Damn this winter keeps grinding on. The only thing keeping me sane is the steady stream of new outersounds coming out. For now, I’m gonna crawl back under the blanket and put my headphones on.
This year’s vinyl season is heating up, and my second “pre-order” so far is the upcoming 12″ vinyl release from Australia’s Flyying Colours. They put out a track last year called “WavyGravy”, and are poised to add another 4 songs to make an EP. Layered guitars and lush vocals forge a sound not unlike their early 90’s influences, but with an extra explosive energy. The release is a co-production of London’s ClubAC30 and America’s Shelflife, so thankfully I won’t have to pay international shipping charges. In the meantime, check out a video for their second single, “Like You Said”.
The Foreign Resort
In conjunction with the release of their next album, New Frontiers, Danish space-gazers The Foreign Resort are headed to the USA for a 10-date tour in March (and they’re even stopping here in Michigan!). The group’s played over 170 shows in the last couple of years, and I’m excited to see their brand of textured sonic bliss live. They’re releasing a single on February 10th called “Alone” to whet your appetite, with the full album coming out on February 24th. Below is the current list of dates, and I encourage you to seek them out if you can.
I’ve been a huge fan of Nottingham’s Spotlight Kid for awhile now, at least since 2011’s Disaster Tourist. We got a teaser last year with the “sugar Pills” single, but looks like they’re gearing up for another full-length (their 3rd) entitled Ten Thousand Hours. It’s due out on March 11 from Saint Marie records, and represents “a huge step forward from the previous album but instantly recognizable as the same band – loud, uplifting, melodic and noisy.”
Have some Orbitings of your own? Feel free to post in the comments below.