Our eleventh Record of the Month for 2023 is Cartwheel, the firebrand new LP from Hotline TNT.
The Brooklyn-based band are led by singer-songwriter Will Anderson - who actually recorded the vast majority of the album himself - and on their second LP have continued to find new spaces in crackling shoegaze.
Listen | "I Thought You'd Change"
The majority of the album's boisterous tracks hover around the two minute mark, melancholic radio bangers that fizz to life from a blur or warm guitars and snapping drums. There is a sense that each song appears to convey a feeling, then fades back into the ether without overstaying or losing spontaneity. It leaves you wanting ever more.
“It’s about breaking hearts and being heartbroken.”- Will Anderson
Listen | "Protocol"
A real work out for every inch of your speakers, Cartwheel is full of frothing shoegaze, a full stereo of vintage tones and brittle guitars colliding. Although the production is epic and sweeping, it’s the mood that the album creates that leaves the longest impact with its shimmering optimism.
+ Released on Jack White’s Third Man Records and available on limited ‘Conch Street’ splatter vinyl.
Cartwheel is the eleventh release of 2023 for those of you signed up to the Drift Record of the Month Club.
Available in three, six or twelve month configurations, you can join the Drift Record of the Month Club and start adding to your amazing collection. Each month you will receive one new album on either vinyl or CD, based on your subscription type. The first delivery (whether CD or LP) will also include a complimentary Drift tote bag.
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Recent 'Record of the Month' albums at Drift have included; Black Pumas, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Georgia, Cory Hanson, Overmono, North Americans, H. Hawkline, Yo La Tengo, The Murder Capital, Goat Girl, Black Country, New Road, Jane Weaver, Dry Cleaning, Squid, White Flowers, Stephen Fretwell, Chubby and the Gang, Low, BADBADNOTGOOD, Damon Albarn, Geese, Silverbacks, Cate Le Bon, Huerco S., Daniel Rossen, Kevin Morby, Vintage Crop, Viagra Boys, The Lounge Society, Jockstrap, Trevor Beales, Aoife Nessa Frances and Sarathy Korwar.