Mandatory Viewing: New Angel Olsen Video

It’s possible you’ve encountered this video elsewhere on the internet today, but just in case you haven’t, it’s time for you to sit down and let Angel Olsen have your attention for a few minutes. This video for “Shut Up Kiss Me,” features Olsen in a glittery silver wig essentially throwing a tantrum on roller skates while spitting out her attitude filled lyrics. While I was already excited for her upcoming album, this single shows Olsenexploring more into the rockier side of her garage aesthetic. It’s a great track with tons of energy, and I implore you to take a listen and let it get stuck in your head for the rest of the day. Also, preorder MY WOMAN right here from Jagjaguwarand get ready for its August 19th release.



New Video from Cowtown

I’m a big fan of frivolous rock n’ roll…the let your hair down, turn the volume up and let yourself go. Seems like HHBTM Records is the same, which is why they’re putting out the upcoming Cowtown album, Paranormal Romance. I mean, the promo work asks you to imagine Deerhoof covering Devo in the vein of the Minutemen, so it’s gotta be something…artistic, spastic and high energy. The records is scheduled for a release on August 19th, and the video below should entice you, especially as the guitar squall closes the tune out!

Stream Ciggie Witch’s Classic Connection

classicconnectionIn the midst of gearing up for another Ocean Party album, a few members had time to sit down with other friends (somemembers of Totally Mild) and record the latest album from Ciggie Witch.Classic Connection is their first new work since 2014, and it’s pretty much an all encompassing of the guitar sounds of Melbourne; it’s casual and catchy, filled with pop sensibility that’s ultimately undeniable for any listener. Lost and Lonesome is handling the release, and I hope a few copies make it to my side of the pond. Enjoy your morning.

Basketball Shorts Album Release @ Cheer Up Charlies (Tomorrow)

basketballTomorrow night, I ask that our friends in Austin please do what you can to leave everything behind and just let yourself free by joining us at Cheer Up Charlies for the release of the new Basketball Shorts record, Hot and Ready. Some albums are perfect in what they bring to the table…excitement, memories, exhilaration…all present on this new release. Plus, the line-up for the show is stacked with local Austin talent: Popper Burns, Foreign Mothers and Flesh Lights. For those of you not in Austin, but looking for your favorite new album, it’s available HERE…and shipping out already!

Sunny Pop From Spritzer

12208707_733639616766388_7748388952532083239_nYou may be surprised to see that a song called “Dead” is being labeled as sunny pop, but this new number from Matthew Meade’s Spritzer is sunshine and summer bottled into two and a half minutes of track. You press play on this numberand in a matter of moments you’re greeted with twee organ sounds and surfy guitar riffs. It’s a delightful little ditty that is sure to brighten your day and have you jamming along in the summer heat. Take a listen and check out the rest of tracks from Spritzer right here.



Bright & Airy New Single From Over Sands

over-sands-press-photo-2Nathan and I became fans of London based pop group Over Sands last year and we’ve been doing our best to share their music with the world. I’m excited today to share you their first bit of new music since last year with this promising new single entitled “Memory House”. Once again we are treated to a soaring bit of pop music, but this time around they’ve added some killer beats and a bright guitar throughout the song. If you haven’t checked these guys out yet, you should now.

Over Sands will drop a new EP entitled Roman Rooms on August 19th.

Ezra Furman is Back with New EP

ezraIt took catching a live set from Ezra Furman for me to entirely buy into the hype surrounding his music…but now that he’s announced a new EP I’m salivating at the thought of new tunes. It’s got six new songs, one which is streaming below. I love the production work on this number, with his voice really taking control of the listener from the get-go. There’s some range from Furman, but when the accompaniment takes off, including a saxophone, the song really excels, leaving with you this infectious piece of pop music that you’re unlikely to ignore. Look for the new Big Fugitive Life EP coming in August from Bella Union.

Pleased to Meet You: The Lymbs Ready EP

lymbsSo many tracks come across my track on a daily basis, and while I claim to fawn over so many, I’ll admit that the favorite I’ve found this week is this brand new song from The Lymbs (now based in Oakland). It has this crunchy style of rock to it, stuttering at moments, before lurching forward into a full-fledged rocker. Since relocating from New Mexico, the band have been hard at work trying to get things up and running, so expect a full EP or album to come from the band in just a short span of time!


Show Preview: Kevin Morby @ The Sidewinder (6.29)

kmorbzTomorrow night is the show opportunity of the week– aka a chance for you to celebrate getting through the majority of the work week with rad tunes at a ridiculously low price. If you have any sense at all, you’ll get yourself to the Sidewinder early to catch the killer double bill of Big Thief and Kevin Morby. You’ll wanna get there fairly soon after the doors open at 6:30 to catch Brooklyn’s folk rockers, Big Thief, as the vocals of Adrienne Lenker are a sound to behold. But the best part is that you get to catch Kevin Morby, of Woods and The Babies, touring in support of his excellent recent release,Singing Saw, which was all parts bluesy-folk and excellence. Oh, and did I mention that tickets are only 10 dollars? Go buy one and get yourself to the Sidewinder on Wednesday night!




New Video From The Velveteins

unnamed-6Ever since sharing new single “Hanging From The Ceiling” from Edmonton based The Velveteins last month, I’ve become a huge fan of the up and coming band. They create a sort of slacker brand of doo wop pop music that’s sure to perk up anyone’s eardrums. Today I’ve got good reason to share this new single again with a new video for the track. The video here fits perfectly with the slow moving, meandering style of the song and I suggest you check it out. Be sure to pick up new EPA Hot Second With The Velveteinsout now on Fierce Panda.

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