Wimps Return with Poppy Rocker

You imagine folks get bored playing the same old sound, which is great for Wimps, as the band continue to evolve sonically. They’ve just recently announced they’ll be releasing Garbage People via Kill Rock Stars this summer, and our first listen still has the band brandishing their same frantic rock sound…though they’ve turned up the infectiousness quite a bit. Rachel’s voice naturally grabs the listener on this track while the guitar work pushes the song forward emphatically…and in the end it almost feels like we’re spinning out of control, until they settle in to close the song out. The new record will be released on July 13th, so mark your calendar for something fun!

Wimps Hit a Home Run with New Single

wimpsI’m pretty sure that Wimps wrote this great new tune while thinking of me, or maybe you. The music itself is pretty straightforward, feeding listeners some solid riffs with a catchy ring to them. But, the lyrical content is where I connect the most. My interpretation is that the “old guy” mentioned in the song is disgruntled at having constantly being seen as the old guy at the party with all the answers. Now, I might not know exactly what they mean, but I definitely feel like the old dude at some of the shows we go to. It’s not a complaint for me so much as it is that everyone just stares at the “old guy” in the corner; I’m that old guy. Sorry for creeping everyone out. Still, the song’s great, period. It appears on the band’s new album, Suitcase, which has a November 13th release via Kill Rock Stars

Hear Another New Single from Wimps

wimpsListening to this new single from Wimps, I’m pretty convinced they need a larger stage in the indie realm. Their latest single, “Suitcase,” is a splendid piece of propulsive punk rock, fueled by incredible guitar work and a bit of ramshackle percussion. It’s reminiscent of the work by Parquet Courts, though I think this one has a ton more attitude and punch than their contemporaries. Could this be the year when Wimps break into the ears of the masses? I sure hope so. Look for their new album, Suitcase, to hit on November 13th via Kill Rock Stars.

More Love for the Wimps

wimpsAs you get ready to pick up the new EP from the Wimps, I figured I’d toss out another tune that’s been out for a week or so…just to further encourage your good tastes.  While this quick little jaunt runs at just under 2 minutes, there’s plenty music in here for you to enjoy.  Personally, I love the fact that the three piece seems to really have narrowed their focus in the songwriting, as their new tunes sound infinitely more powerful and direct than their earlier work…though that was enjoyable in an entirely different delight. It’s just nice to see a good band grow and still charm you…so without further adieu. Kill Rock Stars is handling this release…for this Friday!

Wimps Sign to Kill Rock Stars

wimpsNew of the Wimps signing with Kill Rock Stars is both a good thing and a bad thing.  It means they’re leaving their label End of Time Records, who we love (sad), but they moved onto a larger stage with KRS (good).  Ultimately, this just means they’ve now got a larger platform for their jittering punk rock, known for rapturous live shows and albums of exuberance.  They’ll be releasing the Super Me EP, and this first single definitely highlights the band’s sound, filled with bouncing rhythms and just enough angst to make you feel young. Give it a listen and look for the EP on August 7th.

New Rock n Roll From Kinski

Sometimes I don’t get enough credit around here for liking to rock just as much as everyone else.  Sure I tend to have tastes that jump all over the place, but I also can appreciate a great rock n roll number when I hear one.  This new song “Conflict Free Diamonds” from underrated veteran rock outfit Kinski is definitely worthy of receiving that great rock song tag.  Me gusta mucho.

After a long 6 year delay, the band have a new album entitled Cosy Moments due out April 2nd via Kill Rock Stars.

New Single from Forbidden Friends (Hutch of the Thermals)

As a long time fan of the Thermals, I’ll always be dedicated to anything that’s associated with the band.  Luckily for me, and for you as well, Hutch never really writes a bad song.  His new solo project, Forbidden Friends just released a the new Totally Low 7″ on Kill Rock Stars, and it’s been playing on my turntable all night long.  It might not have the sharp edge of the Thermals, but you can hear the backbone in there.  His voice is always has a special place in my heart, which is perhaps the reason why I’m so attracted to the simplicity he’s revealed with this new project.  Go get your hands on the single today!

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Download: Forbidden Friends – Totally_Low [MP3]

More New Music From Milagres

After sharing new track “Glowing Mouth” a couple weeks ago, we have another new song from Milagres off their upcoming album.  This new song “Here to Stay” is another electro-pop jam that’s catchy enough for your summer pool party or your drive across the U.S.  As previously mentioned, the new album from Milagres Glowing Mouth will be available on September 13th from Kill Rock Stars.

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Download: Milagres – Here to Stay [MP3]

New Song from Milagres

The hit making city has struck again! Brooklyn churns out more than its share of music, and Milagres is one of those bands that has slowly been on the rise; they’re ready to go beyond the city though.  They’ve just signed on with Kill Rock Stars who will be releasing their record, Glowing Mouth, at some point in September.  The first single, the album’s title track, has this electronic vibe to it, but what really grabs me, and hopefully you as well, is the way the vocals come across; they seem to be manipulated so carefully, showing perfect control in both pitch and tone.  I’ve just been replaying this all afternoon, so I figured you folks out there would enjoy it as well.

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Download: Milagres – Glowing Mouth [MP3]

New Tunes from The Thermals

Now that they have a full-time drummer, it’s like The Thermals can’t be stopped. They put out a great record last year, and now news comes that their newest record, Personal Life, will hit stores September 7th via Kill Rock Stars.  We won’t complain, as we love this band.  The latest single is quick, catchy and not short on the fun, so hopefully you’ll find it beneficial to the doldrums of a slow Tuesday.  If not, at least you have new tunes from this great band.

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Download: The Thermals – I Don’t Believe You [MP3]

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