Lydia Ainsworth (Photo by Zoe Koke)
“Cake,” the new single from singer, songwriter and producer Lydia Ainsworth’s forthcoming album Sparkles & Debris, is out today with an accompanying video directed by Takeshi Suga and shot in Tokyo before the start of the pandemic.
The album, which follows 2019’s acclaimed Phantom Forest and blends live drums, guitars and bass with Ainsworth’s signature vast electronic landscapes, is due May 21 via Zombie Cat Records.
Helen Marnie (Photo courtesy the artist)
Glasgow-based electro rockers Union of Knives self released “A Tall Tale,” their first of two collaborations featuring Ladytron’s lead vocalist Helen Marnie.
The trio is composed of Chris Gordon, Ant Thomaz (Dope Sick Fly), and drummer Pete Kelly, who returned from a decade on tour with The Kills and Ladytron, and brought Marnie into the fold. These songs will appear on their forthcoming album Endless from the Start, which will be released this spring.
Blanck Mass (Photo by Harrison Reid)
Blanck Mass — the project of musician Benjamin John Power — announces his new album, In Ferneaux, out Feb. 26 on Sacred Bones, and shares “Starstuff,” a single edit from the album. It’s the follow-up to 2019’s Animated Violence Mild, which “channels the horrors of the surveillance state and the creeping dread of everyday life into the most aggressive music of [Power’s] career” (Pitchfork). In turn, In Ferneaux explores pain in motion, building audio-spatial chambers of experience and memory.
Electric Grandmother (Photo courtesy the band)
“Sitcom-core” DC duo Electric Grandmother recently debuted a video for new song “Space Phone” from the band’s latest album, Relaunch. The music video for “Space Phone” consists of stop-motion animation created entirely by the band’s Mary Alice Hamnett.
Katie Alice Greer fronts Priests at Songbyrd Music House on April 13, 2019. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath)
We Fought the Big One, DC’s longest running monthly underground music listening party, is hosting a very special livestream show via Twitch on Friday, Aug. 7! KAG, or Katie Alice Greer, former vocalist of Priests, performs a solo show during the indie rock livestream.
Rituals of Mine (Photo by Jeffrey LaTour)
Rituals of Mine — the immersive, hybrid R&B electronic project of Los Angeles-based songwriter Terra Lopez — announces her new album, HYPE NOSTALGIA, out Sept. 25 on Carpark Records, and shares the lead single/video, “Come Around Me.”
Madame Ghandi (Photo by Rikki Wright)
Sixth & I continues its livestream series today with musician and activist Madame Gandhi, who performs for the Sixth & I Living Room Sessions on Facebook Live today, Friday, May 1.
Houses of Heaven (Photo by Effixx)
Layering synths, guitars, electronic percussion, and live drums, Houses of Heaven fuses early industrial and techno rhythms with the melodicism of shoegaze and a heavy dose of dub-influenced effects. Formed in Oakland, California, by Keven Tecon, Adam Beck, and Nick Ott, the band follows up the Remnant EP with their first full-length album titled Silent Places, available May 1 via Felte.
Today, the band released a video for “Dissolve the Floor” from that debut album.
phem (Photo by Hee Eun Chung)
Alternative pop sorceress phem and Australian superstar Alison Wonderland pose a question that has been on everybody’s mind as of late with their new single “W.W.C.B.D.”–i.e. “wut wud carole baskin do?”
Ghostpoet (Photo by Emma Dudlyke)
Trip hop artist Ghostpoet releases his new album, I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep, through Play It Again Sam on May 1. This week, he shared a new track, “Nowhere to Hide Now.”