Indie Roundup | 60 Songs That Will Blow Your Gaskets This Wednesday (Part 3)

Lukas Nelson, Marc Ribot, Dusted, Danny Golden and others acts sharing their stuff.

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Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real get back, Danny Golden does a slow fade, Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog survey they scene, Dusted get prehistoric — but you’re right up to date, thanks to today’s Midweek Roundup. No time like the present:

 


31 | Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real | Perennial Bloom (Back To You)

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real’s new album A Few Stars Apart will be released June 11. In advance, the album’s first single Perennial Bloom (Back To You) is out today. Produced by Grammy winner producer Dave Cobb, the album was inspired by the stillness Nelson found while riding out the beginning of the pandemic with his family in Texas and was recorded with the full band live on eight-track tape over three weeks at Nashville’s RCA Studio A. The 11 songs reveal what it means to come home again, to be still, and to find community — and yourself. “I’m from what one might say is the ultimate road family — I’ve been on the road my entire life,” shares Nelson. “I’ve never been anywhere longer than three months, and suddenly here we are, the four of us together. And thank God we were together. I can’t remember the last time we had that much time together as a family. We had a lot of really important bonding that happened during that time. And I have to say, as terrible as the pandemic has been in so many ways, for my inner peace, I was able to take a lot of good from this time. I was able to pause and reflect.”


32 | Danny Golden | Cigarettes & Sunburn

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Austin’s Danny Golden recently released his new EP Changes, the followup to his 2018 full-length Old Love. Today, Danny released the video for the single Cigarettes and Sunburn. “The song is about love cut short by time and circumstance,” says Golden. “It’s about the promise of new love and the mystery of what could have been. The song and video explore the pain of loss, which, like a sunburn, lingers until it slowly fades away.”


33 | Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog | B-Flat Ontology

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog announced their new album Hope will release June 25 and shared lead single B-Flat Ontology, which flexes minimalist storytelling skills to sketch life’s ennui — a kind of pointlessness that goes far beyond existentialism. Ribot explains: “B-Flat Ontology examines the work of thousands of aspiring rock stars, boy guitarists, singer-songwriters, contemporary poets, post-modern philosophers and performance artists (including some I may know personally) under conditions of late capitalism and finds it all ‘amazing.’ It’s the most depressing song ever written … When our ordinarily laconic drummer Ches Smith heard it, he looked at me and mournfully asked: “don’t you think anything is good?” I responded by silently gazing at my shoe. But, for what it’s worth, it does have the best chorus lyric ever written.”


34 | Dusted | Little More Time

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Canadian songwriter Dusted (aka Brian Borcherdt of Holy Fuck & LIDS) has released the single Little More Time, from the forthcoming album III, slated for this summer. Little More Time is accompanied by a video about an unlikely bond between Borcherdt and his companion, a small dinosaur. The song itself is a tribute. The lyrics are a eulogy. The video follows the duo on their last days together as they get drunk and watch an asteroid approaching. Said Borcherdt: “One morning on tour I woke up and turned to my bandmate and said ‘I feel like one of those dinosaurs that’d be on a T-shirt, wearing sunglasses and drinking a beer. The caption would read Party-Saurus-Rex’. We all have to say goodbye to our little Partysaurus at some point.”


35 | Philippe Nash | Peel

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Gloucestershire’s Philippe Nash unveils his debut single Peel, and eviscerating return to releasing music under his own name, having previously fronted projects A Sunbeam and Spiritcake. Peel sets an arresting tone with clarity and determination. Emblematic of Nash’s deft ability to weave experiences into sound and song, Peel grows from an exposed acoustic guitar and vocal into a soundscape that’s as gorgeously melodic as it is textural, summoning a wave of sound before all is stripped away to expose Philippe’s raw and fragile vocal in a brand new light. “Peel is an exploration of my own struggles with anthropocentric ecocide,” explains Nash. “I didn’t want to hold back on vulnerability or my poetic voice, while also wanted to retain this sense of self-awareness.”


36 | Panteon | Open Fire

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Berlin singer-songwriter Yvonne Ambrée writes, records and produces all of her music under her moniker Panteon. Filled with lulling guitar melodies and hazy vocal arrangements, Panteon uses music as a means to explore and articulate life’s most intimate moments. Panteon will release her first album Open Fire on Friday, but gives listeners a head start with the title track, which she describe as “the heart of the album.” It’s a track of emotional intensity, featuring a guitar-picking sequence that moves through the song meditatively while the rest of the instrumentation implies some sort of urgency and unease. She says: “This song serves as a statement to finding peace for myself as well as my past relationship and hoping that time will soften the edges of broken glass.”


37 | Gatton | Jevenescent

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Nashville singer-songwriter Gatton will release his EP Juvenescent on Friday. The intimate four-track reflects Gatton’s fascination with human existence and the meaning and purpose behind our lives.”


38 | Black Label Society | Heart Of Darkness

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Black Label Society have shared their new video for the rip-roaring single Heart of Darkness in continued celebration of their None More Black box set. The track is originally from their ninth studio album Catacombs Of The Black Vatican (2014), now remastered and reissued as a double LP in the career-spanning box. The  video features Zakk Wylde and co. performing the fan-favorite with psychedelic flair.”


39 | Goregäng | Farm The Mother

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Filthy Floridian metal duo Goregäng have released the video for Farm The Mother, which will be on their new EP Long Live The Grime. The group debuted the single last year as a stand-alone, but have decided to rerelease the video with the updated album mix. Goregäng consists of Jeramie Kling on vocals and guitar and Taylor Nordberg on drums, bass, and guitar. They will release their upcoming EP on Friday.”


40 | Fractal Universe | A Clockwork Expectation

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “On June 25, Fractal Universe will release their new album The Impassable Horizon. To preview the record, a video for the new single A Clockwork Expectation is out now. It was directed by Vincent Tournaud and shot at Gouffre de Poudrey — France’s largest equipped cave. They say: “We wanted this music video to be shot in a grandiose natural environment. It was a unique and unreal experience to spend two days all alone in the extreme conditions — 70 meters underground, 7°C — of this otherworldly beautiful location. In the middle section, we used UV light and customized the instruments accordingly, to give that part a particular dark vibe.”


41 | Tetrarch | Addicted

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “This Friday marks the release of Unstable, the groundbreaking sophomore full-length by L.A. breakout metal stars Tetrarch. In celebration, the band have released their fourth and final pre-album release single Addicted. The truly massive, spine-tingling endeavor showcases the captivatingly brooding and introspective side of Tetrarch, rounding out a dynamic group of hits. Frontman and guitarist Josh Fore says: “Addicted is a song about being consumed by something in life that to the outside eye may appear detrimental or dangerous. Even as our world may be spiraling away from us into chaos there’s something that draws us towards our obsessions. ‘Now I can see that the joke is on me’ is that moment of self-awareness: that we cannot escape who we are and that we are stuck in our own addictions.”


42 | Cult Of Scarecrow | Sacrosanct Men

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Belgian heavy metal act Cult Of Scarecrow have signed a deal with Wormholedeath for the release of their album Tales of the Sacrosanct Man. The band say: “We have put our hearts and souls in all tracks on this album and we know that WormHoleDeath Records is the perfect partner for us to get this album distributed all over the world and to be largely enjoyed by fans everywhere.”


43 | Mordred | Demonic #7

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “The influential San Francisco alternative thrash metal act Mordred have unleashed the video for their new song Demonic #7. The clip was produced by graphic artist Andy Pilkington at Very Metal Art. Demonic #7 is the first taste of The Dark Parade, Mordred’s first album in over 25 years, set to be released on July 23. “Demonic #7 comes at a point when the U.S.A. and many countries around the world seem more divided than they’ve ever been in our lifetime,” explains guitarist Danny White. “As we begin to hopefully and tentatively emerge from the self-imposed cocoon of covid, we ask ourselves if things will start to get better, or will it be a case of just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, there are realms even lower than hell.”


44 | Mortyfear | Misfortunate Phoenix

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Finnish metal band Mortyfear are set to release their second studio album My Dystopia on July 15. The third single Misfortunate Phoenix was released today. Vocalist Janne Keskitalo comments: “The birth of a Misfortunate Phoenix is chaotic and violent. Like a never-ending purgatory where you are reborn to live in agony. The moments alive are filled with psychotic visions and nightmares. And when you think you have relief from it you re-live it ad nauseam. To describe this song in a few words, my choices would be chaotic, disturbing, hypnotizing and beautiful. Not a typical chorus driven single, but a single we would release just to confuse your mind.”