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September 9, 2020

We Never Asked For This – Deep Sea Diver

We Never Asked For This is our short review of a release that showed up in our inbox unsolicited.

Seattle’s Deep Sea Diver just released the second single and title track from their upcoming third album Impossible Weight. The song features Sharon Van Etten and is an absolutely perfect piece of guitar driven indie rock that feels both anthemic and personal at the same time. Combine it with the infectious driving minimalist approach of the first single “Lights Out” (see below) and you have the makings of a front runner for most anticipated release of the fall. Impossible Weight drops October 16th on High Beam Records. Pre-order your copy here.

September 9, 2020

While We Were Sleeping – Bassdbler

While We Were Sleeping is our new segment where we check out releases that we missed during our lengthy hiatus. Today‚Äôs catch up is “May HIs Passing Cleanse the World” from Bassdbler.

Longtime friend of the blog Bassdbler released his third album while we were away, the masterful May His Passing Cleanse the World. All of Bassdbler’s trademark elements are here again – bass driven, sprawling, trip-hop influenced instrumentals, intricate arrangements, Dune references a plenty – but May His Passing… brings a new sense of pulsating urgency to the mix. Basdsdbler’s work has always played like cinematic scores to unmade sci-fi classics, but this new release feels like the final 20 minutes, when the stakes are high and we’re not quite sure that the heroes will make it. It’s an intoxicating soundscape guaranteed to make your workday, commute or jog epic. Available at Bandcamp here.

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