The Sea and The Sun ft. arrange

by Germany Germany
album Blank Mind Empty Heart

 The sun and the sea have shared a long distance relationship for ages. His starlight shines through space sending her a message of love and warmth. Her waves reach out to feel the heat being sent to her. Creatures stir beneath her surface and inside she comes to life. He burns brighter as she spins taking him all in and allowing him to wash over her shores. One day he will have to reach out and he knows that he will consume her. Being so far away is something that even the sun cannot stand and when he expands to be near her he will only destroy everything that he loves.

 If you have come to know me and the sort of things that I enjoy posting then this should be almost obvious. Take the electronic expertise of Germany Germany and let the pot simmer slowly allowing synth to rise over subtle percussive echoes to create your pallet. Layer on the fragile haunting voice of Arrange singing a moving and emotional well written song that will leave you broken. Together the pair have come together to create one of the best singles of the year and not only that this is only one of the many offerings that must be heard on the latest full length LP to come from Germany Germany called Blank Mind Empty Heart available now through his Bandcamp.

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Creature Pleaser

by Gracie
album Bleeder

 They walked the streets late after the midnight hour prowling for their next prey. They were young and mean and packed into tight t-shirts and jeans. Their leather boot heels clicked as they walked with arms swinging wildly. Each of them gritted their teeth and hoped that they would find work with each passing car. Just one trick to rob or suck off and the two boys would finally get their hit. In a handful of hours they would be waking to the blazing sun and once their blurry eyes cleared and a shower started to run over them they would think about the next high and a chance to be a creature pleaser.

 Gracie who I first wrote about after discovering him through his EP release on Absent Fever recently tipped me off to his first preview single from his upcoming debut full length album Bleeder. The single is titled Creature Pleaser and it is a large and in charge slice of electronic pop. It moves and sways, breaks down pounding, and rises from the dead with repeat hard hitting snares that push through it’s second half. His music always seems to find it’s ground no matter how he chooses to twist and turn things and the album should have plenty of surprises for your listening ears when it releases.

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Speed Of Sound

by Beat Mark
album Two Bit Dezperados // Beat Mark split

 The wave is headed this way. We have heard on the news that it is traveling around the entire globe with no look of stopping. A large crowd in the thousands has started to gather and fill the beach with their chairs and coolers. Their hands reach into their pockets and they call everyone they know that couldn’t be here. Film crews roll from both the ground and the sky in loud whirring copters that pass overhead to scan the crowd. It is moving at seven hundred and sixty eight miles per hour over the ocean and any moment the sound will overwhelm us all. 

  Just had a chance to sit and give a listen to the latest release on Shit Music For Shit People records. It was a two track split 7” coming from Two Bit Dezperados and Beat Mark and I chose to post the flip as my preview to what you will get from this release. A classic sounding guitar intro drives right into an upbeat summer fun filled explosion of indie pop. Male and female shared vocals play off of each other throughout with the female taking the wheel during the breakdown. The A-side is also a guitar laced rock track that ends in a lengthy instrumental groove and you can stream the release at the SMFSP SoundCloud. It is officially out on August 3rd and will be a 300 copy limited release so cop them quick.

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Hidden (Jensen Sportag Remix)

by Erika Spring

 I move swiftly and faceless through the large writhing crowd. My hood is pulled up over my head and face and I excuse my way toward the man I have been following for weeks. This is going to be my one chance to get near him without any of his men around to protect him. I reach my hand into my pocket where it slides smoothly into the glove I have stashed away there. My knife is taken out in split second as I press myself into the mans back. I leave the knife with the man and walk into the crowd to become an invisible killer hidden in plain sight.

 It seems like I have just posted the original version of Erika Spring’s Hidden and now I get another chance to post the same song with a twist. Jensen Sportag takes the original and intros with a light airy sound. From there the song is all shimmer and shine with throbbing disco rhythms pulsing underneath their use of the vocal bits and pieces. Be sure to check out the full length self titled EP release now which is streaming over at the CASCINE SoundCloud and be on the lookout for more from Erika Spring.

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No Progress

by J£ZUS MILLION
album Eat Dat

 It seems as if there will be no way to make our way out. It has been three grueling days in the dark and the heat while we try to dig. We were there in the underneath when Bobby sent the call through his radio and seconds later we heard the blast go off from above us. All I am able to think about is seeing her face and how stupid I was to leave my lunch pail back in our break room. Her homemade spaghetti was still safely in a plastic container and I could taste it on my lips. However for now all we could do is start to sit and wait as our escape has ended with no progress.

 You may remember Joseph Zucco from his previous posts here as Teenage Reverb. Well he is both back to making music and he is making it under the new name of J£ZUS MILLION. His first preview of his latest EP Eat Dat has just landed on his SoundCloud and is called No Progress. It is a slow building slice of R&B icon laced four on the flour electronic groove. Synths and percussion turn the tide rising and stabbing throughout the tracks second half. Give this preview single a turn then look out for his EP release soon.

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Dive (Into It)

by Mister Lies
album SVENGALI Vol. 2

 I never second guess my heart when it tells me to go for it. There can be no turning back is not ever going to be enough to keep me from stepping of that ledge and into the fire. I simply stand fast and prepare myself. It is unknown if there will be any time to plan or if I will have even a moment to do so. I just have to grab whatever I can sitting near me that may be of use and rush to meet whatever the situation is head on. I have to follow my heart and walk out onto the edge. I will always have to dive into it.

 Mister Lies is no new name to GPBP and there is good reason after a string of always pleasant sounds that follow after hitting play on any of the tracks bearing the name. Luckily for us this new single Dive (Into It) also comes packed as a part of the new SVENGALI Vol 2. compilation which is filled to brim with fresh songs from Mister Lies, Different Sleep, Soleman, Maurice, and Svengali. Saying this new song is laid back is an understatement. This is the sound of sitting in a hammock by a beach while someone waits on your every want and need while watching a perfect sunset laid back. Hit play and follow the link to the Svengali Bandcamp for a whole lot more.

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Romantic Gaze

by Taquwami
album Blurrywonder

 I go into a mild frenzy when I happen to catch that look in your eyes. It draws me in and sends my head into a multitude of fantasy scenarios. I always know that look is going to mean a night out where we will laugh and eat and hold hands over tables at whatever restaurant we finally decide on. We might sit in a dark movie allowing our legs to press together while we share quick glances in the flashes of light. I can only wonder how you will be surprising me once we spin the lock in our door. All I know is that when I see that romantic gaze my night will be special.

  After one of the more impressive strings of singles to be released this year as well as the inclusion of Aliens on the Dopewave Is Real compilation Taquwami has laid this new card on the table. Romantic Gaze is the first full length taste of his soon to be released Blurrywonder EP on Void Youth. It rattles and hums with Hip-Hop influenced drums, Huge almost Trance like synth rises, and a Pop similar vocal that is warped and toyed with throughout. Hints of so many things lay under the instant surface of this track it really leaves me no way to pigeon hole it into some sort of genre. All I can say is that I’m looking forward to the release and hearing the rest of the latest EP as soon as possible.

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