After countless meetings, conference calls, anonymous votes and long contemplative walks, weve summed up this years album releases to our absolute favorites.
The ever-evolving and growing Montreal-based band "USA Out Of Vietnam" present listeners a challenge: are they a doom & gloom prog band, or is there a little glitter underneath the maelstrom? Punishing sludge rock morphs into joyous, sky-reaching orchestrations. Frustration becomes adulation. Its the sound of survival and hope in a world where planes crash and diseases go uncured. Lola Who took these conundrums to singer/guitarist Son of Fogman who revealed some of the methods behind the madness.
Marc Oller, director from Spain and part of the production company Canada, creates content that everyone (not only Canadians) can appreciate. Carefree and teen-aged you can't help but fall in glove with the way he sees the world. We interviewed Marc about shooting a double music video for The Parrots and Hinds, two indie bands based in Madrid, who recently released a split 7" with Burger Record for their cover of Thee Headcoats' "Davey Crockett" and the supergroup The Almighty Defenders' "All My Loving".
The LA-based duo HAUNT craft lush and dark songs that will make you get lost in the dead of night; dancing nostalgically in nightclubs until the sun rises. Haunt's darkwave music is complex and realistic on the emotional spectrum, just like the soundtrack of the passionate awakening youth. Lola Who caught up with Victor Pakpour and Wyatt Ininns to find out how it is to self-release your own music, and infusing emotions into their songs.
Fort Lean is not a literal place. Itor rather they are a rock band and one not so easily described. To quote a great deal of their previous press, they are classic rock-inflected, hyper-chill Brooklyn indie-poppers and slack-rockers, as well as an east-coast band with a west-coast vibe. In addition to all of that, Fort…
After the success of her debut album Lil' Golden Book and it's popular hit song and music video "The Cigarette Duet," Princess Chelsea is back with her sophomore album, The Great Cybernetic Depression. Something of a concept album, this new effort is held together by a loose narrative and cohesive theme. It's saturated by a futuristic synth-heavy sound which we heard glimpses of on her previous record. In this interview, Princess Chelsea discusses the influence her hometown of Auckland, her classical music training, the 'sound of the future' and the isolation tied to technological progress.