After more than a decade of existence, five studio albums, and a slew of EPs, it’s easy to imagine Helms Alee continuing on in perpetuity as one of those tightly-guarded artists with an extensive catalog of treasures just waiting for the uninitiated to discover the depths of their riches. But things are going to change with the release of their fifth album, Noctiluca, due out April 26 via Sargent House; the album continues Helms Alee’s tradition of blending girthy sludge riffs, deceptively clever compositions, lush instrumentation, and transcendental melodies into a potent standalone sound and proves why the band has rightfully stuck around all these years.
Kristina Esfandiari continues to blaze forth as one of alternative music’s most prolific forces— a journey that only grows fiercer with the release of her double-EP Loverboy / Dog Days todayvia Sargent House. Released under the moniker Miserable, Esfandiari leans on the pillars of shoegaze, alternapop, and grunge to conjure a spectral haze of mood and melody. Loverboy / Dog Days is streaming everywhere today (listen now on Bandcamp or Spotify).
The hypnotic sounds and immersive storytelling of Jaye Jayle comes to life on a short film titled “No Trail,” which premieres via Clash Music today (or directly on YouTube). This album piece follows the release of the excellent No Trail and Other Unholy Paths LP which came out earlier this year via Sargent House.
Russian Circles have never been ones to sit still. As they prepare for a west coast co-headline tour with Sargent House label mate Chelsea Wolfe (as well as celebrate the two-year anniversary of their monumental LP Guidance), Russian Circles have announced a batch of solo shows surrounding the tour. These additional dates will bookend the Chelsea Wolfe run and Russian Circles’ time on the road spans about four weeks in total this September and October. Check out the full tour routing below.
In her work as the vocalist for King Woman, Kristina Esfandiari takes on a powerful, defiant stance against a backdrop of nocturnal doom rock. But in her ever-evolving solo endeavor Miserable, she removes the armor and reveals her vulnerabilities. The polarizing scope of Esfandiari’s work under the Miserable moniker is aptly demonstrated on two EPs forthcoming from Sargent House: the brand new Loverboy EP and a reissue of the highly sought after Dog Days EP (out together on October 26th).
As anticipation for Emma Ruth Rundle’s new album swells, the artist has premiered its powerful, propulsive second single, “Darkhorse” today — listen to the track now and read about its influences via Consequence Of Sound’s ORIGINS series.
Jaye Jayle, the Evan Patterson-led Americana-noir project have premiered another new single from the new full-length, No Trail and Other Unholy Paths. The slow burning synth track – “As Soon As Night” has premiered via The Quietus, where Evan remarks “’As Soon As Night’ is the most enjoyable song to perform on the album. Originally, I called it ‘The Break Up Song.’ The words are very clear. If there’s any confusion maybe give the song another listen, maybe a little louder this time, and let the sounds just spiral around the story.”
Jaye Jayle, Evan Patterson’s Americana-noir project, has not only opened a new chapter for the Young Widows frontman—it’s blossomed into a universe all its own. The newest arc in the Jaye Jayle narrative has been revealed with the announcement of the band’s sophomore LP No Trail And Other Unholy Paths, set for release June 29th via Sargent House. The album’s first single— the smoky, hypnotic track “Ode To Betsy”— is streaming today via Paste Magazine (and directly via YouTube).
Listen to Dylan Carlson’s hypnotic new track from ‘Conquistador,’ out April 27 from Sargent House
Additional U.S. shows announced in July and August, appearing on select dates with Sleep, Kurt Vile & The Violators, and Marry Lattimore.
Legendary guitarist Dylan Carlson will release his first proper LP under his full name (his previous solo work was under the moniker drcarlsonalbion) this coming Friday via Sargent House. Long heralded as a master of minimalism, Carlson’s songwriting demonstrates his ability to craft compelling symphonic compositions while exercising extreme musical frugality; listen to the meditative, hypnotic five-song album in its entirety via The Quietus.