Brooklyn pop-rock quintet Ex Cops release their debut full-length album True Hallucinations. Formed in 2011 by Brian Harding (ex-Hymns) and Amalie Bruun (ex-Minks), the duo self-released a short-run, homespun CD-EP of hazy, lo-fi recordings featuring Harding’s opaque bedroom-pop songwriting juxtaposed with the duo’s sun-kissed harmonies. Two of the tracks, “You Are a Lion, I Am a Lamb” b/w “The Millionaire,” were soon released to the world on vinyl as the premiere release from Fat Possums new imprint label Other Music Recording Company. The pair continued to write new songs while simultaneously playing more live shows, now working as a proper five-piece rock band with the addition of good friends Kai Kennedy, Leif Huckman and Sam Bair.
Keeping a handful of Ex Cops’ early sessions in place, the newly expanded lineup took to the studio to record True Hallucinations with John Siket (Blonde Redhead, Yo La Tengo, Sonic Youth, etc.) sitting in the production chair. The results a mind-alteri
The dynamic duo that is Sleigh Bells is back with their third full-length record "Bitter Rivals".
There are ten brand new songs bearing the duo's signature sound; the hard crunch of Miller's Jackson guitars juxtaposed against Alexis Krauss's hooky pop vocals over electronic beats. It includes the eponymous single, "Bitter Rivals".
Patience In The Face Of Control
For nearly 10 years, Kris Schroeder has been under the thumb of perpetual genius-cum-overachiever Wally De Backer (Gotye), and the capricious guitar-slinger, Tim Heath. Emerging from under said thumb - known to the discerning listening public as "The Basics" - comes a damaged and deluded songwriter learning to stand on his own two stumps