Waxahatchee – Out in the Storm (Deluxe Edition) (2017) [WEB FLAC]

Waxahatchee - Out in the Storm (Deluxe Edition) (2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: Waxahatchee
Album: Out in the Storm (Deluxe Edition)
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 432 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

In five short years, Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield has become one of indie rock’s strongest songwriters, exploring murky feelings with a clarity and confidence that make even quiet moments hit like a gut punch. Her second album for indie stronghold Merge strives to find freedom in heartache, combining the hooky, rock-oriented sound of 2015’s Ivy Tripp with the bare-all lyricism that made Cerulean Salt an instant touchstone, from the hushed “A Little More” to the stomping “Never Been Wrong.”

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Sheer Mag – Need to Feel Your Love (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Sheer Mag
Album: Need to Feel Your Love
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 301 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

With both feet firmly planted in the 1970s, Philadelphia five-piece Sheer Mag take their cues from, variously, Lynyrd Skynyrd-style southern rock, the sort of obscure AOR championed by the Rock Candy label, long-forgotten British oi! bands and the end of that decade’s sometimes ill-advised rock/disco crossovers. And yet despite those disparate inputs, their debut album is curiously one-dimensional because frontwoman Tina Halladay’s voice appears to have only one setting: overblown, lung-bursting holler. It doesn’t jar much when the rest of the band are bashing out hard rock so generic Mtley Cre would blanch (Turn it Up), but her angry rhino stylings sound downright incongruous on the disco-fuelled Pure Desire. Expect the Bayonet, meanwhile, resembles nothing so much as AC/DC’s Brian Johnson fronting the Cars. It’s every bit as unlistenable as that suggests.

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Schneider Kacirek – Radius Walk (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Schneider Kacirek
Album: Radius Walk
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 215 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Another dose of whirring rhythms and dark drones courtesy of Stefan Schneider and Sven Kacirek. This time around they have introduced the beguiling tones of Swedish singer Sofia Jernberg on three pieces, taking their music to a new level. The Dsseldorf / Hamburg duo Schneider Kacirek released their debut album some three years ago. A coarse energy ran through “Shadows Documents”, drawing on the pair of musicians’ various excursions to Kenya as producers. “Shadows Documents” was a somnambulistic interpretation of Kenyan music using drums and percussion (Kacirek) and analogue synthesizers (Schneider). No Samples. The two of them took their time working on the new album “Radius Walk”. Since their debut release, they have toured extensively with the likes of John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea and Cake). The experience of playing together in live situations has influenced how they interact as musicians, a process which has helped to shape the new record. The acoustics of Sven Kacirek’s studio were set up perfectly to capture the forceful sound of the drums and analogue synthesizers as they melt into a compact whole. The result is a sonically more concentrated and more transparent LP in comparison to its predecessor. Dark bass drones and whirring percussion sounds figure prominently in the music. A fascination with repetitive rhythm is the common thread which runs through the musical development of both musicians: listen to Stefan Schneider in his other projects, the bands Kreidler and To Rococo Rot and his albums with Hans-Joachim Roedelius. Further evidence can be heard on Kacirek’s solo albums, in particular on his much-lauded “Kenya Sessions”. By introducing the Swedish singer Sofia Jernberg, Schneider and Kacirek have added a new dimension to their music. They first met Jernberg in Berlin, where she performed with Kenyan singer Ogoya Nengo for whom Schneider and Kacirek had done production work in the past. As one of the most sought after vocalists on the improvised music circuit, Jernberg made an immediate impression on Schneider and Kacirek, who were quick to suggest that they work together. The splendid fruits of their labours can be savoured on three tracks on the album. “Dust”, “I Atlanten” and “Smiling” express both Jernberg’s love of Scandinavian folk music and her mastery of improvisation. Her voice neither dominates the songs in the manner of a singer songwriter, nor does it lean towards crossover experimentation. It feels more as if a brand new genre of music has been unlocked.

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Scarborough – Mystified (EP) (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Scarborough
Album: Mystified (EP)
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 157 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

By day, former US representative Joe Scarborough hosts Morning Joe on MSNBC. By night, he makes indie rock music. (I don’t actually know the specifics of when Scarborough finds time to make indie rock music but bear with me.) His debut EP Mystified is out today, and last night Scarborough performed a show at the Cutting Room in NYC. According to a press release, it was a “packed house.”

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