Fisher King is the debut album from Furrows, aka singer-songwriter and former Berklee jazz student Peter Wagner. Supposedly Grizzly Bear’s Yellow House was a big deal for him, and you can hear it in his music, though Fisher King‘s lead single “Grey Cities” errs more on the brisk and featherweight side, in the airspace between Sufjan Stevens and Beach Fossils.
Fleece is a Canadian psychedelic alternative indie band with an especially eclectic style, they put a twist on the modern day alternative sound by blending aspects of funk grooves, jazzy rhythm, and the phantasmagoric rock sound of the 1970s with their overall indie genre. With influences like, Herbie Hancock, The Beatles, Grizzly Bear, Radiohead, and Tame Impala, to name a few. “We get re-inspired everyday by music. The end result surprisingly being a sound that’s so stylistically smooth you could just snuggle with it.
The Montreal-based psych quartet have shared a new single “Do U Mind? (Leave the Light On),” along with a sensuous new video. “Do U Mind? (Leave the Light On)” is the fourth in Fleece‘s recent series of singles. Their third full-length album, the follow-up to 2017’s Voyager, is due later this year.
Low Island are one of those bands that sum up the feeling of late night driving. Fusing together electronic and acoustic waves to create a jangly yet emotive sounds, Low Island explore the beautiful side of loss. Named after a small rock in the Atlantic they are fans of Arthur Russell, Warpaint, Grizzly Bear and Caribou. Tonight in concert at Razzmatazz.
The final day of Primavera Sound 2018 at the Parc del Fòrum won’t disappoint, charged as it is with unmissable concerts like the much-anticipated return to the stages of the UK’s Arctic Monkeys, led by Alex Turner, who, after releasing a second album in 2016 with his other project The Last Shadow Puppets, seems to be ready to get back to his Monkeys, who haven’t released a new album since 2013’s hit ‘AM’; back in Barcelona after killing it in Sant Jordi Club when she made her concert debut in the city back in October, it’s New Zealand pop star Lorde, with her second LP, ‘Melodrama’, one of the best albums of 2017; charismatic hip hop star A$AP Rocky comes back to the festival with his latest album set for a 2018 release; another mystery of the moment is whether Swedish pop artist Lykke Li will present her new album at Primavera Sound, as she’s had us waiting quite a while since her ‘I Never Learn’ from 2014; Baltimore duo Beach House comes along with their charming pop and a new album; Jane Birkin performs the songs of Serge Gainsbourg accompanied by a symphonic orchestra of 50 musicians; we won’t be missing one of the most interesting artists in recent years, Ariel Pink, and his fascinating style of pop; the hypnotic Grizzly Bear; and British shoegaze from Slowdive.
The reunited shoegaze outfit formally detailed the self-titled LP, which will hit shelves May 5th through Dead Oceans.
The long-awaited follow-up to 1995’s Pygmalion was recorded at the band’s “talismanic Oxfordshire haunt, The Courtyard,” and was mixed at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles by Chris Coady (Beach House, Grizzly Bear). A press release describes this fourth full-length as the English shoegaze outfit’s “most direct material to date,” while also noting that it isn’t meant to be “a trip down memory lane.”
Principal songwriter Neil Halstead says that their 2014 reunion tour had an impact on the making of the new album. Along with the LP news, Slowdive have shared the music video for “Sugar for the Pill”