Post Louis has been on my radar for a bit, ever since I heard their Uptight EP; I had to go back then to their first one, This Could Be a Bridge. Word’s been passing around this week that the band is in the studio working on their debut LP, and with it they’ve released this delightful new track, “30m.” Part of the song has this sultry pop side to it, but the other pop has these careful artistic flourishes like a Joan of Arc record. I’m hoping we hear more of that sort as the band continue to develop their sound, polishing the corners of their tracks. I’ll keep you posted as we hear more, but for now, at least you have this tune.
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Okay, so if you just listen to the first little bit of this song, then you’ll definitely get the electro-pop elements featured at the beginning of this new jam by Seventeen Evergreen. But, while the song goes along, it evolves into more of an avant-pop construction, coating the track with slight bits of ambient noise, before returning to the electro-pop hook. You can find this track this week in your local record store on the group’s new release, Steady On, Scientist, which was put out by Lucky Number. It’s definitely more than just your average listening affair, so get on it!
Download:Seventeen Evergreen – Fluorescent Kind [MP3]
It’s really funny that this track popped up in our inbox the other day, just a night after I was talking to our friend Marcus about the lack of credit given to the Idaho scene. In 2011 the scene hit big with Youth Lagoon, and the state is the home to Built to Spill, who took out the band Finn Riggins for several tours. This track from Finn Riggins definitely has a nice little groove to it, and it’ll feature on the band’s Benchwarmers EP, which is set for release on April 21st for Record Store Day. This is the perfect way to kick off our Monday; the band will be in Austin playing the Boise Showcase at SXSW if you’re looking for a place to catch them.
Download:Finn Riggins – Benchwarmers [MP3]
I’ve raved and raved about Tiger Waves for the past few months on this site, even tossing their last effort into our Top Texas Albums of 2011. And now I’m going to heap more praise on the band, as they’ve just unleashed a few more preview tracks from their upcoming record, Don’t Be Yourself. There’s this trace of modern lo-fi in the tracks, but I can’t help but see a slight connection between some of the dark pop groups that burst out of the late 1960s, like the Zombies. Every time I listen to these tracks, I just start to itch for the complete full-length to come my way. If the following track is any indicator, this is going to be one helluva record you won’t want to miss in 2012.
Download: Tiger Waves – From The Start [MP3]
As the musical year draws to a close, it’s getting kind of hard to find some solid tracks to toss your way, but I didn’t have to go too far once I visited the site of our old friends over at Old Flame Records. They’ll be releasing the debut of You Won’t, titled Skeptic Goodbye, and it’s definitely something you’ll want on your 2012 radar. This track has been floating around for a few weeks or so, and it’s going to be floating around in my head for the rest of the week I feel. The gentle strum of the mandolin along with the accompanying percussive stop just makes its way into your soul, in only the best way possible. Look out for these guys to make a big splash in 12′.
Download: You Won’t – Who Knew [MP3]
Last month I brought you an incredible track from Light for Fire, and they’ve just pushed out another little single for the masses. This time around, they give you a bit more of a folk-troubadour sound, but you know that’s never a bad thing in our book. It seems that every track this band puts out just begs to be played over and over again, regardless of where you are. Their self-titled album is out now, and available for your pleasure, so take my advice, as this is a collection of songs that won’t leave your record player for some time.
Download: Light for Fire – The Huckster [MP3]
Today we were greeted with yet another new track from Handsome Furs off their upcoming record, Sound Kapital, which will be released by Sub Pop on June 28th. Again, this is a really electronic driven track from the duo, with Dan B. taking the majority of the vocals, giving his throaty vocals to the rhythmic track. It’s a reminder of just what Dan’s voice can really do when he’s given the chance to take control, as he occasionally does for Wolf Parade. It’s a wonder with songs like these, and the many project of Spencer Krug that WP haven’t been able to blow us away like they once did on Apologies. Oh well, at least we have this killer track to enjoy all weekend.
Downlaod: Handsome Furs – Repatriated [MP3]
I’ve raved about Ty Segall for quite some time, and many assumed he would take the place of dearly departed Jay Reatard. All signs pointed to this, that is until recently when he began to mention a slower approach to his songwriting on the his new record. Goodbye Bread will be out June 21st, and it will be his first for Drag City. This first single from the album shows exactly what Ty promised, using a more drawn out garage sound, similar to the slew of T. Rex covers he tossed out not to long ago. This track’s all well and good, but we’ll have to wait for the jury to return when the whole collection of songs hits the streets this summer. Give a listen to a less rambunctious Ty below.
Download: Ty Segall – You Make the Sun Fry [MP3]
Sorry guys, but I just can’t get enough of Radical Dads. I recently got a hold of their upcoming album Mega Rama, which comes out on June 14th via Uninhabitable Mansions, and I can’t quit playing it. Their first single “New Age Dinosaur” had a different feel, and on the latest number, you’re going to get a whole arena rock feeling, especially in the vocal department. Don’t be afraid, as the band manage to blend some indie elements into their anthemic pop rock, so it’s going to be okay for all of us to listen to it. Be sure to keep an eye on these guys, as this record is full of twists and turns that will keep you both interested and excited after every play. Love it.
Download: Radical Dads – Walking Wires [MP3]
Kanye West’s favorite folk rocker is about to make his triumphant return, which surely has the Internet abuzz today with the first single from the upcoming self-titled album, out on June 21st via our friends over at JagJaguwar. At first listen, this sounds much like his work from his previous Bon Iver releases, then it gradually begins to build. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t going to be an all out rocker of a tune, but it’s definitely got a more upbeat feeling towards the end, crafted with some beautiful soaring melodies, much as Vernon is want to create. With songs like these, we can only assume that this record’s going to be something special.
Download: Bon Iver – Calgary [MP3]