Finest Features

We gather the best feature releases of the week.

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Finest Features #002

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#1

White Reaper

Indie30

This garage rock band from Kentucky is Indie30’s Album of the Week.

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#2

Mid Ayr

The Brag

“On their new EP ‘Elm Way’, Brisbane indie rock duo Mid Ayr explore a darker side of society, disguised by a combination of poppy vocal lines, carefree guitar riffs, sorrow-filled synth bursts and laid-back drum grooves.”

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#3

The Black Angels

Piccadilly Records

“Twisting psychedelic passages, heavy wig-outs and tripped-out percussion. Brilliantly sedate in parts, only to soar into a mind-bending sunny haze of reverbed vocals and astral delay.”

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#4

Diet Cig

Rolling Stone

“The New York boy/girl duo specialise in lovesick fuzz-pop on their fantastic debut album ‘Swear I’m Good At This’.”

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#5

Dream Rimmy

RTRFM

Perth shoegazers Dream Rimmy were selected as Local Feature for RTR.

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#6

Alexander Savior

Edge Radio

With a voice that channels the ghosts of smoky fifties jazz haunts, lucid and literary lyricism worthy of J.D. Salinger, and wondrous youth-in-revolt abandon, Savior will tell you she makes, “Sassy impolite spaghetti western music.”

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#7

Bad//Dreems

SYN Radio

This Adelaide band is SYN’s Feature album of the Week

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#8

Bleeding Knees Club

Rabbit Radio

“The four track EP is the first fresh material from Bleeding Knees Club since 2013’s anthemic single ‘Feel’, and will make you only fall in love with the home-grown hooligans all over again, but makes you realise just how much you’ve missed them.”

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#9

Wear Your Wounds

Bandcamp Daily

“As suggested by its moonlit album art, this is a record that reaches for the stars rather than the pavement, often pushing its post-metal experiments well past the six-minute mark.”

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Finest Features #001

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No 1

Jesus & Mary Chain “Damage and Joy”

RTR Radio

“shoegaze legends The Jesus And Mary Chain [release] their seventh album and first in 19 years, “Damage and Joy”. Including collaborations with Isobel Campbell and Sky Ferreira this record is a perfect snap shot of the band.”

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No 2

Splashh “Waiting For a Lifetime”

Rough Trade Record Store

“In parts it’s full of drum loops and fuzz soaked guitars and in others it sounds like a psychedelic version of Electronic. Splashh have stepped it up on LP two and produced a beautifully captivating album.”

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No 3

Shy Nature “Ten Times Around the Sun”

Kool Rock Radio

“‘London-based indie rock/pop band Shy Nature have announced the release of their long-awaited debut full-length album ‘Ten Times Around the Sun’.”

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No 4

Cold Beat “In Motion”

ElevenPDX

“Each of the album’s 11 songs showcases the vulnerabilities exposed when taking a risk on human connection. But the strength of such human emotion is contrasted by Lew’s cold and cutting synthesizers; they drive Chaos by Invitation.”

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No 5

The Smith Street Band “More Scared of You Than You Are of Me”

TheMusic

“Musically, the band have taken bigger risks than they have before and it’s paid off. Producer Jeff Rosenstock’s influence is apparent with the introduction of synths, choirs and larger string sections, and frontman Wil Wagner has become more adventurous in his vocal style.”

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No 6

Timber Timbre  “Sincerely, Future Pollution”

Edge Radio

“Sincerely, Future Pollution stands out in Timber Timbre’s catalogue of imagistic records, with Kirk and band-mates Mathieu Charbonnea and Simon Trottier taking a unique approach to Timber Timbre’s usual process of sonic invention.”

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No 7

Gnod  “JUST SAY NO TO THE PSYCHO RIGHT-WING CAPITALIST FASCIST INDUSTRIAL DEATH MACHINE”

Piccadilly Record Store

“Barry from Piccadilly says: “Brilliance as ever from Manchester noise-rock-drone-psych stalwarts Gnod. Brilliantly musical, stunningly direct and absolutely unmissable.”

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No 8

Show Me the Body “Corpus I”

FBi Radio

“Gnarly experimental punk outfit Show Me The Body have just unleashed their new collaborative mixtape Corpus 1… is loud, rawkus, challenging and downright rewarding.”

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No 9

Sweet Spirit “St. Mojo”

Austin Monthly

“The band returns this month with its sophomore LP, St. Mojo, and continues to channel 80s pop and early 90s rock. (Imagine power-pop ripe for a soundtrack to a slacker movie about a heartbroken rocker girl who sits in the back row of algebra class.”

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