Another New Jam from Jacuzzi Boys

Jacuzzi_Boys_Edited_2Just a short bit ago, we had a scorching rocker from Jacuzzi Boys to announce their new EP, but now they’ve settled into a different groove for their new single, “Sun.” This one’s got more of a chilled out vibe at the start, like you’re sitting on the patio relaxing after a day on the Miami beach (where the band is fun).  Still, they employ their hooks with a rocking chorus and a more emphatic closing to stick with the band’s penchant for rocking out.  Pretty sure this tune’s a hit. Look for their Happy Damage EP on September 18th via Magma.

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Are You Listening to Gorgeous Bully?

11073436_867749073263478_1577676898116032283_oIt wasn’t long ago that I was raving about the latest from Gorgeous Bully, and here I am again begging you to go back and listen to the Manchester act.  This new tune went up yesterday, and it’s got a different feel than some of the latest work, though the lineage is still evident.  Vocally, there’s still that drawn out touch to it, but the rest of the track almost has a psychedelic Brit-pop feel, which wouldn’t offend me in the least. Not sure exactly where this fits in the release schedule since the artwork being used is from the last album, Dumb Ideals (if you don’t have it, what are you waiting for?), but when I know, I promise to fill you in.

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Enjoy This Grey Lands Track

greylandsI’ve really been digging this track from Canada’s Grey Lands the last few days.  It’s got a very traditional indie rock feel, falling somewhere in the world between Spoon and the Walkmen…though I can’t help but hear tons of Sonic Youth in the guitar chords on this track (none of these are bad things in our book).  The band is set to release their debut Right Arm in just over a month on Paper Bag Records, so we wanted to make sure this preview got the band on your radar as the release date (9/11) approaches.

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Have You Heard Hotman

hotmanIt’s amazing that in all the hubbub about music cities dying no one is really discussing how difficult it’s been for a lot of musicians to even eke out a living in one band…they often turn to two or three different projects.  Maybe that’s the case for Joe from Low Culture, or maybe he just loves to play music.  This track below opens up with a kinship to Guided By Voices, which initially caught me, though it travels to an entirely different territory as the song drives on, pushing more towards the punk direction that you might associate with Joe’s other band. Hotman only has these two tracks, but they’re NYOP, and they’re both super rad, so get on it.

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Download: Hotman – Ghost Love [MP3]

ATX Spotlight: More New Rain Collectors

rainWe were fortunate enough to premiere the first Rain Collectors single of the year, and now the charming Austin duo has another tune for you all to enjoy. Santiago, who plays in other well-known ATX acts like Growl takes the lead for the opening moments of the track, then trading places so Blair, of AMA, can come in and do her thing…only for the two to unite during the chorus.  Honestly, there’s probably lots of little musical nods they’re making, but you can’t pinpoint just one sound, making the group sound utterly refreshing whilst still feeling wholly familiar. Let’s keep our focus on these guys as they continue to charm their way into our constant listening rotation.

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Doubting Thomas Cruise Control

doubtingthomasWould love to know more about the story behind the name, Doubting Thomas Cruise Control, but what I do know is that their latest single is pretty solid number in my book. It reminds me a lot of early 2000s indie rock, the kind that often showed up on Jade Tree.  It’s got a casual delivery, yet this slowcore approach to the guitar sound…and I’m a fan of both those things.  It’s another reason to keep an eye on the band as they prep the release of their new album, Remember Me John Lydon Forver; it’s being released on August 14th via our friends at Fleeting Youth Records.

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Listen to New Jacuzzi Boys

Jacuzzi_Boys_Edited_2I love the Jacuzzi Boys, especially when they admittedly go back to their roots and just bang out good old fashioned rock n’ roll.  They’ve just announced the Happy Damage EP, which is set to be a representation of the band’s return to their original form, writing songs meant to be banged out boisterously by a three-piece rock act.  The first listen is perfect; it’s noisy in all the rock places, but had this punishing groove beneath it.  You can even catch a video of the band they recorded for this song as they traveled about the States making new friends; it’s HERE. Look for the new EP on the band’s own label, Mag Mag, this Fall.

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Fresh Protomartyr Track!!!

ProtomartyrNot long ago Protomartyr was all the rage in the blogosphere, and now they’re back to resume their rightful place atop the scene. At first, you’re hearing the track and it seems a little subdued, calmer even.  But, there are two slight little hints at the band’s ability to offer noisier moments, though they’re brief. It’s all just a warning for the band’s positional switch mid track, where they turn the direction of the song, letting the guitars ring out and crash their way to the song’s close. They’ve titled their new effort The Agent Intellect and it will be out on October 9th via Hardly Art.

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Fresh EP from Power of Satan

PrintIt’s always interesting to me how music filters and influences places all over the world, which I feel is the case with Power of Satan‘s newest EP. The Japanese band has just released their new four song EP on Bleeding Gold Records, and there’s touchstones of all things indie rock in the last few decades.  I hear little bits of Pavement, but I can also hear a lot of that angular guitar pop that people give Flying Nun credit for; it might seem all over the place with those touchstones, but it’s really a well put together release.  You can grab the EP for NYOP (which means throw some dollars their way).

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Download: Invader [MP3]

New Music from DIV I DED

divided2The first few seconds of this new single from DIV I DED sets you in line for some traditional female-fronted pop music, but hold on, as the band fills the space behind Viktorie’s voice with this bubbling drum work.  Success in this tune comes via the juxtaposition of the lofty vocals contrasted against the sonic exploration of the band.  I can see where fans of Beach House or Widowspeak would fall in love here, though things are quite a bit louder in your speakers here. The band will be releasing their album, Born to Sleep on cassette via Fleeting Youth Records on July 21st.

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