Man it’s been a bit since we’ve heard anything from the Brooklyn based, ATH favorite band Lazyeyes. As usual, I say things like that to explain my excitement for the band when I’m sent some new music after a small hiatus. So join in my excitement will you and check out this sweet new song “Echoes” from our old friends in Lazyeyes. The song blends a really great shoegaze/dream pop sound with a very nice dose of new wave to keep things interesting. This is one of the better songs I’ve heard this month. No doubt.
Lazyeyes will release Echoes on June 15th via Egghunt Records.
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.
Some of you are probably saying, “man is this guy in love with Egghunt Records or what?”. Maybe I am, but it’s super easy to like the label when they are pumping out so many quality releases lately. Today I’m sharing this new track “Angels” from new label members Feral Conservatives. It’s a really bright bit of pop music with some clean and provocative female vocals provided by Rashie Rosenfarb. Think Cruiserweight if they toned down the pop punk vibe a little bit.
Feral Conservatives will drop new album Better Lives on November 3rd via Egghunt Records. Pre-order that thing now!
As the month presses on, I am finding myself more and more a fan of Richmond based band Doll Baby. Already I posted the loud and raucous single “Alive”, which was a welcome introduction to the young upstarts. Now I’m hoping you’ll enjoy the band in a bit more of a mellow state with this new single “Softee”. It’s hard for me to put into words how much I love the vocal delivery of leading lady Julie Storey. She has this angry sort of restraint which is turned up and delivered with tons of growl and grit always at the perfect time. Sort of like a modern day Courtney Love if you will.
Doll Baby will drop The Hell Block EP on October 13th via Egghunt Records.
Ah yes, we have finally made it to the middle of the week and the weekend is in sight. Helping us celebrate our hump day today is Toronto based Little Coyote and their promising new track “Medicine”. When I first heard the song, I was immediately attracted to the driving, almost yearning sound of the song. It has this weird sense of urgency building throughout while still showing a calm and tight production effort.
Little Coyote will release The Trouble With Teeth on October 13th. Pre-order that shiz now.
Way back in March I was very excited to discover new Richmond based artist Andrew Carter and his project known as Minor Poet. Well as promised back then, I’d be sharing more new music as it came my way. Today we’ve got this great new track called “Judith Beheading Holofernes” for your eagerly awaiting ears. Once again we are treated to a beautiful, lo-fi pop number worthy of multiple spins.
A self-titled debut album will be coming from Minor Poet on August 25th via Egghunt Records.
Right around this time last year I shared some news about indie pop masters Young Scum from Richmond, VA. Since then, I’ve heard very little from the band, and assumed maybe they had called it quits. As it turns out, not to be so, as the guys reformed under the new name Big Baby. Their new project already has an albums worth of material and they sent me over an exclusive preview via recently released single “Not That”. Once again we are treated to some of the most delightful and memorable indie pop currently being released. If you dig it, new album Sour Patch is currently available on their bandcamp page.
Richmond based rock band Avers caught my ear last month and I’ve been jamming their tunes since then. Today I have for you what might be my favorite song of the band yet with this new single “Insects”. Upon initial listening, I was reminded heavily of indie rockers like Nada Surf. It meanders a bit at first and slowly builds into a truly powerful and anthemic song.
Omega/Whatever is due out July 29th via EggHunt Records.
Richmond based rockers Avers have dropped a few singles recently, but none as high in quality as this new one “Santa Anna”. For starters, I told you guys yesterday that I’d be filling your summer playlist this week and here’s yet another one to add to the list. This one is a summer driving rock n roll song reminiscent of lo-fi indie rock bands like Warm Soda. I just added it to my summer playlist and I recommend you do the same.
Avers will drop Omega/Whatever on July 29th via Egghunt Records.
It’s a beautiful Monday here in Austin so why not move along with your day by jamming some bright and fun indie pop music? This one called “Something” by Richmond based group Manatree is exactly what I had in mind. This is easy to listen to pop music that’s sure to make your drab Monday a little better.
Manatree have their self-titled album coming out on July 31st via EggHunt Records.