It’s possible that you might have missed the new Color Waves LP over the weekend, but my goal this week has been to bounce back on some great releases I’ve been in love with on my end. It’s actually been 5 years since I’ve heard anything from this outfit…that was their lone 7″ on Cloudberry Records in 2015. I’d love to cram this down your throat as an indiepop staple for 2020, but to be fair, it feels like so much more, like a pop tree branching out to tickle the various sub-genres. For a great deal, they remind me an awful lot of the Lucksmiths, using these jangling guitar notes in a more slower fashion, dragging every last drop of melody from each note, letting harmonics float into the ether. It feels like a fireside record where you can curl up with someone you love and share in the simple joys of a truly great LP. The Color Waves is available now in all the usual spots! It should also say something that Jeremy Jensen of The Very Most (who I covered yesterday) bought this album! You know what to do!
Hey it’s Friday so let’s go into the weekend with some fun rock music to jam out too and take away our worries about the sad state we are in. Well you need look no further than this upbeat number, “September”, from the Buffalo based outfit Del Paxton. It’s certainly a throwback themed number harkening back to bands like The Promise Ring, or maybe even GUK. However you want to take it, hopefully it offers you some enjoyment today.
This tune appear on a new 3 song EP entitled September, Bedtime, Ontario out on August 19th.
In keeping with my theme of trying to simplify things here, I present to you this new single called “Friday Afternoon” from Buffalo, NY based The Tins. It’s a simple pop number with a very repetitive feel and a bit of meandering guitar throughout the track. The chorus here also drops in nicely to break up the melodic acoustic guitar bits driving the song. Easy to like.
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I feel like you all should already be familiar with Toro Y Moi, but on the off chance that you aren’t, or perhaps forgot that this gentleman will be gracing our presence shortly at Fun Fun Fun Fest, I thought I would remind you just what we have to look forward to. Toro Y Moi, or Chaz Bundick, has carved out a name for himself over the past five years with his groovy pop tunes with heavy psych influences. His music will be perfect for the festival setting– light enough to dance to in the sunshine, but grounded enough to hold your attention. Listen to “Buffalo” below off of his most recent release, What For? and be sure to check out the swirling and quirky psych pop from Toro Y Moi at 4:45 Friday on the Orange Stage, or a DJ set from the gentleman (Les Sins) over at Vulcan Gas Company at 11:45 Friday night.
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It doesn’t take too much to get me hooked on indie pop; I like casual melodies and simple hooks. When I got this new track from The Tins, I definitely got that anxious indie pop feeling…somewhere between The Shins and Avi Buffalo. It’s perfect tunes to give you that longing feeling as you look out your window onto a bright sunny day. This is from their Life’s a Gas album, and it’s really got me in the mood to get outside and play. There’s an innocence throughout the album that’s refreshing, and honestly, it’s sort of like when the Shins changed my life.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/11-Whiteout.mp3]
Download: The Tins – Whiteout [MP3]
Here’s a new song called “10,000” that was just sent our way from Buffalo, NY band Son of the Sun. It’s a simple pop tune that makes me think of fellow indie rock bands that I’m currently drawing a blank on for names right now (little help?). Regardless of who you can compare the guys to, the song is a fun listen and I hope you enjoy. A new EP Almost Not There is said to be available from the band July 26th.[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/02-10000.mp3]
Download: Son of the Sun – 10,000 [MP3]