Wednesday’s Pick ‘n’ Mix Selection

Here are a bunch of tunes that we’ve meant to post about for a while, but wanted to do them a bit more justice too than it turns out we’re able. It is the regular refrain of blogs like ours we know, but it doesn’t make it feel like any less of a cop out to not find the time to write these up properly.

So, with apologies to the artists involved, here is a wonderful and eclectic mix for a wet Wednesday in February.

The Seedy Seeds will release new album Verb Noun, within the coming months. Blending elements of electronica with the typically analog sounds of banjo, strings, and vocal harmonies. The contrast is warm and inviting, creating energetic music that is equally at home alongside a dance remix as it is alt-country or lo-fi pop.

Download The Seedy Seeds – Verb Noun mp3 (from Verb Noun)

Wants is a new collection of four songs written and performed by one of our most introspective and romantic of artists, Dana Jewell. Dana’s love of beautiful women and deep thought shines through on each hand wrought track. Order from the excellent Underwater Peoples label here.

Download Dana Jewell – Wants mp3 (from Wants 7″)

Everyone knows J Mascis from Dinosaur Jr. What you may not know is that his acoustically tinged new solo record, Several Shades Of Why, might be one of the best things he’s ever done.

Download J Mascis – Not Enough mp3 (from Several Shades Of Why)

Download J Mascis – Is It Done mp3 (from Several Shades Of Why)

The Rural Alberta Advantage have given us Stamp from new album Departing. It is a most enjoyable slab of anthemic indie rock.

Download The Rural Alberta Advantage – Stamp mp3 (from Departing)

Psychedelic-indie-pop duo, New Animal, from Georgia put their self-titled album out digitally last month for free. It has proved very popular and the whole thing can be got here and comes highly recommended.

Download New Animal – Ghost Police mp3 (from New Animal)

Football, etc will release their debut album The Draft this spring. It is indie-pop of the most infectious and sparklingly memorable kind.

Download Football, etc – Safety mp3 (from The Draft)

Download Football, etc – Sideline mp3 (from The Draft)

Oh Sunshine are another discovery via Rollo & Grady. A Japanese/US duo, I Belong To You is from their self-titled mini album and is warm, bluesy rock in the vein of Super Wild Horses.

Download Oh Sunshine – I Belong To You mp3 (from Oh Sunshine)

Lastly for today, Lullwater have just released their second album of raw, gritty indie rock. Titled Silhouette, we have a couple of tracks for your listening pleasure.

Download Lullwater – Let Me Out mp3 (from Silhouette)

Download Lullwater – One More Time mp3 (from Silhouette)

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