New Music: CHVRCHES “Leave a Trace,” Prince Innocence


CHVRCHES premiere a bare-bone video for “Leave a Trace” and Vancouver duo Prince Innocence gets anything but in “Manic”

CHVRCHES Lauren Mayberry gives a great interview. Every profile of the front woman gives us a witty, enigmatic personality that journalists love. Her Nerdist podcast feature where she talks about touring and Thom Yorke’s anti capitalism was my introduction to Mayberry, aside from her epic can of internet-harassers ass whopping she threw down after too many creeps got too creepy. All we can say is we’re #1 fans, and CHVRCHES highly-anticipated sophomore album Every Open Eye couldn’t come sooner, but we’ll have to wait until 9/25 on Glassnote. This minimal-is-maximal video for “Leave a Trace” is, in, Mayberry’s words, “a middle finger to mic drop about not being told what to do.” Bold words to lead into this week. Check it out.

From the sultry, existential side of the new music coin, we’ve got Prince Innocence. Their song “Don’t Care” regularly makes its way through the Soundcloud rotation and their new song “Manic” is an absolutely mesmerizing track. Their singer Talvi describes the song as “an experience of hypomania and the emergence from a depressive episode.” Despite the dark lyrical themes, Josh throws down a beat that can only equal clothing removal and heavy physical contact. Ya get it. Listen to the track on GorillavsBear and be on the lookout for a forthcoming EP.

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