The great thing about the Internet is that it makes discovering acts a lot easier than it used to be, and lucky for Suicide Squeeze I think they’ve stumbled upon to a real gem. They’ve just signed Peace, a Vancouver act, and plan to release the band’s album, The World Is Too Much With Us on October 16th. It has the slightest hints of Fresh and Onlys, with that heavy vocal being the focus, although it’s not exactly in the realm of modern psychedelia. I appreciate the onward stomp of the track with its crashing cymbals propelling the song forward. Congrats SS, this is going to be a great one.
Download:Peace- Your Hand In Mine [MP3]
What? You thought I was joking? Here’s more rock n’ roll, this time from Vancouver’s Nu Sensae. In just a few weeks the group will be releasing their new record, Sundowning, on August 7th via Suicide Squeeze. This track opens with Andrea Lukic’s rough snarl, but while it hits hard immediately, it also has the ability to draw back a little bit. You’ll find a smoother vocal during the chorus, followed by a gut busting guitar solo. I love the brash mentality here, putting a little (or a lot) of balls into the formulaic girl-fronted garage rock of the day.
Download:Nu Sensae -100 Shades [MP3]
If you dig hard enough, you can find some really incredible groups putting out records on bandcamp. That’s how I discovered this great number from Little Chords, an act hailing from Vancouver. After doing my research, I was shocked to find out that it’s Jamison from Teen Daze, who’s winning over a lot of people on the Internet. This Little Chords effort isn’t as dance heavy, instead reminding me of the bedroom works of Jack from Wild Nothing. You can find this song, as well as other on the new record just released called Afterlife. It’s definitely repeated spin worthy.
Download:Little Chords – Always/Never [MP3]