A couple of months ago Nicole shared the new single from Tel Aviv based Monad, and I’m pleased to be sharing this new one from the band today. On “September” we are once again treated to a beauty of psych rock, dreamy pop music fit to stand beside the very best of the genre. Though he may be living on the other side of the world, Eshchar Nachmany, and his project know as Monad, is sure to be making waves in the online music world.
This track appears on a new EP entitled Dissolution due out on January 31st.
As the clock continues to tick and the weekend relief draws ever near, take a second to enjoy this new song called “Mistakes Were Made” from Asheville based band Strange Halos. Personally I think it should be the perfect song to match this dreary weather and foggy feeling. To me it sort of sounds like the psych-pop vie of a band like Portugal. The Man but with these super catchy and infectious elements of folk music. The blending of genres seems to work perfectly together and I hope you do enjoy the track and a dry weekend. Party on.
Little is known about the up and coming band Contra Party. After some google searching, facebook digging, and light stalking, it’s clear the band want to remain a bit mysterious about their origins and background. No matter, we can all enjoy this late 90s inspired, down tempo, sludgy rock number called “Heather”. I think you will find it a solid tune in a sort of throwback indie style.
This one appears on a new album called Over Your Shoulder due out today!
Madison, WI based band Disq has certainly been receiving a ton of praise around the interwebs for their early singles. And hey crazy thing, we were part of the hype back in March as we interviewed the band during SXSW! All that noise out of the way, I recommend you come aboard the Disq fan train by checking out this banging new single & accompanying video called “Daily Routine”. Though some may call it power pop, which sure, it is as its core, but I also hear some undertones of forward thinking 90s bands like POTUSOA or even Blur. It’s quite rad. They will also be returning again in March for SXSW so you’ll have a chance to see them again.
After a promising close to 2016 with a couple of singles we loved, Chicago based The Hazy Seas finally delivered us a much anticipated new single last month. Much to our surprise, the band sent over this new single called “Old Clothes” over the Winter Break season and I’m pleased to share it with you today. As usual, the band’s name once again offers a perfect description of their music with this one again being seriously hazy while still offering some weird pop elements to keep the listener engaged. Could the band’s upcoming LP be one of our first favorites of the year?
The Hazy Seas will release their debut LP sometime this month.
Having just been named to our very prestigious Top Songs of the year list, Swedes Vola Tila are back at it again today with this new single “All Alone”. When compared to their last hit, this one is much more of a ballad style which evolves into some truly beautiful moments. It could be labeled as early MGMT stuff or maybe even a more Tame Impala style slower jam, but it is of course their own style and sound. I think it’s a rather fantastic way to start your Monday.
Phew, the end of the year really snuck up on me this time and it’s crazy to think we are moving on from the 2010s. Before we do so, Nathan and I of course want to share some of our favorite things from the year for those of you who care to hear our opinions. I am typically the songs guy and Nathan usually takes on the albums, so here it is, my favorites from this year. Hit the jump for my list and a Spotify playlist to take with you.
Man I have been completely absent this week from the blog world as things have gotten pretty hectic in my real working world. This does not mean I’m not still finding great new tunes, I’m just letting Nate dog take the lead for now. As the week closes out, I had to find time to share this new track, “Ms. California”, from Chicago based outfit Beach Bunny. It’s a beautifully executed, rocking number in the vein of a Best Coast or Alvvays but with a lot more polish in the delivery. It’s quite fantastic.
This track appears on the new album Honeymoon, due out on February 14th via Mom + Pop.
Sipper is the new musical project from New York based artist Joe Beerman. Having already released the acclaimed debut EP Adam Driver earlier this year, it appears Beerman is not ready to settle into cruise control on one success story. Today he is returning with this new single called “Ghost”. This one is a layered piece of instrumentation that seems mellow at first, but continues to unravel new layers of driving pop sounds. We have ourselves a hit on our hands here folks.
The sun is out in Austin and I was looking this morning for some tuneage to match the bright and sunny mood here. Today I need look no further than my new amigos in Charlottesville based band Stray Fossa and their new single “It’s Nothing”. It reminds me a bit of my old pals in Grand Archives if they added some dreamy, pop elements to their sound. Clearly this band has taken a bit of a dated, overdone genre and taken it into a new avenue with a refreshing, bright and airy style.