Now, we’ve posted about Spring King in the past, but their debut album just came out earlier this year in Britain, and it’s been blowing up big time. That’s why I’m thrilled to announce thatTell Me If You Like To, has been released for us here stateside. Below is a track from that album, aptly titled “Summer,” and it’s a glimmer of rock and roll fun that Spring King is all about. You get gang vocals and hooky choruses that beg you to sing along. You also get bombastic percussion and bouncy synths. Make sure you jam along with these summer vibes here and then go pick up a copy of their newly released album from Terrible Recordsright over here.
Dreller is a multi-instrumentalist based out of London, who also just so happens to be an animator and filmmaker.Now, as you’ll find out from the music video below for “Control,” this track is pretty much radio ready, heavily electronically influenced, pop music, but there’s something compelling in that choral hook that brought me back for repeated listening. Personally, I like the way the track takes a bit of time to really get going, and then once it’s off, those layers of synths and guitars don’t ever stop their dicey groove.
What do you think about it?
Hate to be the guy that runs songs that hit a little earlier, but this Public Access TV track is too sweet not to put up for you. It’s got this hip rock n’ roll swagger to it, and the production is really clean, setting the band aside from many of their peers. It reminds me of this rad band from NYC called The Realistics, just kicking out great rock n’ roll hits for the masses. It’s one of the two tracks that will feature on the band’s new AA Side 7″, which is being released by Terrible Records as a teasing taste at what’s to come with their new LP in early 2016. If you didn’t hear it yesterday, give it a listen today.
Moses Sumney has been gaining lots of attention for his soulful folk tunes as of late, and when I heard this new track “Pleas,” I realized it was time to show him a little attention myself. When you press play on this number, you’ll be welcomed the delicate guitar plucking and Sumney’s rich vocals that ooze warmth cut you slightly with their gentle rasp. It’s a great simple folk song, but it’s clear that the vocals are the main attraction, and near the end of the song you are treated to some chilling oohs that showcase his power in that field. Take a listen and fall in love, then go pre-order it here.
There’s been a lot of buzz around Public Access TV as of late, which is striking, considering there’s little to the band other than an unreleased EP for Terrible Records. That being said, those looking for synth-influenced pop hits to toss on the record player late at night will surely have their interests piqued here. It’s got brightness in all the right places, and this really chilled out vibe that could either instigate a late night dance party or a casual nod off to sleep. The juries out still on how far the group will go, but based on this, it sounds like they’re going to be offering us a lot of great hits; look for the release digitally next week.
I’m all about easing into the SXSW maelstrom with a light spirit, and this Public Access TV tune is doing the trick to alleviate anxiety. It’s a track that hints at dance floor readiness, though it does so without beating you over the head with cliche beats; just picture the early work of Phoenix. Later this Spring they’ll be releasing their Public Access EP via Terrible Records, but before then you can catch them on tour with Gang of Four, or at SXSW if you happen to be in town.
The story goes that George Lewis Jr. had been struggling with writer’s block until he began to wonder the streets of Berlin. It seems at this point he came to the decision to record some sublime electro-pop tunes that will soon be released by Grizzly Bear‘s Chris Taylor’s Terrible Records. He’s got some 7 inches coming your way in the Spring, and based on this track, you’re going to love Twin Shadow. It recalls a touch of TV on the Radio for me, but hey, that’s just me.
Download: Twin Shadow – Yellow Balloon [MP3]
Cant is the new side project from full time Grizzly Bear bass player and producer Chris Taylor. At the time being the project has very little material available aside from this new MP3 “Ghosts”. This one appears on Cant’s one and only 7″ which is available today on brand new label Terrible Records. This vinyl issue is very limited in production so you better buy one now before they’re gone.
Download: Cant – Ghosts [MP3]