- Ghost – ‘See The Light‘
Out just a day ago, Ghost’s new album ‘Prequelle‘ has been much, much anticipated. The Swedish band with the highly idiosyncratic, grandiose (and highly controversial) style has certainly not let down. Out of ‘Prequelle‘, here is ‘See The Light‘. I certainly love the message the lyrics communicate. I love the way he says “rat” in the third line, I love the music, too: it is empowering with a very fitting magisterial tone, just like the lyrics.
- Julee Cruise – ‘Floating‘
‘Floating‘ is the first song shared from the forthcoming release with demos and rare recordings of the beloved, ethereal and dream pop singer of the 80’s Julee Cruise. The upcoming release of the ‘Three Demos‘ is a retrospective collection of tracks featuring the legendary collaborations of Julee with David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti (‘Floating Into The Night‘, 1989).
- Mountaineer– ‘Hymnal:Passage III’
Mountaineer was formed in 2015 in Oakland and their sound goes through the wide space between post-rock, shoegaze/sludgegaze and post-metal. They are releasing their second album ‘Passages‘ on June 29th via Lifeforce Records.
- Drahla – ‘Twelve Divisions Of The Day‘
The Leeds’ post punkers Drahla (make sure you read their interview) shared the new song ‘Twelve Divisions Of The Day‘ merely two days ago. The new official single will be out on July 20th via Captured Tracks.
Drahla consist of Rob Riggs, Luciel Brown and Mikey Ainsley, and formed in 2015, having released an EP & two singles so far. The new track is a “wire-y”, dark, post punk song with art rock references.
- Skeptika– ‘The Hour Of Death‘ (f. SPNDA, Relentless and REKS)
One of the music genres (if not the only one) that gives justice the so-called ‘resistance‘ is certainly hip hop! Hopefully, the deafening silence of most of the genres is ‘broken’ by artists that have been featured on Last Day Deaf (among them YUZIMA, XXXtentacion, Moor Mother & Childish Gambino).
Skeptika is a new hip hop artist and ‘The Hour Of Death‘ simply couldn’t be left out of this week’s edition of Songs Of The Week. Some serious “smash-in-the-face” lyrics, genius sampling of a “rebetiko” tune with some valuable aid from SPNDA, Relentless and REKS are more than enough for a massive tune! Simply cannot wait for Skeptika’s upcoming project ‘West Of Eden‘ coming this fall.
Compiled by Debbie Maliotaki, Eleftheria Gesou, Mary Kalaitzidou & Christos Doukakis