A few months back, I shared this single from Buffalo’s Coral Collapse, and since then the band’s seen the release of the debut LP, Don’t Wait To See Me Say Goodbye, which may be a mouthful of a title, but I can assure you that this four piece make nothing but catchy indie rock tunes. This latest single from the group, “Never Go,” has everything you want in a soaring rock tune. It kicks off with a rollicking drum beat and tight knit dueling electric guitar riffs that playfully intertwine with each other, reverb drenched so the soundscape is well full of sound. Then, you get to the killer chorus that threatens to get stuck in your head for the next few hours to come. “Never Go” is a triumphant rocker that begs for repeated listens with its explosive sound. Lucky for you, the band has nine other tracks to sink your teeth into streaming now over at their Bandcamp page. Go take a listen.
Water Slice, out of Los Angeles, is the music of Patrick Phillips, who combines mellow vocals with pop sensibilities. In the video for “T Walton,” the sort of whimsical vibe of the tunes is mirrored in the video, which you can watch below. Expect punchy drums, bouncy piano, and jangly guitars that all combine for a lovely tune above which Phillips’ warm vocals soar. It’s a lovely tune, the perfect kind for your Friday afternoon to start off your weekend right. It’s taken from Water Slice’s debut EP, which is out now.
VON KONOW is the new solo project from Marko von Konow, out of Helsinki and Libson, and as this act they make new wave sounds with a bright splash of old school disco. This may sound like a weird conglomeration of genres, but the Bowie-meets-Morrissey vocals combined with the lightness of the strings, synth and even rhythms makes for a fun listen on “Lucid Sound.” This single is taken from Von Konow’s upcoming LP,For All and None, which will be out on June 19 on Solina Records.
We’re no strangers to the incredible tunes that Big Thief have already blessed us with, so we’re very excited about their upcoming record that’s out this Friday on 4AD. Today, they’ve released a new track from U.F.O.F. called “Century,” which grooves along in this unassuming jazzy way that will have you at peace this Tuesday. As always, Lenker’s voice takes the spotlight; its immaculate restrained power loud in the mix. Not to be outdone by the ever-present shimmery acoustic guitar and the brief electric guitar solo that leads you out of the tune. I’m very much looking forward to hear the rest of the tracks on U.F.O.F. , which you can pre-order here.
Prudence is the moniker for Tom Crandles of Au.Ra and it’s under this name that he’s making new wave bangers such as “Smile & Nod.” This track apparently began with an infectious bass line and flourished from there. You’ll immediately note said bass part upon first listen, as it provides the groovy undertone while the distorted, echoey vocals and jangly guitars play higher in the mix. Later on, you get some upbeat percussion and glittery synth sounds to round it all out into a tune for repeated listens. This track is taken from Prudence’s upcoming debut EP, Major Tom, which will be out on May 10 via Forged Artifacts.
Stockholm’s ViVii just dropped a new track today that is perfect for the sunny and hot day that we’re having today in Austin. “Fibromyalgia” is a ray of warm sunshine-y jangly pop that will have your toes tapping and your heart swooning. First you get the trade off of male / female vocals in the verses while those bright guitar riffs roll over each other over and over again. Then, during the chorus the two voices of Emil and Caroline Johnson come together in a dreamy, perfect pairing. It’s a lovely track, packed with energy delightful hooks. Check it out below and make sure you take a listen further to the band’s debut self-titled LP here.
Moon Loves Honey is a band from Aarhus, Denmark and who have a new video out for their track, “Oceanbird,” as you’ll see below. The song centers around the wall-of-sound very full mix of hazy vocals, shimmery drums, bouncing bass, I’m particularly fond of the section of the song that begins around the two minute mark, where the track takes a bit of a turn towards the psychedelic–super distorted guitars wind their way through and everything hits you altogether in waves of start and stop goodness. Take a peek at the awesome animated video below and fall in love with Moon Loves Honey.
It was supremely rainy yesterday here in Austin, but the storms cleared right before the sun went down, and we were treated to a bath of warm sunshine in the cool spring air post torrential downpour. That phenomenon–tumultuous storms followed by the climax of light is mirrored exactly in this instrumental post-rock track from Warren, Pennsylvania’s Heron. It’s a slow building track that will surely call to mind the genius of Explosions in the Sky, but what I like most about this track is that you don’t have to wait too long before it really soars. At four minutes, you feel as though you’ve taken an epic trek with a sweet reward. Take a listen below and get ready for the release of Sun Release, the band’s sophomore LP, which will be out on July 19.
If there’s one thing that’s certain, it’s that we at ATH are suckers for some good dream pop. Lucky for us, the folks from Oko Tygra, a four piece out of Denver, have us covered with their new(ish) track, “Ghosts,” which is a slice of dreamy goodness. Instantly, you’re greeted with an infectious bass line, cascading acoustic guitar riffs, and perfectly toned vocals that simply shimmer in the mix. Round everything out with some “ooh-ahhs” during the chorus, and you have the fine tune that you should listen to below. “Ghosts” is taken from the band’s recently released Assistoma LP, which just came out a few weeks back on Grey Market Records. Go listen to the whole thing and pick up a copy of the vinyl on their BandCamp page. It’s clear pink!!!!
Fell Runner are a four piece out of LA, who caught my attention with this new single from their upcoming LP,Talking, which is due out in June. The group has this jazzy indie rock aesthetic, with hints of the quirk of early Dirty Projectors. “Come Home,” rollicks around from the start, with its smart guitar riffs juxtaposed with the gentle lead vocals and warming “oohs” underneath. Ultimately, it’s an utterly wholesome track about missing someone that will warm your soul lyrically as well as sonically. Take a listen and have a little slice of something tender for your day from the gentlemen of Fell Runner. Talking will be out on YES PLZ this June.