D//E Playlist: Stream And Destroy Vol. 8

While summer keeps fading away, things begin heating up in relation to the noteworthy new music coming in from every direction. On the eighth volume of Stream And Destroy we attempt to cover a fraction of the great underground stuff we liked over the summer of 2018, looking forward to the new season's releases that keep piling up like crazy.

Los Angeles' United Ghosts take their special fusion of influences that involve shoegaze, dreampop, psychedelia and even krautrock-inclined electronica into something that's totally theirs to own. Their new full-length album, Saturn Days, is out now on the reputable, Cleopatra Records.

Fueled by their love for jangle pop and all things Captured Tracks, Aussies DIET released their much promising sophomore EP, Sundown with their sound leaning more toward the janglier side of Britpop, and drawing much from their country's rich power pop history.

From Canada, Front Porch Records' Brookside Mall come up with a strong set of deeply sentimental and poetic songs, balancing between synthpop and dreampop, Also Canadian indie pop four piece, Blue J, released their wonderfully melancholic EP, displaying the band's charming slowcore and shoegaze amalgamation. Sydney's fuzzy pop up and comers, Sleepy, have a much enjoyable EP ready for consumption and are promising a full length coming later in the year. The very much productive, Tender Glue, follows his exciting series of singles with a full album, Closet Leftovers, releasing this week on Don't Label Me Records.

From a more punk sounding standpoint, furious Swedes, Twin Pigs have just released their second LP record, Scandinavian Nightmare, while New Orleans based garage punks, Camps, keep on gaining attention with their momentous singles, and have plans for a full length to be released very soon.

Getting much more heavier, Swiss noise rock/post punks, Asbest, emerge with a killer first single, harbinger of great things to come; also from Switzerland, Unhold, present their imaginative hybrid of hardcore and post metal through their album, Here Is the Blood, coming in November; while industrial doom/drone metal act, Author & Punisher, is readying a remarkable new LP for release in early October on Relapse.

Finally, a D//E all-time favorite, Crippled Black Phoenix, have just unveiled an outstanding new album, Great Escape, via Season Of Mist, which should be experienced from start to finish, like how it usually is with this hell of a genre-busting band.

01. United Ghosts - Ride Baby Ride
02. DIET. - Game Plan
03. Brookside Mall - Twenty Thirteen
04. Sleepy - Photograph
05. Blue J - There's a Truth
06. Tender Glue - Lights Out
07. Twin Pigs - Lollipop
08. Camps - All My Friends
09. Asbest - They Kill
10. Author & Punisher - Nihil Strength
11. Unhold - Convoy
12. Crippled Black Phoenix - To You I Give

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