Our dear amigo Tim Cohen has quickly established himself as someone who is in the “can do no wrong” category at this point in his musical career. Wether it be his work in Fresh & Onlys, or as a solo musician, the guy’s music is loved by the entire ATH staff. Currently working on a new solo album, we’ve already heard “Goodness” from the LP, and now he’s offered up another new single called “I’m a Girl”. I shall let the single speak for itself and just say that you should most definitely check out this album when it drops. Educate yourself.
Tim Cohen will release new album The Modern World on September 28th via Sinderlyn.
The weekend is near and it’s time we all take ourselves a little seriously and enjoy a carefree rock tune. If that sounds like something interesting to you, New Paltz, NY band Top Nachos will deliver with this jamming new song “Vegan Doughnuts”. If it isn’t abundantly clear by their band name, tend to not take themselves too seriously en route to some genius slacker style garage rock. More of this please.
Top Nachos will release a new album entitled Dank Side of the Moon on September 27th via King Pizza Records. (pre-order is up now)
We would also be remiss to not mention the upcoming release show in Brooklyn at Trans Pecos on September 27th. More info here.
More often than not, I like to kick it old school with my musical tastes. Ya know some old emo/post-emo style tunes or throwbacks to 90s era grunge/alt-rock are sure to pull at my heart strings. Well my friends in Vancouver based band Dead Soft deliver the later style today with this new song “Down”. It’s certainly a grunge, alternative rock song similar to something you might have heard on the indie stations back in the late 90s. Bing bang boom.
Dead Soft will release their latest EP New Emotion on October 5th via Arts & Crafts.
Washington, D.C. native Vishal Narang has been working on his project known as Airhead DC for several years now and he has just announced a new album under the moniker. Previewing the new material is this new single called “Honey-Colored Flame Blown Off My Candle” which is a delightful bit of melodic, experimental pop music. It’s like if Generationals had a bit more guitar and some fancy lady vocals as well. I dig.
Airhead DC will release new album Crush Hi on October 26th via Danger Collective Records.
Happy Tuesday like a Monday to all of you musical peeps out there making it back after a long weekend. Anyone feeling a little down in the dumps back at work today should check out this new song “Short Stay” from Taiwanese band The Fur. It’s a lovely bit of indie pop that sounds more like something you’d hear coming out of somewhere in the UK. The voice alone is sure to brighten your day.
The Fur. will release new album Town on September 30th via Airhead Records.
It’s another blistering day here in Austin, TX and I need some music to inspire me through the next two days before the weekend. Helping with my “it’s only Thursday?” blues is this new track “Labour Like I Do” from London up and comers Doe. Many listeners will be reminded of bands like The Breeders but with a more modern, fleshed out indie sound. In the end, it’s a beautifully constructed rock song.
Doe will release new album Grow Into It on September 28th via Topshelf Records.
Portland based group Alien Boy has slowly been growing a buzz about their debut album coming out at the end of the week. Thought I haven’t posted any of the band’s latest singles, they’ve already released a few prior to this solid jam today. This new track “I Just Can’t Feel It” blends some of the popular elements of shoegaze with a more goth-pop sound which gives it something fresh to offer. I think I shall spend the rest of the day with this song and album.
Alien Boy will release Sleeping Lessons on August 31st on Tiny Engines.
I have been a terrible human over the last week or so leaving Nathan Wanklord to do all of the posting and I apologize for my absence. If you will have me back on a regular basis, I suggest you check out this new song called “Green With Envy” from Seattle based artist Say Hi. When I say fun, this track is obviously full a lot of joy with it’s bouncing acoustic guitar and upbeat tempo throughout the track. For those of us back to work after a long layoff, it sure is making my work week better.
Say Hi will release Caterpillar Centipede on September 7th via Euphobia Records.
My apologies for the lack of posts from RayRay over the last couple of days. As Nate and I get back into school mode, I often forget how to juggle the real world with the fun of ATH. That said, yesterday I really enjoyed this new track “This is My Cue” from London artist Eliza Shaddad. It’s a very personal, driving song similar to a slower ballad from Cat Power or Best Coast. I think you will be hearing A TON more buzz about Eliza Shaddad in the very near future.
Eliza will release her debut album Future on October 26th via Beatnik Creative.
If you’re searching for something new and unique to listen to today, I suggest you check out the new single “Sanctuary” from Baltimore based band Super City. What I love about this song is it’s total inability to be pinned down to one genre. One commenter on YouTube called it “freak wave” which seems fitting as the song blends equal parts rock n roll with fun, danceable pop music. Call it what you will, you can’t deny those guitars are super badass.
Super City will release Sanctuary on September 7th.