Catalan trio MOURN share a new video for their track, “Gather, Really” from their new album, Self Worth out now via Captured Tracks.
On “Gather, Really” they sing with an unflinching urgency and vital courage that becomes a magical, chemical act, once again proving that music as an outburst is part of MOURN‘s nature.
The Alex Fernández directed video takes on the aesthetic of a jazzy espionage show set in the 60s, a black and white clip shot in the hills of their hometowns just outside of Barcelona that revolves around an unwelcome mystery concealed in a briefcase.
The band further explain, “Gather, Really describes the feeling of being connected with your mates through sharing experiences, discussing the world and having the feeling of community while having some drinks. Letting everything that anguishes you go and enjoying the company of your chosen family. Coming to conclusions all together, dealing with problems and healing while talking. We wanted for the music video to represent that gathering but this time we acted as thieves from an old black and white movie.”
Condescending is set to drop his first release of the year, a mesmerising dual track project. It features a song who’s namesake is its creator, filled with resonating guitar patterns and haunting vocals. The focus track is ‘Kansas, the Band’, offering viscid strumming and breathy crooning, portraying a heavy sense of melancholy. The experimental melodies and eerie digital sounds on both tracks give this release a textured, atmospheric feeling without being overstated.
Speaking of his new single, Condescending says: “I think listeners would be surprised how many forms ‘Kansas, the Band’ has taken since its conception over two years ago. It was painstakingly overworked at least 3 times before being shelved for a year, being picked up again and put together in its final form in less than a week. The process is rarely short but it became challenging to get to the heart of this one.”
The time Condescending has taken to refine this release is audible, as it masters the fine balance between intricate and lucid. Previously dubbed as ‘provocative bedroom mid-fi’, this artist is veering off into a unique sonic lane, offering an unparalleled sound. His 2019 debut EP ‘Private Conversations in Public Spaces’ followed a sombre, introspective indie route not unlike his new release ‘Kansas, the Band’, although the latter is certainly more subdued, to great effect.
Condescending is the solo studio project of Free Creation Label producer WhatsHisName, who has worked with up-and-coming hip-hop prodigies such as Breon S.Y.N.D.E.L and Pook Hustle. Steering away from his quirky trap based productions for the label and his indie-rock leaning debut EP, Condescending is venturing into a hazy yet utterly captivating sonic realm and we can’t wait for the world to hear his new release.
Rock fans and indie rock fans alike, this new music video from award-winning band Catastrophe & Cure is sure to give you chills if you are a fan of the melancholic yet playful energy of 80’s band The Smiths. Catastrophe & Cure have crafted their sound around iconic acts in rock history, and their latest album Somewhere Down The Line features this indie-rock delight.
Previously featured on our blog for the single release, we mentioned our thoughts on the song, “Catastrophe & Cure’s sound on this track is reminiscent of some of your favorite 90’s indie-rock anthems, feeling so familiar I would not see why this single would not feature at a club or on your playlist. “
The band talk about the release, “’Another Wave’ was one of the first songs we recorded for our new album. It almost wrote itself. We had a couple of chords, the lead guitar and all of a sudden the song was finished. It’s a song about the ambivalence of love and about being at the mercy of one’s own emotions. “You’re my love / Yet my downfall / You’re my love / Still my pain”…. you get the idea!”
Rich Aucoin has released the second single off of his anticipated third full-length album entitled Release due, via Haven Sounds. ‘The Other’, the video for which went live on 8 May, is a showcase of Aucoin’s production skills, a pleasing amalgam of warm organic instrumentation and cool electronic stylings. Live drums and other percussive elements push and pull between funky guitar riffs and warm piano keys.
Rich Aucoin took to Twitter recently to tease the release of a video for ‘The Other’, adding to the excitement of Release as we draw closer to it