As we eagerly await the release of their new EP August in Mind next month, San Fran band The Fresh & Onlys dropped this new track our way yesterday. The new song “Diamond in the Dark” will appear on the bands upcoming EP out next week on Captured Tracks. You like?
Download: The Fresh And Onlys – Diamond In The Dark [MP3]
Earlier today The Gum premiered this new track “A Far Cry” from Scots We Were Promised Jetpacks. If you read our site often, you know we have a thing for those UK (particularly Scottish) bands. This new jam will appear on upcoming EP The Last Place You’ll Look due out march 9th on Fat Cat. The band will also be stopping in next month during the SXSW music festival.
Download: We Were Promised Jetpacks – A Far Cry [MP3]
Occasionally you get an email with an MP3 from a band you really know nothing about. Usually, you listen once, realize you don’t dig it, and discard. Just the opposite happened when I first put on The Bewitched Hands on Top of Our Heads. Their single “Hard to Cry” went by easily at first, but something about the building harmonies caught me, and I had to play it again. Made up of six folks from France, The Bewitched Hands will grab hold of you, tugging you into their world of intelligent pop music. The band will be around all during the week of SXSW, and we’ll be sure to keep you posted on those events soon.
Download: The Bewitched Hands on Top of Our Heads – Hard to Cry [MP3]
New music comes our way today from recently re-located Baltimore band Future Islands. The song below, “Tin Man” will appear on the groups upcoming LP In Evening Air. That one is available May 4th on Thrill Jockey.
Download: Future Islands – Tin Man [MP3]
In a year that already seems full of releases from our favorite bands, there is yet another one to keep us on pins and needles. The New Pornographers are set to release their fifth album, Together, on Matador Records on May 4th. Thanks to the Matablog, we’ve got a new tune to bring your way this morning. Enjoy!
Download: New Pornographers – Your Hands Together [MP3]
Oh how Fridays are always so much better when you get a lil jam like this in your inbox! Since we don’t work much over the weekend, maybe you can enjoy this one during your rough Monday morning? Anyway, this new pop diddy, “Western Hospitality” comes by way of Swedish band Club 8. The song will appear on the now veteran’s upcoming album The People’s Record due out May 12th on Labrador. Good times.
Download: Club 8 – Western hospitality [MP3]
While we may not have been too crazy about his new album, Four Tet should still put on a solid live show at Mohawk on Saturday night. The electro mastermind will be joined on the stage by Nathan Fake. Stick around after the headlining set outside and head inside for sets by L.A.X. and Many Birthdays.
Download: Four Tet – Angel Echoes [MP3]
Our friends over at the MOKB continue to surprise us with their Laundromatinee video sessions. This week continues to impress with some live videos of Scotish band We Were Promised Jetpacks. The session comes as a solo acoustic one as performed by leading man Adam Thompson. Check it out now or check out MP3 from the live songs “An Almighty Thud”.
Download: We Were Promised Jetpacks – An Almighty Thud (LaundroMatine) [MP3]
It’s been awhile since we heard anything from David Vandervelde, but now that there is wind of a new recording, we couldn’t be more excited. We loved Waiting for the Sunrise, so we expect more great things from David this time around. Secretly Canadian has put up a digital download of a couple new tracks, and we’ve got one of those to tide you over before you get your hands on it yourself. Expect his next record to be nothing short of sublime.
Download: David Vandervelde – Learn How to Hang [MP3]
Emo’s has got to be the place to be on Saturday night with a set by Swedish rock band Soundtrack of Our Lives. Openers on the outside stage are Nico Vega and My Education. Also, be sure to check out the inside stage as up and coming locals TV Torso, Corto Maltese, and Jesse Woods will all be joining in the fun.
Download: The Soundtrack of Our Lives – Flipside [MP3]