October 09, 2021.
Week 40 2021 Hi y’all here I’m with another round of 9 Albums/EPs you should listen to released all of them recently (if you want you can take a look to our previous week here).
1.- 9 O’clock Nasty Cut. This marks their fifth EP up to date and with it it brings a new, groovy sound to the table. This three songs gather up all that’s good from great genres like rock and roll, punk and rockabilly! All of them sure to make you move and dance with the nasty twist. You can read our review here.
2.- Erik Findling Shut Me Out is High Street’s debut EPs after being reborn. Originally written by Findling when he was only 13 years old, the tracks were rerecorded with High Street’s new lineup to celebrate their upcoming “Revival Tour”. You can read our review here
3.- Our Man In The Bronze Age Hexed Endeavours is not just any same old journey, written and produced by the band… itʼs a thirteen track multi-screened cinematic adventure, into the Bronze void! Where itʼs many tentacles – Prog, Doom, Alternative, Sludge, Stoner and Post-rock, equally provoke then wrap you up tightly within their senses. From wistful piano to apocalyptic swells and dynamics, all while the weaving vocals draws the listener into itʼs fullest of scores. Hexed Endeavours, is a hugely immersive experience and triumphant return for Our Man in the Bronze Age…
4.- Kate Brunotts all caps In herown words: “My project “all caps” is all about the separation that everyone endures between their digital and physical self. More often than not, I feel like my digital representation, or avatar if you will, is insatiable: Always beckoning for more and more of who I actually am, until I’m reduced to a couple of digits in code. There’s always a few pleasurable dopamine hits that call us back to the internet referenced in “PROJECTIONS”. However, for the most part, the digital self has a choke hold over the physical for better or worse, as seen through the journey of this project. This self-produced EP takes inspiration from some of my favorite artists like Lorde and FKA Twigs.” You can read our review for her single Gemini here.
5.- Beck Black Hollywood Blvd “The time has come for a new sound to emerge through the watered down candy pop verses clouded with a silver lining of plastic noise. Beck Black’s new album “Hollywood Blvd” captures the enigmatic journey of sonic characters personified by a plethora of multi-genre versions of Rock n Roll. “Hollywood Blvd” will take you on a journey through the eyes of Beck Black whilst living in the historic Whitely Heights of Hollywood. During that time, inspiration sprung forth by the frenetic star-clad concrete paradise of Hollywood Blvd. A new dawn is upon us. See where this album takes you and decide for yourself…”
6.- CRUX Death At The Cash Machine In their own words “We’ve really pulled out all of the stops for this EP, worked with some great studios and producers in both London and the North East to bring out the best in our unique songwriting, and put a lot of time into the accompanying music videos.
In ‘Death at the Cash Machine’ song by song, we’ve tried to capture different aspects of the
chaos and despair that penetrates modern living drawing on a number of themes, from zerohour contracts and austerity, to sexual predators and dodgy nights out. Some of the songs are particularly character-driven, with ‘Radgie Gadgie’ and ‘Incel’ both being based on realpeople, but also on archetypes we’re all familiar with in our day-to-day lives.
Writing, practicing, and recording during the pandemic has not been without its challenges, however, that makes us even prouder of what we’ve been able to produce; knowing that, unfortunately, many bands haven’t remained intact during this period.”
7.- Yannon Cohesion. Debut Album “Cohesion is a project about the beauty of process – about putting the puzzle pieces together, then trusting what’s revealed. The title track of the album is about searching for connection when you’re not sure how. It’s about the surface tension we sometimes feel with tenderness, then exploring how we feel when it’s ruptured. These same sentiments rang true for life during 2020 and beyond. Like a classic 2021 album, Cohesion evolved out of the pandemic-fueled wave of uncertainty and inspiration. This album came to life in my pod, which included me, myself, and South City producer Tim Gebauer of Electropolis Studios, which has been a famed one-stop shop for St. Louis musicians to collaborate over the last decade. Making this album has helped Yannon to tell her stories, grow as a musician, and learn to trust the beauty of collaboration in a world growing more lonely. Her wish is that these songs can get you into the flow, into the groove, into the present.”
8- Mike McKenzie Hold Me In Your Arms “This brand new collection of tracks mark a new beginning for Mike as an artist and having arranged, performed and recorded nearly every instrument on the record himself in his home studio in Edinburgh, the end result truly captures an honest representation of his thinkings as a writer and sensibility as a musician”
9.- Norrisette Future Dream In her own words: “This is an EP I have been imagining, planning and working on for months, I am passionate about finding a way of having hope for the future when climate change is looming ahead. I also wanted to make something beautiful and fun, with a variety of sounds and ideas.” And she nailed it!!! Read here our review. We’re huge fans of her work and love her previous EP a truly thing of beauty that you need to listen to as well and you can read our review here.
This week a special bonus, a band that I’ve been in contact since almost their very beginning and this new EP is their best work yet and a thing of beauty.
10.- In Earnest Reasons To Stay Alive In their own words: ““The EP took its title from a book by Matt Haig, which originally inspired us to talk so openly about mental illness. We wrote these songs to document our personal highs and lows over the past couple of years; the whole record is cyclical to reflect how most of us have felt stuck in an endless loop.”
I hope not only you can enjoy this track but also support this bands streaming and sharing their work that obviously you can fin in the Playlist Less Than 1,000 Followers, Female Rising Stars, Indie Only, Alterindie State of Mind, Chill – Folk – Acoustic, Autumn Acoustic, and Sickest & Dopest.
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Here is a guide (Playlist) with one track from each of the albums presented in this round up: