If you do anything, it’s best to listen to your friends, which is how I stumbled across Kew (thanks Mercury Girls). I don’t think this band is easy to pigeonhole, as they have hints of all the great little nods in the realm of pop. Therearehooks in both the songwriting and the vocal notes, but really these are just refreshing new tracks that make you happy to be alive. This is just a quick little sample to turn up loud, bounce around your room and revel in great jams. Grab these songs right now for the NYOP (always pay please!).
For the last few years, I’ve fawned over Wax Idols, and now we’ve got another kindred spirit spinning dark-tinged pop music, Shana Falana. It’s this heavy brooding, as if it’s been recorded in some hollow garage, with the volume ruffling the cones on your speaker just enough. Still, you’ll be sucked into this track, drenched in pop sensibilitythat only comes from the most innermost caverns of your soul. The new album from the project is titled Here Comes the Wave, and it’s being handled by Team Love Records for an October 21st release.
Queens based Raccoon Fighter came on my radar a few years ago and since then I’ve been intrigued by their ability to craft a brand of psych rock with blues and garage rock overtones. Fans like me will be pleased to hear that the band has plans to release a new EP entitled Hover Craft on August 26th via Papercup Music. As always, the announcement comes with a new single and this one, “LVLR”, is sure to perk up your ear drums today. Once again the band has taken psych rock and added their own flair with hints of old school alternative rock and blues.
New York based Tom Christie ha been making some music under the moniker Fraternal Twin for the last couple of years now and he’s begun to make some noise in the indie scene. Today I’m excited to bring some new music your way with this new song entitled “False Alarm”. Imagine if you will a slow core artist like Owen merging with a bedroom pop artist like Real Estate and I think that’s about what you’ve got here. I’m into it.
Fraternal Twin will release new album Homeworlding on October 14th via Ghost Ramp Records.
Wasn’t I just saying something this morning about how impressive Burger Records has become with picking up new talent and sharing their music with the world? Well they are at it again in a short span of a few hours with this new single and album from previously ATH approved band Gap Dream. The tune is a meandering bit of slacker style indie rock music with an entrancing little guitar diddy carried on throughout the song. Carry on dude.
New album This is Gap Dream will be out on July 22nd via Burger Records.
Many folks in the music world are crowing New York rock band The Britanys as saviors to rock n roll music in an industry increasingly filled with DJs and electronica. Now I’m not sure I’m ready to call them the next Strokes, but I do rather enjoy their music. Maybe you will enjoy it as well when you listen to this new single from the guys entitled “Get My”. Funny thing is, the new single was produced by legendary producer Gordon Raphael who produced The Strokes ground breaking debut This is It. The guys will also be working with Raphael on an upcoming EP. Stay tuned.
Many of you are likely unfamiliar with NYC based band Nail Polish since they currently only have one EP release under their belt. I’m starting to think that will be changing here soon after you check out this promising new track “Stay Gone”. The new single brings to mind similar groups like Wavves or even some of the punkier elements from a band like So So Glos. I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more about Nail Polish in the future. Those of you interest in a free download of the song can head over to the Illuminasty Records site for a pay what you want type deal.
Exiles has picked up some major coverage from us over the years, and the band slowly became one of those ATH approved types. Once you’ve won us over, it’s more likely than not to see your music posted on this here site. Today is no different as I give you the band’s second new single of the year entitled “Search Light”. The dreamy and bright state of this group’s sound grows ever irresistible with each new track.
New EPSearch Lighthits streets a few short days ago. Buy it in on bandcamp.
Once again ACL Festival weekend has crept ever closer and I can’t say I’m fully ready just yet. Of course I still have a couple of weeks to prep which should be plenty of time to get my mind and body ready for another festival. As always, we will do our best to offer some advice, spotlight some bands we like, and also interview those bands we like. So today I’m going to begin my coverage with a short bit on my current favorite band out of Mexico, Rey Pila. Follow the jump for more.
We’ve offered our support in the past for New York based band Exiles and I’m excited today to be premiering their new single here for all you fans. Going by the name “Dawn Patrol”, the new single is in the vein of the shoe gaze genre I suppose, though a label so simple really doesn’t do the song justice. It’s a breezy tune, full of good vibes, mesmerizing female vocals, and an almost trance inducing sound. All things worthy of our ATH stamp of approval.