PREMIERE - LISTEN TO CALVIN LOVE'S NEW TRACK SUGAR HIVES AT THE FADER
"Sugar Hives" by Calvin Love is a tender and multifaceted folk-pop song about addiction — the track draws a unique narrative in telling its story as an ongoing struggle instead of an event in the past. The Edmonton singer/songwriter is blunt in his lyrical description, with the lines "Tastes so sweet/ Can't say no/ Why have one when you know you can have it all?" running throughout. The song's indulgence doesn't lead to anything but loneliness and confusion, but a personal connection helps lead Love to a promise of a better day, and the song into propulsive, saxophone-backed rock.
"As a non-drinker, I am overcoming the isolation, struggle and disconnect that's a part of being a musician," Love told The FADER over email. "Demons still follow me today after quitting alcohol seven years ago. What once started as my weekend ambition, quickly became a daily problem. I have the utmost respect for those who can keep their drinking in check, but that's something I couldn't do. So, I wrote a song about it, and leave it to my music to be my only escape."Calvin Love's new EP is called Ecdysis, "a scientific term Calvin has purposed as the process of shedding an old skin to facilitate growth," according to a press release. - The FADER
THE MOLOCHS DROP NEW SURPRISE AVG SESSIONS EP
Lucas Fitzsimons may have been born in Buenos Aires and brought up (for a period) in the hip-hop-filled streets of Compton, but the sounds closest to his heart are those of ’60s folk and psychedelia. The ghosts of Lou Reed and Syd Barrett don’t so much as linger but crawl all over the sound his band The Molochs.
Following the release of their second album, ‘America’s Velvet Glory’, earlier this year, they’re following it up with a new EP, ‘AVG Sessions’, out via on 3 March. Now, they’re sharing a new track with it, you can listen to ‘Come Softly With Your Hidden Spoon’ below.
“…Hidden Spoon’ is about revolutionaries imprisoning and executing their King in Paris in 1793. It’s just a good story and can apply to any period of time. The song is a vivid ballad… something that can bring the story to life in someone’s head.” - Lucas Fitzsimons
AVG Session EP is available now on Innovative Leisure.
PREMIERE - LISTEN TO COTILLON'S NEW TRACK ALEX'S ROOM AT STEREOGUM
“Alex’s Room” is the latest from Cotillon’s upcoming sophomore album The Afternoons. It begins with muffled conversation and a crusty, distorted guitar riff. Jordan Corso chimes in, “Everything is distracting me from doing what I love.” He reflects on the nostalgia of talking to your mom when life is shit and going down the drain. But despite the melancholic beginning, the rhythm is light and the song is a breezy listen á la early Pavement. The Afternoons comes after Cotillon’s self-titled debut and is a consequence of Corso packing up all his things and heading to New York. The transfer of cities was a heavy influence for his second album; he calls it a “New York record.” The Afternoons was crafted with the help of familiar faces Shane Butler (Quilt), John Andrews (Quilt, Woods), and Jon Nellen (Ginla). Hear “Alex’s Room” here. - Stereogum
The Afternoons will be available via Modern Sky Entertainment (vinyl and digital) and Burger Records (cassette) on 4/21