“The music is rock ’n’ roll, woven together with catchy guitar solos, confident vocals and thick, steady rhythms — like on the moody “Malibu Must” or monstrous “Ugly Evergreen.” The songs were influenced in part, says Devlin, by Wu-Tang Clan albums, which the band listened to each night after recording.” Hot Candy is out TODAY via Freakout Records! They play Neumos in Seattle tonight w/Sloucher and Radiation City
““tbh” is a bittersweet yet ambivalent lament in which the song’s conflicted narrator misses and longs for a lover, who simultaneously makes her feel miserable and uncertain, and it evokes a dysfunctional relationship in which there’s an equally ambivalent and maddening push and pull — the sort of push and pull that’s better and maybe more exciting than a relationship that just peters out to its inevitable and crushing conclusion.” Listen HERE
Out tomorrow, Oct. 21st! Writer Matthew Singer states “Skullflower opens with the uncharacteristically languid “American Beauty,” a mirage of radiating guitars and foggy reverb, and while the slow-rolling pace is an outlier, it forecasts an album more measured, patient and tuneful than its predecessor.” Read more HERE
Portland’s Sun Angle are set to release their sophomore LP, Skullflower, on XRAY Records this Friday, Oct. 21st! Jerad Walker talks with Charlie Salas-Humara about the inspiration behind the video.
“Starting off with a bang – and a catchy, hip-swaying beat – with the song “In Demand”, the album seems to teeter on the edge of indie rock and pop, with a hint of vintage appeal. At times reminding us of our favorite 80’s rock music – heavy in gnarly guitar riffs and synth-” Hot Candy comes out tomorrow, Oct. 21st on Freakout Records!
“Sonically…the palette is more expansive than the abrasive sound of Survival Knife, at times veering into the ecstatic, and at times exploring questions of solitude and the natural world.” Learn about the growth of Justin Trosper (Unwound)’s latest project, Nocturnal Habits. New Skin for Old Children comes out Oct. 28th on Glacial Place!
Hear Lilah Larson’s gorgeous new single “tbh” - Having played with Sons of an Illustrious Father since she was 17, Lilah is now stepping out with her beautifully personal debut solo project! Pentimento is due out early 2017. Listen HERE
“Skullflower is a barrage of noise and patterns that pose as their own atmosphere. Frantic patterns and dense layers of sound drives a rush to listeners. Rolling drums reign supreme as echoing vocals bleed through improvised noise that protests the modern eardrum.” - Kevin Cortez
‘Skullflower’ comes out Friday, Oct. 21st via XRAY Records! Listen HERE
“With the song ‘Cool Kids’ my intentions are really to acknowledge what I already see happening…kids coming out of their shells, people letting themselves dream big and follow a more creative career path, there’s more room now for everyone to be weird, be a nerd, struggle with social awkwardness but still get out to shows. I’m so inspired by the courage people have to expose their true self and not want to fit in, not want to look the same as their friends, feel like they will be safe dressing in drag at a straight bar.”
- Shana Falana
Listen here at the A.V. Club