Epic Rocker From NOTS

unnamed (4)We’ve talked about Memphis based NOTS on this here website in the past and they are one of those bands we eagerly wait to hear more from. Today our thirst for new music is quenched with this epic new single entitled “Entertain Me”. Prepare yourself before hitting play because this thing is an epic, 7 minute long, punk rock jam session. It’s full of grit, wailing guitars and vocals, and all things badass.

NOTS will release new album Cosmetic on September 9th via Goner Records.

Silent Pictures Offer Throwback Garage Rock

unnamed (5)Bay area indie rock band Silent Pictures has just sent over this new single “Twisted Smiles” and I thought it might be something you guys would be interested in. This one sounds like a bit of throwback style garage rock to me with some elements of psych and dreamy brit pop mixed in nicely. I’ve already played this one about three times this morning and I’m positive many of you will be doing the same today.

Let it Be will be released on July 15th via Green Fuse Records.

Quirky Pop From iji

unnamedWe ATH kids have a thing for pop music, especially pop music that might be a little bit on the weird side. Today we are treated to a bit of quirky pop music with this new single “Summer of 2069” via Seattle based pop group iji. The vocals here remind me a bit of Destroyer, while the music is almost like early Of Montreal. This is good stuff.

iji will drop Bubble on July 29th via Team Love Records.

Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster Goes Solo

unnamed (3)Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster has made a name for himself over the last several years as the primary songwriter, singer, and guitar player for indie rock band Water Liars. With all of his success as part of a band, Kinkel-Schuser has decided to step out on his own for a bit and take a shot at recording and performing as a solo musician. The first taste of his new material was offered up yesterday with this new single “Headed South”. It’s downright beautiful and features a sort of melancholic, yet sill somehow bright take on the songwriter genre.

Debut album Constant Stranger will drop on September via Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum. Pre-order here.

Loving This New Ghost Camp Song

unnamed (2)New Brunswick based band Ghost Camp have given my my favorite song of the last few weeks or so with this new track “Ganymede”. It’s hard for me to peg down any solid comparisons or adjectives here with such a unique enticing sound. Maybe a bit like washed out Joy Division with a really sweet keyboard/organ helping to create a truly memorable pop song. Haven’t heard anything this creative in awhile.

This single is available for purchase on bandcamp right now and will appear on an album coming out this june on Third Floor Tapes.

Throwback Rock From Blowout

unnamedI don’t know about everyone else, but I’m struggling to make it through what has turned into a longer week than it needed to be. My spirits are lifted a bit though as I listen to this new single “Green Couch” from Portland based pop group Blowout. This one is seriously reminding me of my days with ATX based group Cruiserweight with the strong female vocals and pop punk sounding music driving the song. I’ve long been a fan of music like this and you can consider me a fan of this song.

Blowout will drop No Beer, No Dad on August 5th via Lauren Records.

Get Dreamy With The Saxophones

1501666_833023450074955_5070952818094037727_nOakland based The Saxophones just sent me this new single “If You’re on the Water” this morning and I had to share it with the world. It’s a very dreamy, very repetitive, and totally meditative type of song. For me, it’s been a perfect start to what is a cloudy and kind of gloomy Tuesday morning. Hopefully this is just the beginning of more great things to come.

Fans can purchase this song as part of a new EP available on July 19th. Picture disc!

More From Ranch Ghost

unnamedOnly about a month ago we shared with you the first single from Nashville based Ranch Ghost and today I’m ready to share another impressive song. This one is entitled “Black Caboose” and features more of that sweet psych inspired sound we already loved about the band. I can actually picture the guys playing this song live in my mindwith these snarling vocals and fist pumping punk themes underneath. I dig.

Lookin will be out on July 1st via Rough Beast Records.

Slacker Rock From Gap Dream

unnamed (1)Wasn’t I just saying something this morning about how impressive Burger Records has become with picking up new talent and sharing their music with the world? Well they are at it again in a short span of a few hours with this new single and album from previously ATH approved band Gap Dream. The tune is a meandering bit of slacker style indie rock music with an entrancing little guitar diddy carried on throughout the song. Carry on dude.

New album This is Gap Dream will be out on July 22nd via Burger Records.

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