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Magic and Naked – Duck Duck Grey Duck

28 May

This split 7″ single from Switzerland’s Magic & Naked and Duck Duck Grey Duck arrived in my mailbox the other day and it couldn’t have come sooner. It’s been very rainy and dreary here in my neck of the woods, and these instrumental surf rock tunes were just what I needed to get me out of the weather-induced funk I was in.

You can stream both songs from the single below. You can also pick up this single in physical or digital form from Six Tonnes De Chair’s Bandcamp page. Enjoy.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

26 May

Unknown Mortal Orchestra is set to release Multi-Love, their 3rd LP and 2nd with Jagjaguwar Records.  Multi-Love, showcases the wonkier side of UMO, similar to their 2011 Fat Possum self-titled debut.

Check out “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone” below. It’s a funky, head-nodding slab of psych-pop goodness.

Multi-Love is out now and available to buy from Jagjaguwar or your favorite record store. Enjoy.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Can’t Keep Checking My Phone from Multi-Love (2015)

Azores

18 May

I’m a sucker for catchy power-pop music and Harrisonburg, VA’s Azores really hits the spot. The jangly goodness of opening track “All Day Fantasy” (below) is quite addicting and I find myself playing it over and over again.

Azores’ self-titled cassette is available now from Funny / Not Funny. It’s also available digitally on Azores’ Bandcamp page. Enjoy.

Azores – All Day Fantasy from Azores (2015)

Azores Facebook

PILES

12 May

Milwaukee 3-piece, PILES, play a heavy brand of face melting post-punk that is right up my alley. Opening track, “Blue Glue” (below), from their debut full-length, Planet Skin, bludgeons your ears with it’s throbbing, sludgy bass lines and razor sharp guitar work. Planet Skin is quickly rising to the top of my favorite albums of the year. I highly recommend you check it out.

Planet Skin is available digitally on their Bandcamp page. They will be releasing this bad boy on vinyl as well – also available on their Bandcamp page.

PILES – Blue Glue from Planet Skin (2015)

PILES on Facebook

Chick Quest

6 May

I came across Vienna’s Chick Quest when they reached out to us through Twitter. I was intrigued by their avatar (I have no idea if that’s what it’s called) and description of their music “Spaghetti western post-punk from Vienna, Austria”. I checked them out and really enjoyed what I heard.

I was instantly drawn in by the rawness of opening track, “Somebody Call A Doctor” (below). The pounding drums, loud surf-punk guitar and trumpet are dead-on in line with their description. Also included for your listening pleasure is a stream of their dance-punk stomper “Explain Yourself To A Bat”.

Chick Quest’s self-released debut, Vs. Galore, is available now to buy/stream from their Bandcamp page. Enjoy.

Chick Quest – Somebody Call A Doctor from Vs. Galore (2015)

The Noble Krell

27 Apr

Arizona’s The Noble Krell play an addicting brand of 60′s era, jangly, psychedelic pop that demands being played on repeat. Their new single Never Ever is out now from Hidden Volume Records and available to stream below via their Bandcamp page. Enjoy!

Sarah Bethe Nelson

23 Apr

I’ve been really enjoying Sarah Bethe Nelson’s debut album, Fast-Moving Clouds, quite a bit lately. Her smooth, breathy vocals and witty song writing skills gel together nicely to form one of the better indie pop albums of the year. Check out the dreamy break up song, “Paying”, below for a taste.

Fast-Moving Clouds is available now from Burger Records.

Sarah Bethe Nelson – Paying from Fast-Moving Clouds (2015)

LABRYYYNTH

17 Apr

LABRYYYNTH is a new project from members of Dr. Dog and Golden Boots. Their self-titled debut LP is 10 tracks of stripped down, sci-fi themed, head nodding 70′s era pop rock. Check out the Moog driven toe-tapper “Traveling Strange” below. LABRYYYNTH’s album is available in all formats from PIAPTK. It’s also available on cassette from Burger and vinyl from Bleeding Gold. I highly recommend it.

LABRYYYNTH – Traveling Strange from S/T (2014)

Lady Lamb

8 Apr

Lady Lamb (aka Aly Spaltro) has one of the strongest voices out there. Her songs are in your face and powerful. Her sophomore release, After, is one of my favorite albums right now, I can’t get enough of it.

Check out slow builder “Spat Out Spit” below, it’s low key drum beat and equally slight vocals quietly pull you along to the chorus where Spaltro bludgeons your eardrums with her powerful voice. After is out now on Mom + Pop Records, you should buy it.

Lady Lamb – Spat Out Spit from After (2015)

Borrowed Beams of Light – New Boss

7 Apr

I apologize for my month long hiatus as I dealt with sickness and busyness. As an attempt to make up for the lack of posts I offer you a two-for-one from my friends at Funny / Not Funny Records. They just released a split cassette from two really cool bands, Borrowed Beams of Light and New Boss, and I have two tracks below for your listening downloading pleasure.

“Long-Necked Wife” from Borrowed Beams of Light is super chill and pretty damn groovy, while “Last Try” from New Boss is more upbeat and poppy. The two tracks contrast each other well and are great examples of what you can expect throughout the entire release. The split cassette is available now from Funny / Not Funny. I highly recommend it.

Borrowed Beams of Light – Long-Necked Wife from split cassette (2015)

New Boss – Last Try from split cassette (2015)

Borrowed Beams of Light FB

New Boss FB