So many new releases, so little time. Here are a few guaranteed to brighten up a Friday.
Loving this new track, Yatton from Beak> in all its hypnotic, krautrock inspired glory. From a new album due in the summer.
In a similar vein, Arc In Round’s self-titled debut LP, being released June 26, by La Société Expéditionnaire, reflects a sensibility garnered from endless hours of studio tracking and hypnotic experimentation – think Stereolab meets Broadcast with the addition of haunting vocals. Download Hallowed here.
A couple of tracks from Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros eagerly awaited new record Here. Listen to That’s What’s Up and Fire.
The new Bear Driver single is called Enemy and is probably one of the most accessibly poppy moments on their debut album. It still rocks most satisfyingly with some crunchy guitar mind you.
Paws bash out infectious garage pop-rock and new EP Misled Youth is released as a limited edition tape with a run of 250. Download the exuberant title track and order from FatCat here.
The Tough Shits forthcoming self-titled debut promises to deliver 29 minutes of ramshackle rock so purely balls-to-the-wall you won’t know what hit you. Download Birds (Don’t Get Tired of Flying) and hear the evidence for yourself.
Kelley Stoltz has a new 7″ single on French label Les Disques Steak. Titled Two Imaginary Girls it features songs called Caroline and Marcy. Have a listen (via Finest Kiss).
Blasted Canyons are releasing a 12″ called 2nd Place. Taster Holy Geometry is driven by a brilliant needling guitar refrain that is guaranteed to stick with you long after the song has finished.
Download Blasted Canyons – Holy Geometry mp3 (from 2nd Place 12″)
Sun Kil Moon has released another taste from forthcoming album Among The Leaves. That Bird Has A Broken Wing might be the best so far, starkly beautiful.
Download Sun Kil Moon - That Bird Has A Broken Wing mp3 (from Among The Leaves)
Finally, we’re loving the military stomp of Michael J Epstein Memorial Library’s new track Faith In Free Part 1 from their Faith In Free EP. It comes across like a brilliantly vicious hybrid of Siouxsie & The Banshees and Sparks.
Download Michael J Epstein Memorial Library - Faith In Free Part 1 mp3 (from Faith In Free EP)