So-and-so is releasing a new five-track EP in a few months, your problematic fave dropped a pretty risque new video and that washed up band that no one has even thought of for a good decade now, has decided to reunite and head out on a world tour. These are the things I need to post at a fervent pace, to not only keep up with the over-saturated blogosphere, but to harness the steady stream of emails that will inevitably continue their high-pressured pursuit into my inbox all hours of the day for the remainder of the week, (and probably on the weekend too, depending on the publicist.)

So to combat the rat-race, we're offering a content compromise in the form of our new daily column, Live From The Gutter - an afternoon recap of the day's press releases and the contents of my 405 email.


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Dream pop newcomer ROCH has unveiled a video for new track 'Vienna'

ROCH has shared the new video for 'Vienna’ - a track she calls "a reflection on wanting to grab hold of an opportunity but being held back by things that might seem more important to you at the time." 1960s artists like Joan Jonas and Dana Birnbaum inspired the visuals. "For Vienna I wanted a slow, flat, up close and personal video portrait. I chose a few minutes out of a long single camera shot I took," ROCH says.

Vienna from ROCH on Vimeo.


Hoops share new song 'Gemini'

It's Gemini season for Indiana four-piece Hoops, who've released their new song 'Gemini.' The track comes ahead of the release their self-titled debut EP on August 26th via Fat Possum Records. Listen below.


Scarlet Rascal announce self-titled debut album and share 'Strange'

Scarlet Rascal are prepping the release of their self-titled debut album which will be delivered on September 30 and released of acclaimed label Invada Records, founded by musician & producer Geoff Barrow (Portishead, BEAK>, Ex Machina ). To accompany the announcement, hear their new single 'Strange.'


Kornél Kovács shares new track 'Dollar Club'

Kornél Kovács is releasing his debut album The Bells in just over 3 weeks on Studio Barnhus. Label-head boss Axel Boman had the following things to say: "Kornél's bells will echo far beyond the nervous and trend sensitive ”dance" genre that our label sometimes is associated with, and into pop history. It’s one of our best, most innovative and creative releases to date, and the fact that one of my best friends has managed to do this on the label we share together makes me so proud that I want to cry. The Bells is the reason I dreamed of starting a label in the first place."

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