Monthly Archives: September 2012

New: Kraken – I’ll Be The Night

If you’re a regular reader of Crack In The Road, you’ll be very familiar with the name KRAKEN. Using this alias, M O N E Y‘s Jamie Lee has previously uploaded raw, incredibly emotive demos, and I’ll Be The Night is no different. Lee’s poetic lyrics echo the era of romanticism, with his intimate pastoral […]

New: Wild Heart – The Heartbeat The Soul

Ah, young romance. What a fickle yet loveable beast, ensnaring all those who wander into it’s treacherous waters. LA’s Wild Heart thrives upon the unexpected and cruel world of whirlwind love, with his pitch-shifted vocals and dangerously blasé production contributing to what is one of the finest pop tracks this year. Sure it’s remarkably simple, but who says music has to […]

By Josh
on 28th Sep 2012
in Music

New: Nightlives – Give Nothing

Despite this only being their second track, Toronto duo Nightlives have already begun making inroads into the blogosphere. Debut track Underneath played upon their shoegaze influences, yet with the slick production skills that we’ve come to expect from the likes of The Neighbourhood and Rhye, whereas new cut Give Nothing peels off the shiny coating […]

By Josh
on 27th Sep 2012
in Music

New: Rhye – The Fall

Illusive LA based duo Rhye caused quite a stir earlier in the year with their debut track Open, an R’n’B ballad with more than a touch of 60’s soul about it. Having now signed to Polydor for their debut EP, entitled The Fall, out 9 October, the title track from said release premiered on Pitchfork […]

New: Egyptian Hip Hop – Yoro Diallo

Pitchfork’s intelligent and considered insight is one of the reasons many view it as the essential music website, at least for wannabe hipsters and try-hard scene kids. Take this stunning review of the new Egyptian Hip Hop track – “Here’s the record’s second single, “Yoro Diallo”; you’ll remember we shared the first single, “SYH”, last month.”. […]

By Josh
on 25th Sep 2012
in Music

Introducing: Pauwel De Meyer

Having already supported Benjamin Francis Leftwich and released one EP as well as his debut album What Do They Do With Boys Like Us last year, it’s a crime that Belgian singer-songwriter Pauwel De Meyer isn’t already a household name. Now prepping his sophomore record, entitled Hideaway, it’s a record that’s sure to expose his music […]

New: Night Flowers – Violence (Of Love)

Written specially for Ryan Haysom’s short film ‘Yellow’, Violence (Of Love) is the first we’ve heard from London’s Night Flowers since their fantastic debut EP back in March. Featuring Panda Stewart on vocals, it’s fairly different from the shoegaze sound of their previous release, and falls more inside the dream-pop boundaries, drawing from Cocteau Twins and Keep […]

By Josh
on 21st Sep 2012
in MPfree

New: Nosaj Thing – Eclipse/Blue (feat. Kazu Makino)

Three years on since the release of his debut LP Drift, Jason Chung aka Nosaj Thing makes his return with the sparkling new single Eclipse/Blue featuring Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead on vocals. Not to get carried away, but it’s probably the best track you’ll hear this year; merging shoegaze influences with Nosaj Thing’s spotlessly […]

New: Labrador Van – IMA

Only three tracks into their career, New Zealand four piece Labrador Van have already earmarked themselves out as having serious potential. New track IMA is quite possibly their finest too date, utilizing their silky smooth, almost Radiohead-esque vocals and shoegaze inspired guitar lines. One of those few listens that really does end too soon, check it out […]

By Josh
on 19th Sep 2012
in Music

Review: How To Dress Well – Total Loss

“…the lyrics are blind baggage, and they emerge only in snatches…such a style seems to link up with an older tradition – the tradition of the American artist to put his story in disguise, to tell his tale from the shadows, probably because that is where he usually finds it. Those who mean to seduce […]