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The New Pollution – Live at Creative Corner

Wham, Bam, Thank you Ma’am – With a hint of Stones, Blondie, late 70’s Punk coupled with Elvis Costello, and 90’s pavement, you get a hit straight out of NYC itself.’

I’ve been listening to music most of my life, starting with a journey of 70’s rock during the early 80’s, and well into my teen years, with bands such as R.E.M. – and various Alternative rock groups. The super-group The New Pollution finds our ears this month, formed not from NYC but outside their state of residence, put together as High School friends. There are hints of John Spencer’s Blues Explosion, and our ears go wandering via this avant-garde rock anomaly. This is clearly an 80’s recreation by influence. Since the album is one continuous long-play, ones ears just need to take them in the direction they wish to go. Before the album is complete, past the warm up, then you really get to hear the genius of The New Pollution, when the organ comes in on Sad Pricks, coupled with, jazz-related tones, saxophone infused melodies, noise, wonky off-beat intervals and even a tambourine. On the final song, basslines that take you back to songs from The Talking Heads, and big city club music, in dark setting. It’s much like those hip cats during the days of the beat generation, just doing their thing. Influenced by the likes of David Bowie, on the first track and throughout, taken from each member’s influence, (Joy Division, The Fall, Pere Ubu) – as related from their leader, even early synth-pop. It’s an acid-jazz, snappy drum beat, punk rock, ska, session, that reminds me of the type of music I get to listen to at the local coffee shop I frequent, playing on the flat-top disc machine, “they have an actual turn-table there, behind the counter you know, classic, ya dig?”

Almark#WEATNU Digital Magazine
December 2019

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WEATNU Records: Year one

For an entire year WEATNU has been building a large group of artists on it’s label WEATNU Records. You’ve heard many of them throughout the months. Now you can hear them all together on the same album. Showcasing 74 amazing electronic artists, including punk and post-punk, dream-pop, nu jazz swing. You can buy this great piece of underground history for 9.80 USD. Complete with a wide variety of styles from all over the world. WEATNU Records continues to take in the greatest of hidden talent. All artists receive 70% per sale. WEATNU believes in fair pay to the artist.

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Shoegaze comes to #WEATNU

By Almark 

For myself shoegaze is an old friend, hailing from my teen years in the early 90s, especially with bands like Starflyer 59, The Breeders, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Pixies, Sonic Youth, Juliana Hatfield who are more indie rock and even Nirvana. When you deal with the underground you deal with it all, electronic to post-rock, then shoegaze and post-punk. For an entire year WEATNU has progressed from having one station to 4, and its latest station has taken the opportunity to allow more British Rock and ‘shoegaze’ through its doors. Continuing in the tradition of helping DIY artists and bands, it has decided to embrace more obscure styles and shoegaze seemed a perfect fit. And why not? Great music is hidden, it isn’t found on top 40. Bands and solo artists alike can benefit from WEATNU, because it’s free. Transmission Nova, will play many styles of noise rock, indie pop, dream pop, ethereal even bat cave eventually, including goth. So indeed Transmission Nova is the guitar side to ‘We are the New Underground.’ This brings even more fans to this movement. Our roots will always be in the electronic, and shoegaze is closely related to electronic music. Joy Division were experimenting with the new wave sound long before it was popular. So it’s not surprising that they, minus Ian Curtis became New Order. WEATNU is about preserving the history of music, including electronic music and more. The underground should be and is appreciated here. It’s obvious that the world is craving something more, something pure, and underground music fits that criteria. We hope in time to bring some of these artists to Weatnu Records. So far we have been featuring music by Ummagma, including the releases on Raphalite Records as well Shameless Promotion. In time,  by allowing these fantastic musicians through our doors, it will ensure that both sides meet, and the music created throughout WEATNU will grow and flourish across the Internet, making a name for ourselves and our artists. (Transmission Nova closed in 2016, this is part of #WEATNU history.)

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