Alburn have released their sophomore EP Mouthful of Glass via Spilt Lies Records. The EP has already been picked up by the likes of Artrocker, Punktastic and Property Of Zack showing their support for the band's post-hardcore sound.
The EP was streamed exclusively by Punktastic, and is now available on our SoundCloud or via the embed below.
Check out the video for 'The Nurses Can't Help Me' via the Alburn YouTube channel.
Exhibiting post-rock elements, as well as an emo-infused sound not dissimilar to classic underground American bands such as The Appleseed Cast, Thursday, Jets To Brazil and Texas Is The Reason, Alburn have produced a modern take on these influences to create an impressive four track EP. Opening track ‘The Nurses Can’t Help Me’ sweeps and sways as heavy, laden stop start guitar melodies angrily spit as an interchange of vocals belt out from the speakers and grab you by the throat, but don't take our word for it - you can stream and download the track for free via the ABoF SoundCloud page. If that isn't enough to sate your appetite, you can also download ‘Mouthful of Glass’, which conjures memories of the US underground scenes of the late 90s, early noughties and of bands who have, in the past, been represented by iconic labels such as Deep Elm Records, De Soto and Crank!
Mouthful of Glass was recorded with Neil Kennedy (Last Witness, Burn The Fleet) at The Ranch and mastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, Converge).
Mouthful of Glass is released via Spilt Lies Records and is available digitally on iTunes and on limited edition CD via BandCamp.
“…just downright beautiful.” - The 405
Since the release of Einar Stray’s debut album Chiaroscuro, the Norwegian five-piece have become a critically acclaimed collective. However, their forthcoming album Politricks will be released under their new name, Einar Stray Orchestra, via Berlin based label Sinnbus on 6th October 2014. If you'd like a taste of their spectacular live show, you can catch Einar Stray Orchestra live in London at The Islington on 6th October 2014 as part of their European tour. Tickets available here.
The video for album title track and single Politricks was premiered on The 405 and you can now watch it on YouTube or via the embed below.
You can also watch the video for album track 'Pockets Full Of Holes' on YouTube or via the embed below.
Their last album gained critical acclaim in the UK, Europe and beyond with websites like The 405 awarding Einar Stray’s debut a whopping 9/10. In the meantime, the band were being asked to play festivals such as JaJaJa, Iceland Airwaves and Berlin Music Week - maintaining their cool, underground status whilst increasing an ever growing fan base. The band have been a main player in the underground scene, slowly simmering away and now ready to burst into the wider consciousness.
Growing up is one of the album’s main themes, which can be heard from the offset. Politricks begins with eerie eight minute track ‘Honey’ taking you on a journey of darkness and desperation. Second track and single, ’Politricks’, puts childhood beliefs and hero worship under the microscope, telling the story of a transition from innocent youth to the not-so-innocent adult world, dealing with disillusion and perception at the same time. The album then continues its journey, with stripped down tracks such as ‘For The Country’ and ‘Qualia’ introducing a more folk-like sound, not dissimilar to the likes of Iron and Wine and dominated by a heartfelt string section. In contrast, tracks like ‘Pockets Full of Holes’ and ‘Montreal’ reflect the happiness of adolescence with a stunning layering of instruments and unique time signatures.
The album is a tapestry of different emotions and the result of the journey Einar Stray has taken from humble indie beginnings to where they are now, Einar Stray Orchestra - a band with heart and substance, taking their underground status and rising beyond the sum of their parts.
Politricks is released 6th October 2014 via Sinnbus/Rough Trade.
"For gyrating, art pop with a soulful tint, look no further."
- Loud and Quiet Magazine
"...the missing link between avant-garde ambient techno and noir-pop."
- The Line Of Best Fit
The/Das release their captivating debut album Freezer via Sinnbus today.
There has already been a swell of support for the Berlin based due, with the video for their single Miami Waters premiering on Clash Magazine's website, while The Line Of Best Fit premiered My Made Up Spook, showcasing the video's voyeuristic DIY aestethic.
You can watch the videos for Miami Waters and My Made Up Spook via the Sinnbus YouTube Channel, or via the embeds below.
You can also watch the video for free track, 'Parallel Worlds', on Sinnbus' YouTube channel and download it from their SoundCloud page.
The album presents the darker side of electro as the duo open the album with single, My Made Up Spook, revealing their new direction as a band, straddling the line between intelligent electro pop and what they describe as ‘techno tenderness’. Imagine the razor-sharp polished sound that Sohn created with his recent album Tremors but with a more organic, wistful edge. The album, however, shows many facets of the talented Berlin based pair as ’Miami Waters’ feels more dream like and tracks ’Parallel Worlds’ and ‘Operation of Chance’ sound like Daft Punk’s 2010 Tron soundtrack’s darker, more cerebral cousin.
Freezer is a departure from last year’s Speak Your Mind Speak EP, which gained praise from The 405, Clash, Artrocker, VICE’s Noisey and many more. The album was developed and recorded spontaneously, showcasing the band's newfound organic approach to songwriting as a proper band but still within the electronic sphere. With this album The/Das prove that they are still one of the most exciting acts to emerge from the ever evolving Berlin scene.
Freezer is released via Sinnbus and is available on vinyl and CD from Amazon and digitally from iTunes and BandCamp.