The Oceans are a duo from Copenhagen who make their very own brand of dream pop, shoegaze style music. Having just released their new EP, EP II, the band is looking to drum up some positive praise for the collection with tons of new singles. This one, called “Rewind Your Mind”, features a lot of sonic noise along with a bright guitar and some synths in the background. The brightness, paired with the heavy beat drops and sludgy bass, create an almost perfect shoegaze song. Well played gents.
If you’re liking this one, you can stream the band’s entire new EP II over on Spotify.
We’ve previously mentioned the Brighton group GURU and their knack for loud guitars and growling vocals. Well the boys are back at it again, this time with a loud, raucous single called “Fixation”. For this one, the band do manage to slow things down at spots in the song for a more swing, or post-punk type sound. Those elements paired with the group’s usual snarling vocals and fast paced energy create a truly inspired song. I’m sure we will be sharing more from these guys as the information reaches us.
Looking for some pop goodness to improve your mood today? If you answered yes, I suggest you check out this new single called “Wasting Time” from Leeds pop band Talkboy. I personally am loving the swirling guitars and harmonized vocals helping to create a true gem of pop music. Have a lovely day.
This single is available now on 7″ single via the Come Play With Me label.
As I look out on yet another dreary and rainy spring day in Austin, I am finding myself in need of a little musical inspiration. Much to my pleasure, this new song called “Strands Align” from Minneapolis based pop hit makers Night Moves just pinged my inbox. It reminds me of a time before The Killers sucked if their sound had some elements of Tame Impala mixed with driving rock songs. Basically, it’s a hit and you should check it out right now.
Night Moves will release new album Can You Really Find Me on June 28th via Domino.
Another Sky is a London based band I discovered during my meandering during SXSW a short few weeks ago. The band had this unique atmospheric rock sound, but most impressive, were the vocals from singer Catrin Vincent. Her range is truly astounding as she can drop down for low, angry bass notes to rise up again for the high ones as well. The band’s new song “The Cracks” demonstrates her range, and the band’s sound, perfectly. I’m not sure I’ve heard a band with such a unique sound in a very, very long time.
Another Sky will release a new EP entitled Life Was Coming in Through the Blinds! on June 14th.
Possibly a little late on this one so I’ll go ahead and apologize for my tardiness. With that out of the way, I’m pleased to share with you this new track called “Indian Ocean” from the legendary musician Johnathon Ford and his project known as Unwed Sailor. As always, the song is completely instrumental, has tons of rises and falls, and is a real thing of beauty. As someone who has always loved this style of instrumental, emotional music, I’m loving this.
Unwed Sailor will release Heavy Age on May 3rd. Pre-orders are up now.
Look, we’re excited for the new Reptaliens album alright? As if you couldn’t tell from our previous two posts about the album and singles, here’s yet another one with the album’s last single “Give Me Your Love”. Yet again, you will find some intriguing lo-fi, bedroom pop sounds equal to anyone currently in the genre. This is sure to be one of our top albums of the year.
Reptaliens release VALIS on April 26th via Captured Tracks.
Looking for a quick pick me up on a slow Monday? Look no further than this banger called “Beggars and Buskers” from Swedish based rock n rollers Surfin’ Charlie. This is a short track, clocking in at just under 2 minutes, so you should have plenty of time to give it a chance. You’ll be treated to a loud, old school rock n roll song sure to pep up your day.
The boys in Surfin’ Charlie are working on the release of their debut album due out later this year on Rexius Records.
My new favorite French band Nightwatchers have another new single for you people to listen to and enjoy. This one is called “UPCist to the Bone”, and much like their previous single, you’ll immediately find a lot of passion and energy packed into this post-punk gem. At this moment in time I’m super bummed the band weren’t here during SXSW because who knows when we’ll be able to catch a live show. Until then, check out the song below and rock out.
Nightwatchers will release new album La Paix Ou Le Sable on April 12th via Lovely Records.
It’s possible Eric D. Johnson and his project known as Fruit Bats has garnished more praise on this website over the years than any other band. It’s totally warranted from a a group that can continuously put out fantastic songs like this new one “The Bottom of It”. This is a lovely track featuring more of the mellow, country/beach vibe the band has always executed better than most. If this song is any indication, this album will be pre-ordered by me right now.
Fruit Bats will release Gold Past Life on June 21st on Merge Records.