Weird indie? Bizarro Americana? Who the hell knows! All we know is that Post Moves
play a strange game of musical chairs but we’re not going anywhere!
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Too much music, so little time!
Which means that we will need to do more in pointing you, faithful reader, in the right direction. Here are some recent album recommendations for ya!
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Post-rock revival anyone? Not necessarily a hackneyed genre if done right and definitely, Oregon’s Holiday Friends have something about them to redeem the potential of the somewhat overused style.
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Back in February, we had reported that the Adrian Jones-led Cardiff rock band Excellent Skeleton had released an eponymous EP that re-worked some of Adrian’s Basement in my Loft material to powerful effect.
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Rich McCulley has been a popular singer-songwriter with Power of Pop and we have always done our best to plug his releases over the years. So we were pleased when Rich sent us his latest offering, Out Along the Edges.
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So much music, too little time. We continue our periodic sharing of new albums from classic bands that refuse to lie down and give up. Fuck ‘relevance’ and enjoy critical recalls from power pop masters Cheap Trick and Matthew Sweet, 90s shoegazers Ride and even a surprisingly spry concept rock LP from Styx! Enjoy!!
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Brent Rademaker is a shining example of what a singer-songwriter-musician inspired by the right influences can achieve in respect of our beloved retro-pop music. Already a PoP legend for his work with Beachwood Sparks and The Tyde, Rademaker returned to music making in a big way with GospelbeacH.
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Seattle rock band Fleet Foxes, in our humble opinion, released the album of the Noughties – it’s eponymous debut being the spiritual descendent of such transcendental pop-rock classics like The Beach Boys’ aborted Smile and Todd Rundgren’s majestic A Wizard, A True Star.
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More solid retro pop-rock in 2017 for your listening pleasure! A classic team up of erstwhile Fleetwood Mac members and a trio of seminal bands from the 80s/90s will keep you enjoying great new music!
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New buzzworthy band Cigarettes After Sex take their visual and sonic cues from 1980s post-punk and the revival that has burned in earnest about a decade or so again. So whilst, their branding is very much Joy Division and Interpol in focus, there is chilled-out vibe about their songwriting and performance on their eponymous debut full-length.
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L.A. based singer-songwriter Kacey Johansing releases her third album, The Hiding, today.
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There is something to be said about a band’s ability to take indie-alternative rock clichés and elevate them into something artistically fresh. Well, London group Mt. Wolf may have achieved exactly that with the shimmering Aetherlight.
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Revered 90s pop-rock band BMX Bandits are back with a fab new album, BMX Bandits Forever!
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The first studio album in nearly 25 years from Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters since Amused to Death (1992), as well as his first solo album in 12 years since Ça Ira (2005) finds Waters in familiar territory.
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2017 has been a fantastic year so far for lovers of good old fashioned classic pop-rock and today we spotlight four vets who have delivered new music that lives up to their immense reputations. Enjoy!
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The Whistles & the Bells, the moniker of acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Bryan Simpson, returns with his sophomore album Modern Plagues via New West Records.
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We have been looking intently at the modern pop scene for some time now, hoping and praying that somewhere out there, there is an artist who is able to take the musical elements of the past and make it sound modern, and pointing the way to the future. Well, finally we think we have – and his name is Gabriel Garzón-Montano!
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Legendary Detroit band Death has released their single “Cease Fire” and is available digitally via TryAngle Records. The track appears on a vinyl 45 along with “You Are What You Think” (from the Death LP N.E.W.) out. Both tracks along with two additional songs will be released on an EP coming this fall.
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Considering how traditional pop-rock is no longer commercially viable (and let’s face this hard truth, puh-lease), we should celebrate this state of affairs instead as it guarantees that – most of the time – new music made in this tradition is going to be genuine and true to the artistic vision of its creator/s. Case in point: Gretchen’s Wheel.
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Now for something completely different! Here’s a combination of music and books that is fairly unique from Lusterlit.
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Art-rockers British Sea Power are back with a brand new album – its sixth – and it’s a glorious return to the exhilarating, bright-minded guitar music that earned them their breakout nomination for the 2003 Mercury Music Prize as they cover subject matter ranging from the stars in the night sky to the methodology of media manipulation.
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As an artist dropped into the world of 90s alternative rock music, Eric Matthews has always been swimming against the tide somewhat.
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