I’ve always had an affinity for the sounds of Minnesota based Tiny Moving Parts. The boys create a a very unique post-emo sound with my favorite screaming vocal elements similar to peers like Restorations or maybe even an Against Me. Yesterday brought a welcome surprise from the band when they announced a new 7″ single featuring two brand spanking new track. The A-side of the single, “For the Sake of Brevity”, is posted below and is sure to delight true fans of the group’s emotionally driven, raw take on their music.
The new 7″ inch vinyl is available now from Triple Crown Records.
It’s a little odd that we’ve never posted about Nashville based fuzz rock group Sad Baxtar in the past, but I plan to rectify that today. Here’s a single and video for the band’s new track “Believe Me” which you should be checking out now. It’s a very nice bit of grungy, sort of 90s throw back alternative rock with a gritty female lead vocal. I highly recommend you listen to this one right now.
Sad Baxtar will release a new EP entitled So Happy on July 20th via Cold Lunch Recordings.
This track from Das Kope is going to end up on every part playlist I craft throughout the summer, but don’t think of it as an out and out banger of a tune. Instead, it’s a teaser, slowly walking you along with these coated vocal lines stretched over guitar lines. But, if you wait, you’re going to get that reward as the song builds on multiple occasions for the release of the track’s title associated lyrics. The Brazilian producer is pretty new to the scene, but if he’s going to keep crafting hits like this, I’m going to keep coming back for more.
Go ahead and name me another band you know from the port Polish town of Gdansk. You can’t? That’s what I thought. Well Gdansk based Trupa Trupa are here to put their town on the map with some solid, and heavy music. Latest single, “To Me”, starts a bit slow, but eventually erupts about a minute in with some of the crunchiest bass lines I’ve ever heard. Bright guitars and somewhat hushed vocals play off the heaviness from the bass to create a powerful track. Check it out below.
Trupa Trupa will release The Quietus on October 27th via Blues Tapes/X-Ray Records & Ici D’ailleurs.
Despite nearing the release of their sophomore album, Chicago based Ratboys is brand new to me. If you’re also new to the group, you should check out latest single “Control” for a taste of what the band is all about. An image of Rilo Kiley comes to mind, with a little more sweetness to the vocals and sounds. A perfect song to brighten your Monday funk.
Ratboys will release new albumGNon June 30th via Topshelf Records.
A couple of weeks ago I shared with you guys a new single from up and coming Seattle based outfit Tincho and many of you have requested to hear more. Well today your wishes are granted with a stream of Tincho’s entire new EP Nos Vemos! I’ve already shared my comparisons with my previous posts so now I simply recommend that you spend some time with this 5 song album today. I promise you won’t regret it.
You can also get a download of the EP for only $2 over on bandcamp. $2 only!
This new song entitled “Set The Fire” by London based band Swimming Tapes premiered elsewhere yesterday and it’s too good for me not to share despite my tardiness. To begin with, this song is just so damn dreamy, it’s giving me all the warm feelings this morning. I’m not sure how I hadn’t heard of this band prior to yesterday, but with promising sounds like this, I’ll be paying closer attention from here on it. Stay tuned.
Male Gaze is a San Francisco based band we’ve talked about on this here website several times in the past and I know Nathan and myself have grown to admire them over the last year or so. With our fandom also comes a strong desire to share their songs with the world and spread the good word. Today I’m excited to do exactly that with this brand new single premiering here today entitled “Bad Omens”. This one is a perfect way to kick off your weekend in a frantic and energetic way. Seriously, this band seems to play at such a fast pace but also play everything with perfect timing and superb musicianship. Enjoy the new single below.
Male Gaze will release King Leer via Castle Face Records on June 17th.
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.
Over the years I’ve made plenty of posts on this site about Fruit Bats and their Americana sound. Today I’m pleased to share with you a brand new single from Eric Johnson and company entitled “From A Soon-To-Be Ghost Town”. Once again the listener is treated to a unique take on the indie folk/country genre. The driving and rambling sounds make me want to head out on the open road.
Fruit Bats will releaseAbsolute Loser on May 13th via Easy Sound Recordings.