EMA, the new project from Erika M. Anderson (ex-Gowns), has premiered a new track from her debut release, Past Life Martyred Saints, on Refinery29. The album is out next Tuesday. It’s an epic one, readers.

• EMA: http://www.emaemaema.net
• Souterrain Transmissions: http://souterraintransmissions.com

Crystal Antlers

“Summer Solstice”

Last year, we posted a live video of Crystal Antlers performing a new track, “Summer Solstice,” at Room 205. Half a year later, we have a studio recording of it. The track will be released on Crystal Antlers’ new album, Two-Way Mirror, out July 12 on Recreation Ltd.

• Crystal Antlers: http://www.crystalantlers.com
• Recreation Ltd.: http://recreationltd.com

Matt "MV" Valentine

“PK Dick”

According to Byron Coley, “PK Dick” is “a paean to nth dimensional logic in the form of a Swedish psych-folk readymade.” But it probably just means Pitchfork Dick. Check out the track streaming above. It’s from What I Became, Matt “MV” Valentine’s forthcoming Woodsist release due June 14. (via AZ)

• Woodsist: http://www.woodsist.com


“Prologue: The Swan Is Ecstasy (Subtitle RMX)”

TRDMRK is releasing Not Enough Light II, a digital-only EP by LANTVRN. Wonder if they’ll release a “newspaper” version.

• LANTVRN: http://lantvrn.com
• TRDMRK: http://www.trdmrk.org



Brooklyn synth freaks OPPONENTS have released a good amount of material in just the span of a year. Their latest release is called Ambivalent Cloud Designs, and it serves as a ‘companion’ piece to last year’s debut I Swarm With A Thousand Bees. The new album has just been released on Obsolete Units in an edition of 100 professionally-made cassettes, so do what you gotta do.

• OPPONENTS: http://www.myspace.com/opponents
• Obsolete Units: http://obsoleteunits.com



Already bolstering one of the most intense albums of the year, Liturgy give us the video we’ve been waiting for: the band playing harsh blast beat metal while looking kind of chilled out/mellow. I guess it takes some relaxation to be able to play that fast – you can’t bust out blast beats with a tense arm and wrist, right? Also, apparently death metal aficionados are pissed that these guys aren’t wearing white facepaint with black robes.

• Liturgy: http://www.myspace.com/liturgynybm
• Thrill Jocket: http://www.thrilljockey.com/artists/?id=12788


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