Lime Garden’s “Pulp” video is an absurdist spy drama

Lime Garden’s “Pulp” video is an absurdist spy drama
The new U.K. band track a mysterious man through the streets of Brighton, England in their latest visual.

By David Renshaw

July 21, 2021

U.K. band Lime Garden’s charmingly DIY video for new single “Pulp” is a throwback to classic caper movies. The focus of the video, and the propulsive indie disco banger it accompanies, is a man named Simon. Simon, vocalist Chloe Howard sings, with “blonde skin betwee his teeth” who says things like “Society is a test.” Naturally, the band want to know more.

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This leads to the four piece using old school spy techniques, think big sunglasses, hiding behind a newspaper and lurking around street corners, to get close to the enigmatic Simon. That’s when things get a little messy and Simon ends up tied to a chair and being terrorized by the four members of Lime Garden.

Speaking to The FADER via email, Howard explained a little about the thinking behind the song and video: “The inspiration for ‘Pulp’ came from a slightly unnerving dream of a spooky man cloaked in orange pulp, tip-toeing and dancing through the streets at night,” she said. “We built the track around this absurd idea, with our efforts based on trying to mix the sweet adrenaline of a dance-filled club night, with feelings of unease and danger. It’s dark, yet upbeat and wonky, with wobbling bass and drums designed to capture the undulating streets he walks on. ‘Pulp was one of the first songs we wrote using Logic, and as primarily a guitar band it changed the way we work together creatively to form new ideas.”

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Thumbnail image courtesy of Percy Walker-Smith.

Daneshevskaya learns to let go on “Dr. Johann Averies”

Daneshevskaya learns to let go on “Dr. Johann Averies”
The NYC-based artist’s Bury Your Horses EP is released next month.

By David Renshaw

July 13, 2021

Saying goodbye to a loved one is rarely easy but Daneshevskaya makes music to ease the pain. Based in Brooklyn, Anna Beckerman (Daneshevskaya is her Lithuanian middle name) crafts ambitious DIY pop songs with lyrics focused on the figures that have passed through her life; friends, romantic partners, and those whose role is less easily defined. Her emotionally honest songs begin from a place of loss and work backwards toward happier memories. A collection of songs written over the past five years comprise her debut EP, Bury Your Horses, due for release on August 20, with new single “Dr. Johann Averies” premiering above.

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Inspired by a character in the creepy 2007 horror movie Paranormal Activity, “Dr. Johann Averies” starts with a dramatic flourish as Beckerman sets the scene of someone encouraging her to “come on in, the water’s gray.” A plaintive piano and string section provides a swoon-worthy backdrop as she ruminates on the tender and unguarded feeling of being left alone.

Speaking to The FADER about the song, Beckerman said: “Dr. Johann Averies is a song I wrote over the course of a couple years. This is kind of a scary song to me. I wasn’t always sure what I was talking about until I named it. Like the EP, it’s about saying goodbye, but specifically about the fear involved in letting go. It’s really ominous to leave someone, or to be left. Very freaky. But it’s also romantic, and all the lyrics and melodies ended up being both romantic and scary at the same time.”

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Thumbnail image courtesy of Gracie Markland.

Glüme questions her heart and mind on ”What Is A Feeling”

Glüme questions her heart and mind on ”What Is A Feeling”
The latest addition to the Italians Do It Better roster will release her debut album in April.

By David Renshaw

March 18, 2021

Glüme’s Instagram bio reads “Walmart Marilyn,” offering a succint intro to the LA-based artist’s DIY approach to old school Hollywood glamor. She recently signed to Italians Do It Better, making her label mates with Chromatics and Glass Candy with whom she shares a penchant for bittersweet and melodic synth-pop, the perfect backdrop for a struggling ingénue. Today she debuts “What Is A Feeling,” taken from her forthcoming debut album The Internet, due next month.

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“What Is A Feeling” was written after Glüme, who has the rare heart condition Prinzmetal angina, was informed that her emotional health was starting to affect her physical condition. Over a chugging bassline and drum claps she questions the very make-up of her existence, asking questions including “What makes me work?” and “What makes me hurt?” Not even a doctor’s orders can keep her away from temptation though, with the chaos of conflicting feelings tied up tight in the song’s restrictive confines.

“I had a doctor once tell me my feelings were doing my heart more harm than good,” Glüme says via email. “I left wanting to completely disassemble my emotions and throw them in the trash. I studied emotions from physical and philosophical perspectives to see if I could outsmart them. But feeling less wasn’t an option.”

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The Internet is out on April 30 via Italians Do It Better. Check out the “What Is A Feeling” video below.

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Life Without Buildings to reissue Any Other City on vinyl

Life Without Buildings to reissue Any Other City on vinyl
The cult Scottish band, whose music has enjoyed a recent viral revival, will re-release their only album next month.

By David Renshaw

March 03, 2021

It’s amusing to think of the endless major label board room meetings in which teams of people got together to come up with a marketing campaign that would result in a song blowing up on TikTok. Justin Bieber isn’t the only one guilty of this, but “Yummy” was perhaps the most gratuitous example of the trend. Then, contrast that with Life Without Buildings, whose music has enjoyed a second life online in recent months after Gen Z indie kids picked up on the Scottish band’s song “The Leanover” and began using it on the platform. It’s safe to say a cult DIY group who split in 2002 didn’t brainstorm a thing.

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“The Leanover” is typical of Life Without Buildings’ unique style, dominated by vocalist Sue Tompkins and her free-associative language. The renewed interest in Life Without Buildings has led to news today that Rough Trade Records will reissue the band’s first and only album on vinyl next month.

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Any Other City, which recently turned 20, will be released on April 23. The album was originally released on Tugboat Records (a Rough Trade affiliated label) in February 2001 and has been out of print since 2014.

Check out the vinyl re-issue tracklist below.

“PS Exclusive”
“Let’s Get Out”
“Juno”
“The Leanover”
“Young Offenders”
“Philip”
“Envoys”
“14 Days”
“New Town”
“Sorrow”

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Angel Ho’s “Turn Around” video is a DIY disco fantasy

Angel Ho’s “Turn Around” video is a DIY disco fantasy
Watch a glammy new video from the South African performance artist.

By Salvatore Maicki

July 03, 2020

The top of July means Pride month is technically over, but given the fact that this year’s festivities never quite happened as initially intended, we’re just gonna keep that energy for the rest of the year now. Down in Cape Town, Angel Ho (the project of artist Angelo Valerio) is carrying the torch with her newest EP, Battle of Love. Today, she’s revealing the video for the opening track, “Turn Around,” a collaboration with SnixxJones that has the two divas on some DIY Giorgio Moroder energy. The accompanying clip, directed by Elijah Ndoumbé, shows them dialing up the glam and channeling their fiercest instincts.

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Check it out above, and hear Angel Ho’s Battle of Love EP in its entirety here.

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Cities Aviv – Satisfy Your Soul Lyrics

[Intro]
Step, to the beat, ha-aa-aah, step to the beat
Step, to the beat, ha-aa-aah, step to the beat
Step, to the beat, ha-aa-aah, step to the beat
Satisfy, satisfy
Step, to the beat, ha-aa-aah, step to the beat
Step, to the beat- ha-aa-aah, step to the beat
Satisfy, satisfy

[Verse 1, Cities Aviv]
[?]
Once you gift this from your heart you can’t snatch this back from these monster [?]
Shackles lasting my wrist and bae
Wrestle with these issues, numb that ego, it’s in our pride
Looking for this guide in others but we never look inside
Guess we pay the price, what’s it be, fifty cent, fifty G
Am I killing time or is it killing me?
DIY, DIA
Twenty three petitions from these ugly streets of Memphis
Guess I’m (Satisfy, satisfy)
I’m satisfied, turn the light, tell no lies

[Outro]

XXXTENTACION – SAD!

Lyrics to ‘XXXTENTACION – SAD!’ by XXXTentacion:

Hope” is an effective insight into X’s talent, although it would perhaps benefit the rapper to begin developing a more focused production team. He clearly favors the DIY approach, but his natural ear for melody and flow could be elevated by a clearer sense of direction. That’s not to say his lo-fi aesthetic isn’t working, but it would be interesting to see what he might do with an actual budget.

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