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.
God Bless Relative Deliver Sophomore Album 'You Will Receive Favour | I Will Return'; Available Today
God Bless Relative is here with You Will Receive Favour | I Will Return — the Nashville folk-pop outfit's sophomore effort.
Stream it on Spotify and Soundcloud below — and hear why Popdust, New Noise Magazine, AXS and The Big Takeover are raving about one of the best indie albums of 2018.
Stream God Bless Relative's New Album, 'You Will Receive Favour | I Will Return'; via New Noise Magazine, Out This Friday
God Bless Relative is set to release You Will Receive Favour | I Will Return later this week — the sophomore album from the Nashville-via-Atlanta indie folk-pop outfit.
Give praise a few days early and stream it now — courtesy of New Noise Magazine. And discover even more about God Bless Relative and their new album after the jump below.
God Bless Relative Share New Single, "Our Conversation On July 7th"; Now Premiering via The Big Takeover
Listen up to "Our Conversation On July 7th" courtesy of Nashville's own God Bless Relative — premiered today via The Big Takeover.
With sublime folk pop melodies as inspiring as a coastal summertime horizon, "Our Conversation On July 7th" is the second single from the band's upcoming sophomore effort, You Will Receive Favour | I Will Return — hitting shelves on June 15th.
In case you missed it — revisit the album's lead single, "Soggy Humans", which premiered via AXS in May.
Start your weekend early with God Bless Relative's new single, "Soggy Humans", now streaming over at AXS.
A dreamy indie folk pop blaze with a slow-burning flame, "Soggy Humans" is the lead single from the Nashville outfit's upcoming sophomore album, You Will Receive Favour | I Will Return, out June 15th.
The debut EP from Philadelphia electro-pop outfit Make & Model officially arrives tomorrow via Good Behavior Records — but you can stream Channel Surfing a day early courtesy of Music&Riots Magazine.
Cool down with Make & Model's new single premiering today at Treble Magazine.
A psychedelic splash of bedroom pop that bursts into flames, "That Summer" is the second taste from Make & Model's debut EP Channel Surfing, which arrives this Friday, May 11th via Good Behavior Records.
God Bless Relative Prepare Sophomore Album, 'You Will Receive Favour | I Will Return', Out June 15th
Nashville-based indie folk-pop band God Bless Relative is back this summer with sophomore effort, You Will Receive Favour | I Will Return — set to drop June 15th.
The brainchild of many-a-sleepless night while navigating 2017's insanely geopolitical state across countless late shifts, You Will Receive Favour | I Will Return is set to emerge as God Bless Relative's most rewarding record to date.
Says frontman Blake Tallent, "2017 proved to be fatalistically scary for so many people including myself. Anxiety ridden, it was hard to often leave the house in fear of some tragedy happening in the grocery store or coffee shop, causing me to stay inside away from the world and feeling helpless like there was nothing I could do to help or make a positive difference. That’s where these songs came from. As I was getting ready to record Luke Seager, Lee Hicks, Dustin Price, and myself would constantly bounce ideas off of each other for how the songs could be approached, initiating God Bless as more of a communal focus rather than it be my solo project.”
Officially transitioning into a multi-layered full-band experience, God Bless Relative is again led by Tallent — anchoring a project that began with last year's EP, The Bay of Gordon | The South, a debut which received praise from Myspace, Immersive Atlanta, BalconyTV, and more.
Teaming up with Lee Hicks and Kiko Negron (producer of the band's 2017 debut), You Will Receive Favour | I Will Return was captured last October in Chicago — home to many of the band's influences in Wilco, Andrew Bird, and the great Muddy Waters. Tracked live to tape, You Will Receive Favour | I Will Return promises to achieve a transformative and timeworn authenticity in line with the band's inspirations over the past tumultuous year.
You Will Receive Favour | I Will Return
01) You Will Receive Favour
02) God, At 4 A.M.
03) Colour Coded
04) Departing Decatur
06) Ideal Dancing Man
07) Our Conversation on July 7th
08) Soggy Humans
09) Sweet Baby Angel
10) Compartmentalize You
11) The Chosen
12) Loneliest Crowd
13) My Roommate Is A Poltergeist
Watch God Bless Relative perform a solo version of "God, At 4 A.M." via BalconyTV atop the historic Tabernacle in Atlanta.