Local DC buzz band and newdust faves Shark Week are out with their newest single “Go West” off their upcoming double A-side 7″, Santurce. The record is out on July 30, and you can pre-order it HERE. Listen up and let the care-free, all American, rock & roll wash over you…
It’s been 3 years since the release of Libraries; the follow up to the Love Language’s loud, fuzzy self-titled debut of 2008, and since then, little else has been heard of new material. Libraries left us off with the presentation of an expanded and eclectic approach to songcraft. Now, from what weâ€™re shown by â€śCalm Downâ€ť of the upcoming Ruby Red, the Love Language continues to transform and enlarge their sound.
Where Libraries featured a number of expressive tracks emphasizing the atmosphere of each piece (â€śWilmot,â€ť â€śBlue Angelâ€ť), and The Love Language brought songs overflowing with rumbling, exclamatory energy (â€śLalita,â€ť â€śSparxxxâ€ť), â€śCalm Downâ€ť seems to find a happy medium between the two. Propelled by a quick drumbeat and made dense by rich harmonization and layered guitars, â€śCalm Downâ€ť still maintains the same charming heartache of past records whilst giving us a look at a new and improved Love Language. Ruby Red, and the unveiling of the Love Languageâ€™s improving sound, is out July 23 off of Merge Records. Â
Interesting new video of The Featuresâ€™ single â€śThis Disorder,â€ť previously reviewed HERE, featuring cool breakdance moves and a parrot. Look out for The Features at the Black Cat on 5/15, and get ready to dance your pants off in a room filled to the brim with that new album smell. Official release date is 5/14.
Provo, Utah based band Polytype has caught our attention with a new single and video for “Cyclone”. With eerie sounds and visuals, blending artful electronic production with indie-pop style melodies, you get a hint of what is on their first full length release Basic//Complex out now. Grab the album, listen up, and stay tuned, as the band is touring this Summer and into the Fall promoting the new reocrd.