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Title: NightshiftingNightshifting
Artist(s): Fake Tears (Larissa Loyva, Elisha May Rembold, vocals, synthesizer, production)
Genre: Synth pop, darkwave
Label: Mint
Sample: "Second Wind"
Notes: 

As its title suggests, there’s a written rule for listening to Nightshifting: do not play before 9 P.M. Larissa Loyva and Elisha May Rembold’s synth-woven tapestry is definitely eine kliene nachtmusik. Aside from the Bronski Beat tendencies of “Second Wind”, Nightshifting rarely leads to the dancefloor: Fake Tears prefer to float along the ether, rather than clock through sections like a punch-card.

Whether by the interstellar voyage of “14 Storeys” or by the robotic irony of “Uncanny Valley” Nightshifting is an automatic transmission into a nocturnal dreamworld, guided by a gently crooning voice that is both one and many. -NL

 

Title: No Soap RadioNo Soap Radio
Artist(s): BRASS (Devon Motz, vocals; Rory Troughton, drums; Tristan Milne, guitar; Zak Garret, bass)
Genre: Punk Rock
Label: Self-released
Sample: "Plane's that never"
Notes: 

A PUNK ROCK RECORD START TO FINISH. PUNCTUAL SONGS. SHOUTING. DISCONTENT.

DAY PACKED FULL OF ENNUI? THOW ON NO SOAP AND SMASH BEER BOTTLES ON THINE OWN FACE — PROBLEM SOLVED.

BUT FOR REAL THE BAND IS CLEARLY HAVING FUN ROCKING OUT TO THESE JAMS AND YOU CAN’T HELP BUT GET CAUGHT UP IN THE RUCKUS. CUE THE SAX SOLOOOOO. -NL

 

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