“…an enigmatic, R&B-infused gem that features Jenkins and Hwin’s haunting vocals. The dichotomy of dark and light within the music makes for a catching, gorgeous track. – Interview Magazine
“…post-Aaliyah mood-making, pulsating bass, gorgeous harmonies, and XX-like guitar-play.” – SPIN Magazine
“…transitioning from psychedelic, distorted riffs to angelic whispers with ease.” – Indie Shuffle
Cathedrals, the San Francisco duo comprised of Brodie Jenkins and Johnny Hwin released their self-titled debut EP on Monday. You can hear the full EP HERE, including a Spotify exclusive acoustic version of “Want My Love”.
“Want My Love” marked Cathedrals’ first single with esteemed New York pop impresarios Neon Gold Records. Looking set to follow in the illustrious footsteps Neon Gold acts before them (Passion Pit, Ellie Goulding, Gotye, et. al), Cathedrals fit beautifully amongst the backdrop of the label’s more recent output (HAIM, Wet) and label founder Lizzy Plapinger’s own rising outfit, MS MR.
Cathedrals – Cathedrals EP (out now on Neon Gold):
02. In The Dark
03. OOO AAA
05. Want My Love
Ghost Wave are one of those rare new bands that already knows exactly what they want. The last time we heard this much rookie talent from Auckland, New Zealand, it came in the form of The Naked & Famous, and we all know how that turned out (well. Very well.). On debut single “Sunsetter,” The Wave set their sights high and aim straight for anthem status, constructing two and half minutes of sunkissed 70’s bliss around a massive Dandy Warhols Lick that hides in the crosshairs of Deerhunter and Tame Impala.
– Neon Gold Records
Ghost Wave is a rock ‘n roll band from Auckland, New Zealand. Inspired by skate vids, persian rugs and the music of Little Richard. 2012 will see the release of new Ghost Wave material including the release of an eponymous EP on August 21st, via +1 Records. A debut full-length is slated for release in 2013.
Stream and/or download: Ghost Wave – “Hippy”
Stream and/or download: Ghost Wave – “Sunsetter”
Ghost Wave will be coming to the United States for their first ever US shows at this year’s CMJ festival.
Oct. 19 || Flowerbooking Showcase – CMJ || New York, NY
Oct. 20 || FUZZ Showcase – CMJ || New York, NY
Ghost Wave EP Track Listing:
2. On A Breeze
5. Mood Ring
Click image to go listen to "It's Around You" and "Blood on Blood"
On August 29th, apocalyptic synth-pop purveyors ANR will release the 7” single for “It’s Around You” on Neon Gold Records (Passion Pit, Marina & The Diamonds, Ellie Goulding). The duo are also sharing the single’s B-Side, “Blood On Blood,” a frantic rave-up complementing the slow-building majesty of the A-Side. Click HERE to purchase the 7” and click HERE to head over to Neon Gold’s general record shop.
For “Blood On Blood” the gents of ANR enlisted the golden touch of Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Deerhunter, Gnarls Barkley) to mix the song. The result is an anthemic track armed with the group’s trademark quirky pop hooks and psychedelic sonics.
North American Tour Dates:
08/25: Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
08/29: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung-Fu Necktie
08/30: New York, NY @ Milk Studios
08/31: New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
09/01: Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
09/02: Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo
09/03: Toronto, ONT @ The Drake
09/05: Detroit, MI @ Lager House
09/06: Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
09/07: Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
09/09: Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club
09/10: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
09/12: Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Lounge
09/13: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
09/15: San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
09/16: Fresno, CA @ Audie’s Olympic
09/17: Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite
09/20: San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar