Indie Roundup | 57 Songs To Shiver Your Timbers This Thursday (Part 3)

Stools, Marcus, Prudence, T. Hardy Morris & more winners to wrap up the day.

The Stools drop a deuce, Marcus finds redemption, Prudence looks heavenward, T. Hardy Morris hits rock bottom — but your Thursday Roundup is going out on a high note, thanks to a guest spot from the one and only Derek Trucks. Scroll down for the goodness:


39+40 | The Stools | Bread and Butter + Bum Luck

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:The StoolsLive At Outer Limits comes out tomorrow, so the band are releasing a special never-before-heard recording of the encore set from the night. Live At Outer Limits Lounge documents one of the most blistering rock ’n’ roll sets you’ll ever hear. All night, attendees slam-danced their asses off to the raw noise produced by the trio. The bar’s energy was nothing short of a boozed-up, adrenaline-filled blowout. Between the band’s sonic blasts, you can hear passionate fans uncontrollably roar with joy and rage.”

41 | Marcus | Redemption

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Genre-defying Dublin artist Marcus is back to unveil the video for his latest delight Redemption. He says: “The music video was made by Ewan Creed, an animator living in New York, who was introduced to me by a friend. It was made over lockdown, so we were both stuck in different cities and would talk over email. I’d send him some video clips of myself and he would use them to work off. The video was made using a combination of paper cutout stop-motion, live action footage and rotoscoped drawings made with charcoal. It was really exciting to work with Ewan because he is obviously so passionate about his work and his attention to detail is incredible.”

42 | Prudence | Celestial

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Prudence, the recording project of composer and bass player Tom Crandles, will release Untitled on May 14. Today, Prudence offer the EP’s second preview Celestial. Crandles says: “Celestial … is more of a reflection of the face of futility that stares me down day to day and the harmful ways in which I try to defy it, which ultimately lead me further away from where I want to be.”

43 | T. Hardy Morris | Down & Out

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:T. Hardy Morris is set to return with The Digital Age of Rome on June 25. The 10-song set was produced by Adam Landry (Deer Tick, Rayland Baxter) and mixed by engineer Nate Nelson. Today he shared the album track Down & Out. Morris says, “The song was written during the throes of the pandemic / lockdown and I was just mulling over how ill-equipped we are as a country for something like a pandemic. The size of our country, the fact that we are a ‘free country’ and incessantly on the move culturally, everything… We were just set up to fail at this. Plus all of the political tensions that were in the air, it felt like a rather leader-less situation. Like the gym coach was substitute teaching for advanced physics.”

44 | Water From Your Eyes | Quotations

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Water From Your Eyes, the New York duo of Nate Amos and Rachel Brown, announce their forthcoming LP Structure and share lead single Quotations. The track sees the band at their freewheeling best, drawing from the persistent and building rhythms of the dance music tradition that has long been one of the many elements of their sound to construct a mesmerizing sonic collage out of repeating vocal samples, swooping synth lines, and cascading break beats. Delighting in contradiction, Structure is an ambitious LP that approaches its own impressive scope and aspiration with a tongue-in-cheek humor and a reflexive self-effacement that wonderfully reflects the personalities of its creators.”

45 | Ryan Sollee | Fire Sign

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Ryan Sollee of The Builders And The Butchers is a singer-songwriter from Anchorage, now residing in Portland. The Builders And The Butchers are a folk-rock band and on this track, Sollee embarks on his own to bring folk/alt-country flair to Gossip’s track Fire/Sign. It originally appeared on Gossip’s 2003 album Movement. Sollee states: “I absolutely fell in love with the Gossip after seeing them play for the first time at the Old Fire House in Redmond, Washington. During that show, Beth Ditto actually went out in the crowd with the mic and I got to sing with her for five seconds, which is still a highlight of my life. Fire/Sign is my favorite song from my favorite Gossip album … I feel like Beth is digging the deepest for the notes on this song and it just simply fucking rules!”

46 | Myles Lloyd | Running On You

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Myles Lloyd is an R&B singer from Montreal. His vocal presence and songwriting are filled with a careless emotion that can be defined as vulnerable, honest and when at its best, confusing. Filled with complex stories and real-life scenarios that have haunted Myles over the years, his music acts as a release when his thoughts are finally transformed into lyrics. His latest single Running On You narrates feeling exposed in a situation that you’re not comfortable with. The track sees his lyrics and emotions forming from facing his fears head on; resulting in his realization of needing to do some self-introspection. Myles shares: “I wasn’t listening to anything other than my fears whilst finding the words to say.”

47 | Holly Clausius | Big Plans

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Holly Clausius is a queer artist blazing a trail of her own. Holly currently resides in Toronto and is a full-time musician making moves independently. The social-change single Big Plans placed second in the Cross Canada Artist For Social Change competition in February. This song focuses on marginalized youth and individuals who have outcasted in society. Big Plans deals with heavy topics such as homophobia, sexism and racism, and is dedicated to anyone who has felt isolated and pressured to not be their authentic self. Clausius’ music is currently being played on radio stations across Canada and she plans to release her first LP later this fall.”

48 | Small Reactions | New Age Soul

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Atlanta nerve-pop outfit Small Reactions is racing into 2021 with their latest single New Age Soul, a high-speed chase of indie rock in pursuit of The Strokes, Parquet Courts and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever. It’s the second lap from the band’s LP of the same name, expected to arrive this summer. “The idea for New Age Soul came from Little Danny’s show on WFMU called The Cool Blue Flame,” says Small Reactions frontman Scotty Hoffman. “He broadcasts from West Texas, so it conjured up all this desert imagery: Cowboy ballads and low-key ghost ’60s garage pop.“

49 | Wake Island | Born To Leave

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Wake Island are an electronic production duo originally from Beirut, now based between Montreal and New York. Through their music, they attempt to reconcile their Arab roots with their North American lives, infusing Middle-Eastern sounds into songs inspired by Detroit techno and vintage pop/rock. Composed of Philippe Manasseh and Nadim Maghzal, Wake Island’s full-length Born To Leave explores identity from various personal and societal angles through songs in three languages (English, French and Arabic). “With Born To Leave, we tell our immigration story from Lebanon to Canada, with all the challenges, excitement and hardships that it entails when leaving one’s home and moving to a new society. By telling our story, we hope to underline the universality of our experience, and its relatability even for people who have not immigrated. These feelings and hardships are inherent in every facet of modern society, and we believe that it is an extremely important time for stories like ours to reach as many people as possible so we can rise up to the social challenge we all face and build a better future.”

50 | The Oogars | Waiting All Day

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “The debut EP from The Oogars is almost upon us! Waiting All Day, the forthcoming four-track from the Northern Rivers all-female psych rock quartet, arrives on June 4. It’s clear that The Oogars draw from a broad palette of ’50s surf rock, Middle Eastern psychedelic and garage classics from across the eras. What The Oogars really shine at however, is their ability to tie their instrumental pastiche with dynamic, yet heartfelt vocals – dreamy at times, in-your-face and confronting at others. “There’s an irony to the EP title as it feels like we have made listeners wait longer than expected for new music,” says bassist Emily. “Through the entire EP we wanted to encapsulate the shedding of our past lives and letting go of all that was before us and embracing what is to come and that ever changing cycle.”

51 | WaxWorm | Mutus Liber

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:WaxWorm, the industrial-tinged project of Arthur Brown (based in Sydney, Australia) and Duncan Evans (former member of A Forest of Stars) have released their song Mutus Liber. The song is from their album Mea Kulpa, which will be released on July 23. Duncan says: “The project …grew out of just throwing sounds and ideas around and letting the music evolve naturally. We wanted to make something heavy without using guitars, and we also wanted to borrow some ideas from electronic music and industrial … We call it dark electro-chaos.”

52 | Lucky Lo | Heart Rhythm Synchronize

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Lucky Lo’s debut single — like the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist herself — oozes with positive energy, enchantment and the ability to transform cold into warmth. Heart Rhythm Synchronize brings us into the scene of an unraveling relationship, but takes this subject and flips it around, disarming its thorns with sincerity and displacing its gravity with acceptance. “The fear of being honest, because you might hurt your significant other, is something that can truly eat you up inside” says Lo. It’s a difficult topic, but in line with Lo’s enchanting positivity, the song transforms into a magical landscape of connection: “A friend once told me that when people sing together, their heartbeats synchronize. I also read somewhere that the same thing happens when you sleep next to someone you love, or if you are strongly empathizing with someone close to you during a conversation. Our heartbeats are rhythmic pulses that extend outside our bodies, and like ripples on the water, affect our surroundings.”

53 | Final Void | Symphony Of Lies

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Hard-rock Finnish five-piece Final Void delve deep with their latest release Symphony Of Lies, taken from their album Visions Of Fear. Symphony Of Lies leaves a feeling of gripping on for dear life with a thunderous guitar riff from Toni Hangasmäki and Eino Roihuvuo. Likewise, Roni Revell’s drums hit hard with crushing force, and the cadence synergises well with Janne Puranen’s viscous bass line. Lead singer Tuomas Kotajärvi powers up the composite with a raw, gritty vocal that leaves an indent! It will slap you ’round the chops!”

54 | Admiral Peppery | Happiest Day

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “We are Admiral Peppery, an indie rock band from Taguig, Philippines. We just released a new single called Happiest Day, which is about a guy getting subtle hints of his fiancée’s infidelity on their wedding day.”

55 | Belvedere | Chromatic

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Chromatic is the new single from Calgary punks Belvedere. The song is the latest preview of their May 14 LP Hindsight Is The Sixth Sense. The album was recorded at Echo Base Studio in Calgary, produced by Casey Lewis and Steve Rawles, and engineered mixed & mastered by Lewis.”

56 | Dawn Chorus | Modern Being

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Atmospheric indie-rock trio Dawn Chorus have just released their new psychedelic-infused single Modern Being. With an energetic life of its own, Modern Being radiates a sunny disposition, taking the listener on a journey through an array of instrumentation with a psychedelic vibe. Musically coming together the day Trump was defeated in the presidential election, it’s no wonder the tune has such an uplifting feel!”

57 | Seafoam Green | Mine All Mine (ft. Derek Trucks)

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Mine All Mine is the next single from Seafoam Green’s forthcoming album Martins Garden, due June 1. The track is a sun-drenched Americana love song made even more stunning by the wicked slide guitar licks of Derek Trucks. How did two Irish rock ’n’ rollers go from talking about the music they love to playing with the musicians who made it? Tyler Greenwell — founding member of Grammy-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band — got wind of Seafoam Green’s record and made it known that he wanted to be involved. It wasn’t long before Seafoam Green flew out to Georgia to record with some of the gnarliest players in the world. “When we were recording the song in Atlanta, our producer Tyler pulled me outside to chat about the song and the approach for the day. Referring to the demo, Tyler said ‘Dave, there is a lot of slide on this song. Do you want Derek to do it?’ and I thought ‘DO I WHAT????? WHAT.A.DREAM.’ ”

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