Greenleaf After releasing their ‘Trust EP’ in late 2010 Generationals were already putting the finishing touches on their next album, entitled Actor-Castor. This album is the summation of their recordings over the summer of 2010 and will be released next month (March 29). This new track, is a delightfully shiny, playful track with poppy keyboards a bouncy bassline and steady drums. Its got a slow & steady pace, but has bright vocal harmonies and handclaps reminiscent of 60’s pop music. More Generationals Web | Twitter | Myspace | Spin | Musicsavage
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The Seedy Seeds are a Cincinnati indie trio that elegantly combine pop, electronica and bluegrass. They have a similar sound to that of the Freelance Whales, but there is definitely a difference between the two. This track is a gorgeous blend of the aforementioned styles, it begins with an assortment of bass and strings, and kicks into gear with some on and off electronic elements that bring the chorus into a fast paced blur before it relinquishes back. This off and on construction creates a great stress and relief in the song structure. It all sounds kind of janky when I explain it, but in practice is quite nicely done. This song is super catchy, and fun to listen to and the upcoming album, under the same name will be out later this month.
Dreamboat Bouncy, infectious and entirely singable Dreamboat is the first track I have heard from Sheffield (UK) rock outfit Hey Sholay. Its really one of the most catchy tracks I’ve heard in a while. Be prepared to play this a few times. Hey Sholay on the web: FB | Myspace | Twitter
Bare Wires are fuzzy, reverby blown out lo-fi garage rockers with influences from the yesteryear of rock and roll and this video just rolled into my inbox and I absolutely love it. This is what I wish high school would have been (I’ve seen too many movies) and the music is really catchy, fuzzy and rockin’.
Check out the hilarious video of the Rise and Rise of the New Pornographers, also known as the the video for their song ‘Moves’ off their latest album ‘Together’
Day Off Freelance Whales, the 5-piece band from Queens, NY, have been hard at work lately releasing single after single. They haven’t mentioned a new album (that I know of) yet keep producing fantastic new music. This may be released as a follow up to their album Weathervanes which is a fantastic album definitely worth the $5.99 it garners on Amazon. http://www.greenlabelsound.com/artists/freelance-whales/
San Francisco rock outfit the Dodos are preparing to release a new album, No Color, come March 15th via Frenchkiss. In preparation they release ‘Black Night,’ their first single from the album.
First thing you’ll notice is the heartbeat like pounding drums, the intricate guitar, and a driving, hard charging force in the song that amps itself up throughout the song, its vigorous and energetic. The album, out next month features multiple songs with Neko Case (not on Black Night) .
This is my mixtape for January. This is the first time I’m replacing a mixtape for a mixtape(this is the new january mixtape, hope you downloaded the old one). There are lots of great things to listen to in 2011, here’s twenty songs you should be listening to. Tracklist: Peter Bjorn and John – Breaker, Breaker Bright Eyes – Haile Selassie David Wax Museum – Chuchumbe Hands and Knees – The Moonlight is Wicked Apex Manor – Under the Gun Akron / Family – So It Goes O’Death – Bugs James Vincent McMorrow – If I Had A Boat The…
Toro Y Moi “New Beat” by carparkrecords Check out the groovin second track from Toro y Moi’s upcoming album Underneath the Pine, out 2/22 on Carpark Records.