Rock Vows With Swearin’
Welcome to the new music review where we connect you with some of the best new music from around the world. Read on, click through to our Spotify playlist and enjoy it all on 2SER!
Molly Burch – First Flower (Feature Album)
Perry Keyes – Jim Salmon’s Lament
Cat Power – Wanderer
Peel Dream Magazine – Modern Meta Physic
Gregor – Silver Drop
Swearin’ – Fall into the Sun
Adrianne Lenker – abysskiss
New War – Coin
Kristin Hersh – Possible Dust Clouds
Phosphorescent – C’est La Vie
Let’s start with local Sydney heartland rocker Perry Keyes who grew up in Redfern and Waterloo public housing during the late 60s, and still lives there today. The impetus for Keyes’ fifth solo album ‘Jim Salmon’s Lament’ was the passing of his father, which had him reflecting on his childhood and the characters and families that surrounded his upbringing. Compelling stories that are personal and from the heart, but at the same time sound so universal.
Philadelphia punks Swearin’ reunite to put out their third album ‘Fall into the Sun’. After a five year break which came after the romantic split of their co-front members, the result is not post break up album, but instead a dive into the nuances of mortality, fear, loneliness and anxiety. Loads of 90’s leaning indie guitar rock here with visceral hooks with some sweetly unhinged twists.
And Melbourne’s Gregor puts out his debut release ‘Silver Drop’. Incredibly playful and eccentric alt-pop that feels spacious and delicate all the way through. Packed with the type of propulsive and slinky grooves found in Arthur Russell and Durutti Column back catalogues. Super fluid and fun.
Plus new singles from Sharon Van Etten, Azure Ray, The Bevis Frond, Westerman, The Teskey Brothers and Kurt Vile.