✧~~✧ vol. II, is the new album from artist/producer Beaches. The six tracks are radio ready synthpop, with danceable beats, a smooth sonic sheen and adventurous electronica. This album has a sublime flow, sterling production and a nice mix of unique synth pads and cliche electronic sounds. This album works from start to finish. Stream and download ✧~~✧ vol. II for free at the link below.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Berlin based artist/producer Deadbear has delivered his debut self-released album, The Trees Are Dancing. The six tracks are a varied mix of styles and rhythms, with an electronic music base and an expansive sound. The tracks range from upbeat to melancholy, but all have a vibe that moves the listener through the album as more of a journey than individual musical interludes. This is an album about cohesiveness, originality and imagination. Stream and buy The Trees Are Dancing at the link below.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Alternative Facts is a new compilation curated by Los Angeles radio station Decay FM. The station is the LA stalwart of everything shoegaze and the 18 tracks on this compilation showcase some of the best of the new crop of pedal pushers. The important part though, is that all the proceeds go to support Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. F*ck Trump, buy this album now. Stream and buy Alternative Facts at the link below.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Prolific artist/producer Monkey Warhol is back with another two track EP, Import/Export. Utilizing noise as the primary ambient driver, the EP explores a wall of sound type sonic immersion to both generate dissonance and a soothing spatial experience, where noise is both friend and foe. Try it for yourself. Stream and download Import/Export at the link below.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
New Jersey based reggae artist Blindman, aka derek Gazal, has released his debut album, See With Your Heart. The seven tracks are reggae laden pop with touches of hip and other genres thrown in. The album is enjoyable, but the hip hop seems forced an overall, there is a lack of originality to hold on to. See what you think. Watch the video for album track Lonely Road, then stream and download at the link below.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
مخابرات / Intelligence is the new album from Joint D≠, on Sorry State Records. The eleven tracks are total no holds barred punk. You know the kind...hardcore, smash the asshole neighbor's windshield, get thrown out of the bar...punk. Just go buy it MF's. Stream and buy مخابرات / Intelligence at the link below.
Monday, April 17, 2017
Chicago multi-instrumentalist, Wes John Cichosz, has released a masterpiece sophomore album, The Moon Threads A Needle. The thirteen tracks are a brilliant blend of melodic structures, rhythmic patterns, compelling vocals, and instrumental performances that take the breath away. The album moves through the blending of folk, jazz and rock, like a figure skater cutting beautiful patterns in the ice. This is the best album of the year so far for us, and may well end up our favorite album for the year, period. Stream and buy The Moon Threads A Needle at the link below.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Brooklyn based Vassals, are back with their new EP, Halogen Days. The four tracks are stark and edgy, channeling the kind of feel that John Lennon got on his solo projects. Creating that Lennonesque vibe speaks to the band's talent and vision. This EP is compelling on every level and creates a totally engulfing dark sonic experience. This is a must have. Stream and buy Halogen Days at the link below.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Copenhagen based band Demon Head have released their sophomore album, Thunder on the Fields, via Swedish label The Sign Records. The seven tracks continue their penchant for dark, sinister sounding post-punk, The band takes a stark sonic vibe, while maintaining a sparse, intimate feel to the tracks. This is a group that have forged a unique sound and an original niche. Stream and buy Thunder on the Fields at the link below.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
FZB favorites The Bordellos are back with Underground Tape Vol. 6. The four track EP is a collection of radio sessions and unreleased tracks, which give us a more internal look at this prolific UK group. The songs are raw and edgy, as always for the Bordellos, and also features a duet with Dee Claw from American cult garage band Persian Claws. The Bordellos are always a good bet for enjoyable records. Stream and download Underground Tape Vol. 6 for free at the link below.