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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Watch Sugar Candy Mountain's new video for 'Windows'

Joshua Tree-based duo Sugar Candy Mountain have shared the video for their track 'Windows'. It's off their new album, 666, which is out now on People In A Position To Know. "The concept for the video was inspired by the eerie and desolate landscape of 29 Palms, a town on the border of Palm Springs and the vast nothingness of the California desert," director Arsenii Vaselenko said. "At the time of filming, the band was living just outside of 29 Palms and I wanted to capture them traversing this unique environment with visual nods to the lyrics. The song has a beautiful, dream-like quality to it, which we tried to convey visually by keeping a simple narrative, and inviting the audience to go on a joyride with the band. The surreal desert landscape lends itself well to introducing supernatural elements such as the James Turrell inspired "Window" for the final performance sequence. I wanted to create a visual experience that felt true to the band's aesthetic while capturing the dream-like quality of their music."

GIRLI hops on OSCAR's 'Breaking My Phone'

London's newest rising character, GIRLI has contributes a very guest appearance on long time friend Oscar's single 'Breaking My Phone', alongside news that she will bring her imitable live show on the road with Oscar as the main support for his autumn tour.

The Ramona Flowers premieres new single 'Skies Turn Gold'

The Ramona Flowers have released the video for new single 'Skies Turn Gold' which is out now on Distiller Records. Director Fx Goby refers to the characters' dancing in the video as as being inspired by the lyric in the song "don't wake me up from this" - "this made me want to create a film in which we see characters going through something quite powerful, something extraordinary that they wouldn't want to stop."

Cass McCombs offers up new oddly-titled song 'Medusa's Outhouse'

Cass McCombs promises to tackle socio-political issues on his new album Mangy Love, which is out August 26 via ANTI. After sharing previously released singles 'Opposite House' and 'Run Sister Run', McCombs has offered up third album cut 'Medusa's Outhouse'. Listen below.

Soto Voce shares politically-charged video for debut single 'Better'

Soto Voce has just shared one of the most powerful videos of the year. "In the video, I'm visualising some really dark images, or maybe they’re being broadcasted to me," he says. "It depends on your perception. I’m watching people being desecrated and killed, crosses being burned. There comes a point when the car stops and Miguel steps out to open the door. I’m handcuffed, and he pushes me into a grave, and I come out on the other side another version of myself. For us the Black Lives Matter stuff, of course that's something that becomes relevant [now], and it wasn’t necessarily we made it for that in any way. But it obviously is relevant to the current , and culture in general. Then the gender stuff as well, and both of those things kind of tie in and maybe being seen as worthless."

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