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'Melodrama' by CASTLEBEAT [SG31] Album Review

'Melodrama' by CASTLEBEAT [SG31] Album Review

Written by Aleah Antonio, of ALTANGELES

In 37 short minutes, Castlebeat’s Melodrama transforms what used to be speedy tempos and beach-rock riffs into a thoughtful, electronic new sound. Josh Hwang of Castlebeat is used to life’s changes and is built to adapt to them well. When he eventually got bored of his acoustic guitar and moved to the eccentric neighborhood of Bushwick from the small bouts of Orange County, his music went along with him. 

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Vansire's 'After Fillmore County' EP Out Now on Spirit Goth

Vansire

Vansire's 'After Fillmore County' EP Out Now on Spirit Goth

  Two years after their wildly successful full-length album 'Angel Youth' Vansire is back with a new, highly anticipated EP. Currently available on cassette & soon to be on vinyl & CD. Stream - Bandcamp - Instagram - Cassette

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Coolhand Jax 'No Dreams of Anything' [SG29] EP Review

Coolhand Jax

Coolhand Jax 'No Dreams of Anything' [SG29] EP Review

Written by Saachi Gupta, of The Luna Collective

Described as a “psych-pop capsule”, Coolhand Jax's debut EP No Dreams of Anything  transcends the boundaries of his previous music as it reflects upon the neglected beauty of  freedom, fun and idleness.  

The recording project of 22-year-old Jake Weissman, Coolhand Jax only began in 2019 — but  has already carved a place for himself in the musical scene. Weissman has since moved from  Massachusetts to Los Angeles and is working on creating infectious tunes that flawlessly  encapsulate his feelings.  

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Shimmertraps 'LOOK!' [SG28] Album Review

Shimmertraps

Shimmertraps 'LOOK!' [SG28] Album Review

Written by Paria, founder of Kid With a Vinyl

To call Shimmertraps a band would be an understatement. Their music, stunningly colorful, mind-numbingly textured, and blissfully unpredictable, feels more akin to a performance art piece, a full-body deep-dive into an otherworldly atmosphere. While their 2017 debut album Ozius proved their initial skill in fuzzy, introspective lo-fi with hazy, intimate vocals to match, LOOK!,  the Washington-based group’s sophomore album, instead shows a distinct and brilliant evolution for the group, every moment bursting with disco-inspired, glitchy multi-dimensional synth pop, radiating with equal parts intrigue and whimsy.

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Shimmertraps Joins Spirit Goth Records

Shimmertraps

Shimmertraps Joins Spirit Goth Records

Welcome Shimmertraps to the label!

The Washington-based dream pop band will release their upcoming full-length album in June (SG28).

Watch the MV for 'Plume' + read an interview with Pure Nowhere !

Follow Shimmertraps:

@shimmertrapsband   Facebook   Spotify   Bandcamp

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