Multi-talented arts collective 2012 Bid Adieu is coming in HOT with their new nine track album We Died in 2012: This is Hell. Both the collective’s name and the album name originated with their claim that the world actually ended in 2012 and we might just be living in “a hell masquerading as normality.” We can’t necessarily argue that on a day-to-day basis, but we can say that the unique sounds and beautiful vocals captured within this work are at least a temporary escape from said hell. There is a groove-worthy undertone to the majority of the tracks, and they seem to capture an emotion more than anything as the instrumentals weave in and out.
After listening to this release, you’ll fall in love with 2012 Bid Adieu, as they have created a sonic landscape that is truly genre-less, something people of their generation can lean into. The openness and fluidity of the group itself – with their non-exclusive list of contributors and art forms – is an exquisite thing to witness. Take a listen below.
01. Weird Place
02. Laced With Love For My Girl
04. Out The Window
07. D’angelo Type beat
09. Something To Tell You
Keep up with 2012 Bid Adieu here.
Oliver Ray‘s debut album is an audible kaleidoscope that takes you on a winding and beautiful sonic journey, a facet so many recent releases seem to lack. Beginning with “Ol Coyote”, Out Passed Nowhere brings us track after track of subtly impactful songs, a bit of twang and a whole lot of heart added in.
Ray has a bit of a Bob Dylan flare to his vocals, particular songs like “Setting Sun” bring it out in droves, though it seems to add a level of comfort that heightens the already warm landscape. “Tower and the Star” introduces a sound that is both futuristic and of past times, enhanced by endless reverb. For those reasons and many more, it is our favorite gem off of the release.
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Brooklyn-based folk roots musician W.C. Beck recently released 10-track album First Flight. There is a warmth about the work in its entirety , from the first lines of initial track “Steel Bird” can attest to that, though if you listen through “Colosseum” and the slow, gorgeous demeanor of “The Long Way Home”, you just may come to agree with us. “Unknown Bust” speeds things up quite a bit, and could easily be the soundtrack to a sunny-day montage with all of your loved ones, while “A Place to Land” is more vulnerable, both lyrically and sonically.
“Powder Blue” is inspirational and uplifting in its disposition, and while we “turn it around” after listening, “Grey” brings us to a slow, simplified track that is just as melancholic and beautiful as the color itself can be. “(Holding on” To a Coast” has a glittering, summer country soul vibe to it, and it has us salivating over our next BBQ soundtrack. But “Among the Waves” is the true beach day staple, as you can truly imagine walking over the dunes to the waves in slow motion to this gem of a track. Beck rounds it all out with a layered, crawling beaut of a track called “Cathy Jo” that seems to be the most introspective and lovely track of the bunch. By the end, we feel relaxed and admire the adventure Beck was able to carve for us sonically.
01. Steel Bird
03. The Long Way Home
04. Unknown Bust
05. A Place to Land
06. Powder Blue
08. (Holding On) To a Coast
09. Among the Waves
10. Cathy Jo
Keep up with W.C. Beck here.
What mood did you wake up in this morning? Because we guarantee pop outfit RAINNE‘s new track “Dirty Little Dream” will completely transform you. (Bold claim. We know.) We’ve got the exclusive premiere of the new track, which is replete with the sultry vocals of bandmates Annie Dingwall
and Justin Klunk and an attitude we know you can’t resist. Admits Annie of the track:
Seductive, dark, and clever, ‘Dirty Little Dream’ explores the possibility that your wildest dreams may not be what you’d expect. At first glance, it’s a seductive song engulfed in passion, but upon further listening, maybe that’s only part of the story.
So press “play,” and jam into the dark hours of this beautiful summer day.
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We’re talking about reminiscing a lot, and it’s no different with Jacqueline Harvey‘s new single “Came Around”. The pop singer utilizes her signature sultry vocals to address a past love interest, as the instrumentals usher in a dance floor vibe. It’s truly a sonic delight to experience, and we think you’ll agree.
Keep up with Jacqueline Harvey here.
When you’re reminiscing on a past relationship, you can experience a whirlwind of emotion. That’s what Vancouver-born, Los-Angeles-based singer-songwriter/producer Loveclub addresses in his new track “Gone”. While we are guided through the emotional turbulence of wanting a past love to have turned out differently, we are given time to reflect on our own relationships – past, present, and future – with the backdrop of a gorgeous soundscape. Loveclub really seems to play with dissonance in a way that we can only describe as hypnotic, and we’re falling more in love with each listen to this track.
Keep up with Loveclub here.