Featuring new stuff from Battle Ave., PODEROSA, Dinero Romero & more
Another month, another round-up of Impose’s favorite new releases from the past month. Be sure to follow our picks on Spotify and to submit your new music to our team for consideration.
The Organizing Committee – Informatic Resistance
A wavy, sharp synthesized strut that morphs and mutates atop of a highly percussive rhythm section.
Son Step – Hissing Sauna
Shapeshifting pop sonics dissecting the absurdities of non-fungible tokens, disposable art, and addictive technology. Another shimmer from Son Step
Battle Ave. – There Can’t Be Love
“There Can’t Be Love” goes on as much of a dynamic journey across seven minutes as Hudson Valley’s Battle Ave. have in the past six years since the band’s last release.
PODEROSA – AMOR ARMADO
Gothic synthwave and trip-hop from South Central’s PODEROSA
YUNGMORPHEUS, EYEDRESS – Poised on the Cusp
This full-length LP between Eyedress and YUNGMORPHEUS does not miss.
James Wyatt Crosby – Shadow of a Ghost
A quiet lullaby over a lofi drum machine opens up to reveal its hidden valleys
Dinero Romero – Laser Beam of Consciousness
Kaleidoscopic “denim-psyche” from Kentucky’s Dinero Romero. Beam me up.
Psychic Pollution – BEAT06
Brooding drum machine music for a midnight escape.
Death Drive – Starseed
Twinkling nostalgia for the midnight dreams – evocative and dreamy-eyed.
Pearl – Recall
A caustic head-splitter for blitzing the pit, from Baltimore’s “spiniest punk band.”
Ania Hoo – Pink Trees
Ania Hoo’s layered vocals work perfectly with this neon synth bass groove.
Furrows – Burial
Midway between Sufjan and Elliot Smith, Furrows’ final single “Burial” from their debut album deserves high praise.
url, Inadelle – magic wand
Intoxicating falsetto with a gorgeous groove. url and Inadelle craft a smooth jam with “magic wand.”
Green Gerry – Heaven 22
Sun-soaked four track psychedelic pop from and for the living room, via Los Angeles’ Green Gerry.
Alcopops – True Bugs
Searingly loud wall of noise guitar feedback wrapped up perfectly within a strong melodic sensibility from Portland shoegaze outfit Alcopops.
Edward White – Without You
Propulsive dance production perfect for a night drive. Soaring vocal samples and starlit arpeggios from Edward White.
Cedar Park – Forget
In-your-face post-punk with a soaring anthemic chorus, and a wailing experimental bridge.
Sanctuary – Rifts
Delicate modern ambient that slowly gives way and builds into to a full, suspenseful rise.
Blushing – Blame (feat. Miki Berenyi)
El Paso shoegaze group Blushing team up with Lush and Piroshka icon Miki Berenyi for a gorgeous first offering from upcoming album Possessions, out February 18 via Kanine Records.
Teen Mortgage – Valley
Garage fuzz duo Teen Mortgage provide a spacious atmosphere on “Valley” before unhinging their jaw to swallow up the negative space.
Revolution Above Disorder – Illuminate
Forlorn post-punk electronic shoegaze from Dubliner Stephen Nicholas White.
Letting Up Despite Great Faults – Corners Pressed
Crisp, upbeat dream pop hitting a sweet spot between Real Estate and DIIV, new album from Letting Up Despite Great Faults out 3/4/2022.
GNOME x brick cabins – I didn’t get out of bed today
Industrial noise and squelching guitar sonics shake and rattle atop of a booming drum march.