“So let’s start ’22 with a cool blast from Mexico, where new wave and post punk and frosty electronics hit against blurred grooves of agro…”
This is music direct to your ears. A light shone on uncovered gems. Here’s the very best of 2021.
From the C86 heavy lofi winterlust beauty, to the wigged out electro that follows, some of these are pretty darn special…
“Like Velvet Underground begat Lewsberg, like New York Dolls testube spawned Dick Venom, The Fall co-created Stuart Pearce. Never smarm-hate a band for their influences, love them for loving what your into…”
“After the teases, the singles, the late night PR pushes, the new album frm Fritch has arrived… “
“What makes some synthwave shine amongst others? It’s the love and attention it’s made with. And United Simesky Institutes makes synthwave retro-sonics and sumptuous sounds with a blissful abundance of both…”
“When we last heard Last Wars it was hard-boiled and rasp-filled and retro electric, like a B-side of ‘Saturn Strip’ Vega. But now we get polish, and pumped up production, in an EP that flexes and kicks…”
It’s a playlist for pummel and pleasure. An hour of new music hand crafted and sculpted like a C86 mixtape for lovers…
“Tiny Dyno are the rarest of acts. They blend the black arts of immaculate pop with the warm glow of sugarspun indie…”
I know I know I know! It’s 14 days late and October is over, and we’re deep in the ass end of Autumn. But things have busy and crazy and cool, but no cooler than these blasts of sound….