vancouver sleep clinic – wintertim bettinson alludes to the album artwork of winter within the first lines of “collapse.” he lingers on the phrase “and they’re all frozen over” ever so slightly before the understated electronic drums enter in the foreground, and then vancouver sleep clinic takes off. it’s not as if we haven’t heard this song before; “collapse” has been floating around the internet since late last year and…
foster the people’s long-anticipated sophomore album, supermodel, finally drops next week. early samples of the record, like lead single “coming of age,” suggest a continued affinity with electronics and pop music, but frontman mark foster is adamant that
there’s no word yet on a new album from how to dress well, but a lot of people are already hoping the hypothetical record will be in the same vein as “words i don’t remember.” tom krell’s new single is lush and expansive, a six-minute opus that features an exceptionally strong vocal performance with slightly heartbreaking textures floating underneath.
i’m exhausted after a three-day wind symphony tour, but there was nothing more relaxing than coming home to pillar point’s brand new music video for “dreamin’.” the video features an extended introduction to the song before a slow-motion dance takes over, perfectly complementing the aesthetic defined by pillar point.
when warren hildebrand isn’t releasing slices of bedroom pop bliss on his label, orchid tapes, he’s busy making some of his own.
my girlfriend likes to listen to music while she studies, and sometimes i make mixtapes for her and forget to tell her. i don’t think she knows about this one yet, but it’s full of great electro-pop from chvrches, passion pit, and pillar point, as well as mellower cuts from some of her favorites like the antlers and memoryhouse. even though you’re probably not my significant other, odds are…
march is going to be a busy month for orchid tapes, with the release of the new home alone record on the horizon and a compilation album due out on march 25th.
real estate – atlaswaves of nostalgia permeate throughout our culture. from fashion trends to tumblr blogs to films, there always seems to be a collective clawing at something from the past that is ultimately unattainable. maybe that’s why we emulate it. it’s certainly spilled over into music, with revival movements paying homage to post-punk, shoegaze, and emo – among others – in just the past fifteen years…
yuck has proven that the departure of daniel blumberg is inconsequential in terms of their productivity. guitarist max bloom assumed the frontman position and penned most of the songs that appear on the band’s sophomore effort,
this february flew by, but it sure did pack a punch. everywhere i looked, there seemed to be amazing new records coming out, enticing new tracks seeing the light of day, and announcements of upcoming albums being made. in keeping with the format of last month’s installment, i’ll start off with noteworthy albums that dropped in february, listed by release date below.