Ghostlike Motions With Spectacular Violence
The Mary Onettes have been writing some of my favorite pop records over the last few years and recently they announced they’d be releasing another by the end of this month. However, Love Forever will be the first time they’re reportedly ditching their 80s guitars and echoey vocals in favor of more avant-garde themes. New directions may not always be welcomed at first, but we’ll see how well they’re able to execute it as a whole. In the meantime, enjoy.
Heywood has played in a few bands over the years including fronting Summer Darling, but now he’s striking out on his own for his debut on Velvet Blue Music. Skills For The Long Emergency is remarkably varied in tempo and style and thus far has been a pleasant surprise. While Spectacular Violence is one of the more upbeat songs on the record, if you like your indie rock a little slower and varied like I do, it definitely delivers on that front as well. Once I’ve finished enjoying it, I’ll be sharing it in an upcoming review…
Finally, Synthemesc is the new label from Jim Smith(aka Teeel) and Shades is one of their newest chill wave offerings. I’d already trusted his judgment before I heard this, but I wasn’t quite prepared for how much I’d actually enjoy their songs. Our review of Clear Motions is coming soon, but to give you a taste of things to come, here is their video for Ghostlike.