The mystery surrounding Hypeworthy Berlin band The Acid continues with this aptly dark and spooky video for EP highlight “Animal”. When you’ve got a singer with Justin Vernon like chops and the sort of nuanced and free flowing production inherent to the music, you really can’t stay anonymous forever.
I have a feeling we’ll find out soon enough: additionally there’s a new press photo, showing the darkened faces of the trio’s members. I still get a feeling that one of them is RY X, but that can’t yet be confirmed or denied.
Until we know more:
Listen to the entire brilliant EP streaming at The Acid’s soundcloud page »
Considering how much horror movies inspired the creation of his latest album Huntress, I really wasn’t that surprised when Camp Counselors‘ Kyle Reigle announced that the cassette label he co-founded, Snowbeast Records, would be releasing a Halloween themed compilation.
Featuring contributions from Field Mouse, Psychic Twin, and countless others, the real stand out of the compilation is a sprawling 7 minute track by Snowbeast Records’ co-founder/Cemeteries band member Jon Ioviero’s own side project Seismograph.
“The Fear” is perhaps less obvious in its Halloween inspiration than many of the compilation’s other tracks that make explicit references to things that go bump in the night. Instead its pervasive sense of eerie calm really taps into the feeling of walking alone down a dimly lit street or watching a scary movie in the dark. It’s the feeling of a quiet, seething mystery that spirals into and fuels those spooky things, the jumping off point that earns chilling thrills and terrifying scares.
“The Fear” creeps forward like shadows in low light with its growing intensity in the periphery, cultivating a spooky chill without having to resort to theatrics. It’s also an enjoyable slow burning pop number featuring Reigle on backing vocals, for what it’s worth.
Seismograph’s debut full length Azure Drift was released earlier this year on Snowbeast. You can also download the limited edition Halloween compilation Rituals or purchase on cassette here »
After teasing a new track early in June, Cut Copy finally releases “We Are Explorers” and the whole world goes nuts. That’s new Arcade Fire, MIA and Cut Copy in three days.
Free Your Mind is out Nov 5th. Preorder here »
Toronto-turned-New-York native Warren Hildebrand, aka Foxes in Fiction, has certainly had a lot of his plate as of late. From a relocation to the US, co-founding limited-run cassette label Orchid Tapes, putting the finishing touches on a forthcoming full length album, and mastering a proverbial boatload of other people’s albums, he’s been a busy man indeed and yet aside from a one-off track produced with Cemeteries for Stadiums & Shrines earlier this year, there’s been a real shortage of new music.
Created for brand new compilation cassettes in support of Orchid Tapes’ showcases, Foxes in Fiction finally has some new tracks. Well sort of new. “Breathing In”, the brief dreamy number featured on the second Orchid Tapes compilation Angeltown, is constructed from bits and pieces of another Foxes in Fiction song looped into something incredibly different. While it’s sort of a “blink and you might miss it” sort of affair, it’s a rather captivating 2 minutes of ethereal atmospherics that stick with you long after it fades away.
Meanwhile “Revisions”, featured on the first Orchid Tapes compilation What Would Your Closest Friends Do?, turns it’s succinctness into a billowing sprawl that fills every second with mesmerizing swells that’s essentially Foxes in Fiction’s trademark.
They may not be all that long but it’s nice to hear some new sounds from Foxes in Fiction while he puts the finishing touches on his full length. Until we’re lucky enough to get that in our ears, these short pieces will do quite well.
While the cassettes for each compilation you can pick up digital downloads at the Orchid Tapes Bandcamp store »
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What: Floating Fest CMJ 2013
When: Thursday, October 17th (2013)
Duration: 1:00 PM – 6:30PM
1:00 – The BOTS
2:00 – TV Girl
3:00 – GEMS
4:00 – The Preatures
5:00 – Wild Cub
6:00 – holychild
1:30 – The Everywheres
2:30 – School of Night
3:30 – J Fernandez
4:30 – The Range
5:30 – Psychic Twin