Saturday, November 7, 2020

[LISTEN] The Well Cover "In Every Dream Home A Heartache" By Roxy Music For Bandcamp Friday!


The second installment of The Well's "Love Song Demos" quarantine cover series has dropped in the form of Roxy Music's "In Every Dream Home a Heartache." Following up last month's "I Feel You" Depeche Mode cover, The Well continues in a line of slightly unexpected influences, though both songs are certainly dark and psychedelic in their respective ways.


As with the previous Depeche Mode rendition, The Well took a synth and organ-heavy Roxy Music track and created similar tension and foreboding while remaining guitar-driven. This time around they included a twelve-string acoustic under-layer, insistent effected guitar punctuated by punchy clear solos and drum accents, and held together with a deep, fuzzed-out bass.


The vocals on both of these covers so far were a focus for the band. "We've enjoyed the experience of highlighting our dual vocals by covering these two incredibly strong vocal performances from David Gahan and now Bryan Ferry. The interplay of female & male vocal leads has always lent our sound a uniqueness, and I think it's fun seeing them pushed out in front in the mix in a way that we don't usually do with The Well originals," says Lisa Alley (bassist/vocals). 


When it came to choosing this second cover, Ian Graham (guitar/vocals) explains that Roxy Music and this track, in particular, are tour van staples for The Well. There's creeping darkness to the song that's entrancing, "the bookending on a heartache, the desperation of something promised by the achievement of success but still unrealized, it's talking about a spiritual gap we're trying to fill with things synthetic." 



Art, recording, and mix by TV's Daniel
Performance and arrangement by The Well
Original Song Written by Bryan Ferry




Look out for a few more off the path covers from The Well as Bandcamp days continue into 2021, eventually rounding out in a 4-5 track ep that may see eventual physical release early next year. "It's a great exercise to get in the minds of musicians we admire and we're hoping to give ourselves and our fans a little fun to look forward to in the process," Graham summarizes. You can check out the cover in full at:

https://thewellaustin.bandcamp.com

Thursday, October 29, 2020

[LISTEN] SUMAC | Love In Shadow - Now Available in Limited Edition 'Clear w/ Pink Streaks'

 



[Love is what makes us human. It guides our decisions, shapes our worldview, and defines our experiences. Its absence equates to tragedy while its presence gives our lives meaning. “Love has been well worn theme throughout a lot of rock music, but most commonly in terms of love-lost, overly romanticized versions of new love, or as a veil for sexual conquest,” says SUMAC guitarist and vocalist Aaron Turner (Old Man Gloom, Mamiffer, ISIS). “It is rarely addressed in its more spiritual and vulnerable aspects.” Those less-traversed territories of humankind’s connective bond became the central theme SUMAC’s third full-length album, Love In Shadow, though their explorations of that motif are a far cry from traditional manifestations of love in the realm of art. Across four protracted songs, Turner and his cohorts—Nick Yacyshyn (Baptists, Erosion) on drums and Brian Cook (Russian Circles) on bass—interlace and mangle sounds from their instruments in a sonic homage to both the innate warmth of human magnetism and the cold realities of corrupted love—jealousy, obsession, perversion, addiction.]











Monday, October 26, 2020

[LISTEN] HIDE | MAN'S BEST FRIEND

 

Released October 22, 2020 
Written by HIDE 
Recorded & mixed with Seth Manchester at Machines with Magnets 
Mastered by Mitchell Westcott


Thursday, October 22, 2020

[LISTEN] James Seedy | S (is for Seedy)

 











Wednesday, October 14, 2020

[LISTEN] The Body | A Lament

 







Taken from I've Seen All I Need To See, releases January 29, 2021 






SPRING 2021 READY-TO-WEAR | Rokh

 








































Tuesday, October 13, 2020

[LISTEN] ALL ALONG (LIVE) FROM FORTHCOMING RELEASE 'LIVE IN GHENT' | BRUTUS

 



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