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.
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
01. A Fog
06. Heart // What If This Were It?
07. Alumni (with Ricky Eat Acid)
09. Dark Rooms
10. Say You Will
Italian electronic psychedelia outfit Japanese Gum known for their heavy use of soothing vocals and dreamy loops, have unveiled a new single titled Homesick from their forthcoming album ‘High Dreams’. Supporting the likes of Teen Daze, Selebrities and Prince Rama over the past year, and touring both Europe and America, this eclectic duo turned trio have been busy performing their brand of experimental electronic music.
Japanese Gum’s new single “Homesick” is layered with ethereal echoed sounds, hypnotic vocals, a medley of different percussion, and synthesizers creating a celestial shoegazing soundscape. Their new album ‘High Dreams’ will be available on December 2nd 2013 from all good digital stores. A 12” vinyl version of the album will also be released in early January. For more information “like” them on Facebook and check out their website. To download some of their past releases visit their Bandcamp and stream the new single below!
Ambient electronic artist Teen Daze out of Abbotsford, BC, Canada earlier this week released Glacier. At forty three minutes long, this mesmerizing album takes you on a sonic journey through every aspect of droning ambient music; serene synthesizers, sparingly used airy vocals, field recordings, and drum loops.
“As 2012 came to a close, Teen Daze entered a state of repose. He chose the company of insular, droning ambient music. He wrote new material, and for the first time he found the process not to be a means of escape or refuge. Rather than imagining an outward utopia, or seeking an inward sanctuary, he simply engaged his work with his reality, his physical world. . . . The album’s fixation on manifesting physicality translates to being a highly performative production. The role of live instruments, field recordings, and general human presence is evident in these songs, just as millennia-old organisms lay suspended in a frozen core. This was a deliberate choice; Teen Daze plans to tour in support of the release for the first time as a full band—essentially to actualize Glacier in the physical world.”
To be a part of this actualization check out Teen Daze’s tour of North America as well as his three shows in Japan. In addition to the album, Jamison created a music video for the track Listen which you can watch here. Pick up the album in its entirety on Lefse Records’ Bandcamp page. Glacier is now also available through iTunes, and you can stream it below!
New label meets new sound. Australian Pilot Records are just a year old, but ever since their inception they have been looking for the best electronic-instrumental projects out there. They are dedicated to releasing new music in their own ‘hybrid electronic’ style; music with a live electronic character that incorporates traditional ‘band’ instruments. That’s when Pilot and ODDESSA crossed paths; and we at Lost In The Sound couldn’t be more excited about it.
ODDESSA is Phil Rogers, owner of the Adelaide bar/club Cuckoo and local label Cuckoo Music. With help from Pilot Records and friends Surahn Singh Sidhu (Empire Of The Sun) and Ben Smith (URTEKK), Rogers has exclusively released his debut album Intrigue via Juno Digital Release. He will be releasing Intrigue everywhere else later this October.
For now, you can take a sneak peek at what ODDESSA sounds like on his Soundcloud, below: