Late last week, Captured Tracks, one of our favorite labels, let word slip that they would be releasing the full length album by Florida band The Jameses. No date on that yet, but you can order the band’s self-released 7″ now, which features the track “The Haunted Rider.” This jam was kicking around my house all weekend; it’s got a bit of that hollow vocal soundtrack, giving a distant feel, but positioned next to the melody, it provide a sublime listening reaction. Give it a try folks.
Download: The Jameses – The Haunted Rider [MP3]
After SXSW we brought you news of one of our favorites, Beach Fossils. At the time, they only had a 7″ and an Insound session, but now we’ve got more to offer you. Their self-titled album will be in stores on May 25th via Captured Tracks. This sneak peak has a lot more of a lo-fi tendency than I remembered live, but those pounding drums that one me over are very evident. All in all, this should definitely be an album full of consistently good jams.
Download: Beach Fossils – Youth [MP3]
Blank Dogs is the project of Mike Sniper, and while much is unknown, the guy likes to put out a fair amount of material. Speaking of new material, he’s got a new 12″ coming out titled Phrases, which should be in stores real soon (slow vinyl production) according to Captured Tracks. Having listened to several tracks, the vocals are a little bit more clear than they were on Under and Under, his last full-length. This tune shows Blank Dogs delving into the darkness of nostalgic dance pop, with a touch of oddball artistry. It takes a bit to kick in completely, so stay with it.
Download: Blank Dogs – Heat & Depression [MP3]
As we eagerly await the release of their new EP August in Mind next month, San Fran band The Fresh & Onlys dropped this new track our way yesterday. The new song “Diamond in the Dark” will appear on the bands upcoming EP out next week on Captured Tracks. You like?
Download: The Fresh And Onlys – Diamond In The Dark [MP3]