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Posted on January 25th, 2019
American Pleasure Club 'fucking bliss' out March 29th, listen to "what kind of love?"

American Pleasure Club have announced their forthcoming album 'fucking bliss', which will be released on March 29th. Click the cover art above to pre-order the album, and click here to check out the Noisey premiere of "what kind of love?".

American Pleasure Club's second full-length LP, Fucking Bliss, has been sitting dormant for almost four years. Sam Ray wrote and recorded it all over a nine-day stretch in May 2015, in the midst of a "manic, terrified, paranoid burst of energy," but it was consumed by the release of Teen Suicide's cacophonous farewell, It's the Big Joyous Celebration, Let's Stir the Honeypot. "We were a band again, after many years in the wilderness and void—and everyone involved was finally sober, even if the band itself was much more fractured & scattered than before," Ray writes in an email to Noisey. "The 26 songs [on Honeypot] reflected this—an album made by a collective, a lot of friends, instead of a core unit...

Fucking Bliss was, conversely, more finite and tormented, an album that Ray thought "might better bookend a life of failures & wasted potential, petty incidental rivalries, mistakes, regrets, and on-and-off struggles with drug addiction and intense mental health issues." It pushed into doom metal, warped pop, and ambient drones, with vocals that Ray describes as "manipulated, buried, obscured, affected, or horrifically mangled," burying all easy meaning beneath the mess and swirl of the mix. "The words are deeply obscured in the music, and their meaning, even when read, [are] frustratingly elliptical," he writes. It was a frantic attempt to capture a state of mind, rather than a shot at drawing a narrative arc. It was a record that, at the time, he thought might be his last. He compares it to the French writer Édouard Levé's final book, Suicide.

Posted on January 23rd, 2019
Horse Jumper of Love join RFC, new album in 2019.

Listen to Horse Jumper of Love's debut "S/T" LP
Praised by Stereogum as a “delightfully distorted mess of energy,” Horse Jumper of Love works both fast and slow at once. Their music is instantly absorbing and urgently hypnotic, even as it develops at a glacial pace, progressing forward with almost imperceptible momentum to carve deep canyons and valleys through walls of solid rock. Like abstract collages, the Boston-based three-piece’s songs jumble richly detailed scenes and vivid imagery, papering over one moment with the next until each string of seemingly unrelated thoughts coalesces into a breathtaking work of art, one that reveals deep truths about ourselves and our psyches.

After finding kindred spirits in bassist John Margaris and drummer Jamie Vadala-Doran, guitarist / vocalist Dimitiri Giannopoulos officially launched Horse Jumper of Love in 2013, taking the group’s moniker from a Latin phrase that had gotten more than a little lost in translation. The band would spend the next three years refining their studio craft and live show, garnering a devoted following playing DIY gigs around New England as they climbed their way into what Pitchfork described as “the top tier of the Boston house show scene.” In 2016, they released their self-titled debut to rave reviews, with NPR praising the band’s “slow, syrupy rock songs” as “cautiously measured and patiently curious” and Audiotree hailing the “soft spoken, contemplative trio” for their “unique sonic palette and precise compositions.” In 2017, the group released a vinyl and digital re-issue of the album along with a limited edition demo anthology.

Horse Jumper of Love will release their highly anticipated sophomore album via Run For Cover later this year.

Posted on January 17th, 2019
Makthaverskan announce new 7", stream "Demands" now

Makthaverskan have returned with a brand new two-song single "Demands" b/w "Onkel." The A-side is the band in classic form: jangly guitars, memorable bass lines accompanied by a driving drum performance all help to push vocalist Maja Milner’s soaring words into the stratosphere. On the opposite end, "Onkel" is faster paced, building up into a crescendo that recalls influences like the Cranberries and the Cocteau Twins.

Based in Gothenburg, Sweden, the post punk five-piece roused a worldwide following with the single “No Mercy” and the release of their sophomore album II via Boston’s Run For Cover and Sweden’s Luxury Records. The failure of love and loss of innocence that punctuated II and "No Mercy's" searing condemnation of “fuck you for fucking me when I was seventeen” later gave way to a new, brighter worldview on follow up LP Ill (2017). These themes continue on two brand new singles "Demands" and "Onkel."

Pre-order "Demands / Onkel" 7" / Listen on Spotify

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