Man I was enjoying my Friday quite a bit already, and then a song like this hits my inbox in the morning and the day just gets better. This one is called “If I Ever” and comes by way of L.A. based songwriter Jeremy McLennan, or Orchin, as his project is known. Seriously, I’ve played the song 3 times straight and it’s the best thing I’ve heard in a very long time. The musicianship and production are both incredibly tight here. It’s sort of like War on Drugs and Tame Impala, but also with a little bit of a dreamy feel to bring in that pop goodness. Press play. Now.
This track is part of a digital single which came out a couple of weeks ago. Check out a-side “One” right here.
Hopefully all of us have recovered from a wet weekend and are ready for a week of heat and new music. Kick starting this week off right is this new song entitled “Wheat” from L.A. based up and comers Wilderado. This one is for fans of bands like Fruit Bats or maybe even some of the poppier sides of Dr. Dog. It’s a driving track with a great chant along chorus that’s sure to cheer up your Monday blues.
Wilderado will release their new EP Latigo on July 22nd via IAMSOUND Records.
The opening fifteen seconds of this track immediately grabbed me; it was one of those moments that made me want to hear what came next, which in the case of Amy Blaschke, was an incredible vocal performance. There’s something nostalgic in her voice, something that recalls a time in my earlier childhood listening to folk records with my dad. This tune is perfected by extra little notes too, such as backing vocals and what I believe were chimes…the careful touch of production in the studio makes this ballad really shine. Look for her new effort, Breaking the Blues, on July 1st.
I miss the old days where I felt like the music that Animal Collective was creating was accessible; it bordered on pushing boundaries while still remaining sensitive to pop lovers. Lucky for me I just discovered Gibberish, a California duo. There’s an electronic element, but it turns on the swirling melody that aims for the lofty heights of pop dreaminess. This single just hit the Internet, and with it, I’m hooked on the sound. I’m pretty sure you’ll feel the same, possibly leaving you clamoring for more, so stay tuned to these pages.
I’ve talked about Tennis System several times on this here website and I’ve always enjoyed their ever evolving sound. Today this new single called “Here We Go” might just be the most impressive piece of material I’ve heard from the band since their earlier beginnings. I’m really digging the break down of the chorus here with the lead guitar wail and perfectly driving drum hits. It’s a hit.
Tennis System will release this track as a new single out on Friday via Papercup Music. A new full length is coming sometime later this summer. Oh and stay tuned as the band will be in town for SXSW.
Earlier this year I discovered L.A. based The Bulls and what proved to bea stellar EP entitledSmall Problems. Since that time, I’ve been eagerly awaiting what to expect from the ladies and today I was surprised with this new single “Prudence”. Imagine if you will that somehow Cults and Young Galaxy had a baby together and that’s about what you’d be hearing here. To weird? Hit play then and make your own comparisons.
“Prudence” is part of a digital single due out on January 15th via Diet Pink Records. Pre-order here.
ATH approved band GEMS will be releasing their new album Kill the One You Love later this month on Carpark Records and the entire crew over here already loves the release. Prior to the release date on October 30th the band is offering one more new single called “w/o u” shared below. This one is for fans of synth heavy, chilled out, dream pop vibes. Really I have nothing else to say about this band as the wealth of quality tunes now say everything I cannot. Enjoy.
Sometimes we can all use a little bit of power pop in our lives to rejuvenate our spirits and brighten up the day. Today we will be receiving our spice of head nodding music from L.A. based band The Singles. The track they have for us entitled “Sweet Tooth” is truly hard not to like. Having been around now for over a decade, it’s hard to believe that the group can still churn out such tasty hits.
Stay tuned for an upcoming release in 2016 from The Singles.
The ATH crew here loves us some good pop music when it comes our way and this new track called “Girls” from L.A. based Decorations is perfect. It’s a straight pop number with some louder guitars and some super slick synth parts thrown in to really brighten things up. Seriously, I’d find it hard to believe if anyone told me they didn’t enjoy such a hit as this. So hit play and treat your ears.
Debut EP, Girls, is due out October 16th via Frenchkiss Records.
This new tune “Rumors”, from L.A. based TheBulls, caught my ear today as something you peoples might enjoy for your weekend playlist. You’ll definitely hear some bright pop sensibilities with just enough edge via grungy guitars and hushed vocals to keep things interesting. Think Metric, but with a more simple and focused sound. I’ll buy that any day of the week.
TheBulls will drop Small Problems on August 28th via Diet Pink Records.