If there is a time of year that leaves us longing for an escape, it’s now, trapped in the midst of another endless winter. Matt Messore has delivered the very portal to another world that we’ve been craving with his new bedroom-pop project Cathedral Bells and their debut LP, Velvet Spirit.
Messore recently traded in touring to set up shop in his hometown in Central Florida to record this ethereal DIY project in his bedroom. They just dropped their new single, “Disconnected”, a hypnotic track heavy with layer after layer of ethereal vocals and bright and shimmery guitar.
This dreamy track slowly and smoothly entangles the listener into an echoey lo-fi fantasy that will be sure to make you forget all of your pesky real world troubles. I personally get the urge to lie on the floor of a cool-toned, neon-filled room and stare at a disco ball for several hours. While that may seem like an oddly specific fantasy with major Euphoria vibes, so is this track. As the title suggests, it will leave you feeling almost disconnected from the real world as you become in danger of falling into a shoegazey alternate dimension that you may or may not ever pull yourself out of. Did Messore slip something in my coffee this morning? Guess we’ll never know.
Velvet Dreams is out everywhere on March 6th. Hide your disco balls, folks, and until then, check out “Disconnected”!
written by: madi toman
If your eardrums have ever been blessed by the magnetic vocals of Frances Quinlan, you’d best prepare yourself. With her new track “Your Reply”, the listener experiences a palpable energy, each note specifically belonging to its originator, the cadence with which she expresses herself intense and, in this case, fun. While a bed of instruments accompanies her voice, they come as almost an afterthought, not to discredit the talent.
To both understand where we’re coming from and head into your day with a pep in your step sonically, check out “Your Reply” below!
Likewise is out January 31st. Keep up with Frances Quinlan here.
Upgrade your leisurely roll into 2020 with the perfect soundtrack. Los Angeles-based quartet NO WIN‘s new track “Same” seems like it could do the trick. With a glittering soundscape, quirky instrumentals, and the attitude that “nothing’s changed,” this track is perfect to both calm your nerves, and boost a bit of confidence moving forward. It’s soothing in a way, and we’re thrilled to have our ears on it.
Keep up with NO WIN here.
New beginnings can be very invigorating. But sometimes you’re just not in the right head space for it either. So we aren’t going to bum you out by giving you a soundtrack that is geared toward ramping up energy and success. We’re just going to give you the best new music, no holds barred. Check it out, assess where you’re at, and keep in mind that new beginnings can occur at any point.
Keep up with us all month long as we add more favorites!
Magnetic musical duo Oh Wonder began 2020 on the right foot, with the release of new single “Happy”. We can’t tell you how ecstatic we are that there is another song called “Happy” that won’t complete annoy us. (Sorry, Pharrell, we still love you.) Sticky sweet, a bit seductive, and totally light as a feather, this song is actually a testament to the strength it takes to see someone after your love has fizzled out. In this circumstance, some time has passed, and there has been room to grow and forgive and accept. The line of the chorus that has us weak in the knees exclaims, “Oh, I never thought I’d be happy to see you with somebody new.”
Beauty in acceptance. We’re going to go ahead and get on board.
“WEAR YOUR CROWN” WORLDWIDE TOUR DATES:
March 3 – SWG3 (Galvanisers) – Glasgow
March 4 – Albert Hall –Manchester
March 6 – Academy –Bristol*
March 7 – O2 Institute – Birmingham
March 9 – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire – London*
March 11 – Ancienne Belgique – Brussels
March 12 – Alhambra – Paris
March 13 – Paradiso – Amsterdam*
March 15 – Live Music Hall – Cologne
March 16 – Docks – Hamburg
March 17 – Astra Kulturhaus – Berlin
March 30 – Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA
March 31 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
April 1 – The Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC
April 3 – The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD
April 4 – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
April 5 – Franklin Music Hall – Philadelphia, PA
April 7 – Kings Theatre – Brooklyn, NY
April 8 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
April 10 – MTELUS – Montreal, QC
April 11 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Toronto, ON
April 13 – Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
April 14 – The Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL
April 15 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
April 17 – The Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO
April 18 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
April 20 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
April 21 – Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA
April 22 – Orpheum Theatre – Vancouver, BC
April 24 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
April 25 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
April 26 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
* Sold Out
Keep up with Oh Wonder here.
It’s the holidays, so we’re all thinking about family and togetherness. (For the most part… and we understand the aversion as well, perhaps, sometimes.) And sometimes — if we’re being honest — the holidays make it way more difficult for people to keep their shit together, for lack of better terminology. When you’ve experienced heartbreak, loss, tough times… this time of year can be heavy.
Nadia Vaeh is feeling lonely in new track “Holidazed & Confused”. The cheery soundscape is magical and deceptive, as Nadia sings of the emotional torture of missing someone important during the holidays like a pop queen.
Keep up with Nadia Vaeh here.