The Vogue Dots just get better and better. The new single “Way With Silence” is dark, evocative electro pop that pulls you in and won’t let you go. Not that you’ll want to be freed. Resistance is futile.
From what I can tell “Nascent Meadows” (love that title) is the first full-length from London’s The Raspberry Heaven (love that name). You can call it sadcore, emo, dream pop, shoegaze, post-hardcore. Or you can just call it good.
Astral Swans is the solo project of Matthew Swan, a Calgary folk/no wave/sludge performer. He can be compared to Beck or Chad VanGaalen, but the truth is that he’s unique — a sincere but weirded-out balladeer.
Alvvay’s have brought the shoe-gaze inspired “Archie, Marry Me” to life with a whimsical, yet heartwrenching, music video. Watch it for the cuts to a hand signing “Archie” and a bouquet of flowers, stay for what looks like a very angsty sail.