Posts Tagged ‘Weird Owl’

Brooklyn psych band Weird Owl release their new album, Bubblegum Brainwaves, tomorrow, the band’s sixth release in a decade, it explores themes of cognitive dissonance, darkness, and uncertainty and is highly informed by the current political climate.

The band have shared Invisibility Cloak, which pairs catchy melodies with dark undertones to create a mysterious, otherworldly vibe.

Stream it below.

 

Round Up Time Again

Too many good songs, too little time to do them justice. Accept this offering as the best compromise we can muster, but explore these tunes – they are well worth it – even if we are a bit slow getting some of them to your attention!

Kicking us off are indie duo Big Deal and a new single from their much acclaimed album of dark, intoxicating, occasionally grungy delights,  June Gloom. Download Swapping Spit here, which is possibly our favourite track from the album.


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Next up are Such Hounds and the title track from their new I Hate Summer EP, an excellent collection of raucous, ragged Americana with touch-points as diverse as Neil Young, the Misfits and The Replacements.

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Sweden’s Great Hare are offering up a free download of Like Flowers, an engaging excursion into dreamy, indie-pop.

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Lo Fine have been around for 15 years or so, playing their own brand of literate, thoughtful, slowcore tinged Americana and have a new album of the same called Want Is A Great Need due in November. Check out Lie In White from it.

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Beautiful Fools is an indie rock three piece band from Adelaide, influenced by bands like Radiohead, Band Of Horses, and Bon Iver. The sound they create is quite big and moody and featured single Small Town tackles the classic themes of being stuck in a rut and fading dreams.

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Sun Club deal in what they term, “dirty sunshine pop”, and new single Beauty Meat is well worth picking up on a pay-what-you-want offer via their Bandcamp page here.

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12 Dirty Lovers recent EP Eyeball Madness is a collection of feral sounding, outsider’s indie rock and art-punk – think Pavement, Sonic Youth and Devo fighting to the death in a sack.

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We’re rather late to the delights of September Girls who released this excellent slice of post-punk, noise pop for Cassette Store Day earlier in the month. However, the two tracks, Ships and Flesh are just too good not to post, and precede a new single in October and a debut album in January.

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The experimental feel to the ‘neo-Americana’ of Arrison Kirby is prominent on forthcoming new three track release, The Micro Jackson EP. Lead track Action features features Dustin Milotte (Star Mountain, Hypenkrunk) on guitar and the mysterious Brite Flowers on bass.

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Weird Owl are long standing residents of the New York psych-rock scene and have a new five track release Healing out on the 15th October. Try the cosmic karma and ambient trippiness of the title track.

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We’ve featured the punkish, sleazy blues of Burning Condors in the past and have been enjoying their most recent release Polka Dot Girl backed with Judgement – and available digitally or as a limited edition cassette.

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The dark, blistered lullaby that is Colonies by Battle Lines, is an intense soundscape of stark melodies and brittle, fractured guitars.

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Maths and the Moon are an alt-psyche three piece who release their debut album Night Train Daydream today. Mixing drone, shoegaze and good old fashioned space-rock, try the motorik euphoria of Polychrome.

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Miraculous Mule make rock ‘n’ roll infused spirituals, immersed in gothic Americana and this is their excellent single Dangerous Blues, released last week, and taken from forthcoming long player Deep Fried.

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We have surf-infused indie rock from LA based Hills, and a free download of their new track of garage-meets-beach-pop, Would You Love Me.

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It is another case of better late than never with Wake Up Lucid’s new 7″ I Want, which saw a release earlier this month as a part of a split with the Dead Ships. Scuzzy, grimy, garage blues of the very best kind.

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Cloud Person’s Monochrome Places long player is a haunting, sometimes whimsical, blend of folk, rock, gospel and psychedelia. Available from their Bandcamp page, this is a free download of Robber Barons.

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Lastly, for now, we have The Deep Red Sky and their introspective reworking of the MGMT classic Kids. It will be released as a digital single on the 7th October.