Drull, the very talented Chillwave duo from Philadelphia, have come out with a video for their latest single ‘Crimson’. It is a superbly shot video, focussing on the details that go unnoticed in every nano second. Watch it yourself, to draw your own conclusions:

I had the privilege to listen to their earlier work and was particularly impressed by their album ‘Hear No Evil’. It creates certain emotions or experiences in some part of your cognitive/neurological system and then like a domino effect, it envelops your system as a whole. Every track is an experience, and the sounds play on each other and with other in words I cannot describe. It just tends to make you fade out into oblivion till it lasts. Have a listen to some sample masterpieces yourself:

They have also been receiving some publicity in recent international music press and I wish them all the very best. If you like what you hear and see, you can follow them on Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/drullofficial or on Bandcamp: http://drull.bandcamp.com/album/drull. And if you are more into visuals then you can also follow their youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/DrullOfficial



Strange Being – MΔXWELL

Shoegazing Meets Psychadelia

When I read the words ‘Shoegaze’ in the Genre tags, I said to myself : ‘It has been a while! ‘ . Maxwell, a musician from Long Island sent me the link to his album ‘Strange Being’.  After hearing the tracks, I have to say it brings back memories of The Cure and surprisingly, the earlier works of The Smashing Pumpkins from their Siamese Dream and Machina Albums. The sound apart from being mostly shoegaze also incorporates  other sub-genres like psychadelic rock, dreamy-synth and chillout . All this is only the beginning until you listen to the vocals, which are smooth, crip and one of the better voices I’ve heard all year. The melodies are haunting, catchy, and don’t ever jarr your ears by overdoing the distortion effects, which some bands go haywire with these days. The lyrics are well-written, meaningful and stuff you can relate to. To sum it up this is collectively an accomplished piece of work by a very talented musician\song-writer\vocalist. It looks like he is severely underrated\under-valued at the moment and if this were a stock on the stock-exchange, I would pick it up now and enjoy the billion dollar returns later. Ergo, the stuff is legitimately downloadable for free at: Bandcamp (smaller file sizes here) and Soundcloud .

I had a hard time choosing which ones to share as the whole album sounds too good, but here are the Top of the Tops: