Honey Radar first bounced onto our radar when the Philly act released their second LP via What’s Your Rupture. Today, they’ve announced a brand new EP is on the way via Chunklet Industries; it’s titled Psychic Cruise. Immediately you’re going to toss out that psychedelic vibe, but the song’s brevity and casual demeanor make it a far cry from that far out land. Sure, I can hear some of the guitars giving you the impression, but just the smooth delivery of the lyrics gives the song a whole lot more polish and assuredness. Jamming can be cool, but it’s only as cool as the song will take it…and this tune takes it pretty far in under a minute and a half; look for the EP on April 20th.
Philadelphia’s own, No Thank You, will be releasing a new album called All it Takes to Ruin it All on April 6th and they have some new music to share in preparation for the LP. This new one is entitled “Dash” and features a nice play on slow build ups rising into ferocious and well timed choruses. The band could best be likened to a fellow female fronted band like Rainer Maria if they had a bit more bite and edge to their sound.
It’s hump day and it’s time for something a little bit different. Today that comes by way of this new single “Skip to the Good Part” from Philadelphia based outfit Friendship. Something about the way leading man Dan Wiggins spouts off incredible line after incredible line over a meandering bit of beautifully composed music has really spoken to me this morning. No comparisons, it’s just a damn good song.
Friendship will release Shock Out of Season on November 3rd via Ordinal Records.
After checking some things on the interwebs, I found this nice new tune called “Revelatory” from Philadelphia based group Caracara. To me, the song begins as a sort of slacker rock, grunge type of tune but then slowly builds into a huge, guitar smashing finish. So while many of you may not know the band, I suggest you check out their impressive new single below. A full album of material is coming later this year.
I’ve been jamming this new song called “Certain For Miles” from Philly based Cayetana all morning and felt the need to share it with you now. I love the feeling of total raw and unabashed emotion you feel as vocalist and songwriter Augusta Koch belts her heart out with the faint hint of cracking under the weight of her feelings. The build up towards the climax, and the final delivery halfway through, is truly something to make you feel all the feels. A lovely track.
Cayetana will release New Kind of Normal on May 5th via Plum Records.
Well, it’s only a rough mix, says Pet Milk‘s bandcamp. But dammit if it isn’t a good one. I really love the guitar sound on this version, with the perfect bit of vocals seductively drawing you into the song’s pop realms. You’ll likely pick up on a slight bounce too, building into a slight jam, wrapped up tightly by a return to the pleasant verses the band offers. It’s interesting to hear a band in the early stages of songwriting, as I definitely hear some spots where I’d turn up the noise, but it’s equally as good to hear the bare bone version wondering where the band will go. Time will tell, or so the cliche goes.
Man…I’m stoked on this upcoming release from Mannequin Pussy; it’s only a few weeks away from making its way out into the world. As of now, we don’t have too many of the songs to consume, but I’m in love with the title track from Romantic. A quick blast opens it up, then moves into a really fragile, almost dream pop realm; it’s like a great lounge act with really good musical tastes. Of course, the band are eager to blast forth with some noise, as they do during the chorus, exploding with a wall of noise and a vocal scream that sets listeners on edge. Look for the record to be released on October 28th.
It’s a nice day for some explosive and raucous indie rock music. Right? Well our genre bender today is called “Plant” and comes by way of Philly based rock band Doubles. This one is all about the build up you feel for about a minute and a half which turns into an all out rock fest after that. It hits.
Doubles will be working on a new album coming soon! For now, enjoy this jam today.
Brian Walker, the lead singer of Philadelphia based band A Day Without Love, sent me hit me up about premiering a song the other day, and damn I’m glad he did. The new single, entitled “It Hurts”, is a raw and stripped down version of heart felt love song. It’s brief in it’s length of course, but it’s hard not to feel the emotions and feelings of the songwriter here. This song is a perfect track for me at the moment to think about someone being in love amidst the scary ass world we’re currently living in.
A Day Without Love is set to release debut album Solace on Sounds and Tones Records on August 30th.
Download: It Hurts [MP3]
We here at ATH have been long time fans of indie pop band Field Mouse and the fun tunes they create. With that in mind, you’ll understand when we share all of their music as it comes our way. Today we are treated to this new single from the group entitled “The Mirror”. As always, the track is yet another pop powerhouse to add to the bands already impressive arsenal. Enjoy.
New album Episodic will hit stores on August 5th via Topshelf Records.