Genghis Tron turn 180 degrees from their metal past for one of the most breathtaking re-inventions in heavy music history on Dream Weapon.
The music on the Notwist's Vertigo Days is "organized sound", as modernist composer Edgard Varèse would say. It clangs, hisses, and pops with human voices, clattering synths, and stylized repetitions.
The Future Bites objectively deserves applause for perpetuating Steven Wilson's integrity and creativity, even if it's a markedly—and perhaps intentionally—divisive collection, too.
Sonic Boom is Peter Kember, a veteran of 1980s indie space rockers Spacemen 3, as well as Spectrum, E.A.R., and a whole bunch of other fascinating stuff. On his first solo album in 30 years, he urges us all to take our foot off the gas pedal.
London's Talu share their new single, "Take You Home", which bursts and fizzes with color and positive vibes. It's a vibrantly juiced track with a chorus that energizes like the first hit of strong morning coffee.
The Brazilian Gentleman's "Armageddon" is a psychedelic part of a concept album about beloved New Jersey shoegaze collective All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors.
California electro-rockers, the Blues and Greys share "Mayday", a smart, thoughtful single, that draws on sunny SoCal vibes and darker European undercurrents.