Trouble in Mind

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Another release that got lost in the shuffle the past few months. Anybody who’s followed the blog or the radio show knows about my affinity for all things Deerhunter-adjacent. So even though Frankie Broyles only served a short stint in their post Monomania touring lineup, my interest was piqued when I heard he had resurfaced in Omni. Not that the band needs to get by on Cox and Co. namedropping alone: Broyles himself banked plenty of goodwill with his previous solo work and a very underrated Balkans album that came out in 2011 and Omni’s other two members, Philip Frobos and Billy Mitchell, had no issues ripping shit up together in Carnivores. If anything, Omni is a succinct reminder of just how deep Atlanta’s scene runs right now.

So the music itself? Well, there’s no way that the song posted above is named “Wire” by mere coincidence alone. In fact, all of Deluxe, the band’s debut, calls back to a time decades ago when England was trying to nail down just exactly what the term “post punk” meant, exactly. Everything from the tinny production to the sinewy guitar leads to the shapeshifting rhythm section set the mood perfectly. If “Wire” gets you moving, you’ll probably enjoy the rest of Deluxe just as much.

Sometimes I can pretend I’m verbose enough to describe the stuff I put up on the blog, and sometimes I’m better off just copying and pasting the press release. The Butterscotch Cathedral gets the latter:

The Butterscotch Cathedral is the new studio project from Matt Rendon (Resonars, Lenguas Largas) with Chris Ayers & Jim Waters. Featuring three tracks total (Side one is one 18min sidelong track, & side two contains “Loud Heavy Sun” & the 17-minutes suite “Lisa’s Dream”) the project is Rendon’s homage to the great Sixties & Seventies concept records from bands like The Who & The Beach Boys, both of whom Rendon cite as an influence. Won’t you come inside?

“Flood of Mendoza” finds itself tucked into the albums A-side. The S/T album is out 10/2 on Trouble in Mind. 

Ultimate Painting features members of Manchester-based Mazes and contemporary Slumberland torchbearers Veronica Falls. They put out an extremely underrated self-titled debut last year, and they’re already about to follow it up with Green Lanes. “Sanctioned Blues” finds the duo back in their VUish wheelhouse, with just enough bluesy twang to needle itself into your brain and stay there all day.