Indie Rock

Rat Tally "Shrug"

Rat Tally (aka Addy Harris) has signed with the Richmond, VA label 6131 Records, and has released her first single with them, "Shrug".

According to Harris, "This song is about navigating romantic relationships while struggling with mental health. Sometimes we know we aren’t in the best place to start something, but it can be difficult to separate that idea from the feeling of being undeserving of love because of mental illness."

   

Midnight Sister get to "Painting the Roses"

That sketchy looking dude on the corner asking if you like Hunky Dory era Bowie or Black Box Recorder or St Etienne is most likely selling bootlegs of the new CD by Midnight Sister that just came out this Friday and he’s got his target marketing game on point. Too bad tho’ he didn’t get the memo about the whole streaming thing, but it works out nicely for you cuz you just saved a few bones and can listen to Painting the Roses (Jagjaguwar) through various types of devices at your convenience.

And get this Midnight Sister isn’t even British. Instead they’re Angelinos but it makes sense when you find out that the duo of Juliana Giraffe and Ari Balouzian are, respectively, a music video/short film director and a film scorer in their other lives. So all those finely honed and orchestrated arrangements and glam antics and dark disco dramatics arise organically from their residing in the Town of Tinsel.

Plus their film backgrounds pay off when it comes to making music videos natch as dispayed in the trippy videos on display here. (Jason Lee)

   

Splits "Vice Versa"

Heartcore quartet Splits recently released their sophomore EP, "Vice Versa". This is the first new music from the group since their 2019 debut EP, "They Let Us Go".

This is the work of Taylor Ericson (vocals), Claire Zhang (guitars), Matthew Bactat (bass), and Ethan Urborg (drums).

   

Mock Nine "LavaLamp.mp4"

Mock Nine has released their first single of the new year, a Psych Rock tinged journey called "LavaLamp.mp4". This is the group's fourth single since the released of their 2020 full-length debut, Leaving Solitude.

This is the work of Tommy Langford, Mac Campbell, Stas Gunkel, and Ben Kremer.

   

Minor Moon "No Lightning Fix"

Minor Moon has released the first single, "No Lightning Fix", from their forthcoming album Tethers. This will be the group's, which is led by Sam Cantor, third studio album and first since 2019's An Opening.

Tethers is set to be released on March 26th via Ruination Record Co. & Whatever's Clever and can be preorder here.

Photo by V.V. Lightbody