Delicate Steve Wants to Bring Joy to the World - NoiseyPremiere
This is Steve, DELICATE STEVE’s first new record in 4 years, and first for the ANTI- imprint, is an articulation of his spirit. Joy. Love. Positivity. Perseverance. Meditation. A general communion with the people and world around him. Easy to call such things hackneyed in this cynical time, but in Steve’s case, it’s very hard to separate the person from the art. It’s real. It’s pure. This, is Steve.
Melody begins with the needle drop on This is Steve, and it’s this hallmark as a songwriter on display in tune after tune that has defined all of DELICATE STEVE’s work. It’s his incredible capacity to write wordless songs that are impossible not to sing along to. He works in no genre, there are no words, but there is never a question as to what he is saying.
DELICATE STEVE (aka Steve Marion) had cornered the status of ‘your favorite band’s favorite band’, as Steve himself became a fixture in and an on-demand collaborator among disparate scenes, players, and bands, making some of the most celebrated and forward thinking music today: Co-signs and work with David Byrne, Dirty Projectors, tUnE-yArDs, Mac DeMarco, Dr. Dog, and most recently, providing guitar on Paul Simon’s new record. Likely the only guitarist alive who will cut records with Sondre Lerche and Death Grip’s Zach Hill.
Steve produced and played all the instruments on this record. He created it as an introduction from himself to you, and named it appropriately. If there is a question as to who This is Steve’s creator is, you’ll find it imbued in these ten songs. As he has done from the start, Steve lets the music speak for itself. Without a word.
Delicate Steve will be embarking on a North American tour starting this February. Contact us with any requests!
“With a furrowed brow and a voice rich like a nice glass of pinot noir, this Vancouver 19 year old slides in like the lovechild of Josef Salvat and James Blake.” – Noisey
“...Harrison Brome, an 19-year-old Vancouver artist whose debut, “Fill Your Brains,” was one of the cleanest experimental, genre-hopping tracks we’ve heard in a while.” – NYLON
Harrison Brome, the 19-year old brooding crooner has released his debut EP Fill Your Brains. The new EP features two brand new songs “Sex Calls” and “Boy,” as well as previously released Spotify & blog favorites “Pools,” “Midnight Island,” “Gambling Hearts” and title track “Fill Your Brain”. Premiering on Noisey, the EP is a powerful composition of work showcasing Brome’s sophistication beyond his years.
With this offering, it’s evident that the young Brome has been honing his craft; it’s poignant melodies work together with his harmonized howls for a hauntingly somber listening, evocative of the notoriously dark and gloomy weather of his hometown of Vancouver. This is just the beginning of an emotional roller coaster that is Harrison Brome.
RIYL: James Blake, Josef Salvat, Oh Wonder, Jumo
TRY: #1, 2, 4, 6
DIRTY: #3, 5
“Equal parts hooks, melody and attitude” - Brooklyn Vegan
"One of the most exciting bands we've heard all year." - NME
One only needs to take a quick glance at the bands that Montreal quintet Heat have been compared with to get a firm grasp on the visceral, wholesome noise they produce. From the brash pop of Echo & the Bunnymen to the post-punk leanings of Psychedelic Furs, this is a band that proudly take their place in the great alt-rock lineage, delivering rousing, thrilling anthems for the disenfranchised. Initially starting as “as an excuse to get together and drink”, Heat has grown in to something far more significant - and new record Overnight offers their most notable work to-date.
Recorded at Montreal’s Breakglass Studio, the recording process was something of a rocky road for the band but the resulting record is a vehement leap forward, and one that looks set to cement Heat’s status as one of Canada’s most formidable exports. Led by the band’s three founding members, Susil Sharma (Vocals, Guitar, Synth), Matthew Fiorentino (Guitar, Synth), and Raphael Bussieres (Bass), Overnight feels resolutely solid; old-school aesthetics delivered with a defiantly fresh-faced outlook.
Showcasing the bands shadowy undertones, lead single “Lush” is a heavy-hearted meeting of dark sentiments and inventive instrumentals, while closing track “Chains” offers something altogether more sparkling; a wildly ambitious seven-minute trip that matches Sharma’s slurring, hangover-ridden vocal with colorful washes of spaced-out, guitar-led soundscapes that sits alongside the likes of Preoccupations and DIIV at the forefront of the current alternative scene.
Co-produced by Grammy Award winner Alex Newport, who has worked with the likes of Death Cab and At The Drive In, Overnight is another significant milestone in Heat’s turbulent, tempestuous journey, but it’s a record that sees the band thriving in their current predicament. Ragged, raging, and unrestrained – they’ve simply never sounded better.
Overnight will be released on January 20th 2017, via Topshelf Records (US) / The Hand Recordings (CAN) / Rallye Records (JP).
Don Kincaid & The Wait have Texas in their heart. Don honed his songwriting craft in the Hill Country of Texas and at picking circles in the state’s iconic town of Luckenbach. When it came time to make an album from his latest batch of songs, he traveled back east to his home state of New Jersey and gathered a formidable group of musicians who he counts as some of his oldest friends. In the process, they wrote some more songs together and recorded an album that they love. With the album completed, they formed The Wait to take the album on the road and the music into the future.
Their Americana Alt-Country style draws from their outlaw country heroes such as Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Merle Haggard, but with a modern feel that will appeal to fans of current alt-country artists such as Jamey Johnson, Ryan Adams, or Sturgill Simpson. The songs range from energetic alt-country rock to touching story-telling ballads, with painterly lyrics delivered in a baritone that would make Johnny proud. Their debut album Whiskey & Women is being released on Mint 400 Records in January 2017.
RIYL: Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Ryan Adams, Sturgill Simpson
TRY: #1, 2, 3, 5
“The Regrettes have found themselves earmarked as the next big thing.” – Indie Shuffle
“Their music sounds like a lively blend of lo-fi surf rock meets The Strokes with a strong female lead – a combination sought by many but well executed by few” – Vogue
"an attitudinal, guitar-laced bop with retro sensibilities and catchy melodies." – Stereogum
"tongue-in-cheek garage-pop uses humor and nuance to transform ’60s pop into soul-baring, therapeutic rock songs." - Rookie Mag
"While The Regrettes are still fairly new, it’s clear that Night and her crew are a swiftly developing force to be reckoned with" - NOISEY
"Punk outfit The Regrettes confront their critics on new song “Seashore” ... An anthem for anyone who's ever been discounted because of their gender" - Consequence of Sound
Supported Sleigh Bells, Tacocat and Cherry Glazerr in 2016
Supporting The Frights in Early 2017
Perfectly imperfect – that’s one way to describe LA based punk act, The Regrettes. Writing songs that proudly bear a brazen and unabashed attitude in the vein of acts Courtney Barnett or Karen O – with a pop aesthetic reminiscent of 50’s and 60’s acts a la the Temptations or Buddy Holly – the LA based four piece create infectious, punk driven tracks.
RIYL: Bleached, Courtney Barnett, Karen O, Hinds
DIRTY: #4, 5, 8, 10, 14 (Clean edits included in DL folder)
TRY: A Living Human Girl (#2), Hot (#4-edit), Seashore (#5-edit), Juicebox Baby (#6) and Pale Skin (#8-edit)