The Black Angels have shared a video for their latest single ‘I’d Kill For Her’, at Consequence of Sound. Produced by Phil Ek (Father John Misty, Fleet Foxes, The Shins), the band’s new album ‘Death Song’ features some of the heaviest music these psych-rockers have ever put to wax – slow-burning, menacing fuzz meditating on the realities of society and devotion. On “I’d Kill For Her,’ lead singer Alex Maas steps inside of the mind of a man driven by the belief that there’s beauty in brutality. More »

People Like You are set to release their sophomore album entitled Verse on July 28 via Topshelf Records. Today they stream the album in full via the labels website. More »

Simian Ghost started out as a recording project by Swedish songwriter Sebastian Arnström and after two well received solo releases became a fully-fledged band a few years back – picking up extensive international press and acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork, The Guardian (who called Youth a “contender for album of the year”) and, most impressively of all, a lead review in The Times which saw a certain Bruce Springsteen designated a small column that week instead. More »

Following on from the April release of their new album ‘The World’s Best American Band’ on Polyvinyl Records, Louisville indie/garage band White Reaper have announced a short run of EU/UK tour dates for this October. The band will be playing the following dates: More »

With the 2016 self-titled debut of Prism Tats, South African transplant Garett van der Spek introduced the world to his moody and intelligent, psych-inflected take on post-punk. After spending a year on the road in North America—including support slots with indie-rock icons like Guided By Voices, Surfer Blood, and Nada Surf—the L.A.-based artist quickly headed back into the studio to begin work on a more concept-driven and thematically ambitious batch of songs. More »

Following on from the April release of their new album ‘The World’s Best American Band’ on Polyvinyl Records, Louisville indie/garage band White Reaper have announced a short run of EU/UK tour dates for this October. The band will be playing the following dates: More »

Ahead of the release of the new Mark Springer / Rip Rig and Panic album ‘Circa Rip Rig and Panic’ (due out 28th July via Exit Records), Mark Springer has release a new song from the record called ‘Threevolution’. More info on the new album below… More »

Boston-based indie psych rock outfit The Max Tribe are excited to share “Hello,” the first single from their forthcoming LP Retrofit. Vocalist Austin Max describes the meaning behind the track: “It started as a love song, but towards the end of the writing process it turned into a breakup song surrounding an affair. It’s somewhat dark, yet has a bright chorus that reflects how the antagonists bad choices are clear and transparent.” More »

Fassine are pleased to share a new video on The Independent, taken from their forthcoming second album, ‘Gourami’ – released 28th July. The song ‘Palio’ is the next track to be released after ‘Ursa Minor’ appeared on Clash earlier this month. More »

Linette talks about Formula One, Salami and piccalilli sandwiches, beer, pop and yes, Hifi. More »

If you have experience in pro audio then the name Prism Sound may not be unfamiliar, but now the company are taking their professional credentials into the home audio marketplace. Janine Elliot takes a listen to their £1795 Callia DAC.  More »

PMC is marking a significant expansion in its U.S. operation with opening a new office and demo facility in Nashville, a city renowned for its musical heritage. More »

Sib Evo is the second generation of Focal’s Sib line. With this new line featuring Dolby Atmos technology, Focal say that they are “once again sparking a revolution in the home cinema market”. More »

Auralic refer to the Aries as a “bridge”; basically a digital device which refers to a networked music library from the likes of a NAS drive, or by use of an external USB hard drive, connected directly to the Aries. What we have come to know more lovingly as a streamer – although you could argue that they are usually an all in one device, often with an on-board hard drive and with analogue outputs from it’s on-board DAC. Dan Worth takes this £1495 box of tricks for a whirl.  More »

Dan Worth takes a look at the Innuos Zenith MK2 an all in one streamer, CD ripper and SSD storage unit costing from £2299 depending on storage capacity chosen.   More »

The AAD2 is Audio Nec’s latest stereo amplifier operating in class D, with discrete components and with an oversized 2P4P linear power supply. It also incorporates R2R DACs, requiring no modulation cables, allowing for the musical signal to remain digital up to amplification stages. More »

Audio Files take a standard Audio Technica AT-LP5 turntable, add a new arm and carry out other modifications and offer a stylus upgrade to the standard cartridge. Total costs including the stylus upgrade is £835, Ian Ringstead listens to see if this is a worthwhile route to take over the original AT-LP5, available at time of review available for £319.  More »

Auralic are running a summer promotion in which their UK dealers are offering the Auralic Aries, Altair and Polaris to customers with a choice of free music subscription based services. More »

Russ Andrews is introducing The Supplier, a replacement DC power supply to upgrade a large selection of popular hifi products, and, claim Russ Andrews, “improve the musical performance of the connected device”. More »

Pro-Ject make a huge range of turntables to suit pretty much all pockets. Today Ian Ringstead takes a listen to the £1400 Pro-ject 6 Perspex SB Turntable Package. More »

KODA, the Polish producer of loudspeakers and audio equipment, has introduced four new speakers in its: floorstanding AK-48F, center AK-48C and surround AK-48S and the KODA EX-569F which draws inspiration from the EX line, their range that was popular in the early 90’s. More »

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