Music

The third album from The Washboard Abs finds them reinventing themselves yet again. After the bedroom-folk of Have U Scanned Ur Club Card? and the short, full-band bursts of Recurring ChasmsLowlight Visions is both a continuation of their pop prowess and a revelation: a fully-realized vision by a band at the height of its powers.

A complex indie-pop album, steeped in jazz and art-pop influences, Lowlight Visions confronts the declining health of a partner and the possibility of loss.

Listen on Bandcamp.

"Lowlight Visions might just be the most impressive album The Washboard Abs have made...it’s a brave artist who takes the very personal worry and suffering and uses it to build something that’s this complex and multifaceted, vulnerable but not hopeless, forgoing nihilistic dejection in favour of a strange kind of love, an appreciation of what stands to be lost." - Various Small Flames 

 

The Washboard Abs- Never Finds You

The latest from Tucker Theodore is an album of ten instrumentals in two movements that pushes his singular psych-folk sound into a near post-rock expansiveness. Like all his records, it's wild and unruly and impossible to put in any box. Brilliant. Transcendent.

Released on Antiquated Future Records. Listen on Bandcamp.

Tucker Theodore- Movement 9 (High Descend)

Power-pop story songs from Portland, OR-based singer-songwriter Jack Lewis. Timid graffiti artists, Neil Young, and the Oxford English Dictionary all make appearances in these 11 tales. A fancy little booklet lies within. Listen on Bandcamp.

Temporary Sale! Foxdye's first full-length album. 18 tracks that run the electronic musical map--breakcore, ambient, dubstep, happy hardcore, donk, and much much more. Put out by the fine folks at Fukdup Records, so you know it looks good.

Foxdye- Train Wreckstep

Sale! Seattle noise-folk weirdos Appalachian Yard Art nod to early Sentridoh, generations of psych-folk, moments of Natural Snow Buildings. Melding their psych-folk and garage rock sides together effortlessly.

On clear cassettes. Comes with digital download. Listen on Bandcamp.

Appalachian Yard Art- Gavin

Three pieces of lo-fi instrumental piano on a three-inch CD. Music that exists beautifully outside of time.

Released on Why the Tapes Play. Listen on Bandcamp.

High-quality experimental mood pieces for trumpet, violin, synthesizer, drum machine, and flute. 

Released on Life Like. Listen on Bandcamp.

Temporary Sale! The brilliantly-titled Monsters of Meme is 14 tracks of in-your-face, meta-genre, internet-meme-filled, rave-tastic, intricately-chopped-to-pieces breakcore. And, since it’s Foxdye, expect moments of gorgeous ambience and IDM-ish atmospherics in your hardcore. This is yet further proof why she has a fan base that spans continents and why a Foxdye party is always the most fun you can possibly have.

Foxdye- Monsters of Meme

The full-length debut from Oakland duo, Upside Drown. Taking retro pop and bringing it into the metaphysical—imagery of magic and nature disguised as catchy love songs, fairytales and mythology as piano ballads. Nine songs too good to easily fit in your hands (bigger than that).

Featuring members of Flying Circles, Silver Shadows, Polka Dot Dot Dot, Twig Palace, The Mumlers, La Dee Da, and Tall Grass.

The CD comes with a gorgeous lyric booklet/mini-zine in a digipack fold-out case.

Released on Antiquated Future Records. Listen on Bandcamp.

"Capturing the hearts of all those who listen, it is no question that these two ladies have created a spell that truly works...Upside Drown takes you to a land of no rules and no judgement, where you have the freedom to play as you please." - Indie Shuffle 

Upside Drown- Go

Hazy, ambient dream-pop from the Ukraine. Really, it's just such a pleasure. An album to get lost in.

The second release on the decidedly excellent This & That Tapes label. Listen on Bandcamp.