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I found this band on Brooklyn Vegan and I’ve been waiting for this album to come out ever since I heard they were working on it. The time has finally arrived!! All of the band members are top shelf musicians but Jessica is outstanding as the band leader, multi instrumentalist and vocalist.  their live shows are outstanding. Seattle’s Deep Sea Diver will return with new album, Secrets, on February 19th via the band’s own High Beam Records. Frontperson Jessica Dobson, who has played in The Shins and Beck’s band, is an adept guitarist with a powerful voice and strong sense of dynamics, as can be heard on Secrets’

Deep Sea Diver

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Lifting fog reveals a cloaked figure in crooked moonlight and it is shown — The Closing Door — the Blur of spirit passing through — Proven Water Rites burning effigies of past selves — demonstrations from beyond a lifting veil. First, the listener dims the lights, burning all candles found within the dwelling. With eyes open toward the ceiling, the listener feels dull heat from the candles in front of them. Eyes closed now, the listener begins to regulate their breathing and in time presses play on their device. Eyes open again, the listener reaches their hands to hover above the nearest flame for the duration of the first passage. The listener stares directly into candle’s flame, regulating their breathing. At the dawning of the second tune, the listener lowers their hands to hold and protect the candle in front of them. A new kind of light is shown now, and the listener’s thoughts may begin to wander & blur, but they continue to stare. At the end of the second passage, the listener blows out all of the candles without hesitation. In near darkness now, the listener is left to sit, breathing the remnants of fire and thoughts that drift about the room. This is the final song.Out now via Double Double Whammy & Run For Cover Records.

Pressing Info:
Bone with Bronze Haze / 300
Milky Clear + Black color in color / 500
Sea Blue / 700

released 16 July 2015
LVL UP is Greg Rutkin, Nick Corbo, Dave Benton and Mike Caridi.

TELEGRAM – ” Aeons “

Posted: June 5, 2015 in MUSIC
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Hello Hello everyone, it’s been a while since we put out our first single Follow, a time during which we have played lots of shows, at home and abroad, to some fantastic crowds in some fantastic places, but it has been a time that has also proved frustrating. Our main desire has been to record and release an Album. But, being wide eyed, we experienced first hand the full game and gamble of management and deals. We gave up time and trust waiting on promises to sign up and get our record made, but instead got messed around and lost momentum. This year we’ve been working on taking things into our own hands, after releasing Inside/outside on Speedy Wunderground we’ve been busy recording new demos, and working towards putting the Album out our selves, last month we recorded a new single Aeons, and Needles In The Camel’s Eye for the the B-side, an Eno song we have all loved forever.

Expect more tracks and an Album to follow soon, but for now here’s Aeons available on 7″ and a new Aeons T-shirt and poster is also available exclusively from PledgeMusic for the next few weeks. We’re doing it like this as ordering from here means the money comes directly to us, meaning we can cover the cost of recording, and help us move onto the Album.

Taken from their album, “Champagne Holocaust,” The Fat White Family perform “Is It Raining In Your Mouth?” Last night, Brixton’s Fat White Family played live on the famous David Letterman show in the US, putting in a powerful performance that almost certainly baffled a large chunk of the viewing public.

The band are familiar faces on the Brixton scene – they lived in the Queen’s Head and played our Offline club night at the Prince Albert – and they’ve created a real buzz from their wild stage shows.

Last night, the band performed “Is It Raining In Your Mouth?” from their 2013 album, “Champagne Holocaust” on what is one of America’s most popular chat shows.

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Last we heard from Irish indie-pop outfit Girls Names, they had switched up their style on the elegant, entrancing 2013 album The New Life, looking towards the gleaming guitars and dark surfaces of vintage 1980s post-punk. Now they’re zoning out even further with the awesome eleven-minute single “Zero Triptych,” which will see release on 12″ via Tough Love Records.  Not only did I think it was the best name for a group of artists I’d ever heard, but their ideas, outlook and, most importantly, work struck a chord with me, Not quite a conventional ‘song’, nor EP, we knew about a year and a half ago that this piece of music was evolving into something not conventionally defined in the classic rock/pop vernacular. It’s essentially three different sections intertwined, hence the ‘triptych’., I don’t think this is something we’d have ordinarily tried were it not for the confidence we gained from touring a new line-up around Europe, when we learned to be a new band

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Tellison are a four-piece waking-nightmare of a band from London, UK. Formed out of a shared love of unsuccessful indie rock bands of the late 90s and early 00s Tellison have, to date, released two critically acclaimed albums and a clutch of sold-out, occasionally charting, singles. They write imperfect songs about hope, loss, love and literature. Lead single “Say Silence” from 2011’s sophomore album “The Wages of Fear” somehow managed to reference Shakespeare, Jacques Lacan, Bill Murray, Wes Anderson, John Donne and Tarantino in the same breath – not a huge number of people noticed. Undaunted, Tellison are currently putting the finishing touches to album number three, dusting off their guitars and referencing conventions and stepping up to take another swing at, if not the big time, at least the medium time.

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“Petals” brings together Darlia’s singles to date, including a new recording of debut track ‘Queen of Hearts’, and also features ‘Candyman’, ‘Dear Diary’, and ‘Stars Are Aligned’. The band deals in head-spinning indie rock, wrapping their songs in fizzing hooks and melodies. New single ‘I’ve Never Been To Ohio’ remains close to that tested formula, but it’s the other new song ‘Say Your Prayers’ that expands Day’s songwriting house – an electrified slower-paced track that veers close to ballad territory, albeit injected with Day’s distinctive snarl.

Produced by Rich Turvey in Liverpool (except ‘Candyman’ by Cam Blackwood), ‘Petals’ is a timely example of where Darlia are right now, and an exciting taster of what to expect from their full length debut later in the year.

Petals Tracklisting: Stars Are Aligned, I’ve Never Been To Ohio, Queen of Hearts (2015), Candyman, Dear Diary, Say Your Prayers, Pandemonium (acoustic), Candyman (acoustic)

 

 

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THE MAGIC GANG
Brighton foursome The Magic Gang got us hooked with their debut track “Bruises” back in 2013, it was a 90’s throwback with great hooks and catchy lyrics, reminding us quite a bit of Weezer’s classic self-titled LP. They’ve continued to release great stuff since then too, teaming up with MJ of Hookworms to produce the anthemic “She Won’t Ghost” and “Shallow”. Anyone who’s seen the band live will be able to tell you that there’s plenty more sing-a- long hits to come.

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New Brunswick trio Screaming Females are back with a blistering new record—”Rose Mountain”you can check out the premiere for “Hopeless” here. They strike the perfect sweet spot between punkish angst and melodic pop nous.

Legendary filmmaker and music documentarian Lance Bangs followed the band on tour and here’s part one for your viewing pleasure. Singer Marissa Paternoster admits sleep is her ultimate drug (we hear you), but their live shows are anything but a snooze. In the van, at home, in a basement, in bed, Bangs shadows the band wherever they happen to be to paint an intimate picture of Screaming Females, including Paternoster opening up about her struggle with Fibromyalgia. Just watch.

In the second part of this Lance Bangs-directed on the road doc, New Brunswick trio Screaming Trees open up about their inter-band dynamics, what lies behind the lyrics, plus we venture behind the bloody scenes of their recent video for “Hopeless.” They know Walmarts across 48 states like the back of their hands.

 

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Ultra-lo-fi, but Happyness’ ‘Weird Little Birthday’ is nonetheless stuffed full of rich melodies and arch lyrical observations. The band Happyness are a 3 piece band from South London, formed of multi-instrumentalists Ash Cooper, Benji Compston and Jonny Allan. After forming in early 1973, the band went on hiatus pending their births and the sufficient progress of the affordable digital audio interface market. Regrouping in 2013, the band spent Saturday nights playing under a railway bridge in Bermondsey. By mid-2013, having written “most of an album” they rented out an unused church with the intention of setting up a studio and finishing the record there. That ended after less than a week with only one song tracked – they were driven out by “the bitter cold and an unconvinced congregation of the dead”. (Unintentionally significantly the song was “Baby, Jesus (Jelly Boy)”).


Relocating to their affectionately named “Jelly Boy Studios” (a one-time carpentry warehouse and butterfly commune an hour or so outside of London), the band self-produced their debut album and the songs that would become their debut EP.
Before the recording sessions, the band had played a handful of shows under a variety of names (“something to put on the flyers”), but the name Happyness wasn’t used until November 2013, when the band started playing live in the build up to the release of their eponymous EP – mixed by Ed Harcourt.

The album – “Weird Little Birthday” – was mixed by Adam Lasus (Yo La Tengo, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah) and features Ed Harcourt singing on “Pumpkin Noir” and was released to great acclaim in the UK in the Summer of 2014. They have made various attempts to spread the rumour that Jonny Allan is the forgotten son and heir to the Terry Richardson empire, but those have all failed pretty conclusively. Their approach to writing and recording music means that roles within the band are fairly fluid, but Jonny Allan and Benji Compston do lead vocals and Ash Cooper does drums.