Stream And Destroy 05.14.21 // Weekly Roundup

Stream And Destroy is a weekly feature on D//E in which we round up tracks and releases we didn't cover canonically during the current week. It's complementary to our regular posts and publishes on Friday release day. Oddments from previous weeks may appear.

Stream And Destroy used to be a series of playlists with the same mindset, a summary of those tracks we didn't get the chance to cover, but that gradually became a bit redundant, and we came to the conclusion that an actual blog post would give more substance to the tracks and the artists feature, even if it crams up a bunch of them at a time. 

So, here it is, the first edition of the redefined Stream And Destroy.


It's questionable how many or if any D//E readers are interested in what Donovan has to offer in 2021 at age 75. His new track, I Am The Shaman, doesn't only pique our interest because it's been produced by David Lynch who also directed the video, but for a psychedelic freak folk it's not so bad on its own merits.




The prolific 65daysofstatic have another ambitious ongoing project which they call Wreckage Systems, and we still have to catch up with it. New EP, Tomorrowd, is part of it, and it's immediately convincing.




Finnish noise rockers, Throat, take a darker direction on their new album accordingly titled, Smile Less, and their nineties rock sound comes in the vein of Faith No More and Helmet, with extra punch regarding the heavy facet of it.




Progressive veterans Zombi return with a five track EP a little after their recent collaboration with Uniform, and once again, they appear to be masters at coming up with compelling structures and moods, while preserving a rather high level of quality concerning their productions.




The extreme metal of Austin Lunn's Panopticon has produced a whole lot of notable releases over the years, and from the first sounds of the new album, .​.​.​And Again Into The Light, it seems like virtue and consistency are distinctive marks of this lomg-serving project.




Swiss-based darkwave act THYMIAN emerges with a piece sung in Croatian, the artist's native language, which introduces their coming album, Rhythm of Doubt.




The great Clan Of Xymox are also back with a 7-track release, continuing their strong recent run of EPs and remixes.




Odonis Odonis have a new album cooking, expected through Felte, and the first examples off it so far show a straightforward darkwave/industrial orientation which is quite palatable.




Czech vampires Body Of Pain struck out of the blue with a very well constructed and promising album which comes off great in its entirety.



Another synthwave artist who seems to be embracing another part of their sound more is Gost who turns clearly toward a metal/industrial direction with Coven, off his new album, Rites of Love and Reverence, expected through metal label, Century Media.




Former Pains of Being Pure at Heart bassist Alex Naidus and guitarist/vocalist Andrew Romano returned with their band, Massage, and revealed a new gazey track and nice video off their coming full length, Still Life.




Dark post punk band Night Nail unveiled a new video for the track BRNO, a standout cut off their very good recent album, March to Autumn.




Charleston, SC band Tape Waves will be releasing their next album, Bright, through Emotional Response Records and Fastcut Records in June, and the video for the track Invisible Lines is a good indication of the warm dreampop we should be expecting from it.




Following on from a very strong start, Danish dark act, Pulsations, revealed the first example off an impending four-track maxi single.




Goth Dad release the third and final single ahead of their anticipated album, and it's viewed by the band as their favorite song they have ever written together.




San Francisco's The Tunnel put together a very moody video for the closing number of last year's The Nightfall EP, in advance of the band's new material which will be out in the near future.






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