The Thermals – Born To Kill

Portland-based punk rockers The Thermals have released the self-directed video for their upcoming album opener, Born To Kill. The track’s taken from the groups forthcoming new LP, Desperate Ground, which arrives April 16 through Saddle Creek Records. Clocking in at just under two minutes long, Born To Kill is a fast paced blast of guitar driven punk-rock and the more you listen to it the catchier it becomes.

Mind Not The Timid – Flood

Nashville chamber pop outfit Mind Not The Timid have a really great new single out at the moment called Flood, that’s well worth a listen. The track is loaded with enjoyable harmonies and big choruses, and it’s just a great piece of indie-rock that feels like a folkier version of what you’d hear on Funeral by Arcade Fire. A very solid release.
The band are set to release their debut album Beacon later this year, and Flood is available now at Bandcamp.

Pure X – Someone Else

Pure X release their new album Crawling Up the Stairs on May 14 through the ever reliable Merok Records. It’s their first album since 2011’s Pleasure. Back in February they shared the albums first single, Things In My Head. Now they’re back with the heart-wrenching and brutally honest second single, Someone Else.
Jesse Jenkins is clearly struggling to keep it together on this track and at times it’s a pretty heavy listen. You can hear his voice cracking on certain lines. Lyrically, it’s obvious that this track is documenting a pretty bleak time in his life, and I suppose we can all relate to that. Aside from that, it’s another brilliant release from the Austin rockers, but maybe one that you might have to prepare yourself for. Download both of the tracks below.

Kurt Vile – Never Run Away

Kurt Vile‘s infomercial for his latest single, Never Run Away, is one of the cutest things you’ll see today. Taken from his forthcoming LP, Wakin on a Pretty Daze, the video features Vile’s simply adorable three-year-old daughter Awilda trying on some masks and dancing to her dads tune. The song is an absolute gem too, and I’m really stoked now to see him at Field Day.

Walkin on a Pretty Daze is out April 9 via Matador.

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Jessie Ware – Imagine It Was Us

This April, Jessie Ware‘s incredible 2012 album Devotion (one of the best debut albums in years) will finally be released in the States. The Gold Edition will feature a couple of new tracks along with a remix of Wildest Moments with A$AP Rocky. Annie Mac premiered one of those tracks last night on her BBC Radio 1 slot. Imagine It Was Us, which was produced by Julio Bashmore, is a 90s inspired disco track that’s heading directly for the dance floor. Ware’s now instantly recognisable vocals sound as seductive as ever on this absolute thumper. Listen to a radio rip below.