Sometimes, you find a solid indie rock jam that made its way into the blogosphere a few days ago, but is just too tasty not to share. So if you’re like me and are a little behind the times, I’d like to take a moment to introduce you to QTY, a group out of New York who are about to release their debut album on Dirty Hit on December 8. The track they’ve recently released is called “Cold Nights” and it’s an infectious pop/rock song. The guitar part is cutty, chipping its way through the number, while the vocals are classic indie rock, leading to a catchy chorus you won’t soon forget. Check it out below.
Just when I thought Egghunt Records couldn’t deliver me anymore badass new albums, they do it once again with a new release from Delaware based artist Grace Vonderkuhn. Her new single is called “Worry” and appears on her brand new album coming in February. The track is a rocking one with some clear sounds similar to fellow lady rockers like Screaming Females or gents like Ted Leo. A couple of comparisons like that must let you know that Mrs. Vonderkuhn receives the ATH seal of approval.
Reveries will be available on February 23rd via Egghunt Records.
It’s always nice to hear from old friends in bands when you weren’t sure if they’d parted ways with the music game. Today my rekindled musical relationships comes by way of old pal Justice McLellan who formerly fronted the Canada based outfit Ruby Coast. If you don’t remember those guys, they played an ATH SXSW showcase for us many many moons ago. Well now Justice is working on a new project called Blue J and he just sent us over this nice new track “Early Show”. It’s definitely a hushed beauty sort of song built beautifully over a multitude of layers and intricate sounds. We’ll be sure to share more as we know more.
Sometimes we can all use a little bit of feel good indie pop music with dashes of garage rock right? If that sounds like your sort of bag, this new single “Godot” from Dallas based Kyoto Lo-Fi should be right up your alley. Imagine if you will a band mixing some vocal and guitar elements of The Strokes with pop tendencies like Devo. Fans of the sound can check out more music from our Texas friends over on their bandcamp page.
Sometimes you just need some solid UK based Indie Rock.
For fans of: Elbow, The National
Cavalry is a band from Liverpool that takes in a ton of what I like about a well-crafted indie tune. They have an EP out today available to preview in the streaming world to listen to, use this thing called a hyperlink, via Fierce Panda called See The Night Perform. The EP was produced by Darren Jones how previously worked with The Last Shadow Puppets and you can pick that out in this track called “Heresy”.
According to the band profile, Document is a post punk band out of Tel Aviv, hence the title. But upon first listen, I got tinges pop jammy fun lying just beneath the surface. I like these kinds of fusion. I also like highlighting music that is being created all over the place, an ATH specialty (I think we all may need to move to Australia or Scandinavia soon based on our current penchant for jams/electronics from both locales).
Back to Document, they are self-releasing an LP on 12/8 called The Void Repeats, as independent as it gets, which you can stream here. Preview the opening track track below…
Our friends in Tres Oui (remember when we put out their EP this year) are moving up the label chain, landing over on Shrimper for the release of their debut LP, Poised to Flourish. Today the band dropped the first single, which is one of the liver favorites for me. Tight drumming opens way for the angling guitar lines and Nate’s warm vocals to calmly ride the wave created by guitarist Stevsie Garcia. Bouncing grooves, infectious hooks and enough energy to keep your feet tapping throughout. Look for the LP on February 9th of next year.
Seattle duo Ravennas have been making music together since grade school, but they’re just now popping on our radar with this brilliant little single, produced by DoM. The production duties are important here, as the structure of the song is seemingly fit for bedroom pop, but this song moves beyond those limits. Verses are cooly covered in the dense wash of the song, with the chorus built for euphoric eruption by the listener. Personally, I love the way the song drifts to a close, capturing the dreamy element in the best way possible. Look for more from this promising duo in the near future.
Admittedly, my musical tastes are always all over the place, so it’s great when I can find a solid rock n’ roll tune to turn up, such as the latest tune from Courters. While the vocals have this natural rasp, the guitar work behind walks a fine line between garage rock distortion and clean post-punk lines; it ends in a chaotic sputter, carefully wrapping up the tune. The group are releasing a split 12″ with their Boston pals, The Dazies, titled Seen a Ghost, which comes out next week!
Wind Mile reached out to me the other day with a brief story of their move from France to Norway; they also offered up this new ditty they’ve crafted together. You’ll find the tune rather infectious, with bouncing rhythms similar to what we heard from The Drums on their first run through the media circus. That being said, Marie has a penchant for dreamy vocal stylings. It’s a song filled with lots of promise, and a hook that makes it something you’ll return to throughout the next few days.