Posts Tagged ‘god is in the tv’

Dark Matter is the new album from duoSPC ECO (pronounced Space Echo) out now on Saint Marie Records. SPC ECO are the brainchild of Dean Garcia (formerly of Curve), while he crafts soundscapes singer Rose Berlin croons, aches, and endlessly laments about entire uncharted inner worlds above them. Today, we have the premiere for their haunting ‘Under My Skin’ video, simultaneously elegiac and valedictory it’s a song to be played at weddings and funerals.Watch the video here:

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Thee Koukouvaya at God is in the TV

Thee Koukouvaya is the conceptual aural sister city to Vilandredo, Rethymno, on the island of Crete. The group’s architects are based on the East Coast of the United States and craft beguiling sci fi- techno garnished with a psychedelic flourishes and post-rave embellishments, it possesses a elliptical genreless shape shifting quality. We have the video premier for their track ‘Chicago Warehouse Party 1995’ taken from their album ‘This Is The Mythology of Modern Death’ which came out on Saint Marie Records on the 9th of October.

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Knowlton Bourne at God is in the TV

23 year-old Mississippi native Knowlton Bourne has given us the honour of premiering his new track ‘The River (For Nels)’ a chiming slice of Americana-jangle-pop-craft written during his time spent working on a farm outside of Oxford. It’s laced with Knowlton’s south drawl that paints expansive storytelling-like narratives that capture the hopeful yet anxious feeling of being free for the summer. Listen here:

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Mind Brains at God is in the TV

Is it really any wonder that these guys have just bagged themselves an opening slot on some forthcoming Neutral Milk Hotel shows? As fellow residents of Athens, GA and with the same fuzzed-out surrealism and lo-fi tremors coursing through their veins as does those of Jeff Mangum’s cult legends, Mind Brains were surely destined for that particular gig.

When Eric Harris, Emily Waldron, Kris Deason, Andy Gonzales and Hannah Jones rose from the ashes of their previous incarnations with Olivia Tremor Control, of Montreal and Dead Meat there was always going to be an emphasis on the experimental, the psychedelic and the sheer joy of just being right out there.

The song ‘Whistle Stop’ and its accompanying video are firm testament to that aesthetic. Taken from Mind Brains’ eponymous debut album – which dropped earlier this week – it is the sight and sound of what happens when the cerebral matter inside your head just explodes.

Mind Brains was released on 20th January 2015 through Orange Twin Records. It can be purchased right here.

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Fireworks at God is in the TV

Spanning the length of the A23, The Fireworks are Matthew (Big Pink Cake) on guitar and vocals, Emma (Pocketbooks) on tambourine and vocals, Isabel (Things in Herds) on bass and Shaun (The Wedding Present/The Popguns) on drums and additional guitar. Using ’60s pop as their broad template, together they set the sky alight with a noisy explosion of restless energy, all buzz-saw guitars, bubblegum voices and their innate sense of melody.

Clocking in at just a little over two and a half minutes, ‘Tightrope’ doesn’t hang around long enough to get bored. Taken from The Fireworks’ forthcoming debut album Switch Me On, it is a short sharp burst of urgent noise-pop.

Switch Me On will arrive on February 10th on LP, CD and digital formats through Portland’s Shelflife Records.

The Fireworks will play an album launch live set at Rough Trade East in London at 7pm on Thursday 12th February 2015.

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Fishboy at God is in the TV

The year twenty fourteen may well be drawing to a close but the productivity of Fishboy shows absolutely no sign of abating. Hot on the heels of the band’s seventh album An Elephant, and its  comic book accompaniment, comes the second video to debut off this record.

Where its predecessor ‘Bury My Body’ ventured deep into downtown Denton, Texas, ‘I’m A Ghost’ is just as happy staying in the suburbs of the band’s home city. Here Eric Michener, the man whose childhood sobriquet gave Fishboy its name, is in similarly playful, irreverent form as he nominally returns from the dead to guide the viewer through the various stages of how best to draw an elephant.

In keeping with the almost child-like surrealism of the video, its musical soundtrack is all sweetness and light. It fairly motors along with those major power-pop characteristics of cute infectious hooks, friendly verses and a rousing chorus all present and correct. Oozing a highly contagious toe-tapping quality, ‘I’m A Ghost’ has all the potential to be the indie feel good hit of this winter.

An Elephant by Fishboy was released on 1st October 2014 and can be bought right here.

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Luxembourg Signal at God is in the TV

Following very quickly in the slipstream of the release of their self-titled debut album, The Luxembourg Signal now unveil the video to ‘We Go On’, one of that record’s ten towering songs. As the Los Angelean quintet cross land and sea by road, rail and air, their journey’s musical accompaniment is the sound of a band who are opening up their skylight and just letting the sunshine pour in.

‘We Go On’ is a delicious slice of uplifting pop music, one that fuses the urgency of those earlyNew Order shimmering synthesiser melodies with the unhurried, dream-like vocal wonder of Hope Sandoval. As The Luxembourg Signal move effortlessly from London town to the Mexican state of Baja California and back again, ‘We Go On’ proves itself to be a most perfect travelling companion.

The Luxembourg Signal’s eponymous debut album was released on 21st October 2014 via Shelflife Records. The limited edition vinyl record has already sold out but the CD + MP3 can be bought right here.

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Eureka California at God is in the TV

American garage-rock duo Eureka California are about to land in this country in support of their second album Crunch. Giving us fair warning of their imminent arrival and the likely destruction they will heap upon us, guitarist Jake Ward and drummer Marie A. Uhler have offered us a sneak preview of the video that accompanies album track ‘I Bet That You Like Julian Cope’

Acting out in front of their hometown of Athens, Ga’s very own Stonehenge monument, they lay waste to one of the former Teardrop Explode frontman’s vinyl records with much enthusiasm and a baseball bat and claw hammer for 68 seconds of marvellous primaeval fury.

Eureka California’s album Crunch was released via the HHBTM Recs label.

Catch Eureka California live and dangerous across England and Wales in November:
6th – Halifax @ Puzzle Hall w/ Hobbes Fanclub
7th – Liverpool @ 81 Renshaw w/ Good Grief, Norweb
8th – Scarborough @ Cellars w/ City Yelps,Tallboy
9th – Bristol @ Cafe Kino w/ Personal Best, Two White Cranes
10th – Cardiff @ Buffalo Bar w/ Nuclear Lullaby
11th – Manchester @ Guilty by Association w/ Amida
12th – Sheffield @ Audacious Artspace w/ Cowtown
13th – London @ Buffalo Bar w/ Skinny Girl Diet, Radstewart
14th – Brighton @ the Hope w/ Skinny Girl Diet, Girlpool, Witching Waves
15th – Nottingham @ the Chameleon w/ Tigercats, Dignan Porch, & Witching Waves

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Casper & The Cookies at God is in the TV

Athens, Georgia band Casper & the Cookies have produced their version of Welsh Britpop band Catatonia’s classic single ‘You’ve Got A lot To Answer For’. Recorded over this summer to celebrate 20 years of Britpop. And we are pleased to have the exclusive first airing of the track:

‘Casper & the Cookies released a new album earlier this year on Stuff Records / Wild Kindness called “Dingbats” which got a bunch of press in the states. The band are loosely part of the elephant six collective. Jason Nesmith the band leader has been in the Late BP Helium, Visitations, of Montreal, and the Sunshine Fix, Kay Stanton is also in Supercluster and New Sound of Numbers, and AJ Griffin is a member of Circulatory System and Olivia Tremor Control.’

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Hobbes Fanclub at God Is In The TV

The Bradford-based trio The Hobbes Fanclub conjure up a dreamy, reverb-dipped and melodic sound on their début album Up At Lagrange, which harks back to the restrained production values and style of late 80s/early 90s shoegaze pop. 

The delicate haze and plaintive vocals of‘Into The Night’ create a wonderful opening and is followed by the highlight‘Stay Gold’, which dazzles with its shimmering guitar hooks, early 90s production and colourful boy/girl vocal melodies. A version of the band’s 2012 début single ‘Your Doubting Heart’ provides a pacey breeze of sweetness, while the melancholic indie pop punk moment ‘The Boy From Outer Space’ delivers bright harmonies, yet the lyrics could have done with improvements. Although at first the splendid ‘I Knew You’d Understand’ just seems to blend in with the previous track, its joyous Stone Roses-esque melodies and emotive jangle catapult it to brilliance, before the wonderful ‘Run Into The Sea”s guitars ring out beautifully over a sweetly melodic and powerful, atmospheric backdrop, almost bringing to mind a Felt/Jesus And Mary Chain/Ride hybrid. Absolutely perfect for these late summer nights.

The magnificent shoegaze epic ‘How Could You Leave Me Like This’ is equally brilliant, contributing towards two fine centrepieces that pull at the heart strings while combining distortion and melody to brilliant effect. ‘Outside Myself’is energetic yet melancholic, and comes complete with a very Britpoppy guitar solo, but doesn’t feel as strong as the other tracks, while ‘Why Should You Tell The Truth’ is a dreamy grower, and with it’s swooning guitar lines, the title track sounds almost like what might have happened if Sonic Youth wrote ballads. The emotionally expansive, closer ‘Sometimes’ is beautifully spacious in its simplicity and effective in its largely instrumental structure, concluding the LP wonderfully.

On the very focused Up At Lagrange, sunset-lit shoegaze vibes and melodic alt-rock sounds are wired together to create a type of reverb-laden guitar pop that evokes the true indie of decades past, while picking up plenty of influences from more recent years. A delightful slow burning beauty of an album.

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