December 04, 2021

It's Karma It's Cool: "All Branches Break In Time" video

Watch the new It's Karma It's Cool lyrics video for All Branches Break In Time, a track from their Homesick For Our Future Destinations album: "an ode to melancholy that is filled to the rafters with jangling guitar goodness".

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HCTF review of Homesick For Our Future Destinations.

Maple Mars: Goodbye California

Los Angeles based neo-psychedelic band Maple Mars have released Goodbye California, a soaring orchestral ode to their home state. It's been 10 years since their last album, Galaxyland, while all band members were busy with other projects as in-demand sound engineers and musicians. They paint with broad strokes, adding well-placed bits and pieces to create a gently flowing musical canvas. It is a first taste from their forthcoming fifth studio album, omeone’s Got To Listen, due for release in early 2022.

December 03, 2021

Gov't Mule: New Year's Run in Philly and NYC

Blues rock quartet Gov't Mule have announced their annual NYE run, playing one show in Philadelphia and two in New York. The December 31 show will most likely filled with songs from the Rolling Stones album Black and Blue.

Live dates:
  • 12/29 Philadelphia, PA @ The Met
  • 12/30 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
  • 12/31 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre (Black 'n' Blue New Year's)

LIJO: "Dog Eyes" video

Dutch avant-pop singer LIJO has unveiled a video for her latest single, Dog Eyes: "The anxiety is captured in short bursts of electronics and an upbeat rhythm track, as a means to feel safe amidst all the little things that bug her". The clip was made by Desirée Coumans, using every hair dryer she could get her hands on.

December 02, 2021

I am Oak: The Passage

Dutch indie folk band I am Oak have expanded their musical palet a bit on their new single, The Passage, going for a qmbient slowcore approach wiht a prominent role for synthesizers, plus a sprinkling of saxophone and strings. Band leader Thijs Kuijken sings about trying to find a way to move forward at a time when the world has grinded to a halt.