You know by now that I’m super into the Finnish scene, right? Well, I owe that entirely to my friend Nick, who at one point worked with Gim Kordon on his own Soliti label. But, the band’s own Aleksi has started a new label titled All That Plazz, who will be releasing future music from GK…for now they’re teasing that with a new single. This has a great 90s college rock feel to it, kind of hints at scuzzy, but plays a bigger role with a huge pop sensibility; its the sort of sound that wouldn’t be far out of line with a Merge or Sub Pop, particularly in the late 90s…so you know everyone here is on board. We’ll keep you posted on more, but just wanted to have you dip your toes in some jams from overseas.
Little is known about Toronto based musician Jacqueline Tucci at this point since she is brand new to world of online music. She’s so new to the scene in fact that this new single called “Fear” is actually her debut of original material. Exciting! It’s a rather bass heavy, raw, and emotionally driven track with honest lyrics and well timed drums and guitars. It’s a truly promising debut from this young artists. Stay tuned for more as we receive it and check say hi to Jacqueline on bandcamp now.
Now that we’ve emerged from the madness of festival weekends one and two, it’s time yet again to start sharing some music with you fine folks. Today I am pleased to be back in the new music world with this new song called “Oh, Wait” from Denver based outfit Eldren. It features a lovely bit of indie rock music with an Americana/folk flair akin to a band like Dr. Dog or even Foreign Born. It’s a perfect fit to improve my mood on this dark and dreary day in ATX. Enjoy.
Man I think this Seattle band Tincho is really doing something special right now and will likely be growing in fame over the coming months. The band’s soon to be released album, Home Today, will be looked upon as one of the best and most progressive full lengths of the year. Their sound takes old familiar indie rock sounds like Foreign Born or Beach Fossils, and then puts a more modern twist on things with a mature, yet energetic vibe. Don’t believe me? While you can’t get your hands on the full album just yet, today the band shared another single from the record called “Jet-Puffed Marshmallow”. It’s a stunner.
Home Today will be released on September 13th. Pre-orders are live now.
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Sometimes you just want to kick start Wednesdays with something fun and rocking; I think I always want to kick hump day off that way. So here we are with Johnny & the Man Kids; they’re playing that infectious brand of indie rock that’s build for energetic shows and emphatic performances. The vocals encourage frivolity with just the right amount of hook bopping along to the rhythm section; it almost sounds like the band grew up jamming to the Strokes. This tune appears on the You Made Me Hurt EP, which just came out courtesy of Admirable Traits Records.
I owe the entire listening experience of Shop Regulars to the Woolen Men, who made a nod to the band’s brand new EP, produced by their own Raf. It’s a weird listen, in the best way, as there’s really no way to define the group’s sound…possibly the best compliment I can give. There’s rolling sharp chords that seem almost punk-ish, though they seem a bit crunchier and spastic at times. In the vocal delivery, you get something that, to me, seems very much of the Pacific Northwest, coming across as more spoken word poetry than singing of any sort. I think “7 Winds” is currently my favorite, and perhaps one of the more exploratory pieces of indie rock I’ve come across. Go ahead, get a little off the beaten track with Shop Regulars.
It’s been one hell of a long time since I’ve heard anything from New Jersey based boys LKFFCT. Apparently over the years they’ve been honing their craft in basements and small venues all over the New Jersey and east coast area. Well today I’m pleased to be sharing this new single from the boys entitled “Anesthesia”. It’s a nice bit of indie pop music that meanders a bit between straight and easy pop music, but then hits you in the face with some crazy electric guitar solos throughout. Well done guys.
LKFFCT will release Dawn Chorus on October 6th via Sniffling Indie Kids.
Stop what you’re doing right now and check out this new tune called “Spit” from Brooklyn based outfit Abraham King. It starts a little bit slow, almost a downer to be honest, but once it drops and the heavy bass comes in, it brings something truly special. Think old school 90s indie bands like Pavement if the breaks were even heavier.
Abraham King will dropping their debut LP sometime this fall. Stay tuned.
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I used to be that guy who would delete emails or ignore posts with music videos associated with them. Not sure why, maybe it’s the low quality sound on youtube? Either way, if you haven’t noticed, I’ve come around to the medium and will definitely post great songs via video. Baltimore based band Us and Us Only has offered this great track and accompanying video called “Full Flower”. The song reminds me of David Bazan’s style if he somehow had the indie pop voice of a guy like Ezra Koenig. Dig.
Us and Us Only will release debut album Full Flower on July 14th via Topshelf Records.
D.C. based group Queue is likely unfamiliar to most of you, but after you hear new single “Frontier”, you’ll likely want to know more. The new track is a warm bit of indie rock complete with slick and shiny guitars behind a solid female vocal performance. As I make this post, I’m delving into more of the band’s back catalog on soundcloud which is proving to be surprise after surprise of tasty tunes. Stay tuned for more information on this up and comer.
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