Is this album here yet? Every single time I get a new track from GRMLN I get excited by the prospect of the fun to be had when Empire finally hits stores on June 4th. Personally, the further we get along, the more I see a similarity in the hype that surrounded Wavves when Nathan first broke onto the scene. And just like those raucous tunes, the songs, including the one below, are filled with energy and brevity, giving us the perfect blend of brevity and pop goodness. Carpark will be releasing the album, and you can be sure that I’ll have good things to say about it!
Download: GRMLN – Do You Know How It Feels_ [MP3]
It seems like every couple of weeks we get a new tune from GRMLN, and I’m totally cool with that, especially when they’re as hook-laden as the following song we’ve got for your listening pleasure. We’re nearing the June 4th release date of Empire, the debut LP from the group, and I’m getting excited. Some part of me feels like there’s a Foutnains of Wayne ode in here, just propping up a solid rock tune with a powerful chorus. It’s actually sort of a rarity nowadays, so I’ll gladly take a revisiting of one of my favorite genres.
Download: GRMLN – Hand Pistol [MP3]
We’ve written about GRMLN before, but I’m even more excited about the band after hearing this latest track. It’s a lot more upbeat and in your face, with an edgy guitar kicking off right from the start. The vocals have this bit of power-pop delivery while the drums pound in the background; there’s even a riotous breakdown at the end of the tune. If you’re in need of a record you can just blast as the wind blows your hair back, then you’re going to want to get your hands on Empire when it is released by Carpark Records on June 4th.
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This song surfaced last week, but I was actually out catching the band at hand. They played a tight little set swirling with noise and wonderful melodies. Now that I’m back in the world, I feel like Teen‘s new song needs some attention, as it was one of the hits they played during their set. Interestingly, I felt like it was a bit noisier live, but I like the group holding back here, allowing for the powerful songwriting to make it’s way through. The group has their new Carolina EP coming out your way on May 28th via Carpark Records. This is someone you should give some attention to in the upcoming weeks.
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Man oh man, Dog Bite really has something here. This is the third single from Phil Jones (not the Man United utility player sadly) and his upcoming record, Velvet Changes, which is being released by Carpark Records on February 5th. Personally, I usually don’t go straight for the electronic looping, but I like the tone of the guitar that quietly lurks in the background. Plus, the manipulated drums provides a really strong sterility to the song’s structure. If you haven’t been carried away by Jones yet, then you’re going to have no one to blame but yourself when this album goes big time.
Download:Dog Bite – Native America [MP3]
Dog Bite was the band lucky enough to avoid the downpour during their opening slot at The Mohawk for Washed Out’s last stop in Austin. I liked their set and in retrospect by listening to the recent tracks hitting the intarwebs, I like them more than I did at the show. I need a do over.
Anyway, Phil Jones is leading the band into 2013, Velvet Changes dropping 2/5 via Carpark. This is the second song from the pending LP and is a bit gazier and hazier. The song premiered over at Paste with a download via the Soundcloud embed there.
The band will be in town in support of Toro Y Moi @ Emo’s East on 2/2/13.
Download:Dog Bite – Forever, Until [MP3 @ Paste]
When I first pressed play on this new jam from Phil Jones project, Dog Bite, the heavy guitar definitely caught my ear. It gave a darker quality to the song from the get-go, which I definitely appreciated. Then the vocals washed in a bit of haunting echo pushed me over the edge. And while there’s a lurking solemnity, it’s not a song free of hooks. His album, Velvet Changes will be out on February 5th of next year via Carpark Records, and it’s shaping up to be one of those underdog releases I’m really rooting for. Have at it guys.
Download:Dog Bite – Prettiest Pills [MP3]
Hearing the story of California’s Yoodoo Park, I can’t help but recall the stories of early Cloud Nothings. Yoodoo is 19, about the same age as Dylan was, and he’s also recording tracks he loves at his home studio. It just so happens that we love the track too, with it’s dreamy vocals, propulsive beat and sharp guitars. Luckily for the masses, GRMLN has just signed with Carpark Records in order to release his Explore EP. You’ll want to keep an eye out for this group, as they figure to be big up-and-comers in the indie scene, especially with a hit like this one.
Download:GRMLN – Coral [MP3]
The self-titled release by Cloud Nothings this past January was one hell of a ride, consistently staying in my player for most, if not all, of 2011. And now we’ve got news that Dylan and his group are at it again, ready to rock and roll with a brand new record on Carpark. As of now, it’s titled Attack on Memory, and it should be hitting the streets on January 24th, so we’ll probably have another year to enjoy fresh new Cloud Nothings jams. Don’t think that you’re gonig to get the same fare this run around, as this first single displays a more subdued group, tossing out a more stripped down, slow-burner, as opposed to the furious blisterning rock of last year. I’m interested to see where this goes.
Download: Cloud Nothings – No Future No Past [MP3]
After re-issuing some work earlier this year, Cloud Nothings are prepping us all for the release of their new record on January 25th, which is going to be self-titled. We know the single came out earlier this week, but we had to give you a taste. It’s pretty noisy and boisterous, until you find the hook lying deep beneath the chorus. If anything, the song only grows with power and accessibilty as it goes along. Look for the record in 2011 on Carpark.
Download: Cloud Nothings – Understand At All [MP3]