With all the great releases coming out this year, it’s no wonder that we haven’t heard about every little thing on the radar. One of the things I’m most excited for is this new one from the Rosebuds titled Loud Planes Fly Low, which comes out on Merge Records on June 7th. There’s definitely some interesting sounds coming here, as the track we’re posting has this really mellow clarity to it, while this TRAILER VIDEO featuring another track definitely has that whispy pop quality of past Rosebuds tunes. I guess we’ll have to wait and see which route the band takes, but either way, I bet it’s good.
Download: The Rosebuds – Second Bird of Paradise [MP3]
You know what you should have done yesterday? You should have gone to your nearest record store and picked up this brand new 7″ from Australia’s Circle Pit, a band that’s been on our radar for some time. The 7″ Slave/Honey was just released by our friends at Hardly Art, and it’s definitely one of my favorite short listens so far this year. Luckily, you can sample the entire 7″ by going HERE. If you find yourself enjoying this droned pop music then go get yourself a copy; it will be worth your time.
Seeing as we’re huge fans of Sub Pop, we’ve known this one was coming for sometime, but we hadn’t gotten a chance to hear anything new. Then today out comes “Can’t You Tell,” the first single from the new Vetiver record, The Errant Charm, coming to you on June 14th. This song has less of a traditional feel for the band, adding a little bit of bounce in their step, at least in comparison to their folk stylings on past efforts. Similar to bands like the Fruit Bats or Foreign Born, they’ve added a bit of a pop element, perhaps seeking out a happier vibe for us all. Give this one a listen.
Download: Vetiver – Can’t You Tell [MP3]
Earlier this month I posted a new song by up and coming Houston outfit Young Girls called “Six Pack Back Stab”. Apparently that song wasn’t quite as new as I thought and the band has since sent me a more recent jam entitled “Mexico in December”. It’s a very well written pop song that’s sure to grab them some attention this spring. A full length album featuring this song and a few others is said to hopefully be available some time later this month. Stay tuned.
Download: Young Girls – Mexico in December [MP3]
It’s quite apparent that I love the Appleseed Cast, duh. I remember watching their set at Fun Fest this past year and wondering why more people weren’t screaming “THE CAST!” like I was. Sure, the newer stuff isn’t quite as enjoyable as the old favorites, but it’s still solid. So today I’m pumped to hear about a new EP from the band entitled Middle States coming our way June 7th on Graveface Records. Also with this news comes the first taste of the EP in the form of new song “Middle States”. It really reminds me of something from the Low Level Owl albums, which I’m sure plenty of people will be on board with. To say I’m excited about this change in sound direction would be a major understatement. THE CAST!
Download: The Appleseed Cast – Middle States [MP3]
As we approach the summer heat, I tend to have sort of a lull in my musical listening habits. I tend to back away from the heavier/faster tracks, and indulge in those sort of songs that remind me of just sitting around in the backyard with a cold beverage and a bevy of friends. Brookly band Country Mice might have just given me a track to add to my collection of mid-season jams. This single is prepped to get your aedy for the release of their album, Twister, which will hit stores on June 7th. Singer Jason Rueger’s vocals soudn a lot more youthful, and less country, than the band’s name might lead one to belive. Give this track a nice couple of listens.
Download: Country Mice – Festival [MP3]
Last time we heard from We Are Trees, they seemed to be crafting more of a bedroom pop appeal with their songwriting, but now we have a new tune fromt he band from their upcoming Girlfriend EP, coming sometime soon (you can currently grab it on iTunes). The track I wanted to post is one of the more upbeat numbers of the five present on this collection, and it shows the groups terrific grasp on absolute pop goodness. It’s hard to imagine such a completed sound coming from only two musicians, but it’s definitely exciting to watch this group as they continue to progress with incredible tunes.
Download: We Are Trees – I Don’t Believe in Love
It’s been so long since I’ve heard anything about Glasgow band Sons & Daughters that I just sort of assumed they had called it quits as a band. An email today tells me I’m wrong and the band is prepping a new album called Mirror Mirror due out June 14th on Domino Records. Below you can find a new song from the band called “Silver Spell”. I haven’t given it too many spins just yet but I am glad to at least see the band pressing forward musically.
Download: Sons & Daughters – Silver Spell [MP3]
Well we hear on the streets that the new Fleet Foxes album Helplessness Blues has leaked super early and indie fanboys are already going crazy. With a distant release date of May 3rd, you’ve still got some time to check out singles like this one “The Plains/Bitter Dancer” before you pick up the album in about a month. Will they be able to keep their buzz going on the sophomore effort? Only time will tell.
Download: Fleet Foxes – The Plains/Bitter Dancer [MP3]
This tune has been all over since Friday, but it’s precisely the type of track that’s drawn me to Low for the past decade or so, which means I have to post it right? You’ll find the following tune on the band’s upcoming album, C’mon Baby, which Sub Pop is putting out on April 12th. While their last few records have demonstrated an edgier band, one that is much more forceful, long time fans will surely find this record a return to form, if one is to even say the band has fallen off form (they haven’t!). On this track you’ll find Mimi softly singing you into submission, as the band takes a much quieter approach to the orchestration and arrangements; this is the sort of stuff that will make you fall in love with Low, surely.
Download: Low – Especially Me [MP3]