Shoegazer

Bryson Cone: "Destination Nightmare"

Bryson Cone dropped his song “Destination Nightmare,” and it’s every bit as dreamy and jazzy as it sounds. This song takes you waltzing on the moon while a full band, complete with holographic keytars, plays in the background. The distortion of Cone’s voice is romantic and dreamy, but also has some more serious notes. He keeps the track, and thus the audience, focused. This in turn allows for a fuller appreciation of the song’s artistry. It is an intricately layered song, which makes sense given Cone’s background in mixed media and sound collage. Cone’s talent is made perfectly clear with “Destination Nightmare.” We can’t wait to see where he heads next.

By Avril Carrillo

   

Mentalease "Push A Button"

Mentalease released their first EP, “Push A Button”, since 2014 today. This is the fuzzy and warped shoegaze of Spencer Harris, Wesley Hunt, and Daniel Martinson.

You can catch Mentalease at The Burlington tonight, January 17th, with Forest Management, Esper Werm, and Eric Mewmiller.

   

Shoegazer

Time: 
20:00
Band name: 
Golden Gardens
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
http://facebook.com/goldengardens
Venue name: 
Silverlake Lounge
   

Moving Panoramas Tease Album Release with New Single "ADD Heart"

You dont need a Women's March patch, a Gloria Steinem novel or an 'I'm With Her' bumper sticker to be considered a strong female in 2019. Moving Panoramas began as an all-female dreampop band that not only exuded female autonomy and empowerment but they did so without the cliche man-hating rhetoric or knee-jerk sexist vitriol.  Frontwoman, Leslie Sisson, is a music-industry vet who happens to offer an angelic voice and hypnotizing guitar work on top of her strong leadership and songwriting prowess. While the band now features male members and has also added Sweet Spirit's Cara Tillman amongst others, it is still very much the Leslie-show. While the band certainly still retains some shoegaze elements on their newer tracks, they have opted for a more frenetic aesthetic that injects urgency and excitement and is basically more ADD-friendly. The music video for "ADD Heart" was directed by Willi Patton and he does a great job conveying the sleek, sexy and mysterious aura that inhabits the song. The sophomore album for Moving Panoramas, In Two, will be released on February 22nd through Modern Outsider and all signs point to Sisson's talents being on full display. That is great news for the rest of us.

 

 

   

Superdrag's John Davis and Nada Surf's Matthew Caws reunite for new single

John Davis of Superdrag and The Lees of Memory runs a four-track cassette production label out of Nashville. He and Nada Surf's own Matthew Caws -- old pals from the scene -- happened to touch base last May after Caws wrapped up a tour in Music City. Their new release "We Are In The Wild And We Are Home", is the result of their hangout, and it emanates pure delight. Indian instruments phasing over a motorik bass and drums with Caws' and Davis's voices chiming lyrics of love and self-care makes this a must-play track for the beginning of 2019, a year which -- let's face it -- follows a few pretty down ones. Davis and Caws seem to have their eyes on something brighter for the next twelve months; even if it's something far out of reach, this song will make you feel like it's possible to catch it.

Take a listen to "We Are In The Wild And We Are Home" below; should you decide to purchase it, all proceeds from the single go to disaster relief organization Americares. Side note: The cover art for this single -- painted by Davis himself -- bears the title "Remember To Look For Beauty When Christmas Shopping (Especially Then)". - Will Sisskind