The hotly tipped London four piece Wolf Alice have announced details of their new EP, Creature Songs, which will be released on the 26th May through Dirty Hit Records.
While we’ve enjoyed previous releases, this EP looks, and sounds, like a big step forward, especially lead track, Moaning Lisa Smile, which opens the EP and showcases the band at their most powerful. It is a snarling single of skyscraping proportions that’s quickly become a fan favourite at the band’s live shows.
Storms meanwhile is attention stealing in its blistering wall of noise opening, as ever complimented by the dynamic beauty of Ellie Rowsell’s chameleon vocal.
Check out both. Pre-order here.
We first posted about Halcyonaire at the end of last year and now the Oakland-based experimental Americana quintet have released a new three-track cassette in a limited run of 100, which can be ordered via their Bandcamp page here.
Check out lead track Urban Arson.
Colors, the forthcoming six song EP from Bloomington, Indiana’s Triptides expands on the psychedelic lo-fi foundation the band has established for itself over the last couple of years.
The second single from the EP is a dreamy, meandering slice of psych-rock with hints of surf titled Moonbeams and you can stream it below. Order the EP from Bandcamp here.
Re-recorded, re-mastered and carved into heart-shaped vinyl, Bella Union’s PINS release two of their hardest hitting tracks for a super limited run in celebration of Record Store Day.
They have also unveiled a brand new video for the new version of Shoot You, watch it here.
And listen to an older version…
The Toothe share a musical chemistry born of a lifetime of collaboration and experimentation. Raised in the same small Piedmont town, they relocated to the mountains of Asheville to explore and develop their mutual love of song.
Their most recent effort is the Talons EP (out on 10th June), a six-song foray into a hook-laden and intensely engaging sound they call Apocalyptic Americana. The EP draws from a deep well of American musical tradition while simultaneously reveling in a jubilant pop energy and outlandishly off-kilter lyrical musings. The songs range from up-beat and lively pop delights to contemplative and intricately-crafted ballads, but united by an aim to take the listener on a psychedelic journey across mesmerizing musical and emotional landscapes.
Listen/download Mustard from the EP below and stream Earthworms.
Grand lake Islands six track EP Wake of Waking is a collection of thoughtful indie-folk that ranges from warm and lush organic instrumentation to thin guitar lines and shaky vocals.
Fans of Phosphorescent, A.A. Bondy and Jason Molina will find much to enjoy here.
Listen to the EP’s opening track, Flood. And buy from Bandcamp here.
Here is another from Philly-based four-piece, Creepoid who have just released the single Truth from their Record Store Day 12″ Wet. It builds from a slow, malevolent swirl into a fully fledged nightmarish slice of ominous grunge-pop.
The EP features four new songs and a B-side etching.
We had an e-mail from a reader recommending we check out Ryley Walker. So we did. Turns out he is a little bit special.
While only 24 years old, on his debut album (released this very day) All Kinds Of You, he delves much further back than that to the fingerpicked style of classic British folk artists, American primitive guitar and classic pastoral psychedelia. The results are mesmerising – bluesy, jazzy, folky – fluid and meditative with expressive vocals edged with just enough grit and emotion.
Try a couple of tracks – Fonda and the gorgeous album closer Tanglewood Spaces, which he describes as “a jam to stub your joint out too”.
You can buy from Tomkins Square, or catch him supporting Cloud Nothings on their current tour.
Black Girls, a psych-pop quintet out of Richmond, VA recently released long-player Claire Sinclaire. The latest single from it is Buyin’ Time, a potent mix of surf and glam rock.
Check it out. Buy the album from Bandcamp here.
Farmer’s Corner, the new album from Wooden Wand promises to be a rawer, more personal affair than the brilliant Blood Oaths Of The New Blues and we have already shared the wonderful Dambuilding with you here.
Now we have Alpha Dawn for your listening pleasure, another sublime cut of relaxed, informal, wandering folk that evokes all those classic intimate campfire and back-porch scenarios, as acoustic strings meander sweetly beneath James Jackson Toth’s gently sung vocals.
Absolutely gorgeous. Listen/download it below.