Chris Adams - the Los Angeles via Oakland producer/songwriter/multi-hyphenate known as PENDANT has signed to Saddle Creek. To celebrate, he’s released a new song, “Blood Rite,” a gleaming rave-infused, pop track with dark undertones, and along with it, a live performance from his recent Doomin’ Sun Fest appearance curated by Bachelor. The performance takes you from his LA apartment, onto his beloved Motor Bike (which you’ll see more of), and to the beach. Watch here. On the track Adams notes:
"I wrote Blood Rite as an attempt to reckon with my past, unveiling traumas from my childhood and connecting them to the person I see myself as today. I wanted to track the ways in which I’m bound to my past for better and for worse - the memories that haunt me make me who I am just as much as the sentimental ones. It all runs through my blood concurrently and guides me through my life."
His debut album, Through A Coil, released in 2019, was the first step in the evolution of Adams’s musical growth. Coming from hardcore and noise-punk bands, Through a Coil saw a shift in songwriting that melded shoegaze with Britpop recalling the likes of Stones Roses and My Bloody Valentine. “Blood Rite” marks yet another transformation and creative leap in songwriting that will bridge the gap between Though a Coil and his forthcoming Saddle Creek debut. Set for an early 2022 release, it’s an instantly definitive record that connects 90s house and rave music with hip-hop, shoegaze, and pop. Stay tuned for more info in the coming months.
Today, Young Jesus, the project of the musician John Rossiter, is sharing a new single entitled "The Weasel." The song coincides with the release of an episode ofMurder At The End of The World - an acclaimed new FX show created by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij - in the closing credits of which the song appears.
The Rise & The Fall is the fifth studio album from charged folk-rock trio The Rural Alberta Advantage. It is the first album featuring the return of original band member, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Amy Cole alongside Paul Banwatt (drums) and Nils Edenloff (lead vocals, guitar, keyboard). The album will be released on digital and physical formats including limited edition vinyl on October 6, 2023 through Saddle Creek (US) and Paper Bag Records (Canada/EU).