It seems like Netherfriends, aka Shawn Rosenblatt, is a non-stop pop machine, either from his extensive touring across the US or his constant writing. His newest album, Middle America, is the first album of us 50 States 50 Songs project, where he visits and writes a song about a city in every state. “Bloomington, IN” is the second track on the album which shows off Rosenblatt’s sensitive indie-pop tendencies and tribal undertones, and assures us that “everybody wants to have a good time.” Middle America will be out on Kilo Records digitally, and you can hear the entire album from on Netherfriends’ website.
I previously posted about Radio People’s upcoming album on Mexican Summer, and now you can hear a track from Hazel courtesy of Altered Zones. Much like a slow-builder from his other project, Mist, “A Vague Year” proofs to be a melodic, sky-high prog venture that feels like it should’ve been on the soundtrack for Apollo 13. Hazel will be out on August 23 and you can preorder from Mexican Summer now.
Cleveland electronic-guru Sam Goldberg is a popular guy within the ambient/drone scene right now. Only a couple weeks after the release of his collaborative effort with Emeralds’ John Elliott, Mist’s House, Sam’s solo project, Radio People, has an upcoming album release on the always popular Mexican Summer. The LP, called Hazel, will be out on July 27th. More word to come when tracks are released and a preorder is available.
Chances are, you’ve listened to one of the projects of the men who make up Mist. John Elliott, of Emeralds/Outer Space/Imaginary Softwoods, and Sam Goldberg, of Radio People, have teamed up once again for Mist’s upcoming sophomore album, House. “Twin Lanes” is the opener for the album, and it displays a perfect balance of Elliot’s epic and deep loops alongside Goldberg’s colorful synth lines. The track hints at something really special once House comes around in May. The album will be out on Edition Mego’s side label Spectrum Spools, which coincidently enough is ran by John Elliott. Preorder the 2xLP right here.
Here’s the newest 7″ from Colorado’s Fire Talk Records, showcasing the electro solo project of Bostonian Samuel Yager and his glitchy synth-pop blast “Howolding Girls.” Limited to 300 copies, the 7″ is up for pre-order right here.
Indianapolis dark-pop quartet We Are Hex released a remix album last month via BandCamp. Check out the Brainbheats glitchy remix of Hail The Goer opener “Birthplace of the Mystics,” or go over their BandCamp and download the 5-track album.
“Love Before Breakfast” is a track from the forthcoming and highly anticipated album of Chicago’s Glitter Bones. No word on a release date yet, but this Toro Y Moi-ish psychedelic ride will hold you over until it drops.
Also, here’s a live video of the trio at Schubas playing one of the best songs this year, “Glow In The Dark.”