New Music From Swell Season

homepagelive2After their huge success from modern musical Once, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova decided to record an album together under the new moniker Swell Season.  The groups first LP will be hitting stores October 27th and will be called Strict Joy.  Check it out and let us know what you think in da comments section.

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Download: Swell Season – In These Arms [MP3]

New Tunes from Headlights

headlightsOne of our favorite new bands, Headlights, has a new album coming out soon.  The album is titled Wildlife, and it comes out October 6th on Polyvinyl. This new track has a bit of a different touch, although it’s still brimming with pop, there is a certain element of lo-fi fuzz added.  You can try out the song, and check out the band on tour this fall.

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Download: Headlights – Get Going [MP3]

New Tunes from Sea Wolf

seawolfSea Wolf has a new album titled White Water, White Bloom coming out on September 22nd here in the States on Dangerbird, and as a prelude to the release of the album, he’s offering “Stanislaus” as a bonus track for those interested. It’s definitely similar to his last release, and has that folk passion mixed with his wavering melancholic voice. Have a listen.

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Download: Sea Wolf – Stanislaus [MP3]

Matt Pryor On Daytrotter

mattSorry for the double up on Daytrotter posts this week, but damnit we can’t not post when Matt Pryor records a session.  We talk about Matt and his work in and outside of GUK and New Amsterdams on our site constantly, so you all know we love the guy.  Hell we even interviewed him a while back!  Enough rambling, check out the awesome session with songs from Matt’s debut solo record Confidence Man plus this unreleased track “Your Look Gave You Away”.

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Download: Matt Pryor – Your Look Gave You Away [MP3]

FTC – Guided by Voices

gbvRecently I was reading a book from the 33 and 1/3 Series on Bee Thousand. It was perfect timing because everything else lately had seemed a bit stale, so I went back and played the album.  Over and over again, it reveals new sounds to me, just as the band’s output does for most listeners.  It’s great to see that Bob Pollard, sand Guided by Voices,  is still trucking along, releasing new albums to this day, but for those of you who missed out on the genius of this man and his band, I suggest that you go revisit the entire catalogue.  Here’s a little old school, straight off of Bee Thousand.

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Los Campesinos! @ Emos (8/14)

los-campesinos1We always get excited when Los Campesinos! come to town so we’ll be making a point to see them on Friday when they come to Emos.  We’re even more excited this time around because one of our new favorite bands, Girls, will be playing as well.  Chicago band Smith Westerns will be providing opening support.  Tickets are only $14 and doors are at 9pm.

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Download: Los Campesinos! – Don’t Tell me to Do the Math(s) [MP3]

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