Stream And Destroy 09.17.21 // 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.

There aren't enough soul covers in the world, especially coming from artists perceptive enough to do them well. This is another edition of Stream And Destroy.

Part of The Great Dismal B-Sides, Nothing unveil an odd cover of the 1968 soul classic, La La Means I Love You, by The Delfonics. Domenic Palermo writes in a statement: "In the ’80s my dad used to cruise around in Philly in this giant cherry red Lincoln he bought with who knows what money because we were broke. He would scoop me up on the occasional summer weekends after him and my mom divorced. I can remember climbing in and having to sit on my hands because the white vinyl seats would be burning hot from the sun. We’d cruise around the neighborhood with the windows down while he blasted Del, Stylistics, O Jay’s, Teddy P… a lot of old soul and funk. I always loved the strings and harmonies that were on these records and they stuck with me. I find myself looking to integrate those kind of soundscapes with guitars when I’m recording for NOTHING so this song seemed like it would be an almost lateral step for us, just obviously nowhere as cool."

Rhinestones is the new album by Australian act HTRK, an expression of their fascination with “eerie and gothic country music,” as they put it themselves. Valentina was the latest single unveiled a bit ahead of the album's release.

Oneohtrix Point Never joins forces with the great Elizabeth Fraser for a new different take of his track, Tales From The Trash Stratum, originally on 2020's Magic Oneohtrix Point Never. The new version will be part of the upcoming Blu-Ray edition of the album.

Swedish post punk band Makthaverskan release This Time, an energetic and jangly number off their upcoming fourth album, För Allting, expected out November 12th, 2021 through Run For Cover Records.

The hype is real for Wednesday who keep gaining traction on the back of their new album Twin Plagues. The band ha unveiled a new video for Ghost of a Dog, a charming, raw lo-fi track which is very well represented by a collage of home videos.

With very strong dark aesthetics, The Answer Lies In The Black Void, a new doom duo composed of Martina Horváth (Thy Catafalque) and Jason Köhnen (Celestial Season, Bong-Ra, ex-The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble) reveal the visually and sonically imposing title track off their coming album, For Nevermore. They comment: "The song covers dreams and sleep paralysis, three crows appear to take away the dreamers loved one's soul. When you don't know if what you experience is real or the dream. That's the question that remains."

With Shade, the upcoming album by Grouper expected on October 22nd, 2021 via Kranky, a new video for the track Ode To the Blue has surfaced, directed by Dicky Bahto. Part of the director's statement reads: "Liz sent me a love song in the middle of the worst part of the pandemic in Los Angeles to think about making a film for. I was depressed and scared and felt incapable of thinking. She mentioned picturing people kissing; and 'maybe something in a graveyard.' I wanted to see my friends. I wanted to feel intimacy again. I thought: what if the film is just people making out in graveyards?"

Greg Anderson (Southern Lord Recordings; Sunn O))), Engine Kid, Goatsnake) joins forces with William Duvall (Neon Christ/Alice In Chains) and reveals another track from his experimentation as THE LORD.

Gilles Demolder (Oathbreaker, Wiegedood) explores new means of expression through the new project, Siem Reap, and the first specimen of his new sound is something hard to categorize. Might As Well Stay is about his home place, Ghent, Belgium. He comments: “I have a very strange relationship with this city. It fills me with a constant state of paranoia, anxiousness and aggression. But somehow I have never had the courage to pick up my things and leave.

Heavy hitters, Monolord, reveal The Weary, part of their fifth album, Your Time To Shine, expected on October 29th, 2021 via Relapse Records. “The Weary is us telling a story to future generations that we are sorry but we fucked it all up,” says guitarist Thomas Jäger of the heavy rocking new track.

Toronto post punk duo TRAITRS release Mouth Poisons, a propulsive darkwave number paired to a wonderful video. The song is part of the band's upcoming album Horses In The Abattoir, expected on November 19th, 2021 on Freakwave Records.

Iggy Pop and Matt Sweeney collaborate on a new cover of The Velvet Underground's European Son which will be part of the upcoming compilation I'll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to The Velvet Underground & Nico.

Kim Gordon and Bill Nace's Body/Head project is joine by Wolf Eyes' Aaron Dilloway and becomes Body/Dilloway/Head. The new outfit will be releasing its self-titled album on November 19th, 2021.

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