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Frankie Rose – “Love As A Projection”

Frankie Rose will be releasing her new album, “Love As A Projection”, on March 10th via Slumberland.

1. Sixteen Ways
2. Anything
3. Had It Wrong
4. Saltwater Girl
5. Feel Light
6. DOA
7. Sleeping Night And Day
8. Molotov In Stereo
9. Come Back
10. Song For A Horse

So far she’s released a couple of singles. The first one she shared was for the song “Anything”.

The follow up was for the album opener “Sixteen Ways” with a video directed by Scott Kiernan.

Via a press release Frankie shared this about the record: “This album is about having to focus our collective energies on the small things around that we can control to find joy. A distraction from the larger systemic problems that feel so overwhelming and are so very out of our collective hands… for now…”.

So far she’s announced a couple of live dates: 3/11 Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool
3/13 – 3/18 Austin, TX – SXSW

The Lemon Twigs – “Any Time Of Day”

The Lemon Twigs have released a new single, “Any Time Of Day”, off their upcoming album “Everything Harmony” out May 5th via Captured Tracks.


01 When Winter Comes Around
02 In My Head
03 Corner of My Eye
04 Any Time of Day
05 What You Were Doing
06 I Don’t Belong to Me
07 Every Day Is the Worst Day of My Life
08 What Happens to a Heart
09 Still It’s Not Enough
10 Born to Be Lonely
11 Ghost Run Free
12 Everything Harmony
13 New to Me

The video for the track was directed by Ambar Navarro. Navarro shared this about the video: “This was heavily inspired by ’60s television live performances and focusing on the minimal set pieces, referencing The Carpenters, Tom Petty, and especially The Monkees’ TV Show and absurd/surreal comedy of that era.”

The Lemon Twigs shared this about the song via a press release: “We were hired to write material and act in an interactive TV show about an imaginary ’70s brother band. We wrote a bunch of KISS type songs for the soundtrack plus this one. This one wasn’t quite right for the show, so we held it back. For a month in 2019, we filmed all 8 episodes. In the fallout of a high profile lawsuit taken by the company against Quibi, the show was shelved and remains on someone’s hard drive if not completely erased to save space. The song’s about the cyclical nature of life. Everything goes on and on. Out with the old, in with the new!”

The Twigs will head out in support of the album starting this April.

Xiu Xiu – “Pahrump”

Xiu Xiu have shared a new single, “Pahrump”, off their new album “Ignore Grief” out March 3rd via Polyvinyl.


1. The Real Chaos Cha Cha Cha
2. 666 Photos of Nothing
3. Esquerita, Little Richard
4. Maybae Baeby
5. Tarsier, Tarsier, Tarsier, Tarsier
6. Pahrump
7. Border Factory
8. Dracula Parrot, Moon Moth
9. Brothel Creeper
10. For M

The video for the song was directed by Angela Seo. She shared this about the video: “I’ve been watching a lot of old westerns and ghost films. In both, there is often an overarching sense of regret, revenge, a reckoning yet to come. You can’t ever simply run away.”

The band will go on tour to support their album starting this April.

Secret Machines – “The Finalizer”

(the) Secret Machines have shared, “The Finalizer”, off their upcoming album “The Moth, The Lizard and The Secret Machines” out March 24th.

01. There’s No Starting Over
02. I Think It’s Light Outside
03. You Want It Worse
04. Even Out The Overflow
05. Last One Out
06. The Answer
07. Crucifixion Time
08. Run Out The Silver Light
09. The Finalizer

Brandon Curtis said this about the song: “‘The Finalizer’ is one of my favorite tracks on the record. It started from the same riff as the fourth track on the album, ‘Even Out the Overflow,’ and even though it went in a completely different direction, I feel like it retains some of the same feeling – in a sort of inverse relationship. It’s the last song on the album, and the last song we will preview before we release the whole album. So, I guess there is some finality to it. Endings often come with the promise of new beginnings. But there is always the chance that every goodbye could be the last. Thanks for listening 🙂”.

Belgrado – “Boixar”

Belgrado have shared the first single, “Boixar”, off their upcoming album “Intra Apogeum” out April 28th via La Vida Es Un Mus.


1. Boixar
2. Rytmy Wszechświata
3. Nie Zapomnę
4. Tu i Teraz
5. Elementy Umysłu
6. Tęsknota
7. Na Szlak
8. Intra Apogeum

The video for the song was directed by their former bass player Renzo Narvaez.

It’s been seven years since their last album, and their new lineup consists of Patrycja Proniewska (vocal), Jonathan Sirit (synths), Fernando Márquez (guitar and synths) y Louis Harding (bass).

They will be on a European tour through the month of May, no USofA (nor Tijuana) dates have been announced yet.

Algiers – “73%”

Algiers have shared another single, “73%”, off their upcoming album “Shook” out February 24th via Matador.

Franklin James Fisher said this about the song: “‘73%’ is an impressionistic love letter to the energy and movement of New York City that I missed so much when I was exiled in ATL during quarantine”.

The band will I’ll start their tour next month at SXSW.

Squid – “Swing (In A Dream)”

Squid have share the first single, “Swing (In A Dream)”, off their upcoming album “O Monolith” out June 9th via Warp.


1. Swing (In a Dream)
2. Devil’s Den
3. Siphon Song
4. Undergrowth
5. The Blades
6. After The Flash
7. Green Light
8. If You Had Seen The Bull’s Swimming Attempts You Would Have Stayed Away

The vet deo for the album opener was directed by Yoonha Park. This is what Yoonha said about the video: “I was interested in exploring visual ideas from Where’s Waldo, Richard Scarry, and Brueghel as a means to express anxieties about the climate crisis.”

Louis Borlase said this about the album: “There’s a running theme of the relation of people to the environment throughout. There are allusions to the world we became so immersed in, environmental emergency, the role of domesticity, and the displacement you feel when you’re away for a long time.”

The band has announced a UK/European tour in support of the album. No USofA (nor Tijuana) dates have been announced yet.

Keaton Henson – “Envy”

Keaton Henson has shared the first single, “Envy”, off his new upcoming album “House Party” out June 9th via PIAS.


1. I’m Not There
2. Rain In My Favourite House
3. Envy
4. The Meeting Place
5. Two Bad Teeth
6. Stay
7. Late To You
8. Parking Lot
9. Holiday
10. The Mine
12. Hooray
13. Hide Those Feelings

Keaton said this about the song: “Everything these days is so performative and aspirational, and we all seem to live in envy of people and lives that aren’t ours and we’re convinced would solve all our problems and feelings of emptiness. It’s about getting to the place where you always wanted to be, and were convinced would make everything better, and realising it hasn’t worked, and the scary realisation that no amount of money or success or fame will.

I think the guy in the song has forsaken all his friendships and meaningful relationships to get to this place in his life or career, and now, realising it was never going to make him happy, is lamenting his loneliness and the wasted years, and trying to warn others away from the same way of thinking”.

Talking about the album he shared this:“I wanted to make an upbeat confident pop record about depression and being a performer, written from the viewpoint of an artist who has hollowed himself out over a long career in the name of success, an alternate universe version of me, who is left empty and lonely from climbing to the top, but is still only able to express these feelings in the language of confident, performative pop songs.”

No tour dates around the USofA (nor Tijuana) have been announced yet.

Human Potential – “Hoosi, No!”

Human Potential has announced the release of their fifth album, “Hoosi, No!”, Out February 24th via What Delicate Recordings.


1. Hoosi, No!
2. Book of Jaws
3. I Have To Leave Because There Are No Rivers Here
4. Zwunck
5. Some Small Anti-Christ At The Art Show
6. 80 All Over
7. Love Song For H.R. To Sing
8. Dye-Night Escapes
9. Queasy Bricks and Starving Cars: The Spectacular Collapse Of The Wing Street Bridge

The first single off the album is the track opener and self titled song, the video was directed by Andrew Becker himself.

In the summer of 2020 a Lithuanian stenographer named Steakman sent Becker an unearthed demo of the heretofore thought apocryphal Sherman Helmsley / Gong collaboration. The sounds were alarmingly profound, providing a deep sonic exfoliation that sloughed off the miasmic effervescence of seismic hygienic and creative dereliction. AB’s musically stagnant world was suddenly shepherded off of its axis. Inspired, Becker sold his belongings and set out from his Los Angeles rondavel, armed with only a hagfish bindle and his former babysitter’s Bolang Gu, in search a new and completely unique sonic paradigm. For several months, he rode the rails in search of the euphonic promontory that he was convinced awaited him somewhere amid America’s alternately soggy / burning landscape. But, it wasn’t long before Becker found himself unexpectedly restrained to a cot, after waking up at an Aghori urgent care clinic in Sussex County, Delaware. Attendants informed Becker that he had been gravely injured in a knife fight after attempting to burgle the only known copy of Robert Goulet’s notorious Bathory covers album from a fellow transient. The lacerations to his face and nasal passages made emergency surgery imperative, resulting in the removal of his Jacobson’s organ – a peripheral sensory organ of the accessory olfactory system. Having previously relied on this largely unknown physiological instrument to decode and interpolate rhythm, frequency and timbre (a rare form of synesthesia) Becker immediately saw his musical aspirations dashed. Dejected and insolvent, Becker borrowed a lime green tank top from a Milford mystic and rode a shetland pony back to Los Angeles. At home, he set up a store on the Silk Road to sell his one last possession of value – a platinum-plated lock of hair extracted from the stand-in orangutan from silver screen sparkler, Dunston Checks In. With the handsome proceeds, Becker purchased a collection of laser discs from the estate of Jan-Michael Vincent and devised a plan to invert his routine musical sources and methods. Relying strictly on his visual sense, he clicked off the volume and set about rewriting the scores to the bounty of cinematic gems found in Vincent’s trove. The title sequence to Sam Peckinpah’s epic The Wild Bunch became the backdrop for opener, “Hoosi, No!,” a slovenly marriage of stately beauty and insidious violence. The eerie excavations of Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab masterpiece, “Leviathan,” spurred the lurching, unnerving, “Zwunck,” while a collection of Central American Manakin mating ritual clips prodded on the sturdy, sumptuous ravings of “80 All Over.” Before long, Becker had drawn inspiration from the repetitive disorientation of Stan Brakhage’s Dog Star Man (“Some Small Anti-Christ At The Art Show”) and Hollis Frampton’s ruin of memory on Nostalgia (“Love Song For H.R. To Sing”), to the sultry light abstractions of John Cage’s “One11” (“Dye-Night Escapes”). “Queasy Bricks and Starving Cars: The Spectacular Collapse of the Wing Street Bridge” is the score to a film yet to be made, though it would be disingenuous to say it was not at all inspired by footage of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse of 1940. Eventually, Becker compiled this titillating tinkering into a new album entitled, Hoosi, No!, a compendium of transgressive sounds evoked by the complex imagery sewn into the very tapestry of cinema history. By any objective standard, the record is a four dimensional musical monolith, eliciting the stark lasciviousness of late-night gas huffing, the blood curdling rush of Icelandic puffin throwing and the narcotizing dalliance of transcendental levitation. The sound, at once fetching and lurid, pummels the pinna and confounds the cochlea with phantasmagoric frequencies, putrid pop plops and seductive squelches – a disparate mélange with the quixotic goal of uniting musical apostates of all stripes. But, in reality, welcome to hell.

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