Stepping outside his Teen Daze project, artist/producer Jasmison Issak releases, EP1, his first foray under his own name. The four tracks are compelling pop pieces built around piano, synth and steel guitar. With lush soundscapes meant to relax the soul and engage the senses, the tracks unfold in a breathtakingly beautiful interplay between melodic piano passages and haunting steel guitar lines. Deep and uplifting, yet with darkish shadowing, this EP shows Jamison's versatility as an artist and is a must have. Stream and buy EP1 at the link below.
Monday, March 19, 2018
Muscle Memory is the new single from Toronto artist Kira May. The track is a trendy indie pop interlude, with May's stylish and engaging vocals, reminiscent of Florence Welch. Big, powerful and towering, with a nice dynamic range, the song is the perfect introduction to the singer. This is a track you'll want to have on repeat. Stream and buy Muscle Memory at the link below.
Friday, March 16, 2018
Hamilton, Ontario band, The Crowleys, have released their new album Colours Change Their Tone. The six tracks are imaginative indie rock, that move effortlessly through a genre defying bag of tricks, bringing the listener an unexpectedly rich experience. Imagine the artistry of a band like Yes, coupled with the song stylings of Jimmy Eats World, all produced by Daft Punk and you start to get a feel for the uniqueness of this record. This is an album that will keep your ears in the game and is a definite must have. Stream and buy Colours Change Their Tone at the link below.
Shameless Promotion PR bring us Field Theory, the new album from UK based Broads. The eleven tracks are wonderfully varied carrying the listener from atmospheric dream pop to synthy freak folk, to full on ambient soundscapes, all the while showing a depth of originality missing in much of indie music. The music delights with such a varied textural palette that one becomes engrossed in the aural experience, shutting out lesser cries for attention. This is a definite must have. Stream and buy Field Theory at the link below.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Our Time Is Now is the third album from Ontario based Twilight Fields. The eleven tracks harken back to the days of bands like Big Country, The Waterboys and The Church, where the music was a medium for grand philosophical statements. On Our Time Is Now, the band uses the lyrics as a testament to the need for unconditional love in an ever darkening world of loss, sorrow and chaos. With a dreampop feel, some noise accents, crisp production and lush arrangements, the album delivers intimate pleadings of need, in a beautiful sonic context. Stream and buy Twilight Fields at the link below.
Boston based duo FBGM have come with their sophomore release, the single and short film Lullaby. The song is a dreampop influenced ballad with catchy lyrics, sophisticated vocals and fluid reverby guitar lines, with some nice industrial sonic coloring. The tracks is so completely engaging it feels over before one is ready and leaves an immediate sense of no, there must be more. Your being longs for more, so you play it again and again, the same feelings pervade, so one's only hope is to be lost in a world where this track plays over and over, unrelenting, until there finally comes a times, as yet not reached, where one might be sated. Watch the video for Lullaby, then buy the track at the link below.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Welcome to another edition of the Digster Wednesday Playlists. Today we take you to the land of Gypsies and Vampires with the Digster Romania Playlists. Step outside the box with Okapi Tati, 20 songs to let you discover the best of Romanian Rap and Hip-Hop. Then there's Get Urock Music, seven hours of what's loud an heavy in the dives of Bucharest. You can get down with Top Romanian Music, 54 of the biggest hits by Romanian artists. Lock up your wallet and put on your best garlic necklace to discover these and all the Romanian playlists at the link below.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Italian post-punk band Japan Suicide have released Santa Sange, their new album on Spanish indie Unknown Pleasures Records. The eleven tracks will recall a number of post-punk bands, but comparisons are unfair, as this is a band that inhabits the very rocky edge unencumbered by homage to anyone. This album is dark, tense and perfect. The guitars cut like a depressive razor, enticing pleasure from the noise and flaying at any false pretense of happiness. This album glorifies a rawness that permeates its sublime beauty, delivering a post-punk portrait as authentic as a late night Soho walk. This is a definite must have. Watch the video for album track Circle, then stream and buy Santa Sangre at the link below.
FZB favorite Llarks is back with his 9th release, Metallic Summer. The five track EP gives us more of Llarks signature ambient soundscapes of melodic textures, imaginative guitar drones and artistic noise. Llarks employs what can only be described as complex minimalism. While one is never inundated by a cacophony of parts, the depth of sound and interplay between components is totally immersive. Llarks continues to be one of our favorite ambient artists. Stream and buy Metallic Summer at the link below.
Monday, March 12, 2018
ISS is the band's S/T debut EP on North Carolina indie label Sorry State Records. The four tracks are an ingenious cross between the Beastie Boys, Ramones and Circle Jerks. With mainly sampled music and tongue in cheek lyrics, the band balances on an edge so razor thin it would slice through an atom. This is music that goes to the very heart of the punk ethos...loud, fast and snotty. This is punk at it's most authentic, guaranteed to upset the neighbors, your teachers and your parents. Get thrown out of the house, turn this up to liquefy and enjoy. Stream and buy ISS at the link below.