New Jersey quartet El Americano are an indie band doing things a little different. Their lavishly angular approach to music-making, complete with odd-metered rhythms and jazzy intricate guitar phrases, transforms what would be otherwise chirpy pop rock into something more unpredictable, vivacious and undoubtedly entertaining.
Codices have got a lot going on. Drawing from a myriad of musical influences, the young London quartet are bring together all types of motif to their sound: dark, light, discordant, technical, minimalist. The diversity, the craft, the precision: Codices are clearly committed to the writing of their sound, perhaps what their 'codex' band name alludes to.
Five years ago, Mental Architects released an album. A year later, they climbed a mountain. On top of that mountain, they wrote and recorded a song which would become the conceptual basis for their next album, Ascend.
Travel to the Midwest United States during the peak of autumn. The air has become thin and cold, the trees have shed their foliage, and the wildlife is scarce. Dismal, overcast skies eloquently contrast the withering landscape. This particular time of year inspired the writing of Via Luna's third EP Wilt.
They say good things always come in twos. Couldn't be any more true for two-piece two-named Partout Partout. The Grand Est duo features Florian Borojevic, splitting his time between two bands, the other being one of our favourite instrumental noise outfits: 100% Chevalier.