The Faint – ‘Alien Angel’ stream


Saddle Creek’s The Faint have released electronic-tinged banger ‘Alien Angel’ ahead of the release of eagerly awaited new album ‘Egowerk’ (out on 15 March). Opening with a rush of synths, the toe-tapping song captures the euphoric nature of The Rapture as it drives along but also makes space for wry observations akin to Cursive.

Tomberlin ‘At Weddings’ album review


Released on 10 August via the ever-reliable Saddle Creek Records, Sarah-Beth Tomberlin’s debut album ‘At Weddings’ is one you’ll want to hold dear. It’s a transcendant and poignant record about learning to love oneself, even when everything seems to be caving in on you. The gentle folk of ‘Any Other Way’ opens the record with…

Tomberlin – ‘Self-Help’ video stream


Tomberlin (or Sarah Beth Tomberlin to her family and friends) has released a video for ‘Self-Help’, a song that will appear on her forthcoming album ‘At Weddings’ (released via Saddle Creek on 10 August – pre-order here). The sad song is full of looped guitars, subtle drone-led noises and lilting vocals. It fits in the…

Sam Evian Health Machine new music

Sam Evian – ‘Health Machine’ video


New Saddle Creek signing Sam Evian has unveiled ‘Health Machine’ ahead of his album ‘You, Forever’ (out in June). He’s played shows with Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Deerhunter and this song has an anthemic alt-rock feel that would be in line with The National or The War on Drugs. It opens with stop-start West Coast-infused…