The indie folk group Poor Bailey have set out on an extraordinary adventure; they’re writing 31 songs, one for each day in October. For now the work is being titled The October Project, but we’re not sure if the group will slim things down and make it some sort of official release. We’re bringing you the first track from the project, which has this incredible feel of old Jeff Mangum to it, maybe even a touch of J. Mascis. Each day the band will offer up a new song for download, and they’ll continue on until they’ve completed the project. If all the songs sound this good, then we’ll be grateful to have it all on November 1st.
Download: Poor Bailey – Angel in Disguise [MP3]
That great under the radar indie label known as Polyvinyl Records has yet another sweet sampler of music they’re offering up for free. You’ll notice Polyvinyl staples like Of Montreal, Owen, and Joan of Arc along with more recent signings like Japandroids and Someone Still Loves you Boris Yeltsin. All told, you’ll get your hands on 15 sweet tracks including this one from Headlight’s last album Wildlife.
Download: Headlights – Secrets [MP3]
I am one of the firm believers that Gruff Rhys has long been one of the great indie song writers who somehow continually manages to fly under the radar. Hell, sometimes I don’t even get wind of his new material until way after the fact. So it goes with this new single from Gruff entitled “Shark Ridden Waters”. The track is only a single and not set to appear on a new album or any of that business. Check it out below and discover the subtle pop greatness known as Gruff Rhys.
Download: Gruff Rhys – Shark Ridden Waters [MP3]
We brought you the track “Secret Things” a few weeks back from the upcoming album by Motorifik, the side project from one of the chaps in Working for a Nuclear Free City. Now we have a new jam to bring you today, which is a lot more bright, at least when the lyrics come into play. The band’s album Secret Things comes out on November 9th, and there is definitely a nice bit of differentiations between all the tracks, making it a record to spin over and over. Something about this new single just makes me want to dance like an inflatable man outside your local car dealership.
Download: Motorifik – Sleep Forever [MP3]
A few years back it seemed like The Go Team could do no wrong, but then their second album sort of fell flat on its face. The music sounded too claustrophobic, locked in the collage work of the band. Now the band have returned, with a clear sound, along with the traditional hooks and delivery from Ninja. This track will be featured on the group’s new record, Rolling Blackouts, which comes our way on January 31st. Are we really planning for 2011 already? Well, this should get us off to a good start.
Download: The Go Team – T.O.R.N.A.D.O. [MP3]
I’m sure you know by know that we really dig those New Zealand boys in Surf City. Hell just a couple months ago we brought you new track “Crazy Rulers of the World” and we’re already bringing you yet another new jam from the band. This new one is the title track from the band’s upcoming LP Kudos which again hits stores this coming November. We can’t wait.
Download: Surf City – Kudos [MP3]
New York band MiniBoone are offering up this sweet new track “The Other Summer” that we’ve been spinning around the offices as of late. You can catch this jam on an upcoming 7″ set to be released later this year sometime. We’re hoping you’ll enjoy this one as much as we have.
Download: MiniBoone – The Other Summer [MP3]
Dan Snaith and his band known as Caribou will be stopping by La Zona Rosa in Austin for a highly anticipated show. Joining Mr. Snaith on the stage is New York band Arp. I would recommend starting your weekend right and making it out to this one before them tickets sell out.
Download: Caribou – Found Out [MP3]
Today is just one of those days where I needed a nice dosage of sweet straight-ahead pop tunes. Don’t you ever have those days? Well, I first caught wind of the Salteens because I’m weird and I followed the Yo Gabba Gabba tour, as far as bands playing, and I was fortunate enough to come across these kids. They’ve got a new record out this week titled Grey Eyes, and its full of great guitar pop. If you, like me, had a long weekend, then you’ll probably want to check out this band today. Or, if you just like well done pop music, this is for you too.
Download: Salteens – If Love is Gone Where Do We Go from Here [MP3]
After a long time out of the public eye, Deerhoof are jumping back into the scene with their first album of new material since Offend Maggie of 2008. New album, Deerhoof vs. Evil, is set to be released on January 25th via the band’s new label Polyvinyl. Prior to that date, we’ve got new track “The Marry Barracks” available for stream and download below. You’ll notice a familiar Deerhoof experimental and lo-fi take on things with some crazy new ideas typical of the group’s ever changing sound.
Download: Deerhoof – The Merry Barracks [MP3]