- Beanz – ‘Thug Cry’
First up for this Songs of the Week’s round-up, we ‘find’ a rapper from Southern California, called Beanz, and his latest conscious hip-hop banger ‘Thug Cry‘. His rapping is competent and dynamic but at the same time unleashing that warm, soothing vibe. See this chap is heavily influenced by West coast and Southern hip-hop.
This gem flows… Seriously! And never ignore a thug’s cry….
- Mrs. Piss – ‘Knelt’
‘Knelt‘ and ‘Downer Surrounded By Uppers‘ are the first two releases from ‘Self-Surgery‘ an output by Chelsea Wolfe and longtime drummer Jess Gowrie under the guise of Mrs. Piss.
The aforementioned ‘Knelt‘ is an essential track from the past week, as it’s sensual, heavy, and has that PJ Harvey / Courtney Love sound that Chelsea Wolfe classically tries for. The lush track is four minutes long and was accompanied by a lyrical music video release.
‘Self-Surgery‘ will be out through the usual channels on May 29th via Sargent House.
- Nuvolascura – ‘Pixel Vision Anxiety’
‘Pixel Vision Anxiety‘, LA-based Nuvolascura’s second single off their upcoming sophomore album ‘As We Suffer From Memory And Imagination‘ is just under two minutes of stressful screams and slamming guitars, reminiscent of Mannequin Pussy’s rougher tracks.
All profits collected from digital sales of ‘Pixel Vision Anxiety‘ will be donated to ‘Reclaiming Our Homes’ an organization of sorts reclaiming vacant homes for the homeless to use in East Los Angeles. You’ll be able to find ‘As We Suffer…’ on vinyl June 17th via Dog Knights Productions and Zegema Beach Records.
- Holyhead – ‘Alive’
Madi Erbe – Guitar/Vox, Jack Moriarity – Drums, John Winter – Bass/Synth & Robby Cochran – Guitar/Vox is a noisy, dream pop quartet from Olympia, WA, called Holyhead, and pronounced Hollyhead. What initially caught our attention in this band and their debut track ‘Alive‘, is the immense amount of noise they create, most post-hardcore oufits would be jealous of. At the same time they succeed in sounding melodic enough to be defined as dream pop. Among their influences, there are behemoths like Unwound, Sonic Youth, Pavement, My Bloody Valentine, and Dinosaur Jr.. So what could go wrong with this? Nothing really!
Holyhead is on the wild side of dream pop. Discover those incredible dudes!
The track is taken off Holyhead’s recently released self-titled EP, out on Olympia, eclectic, DIY tape label 2060.
- Brothers Bukowski – ‘Out Of Phase’
Last but not least, we find Brisbane’s outfit Brother Bukowski, and their stunning new single ‘Out Of Phase‘. In this 6-minute, slow-burner, the spine-chilling, spoken word vocal performance reminded me of great bands like Arab Strap & the early years of iLiKETRAiNS. In this uncompromising, genre-breaking anthem, the listener will find the post rock structure mixed with post punk and dark indie soul, but also discreet elements from the electronica spectrum. You have to let yourselves in this sentimental vortex.
We suggest to listen to this gem at night, alone and with your headphones on…
‘Out Of Phase is not a love song but a self-discovery song. Out of Phase doesn’t seek to cast blame but in fact gratitude.’ Brothers Bukowski
Compiled by Christos Doukakis & Sarah Medeiros