Posted in music on May 21, 2014

by Bill Pearis

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Oakland, CA duo Some Ember have been making shadowy synthpop for about two years. Both members sing and Nina Chase's frosty delivery works well with Dylan Travis' more emotive style. After a couple cassette-only releases, the band will drop their proper self-titled debut next week (5/27) via Dream Recordings. This will be the first non-cassette release for the label which is run by the guys in Crocodiles. Stream the entire album ahead of its release in this post.

Speaking of duos and Crocodiles and labels run by them, the debut by Haunted Hearts (aka husband-and-wife Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls and Brandon of Crocodiles) will release their debut album, Initiation, next week as well. That's out on Brandon/Dee Dee's label Zoo, though the cassette will be through Dream. You may have already heard "Johnny Jupiter" but you can stream the whole album now via Pitchfork.

Some Ember album stream below...

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Some Ember - S/T tracklist
1. River Walker
2. Shards
3. Shining
4. Mourning Jewelry
5. Splendor
6. N. Green
7. Hotel
8. Pleasure
9. The Thrashing Whip
10. In Bloom

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Comments (33)

id love to give that guy the ultimate wedgie.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 11:44 AM

Is she a real blonde

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 11:45 AM

which is which?

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 11:58 AM

love

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 2:08 PM

BV is garbage, this record is amazing. All of you are psychopaths

Posted by dan casey | May 21, 2014 2:09 PM

Wow this record is so good!

Posted by Chad Henriquez | May 21, 2014 2:25 PM

third listen this morning. Easily top 10 of 2014.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 2:42 PM

Nobody finds it a tiny bit weird that as soon as a few posts are made bashing something, all of the sudden a string of positive posts with "names" happen right after?

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 2:42 PM

Nice, the cool synth aliens put there cd-rom on the puter so they dont have to live in space any more and the dream man can smile!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Jarred | May 21, 2014 2:46 PM

hahahhaha! nice jarred!!! i love are snyth mom and dads!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Petey | May 21, 2014 2:48 PM

One time Nolan and tina made me hot chocate when i was sick and put on my favorite loo reed cd-rom so i could sleep!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Jarred | May 21, 2014 2:50 PM

i wish gramma lucy was here to listin :( nolan and dina were her favorit grandkides and she loved to make thme chiken noodle soupe!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by petey | May 21, 2014 2:55 PM

Yeah @2:42 "all of the suddden" things got all posi. Maybe the band has friends. That would be a tiny bit weird.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 2:55 PM

You have to be possitive about the synth aliens Anonmous or they put you on alien time out and won't let you be dumb on the puter any more!!!!!!!!

Posted by Jarred | May 21, 2014 2:57 PM

hahahah wedgies are bad silly computer man

Posted by Petey | May 21, 2014 2:59 PM

Of course tina is a real blonde lady other computter man, why do you think she went to have Gramma lucy do her hare and make it very gorgus when she was still with us????????????????????????????????

Posted by Jarred | May 21, 2014 3:00 PM

i want to paint my face like a funny clowne like nolan did in thier school picture!!!!!

Posted by petey | May 21, 2014 3:07 PM

Nice petey, I loved when Mr. Clown visited are school at recess and gave us a funny gift bag with a big balloon and a joy division lava lamp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Does tina ever know????????????????

Posted by Jarred | May 21, 2014 3:11 PM

hahahaha that was so fun tina is scared of clownes!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Petey | May 21, 2014 3:13 PM

Any chance these niggas playing nyc soon?

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 3:13 PM

Don't say bad words other computer man Nolan and his big sister will be clowns and play there pianos for you when there ready!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Jarred | May 21, 2014 3:14 PM

See boys it's healthy to express yourselves with pictures AND music AND words it's all the way to show everyone your heart!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Art Teacher | May 21, 2014 3:21 PM

***** IMPORTANT MEMO FOR FILE *****
TO: BV Reader Community
CC: Nina Chase, c/o Some Ember

How you doin', mami?

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 3:27 PM

silly anomyous tina is a beautiful as a perfecty wild flower!!!!!!!!i wonder if there is sande in your sun bather cd-rom???????

Posted by petey | May 21, 2014 3:51 PM

Yeah were going to tell are art teacher you used potty language in the computer labe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Jarred | May 21, 2014 3:52 PM

tight record

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 4:28 PM

Some people show their hearts and they are made of yucky things, it's better to express yourself with a beautiful record like Mr Dylan and Miss Nina than be mean on the computer! We only SING into the computer or say our honest thoughts or give 10/10 stars, we never say bad words to be mean!!!! Remind me to tell you boys the story about Hitler and how he made paintings but still killed a LOT of people, next time we have class. Love, Art Teacher

Posted by Art Teacher | May 21, 2014 8:02 PM

bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb iran

Posted by WALNUTS! | May 21, 2014 11:08 PM

So what in the living fuck is with this comment thread?

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 11:14 PM

Dis some Sprockets shit though.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 11:39 PM

We do a rock and roll blog for the men and give them stars Anonmous!!!!!! It's sing into the computer with tumblr dot com glad u asked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! jarred

Posted by Jarred | May 21, 2014 11:46 PM

FIRST

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 12:49 AM

This album is too good!

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 5:06 PM

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