Horse Jumper of Love are back with the announcement of their upcoming third full-length, Natural Part, due out June 17th from RFC. The Boston-based slowcore champions have returned with eleven songs that push the dynamics of their sound even further than ever before, resulting in a deeply captivating record that stays with the listener long after it's 30 minute runtime.
To mark the announcement, Horse Jumper of Love have shared Natural Part's sweetly catchy lead single "I Poured Sugar In Your Shoes." The song finds vocalist/guitarist Dimitri Giannopoulos at his most overtly hooky, using the group's penchant for laid back tempos and warm instrumentals to draw out every melody for maximum effect.
Natural Part finds Horse Jumper of Love diving headfirst into a surreal space between literal and abstract, drawing out small moments and hazy memories and then smudging them until an unexpected poignancy reveals itself. The band walks a delicate balance between expansive and intimate, often pushing and pulling between moments of quiet fragility and towering, distorted tension releases to make the mundane feel otherworldly and the ethereal feel grounded. Full of musical and emotional details, Natural Part accomplishes the rare feat of being instantly satisfying while also demanding repeat listens to uncover all of its mysteries.
Horse Jumper of Love are on tour this month with Indigo De Souza and have more 2022 tour dates to be announced. See full itinerary below.
Just last month Young Guv (aka songwriter Ben Cook) released his latest masterpiece, GUV III, and today the ever-prolific musician is already back to announce its sequel, GUV IV, due out June 24th from Run For Cover Records and Hand Drawn Dracula (Canada).
Where GUV III encapsulates Cook's most instantly accessible guitar pop songwriting (earning praise from the likes of Stereogum, SPIN Magazine, Paste Magazine, Uproxx, and many more), GUV IV represents the most sonically adventurous side of Young Guv. Cook has an unparalleled ability to write perfect power pop but GUV IV highlights his expertise with the many other sounds and styles that have dotted Young Guv's expansive catalog over the years. The record effortlessly moves between hazy, Madchester-inspired rave ups, twangy California jangle, and even homemade sophisti-pop--while always retaining Cook's undeniable melodies. GUV IV's lead single "Change Your Mind" sees Cook teaming with frequent collaborator James Matthew VII for a blend of hazy hooks, pedal steel guitar, and a nearly psychedelic mood that transports the listen to the New Mexican desert where it was written.
Sadurn might be Philadelphia's best kept musical secret, but not for long. The four-piece recently joined the Run For Cover Records roster and they're gearing up to release their debut full-length, Radiator, on May 6th. Today the band have teamed with The FADER to premiere the music video for their latest single "icepick."
Led by vocalist/guitarist Genevieve DeGroot (they/them), Sadurn make extraordinarily affecting indie folk that's easy to love and impossible to shake. With Radiator the band have crafted the rare debut record that feels fully realized in every way, full of warm production and intimate songwriting that gracefully walks a line between alt-country, bedroom pop, and sparse indie.
"icepick" follows previous singles "golden arm" and "snake" (which garnered attention from the likes of Stereogum, NPR, BrooklynVegan, MTV News, them., Paste Magazine, BrooklynVegan, and more), and finds Sadurn blending a fragile drum machine beat with gentle acoustic guitars, keyboards, and DeGroot's stunningly expressive voice. The FADER praised Radiator calling it, "...a collection of songs that feel as if they were written exclusively for you as you put in your headphones and press play over and over again."
Camp Cope’s brand new third LP Running with the Hurricane breathes growth for the trio, both personally and professionally, and sees the band older, wiser, and more at peace with the world. Running with the Hurricane reflects on faltered romances, secret crushes and vibrating with the confidence that makes you feel like you’re on fire. It’s about taking comfort in knowing who you are, feeling yourself and returning, always, to the city of Melbourne. If Camp Cope’s self-titled debut (2016) was the spark, and How to Socialise & Make Friends (2018) was the fire, Running with the Hurricane is Camp Cope in the calm after the storm.
The band have two shows coming up this summer in Australia, as well as Pitchfork Fest in Chicago in July with future US dates TBA.
...the music is gentler and twangier, exploring heartbreak, depression, jealousy, and growth. It’s still propelled by corporeal feelings of perseverance and self-determined triumph that are synonymous with Camp Cope —still a balm for anyone who’s been underestimated or undermined. - Pitchfork