I was looking for something gentle and innocent today, so it’s a good thing that we got this new track from Try the Pie in over the weekend. It’s the writing project of Bean Tupou, and it’s got this great recording quality despite sounding like these song’s are all coming straight from Bean’s bedroom. Musically, it’s quite intimate, as this song displays, allowing listeners to experience Tupou’s life for themsleves; she wants nothing more than for you to be a part of your world. Her new album is titled Rest, and will be released via HHBTM on November 13th. She’s also currently touring all over the States, so see if you can catch her live while she’s out there.
When I heard the name Andy Gonzalez (ex-Of Montreal, The Music Tapes) I had one thing in mind before I even listened to the song. But, put your pretense aside, as the music you’ll hear form his Marshmallow Coast has a lot more in common with early Death Cab or Pinback. There’s a calming vocal touch, aided by a female backing, while the music has this smooth downtempo pop polish. It’s the new tune from his forthcoming Vangelis Rides Again, which will see a May 5th release via HHBTM.
Feel like we should start off our week with you on a bit of a rocking note, which brings us to this excellent track from Muuy Biien, an Atlanta outfit who’ve started to see their name pop up all over the place. For me, the bubbling bass work caught my ear first, but let’s not dismiss the power behind the shouted lyrics that burst through your speakers. HHBTM is going to be releasing the band’s new album, Do Yourself In, on APril 29th,and I’m getting the feeling that it’s going to kick us all in the teeth; I’m anxiously waiting that moment. Take a listen to the tune below to check out what the hype is really all about.