Adopting a collaborative approach for the recording of their third album, Death Bells have returned Between Here & Everywhere, an effort that captures the cross-section of Southern California’s shadowy hidden interzones, outside of the lights and luxury.
The record features nine new songs that represent Will Canning and Remy Veselis’ continual growth, as well as accompaniment by an experienced cast of contributors on keys, strings, piano, and operatic backup vocals. Recorded with Colin Knight at Paradise Studios, and mixed by Mike Kriebel at Golden Beat, Between Here & Everywhere bristles with immediacy and emotion, with every element tactile, balanced, and elevated.
Los Angeles-via-Oakland musician Chris Adams who makes music under the moniker PENDANT releases his Saddle Creek debut Harp, on April 8th. A lush, surprising new body of work from the producer and songwriter, Harp connects 90s house and rave music with hip-hop, shoegaze, and pop, and which serves as a culmination of years of painful emotional work for Adams brought on by the death of his Father over 10 years prior. Though Harp is Adam’s sophomore album as PENDANT it feels like a starting point.The release of his 2019 debutThrough a Coil was shadowed by the dissolution of the record label it was released on th… . A year later he was burnt out. Attempting to tour the album had been hard on his voice, and the structures of rock music, which had dictated his entire life as a musician, were beginning to feel claustrophobic.
PENDANT’s salvation came, ironically, in the form of the pandemic. Adams was ready to make new music but was both mentally and physically marooned, unable to reach the tools he would ordinarily use to make music or the headspace he would ordinarily inhabit. Without a guitar, the crutch that had supported much of his music-making in the past, he was forced to sketch out Harp’s world in a more impressionistic, free-associative way. Long a fan of dance and electronic music, he was suddenly without any good reason to not venture into that beat-heavy, synth-drenched world. The resulting Harp recalls the precise but emotionally rich landscapes of Arca or Oneohtrix Point Never, rendered in the watercolors of My Bloody Valentine.
Evolving from the solo work of Abraham Pegg (vocals/guitar), Blix was started in August of 2021 at the Manor in Caldwell, ID with members Kizer Burchard (bass/vocals) and Sierra Duarte (drums). The vision of Blix is to reignite the ethos of classic punk rock with music that lives in the past, present, and future