Thanks to the Moth and Areanna Rose is the new EP from shoegaze pioneers, The Veldt. Over a quarter of a century career, the Veldt have paved the highway of shoegaze, creating a legacy that has stood the test of time. Pitchfork named their 1994 album, Afrodisiac, the 43rd best shoegaze album of all time. On their latest EP, which see's five new tracks and two remixes, the band continue to innovate and to explore the boundaries of the genre they helped to create. The EP would be compelling from a new group, but coming two decades into the band's life, it shows that the edge is still sharp and the talent still focused. This is a definite must have. Stream and buy Thanks to the Moth and Areanna Rose at the link below.
Friday, November 24, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
We're off today for Thanksgiving in the U.S., but will be back with reviews tomorrow. To hold you over, here's a new video for the track, To Hear You Say, from Ric Gordon's recent Standing Here EP, and a video for the track When I Learned To Crawl, from the album Oceans, the latest from FZB favorites Principe Valiente.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Kon'nichiwa irasshai to this week's Digster Wednesday Playlists. Today we present playlists from where the music is always weird and unique, Japan. You can choose from Karaoke Hits, almost four hours of music from the land where Karaoke is an art form, or Today's Hottest Tracks, featuring 102 songs tearing up the Japanese charts. Explore Naturarhythm, 55 tracks to get your Zen on, or try 80's Rock to hear what retro is like in the land of the rising sun. Check out all of the Digster Japan Playlists at the link below.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Sonic Boomerang is the new album from Italian psych punks Bee Bee Sea, on Dirty Water Records. The eight tracks have heavy twang, a lofi sheen and an edgy panache. The album is chock full of great guitar riffs, showcasing musicianship beyond the norm for the genre, with tight in the pocket drums and solid bass. The trio has a sound reminiscent of Thee Oh Sees and similar bands, but have their own take on the music and shun any derivatives. This is a hot release that will steam up the windows and singe the hair. A definite must have. Stream and buy Sonic Boomerang at the link below.
Monday, November 20, 2017
Never Wanted You is the debut single from Kansas City based singer, Taylor Mac. The 23 year old vocalist delivers a stunning track featuring a voice that is totally compelling, with its smooth texture, strong dynamic range and silky vibrato. The sparse track of mainly acoustic guitar and vocals, with a tight rhythm section and some electric guitar flourishes, is the perfect vehicle for showing off this immensely talented vocalist. We can't wait to here more. Stream and buy Never Wanted You at the link below.
Friday, November 17, 2017
Ghosts is the debut EP from Isle of Man band Slow Decay, on Small Bear Records. Produced by Small Bear's honcho Phil Reynolds, the three tracks are post-punk with a Gothic tinge, that drive their way straight to the heart. Propelled by the gigantic vocals of Sabina Jarzabek and a band that is tight and heavy, the EP is a captivating experience of rock anthems that serve up a totally compelling listening experience. This EP is a definite must have and we can't wait to here more. Stream and download Ghosts at the link below.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Midnight Voyage is the debut album from dance music emissaries Tunnelvisions, on Netherlands based indie label Atomnation. The duo of Raynor de Groot and Emiel van den Dungen, serve up nine tracks of superlative dance music that spans the world for thematic influences, while delivering a groove that is captivating. The music has a smooth flow that is totally engaging and speaks to the artists' core philosophy of putting fun back into dance music. What you get is our favorite dance record in a long time and an absolute must have. Stream and buy Midnight Voyage at the link below.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Happy Wednesday and welcome to this week's Digster Playlists. Today we feature Digster's Jazz Playlists. Here you can listen to playlists such as The New Groove, where you'll find the intersection between jazz, hip-hop and R&B. You can explore the Foundations of Jazz with playlists from classic labels such as Verve and Blue Note. or make your workday float by with Jazz Cafe, over seven hour of the best chill jazz tracks. Check out these and the many other Digster Jazz Playlists at the link below.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Turtle Stand is the sophomore album from Florida band Phantom Phunk. The eleven tracks are energetic indie rock; think Foxygen on steroids or the Flaming Lips when they remember they're a rock band. With a range of dynamics and feel, the album is twangy, fuzzy and a little lo-fi. As the band references above would imply, the album is a bit quirky and not formula music, but rather an interesting blend of original rock with influences from earlier eras. A strong album from start to finish and a must have. Stream and buy Turtle Stand at the link below.