UK band Good Shoes got a lot of great press after the release of their last album, but they’re ready to make huge waves with their newest record No Hope, No Future, which comes out on January 25th. The rhythmic bounce in this song makes it perfect for a Friday tune; it reminds us a lot of our favorite UK band the Mystery Jets. Maybe they’ll both hit the U.S. together! We can only hope, but for now, let your feet tap! Or head to their site for a preview of 4 songs off the new album.
Download: Good Shoes – Under Control [MP3]
It’s been a long time since I’ve really visited the music of Omaha, but now that I’ve heard Thunder Power, it’s time to revisit the great scene in that town. Thunder Power is releasing a new split EP titled Hearts Intersect, which will hit stores March 2nd. Take a listen to the track, and see if you can get back in the swing of that old Omaha sound.
Download: Thunder Power – Heartifact [MP3]
We’ve long made it known that we are big fans of Eef Barzelay and his indie rock outfit Clem Snide. After a so-so release last year with Hungry Bird, the band is already back in 2010 with a new LP entitled The Meat of Life. A few songs from the new album, including “Denise” found below, have been turning up on the interwebs over the last few days as well. This first preview we’re bringing you shows promise of a more upbeat and poppy album as opposed to the slow burner from last year. You can also stream the album in it’s entirety over on the 429 Records website prior to its February 23rd release date. Nice.
San Marcos finest, This Will Destroy You, are coming to the ATX at Emo’s on Friday night. The lineup rounds out nicely with Lymbyc System, Sleep Whale and Loxsly. Should be a great night with some talented bands.
Download: This Will Destroy You – Threads [MP3]
You know if you’ve been following our site that we loved the Blood Brothers, then moved on to loving Jaguar Love. Now we’ve got another family relative of Blood Brothers, this time from former lead singer Jordan. His new group Past Lives isn’t quite in the same world as his former band, though their first single “Hex Takes Hold” did have some of the vocal memories. This new one, however, slowly trods along, almost as if they are playing with some slo-core stylings. You be the judge. And if you like it, grab Tapestry of Webs on February 23rd.
Download: Past Lives – Deep In The Valley [MP3]
I think we may have missed this new Matt Pond PA song during our holiday hangover, but we figured you’d like it regardless. The PA band has been hard at work as of late and is now prepping a new LP entitled Dark Leaves for an April 6th release. Many of you have heard a few of these new songs when we posted about a free EP from Matt and the gang back in December. Check out a preview of the upcoming album below with new track “Starting” which also appears on a new 7″ single. You can pick up a copy of one of those on the Altitude Records site.
Download: Matt Pond PA – Starting [MP3]
I think we’ve made it fairly well known that we are still fans of the now super veteran act Alkaline Trio. Many of you may have moved on at this point in their career, but we refuse. So now in 2010 the guys are about to release their anticipated follow up to the underrated 2008 release Agony and Irony. This new LP will be called The Addicition and features the single of same name you’ll find below. Head to stores Feb. 23rd for the new album.
Download: Alkaline Trio – This Addiction [MP3]
The great thing about reading solid print magazines, like The Big Takeover, is that they always put so much work into their magazines. With that, you inevitably discover new things, much as I discovered Britain’s The Lucy Show. While I’m not sure why they named their band after Lucille Ball, I do love the fact that they re-released Undone, which has loads of great songs. Take a trip down memory lane with me, and enjoy The Lucy Show.
Download: The Lucy Show – Undone [MP3]
So I don’t know a whole lot about this British band Let’s Wrestle other than they just signed to Merge Records for their debut LP. Outside of that, I know that the song we’ve got posted below “We are the Men You’ll Grow to Love Soon” has got to be one of the catchiest little diddies I’ve heard in a long time. I dare you, hell I double dog dare you to get that tune out of your head. Me likey. You can get your hands on the band’s debut LP In The Court of the Wrestling Lets on March 23rd.
Download: Let’s Wrestle – We are the Men You’ll Grow to Love Soon [MP3]
A new song called “Promises” from Berkley band Morning Benders is showing up all over the internet today. The new single will appear on the foursomes upcoming LP Big Echo which hits stores March 9th via Rough Trade. This new jam comes off sounding a tad like Grizzly Bear minus the incredible vocal harmonies. Of course that’s not too surprising since since Chris Taylor is co-producing the album.
Download: The Morning Benders – Promises [MP3]