From Bill Callaghan & Bonnie Prince Billy and Teen Daze to Delay and Old Sport, here is all of the new noise you may have missed from this week!
Bill Callaghan & Bonnie Prince Billy – Blind Date Party (Drag City)
These two legends of the indie folk scene have come together on a truly unique record comprised entirely of covers. Taking on everything from Billie Eilish’s “Wish You Were Gay” to Hank Williams Jr.’s “Od’d In Denver”, the record is an eclectic and inventive take on a wide variety of music.
Every song features a new musician pulled from various depths of the American underground, from Slint’s David Pajo and the ever prolific Ty Segall to Wand’s Cory Hanson and frequent Prince Billy collaborator Matt Sweeney. It’s a thrilling record putting new takes on classic songs.
Blind Date Party is out on Drag City.
Find out more about Bill Callaghan & Bonnie Prince Billy here.
Teen Daze – Interior (Cascine Records)
Teen Daze is the musical project of British Colombia based producer Jamison Isaak. For just about a decade the project has been an outlet for Isaak’s unique brand of indie pop that occasionally finds it way into ambient territory. Interior strays the line between danceable pop tunes and walls of ambient noise with the utmost precision.
Between the melodic synths and quirky drum machines there is a lot of creativity in the production. This feels like a music producer’s record. Something to completely nerd out on.
Interior is out on Cascine Records.
Find out more about Teen Daze here.
Delay – Songs For Money (Salinas Records)
Long time Ohio pop-punk group Delay have returned with the first record in almost seven years. It’s a long awaited release that most surely figured would never come, but here we are. The tunes are catchy, the lyrics are both surreal and incredibly funny.
While the record doesn’t make any drastic shifts away from the band’s previous efforts it is still a ton of fun from start to finish.
Songs For Money is out on Salinas Records.
Find out more about Delay here.
Old Sport – Quietly Like The Sky (Convulse Records)
Old Sport have been staples of the Denver DIY scene since their formation in 2014. Their unique brand of post-hardcore dips into post-rock territory on this record. Each of the eight tracks on this LP pummels the listener with a towering display of fuzzed out noise.
It’s crushingly beautiful and extremely melodic for a punk record. The track “Possibilities With a Balloon” is a clear standout, featuring a gnarly vocal performance. Quietly Like The Sky is a great display of underground and truly inventive spacy rock music.
Quietly Like The Sky is out on Convulse Records.
Find out more about Old Sport here.