Friday, January 18, 2019

“Perfectly woozy” (FLOOD) “dreampop gem” (PASTE) duo Fawns of Love drops sophomore album “Permanent” today.

Hear “Mournful Eyes” at Grimy Goods, See the video at High Clouds. Band plays The Echo in Los Angeles this Monday.

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Fawns of Love (L-R): Jenny Andreotti, Joseph Andreotti. Photo credit: Jenny Andreotti.

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Fawns of Love – In The Press

“A dreampop gem.” — Paste

“Would fit right in at David Lynch’s Roadhouse” — MAGNET

“The soft gauze of Cocteau Twins and Slowdive. Perfectly woozy.” — FLOOD

“There is obsessive joy in the Fawns of Love’s take on shoegaze.” — The Big Takeover

“Psychedelic dream pop.” — MXDWN

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Hear “Mournful Eyes” by Fawns of Love at Grimy Goods or the link below!


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See the “Mournful Eyes” video by Fawns of Love at High Clouds or the link below!


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Los Angeles! See Fawns of Love at The Echo this coming Monday, Jan. 21st w/ Choir Boy and SRSQ! Tickets on sale now.

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“Built upon the shoulders of The Cure and Slowdive with its swimming guitar lines and washes of hazy, bright synths. – buzzbands.la

Bakersfield, California-based shoegaze / dreampop duo Fawns of Love (Jenny and Joseph Andreotti) issues its second album Permanent today. The album is the duo’s first album release for Test Pattern Records. Recent single “Mournful Eyes” can be heard via Grimy Goods and the music video for the track is streaming now at High Clouds.

Both full-time educators – Joseph teaches middle school, Jenny is a full-time instructor at CSU-Bakersfield – the Andreottis have been performing together for 16 years, recording, touring and releasing music throughout that time under various names and labels. In 2013, they began a break when Jenny enrolled in a history graduate program, but by 2017, it was time to begin being a band again, including choosing a new name.

“One of our favorite records is Hounds of Love by Kate Bush,” Joseph says. “We wanted a name that would pay homage to that.”

 In addition to Kate Bush, additional influences on Fawns of Love include familiar names such as The Chills, Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine, Blur, Pulp, Slowdive, The Jesus and Mary Chain, and Sparks.

 Fawns of Love takes all of these legendary sounds, which some might think of as cold or aloof, and makes them pop with overtones of The Smiths, New Order, and the warmth that comes from the Andreotti’s many years of making music together.

Permanent, the second full-length by Fawns of Love, is out now from Test Pattern Records. Jenny and Joseph Andreotti are available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.

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Fawns of Love
Permanent
(Test Pattern Records)
Out Now
  

Track Listing:

01. Someday (STREAM | MP3 | VIDEO)
02. December (STREAM | MP3)
03. Horoscope
04. Permanent
05. Mournful Eyes (STREAM | MP3 | VIDEO)
06. Divine
07. Anarchy & Kisses
08. Wasted Days

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Fawns of Love Links


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Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion


Friday, January 11, 2019

L.A.-based Alex Lilly, a veteran musician in bands with Beck, Lorde, follows-up her own band experiences with debut solo LP, out today.

The New York Times says 2% Milk “delivers structural and emotional complexity with deceptive nonchalance.” Stream full album now here.

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Alex Lilly as photographed by David Black.

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Alex Lilly –In The Press


“Through heartache, rejection, workplace harassment and pervasive disillusionment, Alex Lilly’s songs keep their cool on her debut album, 2% Milk.” — The New York Times

“Pretty freaking awesome.” — The FADER

‘Distracting Me’ is a peppy, synthy prance between handclaps and bass that stop and start in a way sort of mimicking the distraction itself.” — Buzzbands LA

“Lead single ‘Distracting Me’ is a light (but not slight) pop song with a punchy beat and engaging twisty-turny melodies.” — L.A. Record

Madonna with a more poetic bent.” — PopMatters

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Los Angeles! See Alex Lilly live on Sun., Jan. 20th as part of the weekly Mimosa Music Series upstairs at The Federal Bar. 11AM, All Ages!

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“It’s a weird Los Angeles fantasy world where the digital realm crosses into real life and there’s a lot of cats all around,” says The FADER in its premiere coverage of the music video “Distracting Me” by Alex Lilly.


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PopMatters calls Alex Lilly, “Madonna with a more poetic bent.” Listen here or at the link below!


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Los Angeles-based artist Alex Lilly is a renaissance female.

In addition to the writing, arranging, producing, and playing of her own music, Lilly has established a notable career out on the road as a part of the touring bands of such esteemed musicians Beck, Lorde, Ry Cooder, and the bird and the bee. When Lilly’s in L.A, she has stayed busy throughout the years with her own projects such as Obi Best, The Living Sisters, Touché, and Zero DeZire.

Now Lilly is bringing all of her talents, ideas, and her singular voice to the table in the form of 2% Milk, her debut full-length album, out now via newly-formed Release Me Records.

Lilly’s ability to take a song out of the realm of merely entertaining to intriguing is all over the album’s first single “Distracting Me,” a tune dedicated to the idea of enjoying the annoying. See music video for the song via an exclusive premiere at The FADER.

“What better testament to loving someone than when you enjoy their interruptions?” Lilly explains of the tune. Of the video, Lilly says, Jason Greene (aka iconic gender fluid actor, Freckle) had previously killed me in a music video and danced around with my blood. This time I wanted her back in a more playful role as a relentless kitten that pulls me away from my digital addiction.”

The latest single taken from 2% Milk is the intriguingly titled “Pornographic Mind”. In its premiere coverage of the song, PopMatters says, “The tune is a combination of classic AM radio pop, of the kind that has inspired Lilly’s sometime bandmate Inara George, as well as breezy, late '80s synthesizer pop, think Madonna with a more poetic bent or Belinda Carlisle momentarily expressing an appreciation for the avant-garde.”

Lilly’s songs – she describes her sound as “sexy psychological thriller” – are synthy, syrupy, and suspicious i.e. there’s something going on here that’s not only pop, but actually pops. The intrigue that abounds on 2% Milk moves the listener beyond toe-tapping and finger-snapping, straight to brain-mapping.

2% Milk, the debut album from Alex Lilly, is out now. Lilly tours with KOLARS in February and March. See below for dates.

Alex Lilly is available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.

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Alex Lilly – Live

(*= w/ KOLARS)

01/20/2019: Los Angeles, CA The Federal Bar (Mimosa Music Series)
02/21/2019: San Diego, CA @ Casbah *
02/22/2019: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
02/23/2019: Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones *
03/01/2019: Costa Mesa, CA @ Wayfarer *
03/21/2019: Denver, CO @ Larimar Lounge *
03/22/2019: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge *
03/28/2019: Eugene, OR @ Wildcraft Cider Works *
03/29/2019: Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern *
03/30/2019: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir *

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Alex Lilly
2% Milk
Out Now
(Release Me)
  


Track Listing:

01. Confucius Says
02. 2% Milk
03. Distracting Me (STREAM | MP3 | VIDEO)
04. Pornographic Mind (STREAM | MP3)
05. Boomerang
06. Night Drive
07. Infantile
08. Cold Snap
09. Hypothetical
10. Firefly

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Alex Lilly Links


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Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

J Hacha De Zola to release John Agnello-produced (Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth, Waxahatchee) new full-length “Icaro Nouveau,” March 8th.

Jersey City songwriter details the use of his “reductive synthesis” method of song production to achieve signature “Urban Junkyard” sound.

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J Hacha De Zola as photographed by Robin Souma

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“Dangerously delightful, whirling, and rhythmic,” says The Big Takeover about “On A Saturday,” a deep cut from the upcoming new J Hacha De Zola full-length, Icaro Nouveau. The John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth, Waxahatchee)-produced album arrives March 8th via the Caballo Negro label.



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J Hacha De Zola – In The Press

“The kind of alluring character found in old children’s books.” — UTNE

“A wild man in the vein of such fire breathing artists like Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and Captain Beefheart.” — Paste

“A large, spinning rock ‘n’ roll affair as enticing as it is distant and strange.” — MAGNET

“Dangerously delightful, whirling, and rhythmic.” — The Big Takeover

“Bound to light the way forward and inspire a legion of imitators.” — PopMatters

“A compelling all-over-the-map collision of jazz, blues, show tunes, garage rock, and Latino flavors.” — BLURT

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J Hacha De Zola kicks off this week’s episode of Break Thru Radio’s “Spotlight On The City,” focusing on Jersey City, NJ. Click to hear the show and to check out another advance track from Hacha De Zola’s upcoming Icaro Nouveau.

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“This is an Urban Junkyard record.”

It’s a descriptor that J Hacha De Zola has been casually using over the course of three album releases. With the upcoming full–length Icaro Nouveau (out March 8th), the Jersey City–based musician defines the genre in detail.

Produced by iconic engineer John Agnello, a career–long cohort of another “J” – J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr, and most recently the man behind albums by Waxahatchee, the new Hacha De Zola songs are described by the artist as full of “villains, spells, desires, romance, danger, redemption, and revelations.”

He adds, “and a eulogy,” referring to “Ode To Ralph Carney,” about the late, legendary saxophone sideman of Tom Waits (and many others), who served not only as a player, but more importantly, as a spiritual guide for Hacha De Zola over the course of the latter’s young career.

“My heart aches,” Hacha De Zola says about the man he calls “Johnny Marinara” on the tune, directly lifting Waits’ own nickname for Carney. The “Icaro” of the new album’s title speaks to that aching; the word refers to “language taught through other worldly sources intended to heal those who hear it.”

Indeed, Carney was Hacha De Zola’s compatriot in developing the Urban Junkyard sound that now has a life of its own on Icaro Nouveau.

“He was an integral part of this sound. He was my secret weapon,” Hacha De Zola says. “His horns were ever–present, as was his input. Not having him around for Icaro Nouveau was unsettling for me.”

Fortunately, Carney’s spirit was still in the room, and helped Hacha De Zola get in touch with his creativity in a new way, with greater depth. More specifically, the “Nouveau” portion that completes the new album’s title.

“I’ve been developing my own new language, through the elements that are most familiar to me,” Hacha De Zola explains. “My neighborhood – ‘mi barrio’ – where I’m from, and the diversity of cultures and vibes there.”

“Environment is everything,” he continues, “There’s power in the intent behind words and in their delivery. You might not even understand a certain language, but can get a sense of the intent when it’s spoken.”

You can feel it in the Urban Junkyard.

J Hacha De Zola’s fourth full-length album Icaro Nouveau is scheduled for release on March 8th, 2019. Hacha de Zola is available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.

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  “Syn Illusión,” the current EP by J Hacha De Zola, is out now via the Caballo Negro label.

 “J Hacha De Zola sings a song of unrequited love with ‘Syn Illusión’. As songs on the matter go, this is one that’s bound to light the way forward and inspire a legion of imitators.” — PopMatters | Check out J Hacha De Zola’s “Syn Illusión” at PopMatters or via the links below!



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J Hacha De Zola
Icaro Nouveau
(Caballo Negro)
March 8th, 2019


Track Listing:

01. Anarchy
02. El Chucho (Hooko)
03. On A Saturday (STREAM | MP3)
04. Juan Salchipapas
05. A Song For Her
06. Hollow Trees
07. A Fool's Moon
08. Ode To Ralph Carney (STREAM)
09. Super Squeaky
10. Hacha's Lament

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J Hacha De Zola
Syn Illusión EP
(Caballo Negro)
Out Now
  

Track Listing:

01. Syn Illusión (STREAM | MP3 | VIDEO)
02. Otro Lado
03. Lejos De Mi
04. El Mago Negro

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J Hacha De Zola Links


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Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion