Mini Roundup

And to start off the new month, here are a few more tunes that are well worth some ear-time and frankly, well worth more than the few paltry words of description we are providing…

School of Seven Bells are giving away Secret Days from their forthcoming EP Put Your Sad Down, out on 13th November.

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Montreal’s Elephant Stone was formed in 2009 by sitarist/bassist Rishi Dhir. As one of the most highly sought out sitar players in the psychedelic music scene, he has recorded and toured with the Black Angels, Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Horrors, the Soundtrack of Our Lives, and many more. 2012/2013 will see the band release their sophomore long-player and tour the world spreading their psychedelified-hindie-rock mantra.

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The Trashed Romeos, hail from the very epicenter of rock-n-roll, Memphis, TN. The band has a pretty straight forward mission with their debut record Where Dreamers Never Go, to pay homage to late friend Jim Dickinson (Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, Big Star, The Replacements, Ry Cooder) and to focus attention on some of his hometown heroes and the obscure psychedelic garage rock 45’s they released in the mid 60’s.

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Prolific songwriter/producer Mike James debuts his new vehicle Admirers with the leadoff non-LP track Strange Children. A foreshadowing of Admirers’ tastefully art-damaged blend of dancefloor thump and power pop.

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Wintersleep’s album has been one of the sleepers of the year for us, sneaking up unnoticed until we suddenly found ourselves completely enveloped in its charms. So, the debut release, titled First Transmission, from band member Jon Samuel has to be worth checking out too. The title track is a reference to SETI scientists who search for intelligent life in space, while the second track, To Love, is about the earthbound emotions we all know well.

Download Jon Samuel – First Transmission mp3 (from First Transmission)

Download Jon Samuel – To Love mp3 (from First Transmission)

Jessica Pratt is new to us, but her enchanting folk timbre and beautifully simple approach is well worth investigating.

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Finally, from the always enetertaining Song By Toad stable comes Yusuf Azak’s second album Go Native. This is Smile Tactics a free taster of his “wheeze-pop” as they rather appropriately describe it. Click through to download for free.

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