This has to be some of the bleakest music I’ve heard in a while. Утро (Yutro, or Morning) are a band I have absolutely no information on, but they sound a bit like Joy Division going on a bender after swallowing a bunch of downers. Heavy, brutal, but really good-quality post-punk.
Byzantine Time Machine are a new discovery, thanks to a darling friend in Italy who hipped me to their mix of ethno-dub music a few months ago.
Today’s pleasant surprise is Blankenberge, a dreampop/shoegaze band out of Russia. Not quite My Bloody Valentine at their peak, but pretty decent nonetheless.
After a rather horrifying weekend of blistering heat, drunken fireworks popping everywhere and scaring my dog off, it’s nice to hear something happy and soothing. John Cale and Brian Eno cut the album Wrong Way Up as a one-off collaboration in 1988. They apparently didn’t gel together so nicely during the sessions, but you’d never …
Matthew Higgs of The Guardian bears the bad news that Joy Division, whose music, as he says, ‘was cold and detached’, were actually a fun lot.
In The Void is an organization based in Istanbul, Turkey, which aims to introduce and support local voices and music formations, with different platforms and events. This is one of their first projects; a collection of covers of Nick Drake’s music done by local bands. The artists are of exceptionally good quality (I will point …
Release The Long Ships is a project from Hungarian multi-instrumentalist Ferenc Kapiller. This is powerful post-rock, post-metal. This is Kapiller’s first album, and he has a pretty healthy catalogue now. Check him out.
Zwidy are a post-punk/post-rock/alternative music band out of Warsaw, Poland. Sharp playing, surprisingly easy on the ears, and yet they maintain their power. Not bad at all for indie rock.
Get out in the streets, and don’t forget to bring your horn! via The Positive Energy of Punk Marching Bands — Bandcamp Daily
A.M Ferrari Fradejas graces us with a new release, though, to by negligence, I managed to miss when it first came out. Dark, Crimsonesque vibe with gentle guitar work and A.M’s magnificent vocals ties the package together wonderfully.