Posts Tagged ‘burger records’

Coromandelles Write Pop Music

cormondellesIt’s probably pretty clear that I’m obsessed with all things Tijuana Panthers, so when I realized that Coromandelles was a supergroup of sorts, fronted by Dan from TP, I of course got in on the party. However, there’s definitely a distinct difference, both stylistically and in the recording process. For me, it seems like the natural evolution of pop music in the last five or so years…taking on the garage/surf aesthetic and applying it to the swelling combination of harmonies and melody. It’s sort of like your favorite Cali garage bands doing their take on the Polyphonic Spree…minus the whole cult thing. The group release Late Bloomer’s Bloomers on October 20th via Porch Party Records.

I’m a Big Shrouded Strangers Fan

10671270_715327151885928_1845651530695625279_nI’ve always jammed to Shrouded Strangers, so of course new material means new mass consumption, on my part.  But, the band just put up the closing track to their latest release, Teleport Beach.  I love the way the tune opens up with this hazy psychedelic stomp; if it kept up with that style alone it would get a lot of love, period. But, the band completely switches positions and styles, turning the track into a charming saloon style boogie with some help from their friends like Nikki West. You can grab the cassette on August 28th from Burger Records!

Boogarins Are Back

boogarinsTraditionally, I wouldn’t post a lyric video…but seeing as this song isn’t available any other way yet and it’s in Portuguese, it might just require such a post.  Well, there’s that and the fact that I really enjoy the work that Boogarins have been doing…this new jam included.  You’ll definitely hear moments of the band’s exploratory psych tendencies, but I also like the art-pop moment that comes from the line “that will not let me see the sun/they will not let me see the sun;” it’s possibly my favorite moment on the track.  Their new LP, Manual, will be available on October 30th via Other Music/Burger Records.

Quirky 50’s Inspired Indie Rock From Summer Twins

11289600_10153347140259210_4601142706655711543_oEveryone knows every good indie rock song can be made even better with twee organ sound running through the whole thing, and Summer Twins are on that same train of thought. “Demons,” the single below, comes off of their upcoming record Limbo, and it’s a blast and a half of a tune. The LA based group gives you 50’s style vocal harmonies with harken to the girl group aesthetic of that time, but then the guitars have a bit of snarl and psychedelic buzz to them. Take a listen and get ready for Limbo out October 2nd on Burger Records.


ATH Premiere: Grape St. Ready New Album

IMG_1455You know we love our boys in Grape St, and we’re excited to share a brand new tune from their fresh new album, Wallpaper.  This latest single displays Curtis’ further progression in songwriting, moving further away from his old group Harlem and into territory dominated by an incredible knack for pop sensibility. It seems like every song on this new record is built for a huge sing-a-long with your friends…but with a little style and flare.  You’ll be able to grab the new record from Burger Records this October; it might just be his best work to date…and be sure to catch the band’s first LP A Date with You, HERE.

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Have A Nice Weekend

Liz Caruana PhotographyOne of my favorite throwback jams is Spandau Ballet‘s “Long Story Short“. It is a timeless track for me that set a tone for the New Romanticism scene that inspired so many great bands, either to pick up a synth or to leave it behind. Stylish and warmer, the sound was a pillar for the 80’s British Invasion.

For whatever reason, the HANW track I am sharing today reminds me of a mix of that Spandau track run head on into the best of Bloc Party in a stripped down jam; a bass line that walks up and down and guitars that are jangly and layered. The band is a three-piece called Dirty Ghosts and they call San Francisco home. The track is called “Cataract” and is the first single and title track of an EP being released today on Burger Records, so look for it when you head out for record collecting after work. A full length is due in the fall on Last Gang.

More New Jaill

jaillPretty sure there’s never a bad time to listen to Jaill, especially when it’s another brand new song from the group’s forthcoming album, Brain Cream. I will say, that the band are definitely displaying some growth on this single, having broadened the sound by taking their sound and adding to that with a wash of excellent supporting instruments.  It has the spirit of old Jaill, but you get the feeling that this is the sort of tune that could be played with a grand string arrangement behind it, propelling the band further into a world that I adore. Still, it’s got that swagger beneath, and the brevity will have you rushing back to play it again. Look for it on Burger Records on June 30th.

Dreamy Pop from Part Time

parttI sure hope that Part Time doesn’t end up being one of those bands that everyone adores, yet everyone overlooks.  I’ve mentioned before that I always appreciate the ability of David Loca to work in varying styles into his albums, and it looks here that he’s got a bedroom dream pop track ready to fit into the listening experience for you.  You can just hear those twinkling synth touches working their way around the guitar chords; it’s the sort of music that probably filled many a college dorm room in the 80s…yet it fits perfectly into the modern landscape. Look for Virgo’s Maze to pop up in a few weeks via Burger Records.

Jaill Now Working with Burger Records

jaillI loved the records that Jaill put out on Sub Pop Records, but the group’s moving on, agreeing to work with Burger Records for their brand new LP.  It’s interesting seeing the growth of the band over the past several LPs; they get catchier with each album, making it hard for any music fan to turn their head away. There’s still some kicking riffs here to get your amped up, stomping or bouncing around your cubicle (bedroom, whatever).  I hear a slight hint of Dan B from Destroyer in the vocals, which is never a bad thing for us here at the office. Look for Brain Cream to be released by the label on June 30th.

New Part Time Track

parttimeOne of the reasons I love listening to Part Time so much is that while there’s a consistent sound, there’s always some differentiation on his albums.  This new track has a Cali feel, which isn’t surprising considering his current location. The vocals on the track are a little bit hidden between the mix, but the melody that exists below is strong enough to make the song a standout, nonetheless.  Virgo’s Maze is the new album title, and it should definitely provide a nice mix of hit after hit; look for the record to be released on June 16th via Burger Records.

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