Another Great Wildhoney Tune

10636662_868611053203947_3628233110282321580_oI’m still playing a little catch up, going through my favorite sites and labels for new tunes…so I blame that for missing this Wildhoney jam during the weekend festival. We’ve clearly hyped the band up plenty before, but I think this track might be the one that lets people see that it’s not just us. You get to hear their complete sound shining here, knife-like guitars cascading in and out behind a melodious vocal performance. You’ve got two weeks to familiarize yourself with the band before their new Your Face Sideways EP is released via Topshelf Records.

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Quiet Track from The Innocence Mission

karenperisThere was a time when all I listened to was melancholy indie rock, and honestly, I’m not really sure where that spot in life came (eternal sadness perhaps). But, one of the bands that consistently came into rotation was The Innocence Mission. They had this magnificent approach to crafting solitude while still carrying a strong melody that always found its way into my head. I’ll always have a place in my heart reserved for the voice of Karen Peris. The group has a new album, Hello I Feel the Same coming out on October 17th, so if this is your bag, get at it kids.

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Are You on the Boogarins Train Yet?

boogarinsWhen we first heard about Boogarins, I’ll admit I casually lumped them into the rehash psych pile, only to circle back after catching the band live. I have to claim insanity, or perhaps naivety, as the group’s quickly become one of my favorite groups of the genre. Still, the band’s only sold themselves more as they’ve progressed; you should just listen to the musicianship in the songwriting that exists in their latest single. It’s the second single from Manual, the band’s newest effort, which have sold me…especially with the album’s intriguing artwork; look for it to be released on October 30th via Other Music.

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Hear Another New Single from Wimps

wimpsListening to this new single from Wimps, I’m pretty convinced they need a larger stage in the indie realm. Their latest single, “Suitcase,” is a splendid piece of propulsive punk rock, fueled by incredible guitar work and a bit of ramshackle percussion. It’s reminiscent of the work by Parquet Courts, though I think this one has a ton more attitude and punch than their contemporaries. Could this be the year when Wimps break into the ears of the masses? I sure hope so. Look for their new album, Suitcase, to hit on November 13th via Kill Rock Stars.

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New Music from Try the Pie

ttpI was looking for something gentle and innocent today, so it’s a good thing that we got this new track from Try the Pie in over the weekend. It’s the writing project of Bean Tupou, and it’s got this great recording quality despite sounding like these song’s are all coming straight from Bean’s bedroom. Musically, it’s quite intimate, as this song displays, allowing listeners to experience Tupou’s life for themsleves; she wants nothing more than for you to be a part of your world. Her new album is titled Rest, and will be released via HHBTM on November 13th. She’s also currently touring all over the States, so see if you can catch her live while she’s out there.

Listen to a Dead Stars B-Side

deadstarsLong have we supported Dead Stars. They’re one of those acts that consistently perfect the are of nostalgic college rock n’ roll. They’ve got huge distorted riffs, pulled back to reveal a steadying melody that always maintains a central roll in their songs. By bridging the two together, they bring you these huge hooks that fit perfectly into long drives with wind in your hair. I love the patience of this song, which features as the B-Side to their”Calm Punk” single. Have fun jamming out this tune really loudly. 

ATX Spotlight: A Few New Good Talk Songs

goodtalkAfter a weekend of celebrating good times at ACL Festival, it only seems appropriate that we kick off the week coming back home with some new ATX tunes. The two tracks below are the newest songs to come from local act, Good Talk. The band’s been picking up the pace of their activity in town recently, which might lead us to believe we can expect a full release from the band soon. One of my favorite things about the band is that they’re not really stepping too far out of the realm of every day indie rock, but what they are doing is perfecting the art, bringing in great melodies and a tenacity that often is lacking. These songs are free, but please donate so the band can bring you more tracks by going HERE

Yesterday’s News: New Gun Outfit Single

gunoutfitI think people are going to be really surprised by the depth that’s present in this new Gun Outfit LP. It’s all over the map, musically, which is pretty evident just listening to this track here. Opening with a trickling bit of psychedelia, it branches out into more of a warning of impending doom. I suppose you could stretch and say the darkened edges of psych rock are ever-present, but when listening to the album as a whole, I think it’s offering much more, even some tracks that are pretty simplistic in their presentation. All that being said, it’s diversity and accessibility make Dream All Over a special listen; it’s out on October 16th via Paradise of Bachelors.

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Beautiful Music from Julien Baker

julienIt still amazes me, as a music nerd for a long time, how much the power of a voice can carry a song. Take a listen to this new single from Julien Baker, which has careful instrumentation that mainly serves as the vessel to carry you into the emotive realm of her voice. It’s a sparkling performance, and just as the guitars begin to twinkle and her voice soars, you’re lost in everything that’s perfect in the world. Her album Sprained Ankle will be out on October 23rd via 6131 Records. I guess the title of this track sort of gives it away.

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Enjoy Friendly Males New Track

friendlyI’ve been looking to find something that’s a bit out there, thus landing on this new single from Friendly Males. Musically, it’s not too distant from a lot of modern indie rock, but I think the way the vocals are recorded kind of singles it out as something more than just your ordinary fare. There’s a slight haze, and almost an electronic touch, to the voice, hiding right in the middle of the mix. Sometimes you just need a little change of pace, and for me, this song does just the trick. Look for the band’s Nopalera LP via Lolipop Records on November 6th.

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