My friend Nicholas Kulikowsky has a project I thought would be fun to share here. He’s got a unique vocal style and the music he makes reminds me of artists like Mark Lanegan and Grant Hart, Hüsker Dü’s drummer.
The Wedding Present have a brand new album out! This one is very strange, as the first half has more of a weird ambient or even post-rock-ish feel to it, nothing like what one would expect. From Track 5 onward, despite David Gedge’s voice thinning out a touch, it’s the great guitar playing one expects from the Weddoes.
From our friends at Silber Records!:
Hope all is going well with you. You may have already heard about it on Facebook or Twitter, but last month my parents’ basement flooded destroying about a fourth of the physical inventory, but if you even mildly follow the music industry you know that physical sales have been in dramatic decline for ten years so I am trying to play it positive as making me clear out some trash rather than $10,000 worth of CDs. My main regret of the experience is it really highlights that I should have done lower press runs the first 15 years & then I could’ve helped more bands. Live, learn, & move on, right? The future looks good. Anyway, we’ve got three new releases for you.
Electric Bird Noise: Nighttime Tides
Electric Bird Noise is back with a 32 minute epic ambient guitarscape. Longtime fans who loved the Le Vestibule era of EBN should definitely check this one out. Feel the pull of the ocean as the fog rolls in, or is it a smoke machine?
Buy or listen on Silber: http://www.silbermedia.com/ebn/nighttime.shtml
Buy or listen on Bandcamp: https://silbermedia.bandcamp.com/album/nighttime-tides
Listen on Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/album/6Vi7uO0NXwR7vpuUgSb4fD
Special! – Download all 8 EBN releases on Silber for just $12! Half-price! – http://www.silbermedia.com/sale
Azalia Snail: Dream Dazzler
We’re super happy to work with lo-fi queen Azalia Snail again here at Silber. She made a 5in5 of lo-fi dance jams & such. Dive in to the broken toy daydream.
Buy or listen on Silber: http://www.silbermedia.com/5in5/as-dreamdazzler.shtml
Buy or listen on Bandcamp: https://silbermedia.bandcamp.com/album/dream-dazzler
Listen on Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/album/6FJSxVKn1ZDGYH3czPs8l8
Dyr Faser is Eric Boomhower & part of Boston’s growing lo-fi post-punk/proto-goth scene. Taking notes from godfathers of the genres like Joy Division, Depeche Mode, Suicide, Durutti Column, & Coil – Dyr Faser blends it all together & gives you five one minute shots that hit you like $2 shots at an after hours bar. You can’t help but nod your head to the drum machine rhythms as you wait for the creature lurking in the darkness to destroy you. Don’t worry; the monsters have always been your friends.
Buy or listen on Silber: http://www.silbermedia.com/5in5/dyr-faser.shtml
Buy or listen on Bandcamp: https://silbermedia.bandcamp.com/album/dyr-faser
Listen on Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/album/37Ypl00iqiUZEdbrd90WvY
We still have some download codes left for anyone who orders a physical copy of any of the Lycia or Lycia related releases (Mike VanPortfleet, Tara VanFlower, Black Happy Day) through Silber to get a free download code for the new Lycia album A Line That Connects.
New Releases coming soon from Cloaca, Ms, Koyl, Fullness Off Lack, Jon Dawson, Moodring, Hotel Hotel, Lum, Premature Burial, DR, & more in the coming weeks. A batch of comics about Robert E Howard coming soon. & of course inevitably a new QRD. Also thinking about re-starting the Silber Blog, let me know what you’d want in it – http://silbermedia.com/blog/?p=6231
Thanks for your interest & support & spread the word about the new releases if you can & if you want to be taken off the mailing list just let me know.
Buzzfeed rarely surprises me as pleasantly as they have with this article, compiling some of the finest, and occasionally, cheesiest, French songs of all time.
I have been refraining from posting songs from Spotify mainly because I wasn’t quite sure how to do it. This song gave me a good excuse to start, as I can’t seem to find a good video to match it with.
Fanfara Tirana from Albania, ladies and gentlemen.