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Introducing…Balue

Balue

Balue

Aztec, New Mexico’s one-man-bedroom-pop-machine Balue is back with another feel good song full of sunny guitars, hand claps, and woozy electronic loops. His latest release is Grow Up.

Quiet Dreamer, due out June 24 (right after the first day of Summer) on cassette/digital formats via Fleeting Youth Records, is wrapped in a bright and carefree surf aesthetic that’s sunburned by warm guitars, wafts of psych-pop vocals and a thick tremolo haze. Grow Up finds Balue reflecting on his Peter Pan Syndrome as he weaves layers of synths and electronic loops in and out of hand claps, shimmering guitars and bongos.

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Clouder Release Video For All The Royal Years Are Gone

Clouder have recently revealed the video for All The Royal Years Are Gone which has been taken from the Brooklyn-based five-piece’s sophomore album, Sister Raygun.

The live footage was filmed at Pianos in Brooklyn, New York by director Bryan Bruchman. If you’ve never seen Clouder live, the video does well in capturing what you can expect: Steve Spinella (guitar), Matt Revie (guitar), Jim Woods (drums) and Max Goransson (bass) charging full-force as charismatic lead singer Eric Gilstrap plays the role of pied piper, enticing fans to interact, get close and come face-to-face as he wails an anthem about playing shows and conquering lame bands around the world.

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Le Rug Release Four Songs Off Their New Compilation Album, Press Start (The Collection)

Brooklyn singer/guitarist Ray Weiss’ post-punk project Le Rug are preparing the release of their compilation album, Press Start (The Collection), due out June 17 on cassette and digital formats via Fleeting Youth Records.

Le Rug is the ongoing project of Brooklyn-based singer/guitarist, Ray Weiss (Butter the Children, Red Dwarf, Medics [US]). After numerous trials and tribulations experienced in early adulthood and with one of his first bands, Ray found his way into a psych ward. This rough patch inspired him to funnel his pent up energy and emotions into a new musical project, which eventually blossomed into the magnetic, unrestrained sounds of Le Rug.

After 10 years of numerous lineup changes and collaborations, relentless gigging, nine releases and work with other bands, Ray Weiss and Le Rug are still going strong.

Press Start (The Collection) features five magnetic and pulsing post-punk releases from Brooklyn’s Le Rug (32 tracks overall) – three albums from when Le Rug was more active years ago (Sex Reduction Flower, Party Rock, Sticky Buns EP) and two new recent EPs released earlier this year (Dead In A Hole EP and Cut Off Your Dick And Turn Into Slime). The older material is more of the “deep cuts” variety in which the records were short EPs or singles that never saw an official release. Matching the frenetic and pulsing energy of their touted live shows, the band’s newest material is a speedball of eccentric synth-laced post-punk that’s more off-kilter compared to past releases but still contains the same addicting pop sensibilities Ray instills in every project he’s involved in.

Old or new – Le Rug is always compelling. Ray plays and performs like he’s undergoing an exorcism and given the number of nasty things that has filtered through his brain over the years, he probably is.

You can listen to the four tracks here: Jailbait, Godstar, The Horror, Get It Over With.

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Dirty River Release New Singles, Dark Summer And Ticket

New York-based trio Dirty River are preparing for the release of their debut self-titled album due out April 15 via Fleeting Youth Records. But in the mean time, they have been revealing singles taken from the record.

The latest two streams/free downloads to be released are Dark Summer with it’s dirty, coiling groove that snakes around doped vocals high off regrets in a relationship gone sour and Ticket which is an attempt at self-realisation and moving towards a more positive outlook with the rocky relationship. These two songs go together -Dark Summer is the break-up dirge while Ticket is the post-breakup to make-up ode.

These singles are taken from Dirty River’s debut self-titled album due out April 15.

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Dirty River Set To Release Their Debut Self-Titled Album Next Month

New York-based trio Dirty River are preparing for the release of their debut self-titled album due out April 15 via Fleeting Youth Records. But in the mean time, they have revealed their first single, Releaf.

Releaf is a smartly penned tribute to weed personified by two separate encounters with two different women. Lead singer Forrest Hackenbrock’s austere vocals crawl like freshly exhaled smoke over tramping drums and hazy guitars that’ll leave you just as relaxed and euphoric as the leaf he pays homage to.

Hailing from Rhinebeck, New York, Dirty River is a rock trio that delivers debauched experiences and fantasies deadpan over serpentine open D rhythms. Their alternative take on lo-fi rock develops thick and murky like jungle fog, giving weight to lead singer Forrest Hackenbrock’s stark, blasé breath. His tales of numbness, despair and depravity are matched with resonant, wanton guitar fuzz and naked downbeats that feel uncomfortable yet alluring to the ears like dirty secrets.

Dirty River’s 11 track self-titled debut is a great introduction to a band that understands the power minimalism imposes on rock music and the majority of its listeners. Dirty River’s bare approach forces their purges to penetrate and cloak your soul in their own lewd dreck, leaving you feeling dazed and dirty– just how rock and roll is supposed to make you feel.

 

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Rasputin’s Secret Police Reveal New Single, Freaks

Philadelphia-based duo Rasputin’s Secret Police are preparing for the release of their magnum opus, Comfortable, due out March 25 on cassette and digital formats via Fleeting Youth Records.

Chances are if you live outside of Philadelphia, you have not heard of Rasputin’s Secret Police. The duo, consisting of Brandon Ayres (guitar/vocals) and Josh Phillips (drums), have been making music together for over 13 years but it seems as if their music has been locked up in the Philly basements they’ve set ablaze over the years, only available to those that know where to find the secret. Until now.

Comfortable is considered Rasputin’s Secret Police’s magnum opus. It’s the answer to the question of “What album do I start with if I’m going to listen to Rasputin’s Secret Police?” Despite it being their most DIY release, it’s their most focused and accessible. Recorded on a Tascam eight-track digital recorder above a fishing and hunting retailer in Drexel Hill, PA, the album captures their raw intensity as Ayres’ fervid, semi-disturbed croons ride his equally ardent guitar scrapes while Phillips’ impassioned drumming forces sweat beads to roll off your own head. The lo-fi, DIY quality of the recordings were left untouched but it adds something extra to the sound they found during these sessions.

The first two songs from the album were revealed at the beginning of this month. They are the explosive and raw Kids With No Friends, about young siblings in the middle of nowhere who have survived the apocalypse, and Zoe, an ode to man’s best friend and a jab at a less than loyal ex-girlfriend.

Now Freaks, the third single from Rasputin’s Secret Police’s forthcoming album, has been revealed.

It’s a song about being trapped inside of yourself while feeling overwhelmed with anxiety and hopelessness. The gated reverb on the vocals signifies being trapped while the slow and sludgy guitar sweeps and traipsing drums conjure up a gloomy atmosphere. The track is very reminiscent of Kurt Cobain’s melancholy and Nirvana’s grunge style.
Rasputin’s Secret Police’s album will be out on March 25 via Fleeting Youth Records.

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Introducing..Rasputin’s Secret Police

Philadelphia-based duo Rasputin’s Secret Police are preparing for the release of their magnum opus, Comfortable, due out March 25 on cassette and digital formats via Fleeting Youth Records.

Chances are if you live outside of Philadelphia, you have not heard of Rasputin’s Secret Police. The duo, consisting of Brandon Ayres (guitar/vocals) and Josh Phillips (drums), have been making music together for over 13 years but it seems as if their music has been locked up in the Philly basements they’ve set ablaze over the years, only available to those that know where to find the secret. Until now.

Comfortable is considered Rasputin’s Secret Police’s magnum opus. It’s the answer to the question of “What album do I start with if I’m going to listen to Rasputin’s Secret Police?” Despite it being their most DIY release, it’s their most focused and accessible. Recorded on a Tascam eight-track digital recorder above a fishing and hunting retailer in Drexel Hill, PA, the album captures their raw intensity as Ayres’ fervid, semi-disturbed croons ride his equally ardent guitar scrapes while Phillips’ impassioned drumming forces sweat beads to roll off your own head. The lo-fi, DIY quality of the recordings were left untouched but it adds something extra to the sound they found during these sessions.

The first two songs from the album have just been revealed. They are the explosive and raw Kids With No Friends, about young siblings in the middle of nowhere who have survived the apocalypse, and Zoe, an ode to man’s best friend and a jab at a less than loyal ex-girlfriend.

Comfortable will be available to buy from March 25 via Fleeting Youth Records.

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