The Dust Mice, Asobi Seksu, Disappears, James Blake, Young Galaxy & more
More great new music that needs to be heard.
1. //orangenoise – On The Run
Glammy, high energy garage from Karachi. The excellent //voracious EP is available for free download on Bandcamp.
2. The Vanity Press – Common Girls
Glorious Swervedriver-influenced shoegaze from “Satan-tonio,” Texas.
3. Figurehead – Idiot Savant
From NW Shoegazing’s awesome Vibrato 11.01 compilation, this Pinion track delivers full-on, rock and roll shoegaze.
4. Disappears – Halo
Propulsive rock and roll with a dose of krautrock from their great new Guider album.
5. Lower Heaven – Firearms
Now we enter the drone zone. One of the many nice cuts off their Today Is All We Have record. Note not to confuse this band with Lower Dens, as I did at first.
6. The Vacant Lots – Confusion
With a wink at vintage Brian Jonestown Massacre, love this psych cut from the New Englanders.
7. Voyageurs – Black Forest
Murky trip into the night from the brilliantly-titled Alien Iverson.
Tense, cut up re-interpretation of the beautiful Flourescence track.
9. Young Galaxy - We Have Everything
I know what you’re thinking: will we play every song off their new Shapeshifting record? Well…if they’re all this good, we make no promises.
10. Blouse – Shadow
80’s inspired electropop that you can wrap yourself up in. Pick it up on their Bandcamp.
11. Illogical Time Concerns – Fight Till You’re Right
12. The Dust Mice – Sun Will Shine
Very impressed with this UK band’s Sun Will Shine EP (bandcamp). Check out the classic dream pop on this title track.
13. jj – I’m The One / Money On My Mind
Had this great chillwave tune kicking around for a while. This has got to be the shortest song that has two names separated by a slash.
14. Tearjerker – Best
Released on last November’s Strangers, I love the melody over the swollen, distorted bass.
15. James Blake – Wilhelms Scream
Hard to define this one – space age R&B? Just wonderful.
16. Quiet Lights – No More Canyons
Building intensity from Brooklyn.