Innerworld is out September 30. You can pre-order it on vinyl, CD, and MP3 from Last Gang Records.
Weaves is performing a special one-time-only theatrical collaboration with Allison Cummings entitled “Weaves Through Time” on August 10 in Toronto, part of the Summerworks Music Series curated by Silent Shout.
If you’re in Toronto, Kira May opens for Nat Baldwin (of Dirty Projectors) and Black Walls this Thursday at Wavelength at the Monarch Tavern, which seems like a show well worth seeing indeed.
Highway is the exceptional debut album by Halifax/Paris duo Hey Mother Death. Here, Laurence Strelka and Denma Peisinger are in full command of a classic yet highly distinct aesthetic which explores and reimagines some of the more artful and stylish corners of rock’s iconic past; picture the nexus between Histoire de Melody Nelson and Chris & Cosey, but far more ominous and dub-inflected, overall. The result is an alluring intercontinental travelogue, steeped in spontaneous guitar gestures, cold electronics, mid-tempo grooves, and haunting ambience. Most impressively, Highway showcases a cogent, signature musical style that manages to sound both novel and timeless. Expect big things from Hey Mother Death, as this album — one of the finest we’ve heard this year — bodes very well for their future.
Stream the entire album below and pick up a digital or vinyl edition from Snake Power Records. Half of the proceeds from digital sales will be donated directly to 350.org, Amnesty International, Global Network of Sex Work Projects, and The World Wildlife Fund.
Mekele excels at crafting gorgeous, immersive music, and his latest production “Ānanda” is no exception. Eschewing the beat-driven aspects of 2012′s Nocturne EP, this track evokes the transcendental and celestial qualities found only in the finest ethereal electronic ambient music. With its widescreen sound design and ornate arrangement, “Ānanda” showcases Mekele’s remarkable musicality, imagination, and technical skill.
The last we heard from the inimitable Bile Sister, she was guesting on a Janet Jackson cover with Montreal’s YlangYlang. It must have been a great collaborative fit, since this new song comes to us from a compilation by Jeunesse Cosmique, a label that represents other featured artists such as Telephone Maison, Hazy Montagne Mystique, and YlangYlang herself. The compilation is called “tripping” after its stoner vibes, but it could also easily refer to the unpredictable and uneven beat of this particular offering.