If you didn’t check out the site this week, I’ve been big on posting upbeat, high energy tracks to break out of my normal sad bastard vibe. Continuing my new vibe is Toronto based outfit Little Junior with their new song “Buzz Off”. Seriously, this track is just about as perfect you can get in the pop/punk genre while keeping a slight bit of edge to the sound. It’s like if Weezer still wrote good songs!
Little Junior will release new LP Hi on May 11th via Grand Jury Music.
Monk Parker‘s probably one of Austin’s best kept secrets, though I hope it doesn’t stay that way, especially after hearing this brand new single. It falls in the world where Clem Snide and Jeff Mangum end upwriting true Western ballads. The musical accompaniment is truly leaps and bounds above other like-minded acts, and there’s this fragility in Parker’s voice that fits perfectly into the genre of balladeers. I feel like this is one of those songs that will leave a mark on your soul, haunting you in the way only the best music can. Give it a listen, and stay tuned for Crown of Sparrows on August 4th via Grand Jury.
Mothers, from Athens, Georgia, have released a new video for the single, “Copper Mines” off their debut albumWhen You Walk a Long Distance You Are Tired, that came out earlier this year onGrand Jury Music. If you haven’t already familiarized yourself with their indie rock that sways in a folksy direction, you should start with the video below. The track is a groovy, laid back tune that features meandering guitar riffs and the lush vocals of front ladyKristine Leschper. Take a listen and be sure to watch what appears to be a wisdom-teeth-high video below.