Out June 1st. SWIM IGNORANT FIRE “Belly of the Whale” cassett
This is a very short and quick indie pop EP. This is a special tape, mainly because I listen to it as an extension of the sound Nolan (of KoLP) creates in his other bands (xIWSWUYSBx, Celestial Being, etc) although with a toned down approach and even a pulling back of guitar fuzz. Instead of a breakneck speed screamo, we get something similar to mid 1990’s indie pop band crossed with punk hybrid.
Ron Beaudet is a very young individual from the United States that crafts simple yet intricate solo pop music. His youthful vigor translates well into a catchy and rhythmic experience that is easily consumed. A young dude, and sugary tunes.
This isn’t a Rok Lok release but it features a couple of artists who released music on the label last year. KENT STATE and SHIVERING WINDOW have teamed up for a split. Check it out!
Have you checked out the new Kent State split ep W/ Shivering Window? download it FREE now over at www.kentstate.bandcamp.com
Listen to If It Is by Bare Pale
Cassette out now! Edition of 100 pro-dubbed/imprinted cassettes with full color, cardstock j-cards.
Squanto’s “a gift + a favor” is a very somber expression. Something particularly solemn overcasts the bright, sparkly acoustic guitar progressions and electronic synth based works that are contained in this release. It is a light and blurry release, very gentle. Something almost feather light.
NEW RELEASE!! BARE PALE “If It Is” cassette
Pro dubbed/imprinted, full color card stock j-cards. Limited to an edition of 100
Based out of London the trio of Bare Pale plays a hybrid of reverb soaked shoegaze and wonky lo fi indie rock, that reminds me of a cross between Swirlies, “Isn’t Anything” era My Bloody Valentine, Blaise Pascal, Sammy and Teenage Fanclub. “If It Is” offers up six tracks of undeniably pure noise pop bliss and it reminds of the one cassette that I would listen to over and over again in my walkman because it was so damn good.