Barnyard "Good Morning"
Melbourne duo Good Morning have announced their new album, ‘Barnyard’, will be released later this year.
‘Barnyard’ follows on from their 2019 record ‘Basketball Breakup’, and is their first since signing to US label Polyvinyl back in April. The record was made “in slightly simpler times” at Wilco‘s recording studio, The Loft, in Chicago over a five-day period.
Can't Swim "Change of Plans"
Speaking about the upcoming album, vocalist Chris LoPorto says, “all of our endeavours as a band have led us to make what I think is the most honest and transparent album in our discography. We spent way less time recording what we thought we should be writing and put down whatever came naturally. The recording process was certainly the easiest to date as well – we knew what we wanted going into it. I’m constantly writing songs and some of the tracks on Change Of Plans have been in the demo stage for almost four years now so it feels great to finally have them all together on one release.”
Elena Setien "Unfamiliar Minds"
Basque artist Elena Setién shapes the ethereal into immediate on the stunningly pristine songs of Unfamiliar Minds. Her command of melody and resolute voice are complemented by lush arrangements that surround the listener in a world of intimate beauty. Setién is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, collaborator and improviser, having worked with artists like Mary Lattimore and Steve Gunn as well as composing for film and television. On Unfamiliar Minds, Setién reflects on isolation, confusion and harnesses uncertainty with optimism on ten ghostly wonders that capture ineffable feelings in radiant detail.
Maya Shenfeld "In Free Fall"
Sounding like Caterina Barbieri covering Wendy Carlos’s gamechanging “A Clockwork Orange” OST, Berlin-based artist Maya Shenfeld’s debut is a thoughtful, gorgeous expression of limber synth technique and advanced compositional skill.
Shenfeld’s musical background is diverse: she’s played in punk bands, composed for new music ensembles and worked in a fine art context. On “In Free Fall” she attempts to distill her experiences into a coherent whole, and does so while taking thematic cues from German artist and theorist Hito Steyerl, whose work is referenced in the title. Shenfeld originally trained as a classical guitarist and studied composition before having her horizons expanded by punk and improv. More recently, she studied with Italian modular whizz Caterina Barbieri, whose influence looms large in Shenfeld’s harmonious synth-led compositions.