Gear up with Soul Cannon and their new single, "Play Hard" — premiering today via Substream Magazine.
A comeback victory behind a game-winning shot of jazzy hip-hop fusion, it's the second taste from the Baltimore outfit's upcoming self-titled album out next month.
Eldren has returned with their sophomore album, Miss Information Aged — a summertime psych-pop carousel that spins about and glows at night.
Stream it on Spotify and Soundcloud below — and hear why PopMatters, AXS, Popdust, and New Noise Magazine are roaring about the new record.
Connect with the psychedelic pop waves of Denver band Eldren and their sophomore album, Miss Information Aged — premiering today via New Noise Magazine and officially out this Friday on Needlejuice Records.
"Still Want More", the album's lead single, debuted last month on PopMatters — who praised the track with "a hip, danceable sleekness that perfectly captures the carefree bliss of the summer season" — and follow up single "NWO" recently premiered via AXS.
Hop onboard with Baltimore hip-hop band Soul Cannon and their new single "Test Drive" — now premiering via Ghettoblaster Magazine.
A supercharged thrill of a ride tinted with backpack hip-hop and mathy jazz theory, it's the first new music from the quartet in over seven years.
Take over the world with Eldren's new single "NWO", a midnight joyride across a chilly psychotropic tundra. Premiering today via AXS, it's the second taste from Miss Information Aged — the Denver outfit's upcoming sophomore album, out September 21st.
In case you missed it, PopMatters debuted their lead single "Still Want More" last month — praising it with "a hip, danceable sleekness that perfectly captures the carefree bliss of the summer season".
During the spring of 2006, Baltimore gospel rapper Eze Jackson went rogue, abandoning his traditionalist roots in favor of pursuing a more blues-inspired aesthetic. After combining forces with a local group of burgeoning jazz musicians, the exhilarating sonic hybrid now known as Soul Cannon was born. A genre-fused cocktail of backpack hip-hop and mathy blue-collar music theory, Soul Cannon inevitably became known for toeing the line between reckless innovation and radio-friendly expectations, moving forward at all costs.
“Socially, lyrically, and physically, it's always about pushing the limits with our music. Sometimes we write things we can’t play yet because we always want to do more and be better", says keyboardist Jon Birkholz.
These aspirations spearheaded Soul Cannon’s unwieldy and explosive live performances, an unforgettable electro-fusion of brainy prog and futurist rhymes that quickly became a band signature. After supporting a diverse array of notable artists such as Mos Def, Future Islands, Talib Kweli, Jay Electronica, and more, Soul Cannon began work on their upcoming self-titled LP — a long-awaited testament to their notoriety on the Baltimore music scene over the past decade.
As to what we should expect from the quartet's eponymous full-length arriving on October 12th, guitarist Matt Frazão offers his take — “Soul Cannon is like a perpetual version of a last minute epiphany, where we finally make sense of things that seem totally unrelated, or isolated and alone as their own separate problems. Suddenly we see this narrow almost hidden path to thread a needle through and tie everything together."
Don't get too greedy with "Still Want More", a summertime psych-pop escapade from Denver outfit Eldren. Premiering today via PopMatters, it's the lead single from their upcoming sophomore album, Miss Information Aged — out September 21st.
Denver psych-rock outfit Eldren return this fall with sophomore LP Miss Information Aged, an impressionistic tour-de-force of proggy neo-romanticism nearly three years in the making. Daring to toe the unraveling line between fact and fiction, between social and media, Eldren confront the past, present, and future with Miss Information Aged officially dropping September 21st via Needlejuice Records.
Says Eldren frontman Tyler Imbrogno: "The pervasive nature of information technology has rendered the news, history, and personal and social truths to be subjective or nonexistent. The title of the album is intended to reflect the ‘telephone’ like effect of facts and opinions being distorted as they spread — and simultaneously refers to ‘information’ as our 'goddess'".
In the midst of an endless touring schedule in support of their 2015 debut Welcome to Deathville — one that saw them share the stage with notable acts such as Cold War Kids, The Black Angels, Imagine Dragons, Dr. Dog, Dan Deacon, Gomez, Ween, and OK GO — Eldren suffered a severe and unexpected tragedy with the passing of their original bassist, Steve Holloway, at age 25. In spite of the terrible loss, the band persevered through adversity and continued to explore new musical directions. The result was a new body of songs that reflected both personal and musical growth.
As our bizarro pop-cultural media landscape converged with reality, the urgency of this new material collectively evolved into what would become Miss Information Aged — an experimental symbiosis of performance and studio techniques, that highlights the band's interest in confronting the unknown, while retaining the raw power and pop sensibility established in their earlier work. By layering traditional psych-rock textures beneath a post-modern sonic veneer, Eldren maintains an unwieldy balancing act that negotiates the blurred artifice and essence of today's oversaturated human experience.
With Miss Information Aged, the band reminds us that authenticity and interconnectedness come at a price, begging the questions: What will happen when this age of information ends? Do we still hope for the evolution and progress of mankind? After all, how does one unplug from a wireless world?
MISS INFORMATION AGED TRACKLIST
01 Hold On
02 Right Time
03 Information's Dim Sage
04 We Just Want The World
05 Take The Wheel
06 Still Want More
07 Apocalypse Town
10 Miss Information Aged
Find a live performance of their 2016 single "Should Have Stayed" below — and discover Eldren's 2018 summer tour dates as they trek along the West Coast.
Stream the New Single from Matt DeMello & The Significant Looks; Now Premiering via Brightest Young Things
Boost your energy with Brooklyn outfit Matt DeMello & The Significant Looks and their new single "...Don't Mind If I Do!" — an art-pop juggernaut careening through the sky from one note to the next — premiering today on Brightest Young Things.
It's the first taste of the boisterous camaraderie known as Matt DeMello & The Significant Looks. More than enough to tide listeners over until the release of this fall’s Counterpoint EP, “… Don’t Mind If I Do!” is a summer jam that asks all of the important questions: (including but not limited to) — what’s wrong with raiding an abandoned wine cart on a golf course during your walk of shame? And what exactly is a tyrant to do with a chosen few? Not unlike the equally bombastic news cycle, you may just have to tune in and find out.
A lifelong veteran of Providence, Rhode Island’s burgeoning art-pop scene, Matt DeMello escaped his New England home turf earlier this decade, landing at the physical and spiritual midway point between Woodstock and Brooklyn.
His debut solo album, 2014’s There’s No Place Like Nowhere shortly followed. Embracing synth pop orchestras a la Soft Bulletin era Flaming Lips and the broken-hearted piano odes of Antony & The Johnsons, DeMello’s debut documented one man’s reaction to the contemporary landscape or as he puts it, “theme music for someone at a party who feels so utterly alone.”
Armed with capital-S Songs thoroughly road-tested at the legendary Sidewalk Cafe on the Lower East Side, DeMello followed his debut with 2015’s Jennifer’s Appendix, Vol. 1: ‘To The Person I’ll Always Be'. A Nilsson-by-way-of-Guided By Voices indebted creative purge, it was throughout the recording of this follow up where the Significant Looks eventually coalesced.
A riotous five-piece backing band featuring New Jersey vocalists Jennifer Nordmark, Liz Wagner Biro, Blaze Pascal frontman Roo O’Donnell on drums, and No Place co-producer Alex Busi on bass, The Significant Looks officially evolved the DeMello experience into something inescapably immersive.
The art-pop band's debut EP, Counterpoint, arrives this fall — but you can get in the mood by listening to their cover of "God Only Knows" by the Beach Boys below. And stay tuned for more from Matt DeMello & The Significant Looks in the days ahead.