The Fresh Five: Claire Rousay/More Eaze, LUMP, Geese, Billy Nomates, The Lounge Society
For the Fresh Five we pick out five great new(ish) jams that we’re currently obsessing over. Check out the accompanying playlist below for your listening pleasure.
The first collab album from Texas artists Claire Rousay and More Eaze is made up of field recordings, household noises, conversations, synthesizers and guitars put together in a wonderful mix of conventional and unconventional. “Songs for Tuned Guitar” is the sweeping 8 minute closer made up of many movements. Room sounds give way to gentle acoustic guitar, keys jangle behind synth drones, muffled discussions drift in before the final movement coalesces into a beautiful acoustic guitar and violin piece and a discussion of the duo’s artistic processes.
LUMP’s (a collaboration between singer songwriter Laura Marling and Tunng’s Mike Lindsay) second album under the moniker is a favorite release for the summer. Lindsay constructs a perfect mix of smooth grooves for “Climb Every Wall” to keep bringing you back.
Brooklyn band Geese is just out of high school but you wouldn’t know that from the confident six minute plus post-punk of their debut single “Disco”. Watch for a debut album later this year because this band will be big.
Billy Nomate’s latest EP Emergency Telephone was recorded with Portishead’s Geoff Barrow following last year’s excellent self titled debut. “Heels” is a dark pulsing synthy post-punk track, both snarling and catchy.
British band The Lounge Society’s debut EP dropped a few months ago but I’m finally catching up to the earlier released singles. Full of political snarl, echoing guitars and a fierce but danceable beat, The Lounge Society is another band to watch after this EP for the cult Speedy Wunderground label.
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