Monster Treasure Return with ‘Leave’

This banger of a track marks the return of California’s Monster Treasure who will be releasing second album ‘II’ via Leisure & District on 6th October. And then they’ll be blessing the UK with their live presence on a series of shows, including some with labelmates and fellow hell-raisers Slowcoaches.

Get the album here: 

PRE-ORDER | PHYSICAL | STREAM

UK Live Dates here:

17/10/2017 – London – Old Blue Last

18/10/2017 –  Liverpool – Studio 2 (w/Slowcoaches)

19/10/2017 – Manchester – Soup Kitchen (w/Slowcoaches)

20/10/2017 – Sheffield – The Rocking Chair (w/Slowcoaches)

21/10/2017 – Leeds –  Lending Room (w/Slowcoaches)

23/10/2017 – Newcastle – Think Tank Underground (w/Slowcoaches)

24/10/2017 – Glasgow – Broadcast (w/Slowcoaches)

25/10/2017 – Nottingham – Bodega (w/Slowcoaches)

Album tracklisting here:

  1. Searchers
  2. Neon Garden
  3. No Hope
  4. Buttercream
  5. Candy Sun
  6. Leave
  7. Heavy Real
  8. The Fall
  9. So What
  10. Come Over

Interweb connections here:

www.facebook.com/monstertreasure
www.bandcamp.com/monstertreasure
www.soundcloud.com/monstertreasure
www.twitter.com/mnstrsr
www.tumblr.com/monstertreasure

 

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Earlham Mystics – Waters

Earlham Mystics is the guise of Luke Abbott, and today he’s announced the second in a trilogy of EPs on Gold Panda‘s NOTOWN Recordings record label. Waters EP will be out digitally on Friday here, with 12″ vinyl to follow on Sept 15th.

Here’s the EP’s suitably disorientating title track:

Introducing: Boy Harsher

Northampton, MA duo Boy Harsher have just dropped a heady new dark disco track. Taken from their new EP which comes out on Ascetic House on Oct 27th, “Motion” is all vast, industrial beats, arpeggiated synths and haunting vocals. Cinematic & evocative, intoxicating and absolutely dancefloor-ready.

Samoans are out of this world

Wales’ Samoans have announced their long awaited second album, which is titled ‘Laika’ and set for release 29th September. Its ethereal themes and feel are embodied in the first track to be released ‘Patience’:

The album will be released on their own Apres Vous Records and is the follow up to 2014’s ‘Rescue’, which was shortlisted for the Welsh Music Prize, don’t you know.

Pre-order over on their bandcamp and grab a free download of ‘Patience’ while you’re at it.

Jon McKiel – Unknown Source

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Another new discovery for me, despite Jon McKiel having released his debut album back in 2011. This tune below ‘Unknown Source’ is from his new album ‘Memorial Ten Count’, a reference to the boxing tradition of ringing the bell ten times before a fight in memory of a fallen fighter. It’s a beautiful tune taken from the 4th album from the Nova Scotian singer songwriter and it’s out now on You’ve Changed Records.

 

 

 

UUUU – Verlagerung, Verlagerung, Verlagerung

I’ve fallen in love with some more weird noise, courtesy of Wire’s Graham Lewis (I was banging on about one of his projects from the 80s the other day here). Now he, Matthew Simms (Wire, It Hugs Back), Valentina Magaletti (Tomaga, The Oscillation) and Thighpaulsandra (Coil, Spiritualized) and have made some really glorious ambient meanderings under the name UUUU, which are to be released in October on Editions Mego.

They posted this track online yesterday and I think I’ve listened to it about 8 times already. Cool.

 

Anna von Hausswolff x Wolves in the Throne Room

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Anna von Hausswolff is a true artist. She’s one of those musicians who is always creating, always doing things, and whose output is almost impossible to keep track of. Over the last couple of years, her creations have included a side-project with film composer Matti Bye under the name Hydras Dream, singing live for the Swedish National Opera‘s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, contributing to a book of children’s stories alongside Nick Cave & Tom Waits, putting out other people’s music on her label Pomperipossa Records, curating stages at festivals… That’s before we get onto her own music… her most recent album The Miraculous was closely followed by a whole new set written for her tour with Swans, not to mention various one-off pipe-organ compositions for special events.

Now, a brief break, some Instagram pictures of her in the studio with Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn O))), Boris etc) and now THIS…. A vocal appearance on the epic new track from Wolves in the Throne Room.

 

Not really sure what to expect next, but I’m damn well looking forward to it.