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Debut Sinister R EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Philadelphia-based electronic project Sinister R recently self-released its debut EP Fear of Future. The recordings present subdued dance music, in the vein of UK garage and jungle. The tracks’ rhythms are more two-step than four-on-the-floor, occupying a sonic space whose samples and synths are interwoven gracefully throughout. Processed clips run through distortion and decay, airing out a positive repurposing of loss into something with direction and character. - Josh Kelly

   

Billington Shippy and Wyche "The Eventual Warp Cat"

Ben Billington (Quicksails, Tiger Hatchery), Mark Shippy (Invisible Things, US Maple) & Daniel Wyche are preparing to release their sophomore album “The Eventual Warp Cat” via No Index on February 15th. The spacey, improvisational noise rock trio released their debut back in 2017 and are returning with a darker and somewhat themed effort. Below you can stream the album’s first single “Freaky Dot Patterns”.

You can catch Billington/ Shippy/ Wyche at The Hideout on February 12th with Couteau Sang and Mode Hexe (James Wetzel of Melkbelly).

   

Twin Talk "Weaver" Video

Twin Talk has released a third single and title track from their forthcoming LP, Weaver. The single is accompanied by a beautiful video which was Produced and directed by Sean Pierce and Zach Harris and featuring a sculpture by Maren Celest.

Twin Talk is the improvisational jazz of Dustin Laurenzi (tenor saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet), Katie Ernst (bass, voice), and Andrew Green (drums, percussion, gankogui bells).

You can catch Twin Talk on Feb. 10th at The Hideout for their album release event.

   

Behaviorist crafts lush, orchestral soundscapes, plays Baby's 2.1

Behaviorist is the solo project of multi-instrumentalist Stephen Chen, best known for his dynamic saxophone work with Brooklyn chamber pop outfit San Fermin, and as an individual endeavor it carries some of the dramatic, art rock elements of his full band while expanding into more cerebral lyrical territory. Chen states that Behaviorist’s title is derived from “the psychological revolution that imagine[s] living beings as manipulable machines,” informing the songwriting channeled into the project’s four singles as lurid, experimental meditations on facets of the human psyche. “Hard To Please,” Chen’s most recent effort, is perhaps the most lush of these meditations, an at face, explicit presentation of sexual appetites against plucking, echoing guitars and synchronized baritone sax. It’s a track rife with dramatic tension, a consequence of its slow-building, orchestral instrumentation, and promises a climactic live performance when Behaviorist takes Baby’s All Right next month supporting Sean McVerry and Sulene. Until then, you can stream it below. -Connor Beckett McInerney (@b_ck_tt)

   

New Writhing Squares EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Out of the Ether, the new album from Philly garage-psych duo Writhing Squares, is out today via Trouble In Mind Records. Brimming with pulsating, rhythmic grooves, Kevin Nickles (Ecstatic Vision, Taiwan Housing Project) and Daniel Provenzano (Purling Hiss, Spacin') launch into space, riding a noise-infused, free-jazz rocket. Step into the future, and have your mind altered. You can catch their record release show at Kung Fu Necktie on Thursday, February 7, where they'll be supported by Sparrow Steeple and labelmates Headroom.