Melbourne based lads Good Morning have really been getting out attention over the last several years with a steady stream of solid releases and singles. Just last month, Nate the Tank shared with you the bands latest single, “burning”, and it’s caused quite a stir around the ATH offices about the upcoming new LP. With the release date for Barnyard now drawing near, I suggest you check out this new track, “depends on what i know”, if you have yet to tune your ears towards their sound. You should enjoy the simplicity of Good Morning’s brand of indie rock while appreciating the slickness of the bass lines and groovy, laid back nature of the song. Now you know.
Bristol based band Alternative Milks are relatively new to the music scene, but surely a group you will be hearing a ton more about this fall. Most of their music would fall into the genre of post-punk, though after a listen to this new single, “Shops”, you’ll see why the band sort of defies general classification. With an inspiration from punk, or post punk, Alternative Milks take the somewhat tired genre and offer these small hints of pop music and a little playfulness to really make the song enjoyable to all music lovers. You’ll find “Shops” to be a tad silly but also fun as hell.
Wiltshire based group Wasuremono released their catchy, dream pop inspired LP Let’s Talk Pt. 1 earlier this year, but surely you had to know a Pt. 2 was still in the works? Sure enough, the band has just announced the release of Let’s Talk Pt. 2 coming in January of next year via The Wilderness Records. Prior to the release this winter, Wasuremono dropped this new single entitled “Hi!” today and it’s already improving my overall mental state this morning. It’s a truly infectious bit of pop music with just enough quirk and silliness to keep it interesting and incredibly catchy.
Shout Out Louds hold a dear place in the hearts of the ATH staff as they were truly one of the very first artists we covered and talked about back in the early days of our site. The group has some of my favorite indie music and albums from the last 10-12 years and they are just consistently great with everything they put out. Today the band announced their 6th studio album entitled, House, and also shared this stunning new tune “As Far Away As Possible”. As a long time fan, this sound shows a band who have grown and matured over the years from an indie pop band full of brightness and more into a fleshed out, tight band. It is really lovely.
House will be out on February 18th via Bud Fox Recordings in Sweden.
Martin Norvdall is a guy who has been through a lot over his musical career and his time growing the name of his musical project known as Sweet Serenades. What was once a duo/group who played decent sized venues with songs in major TV shows, suddenly changed direction into a one man last year with the release of the highly underrated LP City Lights. Norvdall has certainly pivoted from the more indie rock vibe he started with and turned into a more dream pop focused sound which is highlighted particularly well on this new single “Go Go Go (Forever Young)”. For me, I think this could be the start of some truly great things in the future for the hard working artist. Enjoy this one now and be ready for more new tunes coming soon!
Hey it’s finally fall here in Austin so it seems like the perfect time to deliver some fall themed music for this break in the heat! Josephy Donnelly, the Leeds based musician who records under the moniker elkyn, is usually in a cooler climate and his music tends to reflect those dark, dreary, and mellow vibes of his city/country. His latest tune, “found the back of the tv remote”, is a slow moving folk inspired tune which can be sometimes melancholic but also uplifting at the same time. It’s a lush tune with tons of layers to unpack.
The song is out now via Tambourine Machine Records.
Mata Kopa is a Swedish based musical duo consisting of Miranda Raeder and Boris Grubesic. Since 2015, the duo has released a debut LP and spent tons of time touring all over Europe while building a name for the band. This year the Stockholm pair just dropped an EP entitled Go Buy the Sun, which features this standout track “Deep End”. On first listen, I was immediately drawn into the incredibly dreamy sounds and the impressive vocals of Raeder. Think Alvvays but with the occasional need to bust out some slick guitar spasms.
We were first introduced to Costa Rican Ario Rojas and his musical known as Lentamente right around this time last year with the release of his debut LP Galeria de Espejos Paralelos on Z Tapes. Now a year later, Rojas continues to pump out new material every few months or so and continues to impress with his bedroom/dream indie pop approach to songwriting. His latest, “Panorama in 3D”, evokes many of those same super dreamy, bright and playful feelings from some of his earlier work, but also shows a musician who has learned to really tighten up production and mature into his craft. It’s a lovely piece of songwriting.
We are midway through the week and I can feel myself slowly sort of dragging myself along to get through the day to day work week. If you’re in the same sort of slog, might I suggest you check out this fast paced new tune called “Underworld” from London based post-punk outfit Talk Show. I love how the track has this overall tension that can, ever so slightly, explode in short bursts but never really completely lets go of that pent up energy.
Talk Show will be releasing this new track on an EP entitled Touch the Ground coming out in 2022.
Nick Corbo is a guy you probably knew during his time playing bass and sometimes signing in the innovative indie rock band LVL UP. After his old band decided to go their separate ways, Corbo stepped out on his own under the recording moniker Spirit Was. Many years were spent perfecting the sound of this new project and now Spirit Was will release a brand new, debut LP on October 22nd entitled Heaven’s Just a Cloud via Danger Collective Records. Prior to that release date, we’ve been treated to this post-emo, Built to Spill, muddy, blues inspired number called “Come Back up to the House”. I love the way the song progresses from this acoustic ballad, into a sort of muddy, indie rock gem with some stellar female vocals to give it a softer touch. You’ll want to check it out below.