Moon Hooch have announced details of a new EP entitled Light It Up. Due out on April 6th, the EP features three songs the trio had been developing in their live shows, capturing the explosive and exhilarating energy they are known for. ‘Acid Mountain’ serves as the first taste of the upcoming Light It Up and you can listen to it below.
Coinciding with the EP’s release, Moon Hooch are embarking on a month long European tour, including a stop at London’s Roundhouse on May 5th.
There’s a new album on the horizon from Norwegian composer and multi-instrumentalist Kaada. Entitled Closing Statements, it follows Bacteria Cult, his collaborative album with Mike Patton released in 2016, and last year’s score for Angels Are Made of Light.
The album title refers to people’s last uttered words, with the subject of death as the central theme. Kaada explains:
“There is a mysterious aim over the final words of the dying. What does these last words reveal about life, death and consciousness? These words give a glimpse into the individual’s overall feelings and experiences. The underlying message of the album is that we have to listen to each other. In a modern world where people mostly don’t have the time or interests to get to know one another, we need to be reminded that we need to listen. At least… when somebody is about to say their last words.”
Closing Statement arrives on May 25th through Mirakel Recordings and Kaada is enticing us now with two magnificent, cinematic and striking tracks, ‘Farewell’ and ‘Unknown Destination’.
Mary Lattimore has announced the release of a new album, Hundreds of Days, which will be out on May 18th via Ghostly International. Involved in a multitude of projects, the LA-based experimental harpist has collaborated and recorded with the likes of Jeff Zeigler, Thurston Moore, Kurt Vile, Steve Gunn, M. Craft and Jarvis Cocker, amongst many more. Using effects and an improvisational approach, Lattimore is known for pushing the boundaries of her instrument. As with her previous recordings, usually connected to a location and time, Hundreds of Days is shaped by her new LA surroundings, having only recently moved there from Philadelphia. As the press release describes, “inside her music, wordless narratives, indefinite travelogues, and braided events skew into something enchantingly new.” Crafted in a redwood barn in San Francisco, Hundreds of Days “sojourns between silences and speech, between microcosmic daily scenes and macrocosmic universal understandings, between being alien in promising new places and feeling torn from old native havens.”
Lattimore has shared the first taste of her upcoming album, ‘Hello From the Edge of the Earth’ and you can listen to it below.
Distant Early Warning, the highly awaited debut solo album from Laurence Pike is nearing its release date and he first shared the tantalizing single ‘Life Hacks’. For an astonishing glimpse into it, watch the live video that accompanies the track, filmed at Golden Age Cinema in Sydney. Alex Smith directs.
In other related news, and to celebrate the album’s release, Laurence Pike is embarking on a European tour this April, with a free headline show at The Waiting Room in London on April 9th.
2018 started off magnificently with the release of Resolve, the marvellous new album from incredibly talented multi-instrumentalist and composer Poppy Ackroyd, who has been a firm favourite of ours over the last few years. Poppy has unveiled a new video to accompany the magical single ‘Paper’, directed by Tom Newell. Watch it below and by all means, embrace Resolve from the start till the end.
It’s no secret we love Toulouse’s experimental pop band Aquaserge, whose latest album Laisse ça être, made it to our 15 Picks of 2017. Like on the record, they are a wonder to behold live, each and all of its five members effortlessly displaying their outstanding musicianship and improvisational sensibilities. So we’re excited to hear they have a new record arriving this Spring, Déjà-Vous? (‘you, already?’). Featuring live renditions of eight tracks, including four from Laisse ça être, the upcoming Déjà-Vous? is the fruit of recordings the quintet made during several shows in 2016 and 2017, some of which accompanied by a 3-piece horn section.
Preceding the record release on April 27th through Crammed Discs, and serving as a wonderful introduction to Déjà-Vous?, Aquaserge have shared their impromptu version of the 30’s popular jazz standard ‘My Funny Valentine’. We simply can’t stop playing it.