It’s getting hotter than the devil’s ass crack down here in the ATX, which means that my listening catalogue and preferences are out the window. This new song from San Francisco’s Pardoner is right there with me though, as it’s a lo-fi, post punk track with just enough of a strange twist on it to set it apart from the masses. “Blue Hell” will appeal to your grunge taste, but the vocals sound as though they’re coming from another room, which puts a whole different spin on the track. Check it out below and then get stoked for the band’s debut full length, Uncontrollable Salvation, which will be out September 8 via the always killer Father/Daughter records.
Look, I know this is blowing up internet land already, but way back in the beginning of July I shared with you the first single from PWR BTTM, and now that they’ve returned with another excellent single, I feel compelled to stick with this group. This song, “1994,” gives a bit of a different flavor to what you’ve already come to enjoy from the duo– whereas the last track was a bit punk rock, this number puts more of a pop spin on the sound. Yea, it definitely still has its rock flair, but that chorus of “Oohs,” sort of makes it impossible to avoid singing along with the group. Lookout for this group, and their debut album, Ugly Cherries, which is due out September 18th via Miscreant and Father/Daughter Records. Preorder Here!
A few short weeks ago, Nathan shared with you a single from a band by the name of Sports and today I’m here to throw another indie rock gem at you from this group of youngsters. “The Washing Machine” is a nice little track from the band’s upcoming record, All Of Something, which is due out October 30th on Father/Daughter Records, and it features some of the jubilant indie rock that you may have already heard from the first single the band put out, but whereas that track was all out rock, this one packs a bit of sentimentality to it. Don’t get me wrong, the song still packs a punch, but the vocals have a softer sound to them– as the lead singer Carmen Perry pushes her voice to those high peaks, you’ve gotta appreciate the sugary sweetness.
PWR BTTM are a punk duo comprised of Ben Hopkins and Liv Bruce who have put out a few EPs and demos, but are awaiting the release of their first full length record Ugly Cherries. The title track from that upcoming record is below, and when you listen you’ll hear classic punk elements, but what makes this song striking for me are the vocals, which softens the vibe a bit and is different from what you would expect. Meanwhile, the guitar is still buzzy and those vocals gain grit and teeth as the song goes on. Lookout for more from these two and get ready for the new record due out September 18th via Father/Daughter Records and Miscreant Records.
No? Well, let’s change that. O-Face are a five piece currently located in New York that make alternative music that will have you nostalgic for 90’s emo. The track I have for you today comes off of the band’s newest EP, Mint, which is due out quite soon on June 2nd. “740 Turbo” has the sleek guitars you’d expect from that aforementioned genre, as well as the cutting vocals, but the vocals have this lovely imperfect quality that show off raw emotion. Go on over to Father/Daughter Records and Preorder this EP.
As part of the Keep In Touch subscription series from Father/Daughter Records, Mutual Benefit have given us this new, previously unheard demo called “Slow March.” This song is a gorgeous, delicate number that will have you marveling at the songwriting and craftsmanship of Jordan Lee. If this subscription series sounds like something you’d like to be signed up for, you can venture over here to learn more about it and the other great artists involved.