The band play homage to 1960’s West Coast Psychedelia, we’re thinking The Byrds here.
Its a bit older than recent Doses, but this kind of music is timeless.
NORTH ATLANTIC MARITIME are Sven Wright, Matt Hillman and Matt Haydock, whom are based in London having formed last year in 2014. Today we’ve got their excellent introductory debut instrumental track Mt., and we’ve just received news that they’ve just returned a new single WRECKS being released as a 7” marbled vinyl single on Unlabel.
We’ve posted an accompanying video to WRECKS further below which was shot on a tidal fort at the end of the Thames in the depths of winter.Mt. HypeMachine
“A heartbreaking song at it’s core, “Soft Focus” is one piece of the bigger puzzle that is Remember Me John Lydon Forever. The album is quirky yet heartfelt, snarling yet sincere, it’s an introspective record that carries themes of growing up, responsibility that comes with age, and life expectations, the thoughts of an artist watching those around them enter “adulthood” and as Cardos puts it, the pursuit to “evolve from being defined by what you’re not and what you don’t ascribe to, and using that to figure out what you do ascribe to.” [via Fleeting Youth Records]
“While best known for producing Guided By Voices and collaborating with Robert Pollard (Circus Devils, Ricked Wicky and Pollard’s solo material), Tobias has also crafted an innovative body of instrumental solo work, of which Tristes Tropiques is the latest chapter.
“Hypnotic and melancholy-soaked, Tristes Tropiques presents a luxuriant yet downcast tone, drawing comparisons to the eerie, transportive work of The Fun Years, The Gentleman Losers and Ian William Craig. This is no better exemplified than on single ‘Suvarnabhumi’, in which sparse, yearning guitar figures are subsumed by ethereal synths. Sinister yet alluring, these musical environments throb with sensuality, danger and promise.” [press release]
Seattle rock duo PONY TIME have a new single out ‘Time Tells Me’, the first track on the band’s forthcoming fourth LP, Rumours 2: The Rumours Are True, set to officially drop on September 11th. The band is Luke Beetham, a Seattle native, and Stacy Peck,an Iowa transplant, who met helping a mutual friend move a stereo back in 2009. They started playing their unique brand of danceable punk music together soon after.
Influences here include: Gary Numan, Bo Diddley, The Milkshakes, The Breeders, and Fleetwood Mac.Time Tells Me HypeMachine
And we’re pleased to bring it to you as today’s Dose.
Ciarán Downes of Toronto based post-rock & indie-folk group OH GERONIMO recently sent us the backstory for today’s featured track ‘The Flood': “Not too long ago, my basement bedroom flooded as a result of heavy rainfall and snowmelt. This happened twice during the transitional turmoil between Ontario’s sombre winter and damp spring. It had a much more tragic and lasting effect than I had anticipated, since many sentimental items were slowly destroyed by mould. We drew inspiration from these events and their wake.”
The 2nd part of the two part song series is also available via the band’s website and they released a new video on July 21st which you can check out further below. It follows the resulting actions of the “leader of the divine conjurors” Stu’uldahn turning to the vigilante, Jarvis Manslaughter, to protect a sorceror’s sanctuary from the Wanderers, a group of people living off the land who’ve been pushed from their homes.
Three-man slingshots and slow-motion chaos ensues!The Flood HypeMachine
July 31st – Bristol, NB – A.C. Sharkey’s
August 1st – Sydney, NS – Governor’s Pub
August 4th – St. John’s – TBA
August 5th – Corner Brook NL – Brewed Awakening
August 6th – Corner Brook, NL – Whalen’s Gate
August 7th – Pasadena, NL – Oasis Beach House
August 8th – Corner Brook, NL – TBA
August 12th – Edmundston, NB – Bar Le Deck
August 14th – Montreal, QC – Barfly
August 15th – Ottawa, ON – Avant-Garde Bar
August 20th – Toronto, ON – The Rivoli
August 21st – St. Catharines, ON – Detour Music Hall
August 28th – Burlington, ON – The Boston Manor
August 29th – Sudbury, ON – The Townehouse
Enough Cuteness is his first single, from his debut EP planned for December 2015.
The single is available as a digital download with the B-side Brazen pimp (which itself is worth checking out at the links below) and will be out on CD in August
“Being Me Is Easy” is a solid track that shows a lot of promise for things to come for the band, although we are sad that it ended a bit short at a little over 2 minutes. Naturally we immediately found ourselves getting our continued fix on their Soundcloud page and further drawn into 2013’s “Friday Club EP” and a handful of other great tracks.Being Me Is Easy HypeMachine
The group is a brand new project of Alastair Cairns, who is also known as the now retired Atlas B. Salvesen. The track was recorded at the legendary Alberts Studios with production and mixing falling to Tony Buchen (The Preatures, Andy Bull) and mastering to Greg Calbi (Tame Impala, Future Islands, The War On Drugs).
The band will be launching the single with a string of East Coast shows in the Australian Spring of 2015 at with a full EP release scheduled for later in the year. Links to Monday Records are as follows:Fractures HypeMachine
The single Happy Damage is a free download off the forthcoming EP, arriving this September via the band’s new label, MAG MAG records (magmagrecords.com).Happy Damage HypeMachine
“This single is inspired by British explorer Percy Fawcett who was lost in the jungle and presumed dead. An ode to the Fawcett family’s motto, “Difficulties Be Damned” captures a determination and naivety found throughout life’s journey.
“The song highlights the danger of succumbing to freedom from modern life without finding a balance between the structured and primal side of ourselves.” [via GLG Publicity]
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Today’s feature is by Alex Stephens, a 19 year old songwriter from North Wales whose passion is playing, writing and composing his own music. He not only performs with the guitar and piano but also sings, although today’s feature “A Different Sky to Yours” is a pure instrumental track that evokes the same visionary beauty along the lines of Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays’s great, “September Fifteenth”.
Be sure to follow Alex on Soundcloud where he posts updates on a regular basis.A Different Sky To Yours HypeMachine
The debut album reflects his search for a place called home after moving from Argentina to America at the age of nine. Through the use of soft acoustic melodies and lyrics surrounding the harsh reality of life, It Isn’t Home serves as a reminder to those who feel lost that they are not alone. [via GLG Publicity]
The Weirdo reissue, remixed from the master tapes by original producer David Barbe (Sugar), remastered by Jim Wilson, and featuring new artwork along with five unreleased bonus tracks, is now available as a 180 gram double-LP and digital download.
[via Fanatic Promotion]
Life as a Gun is the stunning first single from the upcoming debut, which officially released last week, July 8th.Life As a Gun HypeMachine
You can listen to all the 1/1 songs released so far at The Vast Alps’ BandCamp page.
Indie-pop band, Stolen Jars emerged out of the newly emerging Montclair New Jersey music scene in 2011. The band best describes their music as “fitting parts into wholes. Stolen Jars is the way back. It’s that summer you spent living in your yard, searching for answers under rocks, it’s that blanket fort you made in the living room, it’s that game you spent so long making up the rules to that you never even got to play.”
“Kept” is the last song the band wrote for their upcoming album and the second song they are sharing.Kept HypeMachine
Today’s Dose is from their latest release the High Wires LP, the fifth record to be released by the prolific band since the band formed in 2013.