Majetic – As I Once Transformed Myself For You, So I Must Now Transform Myself For Heaven

“You call me from the road / they tracked you down last week / your mom is finally gone / for the first time you’re free.” Justin Majetich delivers the opening verse of “The Gate” like he’s speaking to himself, waking up. This is the final track on a new sequence of songs, As I…

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teevee – Soundtrack to Expedition

Recording under the moniker teevee, indie musician Dylan Hyman produced a soundtrack to a video game that was under development for Red Fox Game Studio. The game, though in the advanced stages of development, was canceled. The music, already completed, remained suspended in that space where art suspends itself. Now, Utility Tapes release teevee’s work….

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Here Are The Young Men & Friends – Do The Lockdown

“Stave away, impending doom.” It’s a casual little lyric that addresses the scale of shit currently swamping the globe. Here Are The Young Men then go on to list a catalog of mundane beauties that aid humanity’s endurance in the face of ‘all of this’. Cuppa soup – Chicken ‘n’ Mushroom – flavoring is maybe…

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Cheekface – Best Life

“everything is normal / everything is normal / everything is normal / everything is normal” Cheekface have played with mantra-like simplicity on previous tracks, but none quite so effectively as here on the trio’s new track, “Best Life” In songwriter Gregg Katz’s continuing quest for the authentic self in the disingenuous culture we have landed…

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Lost Film – Between Melting & Freezing

Lost Film is the project moniker of Jim Hewitt. His latest release is called Between Melting and Freezing, and it’s available via Utility Tapes. Utility Tapes delivers cassette format music from a diverse range of artists whose unifying approach is a minimalist aesthetic. Lost Film is a project that exemplifies the ethos of the Sheffield…

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