DIY/Lo-Fi

New Track: "Pluto" - So Totally

in the shape of..., the forthcoming album from So Totally, is scheduled to arrive on May 3, and the band recently shared its lead single “Pluto”. An initial, luminous glide creates a sense of lightness that gradually gives way to the afterburners of murkier fuzz. There is a relatable outlook within the spacey, shoegazing framework - one of feeling temporarily lost and out of sorts among your peers, while wanting the comfort of attention as you drift off. (Photo by Jeff David Beardsmith)

   

New Boon EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

The quartet of Boon recently released its latest album All of Us Laughing, which is available on cassette via Glass Orchard Records. Waves of vocals refreshingly wash over you as pensive arrangements negotiate space, forming intriguing sonic shapes. Floating through that heady atmosphere, the words appear to be transmitted in as the music swirls around it. Boon will be performing next in Philly on Saturday, April 13 at Gay Baby Jail with Mavis the Dog, Carinae, Mother Tongues, and Stoner Will & the Narks.

   

Krust Toons: "What Stage Does John Cena Play?" by Tedd Hazard

Krust Toons: "What Stage Does John Cena Play?" by Tedd Hazard - please feel free to drop him a line at teddandthehazards@gmail.com if you dig or have any funny ideas. You can also check out more of his illustrations and animation shorts HERE.

   

New Track: "spoons, knives?" - Eliza Bird

Fledgling four-piece Eliza Bird recently shared a new single, “spoons, knives?”. Lyrically, the song expresses a desire to take a stand against those whom overlook and/or mistreat you. Wrapped in warm, delicate atmospherics that are accented by the soft moan of guitar, there’s an internalized tug of war between passively grinning and bearing or pulling no punches. It can be a struggle, weighing the potential results of action versus inaction and determining the best course to take, especially when dealing with the underlying theme of domestic abuse.

   

Debut La Palma Album Available for Streaming & Purchase

The pairing of Chris Walker & Tim Gibbon, a.k.a. La Palma, recently shared its debut self-titled album. A bubbling, bouncy, psych-pop/surf vibe hangs in the humid air. The balance of low-key, laid-back melodies and adventurous instrumental combinations create a compelling/calming dynamic. Unassuming, infectious rhythms and harmonic vocal textures hypnotically draw you in.