Hollows – CLOQUET

 


 

In your hollows
I’ve been sinking
I’ve come to follow
What you’re thinking

This new group is the combination of Paper Tiger (of Doomtree) and James Gundersen! At this moment in time Hollows is the only track they have released. I’ve got my fingers crossed there is more in store for us soon!

The song features a beat that will have you dancing and/or bobbing your head and some cool spacey vocals layered over the top.

This link is in the description of the YouTube video, but I’ll put it here too – It’s got all the places you can stream this track as well as links to their Instagram and website. Follow these dudes!

Simple Dude – Tokyo Police Club

 


My eyes your eyes pulling me in closer
My hands your hands I been feeling lonely
Your touch my touch I feel the rush
And I been waiting for it

PSA: There is a new Tokyo Police Club album out October 5th. That is all.

Ps. This new track has me very excited for it! It’s a great end of summer jam that will be promptly added to several playlists of mine.

Identity Crisis – WSTR


Oh boy, new WSTR album! I have been looking forward to this one for a while now. I’m also very excited they are touring with Neck Deep in the U.S. this fall because I can imagine their live show being pretty great.

Overall I’m a fan of this album! I’ve been trying to think of a word or phrase to describe how it’s a little different than Red, Green or Inbetween, and I think I’m settling on: It’s got more spunk/bounce to it.

Interpret that how you will, but I chose those words because for me the album is a mix of their previous album with the attitude of a mid 2000’s pop-punk album – The Geeks Get The Girls by American Hi-Fi and multiple Bowling For Soup songs come to mind (maybe “mid 2000’s pop-punk album” is too large of a generalization).

That being said I still think it sounds like a WSTR album, just with a twist around the edges. A good example of this is in Bad To The Bone (the music video is up above) or Crisis. To me, I notice the “twist” in the verses and then when the chorus hits I get thrown back a bit to the sound I loved from Red, Green or Inbetween.

My top three (in no particular order) after listening through the album three times:

  • Riddle Me This
  • Bad To The Bone
  • Hide Everything Sharp

Regardless of what I think, check it out (here)! Catch them on tour as well, because it’s going to be fun!

Angela – William Fitzsimmons

 


Sooner or later we end up as fragile compartments
Tired of carrying a soul that is so far from home

I’m on William Fitzsimmon’s email list and somehow I missed his last two released tracks Learning To Fly (in March) and Second Hand Smoke (in June). Good thing I managed to see this one!

It’s been a minute since I sat down and listened through a bunch of his music all at once, most likely because of the summer weather and my desire to listen to more upbeat stuff, but with Fall coming I am very ready to hear his new album!

The album is called Mission Bell and will be out September 21st of this year, just a few weeks away. If you would like more information on how to stream or purchase Angela, you can find that here.