Monday, August 24, 2015

Skymningar - Skymningar EP

Ever wondered what the Swedish twilight might sound like? Well, here's a band that will give you a good example. Skymningar is Christian Augustin (Totalt Jävla Mörker), Pär Isling Poromaa (Väärt) and Anders Winterstam (So.So.) and they make beautiful synthpop.

"An autumn evening in Umeå. I cross the bridge leading to the city. The train tracks are northbound. The announcer from the station has no audience. The sun sinks into the horizon, leaving people in uncertainty. We have a cup of coffee and start creating music. Outside the balcony window a shadow world is emerging. That is what we are trying to make music about, and escape from.", says Pär

Their debut self-titled EP was released a few days ago and it contains 4 synthpop tracks, that will lift from you any burden of an overwhelming reality. You can stream/buy the EP on their Bandcamp and watch the official video for 'Sisyfos' below.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Xolo - Moonless

When Justin Cefai met photographer and vocalist Rebekkah Castellanos in February 2012 they formed an amateur song-writing project which later evolved into their band Xolo (pronounced 'show-low'). After a self-titled EP and their debut album Future Home, released in July 2014, yesterday they unveiled their new single called 'Moonless'. Their melodic dream pop sounds beautifully blend with Rebekkah's delicate vocals to form a melancholic and hypnotizing song.  
Check it out below. 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Pure Morning - The Broadcasting Department Of Philadelphia (Louder)

Pure Morning are a four-piece band from Culiacán, Mexico, who were formed earlier this year. They play 'tweegaze', a mix of tweepop and shoegaze, and are influenced by bands of Sarah Records and shoegaze bands of the 80's and 90's. In mid July they released their debut album, 'The Broadcasting Department Of Philadelphia', whose title evokes a nostalgic feeling for late night radio broadcasts of past decades. It comprises ten fast-paced, fresh sounding tracks that are sure to brighten any dark day. The album is available for streaming on their soundcloud and downloading (pay what you like) on Bandcamp. You can check the entire album and the video for 'Louder' below. 
Listen louder and loved them even louder! 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Quieter Than Spiders - Hibakusha

Quieter Than Spiders are a Shangai synthpop band  who use home-made electronic sounds played by hand. Leon Zhang, Yi Fan and Yao have been preparing their debut album, Signs Of Life, which will be out on Anna Logue Records. There is no release date yet, but they've just shared a video for the enchanting 'Hibakusha'. Check it out below.