Garage rockers Mazes drop their new LP Ores & Minerals next week, here’s the first single. It does take a while for ‘Skulking’ to take off, but it’s certainly worth the wait. Some cracking guitar solos towards the end of this track. Check it out.
Thee Oh Sees drop their new album Floating Coffin on April 16, here’s the album closer ‘Minotaur’. It’s another awesome track from the San Francisco rockers.
01 I Come From the Mountain
02 Toe Cutter – Thumb Buster
03 Floating Coffin
04 No Spell
05 Strawberries 1 + 2
06 Maze Fancier
07 Night Crawler
08 Sweet Helicopter
09 Tunnel Time
Multi-instrumentalist, Ty Segall collaborator, and songwriter Mikal Cronin drops his new album MCII this May. The albums first single ‘Shout It Out’ is a strong power pop release in the vein of Brendan Benson and Ben Kweller. Don’t you just love it when you hear a new song and instantly love it?
MCII is out May 13 on Merge Records.
“World’s Most is Matthew Müller, Matthew Müller is World’s Most.”
California native Matthew Müller, who describes his music as Indie, Pop, Dreamy, Shoegaze, Sunshine, has a real diamond of a track out called ‘Big Ideas’. I downloaded the track from his Bandcamp page about an hour ago and I’ve had it on repeat since. Smooth vocals, great pop hooks and clever songwriting. It’s just a really, really brilliant song.
Writer/producer Jon Ehrens of White Life and singer Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak have teamed up for a new collaboration called Dungeonesse. Their latest track, Shucks, is a ridiculously catchy mix of electro-pop and R&B. The beat to ‘Shucks’ is pretty infectious and Wasner’s vocals are an absolute treat. I’m digging the hook as well – “I wanna hear your heartbeat, my love”. Make sure you don’t skip this one.
Dungeonesse self-titled debut drops May 14 on Secretly Canadian.
Thanks to Gorilla vs Bear for turning my attention to this stunning track by A/T/O/S (pronounced A Taste Of Struggle).
Retrograde is the beautiful new single from James Blake, taken from his forthcoming LP Overgrown, out April 8. I’ve really been looking forward to this, and in no way has he let me down. It’s a brilliant track.
I’m late to the party with this one, but I had to post it anyway ’cause it’s just so good. Glasgow-based electro-pop outfit CHVRCHES dropped an absolute diamond of a tune last night and the entire blogosphere went apeshit. ‘Recover’, the title track from the groups forthcoming EP, is the follow up to the brilliant ‘The Mother We Share’ and it’s another dark and very catchy synth-heavy pop tune.
The Recover EP drops March 25 on Glassnote.
Recover EP Tracklist:
03. Now Is Not The Time
04. Recover (Cid Rim Remix)
05. Recover (Curxes’ 1996 Remix)
Here’s some laid back slacker-rock for you to chew into courtesy of Australia’s Fergus Miller, aka Bored Nothing. His debut self-titled album drops April 8 via Spunk Records, until then listen to ‘Shit For Brains’ below.