‘Chariot’ by Ruby Pins (San Francisco, California)
Ruby Pins is the solo project of Grass Widow drummer Lillian Maring. Her years spent in the San Francisco garage rock band have taken their toll—Ruby Pins sounds like a Grass Widow side project while an individualistic flair. Maring has been writing the debut, self-titled album for the last three years and recorded it in Port Townsend, Washington, with just an SM58 mic. Given the locale, second single “Chariot” is appropriately isolated and introspective. @emily_wheeler
The amazing thing about our network here at Dingus is the accessibility of discovering new D.I.Y artists and bands from all around the world. Thanks to the community we have built and continue to build upon, we were turned onto Israeli space-rock, alternative band Lego Lepricons. From the first colossal hit of their song ‘No Money’, listeners can do nothing but believe in and hang on to every large winded yell of singer Yair Ziv. The group combines ambient vocal and guitar effects with futuristic, proggy keyboard and synth work to keep every passing moment of these otherwise post-rock songs unique and worthy of your attention. A sound that is relatable across many genre lines, Lego Lepricons will be embraced internationally for their ease of writing songs both in popular style and of progressive nature. @thinknotsleep
I believe the single ‘Consulting Maps That Lie‘ has gotten a first look on Dingus already, but this full EP from Deadfile is just far too superb to pass over without some consideration. The 7 minute and 53 second opening track, ‘This Hollowed Land‘ is mystical, as if emerging from the fog and thick low hanging trees of the swamps of the bayou. As you slip weightlessly up to the decrepit wooded dock, you are drawn from the old rickety row boat out into the heavy fog, drifting away, joining the other lost and forgotten souls waiting here in the mist, forever. @TheSnakeRecords
Woah. I just can’t get over how great this album is. “Stunning” may just be the word needed for this. Why Not Just Be Solois a collection of deep and dark post-punk tracks that will consume your soul. It’s romantic in a way, maybe because it’s so dark. Either way, this is something that cannot be ignored. I strongly suggest you have a listen and download if you can. you’re gonna want this one on file. @LeahLovecat
I don’t know guys, it’s indie acoustic music. It’s from Dublin, it’s kind of chill. It mostly suited my mood. The album cover is silly. I was curious what people were doing in Dublin recently if you hadn’t noticed. I really like 1:55 minutes and onward during Lizzie Brindley, it is large, but also some how from in the garage, Weezer and U2, which hurts my brain thoughts but there it is, so yeah. @TheSnakeRecords
Hero & Leander/World’s Worst by By Toutatis (United Kingdom)
I can’t help but feel like I’m listening to something important as I listen to By Toutatis. ‘Hero & Leander‘ is probably my favorite out of the two tracks, it feels like I’m listening to a battle cry or that I’m part of a revolution. I like feeling like I’m a part of something and a song like that is hard to come by nowadays. It’s a strong folky track that pounds through your veins and shakes you up while remaining completely and utterly beautiful. @LeahLovecat
Moondad’s Fall Asleep EP is a Joy Division-esque noise pop album. It has sort of a harsh tone to it but somehow manages to remain sweet. Every now and then I like to move away from the sweet stuff, try something a little more rough. Moondad are able to provide both of those styles without weighing too heavy on either sound. So if you’re in the mood for something with a little kick, I highly recommend giving this EP a spin. @LeahLovecat
They label themselves post-rock, but I’m not really convinced it is. More in line with much of the foreign dream pop scene, tv zen’s introductory track is calming, cooling and above all soothing. Letting the beat take over, the synths slip to the back providing cushion for the vocal melody, which is haunting on its own.
‘Rise and Fall’ by Deckard Noir (November 13, 2011)
If this is an introduction consider me sold. Every inch of my post-rock-instrumental loving body was moved by ‘Rise and Fall’ (which is only a demo). In a genre with little room for re-negotiation, Deckard Noir, instead, takes convention and applies it well.
Prehistory and the Course of Empire by To Be a High Powered Executive (December 25, 2005)
Beyond giving their debut full length a title that truly holds some water, To Be a High Powered Executive gives me the perfect opportunity to mention that the diy scene was not born yesterday. Released in 2005, Prehistory and the Course of Empire takes some of the most brutal Modest Mouse timbre and infuses it into an Explosions in the Sky-type post rock that rattles your body.
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