With news that a new record from Eux Autres would be hitting this September, you’d expect to find a bit more press about the band’s latest single, “Go Dancing.” It’s got a fuzzy little bass line and some vocals that recall recent works by Best Coast, just a lit more straightforward. The entire album is full of hits that go between a bit of angular pop and downright blistering ditties. Said album, Broken Bow, is slated to come out on November 23rd, so you only have to wait a few more weeks until you can get your hands on this gem of an album; I promise it won’t let you down in the least bit. It doesn’t hurt that Jason from Papercuts recorded it either!
Download: Eux Autres – Go Dancing [MP3]
Atlanta seems to have a lot of unnoticed talent, and that being the case, I was fortunate enough to find an email including some sweet bedroom dance tunes from Roman Photos, who have a killer design aesthetic to go with their killer tuneage. They’ve got a few 7″s coming out in the next few months, one on Double Phantom Records. The track hear has some soft vocal traits, but don’t think of this as some sort of downtrodden affair; there’s an underlying beauty incorporated beneath layers of synth haze. If you’re into the band, you can also head to the band’s BANDCAMP, and hook yourself up with a free digital Into the Night EP of more tasty treats. Keep your eyes on this prize in the coming months.
Download: Roman Photos – Decline [MP3]
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John Wesley Coleman is one of our local boys, so already you’ve got to head out to support the guy. He’s just released his new record Bad Lady Goes to Jail on Goner Records, so you will surely get plenty of new tunes, blending elements of garage and country and down-home cooking. Sure, there are some other shows going on around town, but will you also get to see The Crack Pipes, James Arthur’s Manhunt and The Beta Rhythm? Exactly, so now you have more reason to enjoy yourself. See you at Trailer Space kids.
Download: John Wesley Coleman – Bad Lady Goes to Jail [MP3]
After re-issuing some work earlier this year, Cloud Nothings are prepping us all for the release of their new record on January 25th, which is going to be self-titled. We know the single came out earlier this week, but we had to give you a taste. It’s pretty noisy and boisterous, until you find the hook lying deep beneath the chorus. If anything, the song only grows with power and accessibilty as it goes along. Look for the record in 2011 on Carpark.
Download: Cloud Nothings – Understand At All [MP3]
I’ve always got to follow the happenings in Manchester, but that’s mostly due to my adoration for MUFC, but here I have another chance to rejoice, as I’ve just run across up-and-comer Spokes. They’re releasing their new album Everyone I Ever Met on Counter Records next February, and it’s full of these grandiose ideas of combining all sorts of musical elements, including folk, shoegaze, etc. Those into the sound of Local Natives might notice a similar swelling of up multiple melodic voices, but let’s not call them imitators. One listen here and you’ll realize that such lofty combinations can be successful, and when they work like this, we’ve all got reasons to rejoice.
Download: Spokes – We Can Make It Out [MP3]
It should be no surprise that The Parties hail from San Francisco. They’ve got that psychedelic pop sound, with those angular guitars that seem to emit the sunshine of California. Their new album Coast Garde is just now hitting the streets, and if you’re just looking for something with a classic pop spin, then you’ve come to the right place. The entire album is full of non-chalant pop goodness, sure to keep your toes tapping, though not too forcefully. Enjoy a little sunshine today folks.
Download: The Parties – Let’s Call it Love [MP3]
Whoa there! We have to choose? Sadly, yes. I mean, you can pull the old switcharoo, and go back and forth, but to really get both of these bands, you should probably stay at both. Here’s where I think you should go…
If you’re looking for news on that transcontinental outfit, then you’re looking for the wrong group. If, however, you’re a fan of bands like Sonny and the Sunsets you’ve definitely stumbled across some deliciousness. The Limes recently released their latest album Rhinestone River on Goner Records. For some reason, they’re not getting a lot of love, perhaps because of the name confusion. Still, one listen to this track here, and you’ll probably see all sorts of similarities with the modern world. Come on, give these guys a chance, and get down with me and my imaginary Memphis friends.
Download: The Limes – Bottom of the Hole [MP3]
Magic Kids have had a phenomenal year thus far. They’ve droped their album Memphis, and they’ve been touring like crazy, winning acclaim left and right. We caught up with the band members via email just before they make their way to Austin for Fun Fun Fun this weekend. Follow the jump for full interview with Will, Bennett, Ben, Michael, and Alex of Magic Kids. Read more
Patrick Wolf is a magnificent genius. Everything he’s done has fascinated me, on various levels, but always involving his music. He’s set to release a new single in December titled “Time of My Life.” The track is a bit of a personal narrative, reflecting on a crumbling relationship. I’m hoping the release of his new material means that his sequel to The Bachelor, which you need, is soon to hit the streets. Please be true.
Download: Patrick Wolf – Time of My Life [MP3]