This week : – Love Scenes, Strangers, The Whip, The Good Natured, Howling Bells And Other Lives.
This came via an email, and admittedly we weren’t previously aware of Love Scenes, a collaboration between two Buffalo locals, Leah Loefke & TJ Grace. They produce understated, wistful electronic indie pop in the same vein as say The Postal Service. Their debut album ‘Classy Excuse for a Trashy Experience’ is available on a pay whatever you like basis HERE and is rather lovely.
‘Robot Despair’ By Love Scenes
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Dark pop trio Strangers, release their second EP on July 18th entitled, somewhat surprisingly EP2 ! (the follow up to , yes you guessed it, the critically acclaimed EP1!) What they may lack in terms of imagination when it comes to naming EP’s they more than make up for musically. This is glorious dark electro pop of the highest order, reminiscent of ‘Violator’ era Depeche Mode. Check out the lead track below.
‘It Was A Sin’ By Strangers.
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The new album from The Whip released September 19th on Southern Fried Records. ‘Wired Together’ is available to pre-order from the band’s site at http://www.thewhipband.com from June 13th. Those who pre-order the album will receive a five track download immediately to whet their appetites for the full version on release. They have also announced a string of dates in September.
Dates are as follows:
Wednesday 7th London Hoxton Bar & Grill
Friday 9th Glasgow King Tuts
Saturday 10th Manchester Ruby Lounge
‘Riot’ By The Whip
The Good Natured.
VPME favourites The Good Natured continue our electronic themed round up with the release of their Skeleton EP , which is streamed in full below.
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And a free Remix of ‘Skeleton’ below
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Howling Bells will release their new album on September 12th on Cooking Vinyl. Recorded in Las Vegas with The Killers’ Mark Stoermer producing, The Loudest Engine will be preceded by a clutch of live shows, including a London date at the Electric Ballroom on September 15th. They promise it to be a 70’s tinged psychedelic affair as they continue to explore new musical horizons… There’s a taster below…
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Other Lives, are a five-piece from Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA, are a set to unleash their latest single ‘Tamer Animals’, which will be available to download alongside the full album, of the same name on 29th August through their label Play it Again Sam. From what we’ve heard of the album so far, it sounds like it’s going to be somewhat epic.
‘Tamer Animals‘ By Other Lives.
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‘Dust Bowl II’ By Other Lives.
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- Songs To Learn And Sing – Skeleton – The Good Natured. (vonpipmusicalexpress.wordpress.com)