Puce Mary is someone who doesn’t care about genre clarification. She may be considered one style or the other but she will go out of her way to create something else. Or not care about what anyone says. Her work may be industrial, experimental, avant-garde, or something else someone is ready to tag her with, but it’s very much out and in there at the same time. Her new album is called Persona (Posh Isolation), which you could say very much represents not only her as a person, but her music being a persona in and of itself. “Courses” could be something you’d hear in a museum or exhibit or the final piece you might not want to hear before you die, but that’s the beauty in work like this. Puce Mary may not be for everyone, but she isn’t looking specifically for everyone to begin with. The vinyl-only album can be ordered directly from PoshIsolation.net.
Brighton duo Anshuka released their Broken Circuits album today, or at least the official date is next week but iTunes wants to be nice to everyone and release it one week early. The first single from the album was released today as well, you may watch “Mansions”.
The beginning of “Feel The Heat” sounds like it could be an incredible slow jam, but what Arnold does to Wedidit’s “Feel THe Hea” is turn it up to 13 and gives it a very nice R&B twist, ready for dancing. The song features Rare Times, so request this in front of your favorite club DJ’, the one who will refuse to play your requests but do it anyway. I dare you.
Her press release begins with the sentence “Since 2007, French electro-popper Yelle has risen to be a leading lady in the world of European pop music”, so we have to say “hmmm, but I wonder if this Yelle lady is worth listening to”, and this is when I pass along some music for your consideration.
Her third album is still being put together but she has some tour dates established. See her and be able to hear the album in the flesh:
October 9… Boston, MA (Paradise Rock Club)
October 10… New York, NY (Irving Plaza)
October 11… Washington D.C. (9:30 Club)
October 12… Philadelphia, PA (Union Transfer)
October 14… Montreal, QC (Corona Theatre)
October 15… Toronto, ON (Virgin Mobile Mod Club)
October 17… Cleveland Heights, OH (Grog Shop)
October 18… Chicago, IL (Bottom Lounge)
October 19… Madison, WI (Majestic Theatre)
October 21… Englewood, CO (Gothic Theatre)
October 22… Salt Lake City, UT (Urban Lounge)
October 24… Seattle, WA (Neumo’s)
October 25… Vancouver, BC (Fortune Sound Club)
October 26… Portland, OR (Wonder Ballroom)
October 29… Santa Cruz, CA (Rio Theatre)
October 30… San Francisco, CA (Regency Ballroom)
October 31… Los Angeles, CA (The Fonda)
November 2… Solana Beach, CA (Belly Up Tavern)
November 3… Phoenix, AZ (The Crescent Ballroom)
November 7… Austin, TX (Fun Fun Fun Fest)
November 8… Dallas, TX (House of Blues)
November 10… Atlanta, GA (The Loft)
November 11… Carrboro, NC (Cat’s Cradle)
For a listen to what’s to come, click play to the lyric video for the song “Bouquet Final”.
If you are at all familiar with the band Ladada, you may already know they will be releasing a self-titled debut EP very soon on the Gold Robot label. You may be reading this and saying “sir, you know Ladada is not a they, but a he” and you would be very right, for Ladada is a man named Josiah Schlater, and he resides in Virginia Beach. His independence makes him play music all to himself, with the emphasis for everyone to hear his practical and crafty pop. You may know him for his involvement with Jake Clemons, We Are Trees, and MAE and now Ladada takes him to another place. You may have a hint of the EP with the song “Comets”. Ladada will be ready on August 5th.
Mint Records are prepared for any and all pre-orders concerning the release of Monomyth’s debut album Saturnalia Regalia! (complete with exclamation point) and right now, they want to share with you the first video made for it called “Patsy”. As for its rupturous content, you can blame director Seth Smith for this. To pre-order the album in a number of different formats, head over to Mint Records.
The only bad thing about this new video by Yves is that the audio is mixed with brickwall limiting, and I think that’s absolutely horrible. If a person is there to watch, you don’t have to blast it that loud for anyone to hear. Outside of that, Yves shows what it means to honor the neighborbood, his family and friends, and the characters abound, which is why he calls it “Juice” and like Rakim, he got enough to go around.
The new album from Tricky is recorded, mixed, mastered, and ready to go, and this one will be released on the 8th of September called Adrian Thaws (False Idols/!K7). If you think you know where Tricky will be going next, then you’re not a true fan of Tricky, for he is going somewhere else, as always, or as Tricky himself said about the new effort, “so many times people have tried to put a finger on me and every album I go to a different place.” You may have a hint of where that place will be by listening to “Nicotine Love”, which features Francesca Belmonte on vocals and who appears throughout the album.
How far, and is it so far? Is it enough? This is what Inertia touches on in his new song “So Far”, which he says is a means to “watch him take something ugly and turn it to something beautiful”, with the ugliness being the subtitle. The song will find its way on Inertia’s debut album due out later this year called Misunderstood.
August is two months away but Salt Cathedral have completed work on what will be their new EP, titled Oom Velt. The duo are originally from Colombia but currently reside in Brooklyn, and the new release is their second effort so far, one that is also self-produced. The music is described “as nimble tempos with bright, kaleidoscopic electronics”, which may be a bit poetic but you may hear the same thing in a song that is an appropriate word for it: “Tease”. Oom Velt will not only be released digitally, but it will come out as a white vinyl 12″ with artwork created by visual artist Micci Cohan.