Eion Dolan Shares Superior Fiction

Folks were saying there’s no need to post on President’s Day, but I’ve been really jamming this Eoin Dolan tune, so I’m going to post it; holidays be damned! This track would be perfect for a Monday anyways, kind of slinking its way into your listening with this subtle groove and smooth melody that works beneath the song’s surface. I love the high notes that Dolan reaches as he stretches his vocals to their limits; they’ve got the perfect curved pitch to fall back into the smoother feel of the verses. This is a smooth listening pop number to make your day just a little easier; it appears on the Superior Fiction EP. Happy President’s Day…or something.

Stream New EP From Martian Subculture

I took a liking to Limerick City based Evan O’Malley and his project known as Martian Subculture a few months ago with the release of his single “All Emotions Are Equal”. Since that time, O’Malley has dropped a few other singles in preparation for an entire EP of new material. Today we are pleased to share with you his new EP, Mars, for your streaming pleasure. I find it incredibly impressive that this is largely a one man recording with the many layers and instruments found on each track. At times you’ll find a bit of shoegaze, but also some chillwave, and some splashes of R&B here and there. Basically, the Mars EP has a little bit of something for everyone.

Striking Ballad from Tokoloshe

I woke up today wanting something reflective, something slowly moving that would have me looking back on the weekend, which is how I landed on Irish songwriter Tokoloshe. This track comes off The Ever Changing Same Old LP, which he’s recently shared. It sort of opens with this soft strum beneath his heavy vocal notes. Slowly, textural notes are built into the song, which really allows the emotional pull of the song to ebb and flow, ultimately leaves you with that thoughtfulness I alluded to earlier; that’s also matched by the fragility in the vocals that slowly unfold along the way too. Settle into your week with this number.

Playful Pop From Martian Subculture

It is yet another hot as hell day here in Austin, TX and I have yet another tune to hopefully brighten and soothe your incoming heat stroke. This new track of (ending) summer is called “All Emotions Are Equal” and comes by way of Limerick based outfit Martian Subculture. The man behind the music, Evan O’Malley, has a very Tame Impala way of doing things having record all of the musical parts on his own. What differs for me, and what I enjoy much more about this than TI, is O’Malley’s ability to create a super catchy, short pop ditty without all that disco influence. As things go, I am expecting we will all be hearing a lot more from this project in the future.

Smooth Pop Number from Eoin Dolan

You’ve got to slide nice and slow into a Wednesday, and I think this Eoin Dolan tack will do just the trick. It begins in a sort of spaced-out weirdness, though that all changes the instant Dolan sets his vocals into play. His deliver has slight hints of tropicalia mixed with a tinge of crooner; it sounds an awful lot like Dent May if he decided to get just a little weirder. The Irish songwriter has new music coming your way via 4 track EP that’s scheduled to drop on August 24th via Citog Records.

New Pop from Eoin Dolan

To be fair, I hadn’t really heard of Eoin Dolan, but since he passed me his new record last week, I’ve been spending a lot of time with it. While it’s easily defined as pop music, I’m finding it rather difficult to really pen down like-minded acts…perhaps early Ariel Pink or Mac Demarco, or maybe some of Alex G’s early home recordings. There are some really beautiful moments like “Forgotten Star,” featuring Dolan’s soaring vocal prowess, but also some wobbly pop moments like “Ella.” Anyways, Ubique is a rewarding listen from the get-go, so do yourself a favor and spend a little time here today.

Check This New Shrug Life Tune

Irish act Shrug Life have been at it for some time, though they’re just now getting around to dropping their debut full-length. Today they drop their jagged pop number “First World Problems,” a playful discussion on the trappings of modern day living. Energetic and catchy at once, it’s hard to see anyone not enjoying themselves while blasting this through their speakers. You’ll hear remnants of Weezer with a sharper edge, and whole lot of nerdiness. Turn up and tune in; they’ll release their debut on September 29th via Jigsaw Records and Little L.

Pure Joy from No Monster Club

NMC_SLEEVE_PICThere’s a genre of music that’s undefined. That sort, like this new No Monster Club, doesn’t ask that you put it carefully in a box; instead, it begs you let your walls down and immerse yourself in pure enjoyment. For starters, you won’t find this new tune as your regular run-of-the-mill sort, so that’s already a bonus. Ultimately, you’re just going to leave your listening experience with a smile upon your face and enough inner joy to carry you through the rest of your day. The heralded Irish act is set to release their first ever Stateside EP via Emotional Response on September 16th…Pre-orders HERE.

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Buy This Debutantes 7″ from Emotional Response

11020761_10153147013484577_8079677916334810216_nThe two sides of this new 7″ from the Debutantes are pretty brilliant, yet completely distinct in their respective sounds. The A Side “Adams Apples” is the punishing bit of noise rock with an underlying current of pop sensibility, and very likely to break through your speakers…in a really good way.  The flip side has “Kids,” which is a much softer look at the Irish act. This song stays true to the historical undercurrent of indiepop, though the recording has this endearing distortion to it, so as not to be too shimmering.  The 7″ just came out from the really awesome folks over at Emotional Response, so you can grab yourself a copy of it right HERE. Oh, and if you order it now, it comes with a 4 song download that makes up the band’s debut EP.

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ATH & ACL Interview: The Wans

WansYou can almost smell it in the air can’t you?  That’s right folks, ACL is just a mere week away and ATH is once again pumped for the fun and debauchery.  Today I’m excited to share with you an interview I did recently with Nashville based rock band The Wans.  They’re playing ACL, and we’re pumped to welcome them to town.  Follow the jump for full interview.

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