A few years back, four girls met at music school and began composing together by age nine. Now at sixteen, this Sydney group has finally shared their indie pop sound as Erthlings, and they’re quickly gaining ground. Yes, they’re young, but they’re already seasoned veterans of songwriting with their fair share of life experiences and observations about the world around them.
These adolescent Australians have been touring in support of fellow KUTX favorite G Flip, but only after releasing their debut studio single. It’s only the beginning for Erthlings and we’re hoping for world domination in the near future. For now you can make your Friday extra fresh with Erthlings’ inaugural track, “Bridges”!
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What do you do when you despise an entire genre? Sure, you could simply abandon it and move on with your life OR you could reinvent it in a way that sounds good to you! For electronic music, Los Angeles multi-instrumentalist and producer Lucas Nathan has done exactly that, beginning with his project Zonotope™ and continuing with his current moniker, Jerry Paper. Since 2010 Nathan has had four full-lengths as Zonotope™ and just as many as Jerry Paper; if you dive into Nathan’s discography you can expect high concepts, rituals, alter egos and alternate universes all used towards a discovery of self.
With that impressive body of work, it’s almost puzzling to consider the infantile title of his fifth album as Jerry Paper, Like A Baby. It’s a baker’s dozen of ornate electronic excellence, complete with all the vocal, instrumental, and production quirks we love about Nathan. Like A Baby doesn’t drop until October 12th (around the same time he stops by Austin with his fellow Stones Throwers) but lucky for us, Jerry released another new single this past Tuesday and it’s one that’ll make you say, “My God”!
Building a bridge between upbeat and tripped-out, Nashville quartet Arlie puts the surreal back in psych-pop.
They’ve only been around the past couple years but today, after teasing the music world with only a few spaced out singles, Arlie has finally released their debut EP, the appropriately titled wait. You can count on lush soundscapes and infectious melodies throughout wait and right now you can put an end to the anticipation with the EP’s lead synth-soaked single, “barcelona boots“!
Meshing neo-folk flavors and ambient auras, Melbourne singer-songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist Harp Samuels is the peace you need in your life. Last year Samuels made a big impact with his debut album, Wanting, and just this past weekend he shared his sophomore record, Breathe. Inspired by the loss of Samuels’ parents, the nine original compositions on Breathe are alphabetically ordered from “Away” to “Inglenook” and pay tribute to feelings of tension, hope and wanderlust.
This latest offering from Samuels is an unabashed musical journey, and you can take the first step with the album’s title track, “Breathe”!
Take a look at this name: Slothrust. Your gut tells you it’s “Slow Thrust” but as a matter of fact, it’s “Sloth Rust”. Pronunciation aside, this Boston three-piece has spent the past decade oxidizing audiences with their gritty, grungy style of alternative garage rock.
There’s no doubting the growth that vocalist-guitarist Leah Wellbaum, drummer Will Gorin and bassist Kyle Bann have undergone since 2010, best heard on their latest record, The Pact. These twelve new tunes bask in the glory of hi-fi production and kick off the next phase for Slothrust, who are already in the midst of a lengthy international tour. The Pact came out last Friday so immerse yourself with new Slothrust and start off with the album opener from The Pact, “Double Down”.