Guitar pop extraordinaire Tony Molina recently returned with the announcement of his new album, In The Fade, due out August 12th via Summer Shade, a new imprint from Run For Cover Records curated by Madison Woodward (Fury, Object of Affection). In just 18 minutes In The Fade manages to encapsulate all of the different elements that have been so appealing about Molina's songwriting over the years. The record bounces from satisfyingly crunchy power chords, to scrappy jangle, to legitimately Beatles-esque arrangements, never letting the sheer hookiness lag for even a second.
Today Molina has shared the second single from In The Fade, the sweetly catchy "I Don't Like That He." The song highlight's Molina's ability to incorporate the songwriting shine of '60s pop artists as well as their '90s torchbearers likeTeenage Fanclub and The Aislers Set--making for a timeless sounding track that you'll immediately want to play again.
In The Fade is due out August 12th via Summer Shade and Run For Cover Records.
Faced with the perils of an isolating world, High Flying Man reignites the tradition of great American songwriting, speaking in the voice of the longing masses. At heart, Berry demands more life, rejecting both arty cynicism and nostalgic escapism.
It's the third album for Matt Berry’s pseudo-eponymous project. Loss and desire take center stage as Berry delves deep into 21st century malaise, crafting densely layered songs which project an unshakable yearning for deliverance from the world’s shortcomings.
Each track extends an outstretched palm towards universal connection, blending a complex mix of pop hooks, rock swagger, and psychedelia into dejected populist anthems.
On his lead single “Prime”, released today, Berry channels the simple pop mastery of Lindsay Buckingham. Getting older, I’m getting older, he restlessly croons as he takes jabs at the moral laziness of aging millennials, expressing his yearning for a return to vitality and conviction.
With High Flying Man, Berry embraces undying love in the face of isolation. Daring to want more life becomes a spiritual rallying cry against a world that has failed to make life either meaningful or beautiful. At their core, these songs are not about revolution, but they are about the faith that gives something like revolution a purpose in the first place.
Healing Potpourri, the vibrant indie pop project of songwriter Simi Sohota, has returned with the announcement of their new album, Paradise. Due out August 5th, Paradise finds the Oakland-based musician unpacking two tumultuous years and pushing the band's sound in exciting new directions. Co-produced by Sean O'Hagan of Stereolab and The High Llamas, along with engineer Jason Kick, the record incorporates warm electronics and colorful psychedelia into Healing Potpourri's appealing chamber pop.
To mark the announcement Healing Potpourri have shared Paradise's first single "Wind." The song's swirling keys and sunny horns blend with Sohota's gentle harmonies to make a psych-tinged pop gem that's sure to inspire instant repeat listens.
Upcoming Shows: 06/11 San Francisco, CA @ The Great Northern 06/13 Big Sur, CA @ Henry miller Memorial Library * 06/14 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater * 06/15 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater * 06/17 Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy and Harriet's * 06/19 Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge 06/20 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress * 06/21 Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room * 06/22 Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf * 06/23 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep * 06/24 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Grand At The Complex * 06/25 Las Vegas, NV @ 24 Oxford *
Today we’re sharing two new songs from Turnover, returning with their first music in almost three years. Join the band on a dizzying journey in the music video for lead single “Wait Too Long” and the psychedelic b-side “Mountains Made of Clouds"
The passing of time is on vocalist Austin Getz’ mind in Turnover’s latest single “Wait Too Long.” Groovy drum & bass, jangly guitar and unforgettable synth soaring over the choruses are a dizzying combination of new sonic elements and the band’s disposal to further evolve the sounds and moods explored on Turnover’s last two albums, Altogether and Good Nature. And while the festival-ready, psychedelic sway of the song makes it feel both calm and cool, the song’s true intention is about the difficulty of maintaining close relationships, both in friendship and love.
The swirling psychedelia of "Mountains Made of Clouds" makes the song feel like a brief but enchanting hallucination. Chirping birds, oscillating synthesizers and leisurely guitar leads create an all-encompassing atmosphere that add to the song’s ethereality. At its heart, "Mountains Made of Clouds" is a song about painful goodbyes, masked in escapist imagery about transcending sadness by somehow floating above it, as vocalist/guitarist Austin Getz mournfully recalls “Watching stars all disappear / from above you even nights the sky is clear / the warmth of tears behind your eyes / from the long and sad goodbye”
Turnover’s hitting the road starting on June 11th for a West Coast run that includes dates with Healing Potpourri and Temple of Angels. They’ll have a limited edition 7” with both of these songs on it, only available from the band for now. Check out the dates below and be sure to snag a copy of this one-time pressing.
6/11 - Sonoma, CA @ Huichica Music Festival 6/13 – Big Sur, CA @ Henry Miller Memorial Library * 6/14 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater *~ 6/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater *~ (SOLD OUT) 6/17 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy and Harriet’s *~ 6/18 - Tijuana, Mexico @ Bujazán Cinema 6/20 – Tuscon, AZ @ Club Congress *~ (SOLD OUT) 6/21 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room North *~ 6/22 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf *~ (SOLD OUT) 6/23 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep *~ 6/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Grand at The Complex *~ 6/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ 24 Oxford *~ * w/ Healing Potpourri ~ w/ Temple of Angels.
First Release From New Run For Cover Records Imprint
Guitar pop extraordinaire Tony Molina has returned with the announcement of his new album, In The Fade. The record is due out August 12th via Summer Shade, a new imprint from Run For Cover Records, curated by Madison Woodward (Fury, Object of Affection). In The Fade encapsulates everything that's so appealing about Molina's songwriting. The album flies by in just 18 minutes, bouncing from satisfyingly crunchy power chords, to scrappy jangle, to legitimately Beatles-esque arrangements in songs that are always under two minutes and always unbelievably catchy.
To mark the announcement Molina has shared the album's first single "The Last Time," a driving cut of fuzzed-out pop that throws guitar-harmonies in with just four lines of warm vocal melodies. Be prepared to immediately hit repeat.