One More From Suburban Living

Look, Nathan and I have really been looking forward to this new Suburban Living album coming out next month, so much so, that it seems appropriate to share yet another new tune from the LP. This one, called “Dirt”, is a bit of a slow brooding, more synth heavy number when compared to some of the brighter, guitar driven sounds we’ve grown to love from the band. The brightness is still there, but maybe just a bit more subtle and further back in the mix. Needless to say, we think you should be picking up How to Be Human when it drops on August 28th via Egghunt Records.

Suburban Living Share Glow

RayRay and I have always been backing Suburban Living, and they continue to impress as they tease us with new tunes from their forthcoming LP, How to Be Human. They’ve created dreamy discord to open up the song, stretching almost to the minute mark before the vocals come in soothingly. As you get lost in the melody, it seems to coat the post-industrial new wave, adding warmth to the sterility of those drifting notes and buzzsaw guitars that come in the song’s second musical interlude. This really feels like the band’s flexing their creativity and musical muscle, and I couldn’t be happier; we’ll have to wait until August, however, as that’s the due date for their new LP on Egghunt Records.

Welcome Back Lazyeyes

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.

Grace Vonderkuhn Will Rock This Joint

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.

Jangly Pop From Feral Conservatives

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!

More From Doll Baby

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.

Nice Pop Number From Little Coyote

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.

Another Gem From Minor Poet

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.

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You Should Check Out Big Baby

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.

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Anthemic Rocker From Avers

unnamed (2)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.

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