Inspired by such early-‘70s Australian rockers as Buffalo and the Masters Apprentices, Datura4 aim to capture that same psychedelic boogie-woogie feel in their own brand of heavy rock. The band is led by former Stems frontman Dom Mariani and former You Am I guitarist Greg Hitchcock, and their new album Demon Blues is set to be released this summer. They’ve just completed a video for the groovy, glammy, psychedelic blues number “Out With the Tide”, which we’re happy to premiere today. We’ll be even happier if you crank this sucker.
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Bearing a likeable resemblance to Biffy Clyro and the Kooks while fitting in neatly alongside fellow UK buzz band Wolf Alice, Essex band Stealing Signs will release their new EP Hide and Seek in a few weeks. In the meantime they’ve made a cute little android-inspired video for the playful title track, which we’re glad to premiere here at PopMatters.
Dreadnought is so immersed in the ‘70s progressive rock and folk that when you hear their hushed, acoustic passages you immediately assume they’re from England. Then the black metal kicks in, and you don’t know what to think. It turns out the band is from Denver, and they’ve done a wondrous job combining classic prog and extreme metal on their forthcoming new album Bridging Realms. Led by the sumptuous dual lead vocals of Kelly Schilling and Lauren Vieira (who also play flute and keyboards respectively), Dreadnought showcase all sides of their eclectic sound on the gorgeous 14-minute composition “Odyssey”, which we’re very pleased to premiere here at PopMatters. It’s like a collision between Comus and Agalloch, and is not to be missed.
Gainesville, Florida band Ancient River released their latest album Keeper of the Dawn back in April, which, true to their form, continues their journey into the real of shoegaze, dreampop, and psychedelic rock. They recently joined forces with artist Xevi Soler to create a video for the track “Stay With Me”, and what resulted is an extraordinary, surreal little short film that’s equal parts dreamy and gritty.
Questions (2015) is the perfect title for David Bronson’s latest album. Throughout nearly a dozen songs, the New York-based singer-songwriter examines life in all its seasons, occasionally posing a direct question in the lyrics. “Does it give your heart a beating?”, he asks on “Task”. In the context of the song’s gripping musicality, the answer is a resounding yes. “Task” stands apart amidst Bronson’s thoroughly laudable set of original compositions. While no one mood overstays its welcome on Questions, “Task” brings a dose of acoustic funk to the mix. Producer Godfrey Diamond (Lou Reed, Etta James, Aerosmith) ensures a seamless blend among all the elements, making “Task” the album’s most essential track.
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