This single is exactly as exciting as we anticipated. Ell V Gore has been playing Toronto for quite some time, with his mic sucking brand of thrashy goth punk. A super exciting side-bar to this is that they will be releasing their debut EP on Bad Actors, a new imprint from Ben Cook (Fucked Up, Yacht Club) on June 4th.
Don’t know much about Detroit’s Ritual Howls except that they’re a three-piece that makes post-punk of the darkest variety. This 4-track cassette demo is wonderful, all the fidelity we need.
New electro epic from our fave Philadelphia crew, who keep delivering pure gold. Potpourri of Pearls!
Johnny Zhivago – Echo
Johnny Zhivago were a pretty badass synthpop group from Winnipeg (!), known for fighting for the future from the present. They remained sadly pretty obscure and this public access broadcast is the only performance to be found on Youtube. I’d love to imagine an alternative universe in which they became prairie superstars along with Ohama and Bruce Haack and the vast plains spawned hundreds of synth bands. Regardless, more electro prairie heritage moments please! Discovered thanks to Weird Canada.
Denmother – You Will Never
We’ve always been impressed by Denmother and everything she’s done so far. With the release of her latest song, we’ve gone from loving her, to willing to follow her to the ends of the earth and back. This is some next level shit, and we can’t wait for the release of her tape on I had an Accident Records later this year.