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Indie Roundup | 16 Cuts For a Better Tuesday

The first work day of this short week is long on new music.

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Hot Chip take a bath, Geowulf embrace loneliness, Atlas : Empire make waves, Hey Major hit the station and more in today’s Roundup. Welcome to the fall. It’s all downhill from here.


1 Hot Chip come out and play with the new video to the title cut from their recent album A Bath Full of Ecstasy. SAYS THE PRESS RELEASE: “The video consists of a YouTube-style review and demonstration of the game, which features each band member on their path to save the cursed kingdom, aiming to return melody and color, and bringing back joy, with the help of the Bubblebath Fairy, a microphone and some friendly strangers.”


2 London duo Geowulf get down to the nitty gritty in the video for Lonely, from their Oct. 25 sophomore record My Resignation. SAYS THE PRESS RELEASE: “In a way, Lonely epitomises a lot of what this album means to me,” explains frontwoman Star. “A bold and welcomed acceptance of myself and my own company. Feeling less and less like I need the approval of others. That’s one of the many nice things about getting a bit older.”


3 Glasgow’s Atlas : Empire hope you’ve been paying attention. Their new video for the song Our Hands Part the Waves picks up where their last video for It’s All in the Reflexes left off. SAYS THE PRESS RELEASE: “This video is the natural follow up to the cliff hanger in the video for It’s All In The Reflexes. We want our viewers to know that this saga is not over. The question we asked ourselves was ‘what comes next?’. The answer was obvious. We have to dispose of the body. So, we did the natural thing. We stuffed the dismembered body in a suitcase and threw it off the scenic cliffs of Arbroath.”


4 Brotherly Canadian duo Hey Major share their new single The Station. SAYS THE PRESS RELEASE: “This song is an introspective track describing a moment between two people and what they could have been, but knowing deep inside that they will never be. It’s a journey of change and enlightenment through love stories, struggles, encounters and wishes for humanity. That was the inspiration.”


5 Everything happens at the right time. Or, if you’re Stone Broken, it happens again. The band will reissue their 2016 debut album All in Time soon, along with six unreleased bonus tracks including a new version of Wait For You, which you can preview now. SAYS THE PRESS RELEASE:All In Time wasn’t just a stepping stone for us, it wasn’t just our debut record … it literally changed our lives! When we were writing the album, I don’t think any of us realised just how important it was going to be. We released it independently, and within the first couple of hours, the CD stocks had all sold out! We managed to tour right across the UK and Europe and gain some incredible fans and friends along the way! We feel now is the right moment to put All In Time back into production and to let people have a piece of our history.”


6 Vancouver sisters Elle and Avery O’Brien, aka Harlequin Gold, released their latest single Want You More. For still more, check out their debut EP Baby Blue on Sept. 27. SAYS THE PRESS RELEASE: “In just a short time Harlequin Gold have made an impression upon the Vancouver music scene, releasing a string of singles in the past year. Joined by producer/guitarist Justice McLellan (Blue J/Mesa Luna) and drummer Jamison Ko, the quartet have been gigging regularly.”


7 Switzerland’s sound wizards Cellar Darling share the Love — in the form of their latest animated lyric video from their concept album The Spell. SAYS THE PRESS RELEASE: “Love: this is the first song we wrote for The Spell, and the album’s concept revolves around it. ”


8 Bombay Bicycle Club will get back up in the saddle with their fifth album Everything Else Has Gone Wrong, due Jan. 17. But first, get up to speed with their euphoric new single Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You). SAYS THE PRESS RELEASE: “This is an album for anyone who’s ever turned to music in a time of crisis, whether personal or political. It’s about the solace one can get from listening to music or playing music when everything else has gone wrong. It’s about finding kernels of hope and renewal in dire situations.”


9 Berlin duo Nosoyo blow Glitter around your ears in their new video. SAYS THE PRESS RELEASE: “This song goes out to everyone who is tired of attracting negative people and old fears that keep us small. It is for those who are ready to break free and say ‘Go kiss my glitter!’ It is for those who want to feel empowered, have fun, dance and celebrate life. It is for those who need encouragement to speak up and stand up for their rights.”


10 A little mystery never hurt anybody. And Sleep Token have that in spades. The anonymous Londoners continue to dole out songs from their upcoming album Sundowning every two weeks like clockwork. Why? Your guess is as good as mine. All I know is that the sixth instalment Take Aim just landed in my in-box. So here it is. SAYS THE PRESS RELEASE: “The inherent risk that comes with love. Choosing it over loneliness. To have faith in another human being…”


11 One True Pairing is Tom Fleming. And Tom Fleming is One True Pairing. However, One True Pairing is also the title of the Sept. 20 album from One True Pairing, which is also Tom Fleming. And Dawn at the Factory is a preview of One True Paring, the debut album from One True Pairing. Confused? Yeah, me too. SAYS THE PRESS RELEASE:One True Pairing is “the angry northern Springsteen record that I’d always wanted to make”, says Tom Fleming, “it’s neo-heartland rock”. These “heartlands” are the moors above Bradford or Cumbernauld, “places where people live their whole lives and do these things and succeed and fail.” Within this, there’s a continued exploration of masculinity that made his former band so unique.”


12 L.A. foursome The Chimpz peel out with their new lyric video and single Screaming, which they promise is a mixture of intense energy and catchy lyrics. SAYS THE PRESS RELEASE:Screaming is about that we are all human and sometimes we bottle things in. When the bottle gets full, you just can’t take the screaming in your head. This song is about getting it all out. You can only take so much, and that is the root of this song.”


13 Come on, feel the noise. Specifically, the noise of ATRIP’s new raver Can’t Feel It. You feel me? SAYS THE PRESS RELEASE: “Rising U.K. producer ATRIP fuses modern bass house stylings with nostalgic rave FX on his hyperpaced Can’t Feel It.”


14 Sean Cronin is asking for it. The Brooklyn bassist calls his band Very Good — or Sean Cronin’s Very Good, depending on which site you look at. That takes some stones. But give him credit: Based on previews of his Oct. 11 album Adulthood — including the title cut below — his act is living up to the name. After all, it isn’t bragging if it’s true. SAYS THE PRESS RELEASE: “The song surely depicts some sort of struggle, some sort of birthing, and Very Good sounds like a strange breaking-down machine telling the story of the monster you become, caught in the past but looking ridiculous wearing your preschool clothes.”


15 Feels like it’s time for a new single from Vancouver duo Terror Bird. And here it is: The gloom-pop track Feels Like Love. SAYS THE PRESS RELEASE: “The track has been described as intentionally minimalist with hushed, intimate vocals alongside lush synthesized strings, a pulsating heartbeat-like bass, and tragic piano which bring to mind romantic ballroom dances, falling snow and poetry from lost centuries. It is the story of an ill-fated relationship with a man who has no intention of ever falling in love.”


16 French acid-fuzz/psych/stoner-rock duo Electric Jaguar Baby plug in with the single Witch I Love, from their Oct. 25 debut album. SAYS THE PRESS RELEASE: “The duet generates a catchy sound with psychedelic atmospheres, hovering between rock ‘n’ roll and fuzz. After releasing a first EP in november 2016 and Moonshiner EP in march 2017 which were warmly welcomed by French and foreign critics, the band left their garage and trampled stages with their boots across France and Europe.”