perhapsy – “all my soul swallowed”

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photo courtesy of odell hussey

derek barber’s latest single as perhapsy, “all my soul swallowed,” has reverberated throughout this month here at the dimestore.  barber recently teamed with director madeline kenney to make a music video for the track; in the clip, a technicolor-clad barber emerges from a lean-to in search of an adequate power supply deep in a west coast forest.  the video becomes even more eccentric as the song progresses, with a strange ever-present bust and a rather volatile mug of liquid juxtaposing the aurally melancholic vibe.

“all my soul swallowed” is culled from perhapsy’s forthcoming album, me tie-doughty walker, out march 3rd.  check out the music video below.

perhapsy – “all my soul swallowed”

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photo courtesy of odell hussey

derek barber puts in notable work as the guitarist for a handful of bay area bands including astronauts, etc., a hands-down dimestore favorite of 2015.  as perhapsy, barber also carves out a distinct path for his own solo work, engineering a jazz background and a seemingly-insatiable appetite for new textures to forge a brand of more experimental pop.  his sophomore full-length, me tie dough-ty walker, is out march 3rd, and today barber has shared the album’s lead-off single, “all my soul swallowed,” a slightly melancholic affair appropriately enveloped by a wall of guitars.  take a listen below.

listen to a new song from mikal cronin

photo courtesy of mike koozmin

mikal cronin’s bay area brand of diy ethos has yielded two appropriately sunny and surprisingly complex solo albums thus far: a self-titled in 2011 and 2013’s mcii.  he’ll follow up with mciii on may 5th with the help of merge records, an album that’s slated to be particularly ambitious if its second single is any indication.  “ii) gold” is reportedly the second part of a six-song cycle found in the back half of mciii, a bruising piece of power-pop that pounds away incessantly before shifting gears towards an unexpected acoustic breakdown.  it’s the kind of nuanced songwriting that’s come to be expected of cronin, but it’s still a treat to witness it happen.  spin “ii) gold” below.