Trummors
Raven Sings The Blues
by Andy
14h ago
Longtime RSTB faves Trummors are back with a new one on the speakers and the desert air has only continued to cure their cosmic country credentials. The band’s latest album, 5, finds the band deep into the traditions of the ‘70s brothers and sisters that came before them, kicking choruses like Gram and EmmyLou, or sparring swoons like a less traditional George and Tammy. Pulling in a rather sizable West Coast continent to help them massage the new album into something timeless and true, the record finds more than a few familiar names on the dock. As they decamped to L.A. for the album’s record ..read more
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Stephen’s Shore – “Garden”
Raven Sings The Blues
by Andy
2d ago
A lovely little jangler from Swedish indie pop outfit Stephen’s Shore. The band’s been on a run of EPs lately, finding their footing in the short format, never overstaying their welcome, but always leaving the listener with a few notes permanently stuck in the brain. The latest single, “Garden” is no different. Perched on a jangled delivery, with nods to the West Coast contingent from their vantage hundreds of miles away, the band lets loose with a breezy, but melancholy strummer. The song sits atop Neptune, their new EP for Meritorio Records, as essential a pickup as their last couple of maxi ..read more
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GIFT – “Wish Me Away”
Raven Sings The Blues
by Andy
2d ago
Plenty of shoegaze gracing the speakers these days and it’s sometimes hard to pick out the best from the blur. I caught NYC’s Gift a couple of years back and they were captivating live and ably translated the feeling to their last record for Dehd Strange. Seems others noticed as well as the band announces their new works bump to Captured Tracks. The first single retains the same saturated sparkle that permeated their last album, nodding more to the aughts’ wave of gazers — Secret Machines, Serena Maneesh, SVIIB — rather than the often namechecked ‘90s touchstones. The large, luminous sound rem ..read more
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Animal, Surrender! – “Led By The Bit”
Raven Sings The Blues
by Andy
2d ago
A couple of familiar names with a new outfit cropping up this week, Peter Kerlin (Sunwatchers, Solar Motel Band) and Rob Smith (Grey/Smith, Rhyton, Pigeons, D. Charles Spear) combine talents to form Animal, Surrender! Built on the pair’s roots in rhythm, the first cut finds Smith and Kerlin weaving bass through knotted drums. “Led By The Bit,” is a hypnotic first salvo among an album that finds the pair tacking works by Mike Wexler and Nick Drake among their originals. The new record, also titled Animal, Surrender! is out May 17th from Ernest Jenning Record Co. Animal, Surrender! by Animal, Su ..read more
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Swiftumz – “Second Take”
Raven Sings The Blues
by Andy
2d ago
Haven’t heard from Swiftumz in some time, but SF’s Christopher McVicker is still a wellspring of pop gems, and that feels just right around here. Swiftumz isn’t always the first name that springs to mind out of the Bay Area indie-pop pantheon, but he’s been a consistent voice among the city’s finest, letting out low-key charmers that always feel like instant classics. The new album boasts help from a cadre of local friends, including Kelley Stoltz and members of The Aislers Set. The first single, “Second Take,” is an inviting slice of strum n’ sigh, hooked on bittersweet sways, a bit of fuzz l ..read more
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Marcel Wave – “Barrow Boys”
Raven Sings The Blues
by Andy
2d ago
Still catching up on a crush of singles from the past week and, as usual, Upset The Rhythm delivers. With members of Sauna Youth and Cold Pumas in the lineup, the odds are already good, but the band light into a post-punk pound that’s caustic, but barbed with hooks that snag and pick at the listener until they draw blood, Marcel Wave prove ones to watch. The first single, “Barrow Boys” takes its time, toying with bass and ravaged riffs before it opens up into a crushing chorus that burrows under the skin. The band’s winking resolve to the collapse of the crown, town, and world around ‘em is a ..read more
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Lightheaded – “Moment’s Notice”
Raven Sings The Blues
by Andy
2d ago
I’m always a sucker for Slumberland, but this new album from NJ’s Lightheaded is a particularly fun romp through indie pop’s most endearing moments. “Moments Notice,” the band’s second single, doubles down on the fun from the first. It’s a jangled and jostled bit of sweetness that’s full of knockabout harmonies and sweet summer breezes. The tone’s a bit anachronistic, given the song is an introvert’s delight, dealing with a feeling of comfort at home vs. venturing out into social situations. I’ve heard the band mention in passing that their shows were sometimes the only reason they could drag ..read more
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Tara Jane O’Neil – “Glass Island”
Raven Sings The Blues
by Andy
3d ago
Another stellar single out of the upcoming TJO album. This time the propulsion of the last single has faded for a more dusk light linger. “Glass Island” creeps onto the speakers, patient but potent. The single finds O’Neil practically whispering wonders to the listener, guitar encircling the slight skitter of drums. It’s as delicate as the title might imply. The accompanying video lets in the midday sun, but this is definitely a song for later hours. I recommend letting it soundtrack a twilight walk. The new album, The Cool Cloud of Okayness, features contributions form Meg Duffy, Marisa Ander ..read more
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Sunburned Hand of the Man
Raven Sings The Blues
by Andy
3d ago
It seems that lately, the world has finally paid a portion of its due to Sunburned Hand of the Man. The long-serving psychedelic enclave has been the bedrock of the Northeast free music mindset, always a revered name around these parts, but the world’s consciousness towards them seems to have been heightened with Aquarium Drunkard’s oral history of the band from last year. With a daunting back catalog, hundreds deep with CD-rs and digital releases, it’s hard to know where to start, but for heads old and new the band’s recent material has been better than ever. Their recent run for Three-Lobed ..read more
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Aluminum – “Beat”
Raven Sings The Blues
by Andy
3d ago
A second single out of RSTB faves Aluminum. The band’s debut single brought forward fumes of Britpop’s baggy bobble, but the second song to slip out of the upcoming Fully Beat, is a bit gauzier, a bit gazier. Still speckled with rhythm, “Beat” finds the band exploring the more propulsive ends of the shoegaze spectrum, digging into Chapterhouse and Medicine, lighting the heady hand drum aesthetics of the first half aflame as charred guitars break through the haze at the midpoint. The band’s new album is out May 24th from Felte. Support the artist. Buy it HERE ..read more
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