Velvet & Soil offers nods to acts like The National or Grizzly Bear through bright pop melodies that emerge from dark, pulsing rhythms. — Sean Pritchard, The Blue Indian
The second EP from Virginia lo-fi / basementgazer Tired Moth expands upon what makes his sound so great: the mystery, the darkness, the Lynch-like atmosphere... it's all here and in full steam. The Brain Doesn't Rust brings the eerie moods up a couple notches.
Tired Moth writes/records the majority of his music in the basement/attic of his 1950s post-war home. If it's not done there then it's during his night shift at a nearby roadside hotel.
Listen / purchase here: Tired Moth 'The Brain Doesn't Rust'
From the very start, Blackrune spreads thick psychedelia on dreamy shoegaze-esque guitar leads. The track’s entire rhythm is slow-roasted for perfection, with a heavy, sun-dazed quality to it.
"Daylight Ritual" ignores change and treads deep into the same melody as the beginning. Not that it’s bad - the groove-oriented psych riff is penetrating and absolutely intense. The vocals are very detached and reverb-drenched for added trippiness. If you’re a Hookworms, Spiritualized, or My Bloody Valentine fan, there’s a good chance you’ll enjoy this
Fuzzbook has some kind kind words and a premiere from the debut Blood Cousin EP.
‘You Won (or, We Have All Lost)’ is the debut EP from Virginia based lo-folkers Blood Cousin.
"Theme of the Raven" is taken from the EP which borders the thin red, white and blue line between Americana and dark folk. The 4 tracks are distantly dreamy, kind of like what I imagine an EP recorded by a ghost might sound like.
The EP is available to stream now courtesy of the excellent FURIOUS HOOVES and will be available via download or 3” mini-CD soon.
Blood Cousin have an EP coming out in June, but you can stream You Won (or, We Have All Lost) now on bandcamp. According to their soundcloud, this EP ”takes on the tragedies of life: living, loving and losing.”
1. Evolution, Florida
2. Theme of the Raven
3. Ark of Jones (The Noble)
4. And Here We Are, 9 Meals Away From Anarchy
Will be available digitally and as a limited edition 3” CD housed in a unique handmade foldout sleeve.