One of the places I frequently troll for new music tipped me off to this great little London act, Fanzine, They also alluded to a possible signing with Fat Possum, which wouldn’t seem out of line after they picked up Yuck last year. The group are self-releasing their Low EP, and there’s definite gems for you to enjoy. Whether you want a slow-pace pop ditty or a nice upbeat stomper, you can find it on this short EP. One things for sure, the band has the hooks, seemingly, to write a great track, so I’m sure we’ll hear more from them in the future.
Download: Fanzine – Rocket Fuel [MP3]
At the beginning of August I brought you a nice little number from Super Melody, the new project from James, formerly of Architecture in Helsinki. His debut, Destination Unknown, is slated to hit stores next week. You’re going to really dig this record if you’re into the sort of thing Chromeo does to the dance floor. It’s definitely got that electronic-R&B vibe, meant to get you moving. Considering its Friday, we should all put our dancing shoes on now, moving on into the long Labor Day weekend.
Download: Super Melody – Worker Bee [MP3]
If you ever had the chance to listen to Scottish group DeRosa then you are probably just as excited as I am to hear new music from Martin John Henry, one of the group’s principal songwriters before their demise. He’s been working on solo stuff, and we’re finally going to have a release, with The Other Half of Everything being released in the UK in October. On first listen, there’ a whole lot of Malcolm Middleton, though I hate to pigeonhole the entire singer/songwriter genre of Scotland–still, it’s not a bad thing by any means. It’s precisely the pleasant listening experience you’d come to expect from the cover art picture to the left.
Download: Martin John Henry – Breathing Space [MP3]
We’ve talked about Dominant Legs for some time, and more music just seems to come our way concerning the outfit. They’ll be offering up their debut, Invitation, on September 27th via Lefse Records. On this track, you can definitely feel the airy quality in the songwriting, giving a sense of lightness to the group’s sound. That little bit of pop you need can easily be found as the song moves in and out, with Ryan Lynch’s vocals holding your attention as steady rhythm beats perfectly in sync with the tracks mood. This record has been playing a lot in my house, and soon you’ll find it’s a huge part of your daily rotation too.
Download: Dominant Legs – Where We Trip The Light [MP3]
I’ve been a big fan of Richard Swift and his music since he first started creating music for the world to hear at the beginning of this decade. Well today I was sent a new song from Swift called “Whitman” which can be heard and downloaded below. The song appears on a new EP called Walt Wolfman due out this fall on October 18th via Secretly Canadian. If you have yet to get into this guy’s music, I suggest you do so now fool.
Download: Richard Swift – Whitman [MP3]
As the date continues to draw closer, we’re still going strong, bringing you another band we think you should take notice of during Austin City Limits. Read on for our thoughts on The Moondoggies. Read more
Happy Wednesday kids! Today we’ve got a tune for you from Icelandic artist Sóley, who some of you may recognize from indie veteran bands Sin Fang and Seabear. This is the first solo record from the typically quiet singer songwriter and a taste of her progressive style can be found below. The new song “I’ll Drown”, appears on debut LP We Sink out October 4th on Morr Music. Interested parties should also check out an intimate video of Sóley performing new song “The Sun is Going Down (pt. 2)” over on Vimeo.
Download: Soley – I’ll Drown [MP3]
Ah yes, that old familiar new band smell is in the air today with a new tune called “Fountain Tesserae” from UK outfit Sea Pinks. The new project is fronted by a familiar face in the form of Neil Brogan who spends most of his musical time in indie hit makers Girls Names. Neil’s new project has a debut LP Dead Seas ready for release physically and digitially on September 6th via CF/Records.
Download: Sea Pinks – Fountain Tesserae [MP3]
Here’s a new song called “Without A Cause” from Portland, OR based band Southerly. Those unfamiliar with the group should know that it’s basically a straight up side project from Portland based songwriter Krist Krueger. This track will appear on a new upcoming album from the band Youth due out September 20th on Greyday Records. It’s got a great driving rock sound.
Download: Southerly – Without A Cause [MP3]
Here’s another new chill single called “Twins” from recent Hardly Art pickup Gem Club. I’ll admit that I was at first reluctant to give in to the swooning voice of Christopher Barnes, but I’m now coming back to his John Lamonica style vocals more and more. As we previously mentioned, debut LP from Gem Club, Dreamers, is due out September 17th on Hardly Art. Give it a listen.
Download: Gem Club – Twins [MP3]