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You may have had them tagged as goth-tinged pop fantasists, but with their much anticipated sophomore album Waiting For Something To Happen, Veronica Falls easily shrug off any notions of a difficult second album to create something that is easily more polished, more affecting, and more enduring than their peers would dream of making, and stake their claim as one of the most gloriously unpredictable and invaluable bands on the scene right now.
Royal Canoe Premieres “We All Wear Cloaks” Video + “Just Noise” Track From Beck’s ‘Song Reader’ On Paste || Debut LP ‘Today We’re Believers’ Out June 25th On Roll Call Records
A six-piece ensemble from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Royal Canoe give you everything, but on their own maniacally hybrid terms. It’s one thing to reference a particular style, or even a range of styles. It’s another thing entirely to grab huge handfuls of sounds from pretty much anywhere, throw them all together and come up with something both cohesive and totally distinctive—something that also happens to ripple and crack with energy. This is what Royal Canoe does best.
A musical stew of retro, 60s psychedelia, and modern indie rock mixed with the pop sensibilities of a master songwriter, Victory’s debut full-length, Victory Is Music, is an astounding album, every track a hit in the making. The brainchild of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Robert Fleming, Victory looks both back and forward at the same time, and is all the better for it.
Dead Leaf Echo’s debut full-length, Thought And Language, is a pop dreamscape, dripping with atmosphere and ephemera. Caught in the space between Pink Floyd-esque psychedelia and new wave aesthetics, the album takes the listener on a journey through the beginning of a life, all the while drifting on a wind of the future.
In a throwback to the era of epic apocalyptic speed-metal, Helloween have unleashed a full-blown armageddon cycle on the music world. Their newest album, Straight Out Of Hell, is full of the multi-part song structures, time-shifting, insane solos, and high-pitched vocals that you want and need from the genre, all with a healthy dose of prophecy and optimism.
With dual vocals, harmonies that enchant the ear, and a rootsy sound that goes back to the music that all the music today comes from, Rosco Bandana’s newest album, Time To Begin, is both a look back and a step forward for the band.