Javelin – Nnormal [mp3] (from High Beams, out now on Luaka Bop)
In comparison with their previous music/sample collages, New England cousins George Langford and Tom Van Buskirk evolve more consistent from on their new full length, Hi Beams. The songs are more holistic and uniform, though they still celebrate the Providence, RI noise-art aesthetic.
Blasé – Facade [mp3] (single)
Demo of Boston band that claim ‘dream punk’ as their dominion. I find something akin to the electrorganic fuzz of Future Islands in their sound.
Gems – Ice Dime [mp3] (from Tall Mountain, out April 2nd on Don’t Be a Lout Music)
Seattle quartet (2xdrums, 2xsynths) drone, tweek, float, and pound for your attention.
Corespondent– Face Cancellation [mp3] (from Land of the Low People)
Creative instrumental with lyrical guitar work (similar to Delicate Steve)