Interview: METZ Frontman Alex Edkins On New LP, Steve Albini, And More

Interview: METZ Frontman Alex Edkins On New LP, Steve Albini, And More

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Today on the Culture Creature podcast: hear an interview with METZ frontman Alex Edkins. You’ll also hear the new METZ song ‘Cellophane.’ Listen to the episode above or in your podcast provider of choice.

METZ are a Toronto noise rock trio who are preparing to release a new LP, Strange Peace, on Sub Pop (the album is due September 22nd and currently available for preorder). In today’s interview, METZ guitarist and vocalist Alex Edkins discusses the experience of working with Strange Peace recording engineer Steve Albini, the intensity of seeing Converge live, Toronto, and much more.

Published at Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:31:41 +0000

Julien Baker Announces New Album, Shares New Song ‘Appointments’ (Listen)

Julien Baker Announces New Album, Shares New Song ‘Appointments’ (Listen)

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Memphis singer-songwriter Julien Baker has announced her sophomore album, Turn Out The Lights. The 11-track album will be released on October 27 via Matador Records (it’s Ms. Baker’s first release for the label). Her new song ‘Appointments’ is streaming below; it’s full of the stirring beauty that’s characteristic of Ms. Baker’s work. Turn Out The Lights was produced by Julien Baker and mixed by Craig Silvey (The National, Arcade Fire, Florence & the Machine).

Listen to ‘Appointments’ here:

Published at Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:10:43 +0000

D.C. Shoegazers Big Hush Blend Big-Fuzz Guitars With Daydream Melodies

D.C. Shoegazers Big Hush Blend Big-Fuzz Guitars With Daydream Melodies

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A lot of new music comes through the Culture Creature inbox – and sometimes, something special stands out. Today, D.C. shoegaze band Big Hush have released an impressive debut, Spirit/Wholes. The band’s sound is an infectious blend of big-fuzz guitars and daydream melodies that’s sure to please fans of Pixies and My Bloody Valentine.

Spirit/Wholes drops today via Robotic Empire. This ten-track LP was originally conceived as two albums; the songs reveal the band’s growth over several years. In a press release, Big Hush said, “Each new song is a reaction to the song written before it, and the space that song inhibits, each void created by one song is filled by the next, and so reveals a new void. It’s funny how a lot of things in life tend to embody a reactionary nature, capitalism is dictated by market reactions, relationships evolve dictated on reactions to each other, the weather reacts to changes in currents and temperature.”

Big Hush is Genevieve Ludwig, Owen Wuerker, Chris Taylor, and Emma Baker. Stream Spirit/Wholes below:

Published at Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:45:19 +0000