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.
Diane Coffee has new album entitled Internet Arms coming on April 19th via Polyvinyl Records and I’m excited for you all to hear his brand of quirky pop music. Prior to the release of his new album, Coffee is premiering this new video for his single “Like a Child Does”. The track itself is some catchy as hell, almost danceable pop music complete with ironic lyrics and spot on vocal delivery. You’ll also find a bit of joy in the video as Coffee plays on his own lyrics, imposing himself in several classic board games. Carry on good sir.
Brighton, UK based band Youth Sector just sent over this new single “Run” and I though it needed to be shared with the ATH community. I immediately loved the way these guys create this mixture of 80s rock like Devo with some nice and bright elements of Brit pop. For me, the band is really creating something unique with the blend of these two styles and I expect we’ll be hearing more about them soon. We’ll of course share more tunes as we get them.
Stop me if you’ve heard this before… I found a new band I love. Yep crazy I know. This time my new favorite band is self-proclaimed #3 band in Chicago, Quasar Wut-Wut. Though the band’s name may be hard to say, I can assure you that the music is very easy to get into. For your consideration is the group’s latest single and video called “Jezebel’s Arm”. It’s a really fun bit of jangly rock music with some unique vocal deliveries and a totally upbeat tempo. It reminds me of late British invasion bands if they had better vocals like The Dodos.
Quasar Wut-Wut just released a new album called Digesting Mirror which is available to stream in full on Spotify.
With vocals like Lissie and a sound sort of like Beach House, Swedish band Wy won me over with this new song “Tired II” today. It’s a beautiful song full of plenty of rises and falls, and of course powered by the insane lead vocals of Ebba. I’ve played it many time in a row and I’m sure you will be doing the same.
Wy will release new album Softie on April 30th. Pre-orders are up on the band’s bandcamp page.
It’s quite possible by now you’ve heard of Brooklyn based pop-punk outfit THICK. They’ve been talked about on many major sites for their throwback early 2000s style version of pop rock music and have earned some praise along the way. Though I may have been reluctant in the past, I can’t deny I adore this new single “Green Eyes” and it’s fun, energetic vibe. It’s as if Saves the Day married someone from Dum Dum Girls and decided to have a huge party afterwards. Party time, excellent.
THICK recently announced a signing to Epitath with this song and two others available to stream on the band’s bandcamp page.
Man A.A. Bondy is one of my all time favorite songwriters to come out during the rise of our website. He has always had a knack for simple, yet emotional and powerful songs capable of evoking real feelings. For eight long years we haven’t heard much from Bondy, until he dropped two new singles late on Friday afternoon. The first one, entitled “Killers 3”, is just an absolute beauty in songwriting. It’s Bondy at his best with a slow burning, atmospheric track featuring some sick organ playing. He’s also released a new song called “Images of Love” with a bit more of a dancy vibe to it which is certainly a cool change from the songwriter.
A.A. Bondy will release new album Enderness on May 10th via Fat Possum Records.