Tape Waves are a two-piece, dream-pop band out of South Carolina. Their addictive brand of warm, hazy, pop songs are perfect to lift your spirits on these cold, rainy, gray (at least where I live) days of fall.
Their solid new LP, Here To Fade, is out now through Bleeding Gold Records. For a taste give “So Fast” (below) a spin. Enjoy.
Tape Waves – So Fast from Here To Fade (2016)
Greta Morgan’s smokey, powerful voice is as cool as ever as it shines over the top of the lush, psych-pop grooves on her newest Springtime Carnivore LP, Midnight Room. The exuberant single, ‘Raised By Wolves” (below) is an addictive taste of how cool Midnight Room is. Definitely no sophomore slump here.
Midnight Room drops October 7 via Autumn Tone Records. It belongs on everyone’s must own list. Enjoy.
Springtime Carnivore – Raised By Wolves from Midnight Room (2016)
Scotland’s Teenage Fanclub shouldn’t need any introduction, they’ve been putting out the power-pop hits since 1990′s A Catholic Education. Fast forward twenty-six years later (6 years since their last release) and they are still kicking out the jams and sounding as fresh as ever on their new LP Here.
Give album opener, “I’m In Love” (below) a spin, it’s a warm, shimmery, power-pop gem perfect for extending the summer vibes into September.
Here is out on September 9 via Merge Records. It’s a good one. Enjoy.
Teenage Fanclub – I’m In Love from Here (2016)
It’s a bit early to name Conveyor’s new release, Ready Not Ready, album of the year for 2016, but it’s jangly guitars, over groove-driven bass lines, mixed with some well-placed horns and strings, all wrapped up nicely with some tight as hell drum kit work, has set the bar possibly too high to surpass. Give one of the many standout tracks, “Caul”, a spin below. It’s a great sample of the album’s geniusness.
Chicago rock ‘n’ rollers, The Evening Attraction recently released their newest 7-inch single, The Evening Attraction Presents: Tea Party, on Classic Waxxx Records. The A-side, “The Kids Don’t Care (For Rock ‘n’ Roll)”(streaming below) is a stomping, garage-pop romp that’s sure to shake even the gloomiest person out of their funk.
The Evening Attraction Presents: Tea Party is available digitally from The Evening Attraction’s Bandcamp page and also available on vinyl from Classic Waxxx – I highly recommend picking up a vinyl copy before they are gone.
Atlanta powerhouse trio, Omni, throw it down on their hook-filled, power-pop release Deluxe. The chugging bass, angular guitar and frantic backbeat of opener “Afterlife” (below) not only make it one of the best songs on the album, but one of my favorite songs so far this year.
Deluxe is out now through Trouble In Mind Records. It’s one of my favorite records so far this year and a great one to crank up and pogo around the house to. Enjoy
Omni – Afterlife from Deluxe (2016)
Lisa Prank is the Seattle-based solo project of Robin Edwards. Armed with an electric guitar, a Roland MC-505 drum machine, guest appearances by members of Tacocat, Chastity Belt and The Trashies – Lisa Prank’s newest album, Adult Teen. is an addictive pop-punk gem packed with 11 catchy earworms that will burrow themselves deep into your brain.
Check out album opener “Starting Again” for a taste. Adult Teen. is out now and available in most formats from Father/Daughter Records. Enjoy.
Lisa Prank – Starting Again from Adult Teen. (2016)
Yea-Ming And The Rumours debut album, I Will Make You Mine, is an exceptional 33 minutes of indie-surf-country-pop-rock. Yea-Ming Chen’s smokey voice is a killer, and really matches up well with all the different genres she and her band, The Rumours, throw at these 10 songs. Give the country-like, album standout “You Took Be By The Hand” (below) a spin, you will not be disappointed.
Yea-Ming And The Rumours – You Took Me By The Hand from I Will Make You Mine (2016)
Tucson, AZ’s Sea Wren is the side project of Cherish Rendon, who also plays for the fabulous psych-pop band, The Resonars. As Sea Wren, Cherish writes, sings and plays all guitars on all songs, with fellow Resonar, Matt Rendon, on the drums.
Her self-titled debut is out now on cassette through Lolipop Records and digitally available from Sea Wren’s Bandcamp page. It’s a jangly, garage-pop gem that you will find yourself playing over and over again. Give the standout track, “Birds of Slumber” (below) a spin to see what I mean.
Sea Wren – Birds of Slumber from S/T (2016)