I’m sure you’ve seen this new National song floating around today, but we just love this band too much to not throw this thing up. New song “Afraid of Everyone” is now the second single that the band has made available from their upcoming LP High Violet. That May release date better get here fast before I pee my pants.
Download: The National – Afraid of Everyone [MP3]
Hardly Art band Golden Triangle might quite the stir during SXSW… So we have to pay attention to them right? Right!? Shortly after their trip to Austin, the band is prepping a highly anticipated split 7″ with Seattle boys The Fresh & Onlys. That tasty little vinyl is hitting stores today and features this new track from Golden Triangle “Cold Bones”. I am getting into this tune more than anything I’ve heard from the band so far. I’ll be buying this one.
Download: Golden Triangle – Cold Bones [MP3]
Long have I followed the rise of Sweden’s The Mary Onettes. Ever since I first got a hold of their self-titled debut, I’ve been hooked on their wintery pop sounds. Their last record, Islands, ran in my stereo for months, and now the band are bringing a new 7″ to us all for Record Store Day. If you can’t get your hands on one, then you better just get the digital version, as this band continues to impress. Here’s the new tune titled “The Night Before the Funeral;” it’s one of the best songs I think the band have written to date.
Download: The Mary Onettes – The Night Before the Funeral [MP3]
Emo’s on Tuesday night has a nice little lineup of up and coming talent featuring Temper Trap and Kissaway Trail. Can’t say I’m the biggest fan of TT, but Kissaway Trail got a lot of great buzz behind them during SXSW. Plus, what else are you really doing on a Tuesday? And hear ya go ladies, I’m finally posting this Temper Trap song you’ve been begging for.
Download: Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition [MP3]
Gotta say, that first track “Drunk Girls” we posted from LCD Soundsystem’s upcoming LP wasn’t really doing much for me. This new jam “I Can Change” is however starting the hype machine back up for Mr. Murphy’s new joint. It sounds a little like the best material from last effort Sound of Silver; albeit a bit more slowed down. LCD Soundsystem’s new LP This is Happening will hit stores on May 18th.
Download: LCD Soundsystem – I Can Change [MP3]
Kill Rock Stars record label are jumping on board the free online sampler band wagon this week with one of their very own digital offerings full of some tasty music. Older tunes from Elliot Smith and The Decemberists are mixed in with newer stuff The Thermals and Horse Feathers. With 21 tracks in all, a download is definitely worth your time. This top song from last year, brought to you by The Thermals, is one of many jams on the sampler.
Download: The Thermals – Now We Can See [MP3]
Adult Swim’s Block Party tour is stopping through town on Sunday at Emo’s. The lineup for the show features sets by The Fiery Furnaces and locals Bright Light Social Hour. You’ll also get games, giveaways, free stuff, and word of a possible clown appearance. More info can be found on that crazy lookin’ flyer.
Download: The Fiery Furnaces – The End Is Near [MP3]
Easily one of my most overlooked releases from last year would have to be Deer Tick’s indie-country album Born on Flag Day. Well now the boys are back with new album The Black Dirt Sessions set for release on June 8th via Partisan Records. Slow burner single from the upcoming record “20 Miles” can be found below. It’s indicating to me that this band is ready to deliver a much more polished and focused sound. They all growed up!
Download: Deer Tick – 20 Miles [MP3]
Unless you’re currently brain dead, you better be making a point to go see Yeasayer at one of their much anticipated shows this weekend. Since I am currently gainfully employed with an early wake up time, I’ll be heading out on Saturday. Now I know some of you people may be gettin’ all hot for that Vampire Weekend show, but let’s be straight here, Yeasayer is a killer live act you can’t pass up. Be smart. Opening support on both nights will be provided by buzz band Javelin. If I haven’t sold you yet, check out their latest single “Ambling Alp” and tell me that doesn’t do it for ya.
Download: Yeasayer – Ambling Alp [MP3]
You’ve probably never heard of Klaus & Kinski, and that’s okay, as I don’t really think too many people have. I’ve been tracking the Spanish group since their last album, and now that they’ve got new tunes coming out on their new record, Tierra, Tragalos , I really wanted to share them with you. If it weren’t for the fact that the band sings in Spanish, you’d probably find them right alongside a group like The Postmarks. This song is all about not wanting to college, and you should trust us, as RayRay teaches Spanish.
Download: Klaus & Kinski – Mamá, No Quiero Ir Al Colegio [MP3]