in 5 years! A transcendent mind-massage! Ace score…

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2/ ‘Love Is Dead’ by CHRVCHES
British top electro pop trio’s 3rd LP. Puzzling record with sticky mixed emotions dynamics…

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3/ ‘Gentle Reader’ by PEACH KELLI POP
Amplified pop firecrackers from all-female jingle jangle engine out of L.A. – their 4th LP…

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4/ ‘Deeper’ by DEEPER
This indie Chicago quartet’s guitar electricity brings legends Television to mind. That good!

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5/ ‘Oi! Rapscallion!’ by BENJAMIN MASON
Wayward Welsh singer-songwriter intrigues and fascinates with new adventurous album…

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See/hear you next week, music junkies

5 Brand New MUST-HEAR Longplayers Right Here…

This week’s brand new longplayers that will impress your ears and your speakers

1/ ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel‘ – COURTNEY BARNETT
Second full record by Aussie singer/songwriter/storyteller – Review NME here

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2/ ‘Wide Awaaaaake!’ by PARQUET COURTS
Arrogant Texans / First-rate garage rockers with 6th LP – Rolling Stone review here

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3/ ‘Konark Und Bonark’ by ELEFANT
Far-out debut album by Belgium’s eccentric noiseniks – More info here

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4/ ‘Islands’ by ASH
Veteran noisemakers back with – Review NME here

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5/ ‘Sparkle Hard’ by STEPHEN MALKMUS AND THE JICKS
Seventh solo longplayer by ex-Pavement frontman – Rolling Stone review here

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See/hear you next week, music junkies