Airy and associative, sunny as it surges, “Hawks Don’t Share” is the jangling, hard-driving and wonderful brand-new single from Austin’s Carson McHone. Out courtesy of the mighty Merge Records, you can find it now on Bandcamp.
Nothing Feels Real — the new EP from South London’s Bleach Lab — has arrived, one thankfully featuring the clement, coruscant “Violet Light”. You can find streaming links for the whole thing right here. Additionally, the band has combined this with their debut EP A Calm Sense of Surrounding on special-edition-transparent-yellow-12″-vinyl and black vinyl, and you can order both from Rough Trade and Bandcamp.
Woozy and wild, its percolating modern-Disco vibes thrum with melody and intelligence. “Give Me Your Soul” appears on Waste of Space, the just-released new album from Lithuania’s Monikaze. Out courtesy of the reliable Moshi Moshi Music, and you can find streaming options for it right here. Via Dummy.
The musical project of Portland’s Maria Maita-Keppeler, MAITA will release the I Just Want To Be Wild For You LP on February 18th, and “Honey, Have I Lost It All?” is its stormy, scintillating latest single. You can find streaming links for it here. Meanwhile you can already pre-order coral-vinyl, CD and digital versions of the album both from Kill Rock Stars or from Bandcamp.
Sonia Aimy is a Nigerian-born actress, musician and activist, and “Reconnect” is a complex, affecting call to come together as well as a sincere personal reflection. You can find streaming links for it and more of her music here, and you can learn more about her humanitarian work by visiting her website.
Mirah — who is always wonderful — has contributed a molten, joyous version of The Raincoats’ “In Love” to the ongoing, excellent Stars Rock Kill (Rock Stars) project. You can find the whole thing right here, and vinyl reissues of her out-of-print albums Advisory Committee and C’mon Miracle as well as the 20th anniversary edition of You Think It’s Like This But Really It’s Like This are available at her website.
Spare, spellbinding and silvery like steel, “Blooms of Oblivion” is driven by subtly-disclosed and quietly-paced tensions. It’s the epic latest track that L.A.’s Emma Ruth Rundle has shared from her forthcoming Engine of Hell LP, out care of Sargent House on November 5th. You can order colored-vinyl, black-vinyl and CD versions of it from her webstore, and it’s available digitally on Bandcamp.
Songs For Tres is a touching tribute to sadly-departed Psychic Ills member Tres Warren, one put together by the band’s bassist Elizabeth Hart. On “I’ll Walk With You” she is joined in heartbreak and melancholic triumph by the legendary Hope Sandoval. The 10-track album is out through Sacred Bones on November 5th, and you can pre-order white-vinyl editions of it either from their webstore or from Bandcamp today.