February 25 2022.
Week 08 2022 Welcome back dear music lovers, Are you thirsty for new and cool music? Are you ready to listen to some new bands? If the answer is yes, then you’re in the right place, we have 9 handpicked albums/eps for you to enjoy, let’s take a look at this round of 9 Albums/EPs you should listen to, released all of them recently (remember that you always can take a look back at our previous week recommendations here).
ALL ALBUMS/EPS SUBMITTED AND DISCOVERED VIA MUSOSOUP
1- Cormac Looby “Things We Don’t Control” In his own words: The four songs were written over a period of roughly twelve months and chronologically track an introspective journey during that period. ‘Patriot’ and ‘Hard-wiring’ are rather reflective songs, pondering themes like the breakdown of relationships to the behaviour of “Irish men”. The final two tracks ‘Couldn’t Be The Only One’ and ‘Start Again’ were both written during the second Covid lockdown of 2020. These songs deal more directly with mental health struggles and while melancholic in theme, I feel there is some hope for the future to be garnered from both. You can read our review here.
2.- The Search is one of Sweden’s best kept indie secrets. Singer, guitarist, and lead singer Razmig Tekeyan has been putting out his beautiful melancholic rock music under the name for decades. What started as a band that almost made it big back in the early 00’s became a solo project that reached its peak with the latest critically acclaimed effort “Heart’s Racing” in 2020.
Now it’s time for The Search to be a band again. Erik Nyberg (bass), Stephen Burt (lead guitar), and Johann Bernövall (drums) from the band’s hometown Uppsala in Sweden join Razmig Tekeyan and release their first work as a four-man band and now you can enjoy their new album Extras
3.- The Finch Cycle Barriers To Change In his own words: “My hope is that this presents a much more varied approach to the post rock ethic, when compared to my debut EP”. Recorded at home during various COVID19 lockdowns, in late 2021.
This Australian artist brings to us a sublime musical enterprise of Post-Rock mixed with emotive ’90s and early 00’s Indie Rock! A collection of four tracks that carries us in its black-winged arms and takes us on a journey of introspection. You can read our review here.
4.- Think Sanity, “Think Safely” is the second album by the band Think Sanity. The album explores the highs and lows of mental health while framing it in a relatable yet satirical setting. From the dealing with accepting that you are damaged individual and trying to move on ideals that are represented in the opening track Trainwreck to the closing track closest to Happy where you’re finding the strength to continue on and move throughout the day despite dealing with persistent depression and anxiety.
5- Little Victories One This Debut EP is a confessional collection, including their two previously released singles “Set In Stone” and “Love Gets Me Down”, as well as two more tracks that uncover addictions amongst loved ones and the limboing emptiness of heartbreak. The band confides, “We really wanted to create something timeless, something that would resonate with listeners and ourselves in years to come long after the levels of healing. This EP is our first step into the world and we hope that listeners will keep coming back to us when they need our songs to lean on”.
6.- Jason Keisling In Finite Fantatic debut album which is a blend of post-rock, progressive rock, and cinematic music. This is an instrumental concept album that deals with philosophical concepts such as knowledge, spirituality, life, and death.
7.- Fjord Mustang Solitaire “is the byproduct of real-life experiences, learning to evolve with life’s sudden changes during uncertain times and enjoying your own company in isolation — exactly like the beloved single-player card game.
As the band members dealt with uncovering inner truths about themselves for the past several years, Solitaire is a reflection of how we accept change, come to face our regrets and deal with time passing by faster or slower than we can control.
8- Step Into The Kitchen Soups and Starters “is a collection of groovy, head-nodding sonic harmonia, underpinned by a seamless mixture of dub, R&B, and psychedelic haze that drips off every track, seeping out to settle into the deep green valleys of Western Cascadia. Though clocking in at just under 12 minutes, there’s a lot going on here”,
9.- Neatly Drawn Blinds What If I Remember Debut Album Is an exploration of that concept: the degradation of the memory as time distances us from occasions worth remembering. With the help of Rob Dessimoz (bass, backing vocals) and Josh Schmidt (backing vocals, mixing/mastering), Burns has crafted 10 songs that examine the betrayal of the mind and the process of losing important pieces of ourselves. Every song delves into these themes, providing a melancholic slant worth digesting.
This week I have a bonus for you Mimi Pretend B-Sides In her own words: I wrote the beginnings of the song “wish we never met” during a “break” in my relationship. I was so sad, angry, and confused, I truly wish we had never met. We then got back together and I was doing some recording in his apartment. One day, I got way too high and begged him to just play some guitar – he chose to play over my song and that’s how the melody started. Little did he know the song was about him. We later broke up and I have taken out/changed his parts hehe.
This EP was a collab with my friend Daniel DiMarchi AKA Nuancer, as an investigation of a new sonic structure. Although I have already departed from this specific auditory style, I am releasing these songs as B-Sides to create a time stamp for what was a part of my ever evolving musical practice
I hope not only you can enjoy this track but also support these bands streaming and sharing their work that obviously you can fin in the Playlist Less Than 1,000 Followers, Fresh Singles, Indie Only, Alterindie State of Mind, Female Rising Stars, 12 New Songs This Week, and Sickest & Dopest.
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Here is a guide (Playlist) with one track from each of the albums presented in this roundup: