Stamp Rural Alberta Advantage’s debut release, Hometowns, was one of my favorites from 2008, their music is earnest, expressive, and full of energy. Their upcoming release, Departing will release on 3/1 via Saddle Creek. Check out the new track, Stamp, and if you haven’t heard Hometowns, you should grab that now.
Shell Games Conor Oberst finally getting back to his original project, Bright Eyes. They have announced a new album, The People’s Key, which will release on February 15th 2011 on Saddle Creek Records. The People’s Key – the band’s seventh studio album – is the eagerly awaited follow-up to 2007’s acclaimed Cassadaga. Check out the first single, Shell Games, which is available for free download on Saddle Creek’s website.
Owen Pallett’s new EP is called Export. It’s a instrumental EP that is beautifully orchestrated. The Ep is available for streaming, or download via the Soundcloud above.
I Do Not Care For the Winter Sun Baltimore dream pop duo, Beach House, recently released a holiday single entitled ‘I Do Not Care For The Winter Sun.’ As their M.O. has shown, its a slow burning, sleepy, fireside dream of a work, just as beautiful as you’d expect from them. A perfect way to enjoy a cold holiday evening.
Send Me All Your Love Philly indie-rockers and pop songsmiths Bridge Underwater recently contacted me with a link to their EP Send Me All Your Love. The EP a short 3 songs long just isn’t enough. The three tracks available for a dollar on their bandcamp. These songs are a blast to listen to. The title track, Send Me All Your Love, is a sweet indie pop track that will absolutely have you bobbing your head, tapping your toes, and clicking repeat. I’m falling in love with this track and honestly haven’t turned it off. Tumblr: http://bridgeunderwater.tumblr.com/ Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/bridgeunderwater Bandcamp: http://bridgeunderwater.bandcamp.com/ Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/bridgeunderwater
The One A B-Side on “Heart In Your Heartbreak,” released December 14th on Slumberland, this single features indie-poppers’ the Pains of Being Pure At Hearts signature sparkling, jingly pop. It’s a quick 4 minute track that reminds me very much of the Cure. Buy the single on itunes.
Keepin’ On Nashville’s Turbo Fruits play fresh lo-fi rock and roll thats loose and riff heavy. Their brand of garage rock has some blues and punk roots. They’ve just recently released their single, ‘Keepin’ On’ under Turbo Time Records, a venture begun by vocalist, Jonas Stein. Upcoming US Tour Dates 12/17 – Red 7 – Austin, TX* 12/18 – Rubbergloves – Denton, TX* 12/19 – Buccaneer – Memphis, TN* 2/25-28/11 – Bruise Cruise Miami FL** *with PUJOL **w/ Ty Segall, Surfer Blood, Black Lips, Vivian Girls, Thee Oh Sees & More Web | Myspace
Comin’ Back Home 90 year old blues legend T-Model Ford will be releasing a new LP entitled Taledragger January 11th on Alive Records. The single “Comin’ Back Home,” is as gritty and bluesy as it comes. A delta blues track that beckons a few listens, sounds like it could have been lifted straight from Green Onions. This track oozes cool and will have you in hypnotic state after a few listens. Recorded during a US tour this year, the new studio album will be available through Alive Records on color vinyl (limited to 900 copies), 180 gram vinyl (limited to 100…
Not Enough “Not Enough” is the first single from J Mascis’s forthcoming album ‘Several Shades Of Why.’ Best known as the songwriter for Dinosaur Jr., Mascis is releasing this acoustic collection on Subpop and will be available March 15. Mascis’ trademark raspy, dry voice is all over this, and brings the 90’s nostalgia back to me. I eagerly await the entire album.