THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS Whiteout Conditions [Concord] DIET CIG Swear I’m Good At This [Frenchkiss] THE BLACK ANGELS Death Song [Partisan] COLD WAR KIDS L.A. Divine [Capitol] TIMBER TIMBRE Sincerely, Future Pollution [City Slang] WHITE REAPER The World’s Best American Band [Polyvinyl] PILE A Hairshirt Of Purpose [Exploding In Sound] CLARK Death Peak [Warp] BRETT NEWSKI The Worst Of Bret Newski: Songs To Sink The American Dream [Nomad Union] R. RING Ignite The Rest [SofaBurn] SOU
"'Diamonds in the Distance' contrasts a number of malaise-ridden vignettes against a driving, near-disco beat," Graham says. "We briefly touch on unrequited love, the new trappings of urban yuppie ‘cool,' such as shopping at Whole Foods as a pseudo-political act, as well as the failure of social media to reflect real life. Throughout the song, music and dance are situated as therapeutic, grounding forces.
"Musically, 'Diamonds in the Distance' showcases the keyboard player
R.Ring launches its spring tour at the Southgate House Revival in Newport, Ky., on Wednesday, April 19. “Ignite the Rest,” recorded in Montgomery’s Candyland Studio, gets its official release via SofaBurn Records on April 28.
Sofaburn Records was set up in 2006 by Christopher Mueller to release his band’s, Alone at 3am, music. It was also an opportunity to help out his fellow musician friends and fellow local artists’ music as well, focusing on small releases. Operating from that point initially out of a basement office, it was in 2015 that Sofaburn moved out into an office in Dayton, KY expanding and rolling out national releases, having grown and built a wider audience and artist network. The bu