Underwater Peoples are proud and excited to announce Three Legged Race’s “Rope Commercial, Vol. 1″ EP. The artist’s first release for UP and the first in a series of future releases, The EP serves as the follow up to Three Legged Race’s “Persuasive Barrier” LP in 2012.
Importantly, Rope Commercial Vol. 1 will be outfitted in a picture-disc of a classic Beatty vision. In a creamy neon-green urban landscape, the face of a humanoid figure is merged with a screen of a smartphone, its consciousness fused to the glass. Dangling from the phone is one leg outfitted in a woman’s heel, presumably its sole means of transport. These kind of pathetic cyborg figures in states of physical flux frequently appear in Beatty’s art. They function neatly as windows into Beatty’s music as well, with its electronically marred voices and barren sonic spaces. These figures are Beatty’s torpid avatars, in his music and art both, their humanism is strained by a confounding digital synergy.
After a steady stream of strong singles and entrancing trailer videos over the past few months, you can finally now stream Evan Ønly’s stunning debut EP, “No Matter What” in its entirety over at PopMatters. (more…)
Following last month’s Pitchfork premiere of Evan Ønly’s debut single, “No Matter What,” The Fader premieres his new track, “From The Stone,” today
. A sterling cut from Ønly’s upcoming No Mattter What EP, “From The Stone” showcases the darker, more sinuous side of Evan Ønly’s songcraft. Ønly, a commited fan of Eighties era horror flicks, uses this song to conjure that era’s fascination with necromancy, metaphorically and otherwise. It’s a pristine slice of industrial-laced pop in the vein of artists like Chris & Cosey and Depeche Mode. Like the rest of the EP, “From The Stone” was produced by Kurt Feldman (of The Pains of Being Pure At Heart and Ice Choir); his production for Evan Ønly has already been praised as “silvery” by Pitchfork. And elemental it is, but “From The Stone’s” heart can be located on its full metal jacket sleeve. (more…)
Underwater Peoples is proud to announce the upcoming release of “No Matter What”, the debut EP from Evan Ønly. Drawing its inspiration from classic “future vintage” synth pop pioneers such as Pet Shop Boys, La Roux, and David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance”, the “No Matter What” EP is a highly-evolved synth rock record. Produced by Ice Choir’s Kurt Feldman at the pristine Winter Station, these six songs are personal anthems turned psychological pop. (more…)
UP is proud to present the 8th installment of our mixtape series, “Time Has Run Out”, an hour-long sonic jammer compiled by Lexington, Kentucky’s Robert Beatty. (more…)
Twerps are back! Check out what the band has been up to in the studio these past few days & get a little taste of whats to come on their upcoming sophomore LP. Set to be out in 2014, details are still a bit sparse but keep your eyes peeled for more info soon!! (more…)
A tad late on posting this but Andrew Cedermark’s sophomore LP is currently streaming in it’s entirety over at NPR’s “First Listen”
Here is what NPR’s Stephen Thomas had to say: (more…)
Having just wrapped up a US/ Canada tour co-headling with The Luyas in support of his latest effort, “Lines”, Julian Lynch wastes no time to offer up something new. Teaming up again with frequent video collaborator and director Richard Law (who has previously directed and shot many UP vids including Julian’s “Garden 2″ and “Terra”), the two present a new music video for Julian’s “North Line”. (more…)
Free Time has been keeping busy lately. Fresh off their first US tour and on the heels of their debut LP the band managed to find time to shoot another music video. (more…)
Andrew Cedermark recently sat down with Matt Putrino of Interview Magazine to talk about Rock n’ Roll, his inspirations and thoughts about his upcoming LP “Home Life”
Interview Mag also exclusively premiered and dubbed the album’s opening song “On Me” their “Track of the Week”. Read the interview HERE and listen to “On Me” below. (more…)