Stream And Destroy 03.25.22 // 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. The feature now comes with an accompanying playlist on Spotify.

The great Bauhaus returned with the surprising Drink the New Wine, their first new song since their 2008 album Go Away White. The track employs the Surrealists' 'Exquisite Corpse' device whereby each artist adds to the piece without seeing what the others have done. The title refers to the very first Cadavre exquis' drawing rendered by AndrĂ© Breton, Marcel Duchamp, Jacques PrĂ©vert and Yves Tanguy which included words which when strung together made up the sentence, 'Le cadavre exquis boiara le vin nouveau' (‘The exquisite corpse will drink the new wine.’)

Sydney, Australia duo Party Dozen, composed of saxophonist Kirsty Tickle and percussionist Jonathan Boulet, will be releasing their third album, The Real Work, on July 8th, 2022 via Temporary Residence. Off it, The Iron Boot hits as a massive heavy rocker.

Holy Fawn are back with another new single, Death Is A Relief, the first new music from the quartet since 2020’s The Black Moon EP. “Death Is A Relief Is a song of loss,” explains guitar player and vocalist Ryan Osterman. “Feeling like everything around you is moving and feeling stuck in place no matter how hard you fight.

††† come back, this time with original songs, their first two in eight years. Initiation is more Deftones-friendly, while Protection is more characteristic of the project’s moody synth facet.

The Real marks the return of the great The Brian Jonestown Massacre who will release their nineteenth album Fire Doesn’t Grow On Trees, on June 24th, 2022 through Anton Newcombe's A Recordings. Newcombe comments: “All of a sudden, I just heard something. And then it just didn’t stop. We tracked a whole song every single day for 70 days in a row.” He continues on the upcoming album’s entirety: “Existentially, this time period has felt pretty dark, so it’s about fighting the good fight. I’m singing to empower other people. First of all, I’m getting whatever I need out of it, but I can see it as something other people can identify with.

Midwife has released a fantastic slowcore take on Chevelle’s Send the Pain Below which is the final track to surface from the Flenser compilation of the same name, together with more cover songs by Wreck and Reference, Drowse, Chat Pile, Vile Creature and Cremation Lily.

Greet Death guitarist and vocalist Sam Boyhtari comments on the fine shoegaze rock that is Panic Song, the band’s new single: “At the end of 2020 I was living with my partner Larissa in an apartment on the North side of Chicago. I was staying up until 5 or 6 in the morning every night and experiencing some terrible panic attacks. One night Larissa woke up and sat with me on the couch, talking me through an especially awful attack. The living room was dark, there was a CTA station across the street that gave us a little bit of light at night. It was our first time living together, and a time I now look back on very fondly. Larissa would go to work and I would work from home all day in her former roommate's empty bedroom. At night, we would hang out until she went to bed, then I would put a horror movie on the TV and listen to music through headphones at the same time like a fucking weirdo. Despite the turmoil I was going through, I felt very comfortable in that place. So one day while Larissa was at work and I was alone in the apartment, I wrote a song about it.

Like D//E has been foreseeing since 2018, The Bobby Lees, are working toward the big breakthrough of which they are very deserving. The band have signed with Ipecac Recordings, and they’ll release the four-song EP Hollywood Junkyard on June 17th, 2022. “The video is a general commentary on our current culture and its obsession with the external, and trying to be famous by any means,” explains singer/guitar player Sam Quartin. “The world of TikTok and Instagram feels like a trap for most of us, so we try to stay away from it as much as possible and instead focus on what you can’t see. Lyrically, the song is about an experience I had during a psychotic break when I thought a star shot into my body. After that I started acting - I was told I didn’t look right and couldn’t ‘make it’ in entertainment without a gimmick or a look. But despite that, I got cast in a few films and was exposed to some amazing people, also some pretty shitty people and situations. The story of the video comes from what I witnessed. People in power manipulating others to do whatever they thought was best monetarily, not what was best for their artists health and well-being. I guess that's true for a lot of things. The end result of money, fame and success being more important than truth, love, and sanity.

Ufomammut will release their ninth studio album Fenice on May 6th, 2022 through Neurot Recordings and Supernatural Cat. “I think we lost our spontaneity, album after album,” says Urlo. “We tried to make more complicated songs and albums, but I think at some point we just ended up repeating ourselves. With Fenice, we were ready to start from zero, we had no past anymore - so we just wanted to be reborn and rise from the ashes.Psychostasia demonstrates the band’s new approach.

With their strong new album, Rough Dimension, just out through Dais Records, acid punks VR SEX have recently revealed another dynamic new single, Live (In A Dream).

Imminent Ache is part of the new album by Sundowning, In Light of Defeat, I Cease to Exist, out on Isolation Records. The track features Full of Hell's Dylan Walker:

Kee Avil's Crease, out on Constellation, has earned its place as one of the year's most intriguing experimental albums. Myriam Bleau created the vivid visuals included in the new video for HHHH.

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