We’re continually drawing ever near to the SXSW music festival and the ATH crew is very ready for the music and a break from work. It’s fun finding some new bands prior to the festival, and Brooklyn based outfit The Muckers is just one of those bands. They sort of have a White Reaper meets more glam-y T. Rex type of sound. Should be a fantastic show. Follow the jump for the responses from The Muckers.
If you haven’t started making your band list for SXSW, you better get cracking now before you run out of time. One of the bands near the top of my list is Woodstock, NY based outfit The Bobby Lees. Having never seen the band live before, I’m pumped to experience the raw energy and fire in a proper venue. Hit the jump for the band’s responses to our pressing questions.
NYC based artist Joe Beerman made an impression on me last November with his new musical project known as Sipper with a much coveted spot on our year end Top Songs list. Moving forward into this year, Beerman has a new EP entitled Have Fun due out later in the spring. Prior to his new release date, we’ve been given the go ahead to share this bright new single called “O.K.” It features more of the washed out, yet bright and airy sound which originally drew me into this band. You will find it subtle in delivery while still holding tons of staying power in the final product.
Sipper is the new musical project from New York based artist Joe Beerman. Having already released the acclaimed debut EP Adam Driver earlier this year, it appears Beerman is not ready to settle into cruise control on one success story. Today he is returning with this new single called “Ghost”. This one is a layered piece of instrumentation that seems mellow at first, but continues to unravel new layers of driving pop sounds. We have ourselves a hit on our hands here folks.
After my compadres both shared some tuneage from New York based JW Francis over the last several months, I felt it was my turn to get in on the hype. Today we have this new song called “Lofi” which is a lovely bit of guitar pop music similar to a guy like Albert Hammond Jr. in his earlier solo days. What draws me in here is the infectious, breezy sound that is super easy to fall head over heals into. Now having shared three songs from Francis, I think it’s safe to say he’s ATH approved.
It’s Tuesday afternoon, and for some reason I am finding myself in a bit of chill, relaxed mood. Helping my lunch time, laid back feelings is this new song called “Not There” from NYC based Sandy. It’s a synth heavy song falling into the electronic pop or bedroom electronica genre, but with a much more interesting beat than others in the genre. I also love the hushed vocals from Samantha Pathe as they intertwine beautifully with the catchy beats.
Lookout for the debut release from Sandy, entitled Trances, due out on October 25th via Geographic North.
It’s Monday morning and Nathan and I are bummed out to be fully back to work starting tomorrow. As bummed as we may be, we can always try to bolster our moods with some fun, energetic, easy to get into music. Imagine that, my new friends in Portland, New York based The Beekeepers just sent over this new song called “Endless Spiral Notebooks”. It’s a fun, yet simple song full of swirling organs and an overall DIY approach to songwriting. It’s a fresh track for a Monday morning. Enjoy.
With members of Dirty On Purpose, Sisters, TEEN, and Darlings, new band Drawing Boards from Queens obviously has a lot of fire power for a new band. One can hear the power from the super group with this new, loud single called “Poor Bentley”. The listener will be treated to some expertly produced drums, well timed vocals, and some clean guitar riffs. Check it out.
Drawing Boards will new LP The Message on June 7th via Gentle Reminder Records.
Queens based rock band WIVES sent out this new track called “The 20 Teens” yesterday and I had to get it out to you people today. The song is a straight up rock n roll song with just a little bit of quirkiness to bring in a sort of Wolf Parade, Spencer Krug vibe. As you have a listen and enjoy, consider checking out more of the band’s music on bandcamp and mark your calendar for the release of their new album So Removed on October 4th via City Slang.
I first got turned on to Holy Tunics when they dropped Butter Dish last year, so I’m really stoked that Hit Parade Lemonade Supersonic Spree has been announced. I think you’ll find that this new single from the record fully employs the band brandishing their best power-pop. In the opening guitar lines you almost get this grungy college rock vibe, which fits the initial vocal burst. However, “bahs” and harmonies jump in on the chorus, satiating your pop needs for the day, or for these 2.5 minutes anyways. Good marker for this might be a band like Sloan, though feel like they’re going just a notch above in their volume production here. If you need guitar pop, then I suggest you keep an eye out for the new LP; it drops via the esteemed Meritorio Records on June 14th.
They’ve also got the following tour dates in July: