Stove is the project of Stove Van Borden, or the imagined name of Steve Hartlett, who wrote and preformed the entirety of the upcoming album, which is called Is Stupider and promises a blend of vision from the gentleman, but a vision nonetheless. This track, “Jock Dreams,” gives us a slight taste of this vision, and its one that includes a great deal of grunge and hints of the slacker punk that we are most likely to meet in more detail come November 20th via Exploding in Sound. The guitars grumble through the heavy bass lines as the voice of Stove lightens the mix. Take a listen.
Dead Leaf Echo have been hard at work on their newest LP, the follow up to Thought and Language, but in the meantime they give us a glimpse of their direction with this splendid shoegaze ditty. Like the best of the genre, the melodic core of this song is the most important aspect, drawing in the listener. Meanwhile, there is a light bit of atmospheric guitar swirling around the core, creating a song worthy of repeated listens while you’re sitting at home. This new single will be released on a new 7″ on September 15th, which you can order HERE while you away the new record.
Flyte is a London based band I think we can all agree is full of fun pop vibes perfect for perking you up out of a funk. Now Nicole already shared their debut single with you earlier this summer, so I’m riding the coat tails a bit with this sweet new jam “Please Eloise”. This is a song perfect for a bright and sunny summer time party or a dance fest on your Saturday night. I’m already dancing in place….
I love Aussie label Chapter Music, but it looks like they’re about to really knock it out of the park with their new signing The Goon Sax. They just signed the teenage band, and it sounds remarkably like a wonderful blend of Violent Femmes and Go-Betweens…ultimately making for the best music combination ever. It’s filled with an infectious bounce and a remarkably unique, yet familiar, vocal delivery. They’ll be releasing Up to Anything early next year via the label, so stay tuned for another incredible single soon!
This brand new Tuff Sunshine track came into the ATH offices this morning, and it’s really hard to turn it off. It recalls that perfect era of indie rock, at least to me, during the late 90s and early 00s where Americana and punk rock all started to fuse (outside the emo realm). It’s got this incredible groove that drives it, but there’s also this distinctive quality that makes it feel like the brother of Superchunk, just a bit warmer on the ears. The NYC trio will release Fire in the Hero Building on October 31st.
Download: Tuff Sunshine – Dreamin’ [MP3]
Are you bummed that Summer’s on its way out? Same. So lets channel some late summer vibes with Fort Lean, an outfit out of Brooklyn who’ve got some straightforward indie rock for you to enjoy. “Might’ve Misheard,” is a great rock number with a radio-ready and explosive chorus that’ll let you shake off the ever-relentless heat. The song starts off already at a simmer, building its way to that streamlined chorus. This number is taken from these gentlemen’s upcoming full length record, Quiet Day, which is out on October 2nd via Ooh La La Records. Take a listen and if you like it, preorder that record here.
We’re all about giving you the best, so when we see that some great new albums are streaming and readily available for you to consume, we like to let you know. I’ve got three brand new streams for you today, one of which can be found below and two that are a short click away. Below, you’ll find Cold Beat‘s upcoming album, Into The Air, which is an indie rock gem with lush vocals. You can also stream Widowspeak‘s All Yours over here which is a hazy mix filled with tons of guitar hooks. Last, but certainly not least, check out Woolen Men’s album, Temporary Movements that is lo-fi jangle treat to delight all. Keep it real and enjoy the bounty of albums available for you today.
Moses Sumney has been gaining lots of attention for his soulful folk tunes as of late, and when I heard this new track “Pleas,” I realized it was time to show him a little attention myself. When you press play on this number, you’ll be welcomed the delicate guitar plucking and Sumney’s rich vocals that ooze warmth cut you slightly with their gentle rasp. It’s a great simple folk song, but it’s clear that the vocals are the main attraction, and near the end of the song you are treated to some chilling oohs that showcase his power in that field. Take a listen and fall in love, then go pre-order it here.
Paint Branch probably isn’t a household name, but in my circle of friends, the members of the group are two of the most heralded in our collections…both being founding members of Q and Not U (why can’t Fun x 3 Fest book that reunion!?). However, don’t expect their emo-leaning art punk to come through your speakers, as the duo have been crafting more melodically influenced pop rock since they started this project. This tune below if from their most recent Paint Branch EP, which hopefully means the duo will be writing more songs this year.
I’m sure many of us are struggling on this Monday as we think about the three day weekend we have coming our way in just a few short days. Though we may be struggling, we always have the music to brighten even the most somber of moods. Today this tune called “We Are Golden” from Beijing based Nova Heart is a perfect one to improve a slow start to the week. I dig the synth heavy bass lines and smoothness shining through during the entire length of the track. Here’s to surviving the week.
You can pick up the new self-titled LP from Nova Heart on October 2nd via FakeMusicMedia.