Looks like today’s going to be a day for rock n’ roll, and this poppy bit of punk rock from Sam Coffey & the Iron Lungs is perfect. They kick out an anthemic style akin to our local favorites Basketball Shorts, filled with huge hook-laden riffs and lyrics to scream at the top of your lungs. What separates the group from their peers, at least in this number, is the chorus, touching up the tune with just a hint of clarity. They’re releasing their self-titled debut on Burger/Dine Alone on July 28th…and it’ll probably be filled with infectious numbers that’ll stick in your head for some time.
Oh man, this track is a real winner. If you’re into garage rock with enough fuzz on it to rattle your headphones then this new track from BRONCHO who hail from Norman, Oklahoma. “I Know You” is a spiraling rock track, with twangy guitars and hazy vocals, but at the same time, it’s got a compelling vibe to those gang vocals that will have you coming back for more. From the beginning, this song is huge and it doesn’t ever get less than giant in its sound. Take a listen and get excited for theirupcoming record,Double Vanity, will be out June 10th via Dine Alone Records.
Word on the street is that they’re playing at The Sidewinder in a few short days (5/28) and you should probably scoop up a ticket for that right here.
Once Was Lost Now Just Hanging Around is only a few weeks away from its release, and this track here should definitely increase your interest in Sego. My ears play tricks on me with the latest single, trying to determine where the guitar chords seemingly go in and out of tune; it’s an interesting effect that’s buoyed by the precision drum work. This might not be breaking down any barriers, but it’s execution makes it an enjoyable tune you can spin again and agin. Look for the new album on Dine Alone on March 4th. The group will also be following the release up with a little tour, including some SXSW dates.
The Dandy Warhols have been a staple in the alternative scene for over two decades now, so its not surprising that this first new track in three years is nothing but great. You Are Killing Me has the band sounding a bit mellow, though if you listen close, youll hear the grumble and grit of the guitars as the song builds. To me, it sounds like The Magnetic Fields in its sing-songy nature and the choral hook will surely have you turning back again and again. Who knows what 2016 has in store for this group, but after this new single out on Dine Alone Records, Id keep a look out for more new tunes from these veterans of alternative.
There was a time in the early 00s when the indie sphere was filled with the energetic dance punk scene, breaking bands like LCD Soundsystem, the Rapture and even Electric Six. Some of those bands lasted, some ended, but this new track from Sego sounds like a throwback to that throwback. I can see how the vocal set up reminds some folks of LCD, but I think the rhythm work, like the percussion and the bass grooves has more of a leaning towards the impact of the Rapture (which was always my favorite of that era). They’ve just signed on with Dine Alone Records to release their Long Long Way from the Fringe EP in September. Enjoy this jam.
Fine Points is a brand new project featuring a few members of San Francsico based group Sleepy Sun. To get us all excited for the new material, the band is offering up this new single “Astral Season”. You will likely notice some similar sonic qualities to Sleepy Sun here, featuring pop music with several dashes of psychedelic overtones throughout.
Fine Points will drop Hover via Dine Alone Records on July 17th.
Vancouver’s Yukon Blonde have shared a catchy as hell new single from their upcoming third studio record, On Blonde, that’s due out June 16th. “Como,” the track below, is a pure party that pulls out all the stops to have you shake it with the band. The song walks the fine line between pop and psychedelic rock, with the presence of highly distorted guitars and synth that echo through the track nonstop. But then there are the vocals, often joined by some group backing vocals for the “oohs,” that are playful and fun. “Como,” has all the makings of a song that will be stuck in your head for days to come, but in the best possible way.
Here’s a nice little pop number called “Spins in Circles” coming your way from Toronto based outfit Dinosaur Bones. I’m digging the simplicity in the pop sound that can somehow still make the song catchy as hell even after several spins. You can pick up new album Shaky Dream on August 6th via Dine Alone Records.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/02-Spins-in-Circles.mp3]
Download: Dinosaur Bones – Spins in Circles [MP3]
Last year we brought you lots of news about Parlovr, one of Montreal’s hottest act. It looks like 2012 is going to give us more of the same; the band is set to release another album, Kook Soul, on Dine Alone Records on May 15th of this year. What I like about our first listen to the new music is the lack of immediacy in the following song. It’s not hitting you over the head, but instead, the band builds their sound slowly, erupting from time to time with spirited pop moments. It’s a slight change in direction, but one you’ll surely love if you just take the time to stream the track below.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/06-You-Only-Want-It-Cause-Youre-Lonely.mp3]
Perhaps those in Canada are hip to Library Voices, but the word is slowly starting to spread South about this great little pop band. They’ve just signed up to release their record, Summer of Lust, via Dine Alone Records on October 18th. It’s a seemingly busy track, filled with hooks and beeps, and even a bit of Win Butler-ish yelping during parts. All signs at the moment point towards this band completely winning over the States, bringing us more infectious pop tunes that will never fail to please our ears. Hello Library Voices, welcome to the States.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/03-Generation-Handclap.mp3]
Download: Library Voices – Generation Handclap [MP3]