Looking for a fun way to kick off your Monday? You might have just stumbled to the right place, as this constructionist jam from Body Language has really been doing wonders on my spirits. It’s got a trickling little melody, with a bit of crafty pep that sort of lurks in and out of your speakers. This is the sort of thing that gets under your skin/soul, bringing about welcome changes in mood. If you dig what you’re hearing you can grab this tune, and others, off the band’s upcoming LP, Social Studies, which hits the stores on October 18th.
Download: Body Language – Seeds of Sight [MP3]
I’ll be honest here and say that I had never really come across Cleveland’s Mr. Gnome prior to a few days ago. Since then, I’ve been enjoying their sort of spastic style indie rock music featured on their upcoming LP Madness in Miniature due out October 25th. From that new joint, I’ve got their latest single “Bit of Tongue” available for you below so you can see what spastic indie rock sounds like. Enjoy.
Download: Mr. Gnome – Bit of Tongue [MP3]
There’s a certain genre of music that I would have discarded long ago, but as I have matured (barely) my tastes have as well. Slow songs with woodsy folk influences are now jewels, so when I got this new track from Little Silver I had to share it with you. They’ve just put out The Stolen Souvenir EP, and this little number is absolutely superb. The attention to detail, the inherent melody and vocal harmonies make for an incredible listen. You’re gong to fall head over heels when you listen to this track; here’s to hoping you enjoy it as much as I do.
Download: Little Silver – Sleep Til Morning [MP3]
It’s been a mild week, musically speaking, with nothing really rocking coming my way. So, when I got this new track from Dirtnap Records about the Steve Adamyk Band, a little bit of joy came across my face. It’s got a classic pop-punk sound, and there’s nothing wrong with that. For those looking for a little bit of fun, get into this one now. Sharp guitars, hooks, gang vocals and oh so much more. If you dig this, you can get your hands on the group’s newest, Forever Won’t Wait, come the end of the year. Maybe it’s just me, but this definitely made my day.
Download: Steve Adamyk Band – Landslide [MP3]
Here’s another new industrial pop jam called “Myths on Rotting Ships” from Brooklyn based Warm Ghost that’s been crawling around inside my head recently. As previously stated, the band has finally released their debut full length LP Narrows this week on Partisan Records. It’s taken some time for me to get into their tunes, but after spinning their new album several times now, I’d call it highly recommended from ATH Ray Ray.
Download: Warm Ghost – Myths on Rotting Ships [MP3]
It’s been an odd year, as I seem to be warming to incredible female vocalists quite a bit more. Welsh singer Cate Le Bon is yet another of my discoveries, spinning songs that have this majestic quality to them, recalling music of the past that seems far more enchanting than anything else I’ve heard recently; it’s like french pop spun around the emotions of the British Isles. If you love the song below, you’ll love Put Me to Work, her new album that just came out. I keep finding myself getting completely lost in it all, and that’s a perfect way to wrap up my evening here. Hopefully you’ll take the same from this tune, and this record.
Download: Cate le Bon – Puts Me to Work [MP3]
I wondered what happened to Ramesh, formerly of Voxtrot. Personally, his songwriting was always really affecting, so I am glad to see he’s getting back out there. Floating around the Internet is his EP 1, which you can stream right HERE for your own listening pleasure. It’s still got that soft quality of pop that you came to expect from his old group. Not sure if he’s still writing from Austin, but I’m going to claim him as one of our own, as we need all the good musicians we can get. Best of luck to Ramesh as he gets back out there in the music world.
Download: RAMESH – The King
As a long time fan of the Thermals, I’ll always be dedicated to anything that’s associated with the band. Luckily for me, and for you as well, Hutch never really writes a bad song. His new solo project, Forbidden Friends just released a the new Totally Low 7″ on Kill Rock Stars, and it’s been playing on my turntable all night long. It might not have the sharp edge of the Thermals, but you can hear the backbone in there. His voice is always has a special place in my heart, which is perhaps the reason why I’m so attracted to the simplicity he’s revealed with this new project. Go get your hands on the single today!
Download: Forbidden Friends – Totally_Low [MP3]
Here’s another new sweet jam from Darren Weiss of Girls and his new project known as PAPA. The song is called “Aint It So” and appears on the band’s new EP A Good Woman is Hard to Find which is due out October 4th on Hit City USA Records. This comes after we shared new song with you “I Am the Lion King” a few weeks ago. Stay tuned to more from this promising up and coming group.
Download: PAPA – Ain’t It So [MP3]
One of the Atlanta bands I’m really excited about this year is Gringo Star. They’re prepping the release of their new album, Count Yer Lucky Stars, and it’s got me salivating already. When the record hits stores via Gigantic Music on October 25th, you can expect to find energy fueled pop tracks wrapped in a gritty little shell of garage nostalgia. While Atlanta has a slew of bands giving out some power-pop/punk rock jams, this feels more like a California psych rocker, and you know that’s a good thing in our book. Get familiar now folks, as this band’s about to take off.
Gringo Star – Count Yer Lucky Stars [MP3]