On a fairly gloomy Friday morning, this new song called “Birds” from Oslo based artist Simen Mitlid seems to be the perfect song for me today. Though it may come across as a strictly somber tune, it also features some brightness with atmospheric harmonies and clean guitars. Really this is a beautifully crafted song akin to something along the lines of older A.A. Bondy or Iron & Wine. Exactly what I needed to hear this morning.
This track will be the title track on an album of the same name coming out in the fall of 2020.
Over the last year or so, London based group Honey Lung has quickly been moving quite a few songs into year end lists and various other playlists of mine. Yet again I feel like the guys deliver another real slam dunk in the indie rock genre with this new single called “Big”. I absolutely love the intricate and dueling guitar work on this track. All of the separate parts blend into each other effortlessly and offer the listener a fantastic piece of music.
Honey Lung will release a new EP entitled Post Modern Motorcade Music on May 29th via Big Scary Monsters.
On a gloomy Wednesday morning, I hope you will help me in welcoming new Berlin based artist Sigmund Fraust and his bright brand of indie rock music. Recorded at his home in Germany, one can’t help but be impressed with the production quality and overall full sound of a song like “A Verdant Fancy”. It brings to mind elements of surfy, hazy rock music similar to a band like Surf City with some shinier and brighter elements of more modern indie rock. If you’re enjoying this one, I suggest you check out more from Sigmund on his bandcamp page.
As I’ve said previously, one of my few joys in this whole stay at home thing has been the wealth of new music coming out with musicians occupying their time at home. One such bit of new music is from Wichita based artist Ryan Laetari and his new single called “I Don’t Need You”. Within the song you’ll find some nice driving bass sounds mixed in nicely with a bright synth and gently plucked electronic guitar. I think you’ll find lots to enjoy here.
The Slow Painters are a four piece band out of Oslo who create their very own brand of indie rock, sprinkled with hints of Americana and folk. My first introduction to the band came by way of this impressive new single called “Egon”. It is a tightly wound bit of indie music, exploring avenues of foot stomping folk music and chant worthy epics. Though the band is new to me, and likely you, I expect to be hearing more from them in the future after my favorite single of the week.
The Slow Painters will release their debut, self-titled LP on August 28th via KeepSecret Records.
We first wrote about Chris Rutledge and his Atlanta based project Attic Fowler way back in the good ‘ol days of 2015. Though I’m honestly not sure what Rutledge has been up to since then, he just sent along this stunning new track called “Neighbors” for us to premiere today. For me, this is just about as perfect a dream pop song can get in that defined genre. What I enjoy most about the song is the ability to take those super bright, dreamier, pop elements and intertwine them with really nice elements of driving indie rock. Loving this one today.
Attic Fowler will release a 3 song EP called Easier sometime later this year.
Matt Berry and his Seattle based project known as, The Berries, released one of my favorite albums last year, Berryland. Since then, I’ve been totally hooked and eagerly awaiting more music to consume from the talented multi-instrumentalist. Well today we’re lucky to enjoy this new one off single called “Ancient Steel”, planned as part of an ongoing single series throughout the year. Reserving any superlatives or adjectives to promote the song, I will simply tell you that it’s time for you to check out this band. Do it now!
You can also support The Berries by purchasing their last album, or other merch on the Run For Cover website.
Looks like we’re off to yet another fun filled week at home with way too much time on our hands to check out a ton of new music. Today I bring you a song called “Daily Jobs” from Italian rock band Bee Bee Sea. It features a sort of scuzzy, fast paced form of post-punk music akin to a guy like Ty Segall, King Tuff or The Oh Sees. Of course if you read this site, you know that means I am very much into this track. Check it out now.
Looks like Nathan has you all set up for some nice streams over the weekend, but I’d also encourage you to check out this new tune from our Austin friends in Holy Wave. “Interloper” is the title track of the bands brand new album and features a lot of the dreamy and psych oriented sounds we’ve grown to love about the band over the years. This one certainly has a Pink Floyd influence behind it, but a more pop orientation. Chalk it up as another hit for the Austin legends.
Only a couple of months ago I shared with you all a catchy as hell song called “Fuerta Ventura” from my new pals in Dorset based band LEECHES. Well now the boys are back with this banging new number called “Man Up”. It features a nice blend of a shoe gaze inspired sound which meanders in and out of some seriously heavy, seriously loud, sludge rock. I think you will find it quite enjoyable.
LEECHES are releasing a singles collection EP called Easy on July 3rd via Leisure Records.