LPX is the new solo project of Lizzy Plapinger, who is currently on hiatus from her role as frontwoman of the electro-pop duo MS MR. This is nothing like the gentle synth-pop of MS MR. Dropping the first single “Tightrope” this January, Plapinger established her new project as vivid, bold pop. The debut single showcased frantic, forceful vocals and boatloads of sheer emotion, and introduced her incredibly compelling, muscular pop sound with a bang. Since then, Plapinger has released more singles, each better than the last. On “Tremble,” throbbing instrumentals swirl and pulse, mirroring and magnifying the vulnerable sentiment behind Plapinger’s brutal, aching vocals. On “Slide,” the singer’s steely-yet-vulnerable vocals boom, anthemic, over fuzzed-out powerhouse-pop, just the right amount of vicious. LPX’s debut EP “Bolt In Blue” is set for release in January 2018, and is sure to bring even more of Plapinger’s fantastic self-proclaimed “pantone punk.”
Favorites: “Slide,” “Tremble,” “Tightrope,”
Similar to: SNOW CULTURE, MS MR, Donna Missal
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“Eight Till Late” is the UK rockers’ first track off their upcoming “Skint Kids Disco EP,” out in early 2018.
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1. “The Dark Side Of The Moon” – Pink Floyd
2. “Anthology” – The Temptations
3. “Sandinista!” – The Clash
4. “Vitalogy” – Pearl Jam
5. “That’s The Way Of The World” – Earth, Wind and Fire
6. “The Smiths” – The Smiths
7. “Document” – R.E.M.
8. “Synchronicity” – The Police
9. “Boys Don’t Cry” – The Cure
10. “In Utero” – Nirvana
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The emotional new single comes along with a contrasting, light-hearted music video. Too Close To Touch said humor and the ability to laugh at yourself is the best form of medication, giving this as the reason behind the comical video.
Few artists could possibly fit the title of ‘dance-punk,’ but Death From Above own it. Since their 2004 full-length debut “You’re A Woman, I’m a Machine” the duo have simply gotten dancier and punkier. Their debut was rooted in heavy, blunt sounds, taking cues from hardcore and straight-forward punk. The Toronto duo’s newest release “Outrage! Is Now” has made huge strides in terms of balancing the brusque hardcore with hooks and anthemic choruses. With a Royal Blood-esque gift for dark, rich melody and a satisfying fortification of distorted guitars and rattling basslines, Death From Above establish a hook-filled, hardcore-driven dance-punk sound.
Favorites: “Trainwreck 1979,” “Holy Books,” “Freeze Me”
Similar to: The Beaches, Royal Blood, Blood Red Shoes
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Greta Van Fleet just released their double-EP “From The Fires,” combining their debut EP “Black Smoke Rising” with four brand-new songs. The whole thing is one long joyride, bubbling over with blues-rock enthusiasm. There’s a definite throwback element, with “Highway Tune” inevitably leading to a Zeppelin comparison, and the folk-tinged “Flower Power” hailing back to the ‘60s. But there’s nothing outdated about Greta Van Fleet. Each track make you sit up and take notice, whether it’s fiery blues-rock or rolling folksiness, grounded in a muscular modern rock sound. Even the band’s cover of Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” fits right in with their original tracks, with the same crackling energy and urgency, imbued with an added bit of soul. “From The Fires” is the kind of album that makes you itch to take a roadtrip, because you know Greta Van Fleet can provide the perfect soundtrack.
Favorites: “Edge Of Darkness,” “A Change Is Gonna Come,” “Talk On The Street”
Similar to: Goodbye June, Highly Suspect, Dorothy
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Favorite Single: “shira” – Glassjaw
Favorite Music Video: “Lord” – Young Fathers
Favorite Cover: “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” – The Gospel Youth (originally by Shawn Mendes)
Favorite EP: “A Different Light” – InAir
Favorite Album: “Utopia” – Bjork
Favorite Artwork: “A Different Light” – InAir
Favorite Artist: InAir
The alt-rock trio’s debut EP “A Different Light,” released this Friday, shows that the group are a force to be reckoned with, their distinctive electronic rock sound intriguing and engaging. Listen to “A Different Light” above.