I was doing some Internet browsing last night, as it has been rather a slow week for new music creeping up, and I came upon this gem run the other day on IGIF. This tune comes from Flordians, Isle, who’ve crafted this spectacular dream pop gem that’s really won me over. The only thing sad about this tune is that its the only one the group have available at the moment, but if they’re taking their time to craft majestic slow pop tunes like the one featured below, then I’ll wait patiently for more special goodness.
Download:Isle – Bayview [MP3]
I generally try not to take too much stuff from other sites, preferring to do the research work on my own, but I couldn’t resist when I heard this song over at IGIF. The group’s name is Night Panther. There’s not too much info on the group, other than the fact that they’re from Pennsylvania, but what’s more important is this hit. Only one song is floating along, and it’s enough for me to fawn over the band like some teenage cool kid. There’s an effortless bounce, an essence of cool and just a central hook that I can’t get out of my head. Enjoy this one folks.
Download: Night Panther – Snudge [MP3]
Sometimes in order to run this site, I have to seek out things other than my inbox (and other than P4k or Stereogum), so I often hit up various site, like I Guess I’m Floating; that’s where I found this wonderful new song from Silver Firs. There’s more of a haunting indie rock chant associated with this song, rather than actualy lyrics, but the mood of the music is quite affecting. You can find this jam, and more, when you pick up the self-titled album from this Swiss group. It’s a casual number, but one that I hope you enjoy.
Download: Silver Firs – Away We Go [MP3]
I first encountered Francisco the Man awhile back, but had totally forgotten about him until the great blog I Guess I’m Floating posted a track from the new single by the group from Los Angeles. But, in checking in, I discovered he’d also posted a couple of new jams to go along with the single, one that you can only get via Soundcloud (or here). For me, listening to this sort of reminds me of listening to Ducktails; it’s got carefully crafted pop/folk tunes, yet there’s these ambient noises coating the music, giving it this distant quality that I completely enjoy. Just listen to these two tracks and pretend like you’re not excited by the music; I dare you.
Download:Francisco the Man – Tiger [MP3]
Download:Francisco the Man – Broken Arrows [MP3]