Dutch musician Annelotte de Graaf aka Amber Arcades has announced she will release her debut album titled 'Fading Lines' on June 3 via Heavenly Recordings.
The album was recorded at Strange Weather Studio in New York with producer Ben Greenberg (The Men, Beach Fossils, Destruction Unit) with members of Quilt and Real Estate serving as her backing band. It was inspired by time, continuity, coincidence and magic. Pre-order your copy here.
Check out the album's tracklist and listen to the title track, and below.
Toronto based experimental dance/dark new agers Doomsquad, have unleashed the video for their latest single "Pyramids on Mars".
The song is par t of our current playlist and is taken from the from their forthcoming new album 'Total Time', which will be out later this month (April 29) via Hand Drawn Dracula (NA / ROW) and Bella Union (UK / EU). Pre-order your copy here.
The video was directed by Ghostprom & Trevor Blumas. Check out below.
Canadian indie pop/rock band Hot Hot Heat have announced they will released their self-titled, and final album, on June 24 through Culvert Music.
The band's fifth studio album and follow-up to 2010's Future Breeds, was written between 2011 and 2014, and rather than continuing on the experimental tangent of Future Breeds, it apparently hears them channelling their first two albums for inspiration. As a result, the album is said to be full of poppy hooks and energetic dance-rock riffs, all of which was captured to tape by producer (and frontman Steve Bays' Mounties bandmate) Ryan Dahle.
The band have also dropped the album's first single "Kid Who Stays In The Picture". Pre-order your copy here, check out the tracklist and listen to the new track below.
Hot Hot Heat Tracklist:
01. Kid Who Stays In The Picture
02. Modern Mind
03. Pulling Levers
04. Bobby Joan Sex Tape
06. Mayor Of The City
07. Alaskan Midnight Sun
08. Comeback Of The Century
09. Sad Sad Situation
10. The Memory's Here
Ohio lush punk/rockn'roll band Leggy have unveiled their new infectious track "Kick The Habit".
The song is taken from their forthcoming self-titled compilation, which comprises tracks released on three separate EPs: Grrrls Like Us (2014), Nice Try (2015), and Dang (2016), and will be out on April 29 via via Damnably.
New Zealand-based indie pop band Yumi Zouma have announced they will release their debut full-length album 'Yoncalla' on May 27 via Cascine.
Continue their tradition of creating collectable vinyl releases, the new album includes a limited grey 7” that will have two studio outtakes from the recording sessions. The 7” will be bundled with the first 500 copies of the Yoncalla 12”.
The band have also aired the album's lead single "Keep It Close To Me"
About the record, YZ guitarist Charlie Ryder said: "Yumi Zouma has always been an exercise in refining ideas and collaborating, but this was the first time we weren’t limited or protected by distance. With Yoncalla, the process was different, and it can be scary to present raw ideas to your friends ‐ but it’s also incredible to see songs evolve through the sparks of inspiration that bounce between people in the same room."
Pre-order your copy here, check out the tracklist and stream "Keep It Close To Me" below:
01. Barricade (Matter Of Fact)
02. Text From Sweden
03. Keep It Close To Me
04. Haji Awali
05. Remember You At All
07. Better When I’m By Your Side
08. Short Truth
London psychedelic/electronic/techno outfit Death in Vegas (the project of Richard Fearless) have released their infectious new single "You Disco I Freak".
The single features artist, writer, and former adult film performer Sasha Grey on vocals, and is out today (April 1st). It is the first track taken from their upcoming sixth studio album 'Transmission', which will be out at the end of May via Drone Records..
This month's BOTM on Kool Rock Radio is Switzerland-based indie rock four-piece PRISMA.
The band's line-up consists of:
Paulo Mendoza (Guitars/Vocals)
Dennis Benavides (Guitars/Synthesizer/Vocals)
Mauro Boffa (Bass/Guitar/Vocals)
Fabian Ranzoni (Drums)
There is an element of unpredictability about Prisma. In fact, the band’s beginnings could come straight out of a vintage rock ’n’ roll novel: two Peruvian brothers, an Argentinian and a young Swiss met in Europe, discovered common musical aspirations, formed a group and started producing their own music!
Prisma was founded in 2011, when brothers Paulo and Dennis chose to embrace their musical fate and live their dream of forming a rock group. Together they pooled their rich musical creativity and merged their talents and enthusiasm. From a young age they had developed a philosophy that music should come from people playing instruments. Those natural vibrant sounds contrasted with the synthetic and digital noise that was coming out of computers. Their philosophy was that no machine could ever replace the mystic experience of a live rock ’n’ roll band on stage.
The brothers join forces with Mauro, a talented Argentinian bass player, who shared their musical philosophy as well as their South American roots. Finally after some auditions, none other than Fabian, a Swiss cheeky-cool drummer, completed their line-up.
Last month the band released their self-titled debut album, and their next ambition is to hit the road and make all rock ’n’ roll lovers worldwide dance, scream, sing and shout.
Buy Prisma' s/t debut album here, and watch the video for their current single "Prophet (Take A Look At The Sky)" below.