Swedish Post-Punkers Then Comes Silence Release New Album “Trickery” — North American Tour Begins This Week
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by Alice Teeple
1h ago
“TAKE MY SOUL, MY BLOOD, MY WORDS LET IT BE, RIDE OR DIE” In 2022, just before embarking on their inaugural US tour, Sweden’s Then Comes Silence faced an unexpected reduction to a three-piece ensemble. Questions lingered: could their renowned darkwave wall-of-sound thrive with fewer members? The answer proved affirmative, prompting the band to embrace the streamlined lineup permanently for subsequent US and European tours, and now in their return to the studio. This unintentional evolution has sparked a fresh approach to music creation and live performance. The band’s existential crisis also r ..read more
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The Punishment of Idol Worship — German Darkwavers Caput Medusae Debut New Single “Überfan”
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by Alice Teeple
6h ago
Lost in the echoes Can’t break the bond A love so strong Where dreams respond Enthralled by her idol, a fervent admirer navigates the boundaries of obsession. Tangled in the web of adoration and limerence, she grapples with a tumultuous dance between devotion and reality, where the allure of idol worship blurs such distinctions and tests her grasp on sanity. Obsession: This is the theme of Caput Medusae’s Überfan, from the German duo’s forthcoming and long-awaited debut album You Can’t Negotiate With Zombies. The song, performed in German, means “super-super fan.” This sinister track, laid dow ..read more
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Vancouver Duo Post Death Soundtrack Debut New Single “Arjuna’s Hunting Hand”
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by Alice Teeple
1d ago
Call me to darkness or call me to rise Look down upon me with emerald eyes Your swollen hands are breaking the bread Your lying breath is luring the dead Arjuna, a central figure in the Hindu epic, The Mahabharata, embodies a complex journey of duty, morality, and self-discovery. As a skilled archer and warrior prince, he grapples with his moral conscience on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. Guided by his charioteer, Lord Krishna, Arjuna navigates dilemmas of righteousness and loyalty, ultimately finding clarity in fulfilling his divine duty, or dharma, as a warrior and protector of righteousne ..read more
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Listen to Chicago Outfit Anomia Report’s Latest LP “God Laughs: Reflections on the Dark Art of Living for Another Day”
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by Alice Teeple
1d ago
Anomia Report has emerged as a collaborative force, uniting creators, makers, and musicians with a shared history that stretches back to the depths of Chicago’s underground punk scene. Drawing inspiration from a diverse array of sources, including post-punk icons and heavy metal rebels, as well as the nostalgia of sugary cereals and Saturday morning cartoons, their arc began in 1985. Since then, they’ve continuously evolved, integrating new influences, tools, and techniques into their creative arsenal. Their newly unveiled LP, God Laughs: Reflections on the Dark Art of Living for Another Day ..read more
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Avant-garde Artwavers Sheebaba Debut Stop-Motion Style Animated Video for “Marguerite”
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by Alice Teeple
1d ago
You wear your sunglasses while watching TV Enter the avant-garde realm of Sheebaba, the brainchild of Eliott Eccho & Prof.Costello. Born in the vibrant confines of an art space, Sheebaba calls Mainz & Köln, DE, its home, with a nod to its roots in Luxembourg, LU.  Sheebaba is noise, thoughts, and drum loops woven together with genre-bending brilliance. Think art wave meets experimental with a dash of industrial glitch thrown in for good measure. They’re loud, conceptual, and performative—all while painting with the broad strokes of the rainbow. But perhaps most importantly, S ..read more
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Listen to “One Way,” One of Two Lost Michael Hutchence Solo Songs to be Released by Producer Danny Saber
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by Alice Teeple
2d ago
Few artists have transcended the confines of mere celebrity as much as Michael Hutchence, the captivating frontman of the Australian band INXS, who occupies a unique place in the pantheon of rock history. A quintessential rock star, Hutchence captivated audiences with his suave demeanor, magnetic charisma, and distinctive vocal style, manifesting a larger-than-life persona that was the embodiment of rock and roll spirit. The shock of his untimely death in 1997 sent ripples through the music world, leaving a void that was felt profoundly by his fans, friends, and contemporaries. Despite the pas ..read more
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Dark Synthpop Project Hermidgets Debuts Haunting and Surreal Video for “Meaninglessness”
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by Alice Teeple
2d ago
Renowned for his enigmatic presence and evocative soundscapes, Hermidgets is a seasoned musician with a wealth of experience both on stage and in the studio. With a deep-seated passion for music fueling every endeavor, Hermidgets’ expertise spans various domains, including songwriting, arrangement, performance, vocal work, aesthetics, and videography. Hermidgets uses his expansive and eclectic musical palate to gravitate toward melancholic melodies that strike a chord with his creative soul. Specializing in synth-pop, the artist meticulously crafts sophisticated, boundary-shattering tracks by ..read more
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New Wave Art-Rocker Black Dahlia Debuts Her Quirky and Avant-garde Video for “Bodyguard”
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by Alice Teeple
2d ago
I’m just an alien on the run from another time and place. Avant-garde and experimental artist Black Dahlia creates a captivating quirkiness that casts a colorful shadow in the experimental music scene. She weaves her unique artistry across the cultural expanses of the United Kingdom and Australia, with few modern parallels to her exquisite art rock theatrics. Coming from a rich background in theatre and dance, she explores the intricate mazes of performance studies and jazz theory, resulting in a diverse spectrum of progressive-infused musical projects. Her latest offering, “Bodyguard,” marks ..read more
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The Mission To Embark on Spring North American Tour — Nuovo Testamento Support for US Dates
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by Alice Teeple
2d ago
British post-punk and gothic rock legends, The Mission, an ensemble of musicians featuring the talents of Wayne Hussey, Craig Adams, Simon Hinkler, and Alex Baum, are gearing up for a Spring 2024 tour that sees them embarking on a string of dates along the West Coast, culminating in a performance at Pasadena’s renowned Cruel World Festival on May 11th. Following this high-profile gig, the band extends their tour with three additional stops in Canada before crossing the Atlantic for their European leg. “I’ve always liked the West Coast,” says vocalist/guitarist Wayne Hussey. “I even lived in So ..read more
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Dreams of Diseases and Desire — Listen to Swedish Post-Punk Ensemble It’s For Us’ “Out of Time” LP
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by Alice Teeple
4d ago
I been having dreams of diseases and desire Something is lacking in my life I won’t let myself be guided by fear And whatever comes I’ll be all right Emerging from the frozen epoch of the pandemic with a palpable sense of renewal, Sweden’s It’s For Us makes a resounding return with their latest album, “Out Of Time.” This record melds ethereal vocals with brooding melodies into hauntingly rich tones that resonate with deep emotion. It draws parallels from The Smiths and The Jesus and Mary Chain, blending ’60s pop sensibilities with the creative essence of acts like Lush and Black Tambourine. Th ..read more
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