Part Lee Hazlewood, part Roy Orbison, part Nick Cave, Australian singer-songwriter Henry Wagons recorded his upcoming solo debut After What I Did Last Night… in Nashville recorded with producer Skylar Wilson (Justin Townes Earle). As you can sense in the new lyric video for “Cold Burger Cold Fries”, Wagons has a good knack for wry humor as well as Americana song craft.
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Los Angeles-based industrial pop duo VOWWS recently released their latest album The Great Sun, which features guest appearances by Gary Numan and Thor Harris of Swans. In addition they’ve just put together a raw new video for the track “Councillor”, which can be seen below.
Helmed by singer-songwriter Gryphon Rue, El Tryptophan’s quirky new indie folk album Guilt Vacation features among its 20 guest contributors Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500, Luna, Dean & Britta), Will Epstein (High Water, Nicolas Jaar, Dave Harrington), and Odetta Bess Hartman. Needless to say it’s an eclectic collection, combining abstract orchestral pop and straight-up indie pop, conjuring visions of the Magnetic Fields at times.
Led by singer-songwriter Mariachiara Terragin and producer/multi-instrumentalist Maxime Obadia, London/Paris-based band Indigo Face will be releasing their new EP At the Gate on 4 December. Specializing in modern art pop, the gracefully blend multiple sounds such as synthpop, electronic, and R&B to create a sumptuous and sensual hybrid, which you will see and hear in their new video for the title track.
Comprised of bassist/singer Anna Disley-Simpson and programmer/singer Jamie Minns. English band L.U.N.A.R. combine indie pop and tropicalia, and as you can hear on their new single “In the Forest” the mix makes for a brighter, more vibrant sound than the current wave of contemporary synthpop.