L.A.'s Alex Lilly comes off the road with Beck, Lorde to release solo debut album


Los Angeles-based renaissance female, Alex Lilly, has announced the upcoming release of her debut solo album 2% Milk on Jan. 11th, 2019. The album is the first release for newly formed Release Me Records, founded by musician Inara George of the bird and the bee.

In addition to the writing, arranging, producing, and playing of her own music, Lilly has established a notable career out on the road as a part of the touring bands of such esteemed musicians BeckLordeRy Cooder, and the bird and the bee.

When Lilly’s in L.A, she has stayed busy throughout the years with her own projects such as Obi BestTouchéZero DeZire, and The Living Sisters.

2% Milk will be preceded by the single and music video “Distracting Me”.

Fawns of Love to release limited vinyl edition of "Part Time Punks" sessions, Aug. 24th


Married Bakersfield, California-based dreampop duo Fawns of Love will release its recently-aired session for the "Part Time Punks" radio show as a limited-edition 12-inch vinyl album on August 24th. The release will also include a cover version of "Rocket Science" by The Chills, one of Fawns of Love's favorite bands and influences.  

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Jeanne Vomit-Terror "etches MIDI labyrinths into the 4th dimension" on "Empire Waste" debut, out Aug. 3rd


Courtesy of Desperate Spirits: In her feature length debut, Mlle. V-T etches MIDI labyrinths into the 4th dimension with alacritous disregard for contemporary electronic microgenre orthodoxies, forging sonic hybrids at once novel and grotesque, eschewing the easy pentatonic or four-banger for labyrinthine harmonic and polyrhythmic structures that run perhaps contrary to her household-name aspirations, pop naïf that she is." The debut album Empire Waste arrives on Aug. 3rd via Lexington, Kentucky's Desperate Spirits label.

the black watch to issue "Witches!" on July 27th


“I imagined Syd Barrett joining New Order with just the kick drum and the 808 state, or whatever it’s called, for the pulse," says  John Andrew Fredrick of the black watch about Witches! (July 27th, ATOM Records), his band's 16th (!) album in a prolific career spanning 30 years. Look out for lead single "Georgette, Georgette" coming soon. Hear current single "Oh You Little Witch" (from "The Paper Boats" EP) at PopMatters.

Scott Danbom of Centro-matic to release debut solo album


Scott Danbom, formerly of popular Texas-based band Centro-matic, announces the upcoming release of his self-titled debut solo album under the name Static Diary.

Best-known for his work in Centro-matic, Danbom is a veteran performer and accompanist in his own right, having worked with Centro-matic leader Will Johnson (who also appears on Static Diary), as well as Sarah Jaffe, Drive-By Truckers, and many more throughout his long career. 

Denton, Texas-based label Goliad Media Group will release Static Diary on July 27th, 2018, preceded by the lead single “Phrase From Business”.

Metal Mother to release first new music in five years


The now Los Angeles (formerly Oakland)-based one-woman powerhouse Tara Timberman - known as Metal Mother - has announced the release of a new EP "Pagan Jazz," her first new music in five years. Arriving on June 1st, Timberman says, "'Pagan Jazz' is inspired by and written for the warehouse party world and all the absurd and whimsical fairies it attracted. I’ve lost many friends in the last couple years, including many close friends in the Ghost Ship fire. It’s taken everything I have to keep the magic, wonder, and weirdness alive in life."