Harri Gibson

Harri Gibson has written 132 posts for Lost In The Sound

Watch: Modern Baseball – “Your Graduation”

Modern Baseball Press
Modern Baseball via Noisey have premiered their new music video for “Your Graduation” from their sophomore effort You’re Gonna Miss It All on Run For Cover Records. It kicks off with the ever so familiar voicemail message from the answering machine on their debut Sports. It then cuts between girlfriends and snowy community vibes, backside flips and general bummertime, and I’m pretty damn sure there was a Superman cameo somewhere in there. Also it’s pretty cool that there is some parallel scenes connected to their video for The Weekend thrown in, good job Kyle Thrash. Watch the video below, pick up their new album here, and follow them on Facebook!

Listen: Battle Lines – “Colonies”

Battle Lines

Alternative pop quartet Battle Lines, just unveiled their new track “Colonies” from their upcoming 7″. Following the success of their first release Hearts, they returned to the studio and recorded their next single which you can stream below. The blistered lullaby is replete with wistful paradoxes of emotional and sexual indifference; echoing distaste with the hypnotizing line, “You mean nothing to me” repeated throughout by vocalist Carly Humphries.

The forthcoming limited 7″ features the titular track as well as a new song entitled “Push.” Interestingly enough, the artwork for this release was created by Nick Steinhardt of Touché Amore. Pick up the 7″ via No Sleep Records here. or more information check out their Facebook and catch them at SXSW in Austin, Texas later this month.

Tour Dates:
Mar 13 – Austin, TX – SXSW (British Music Embassy @ Latitude 30 – 3:00PM)
Mar 15 – Austin, TX – SXSW (Esther’s Follies – 9:00PM)
Apr 17 – Brighton, UK – Green Door Store †
Apr 18 – London, UK – Birthdays †
Apr 19 – Bristol, UK – Hit The Deck Festival †
Apr 20 – Nottingham, UK – Hit The Deck Festival †
Apr 22 – Glasgow, UK – 13th Note †
Apr 23 – Manchester, UK – The Star And Garter †
Apr 24 – Birmingham, UK – The Flapper †
Apr 25 – Leeds, UK – Cockpit 3 †
Apr 26 – Southampton, UK – Unit †
† w/Seahaven, Nai Harvest

Fleeting Youth Records’ Volume 1 Compilation

Fleeting Youth Records Volume 1
Fleeting Youth Records have released their first label compilation featuring over an hour and a half of infectious and fuzz-fucked tunes! These thirty four tracks are from past releases, unreleased demos, brand new tunes from artists that they haven’t even announced yet, and bonus tracks  from friends that will be playing at their free unofficial SXSW party on Thursday, March 13th! The compilation is a name-your-own-price download because any purchases will be used as donations towards the event.

In Fleeting Youth Record’s own words about the event, “YES! We will be throwing a SXSW party on Thursday, March 13th from 2pm-2am. We would LOVE if you came and got weird with us. Free beer, free entry, loud noises. Who is playing? Mumblr, Clouder, HABITS, Big Bill, LA Font, Krill, GRASS IS GREEN, Two Inch Astronaut, The Ghost Wolves, Gunther Doug, Butter The Children, Bent Shapes, and Basketball Shorts!!! Brooklyn, Boston, Austin, Los Angeles, Nashville, oh my.” Stream the compilation below and pick it up on their Bandcamp!

Stream: Arrange – “Home”

Arrange Press 2014
Orchid Tapes via SoundCloud have unveiled the first single, Home from Arrange‘s forthcoming album titled ‘Their Bodies in a Fog’. The new album which features a collaboration with Ricky Eat Acid is set to be released on March 4th. Lacey has been producing songs lately under the ręg łífē moniker, but has spent time between August 2012 and December 2013 producing this record. It was mastered by Warren Hildebrand who is known for his work as Foxes in Fiction. There is a self-released video preview of all the songs on Vimeo which you can check out here. For more information follow Arrange’s Facebook and pick up the rest of the project’s discography here. Pre-orders for the digital record can be made via Bandcamp with physical pre-orders coming soon. Stream the new song below and check out the tracklist underneath.

01. A Fog
02. Home
03. Stranger
04. Dream
05. Time
06. Heart // What If This Were It?
07. Alumni (with Ricky Eat Acid)
08. Movement
09. Dark Rooms
10. Say You Will

Whales In Cubicles’ Debut Album “Death In The Evening”

Whales In Cubicles Press

London based Whales In Cubicles‘ highly anticipated debut album ‘Death In The Evening’ will be released tomorrow, the 10th of February. It was recorded at legendary Monnow Valley Studio with producer Nick Mailing and mixed by Simon ‘Barny’ Barnicott (Kasabian, Placebo, Arctic Monkeys) on CLUB.THE.MAMMOTH.

Since releasing the debut single We Never Win in 2012 they’ve carved out a distinctive niche within the UK music scene, creating complex but often minimalist soundscapes that owe more to 90s alternative rock than psychedelia. Regarding their forthcoming album, the lead single All The Pretty Flowers was premiered accompanied by a music video via Clash here. Check out our previous post about the band from late last year and finally pre-order ‘Death In The Evening’ on iTunes now! For more information check out their website, Facebook and Twitter.

28/01/2014 – Think Tank, Newcastle
29/01/2014 – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
30/01/2014 – A Nation Of Shopkeepers, Leeds
01/02/2014 – Night & Day, Manchester
05/02/2014 – Cookie Jar, Leicester
06/02/2014 – Moles, Bath
07/02/2014 – The Prince Albert, Brighton
13/02/2014 – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London
14/02/2014 – Sixty Million Postcards, Bournemouth
15/02/2014 – Start The Bus, Bristol
17/02/2014 – The Joiners, Southampton

Stream: Clouder – “Lost In Reverie”

Clouder Press
Brooklyn-based Clouder are preparing the release of their sophomore album, Sister Raygun, due out March 4th via Fleeting Youth Records. The beginnings of the album were fleshed out by Clouder’s rhythm section (Max, Jim, Steve, and Matt) in their Brooklyn practice space and then sent off to lead singer Eric Gilstrap who was living in North Carolina. After months of immersing themselves in writing and recording rough demos back and forth, Clouder rekindled in producer Jeff Berner’s Brooklyn studio and left it ablaze with album in hand. The first single, Lost in Reverie reveals Gilstrap’s adeptness at shifting seamlessly between droning pitches and invigorating yelps and the band’s capability of bolstering their blank-generation-new york-meets-60s-rock swagger propelled by antsy guitars that morph in and out of surf and psychedelic jangles. Just to emphasize the point once more Gilstrap’s vocals are pretty damn phenomenal. Pre-order the album digitally or on cassette here and stream the single below.

Track: CHAMP – “Burnt Alive”

Track: “Burnt Alive”
Artist: CHAMP
Release Date: February 18th 2014
Label: Fleeting Youth Records

Hailing from San Diego four piece outfit, CHAMP‘s single Burnt Alive lays testament to the re-emergence of catchy as hell garage punk bands e.g. The Orwells, FIDLAR, and Mumblr. The song kicks off with a little bass lick followed by frontman Joel Williams howling over fuzz drenched chords, “I don’t wanna walk down memory lane / it’s all the same / it makes me feel like nothing’s changed”. With arpeggiated riffing and thematically weary verses, you just can’t wait for the anthemic chorus paired tastefully with squealing feedback to kick back in. CHAMP’s debut self-titled album on February 18th will be released in both cassette and digital formats via Fleeting Youth Records. Pre-order the album here, and stream Burnt Alive below!

Rating: 9.25/10

Stream: Holy Esque – “Silences”

Holy Esque Press
Four-piece outfit Holy Esque from Glasgow, Scotland are ready to release their brand new single titled “Silences” for digital download on February 10th. With a sound that belongs to be on Captured Tracks and vocals from the love child of Dylan Baldi of Cloud Nothings and Ellery Roberts from WU LYF, I haven’t been this nationalistic since I stumbled upon Frightened Rabbit‘s Poke. Recorded in Glasgow’s Gorbals Sound Studios and mixed by double-Grammy award producer Jon SchumannSilences will precede a string of new material set for release this year. Stream the new track Silences below, like them on Facebook and check out their tour dates.

Tour Dates:
31 Jan – GLASGOW – Nice n Sleazy
07 Mar – LONDON – Shacklewell Arms
08 Mar – AUSTIN, TEXAS – SXSW Festival 2014

Watch: MT – “A Change Is Gonna Come”


MT were originally going to play the grand opening of the new venue in Hackney on December 2nd, until an emergency demolition of a neighbouring building meant the venue had to close until this month. The rescheduled London show at Oslo on January 30th will also feature a DJ set from Is Tropical, and tickets are currently available for free to all those who subscribe on MT’s website.

Following the release of their anthemic new single Alpha Romeo at the end of 2013 which Lost In The Sound covered here, they have released a stunning new cover of Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come”. Watch the cover below, be sure to subscribe for free tickets, and check out their Twitter, Facebook and Big Cartel for 7″ vinyls, and tie dye band shirts.


Listen: Fun Home – “Knit Into Place”

Fun Home Press

Emo folk four piece outfit Fun Home from Pittsburgh, PA started by twin sister songwriters Sara and Rose Savage have recently unveiled their second EP titled “Knit Into Place”. Starting out as an acoustic duo, they soon added Daniel Hagendorf on drums and Benjamin Gardner on bass. Their EP for lack of a better cliché “flows nicely”, not too loud and chaotic, but just five tracks consisting of emo-esque instrumentals with vocals that so perfectly supplement lines such as “They wont be satisfied with me / And all I do is become unglued / And the words sink out through my knees”.

Hopefully there will soon be a full-length in the works, because I’m intrigued as to how they could top this. Meanwhile Fun Home wants to drink all of your boxed wine and play in your basement in 2014. Also they were a part of Big Footprints Records’ 4-way split series which is pretty cool. Pick up their EP in cassette form via Broken World Media here, stream it below and download it digitally on Bandcamp. For updates and other fun stuff check them out on Facebook.