Friday, 24 May 2013
The other day we posted the great new song "Cockroach" from San Diego shoegazers Crocodiles. Didn't know this until now, but there is another really good shoegaze band hailing from that California city and their name is Tape Deck Mountain. These guys have been around just as long as Crocodiles but never became as popular outside of their home city. Their latest single, "Always Lie" adheres tightly to the My Blood Valentine sonic template. Listen or download below:
Thursday, 23 May 2013
"3am Spiritual" is the second song to be previewed from Chicago indie rock band Smith Westerns new LP Soft Will. The slow ballad shows a real maturity in the band who's previous work was good, but a little bit superficial. Listen to the gorgeous love song below.
The Smith Westerns third LP, Soft Will, will be available June 25th via Mom + Pop.
London post punk project A Grave With No Name are set to release a brand new album titled Whirlpool on Lefse Records. The LP was recorded at Holy Mountain Studios in London and features guest contributions from Linda Jarvis (Echo Lake) plus Akiko Matsuura (Comanechi, Big Pink)
The hushed post punk "Aurora," the first song from the new LP, features the beautiful vocals of Ides' Alanna McArdle. Download the track below.
Whirlpool will be available July 2nd.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Watch this colourful psychedelic video from Atlanta indie pop band Mood Rings. Their great new song "Hollow Dye (Defected Crystal)"and it's dreamy, hallucinatory sound perfectly compliment the chameleon like clip.
The band will release their debut LP, Harmony, June 25th on Mexican Summer.
For fans of Melody's Echo Chamber, Warpaint
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
When I first read there was a new Crocodiles song I went and listened to it with out reading any information about the track. In the middle of the song I thought to myself it sounds a little bit like the Raveonettes, especially the guitar. There is a reason for that, as I later found out, the band's new album, Endless Flowers, is produced by Raveonettes' lead singer Sune Rose Wagner. Download the first single, "Cockroach" from the album below:
Endless Flowers is out August 20th on Frenchkiss.
Australia has a nice little scene making waves in North America right now. There is everything from psych rock bands (Tame Impala, Pond) to indie pop bands (Twerps, Beaches) that are getting plenty of hype in this part of the world and now you can add former Australian music short list nominee Pikelet to that list.
Pikelet's music sounds somewhere between the former and the latter of the aforementioned bands above. Listen to their latest track "Pressure Cooker" below: