Schneider Kacirek – Radius Walk (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Schneider Kacirek
Album: Radius Walk
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 215 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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Another dose of whirring rhythms and dark drones courtesy of Stefan Schneider and Sven Kacirek. This time around they have introduced the beguiling tones of Swedish singer Sofia Jernberg on three pieces, taking their music to a new level. The Dsseldorf / Hamburg duo Schneider Kacirek released their debut album some three years ago. A coarse energy ran through “Shadows Documents”, drawing on the pair of musicians’ various excursions to Kenya as producers. “Shadows Documents” was a somnambulistic interpretation of Kenyan music using drums and percussion (Kacirek) and analogue synthesizers (Schneider). No Samples. The two of them took their time working on the new album “Radius Walk”. Since their debut release, they have toured extensively with the likes of John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea and Cake). The experience of playing together in live situations has influenced how they interact as musicians, a process which has helped to shape the new record. The acoustics of Sven Kacirek’s studio were set up perfectly to capture the forceful sound of the drums and analogue synthesizers as they melt into a compact whole. The result is a sonically more concentrated and more transparent LP in comparison to its predecessor. Dark bass drones and whirring percussion sounds figure prominently in the music. A fascination with repetitive rhythm is the common thread which runs through the musical development of both musicians: listen to Stefan Schneider in his other projects, the bands Kreidler and To Rococo Rot and his albums with Hans-Joachim Roedelius. Further evidence can be heard on Kacirek’s solo albums, in particular on his much-lauded “Kenya Sessions”. By introducing the Swedish singer Sofia Jernberg, Schneider and Kacirek have added a new dimension to their music. They first met Jernberg in Berlin, where she performed with Kenyan singer Ogoya Nengo for whom Schneider and Kacirek had done production work in the past. As one of the most sought after vocalists on the improvised music circuit, Jernberg made an immediate impression on Schneider and Kacirek, who were quick to suggest that they work together. The splendid fruits of their labours can be savoured on three tracks on the album. “Dust”, “I Atlanten” and “Smiling” express both Jernberg’s love of Scandinavian folk music and her mastery of improvisation. Her voice neither dominates the songs in the manner of a singer songwriter, nor does it lean towards crossover experimentation. It feels more as if a brand new genre of music has been unlocked.

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Scarborough – Mystified (EP) (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Scarborough
Album: Mystified (EP)
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 157 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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By day, former US representative Joe Scarborough hosts Morning Joe on MSNBC. By night, he makes indie rock music. (I don’t actually know the specifics of when Scarborough finds time to make indie rock music but bear with me.) His debut EP Mystified is out today, and last night Scarborough performed a show at the Cutting Room in NYC. According to a press release, it was a “packed house.”

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Picturesque – Back to Beautiful (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Picturesque
Album: Back to Beautiful
Genre: Rock
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 317 mb
Source: Digital Download
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Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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This is Picturesque’s first full-length album! They are from Lexington Kentucky. This band has a lot of potential for the future and will hopefully live a long time to come in the coming years. They are signed with Equal Vision Records. This is the second record recorded with Equal Vision Records.

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Peaking Lights – The Fifth State of Consciousness (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Peaking Lights
Album: The Fifth State of Consciousness
Genre: Electronic
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 532 mb
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2CD set. New 2017 album! Psychedelic house ‘n’ alchemical dub-pop from the West Coast wanderers, for fans of Tom Tom Club and Sun Araw. Mastered by Sonic Boom from Spacemen 3.

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Needles//Pins – Good Night, Tomorrow (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Needles//Pins
Album: Good Night, Tomorrow
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 256 mb
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Format: FLAC (tracks)
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Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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Vancouver power-trash trio Needles//Pins began in 2009 as an excuse for three friends to hang out. Two LPs and a handful of 7 inch singles later, the band has come a long way but are still, at its core, a few friends having fun. 2017 sees the band set to release its third LP Good Night. The record is a progression both musically and lyrically from their older material while still maintaining the hook-centric philosophy of their previous releases. The band has become legendary in Vancouver for wild shows and gruff but catchy punk rock melodies. It draws from classic punk roots like the wiry pop of The Buzzcocks and the gravely anthems of Stiff Little Fingers, but has a unique West Coast approach that would align itself with the catchiest of the Lookout! or Dirtnap Records catalog. Though none of the band’s songs overstay their welcome, you’ll find yourself humming one of their hooks days after seeing them play or hearing the record. Recorded with Jesse Gander (Japandroids, White Lung) in Vancouver at Rain City Recorders, the record shows an organic growth from the power pop of their previous two albums. Guitarist and singer Adam Solomonian’s voice is gruffer from playing hundreds of shows, and you can see a richer appreciation of the group’s influences such as Jawbreaker and the Replacements at play in the song writing. Tony Dubroy’s solid bass lines and Macey Budgell’s heavy drumming combine to form a powerful rhythm section that perfectly complement Solomonian’s simplistic-but-pointed guitar playing. Needles//Pins have heavy North American touring planned for the summer including performances at Sled Island, Ottawa Explosion and Pop Montreal.

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Mike Krol – Mike Krol Is Never Dead: The First Two Records (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Mike Krol
Album: Mike Krol Is Never Dead: The First Two Records
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 442 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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On Mike Krol Is Never Dead: The First Two Records, we catch up—with the past, that is. Indeed, Turkey, released in 2015, is Chapter 3 of the Krol saga; here, finally, are its long-lost predecessors. Self-released in 2011, I Hate Jazz was the opening salvo of World War Krol. Only 500 copies were pressed; they were given away to anyone who showed interest (and many who showed none whatsoever). Including Krol classics like “Fifteen Minutes” and “Like a Star,” the record has long been unavailable. Trust Fund followed in 2013; its 500 copies sold out on the ensuing tour, fueling a mini-mania that would elevate it to cult status. This set includes both records on freshly pressed Merge vinyl; an illuminating selection of digital outtakes, demos, and B-sides; and a fold-out poster showcasing a selection of Mike Krol ephemera.

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