If it isn’t abundantly clear yet, we here at ATH are big fans of that band called Diet Cig. We just saw them at Sound on Sound, have attended their show in the past, and love the energy brought by the duo in everything they do. With that said, I was obviously excited this morning to get an email delivering news of a new single and the release of their debut album. I already can’t wait for the album and a chance to see them again come March. Very excite!
Swear I’m Good at This will come out on April 7th via Frenchkiss Records.
Nate Dog gave you guys a tune from Minnesota based dream pop group Vansire back in January and I’m pleased today to be bringing another one of their songs. This one is called “Driftless” and I think you’ll find that the song title is a perfect descriptor of the tune. It sort of meanders a little bit as you drift off into the delight of the jangly pop sounds. I dig it.
Vansire will be bringing you a new EP at the end of the month. Say hi to them on Facebook.
I’ve been away too long, but am ready to start sharing some tunes again in whatever capacity I can. I’ll kick things off today with this memorable new tune from L.A. based songwriter Ryan Moore and his project known as Quiet the Pilot. The track is called “Stick Around Some” and reminds of Built to Spill or Modest Mouse if they were stripped down to only an acoustic. Check out his other music on soundcloud and you might even be reminded of Iron & Wine or other famous singer songwriters. I’ve played this one 5 times already today. When I have more information on this project, I’ll send it your way.
We made some posts about Orlando based outfit Day Joy in late 2012/early 2013 and hyped the band as one of the next big things. After the hype, no one really heard much from the group over the last 3 years as Michael Serrin, the mastermind of the project, dealt with the loss of a family member and depression. Well Serrin has luckily decided to make music again and just sent me this gem entitled”Florida’s Warm”. You can obviously hear some of the pain in Serrin’s voice as he takes us through this hushed beauty of a track. Powerful stuff.
Expect a new album from Day Joy to come your way in the Spring of 2017.
Man these guys in The Molochs are really pumping out some solid tunes in preparation for their new record. We’ve already heard the western boogie in lead single “No More Cryin'” and now we’re treated to another gem with this second single “You and Me”. It seems perfect to me that this band is from southern California because their sound is a perfect homage to late 60s SoCal pop music. This album is going to be on of the year’s best.
Pick up new album America’s Velvet Glory on January 13th via Innovative Leisure.
Coming in to today I knew not one thing about SoCal based group Wistappear, but I’m looking to remedy that today with this promising new single. The song, entitled “Overflowed” is reminding me of the frequent rhythm changes of Dirty Projects mixed in with the fun and open vibe of a say Here We Go Magic. My comparisons aside, it’s definitely a reason to start paying attention to this band and their upcoming new album.
Knack for Whatever is out on November 18th.
Mama, we made it! This past weekend, we loaded up our best jousting gear and chain mail armor and made the jaunt out to Sherwood Forest in McDade for the first ever Sound on Sound Festival. With the excellent lineup, new approach to booking a location and trusted leaders at the helm, we knew we were in for a whole different festival experience, but what we got was something that went beyond expectations. We came, we saw, we conquered, and some of us felt as though we’d never be dry again (damn rain!). It was a spectacular weekend filled with merriment and music– read on for ATH’s thoughts on day one and to relive Friday with B.Gray’s pretty pics.
Hey did you hear a festival is going on this weekend? You didn’t? What an idiot. So yeah the brand spanking new Sound on Sound Festival is going down this weekend at Sherwood Forest and we are of course here again to prepare you for the weekend. As usual, we’ve got some sweet interviews lined up with some of our favorite bands on the bill. I say we kick this thing off with one of our favorite acts all time, Wild Nothing. Jack Tatum has always made incredible music and has always been a true class act. Check out his responses to our S.O.S. questions after the jump.
I’m fairly certain that this single called “We’re So Close” from Los Angeles based MOON came out quite a long time ago, but it’s never been posted on ATH and it needs to be recorded that we approve. From the first time hitting play, you’ll realize you are in for a banger of a track. It hits pretty hard when transitioning from the softer verses into the rocking chorus complete with power chording guitars and rising vocals. Coming soon to a festival in your town!
Some of you may recognize the name Belle Mare from their surprising debut EP entitled The Boat of the Fragile Mind out in 2013. Hopefully the band has been on your mind over the last few years because they’ve been working on a new album up in New York since that time. The album is called Heaven Forget and was released towards the end of last month. For those unacquainted with the band, be ready for some dream pop music similar to Beach House or My Gold Mask with some truly emotion evoking rises and falls. Basically, it’s pretty damn good. Check it out below