Chill #52 veers away from the industry definitions of chill music and features new music from SPC ECO, After Daylight, Merely and the Suncharms. In the case of the Suncharms, this episode careens to the edge for the indie shoegaze act, releasing new songs for the first time since 1991! SPC ECO is the project of former Curve member Dean Garcia, his daughter Rose Berlin and a list of collaborators that goes back since its 2007 inception. Their newest album “Fifteen” is their 10th release. After Daylight is another project, this time for Death Notes guitarist Martin Bradley (read interview) whose DIY debut album “the New Dawn” was released this past February (2019).
This episode also features music artists performing live at SXSW 2019. Swedish dream pop artist Merely just released “Hatching the Egg” this past Feb(2019) and will be playing at the 2019 SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. Italian shoegaze music act Rev Rev Rev is also on their way to Austin, TX for the SXSW Festival and their first ever US appearance.
Here is the playlist for Chill #52
lost love – halloweenstabparty
we can but dream – rev rev rev
interlude – ginla
the heart and soul – SPC ECO
white – after daylight
furniture – dose
each end is a beginning – seven tin stars
film soundtrack – the suncharms
crazy heart – merely
i drew a map – the day
the years – the day
honey blue (alternate version) – henry’s sun
Chill #52 is also available at Hearthis.at.
Dean Garcia photo by Awesome Welles _ Wombbaby
Rose Berlin photo by Awesome Welles _ Wombbaby
Dean Garcia of 90s shoegaze and dream pop Curve and Rose Berlin (his daughter) of SPC ECO released their 10th full album “Fifteen” last Friday (Feb 15th). Since 2007, Garcia hasn’t shuttered his Curve influences. In addition the duo has released shoegaze and dream pop plus alternative rock and droning shaped recordings.
According to the bio, the father and daughter duo explore their relationship and the world around them through music, creating heartfelt sounds to express the language of their souls and conversations that are often too difficult to be encapsulated by mere words. This intent stays the same for the latest album “Fifteen”.
“This album means everything to us. A collection of songs that simply happened to us over a period of the 9 months or so it took to record, during which time there have been numerous uncomfortable, unsettling and challenging changes all around us, not just to our personal real life situations as to where we live, but also to the catastrophe of various unaccountable, blatantly corrupt governing bodies that perch menacingly over us all like death itself,” says Dean Garcia.
“This record is about that, this and the other, a selection of recordings that mean more to us than we can ever possibly know. We do know they’re our escape and energy, the glue that keeps our family together, the means to cope, deal and adapt which all goes towards making it The Heart and Soul of us, which by careful consideration is the first track we’re releasing to introduce this record.”
Listen to the single from the new album above and also watch the video “Think Twice” from the earlier released “Anomalies”.
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