Spain’s The Yellow Melodies have been on my radar for quite some time, thanks to our friend Wally at The Beautiful Music. I think I first fell in love with their tribute album to the Television Personalities back in 2012, but they’re back with a brand new album titled Life. I’ve been jamming it quite a bit the last few weeks, and today you get your chance to get your hands on the LP. If you press play below you’ll find an album filled to the brim with charming melodies and indiepop delights; it’s a complete gem from start to finish. I could go on and on, but who needs my words…you just need the songs below!
Okay. I really meant to throw the word digital single in there; I promise. LIFE is a UK act that’s bracing for their invasion of the US, this week releasing their first single Stateside this week. I’m going to post both the songs from the single, as I think they embrace two sides of a young band. One, offers an up beat number that recalls that one good song from The Vaccines; it’s immediately catchy with a huge sound for pop fans. The flip side of the coin is a grittier track that has more of a guitar pop feel; it’s probably more ambitious in construction than the other tune, so it’s my pick of the two, though I’m enjoying both. Get ready to get a LIFE.
I’m always trying to find good songs that don’t get a lot of other coverage, and that’s how I stumbled upon this sweet rocker from Life. This song popped up the other day, and it’s been stuck in my head ever since then, providing equal amounts of hooks and rythmic bounce for your ears. You’ll be able to find this tune on the band’s most recent 7″, with this song taking up the A side. You need eregy and fun, then look no further than this UK act to help you on your way.
I can’t say enough about how much I am enjoying Modern Hut right now. This new track from the songwriter features the voice of Screaming Females frontwoman, Marissa Paternoster, who just happens to be the most bad ass girl in rock n’ roll right now. The duo have written a song that reminds me of a more serious version of The Moldy Peaches, with the focus on the lyrics here much more serious than something like “Who’s Got the Crack.” It makes for a special listen, providing more anticipation for Generic Treasure, which hits stores on August 6th via Don Giovanni Records.