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Under the Influence with Pop.1280

New York industrial punk band Pop.1280 released their album Way Station on December 6th of last year via Weyrd Son Records. Written after their drummer and close friend, Andrew Chugg, left the band, they created an “exploration of new and disorien …

Under the Influence with Michael A. Muller

On October 25th Balmorhea’s co-founder, Michael A. Muller, released his solo debut album titled, Lower River, via Beacon Sound & 1631 Recordings. From beginning to end, this eight-track album brings you on a sonic journey through vast soundscapes a …

Under the Influence with Russian Baths

(Photo credit: A.F. Cortés)Brooklyn-based Russian Baths released their debut album Deepfake on November 8th via Good Eye Records. Noise and fuzz meet moments of quiet on this spectacular ten-track album. The album was recorded/put together over a two y …

Under the Influence with Something Leather

Brighton three-piece, Something Leather, “specialise in uniquely dark, trippy alternative rock….With a unique brand of dark pop led by the sound of their beloved 70’s Phillips organ, which is fixed up with old parts of singer Phillie’s grandmother’s …

Under the Influence with Jona Nido from Coilguns

Coilguns has been flying the flag for the DIY scene since 2011. The band counts a total of four EPs and three full lengths in their back catalogue and their history is deeply bound to the development of guitarist Jona Nido’s own label –Hummus Records– …

Under the Influence with Febria

Today, South Wales outfit, Febria (‘FEBB-ree-uh’), released their first studio album titled Longing. Previous to this release, the band have released 4 EPs and a live album. Due to the band’s broad influences it’s quite impossible to pigeonhole the ban …

Under the Influence with Mappe Of

On November 1st, Toronto-based Avant-folk artist, Mappe Of – the moniker for Tom Meikle – released a beautiful album titled The Isle of Ailynn via Paper Bag Records. “Recorded at Bathouse Studio, Ontario (operated by the Canadian band, T …

Under the Influence with Harmless

(Photo by Olivia Joy)Nacho Cano was born in Mexico City, and immigrated to the US at the age of 10. He now lives in LA, “where he makes moving, soulful pop à la Blood Orange under the moniker Harmless.”Two years ago, just as his musical career was taki …

Under the Influence with When Waves Collide

On October 15th, Paris based post-rock quartet When Waves Collide, released their debut EP titled EP I. The band is made up of Adrien Deurveilher (guitar) , Romain Fortané (guitar), Andrea Gallo (drums) and Timothée Valentini (bass). Adrien first start …

Under the Influence with Black Marble

(Photo by Ashley Leahy) On October 25th, LA-based synth-pop artist Black Marble (Chris Stewart) released his third album titled Bigger Than Life via Sacred Bones Records. After a cross country move from Brooklyn, New York to Los Angeles, he wrote …

Under the Influence with Lisa Bella Donna

At the time I started corresponding with multi-instrumentalist, composer, modular synthesist, and clinician Lisa Bella Donna, she was preparing for the release of the album Destinations. That album was released on October 1st. Since that time she has r …

Under the Influence with Petbrick

(Photo by Nick Pancorvo) On October 25th, Petbrick released their debut album I via Rocket Recordings/Closed Casket Activities. The album is made up of ten tracks and on a few of those tracks, you’ll find guest vocals provided by Dylan Walker (Ful …

Under the Influence with Jon Meyer

On October 23rd, Dallas based composer and director Jon Meyer released the album titled Paper Trail. It is a “9 song modern classical/cinematic music and film project from Jon Meyer. The 4 part film series tells the story of a lost boy and the family t …

Under the Influence with Velf

(Photo by Roxolana Krywonos and Sae Heum Han) On October 25th, sound designer/composer Valeria Zaklinskaya, aka Velf, released her new album titled in a sense via Orange Milk Records. The album is “Inspired by fever dreams, in a sense explores the …

Under the Influence with Sorxe

Phoenix’s experimental sludge/post-metal band, Sorxe, rely heavy on improvisation, pulling ideas from an eclectic well of inspiration ranging from Neurosis, Swans, Melvins and Pink Floyd. They recently released their album The Ark Burner, which is avai …

Under the Influence with EchoKnot

(EchoKnot (Joe Barron-Cowie (Left) and Scott Kennedy (Right)) Photo by Scott Kennedy) EchoKnot are an instrumental/post-rock duo based in New Zealand and is made up of Scott Kennedy and Joe Barron-Cowie. In June of this year, they released their d …

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