Electronic

Pan•American "Kidnap!"

Mark Nelson (aka Pan•American) has begun to release old recordings on his bandcamp. The first was made available a couple of weeks ago and is the first ever Pan•American release, “Kidnap!”, which was previously a cassette only release from the Mid-90’s on an obscure Richmond label called Tenderette.

“Kidnap!” is a beautifully lo-fi single with the sounds of a typewriter through out and is backed by the ambient b-side “Casino”.

Rogozo's dual album is a sonic journey worth taking, performance set for 08.02

Boston's Rogozo has a brand new double record out titled Nine Lives/Eight Lives and boy does it offer an escape from life's asphyxiating routine. The ambiance in the opening track "Nine Lives" alone is enough to relax the brain's neurons and secrete euphoria. The listener can be lost in the suppleness of the string instruments and keys that open the song and lead toward an intriguing marching drum build-up. The song then cascades the mind into a lake of majestic vocal chants, blinding drum fills, and flourishing guitars. The record continues its art-rock flexing to flash stylish guitar solos and Queen-like enthusiasm in its performance. "Animals" in particular is a cross between the most prominent rock forms of the '70s: punk, glam, and psych merge for a riveting experience. "The Psychic" fast-forwards to the '80s for an electro-tune that displays a furious pace, a smooth bassline, and charming vocal harmonies. "Red City" has a lush piano riff that contrasts with the song's aggressive tone. Rogozo has crafted a sonic journey that is deserving of praise, in its execution as much as in its creativity. The Thunder Road Music Club will be hosting Rogozo on Aug 2nd for a performance sure to be a good time. With so many tracks to choose from, we have to go with the pop-punk tinged "Dream" streaming for you below. - Rene Cobar

New QQQ Tape Available for Streaming & Purchase

Shriveling is the new tape from Philly sound sculptor QQQ. Synth-saturated, electro beats generate movement within a mysterious, mercurial setting. Sonics build creating darker corners to explore. You can experience it all live this evening at Johnny Brenda's, where he'll be supporting Mark Redito.

Almost Owen is out here with your midsummer anthem

Boston’s Almost Owen is a little risqué and a whole lot of playful: the singer-songwriter’s latest single “We Out Here” is the perfect anthem for midsummer festivities. The percussive song moves limbs and provides a solid foundation for Owen’s smooth flow and catchy pop hooks. The production of “We Out Here” impresses with its textured vocal harmonies and cheery chants that create the merry atmosphere Owen is known for. We dare say too that Owen has a swagger in his delivery that completes the summer package. If you need a track for your mischievous summer evenings, we are streaming it for you below. - Rene Cobar

New Track: "Hereditary Trauma Dream Sprinting (Oxford Circle)" - Nina Keith

“Hereditary Trauma Dream Sprinting (Oxford Circle)” is the lead single from MARANASATI 19111, the forthcoming debut full-length from Nina Keith. The LP is slated to arrive on August 30 via Grind Select. From its bird-chirping opening through the elegant expansive piano and flourishes of flute, etc., Keith creates a vivid, sonic landscape that also includes vocal assistance from Becki Freiberg. A graceful, weightless atmosphere thrives within an inherently complex, classical setting. It feels as though all your senses have been finely tuned to fully appreciate the nuanced layers. (Photo by Madeleine Bishop)

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