chirping in the rain

by juicyfrog

if by any chance, your water lily isn’t favoured by chirpy crickets at this period of the year, the frog offers you a non-less chirpy alternative under the form of a music sampling, that will hopefully charm your delicate ears. the twenty-or-so songs compiled by the frog are among the best songs that have been released recently.

chirping, our july sampler, features a few very fine bands, such as the amazing finnish kraut band K-X-P, whose gig in brighton produced a disobedient feverishness to the frog, and also the bewildering psychedelic Night Beats that we also discovered live at The Great Escape Festival this summer. also on this sampler, Night Beasts’ roaster pals, The Wytches, who will release their second album All Your Happy Life, on Heavenly Recordings, on 30th september.


this sampler presents also the best mouthpieces of Sargent House‘s catalogue: the fantastic Russian Circles, whose new album Guidance will be released at the end of the week; the poignant, beautiful Chelsea Wolfe, whose EP Hypnos/Flame was released in april; Boris, a punchy progressive band from japan whose new album Pink is a genuine guitar bomb, and Wovenhand, a first-rate rock, gothic songwriter, which dark-raging album Refractory Abdurate had electrified the frog in 2014, and who will release his new LP Come Brave in september.

chirping also introduces MJ Guider, a newcomer at Kranky, whose compelling début Precious Systems is out now. besides, a few new releases by Denovali, with another remarkable shot by Ricardo Donoso and a very tender song by Kuba Kapsa Ensemble. and last but not least, two newcomers on Constellation who will release their first albums on 30th september: Jason Sharp and his debut Boat Upon Its Blood, an experimental composer and saxophonist from montreal, and Off Word, a new project featuring Sandro Perri, Susumu Mukai (Zongamin) and M J Silver (Mickey Moonlight), with an album entitled 1.

in short, this sampler sums up our favourites among this month’s songs, so forget about crickets and let yourself chirp joyously.