Are you tired of me talking about Leland Sundries and their Foundry EP yet? Well, I’ve almost covered all the tunes on the site, so maybe this will be the last time (I’m not making any promises). Nick Loss-Eaton has a great way with matter-of-fact storytelling and vocal delivery, which makes a song like this both interesting and attractive to listeners. It’s a bit in the vein of Americana, but for the most part, it’s got a steady little country chug to it…although I’ll admit it’s probably one of the most upbeat tracks on the EP. I don’t care if it’s just me, these dudes have something going.
Download:Leland Sundries – Giving Up Redheads [MP3]
Just before Bear in Heaven releases their newest album, I Love You It’s Cool, they’ll be making their way down to Austin to party with us for SXSW. Well, not us, but you, and all the rest of the festival goers. They’ve been remixing records and throwing out hits for a couple of years now, so you better get out there and enjoy! Thanks to Grace for helping set up the interview with Adam! Read more
Brooklyn’s Leland Sundries have just put out their Foundry EP, and we’ve got another new track from the effort to offer you up today. For the most part, the song centers around a nicely strummed guitar, with a deep-toned vocal coming your way. Apparently the song references a fire in Brooklyn in 2006, so it’s definitely had time to germinate with band leader Nick Loss Eaton. Let’ this track sink in for a bit, and you’ll soon join us in singing the praise for Leland Sundries–another Brooklyn band with a really bright future.
Download:Leland Sundries – Monitor Arms [MP3]
It’s been a slow week for the heavier set of rock n’ roll, but when you get tracks like this new one from Leland Sundries, you can’t really complain. This Brooklyn group is set to release their The Foundry EP on February 21st, and we’ll be lucky if it all sounds as delicious as this jam. For the most part, the music is subdued, gently strummed guitar, but the vocal style has a relaxed approach that recalls, for me, a calmed Stephen Malkmus. Let’s hope this band gets the respect they clearly reserve as their EP hits the streets.
Download:Leland Sundries – Apparition [MP3]
I read about the Denzels awhile back via OTRM, and when I checked back in again with them, I was happy to see that the group has just released a nice little two song EP titled Easy Tiger for our enjoyment. As the song slowly walks you in, you’ll find the pure joy of the swagger that kicks in around the twenty second mark. From here on out, it’s sort of a poppier-tinged twist on the Cali psych rock we all adore. The second track on the EP definitely is just as promising, so be sure to check in on the band if you dig the track below.
Download: The Denzels – Black Girls [MP3]
God, I just can’t get enough of this band! Every time I hear something new, I immediately get excited. The So So Glos are a little bit brash, but definitely energetic, which makes it easy to fall so hard for their hooks. This new track hit the Internet just before Thanksgiving, and I’ve been jamming ever since then, eagerly awaiting news on their upcoming album. These guys seem to just want to have a good time, and sometimes rock n’ roll needs that bit of fun, so here’s to these dudes just kicking out the proverbial jams.
Download: The So So Glos – Son of an American [MP3]
Here’s a little driving rock song I’ve been enjoying recently from new find No Yes No. The band, hailing from Brooklyn (duh), are using this song “Youngins” to promote their brand new EP which is available for stream and purchase on their bandcamp page. I was quickly drawn to the sort of Joy Division new age sound created by this tune and hope you kids like it too.
Download: No Yes No – Youngins [MP3]
One of my surprises for the summer has been this excellent debut record from Brooklyn’s Sundelles. Initially, they caught my ear with a 7″, which sounded sort of like a bratty Cali-pop beach jam, but this new release is nothing short of warm and brilliant. Part of me feels like the melodies on Georgia Swan belong in the Oceanic regions of the world, with hints of haziness and just a slight bit of jangle, but perhaps that’s just one man’s idea. You, however, will vastly benefit from going on to iTunes, and grabbing this, or ordering it directly from the band. I’m a few weeks late on the heads up, but I absolutely promise that you will not be let down here.
Download: The Sundelles – Kiss The Coast [MP3]
Luckily I came across the info on Crinkles in my inbox today, promising warm guitars and mention of nu-Americana. Not sure that I know much about nu-Americana, but I definitely love warm guitar sounds, especially as I’ve been feeling kind of worn out lately, so it allows me to unwind in my own mind for a spell. Crinkles are on their way to releasing their Know Nothing EP, which will hopefully get the band a bit more recognition, as this track deserves your attention, especially if you wait until the end for singer Dan’s voice to drift off harmoniously. The band have a few EPs to their name already, so take some time out today to visit their various pages, and take it all in; you’ll be glad you did.
Download: Crinkles – I’m A Dog [MP3]
Today we focus on some of the lesser known bands of ACL with an interview spotlighting relatively new Brooklyn band Suckers. We spoke to the man simply known as Pan this week via phone to find out a little bit about this new project. I think you will all be glad to know that Pan is in full support of my Pearl Jam pick for ACL. So there. Follow the jump for full interview.