It’s been quite awhile since we’ve heard from Mike Fish and his very own version of chillwave known as Dakotafish. Having been looking forward to what this dude creates, I was happy to get a couple of his new tracks in my inbox the other day. One new track “Jitter” can be downloaded and streamed below. The other new one is available for free download on the Dakotafish website. I digs.
Download: Dakotafish – Jitter [MP3]
Awhile back I brought you tracks from the French band Bewitched Hands on the Top of Our Heads, and while I’m not a huge fan of their name, the music is really doing it for me. The latest single is called “I Don’t Know,” and it definitely has a dark psychedelic quality to it that will haunt you in the way that only good music can. The bands Hard to Cry EP will hit US shores next Tuesday, but you can preview the whole EP by clicking HERE.
Download: The Bewitched Hands On The Top Of Our Heads – I Don’t Know [MP3]
We all love free tunes, so you can’t really turn away from this great new band, Guards. Their sound is a bit of lo-fi, but they definitely do their part to include a bit of strong melody in those tracks. The self-titled EP from the band has seven tracks, and each one has a bit of a different spin than the preceding number, so you don’t get bogged down in monotony. Definitely give this group a try.
Download: Guards – Don’t Wake the Dead [MP3]
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The Radar Brothers are back in business this year with their newest album The Illustrated Garden having already hit shelves earlier this year. Now the guys are on tour in support and making an anticipated stop at The Mohawk on Wednesday night. Joining the band are our very own dirty/indie/pop group Pink Nasty. Not sure about cover charge, but it should be relatively cheap.
Download: Radar Brothers – Horses Warriors [MP3]
We recently got ourselves a promo copy of Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band’s upcoming record Where the Messengers Meet and we like what we hear. Back in May we dropped “Leaving Trails” your way and now we bring you another preview track called “Hurrah”. Both songs should get you excited for what is sure to be another solid effort from the group. Be sure to pick up the new album on August 3rd via Dead Oceans.
Download: Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band – Hurrah [MP3]
It’s funny how you can search for the perfect record to listen to, and then out of nowhere, you come across something new, something wonderful. London’s The Superimposers won me over today as I grabbed a few tracks from their newest album Sunshine Pops. This is just classic pop in the best way, the kind that makes you see double rainbows on the horizon. One listen, and you’ll surely feel the same.
Download: The Superimposers – The Beach [MP3]
Over the last few years, I’ve grown to be a moderate fan of Matthew Dear and the beats he creates as a DJ/Producer/musician. The music I’m hearing from his new album Black City (out August 17th) may turn me into an even bigger fan. Below you’ll find why I’m hot on this guy’s trail with new song “Soil to Seed” off the upcoming record. You can also pick up another track on his website called “I can’t Feel” for the price of an email address.
Download: Matthew Dear – Soil to Seed [MP3]
We first caught a glimpse of the power behind Screaming Females when they opened up for Ted Leo. They wowed us then, and they are here to wow you as well. The band has a new album titled Castle Talk coming out on September 14th, and its going to be killer. One listen to single “I Don’t Mind It” and you can see why they’ve been winning fans all over with their classic alternative rock sounds. Get ready for this band to win your heart.
Download: Screaming Females – I Don’t Mind It [MP3]
Who likes power pop? I do. I do. Seriously, when I heard The Biters, I just went straight to iTunes and grabbed their EP. I mean, its part Exploding Hearts, part Gentleman Jesse, and all parts just awesome. There’s nothing arty or dancy, or even intricate for that matter, it’s just straight ahead rock n’ roll, like the good old days. It fuels you with energy, and it’ll make your smile large. You gid?
Download: The Biters – Hang Around [MP3]
What can I say about Australian pop? Man, it sucks me in every single time, but I won’t complain. My newest find is The Boat People who just released their album Dear Darkly overseas. It’s got this atmospheric quality to the staple indie pop sound, and on the single “Soporific” the chorus is completely juxtaposed to the regular versus. It’s a splendid style of songwriting. Give this a try.
Download: The Boat People – Soporific [MP3]