Meet Lucid Express

Hong Kong shoegaze 5-piece Lucid Express is excited to announce their signing to Brooklyn, New York’s, Kanine Records. Today, in anticipation of the July 16th release of their self-titled debut album, the band share their gently defiant single “Wellwave” and its hazy music video. The track serves as a fitting introduction to the group and their home. Through a flood of warm synth pads, and bright guitar lines, the band deliver a confident refusal to heed the pressure to conform in their local music scene. Vocalist/synth player Kim meditates throughout on the lyrics “We’ll wave today, for you, we’ll disobey […]

The Natvral's Tethers is out today!

Today, Kip Berman's, aka The Natvral, Tethers is available to download or stream in full. Vinyl is in stores now and available directly from The Natvral's website. "It turns out ragged, poetic folk-rock singer-songwriter status suits Berman quite well. You might even say he’s a natvral!" Stereogum has a track by track breakdown here. You can read Kip's interview with Larry Fitzmaurice over at Substack for lots of good context around the making of Tethers. "Tethers might just be the finest collection of songs Kip Berman has put his name on to date" FashionMusicStyle “We recently sat down to talk about […]

The Natvral shares video for Sun Blisters

"It’s a song about how you don’t always want what’s for the best-- and neither do I." - Kip Berman on Sun Blisters Directors Remy Holwick and David Usui on “Sun Blisters”: The artists and audience of Americana have always been as diverse as America itself, a truth we wanted to reflect in the “Sun Blisters” video.  We sought to tell parallel narratives, set in a sumptuous 1960s aesthetic, but careful to acknowledge the era's complexities and contradictions. On one hand, it was a time of great musical opportunity - one in which TV allowed artists to take their music to millions of living rooms beyond […]

The Natvral shares third new track from Tethers, stream "Sun Blisters" today

Berman says of "Sun Blisters": "It’s a song about how you don’t always want what’s for the best-- and neither do I." Stereogum says "I’m loving these Dylan-inspired bangers from Kip Berman!" Read more  about Sun Blisters at Stereogum

New Pearl Charles video for "Imposter," 'Magic Mirror' out now

The New Commute shares Pearl Charles new video for Imposter and says it's "an elaborate glittery glow à la Wings era McCartney and Fleetwood Mac during the glorious Tusk days." Read more at The New Commute.

The Natvral shares "New Moon"

Today Kip Berman, former singer / songwriter of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart shares the single/video "New Moon," the second single from his debut solo album as The Natvral. The album, Tethers, is due on April 2 and you can pre-order it now. "I wanted to get at that moment when you know love isn't going to be enough, and it's time to say good-bye."

Parisian Hoorsees releases self-titled debut today

"Impossible de louper Hoorsees, ce groupe flirtant volontiers avec les jeux vidéo, le pop punk encensé par la génération Z et ce qu’il reste des guitares électriques à l’heure du numérique." Read the full interview at LesInrocks Bandcamp Essential Release "A bile-drenched batch of hooky guitar rock that dares to answer the question, “What if the Psychedelic Furs had recorded for Matador in the early ‘90s?” (And thank God someone has, by the way.)" Read more at Bandcamp

Pearl Charles' debut album Sleepless Dreamer gets new vinyl pressing

Before 2021’s “Magic Mirror,” Los Angeles songstress, Pearl Charles released her debut album “Sleepless Dreamer” in 2018.  A 200 limited edition pink/blue swirl vinyl is available for preorder now at Bandcamp and a pink vinyl will be available in stores on August 27th, 2021. Both vinyls include a new 12 x 24” two sided poster, printed inner sleeve and download code. “A modern June Carter meets Lana Del Rey” Buzzfeed  "As if Tom Petty were riding shotgun, Charles and band capture a certain Southern California essence” – LA TIMES

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