We’re once again struggling with the in-box and a bunch of tunes that need sharing, but not the time to do them justice with the write-ups. Take our word for it though, these are all worth further investigation.
LA skater punks, Criminal Hygiene offer up their latest single, Rearrange Me, a bitter ode to unhealthy relationships, full of rough and raspy vocals met with a charging bassline, showcasing this trio’s array of sonic influences, as Michael Fiore croons,”you say I’m inconsistent/you have to admit, I’m fuckin’ consistent.”
Brass, woodwinds, organs and piano mix with haunting melodies and eerie guitar lines on California multi-instrumentalist Maston’s upcoming LP Shadows, out via Trouble in Mind on February 12. Listen to Young Hearts.
Swami Records just announced the release of the sophomore album from The Night Marchers entitled Allez Allez, hitting streets January 22nd. The first track to be released is called All Hits, and just went up as a download off Soundcloud
Singer-songwriter Aly Tadros’s new album The Fits hits shops early in 2013. Sweet on Me, the first single is raw and intimate, her flirtatious voice is a blushing initiation into the wax and wane that is this blossoming singer/songwriter’s sophomore release.
The Stone Foxes will release their third record, Small Fires, in February of 2013. As a taster for those awaiting the release of the full record, they are offering up new single Everybody Knows from the forthcoming record as a free download from their website here or just listen here!
With only an acoustic guitar and two drums, folk duo Maitland catches your ear with angelic melodies, slow anticipation, and energetic percussion. Embers is the lead track from recently released EP, From A Cabin In The Woods.
Download Maitland – Embers mp3 (from From A Cabin In The Woods)
Round the Corner is a mix of indie and gritty pop with a bit more grit than pop. Soaring vocals and clever lyrics whisk you away with their track Red Temptress.
Over and Under Ground is the first single from Grave Babies’ new album Crusher (out February 26th via Hardly Art). Catchy, but nevertheless slathered in their signature overdoses of distortion.
Download Grave Babies – Over And Under Ground mp3 (from Crusher)
Low Culture is a scrappy, melodic garage punk band from Las Cruces, NM that features members of The Marked Men and Shang-A-Lang. The band is giving away the title track to new album Screens.
Download Low Culture – Screens mp3 (from Screens)
The Bixby Knolls are set to release their full-length debut, Near & Undear, next week. On it the L.A.-based foursome offer up 11 tracks that blur the lines between indie rock, psychedelia, post-punk, pop and even soulful R&B. At times spastic, surreal and schizophrenic, this is guitar-driven rock’n’roll delivered with conviction, swagger and, above all, attitude.
And finally we have another track for you from Split Screens self-titled debut EP of Pink Floyd style subtle psychedelia and Beck style emotion. This is Deep Down.Follow @madmackerel