Ontario’s Bria — an accomplished guitarist and alt-Country provocateur — has unleashed her take on Paula Cole’s “Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?”, its sawtoothed, Goth edges smoothed with an uneasy elegance by humor and strength. Ms. Salmena’s next EP Cuntry Covers Vol. 2 is out courtesy of Sub Pop on February 24th. You can order opaque-red-vinyl and CD versions of it from Bandcamp and from the MegaMart now, while additional links for digital versions are here.
Intelligent, resonant noir, “Grapevine” is a lyrical apparition and the crimson-velvet-draped new single from Weyes Blood, whom I love. Her And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow LP is released by the venerable Sub Pop on November 18th, and you can order purple-vinyl, black-vinyl, CD, cassette and digital versions of it from their MegaMart, her webstore or Bandcamp today. Additional digital options meanwhile are here.
Tastefully tongue-in-cheek and timeless sounding, “It’s Not Just Me, It’s Everybody” is the complex, lavish lead track on And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow, the next album from Weyes Blood. You can find streaming links for the gloriously-Carpenters-esque track here. Meanwhile, you can pre-order translucent-purple-vinyl, black-vinyl, CD and cassette versions of the album — one released on November 18th — either from her webstore, from Sub Pop or from Bandcamp today.
A skittering, serrated confrontation, “Cannibal Capital” burns with a relentless creative energy, and it’s the hard-hitting, tuneful brand-new single from New York City’s Guerilla Toss. The track is taken from their forthcoming LP Famously Alive, which they’ll release on March 25th. You can pre-order colored-vinyl, cassette, CD and digital versions of it either from Sub Pop or from Bandcamp today.
Arriving with a De Stijl-inspired video, “Hotline” hums sonorously with vintage vibrations. It’s the charming brand-new single from Lael Neale, it’s out on Sub Pop, and you can find streaming links for it right here. Beginning today she’ll be giving personalized psychic readings by phone, and you can call 001-858-224-3129 for yours.
Originally from São Paulo, Naima Bock now lives in London, and “30 Degrees” is her cosmopolitan, pleasingly-paced and colorfully-cadenced new and debut single. Out through Sub Pop, you can find links for this right here. On December 7th she releases the 30 Degrees w/ Berimbau single, and you can pre-order that either from the MegaMart or from Bandcamp. Meanwhile, she’ll release a full-length album next year. Via TLOBF.
Understated but as strong as iron, it’s made, sung and played with respect, toughness and a tangible, resonating love. Toronto’s Bria has covered Waylon’s eternal “Dreaming My Dreams With You”, it sounds incredible, and it’s taken from the forthcoming Cuntry Covers Vol. 1 EP. Out from September 24th, you can pre-order vinyl, CD, cassette and digital editions of it both from Bandcamp and Sub Pop right now.