Everyone’s favorite ethereal girl band, Warpaint, are releasing a new album quite soon and the singles that they’ve released fromHeads Upare delightful and show the group heading in a groovier direction than we’ve heard from them on their first two albums. The first single, “New Song,” is an infectious pop track, while this new song “Whiteout” is a bit of a slower burning number that still packs a bit of a shimmy within. The lighter, overall poppier sound really suits the bands’ style– the sleek guitar riffs are juxtaposed nicely by the stark drums. Take a listen below and then make sure you are ready for the new album out September 23rd fromRough Trade Records;preorder it here.
So you’re heading out to the record store this weekend, and you’re wondering what you need besides that Mac Demarco and Cloud Nothings records you’ve got on your list? My suggestions is you immediately get your hands on the latest 7″ from The Shivas. Their last full-length, Whiteout, didn’t get as much appreciate as it deserved, but they definitely turned heads with their great set at last years Austin Psych Fest. The A-Side has this swinging touch to it, working magic that makes the tune undeniably catchy with the vocal work. If the band continues to write hits like this there’s no reason their next full-length won’t knock the socks off everyone out there. And if it’s not at your local shop, pick it up from their label, K Records.
It doesn’t take too much to get me hooked on indie pop; I like casual melodies and simple hooks. When I got this new track from The Tins, I definitely got that anxious indie pop feeling…somewhere between The Shins and Avi Buffalo. It’s perfect tunes to give you that longing feeling as you look out your window onto a bright sunny day. This is from their Life’s a Gas album, and it’s really got me in the mood to get outside and play. There’s an innocence throughout the album that’s refreshing, and honestly, it’s sort of like when the Shins changed my life.
Download: The Tins – Whiteout [MP3]