Archive for the ‘Indie’ Category

Fucked Up have announced details of a new album Dose Your Dreams, and have shared the first single from it, Raise Your Voice Joyce. The long player is out on the 5th Oct via their new label Merge Records and it reconnects with characters first introduced in their excellent album David Comes To Life. The new record also features contributions from J Mascis, Miya Folic, Owen Pallett, Lido Pimienta and more.

Stream the new single below – it marks a return to the group’s perennial hero David as he encounters the revolutionary sorcerer Joyce Tops, who lives in a garbage bin behind his work, set to an incendiary Buzzcocks-inspired stormer.

 

  1. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Blueberry Jam
  2. Phobophobes – Child Star
  3. Tomberlin – I’m Not Scared
  4. Torres – Gracious Day
  5. Waxahatchee – Chapel Of Pines
  6. Menace Beach – Crawl In Love
  7. Harlan T. Bobo – Nadine
  8. The Goon Sax – Make Time 4 Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scottish indie rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks have shared a brand new single Hanging In and announced details of their first album in four years The More I Sleep the Less I Dream.

The single is powerful stuff, an emotionally wrought slab of cascading guitars and driving percussion – it’s good to have them back!

 

Bristol based artist She Makes War has released her new single Devastate Me, taken from her upcoming album Brace For Impact.

Simultaneously scintillating and scathing, the raucous track is an infectious dose of punk-infused pop with a conscious message – an unrestrained commentary on the impact of our collective online presence on our lives, from stalker exes to the hysterical screeching of Twitter.

Listen below, and pre-order the album here.

 

Lots of tasty covers this week…

  1. The Devil Makes Three – Bad Idea
  2. Jacuzzi Boys – Song For The Man  (Beastie Boys cover)
  3. D.A. Stern – I Don’t Know  (Beastie Boys cover)
  4. The Dirty Nil – Pain Of Infinity
  5. Beak> – Brean Down
  6. William Elliott Whitmore – Fear Of Trains  (Magnetic Fields cover)
  7. Phoebe Bridgers – The Gold  (Manchester Orchestra cover)
  8. David Bazan – Thread  (Now Now cover)
  9. Ty Segall & White Fence – Body Behaviour
  10. Claw Marks – Swallow U

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introducing >>> Cold Soda

Posted: July 13, 2018 in Americana, Indie, Music, Rock
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Cold Soda is a new project of one of our most favourite bands, the Cave Singers, so forgive us if we get a little giddy…

Details seem a bit sketchy at the moment, but they have a self-titled album out on Bandcamp and we’ve shared three tracks for you below – the brilliant, brooding and ominous album opener Anna May, grungey rocker Houses and the more restrained, contemplative (but equally good) Chasing The Fire.

A real treat!

 

 

 

Quiet Hollers are back with an excellent new single, Addicted.

It is their first release since last year’s sophomore album Amen Breaks, and carries on that record’s theme of tackling important socio-political issues.

Addiction is a powerful rumination on opiate addiction – frontman Shadwick Wilde has struggled with addiction since adolescence. Although he didn’t intend for it to be a “drug song” necessarily, its inception came at a time when his family was struggling with the loss of his mother’s brother, who died of a fentanyl overdose so he felt it was important to acknowledge how deeply vulnerable we all are to these things, and how serious that problem really is.

Have a listen – it is a perfect mix of alt-country shot through with grungy guitars and a frank, world weary vocal.

 

After a too long absence, the Twilight Sad have shared a new single, the curiously titled I/m Not Here [missing face].

It’s a driving, motorik return, with wailing guitars and swirling synths circling around frontman James Graham’s repeated declarations of “I don’t want to be around you anymore.” Graham describes the track’s lyrical basis as being “about my ongoing battle with not liking myself, trying to be a good person but constantly feeling like I’m failing myself and everyone I care about.

It’s a fabulous return – stream it below.

 

Lovin’ Scoundrels is a 70s punk-inspired country rock and roll band from Brooklyn, NY. Forged of equal parts Waylon Jennings and Johnny Thunders, the band plays hard-living, booze-soaked anthems.

They have posted a few pay-what-you-want tracks up on Bandcamp here, that are well worth checking out, or just listen to the wearily melancholic Cigarette Beer below…

 

Featuring members of Terry Malts and Plateaus, LA power pop group Smokescreens have unveiled a new video for their latest single Waiting For Summer, the third track taken from their new album Used To Yesterday, due out this week via Slumberland Records. Filmed during a chilly February morning on a Skid Row rooftop, director Steel O’Neil captures the band embracing the LA winter, whilst pining for the summer sun their music is made for.

Great track – watch below, and check out the first two singles too.