It’s been a long time since I’ve even really thought about Lilys, but I’m so glad the band is back with a new tune. The project was always that of Kurt Heasley, and they’ve bounced around stalwart labels like Sub Pop and Slumberland, landing their newest single on Speakertree Records. You can find the following tune on a new split with Big Troubles, another band we adore here at ATH. It’s a gem of a pop tune, including a little bit of the quirky stylings that always made listening to Heasley so special. Do yourself a favor and seek out the group’s catalog; it’s full of hits like this.
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Veronica Falls was one of my absolute favorite sets from SxSW 2011. The band continues to trickle songs out to the world, the latest an offering is plugged-in below from their Souncloud page.
Waiting For Something To Happen lands via Slumberland in the USA on Valentine’s Day 2013. This song, “Teenage”, is very refined and beachy. It isn’t quite as hollow and jangly as early tracks. I love it, nice breakdown as the song let’s you off easy. This is the song made to finish a show.
If you follow this site, you’ve got to know my affinity for really well written indie-pop tunes, so I was pleased to come across Pet Milk through the suggestion of Literature front-man, Nate. Apparently, the Philly group carries with them some members of Brown Recluse (a solid band on Slumberland), but Adriane’s vocals on this recording provided a nice little twist to the band’s sound, giving it a hint of warm sexuality. Still, you’ll find my favorite musical trademarks like heavy-handed guitar jangles and anxious drumming; be sure to stay tuned for the great end to to the track. You can find tons of songs from the band over HERE, but don’t forget to donate a little bit to the band’s efforts!
Download: Pet Milk – Phantom Lovers [MP3]
I’ve raved to everyone about Wax Idols; their album No Future was one of my favorite records of the last year. Now, while the group is working on their new album (rumored to be on Slumberland) they’ve got a awesome stop-gap 7″ for you on Suicide Squeeze. The title track, “Schadenfreude” is a jagged guitar rocker, with singer Heather spinning the pop goodness just as you would expect. There’s a little bit of that brattiness that makes her such a furious frontwoman, but the chorus alone is worth the cost of the 7 inch. You should definitely pay attention to this too underrated group.
Download: Wax Idols – Schadenfreude [MP3]
Winners of our top album spot last year Pains of Being Pure at Heart are wasting no time and returning this year with a 7″ single. The vinyl release will hit stores June 8th via Slumberland and features this tasty new song “Say No to Love”. As usual, we love the brit-pop sound they bring along with a lil different guitar sound reminiscent of 80s era Cure. Keep it comin’ guys.
Download: Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Say No to Love [MP3]