Suicide Swans fourth album 'Through the Years' out today. It is a down home mixture of banjo, violin, acoustic, mandolin, piano, trap kit, harmonies. It is a reimagining of Suicide Swans history all played out within the genres of folk, country, alt-country, americana.
Kyle from Suicide Swans speaking with the legendary Vinny Ramone on The Outpost 2ser today about the bands new album 'Through the Years'. A trip through their recording history played out in splashes and dashes of Appalachian, folk, and country stylings. Kyle also had the pleasure of guest programming 10 songs
OLD NEW YORK release their fourth brilliant indie rock album "LAVA LUNG".
This album further progresses the band's sound of a mix of throbbing bass and drums and rhythmic, harmonized electric guitars with multiple vocalists, drawing comparisons to post-punk and contemporary bands such as Interpol, Dinosaur Jr, The Church, Television, Jesus and Mary Chain, The Smiths and Zwan. The band has three primary songwriters with each contributing compositions that juxtapose the bands shifting sounds from track to track creating a robust album of dissonant guitars hooked into gridlocked grooves that offers a nod to their previous albums but demonstrates significant elements of creative progression. This album only further signifies how OLD NEW YORK continues to come up with stand out moments as a band.
Morgan Hann the multi-instrumentalist for Suicide Swans as well as numerous other live and studio recordings with fellow Australian musicians has released today, an absolute opus of a solo album. Between the layered harmonies, sweeping in and out guitar lines and atmospheric keys is the classic song writing of indie/pop. Check it out and dig in.
Elba Lane are back with their first single 'Destination Outer Space' from their forthcoming sophomore album 'Destinations' out in 2019. The band have built up a reputation for their live shows which became the momentum to record their second album ‘Destinations’ in the winter of 2018. The first single track off the album ‘Destination Outer Space’ plots a bold new course for the band and sonically paves the way for their new more cohesive and powerful sound. Both the single and upcoming album are firmly situated within 90s rock of Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana as well as rock contemporaries Foo Fighters and QOTSA.
Those who find solace in such 90s influences blended with the power of contemporary rock will enjoy the guitar-infused melodies, driving drums, fuzzy solos and introspective lyrics that Elba Lane provides on their new single ‘Destination Outer Space’ and forthcoming sophomore album ‘Destinations’. The band prescribes to the largely DIY recording attitude of the Near Enou...
Singer and guitarist for Alt-country band Suicide Swans, Kyle Jenkins has released his debut album 'Meltdown'. Meltdown sonically encapsulates a more indie sensibility for Jenkins that is situated within the 1990s and his love of bands such as Archers of Loaf, 3Ds and King Loser while at the same time still being enamoured with Leonard Cohen, Fred Neil and the Velvet Underground. The album moves between parred down isolated laments such as See Saw(opening track of the album) to the scuzzy pulse of Sons & Daughters. The remainder of the album is a dynamic array of ruminations on the world both internal and external. Meltdownis a late night listen with a daytime stare. For Jenkins Meltdown, represents the current state of humanity, where a small light of hope is smothered by an overriding sense of isolation and masculine domination.
Combining a rock and roll aesthetic with a solid pop foundation, Deserts have created a sound on their 'Skeleton' EP that sits between Alt-Pop and Electro-Rock. The band has produced a layered strident synth experimental album with impacting drums, fuzzed out guitars and vocals that straddle the path of classic pop and modulated, messed up noise. While the sounds and feel are distinctly pop influenced, there is no escaping the essence and ethos of a post-punk musical upbringing.
Dirty Hearts release their debut album 'General Bitterness and Inner City Moonshine' 18th May a rock'n'roll opus that engages a mixture of Australian 70s rock meeting 60s pop hooks. To celebrate the band will be playing shows down the East Coast of Australian May/June/July. In the meantime get to the Near Enough store and get yourself a copy of this album.