Discogs Features Santa Rosa Releases During Cassette Week 2018
Left Bank Magazine Features The Virgin Tongues
“Cassettes sales rose in the Discogs Marketplace by 29.54% in 2017 and by 35.19% so far in 2018. The cassette resurgence is officially here. We’re celebrating the humble cassette tape and its influence all week starting Oct. 8, leading up to Cassette Store Day. We’ll dive into the importance of cassettes with help from thought leaders, cassette kingpins, and the Discogs data team.”
Mind Noise Network Features The Virgin Tongues' "Who Cares Right Now"
“The Virgin Tongues‘ “Fugitive” is acoustic-driven and vocal-focused, allowing Duncan McKnight, the driving force behind the band, to carry the song into a drawn-out jam at the very end.”
- Left Bank Mag
Brooklyn Vegan Premieres Cassette Store Day 2018
“Coming in at just shy of six minutes, ‘Who Cares Right Now’ is a slow paced, emotional roller coaster from The Virgin Tongues. Musically there isn’t really too much going on, pounding drums in a fairly predictable pattern are supported by guitars that seem to have one focus and that’s to enhance Duncan McKnight’s vocals. Ranging from soft and pretty tones through to shrieking wails, he provides the highlights throughout and takes the track to a level it wouldn’t get anywhere near otherwise.”
- Mind Noise Network
Come Here Floyd Shines the Spotlight on Lychnis' "I Love Ashes"
“The 2018 edition of Cassette Store Day happens October 13 at independent record stores around the globe with lots of exclusive titles in the ever-portable, still-with-us tape format — in many cases it will be the first time these have ever been released in this format.”
- Brooklyn Vegan
Tome To The Weather Machine Features "I Love Ashes"
"Forever doubting, I implored you to embrace my relief seeking soul. The tired husk of human cells, relentless in causing harm – to itself, to the world it walked on. Sinking in the mist of intractable frivolity, brought the fingers up; then up to the high heavens in plain, crinkled up, paper sheets. White and pristine, no more – it relied on waters dropping, from that same heavenly pastures. ‘Curse you, to hell’ he murmured. Curse you, to all high heaven.’"
- Come Here Floyd
YabYum Showcases Polyan's "Ruby"
"I love Ashes" from the album Heaven's Night, is a sedated, slowcrawl through dream pop nocturnal, drugworn that place a languid bass line and voice as the tour guides through the back alleys of some surreal town seized upon by forces beyond our control."
- Tome To The Weather Machine
Left Bank Magazine Features The Flaming Banshee's "1000 Days of Sleep"
"This trippy single from Polyan (Polyan & the Johnson Sisters) came out on the band’s LP last Autumn but I feel the track has a summery sound that will definitely be enjoying some frequent replays on my seasonal playlists."
Santa Rosa Records Tops Two Story Melody's 10 Best Indie Music Blogs to Submit to in 2018
"This track by The Flaming Banshees couldn’t be any more appropriate. Written from a dark, lamp-lit room, I rotate between which eyeball to keep open, because I’m way too tired to have both open at the same time. Tell me you’ve been there?"
- Left Bank Mag
Rock The Pigeon's Band of The Day: Polyan and the Johnson Sisters
"The selection of music in this blog is fabulous. Each post is concise and to the point. There is also a section dedicated to interviews exploring artist’s creative processes in more detail."
- Two Story Melody
High Five For... 20X18 | 360 TUNES FROM 2018: Polyan Makes Spotify Playlist
"‘Ruby’, the New Polyan & the Johnson Sisters Song, is a warbly track filled to the brim with originality. The lo-fi folk project is centered on experimental songwriter Jon DeCarlo. The song is notable for its use of synthesizers, samples and effects to create a convincing, encompassing sonic environment. There’s something very real about this project. ‘Ruby’ seems to be a true manifestation of the inner ideas of the involved artists. Expect to hear more from these guys soon!"
- Rock the Pigeon
Mystic Sons New Music Discovery: The Flaming Banshees - 1000 Days of Sleep
"High Five For... 20X18 | 360 TUNES FROM 2018 (IN PROGRESS) adds Polyan & the Johnson Sisters' "Oh My God, There is a Devil in Me!" to Spotify playlist."
- High Five For
Mix It All Up: Track of the Day #375 The Flaming Banshees - 1000 Days of Sleep
"Transatlantic outfit blend the post-rock sound with a lo-fi production on this swooning single."
- Mystic Sons
The Reykjavik Grapevine Reviews The Flaming Banshees
"1000 Days of Sleep is a track that drifts with jangly melodies weaving their way throughout shifting, ever-changing synths. Overall, the track feels quite nostalgic taking inspiration from psychedelia as well as post-punk and new wave. Taking the form of its name, ‘1000 Days of Sleep’ is very dreamy indeed meandering throughout and then evaporating as it dies out."
- Mix It All Up
Mystic Sons New Music Discovery Features Lychnis
"At least The Flaming Banshees are trying something different with their Satan is a Farmer EP by ransacking 80s new wave and psych rock for its influences instead."
- The Reykjavik Grapevine
Schmutz Features Lychnis Among New & Notable IV
"US outfit share a wistful and dreamlike release with hints of How To Dress Well."
- Mystic Sons
Give It a Spin features Electronic Warfare Squadron in September Favs 2017
“Sky Walker” is the lush manifestation of primitive electronic and dream pop. A tragic sci-fi romance. They also win the Schmutz prize for the best song title and reference."
Rabbit Hole Repost: Jesse Gilmore
"The Moon Landing was recorded in Texas...where Dave and Jesse took an experimental trip into the multidimensional world of sound by fusing the psychedelic [and] indie alt-rock. Running down 2 minutes through the track you will be fired up on some haunting lunar lighted performance. If the Giant Sand and Calexico were having some margaritas, then the EWS would be landing with tequila in hand."
- Give it a Spin
The Fat Angel Sings Features Gilmore's "The Horror"
"Rabbit Hole Repost, a digital music aggregator, featured Jesse Gilmore's debut LP, Lay Your Head Down."
- Rabbit Hole Repost
MM Shorts 903: Jesse Gilmore
"Completely original. Sounds like a mashup of Smithsonian Folkways, early Eno, and some Alien Brothel Just Before Dawn. As supremely strange and beautiful as anything I’ve ever been involved with."
- The Fat Angel Sings
"Jesse Gilmore is an indie musician out of Texas who fuses dark psychedelic ballads of cosmic gloom with reggae, classical, electronic, folk, and the blues. A couple of weeks ago he released his debut LP...on the indie label, Santa Rosa Records."
- The Mad Mackerel