In what’s shaping up to be a really great year for Austin musicians, Alex Napping is one of those acts that’s high up on our list, at least in so far as esteem goes. Today the band released another single from their forthcoming Mise en Place, which will be released via Father Daughter Records in May. While the casual indie rock sound of this track is in line with what we know from the band, I think the quality of Alex’s voice is what’s really standing out here; it almost seems like she’s singing on the cusp of every breath she releases. I like the slight tonal twist when she offers the lines “I can dream all night.” Give it a listen, and add the group to one of Austin’s great exports.
If you’re seeking solace in music this week, and even more so today, then perhaps listening to this new track from Vagabon will help you out. It’s a gently drifting number, carefully employing the picking of guitar to serve as the background for the vocal performance. As the song unfolds samples are placed behind the guitar, adding a deeper texture, yet your focus remains on the quality of the voice. Listen for the emphatic punch at the end, and if this grabs your eats, then look for Infinite Worlds out on Father Daughter Records late next February.
It’s a nice day for some explosive and raucous indie rock music. Right? Well our genre bender today is called “Plant” and comes by way of Philly based rock band Doubles. This one is all about the build up you feel for about a minute and a half which turns into an all out rock fest after that. It hits.
Doubles will be working on a new album coming soon! For now, enjoy this jam today.
The guitars on this new Sat Nite Duets track encourage the listener to scurry quickly about; it’s almost punk rock, but only mostly in style. The lyrical delivery and the song’s overall steer the band away from that, building an emphatic party track. Now, I mean that in the sense that you can envision the band rocking this out in a living room surrounded by everyone they love; there’s something delightfully playful that just begs you to turn up and let go. This is just another friendly reminder that Air Guitar will be out on September 16th via Father Daughter Records.
I was really bummed when The Shes called it quits, but I’ve beenexcited by the new project formed out of the ashes, Plush. The band is working withFather Daughter Records, and this new video sets up the scene for a continuation of great sounds. For most part, the song walks that line of ethereal dream pop, floating along casually. But, as the song furthers itself, you’ll hear some sonic exploration, such as extra distortion and crashing percussive elements. The band employs all sorts of sounds on their recent Please EP…which is available now. Also, look for the band to do a run down the East Coast starting this week.
It takes a lot to come out with a track that doesn’t fit in anywhere, yet appeals to everyone; I got that vibe when I played this Sat. Nite Duets tune for the first time. For the most part, the track takes on a somber bone, accented by the quivering vocal performance. But, there are beautiful voices out there, so in order to build upon that, the band have included bits of sax and strings to surround the voice as it enters your ears. Their album Air Guitar will be released by Father Daughter Records on September 16th, giving us all something more than your average fare to enjoy.
Better start off today right, and seems like that’s probably best done if you get into this new track from Sat. Night Duets. Seems part casualindie rock, in the vein of Silver Jews, but part classic country-infused rock seeping through the pores. There’s just something in the vocal tones that grabs me; it’s a pretty deep tone, but sung with such calm that I find myself enchanted. The Milwaukee group are set to release their brand new record, Air Guitar, on September 16th via Father Daughter Records.
I’ve spent quite a bit of time with the Attic Basement album, Dream News, as of late. I think this songis one of those unassuming gems that’s hiding on the record. It’s got an intricate, almost math-rock, manner of guitar playing; it almost sounds like Television at times. The lyrical delivery is relaxed, almost delivered haphazardly over the band’s musical output. There’s some distinctive changes within this record, and this song is just an example of the variance in sound you’ll find when you pick up your copy of the new LP. It’s going to be released by Father Daughter Records on May 27th.
Just a bit ago we tossed up a relatively new track from Attic Abasement, and I’m going out to say that I’m even more attached to this new tune. There’s some old school indifference to polished vocals, capturing every inflection as the music works its way behind. In a weird way, it sort of sounds like Cult of Youth, minus that whole shanty thing; it holds onto a punk ethos, yet still enchants your everyman. Their new LP, Dream News, will be out on May 27th via Father/Daughter Records.
Some songs spread like wildfire, going all over the Internet. I usually ignore those, as who needs another voice shouting into the void, but in the case of Attic Basement, I can’t hold back. This lead single from their forthcoming record sounds a bit like Pavement, but it’s filled with these little imperfections, such as the stretch of the vocal pitch at times. But, in that, it’s successful, reminding of us of purely passionate music being poured out on the stage. You can feel this song. That means the most. Their new LP Dream News will be out via Father Daughter on May 27th.