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See: The monochrome video for Trevor Sensor’s ‘Chiron, Galactus’: an instant classic of mourning, cathartic Americana

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In February, the Long Island Emo show promoters collective released The AMH Comp, seeking to raise funds for the Amityville Music Hall, which remains closed due to its intimate capacity of just 75 people, making a permitted reopening unfeasible at the moment. The 26-track compilation featured new music and covers from Long Island scene staples …

With a thundering, scything rhythm and vocals infused with a whiskey-soaked gravitas, Adelaide’s Larsen‘s new single ‘Eating Me Alive’ is a refreshing blast of melodic grunge, distinguished by a cutting guitar riff and a sound that advances and recedes like a tidal wave. Alex Andrews explains the themes behind the song: Accepting that expectations for …

ILLINOIS singer-songwriter Trevor Sensor, who beguiled hearts and minds with a clutch of EPs and his debut album, Andy Warhol’s Dream, on Jagjaguwar back around 2017-18, has been away, grown his hair into a leonine mane, and is back with a new album on High Black Desert Records come mid-June. He’s collected together a clutch …

Backseat Mafia is honoured to premiere the new vibrant and cinematic single from Italian indie rockers The Ghibertins – a visceral and sinewy track that has an endless vista, wider than the sky, and is just as immersive and mesmerising. It’s an anthemic, emotional roller coaster that is bold and magnificent. A punchy and scything …

PHILADELPHIA is a city that knows how to properly rock, dirt under its nails, filthy fuckin’ fuzz in its heart. With the news that Philly headz Bardo Pond are getting a silver jubilee expanded repress for their ’96 psychotropic masterpiece Amanita, comes news from more of the city’s favourite prodigally noisy sons, Birds of Maya; …

THE WONDERFUL Japanese vibraphonist, multi-percussionist and composer Masayoshi Fujita is all set to release a new album for Erased Tapes on May 28th which, if you like your experimental music powerfully layered, melodic, enrapturing in its nuance and depth, so should be a red-letter day in your diary. The album’s called Bird Ambience and Fujita has released …

AS PART of its continuing sifting of absolute gems already in the catalogue, Matador has announced its marking the quarter-century of Bardo Pond’s none-more-hallucinogenic debut for the label (and the band’s sixth overall, by a Discogs reckoning), Amanita, will be getting an empurpled and deluxe anniversary edition pressing, out October 8th. Good news for major …

There’s nothing like a piece of earth-quaking straight forward no frills rock’n’roll, and The Velvet Hands have nailed it with style in their new single ‘Star’. Lashings of grunty guitars, woop-woops, soaring backing vocals and a stabbing horn section are the perfect ingredients for some down to earth indie rock. Just add leather jackets, a …

RETURNING Memphis prodigals Reigning Sound have followed up the the classy garage-rock soul of “A Little More Time” from last month with another little cracker on the path to their first album in seven years. That’s called “Oh Christine”, it’s herein, and it comes with a quality assurance from the man himself, Greg Cartwright, who …

There’s something evocatively Australian about suffering minor multiple injuries from a Bindii patch – a prickly monstrosity that lurks in the depths of the most unprepossessing yet beckoning green lawns during the summer months. Sydney artist Abby Bella May has charmingly built this phenomena into her delightful new indie pop single ‘Bindii Patch’. This is …