Don’t call it a throwback, they’ve been here for years….okay, enough with the silliness. But to be fair, Toronto’s Phantom High IS something of a throwback with a sound that’s this modernized take on a notorious genre that’s seen an uptick by some young artists in recent years. We’re, of course, talking about Nu-Metal and under Phantom High’s watchful eye the genre is not only updated but, dare we say, elevated??? It’s true! But don’t take our word for it, just listen to the tunes![Read more…]
On Illusory Things, Lowell’s Darkwave genius Fatigue enter the next stage of their Electro evolution with eleven aural arias of awesome sure to cause a palpitation or two within your Gothic black heart. Written and recorded following surgery and while in self-quarantine (Sounds like the start of my 2020 as well), Fatigue return with a dense full-length that’s lush with futuristic soundscapes and macabre melodies.[Read more…]
Have I mentioned how incredibly lucky I am to not only get to sit here and type about what I love to share with you all, but also have the opportunity to expose you loyal readers to a bevy of new artists that I’m exposed to because of said opportunity? It’s pretty frickin’ neat. And speaking of neat, Ember Twin’s latest which unexpectedly came across ye olde digital desk is just that. And then some.[Read more…]
“A song equally about BDSM, willful ignorance, and gleeful submission to an oppressive system.”[Read more…]
If you live in Massachusetts, chances are that you’ve heard the one about whenever you turn on the nightly news you’re likely to find that something bad has happened in one of our many towns/cities starting with the letter “L”. You know what I’m talkin’ about! There’s Lawrence and Lancaster and Lynn and the birthplace of today’s artist of note, Lowell!
Which is probably why, when perusing Fatigue’s Bandcamp site you’ll see them described as “Dark, depressed synth-pop from a desolate mill city.” They know what I’m talkin’ about at least.[Read more…]
It’s truly a wonderful thing when a promo comes across the digital desk and far exceeds expectations based on comparisons within the press release. In the case of LIYA, the singer/songwriter from Tel-Aviv blows away The Birthday Party and (Gasp!) Depeche Mode references on her latest EP Listen. [Read more…]