Posts Tagged ‘song’

JJ Dean and Me

Listen to JJ’s Beautiful New Single “Dean & Me”

It’s been three months since we first got word of Swedish duo JJ’s new album, VSince then, we’ve seen one glitter-filled teaser video, a haunting single that gave us goosebumps, and a tracklist outlining the intimate titles of songs we have yet to hear. Today, Joakim Benon and Elin Kastlander return to share a new synth pop track that pairs well with the last of July’s sunny rays: “Dean & Me.”

Club beats and skittering cymbal taps outline the soaring new single as JJ’s melodic chorus of “oohs” raises us back up from the emotional well …

Meatbodies

Listen to Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin Member’s New Band Meatbodies

Back when Ty Segall was touring in his new band FUZZ and Mikal Cronin made a critically-acclaimed solo debut, Chad Ubovich was playing guitar and bass behind both psych rock gods. Between tours, Ubovich spent his time recording his own crunchy fuzz as Chad and the Meatbodies. With a little help from Segall, he’s now gone on to be picked up by label In The Red and will be releasing his self-titled debut as the renamed Meatbodies.

The 12-track debut was recorded with Eric Bauer (Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, White Fence) and saw friends Cory Hanson of Wand and …

FKA Twigs

Listen to FKA Twigs’ New Song “Video Girl”

After a lot of online buzz and some well-deserved hype, British experimental R&B artist FKA Twigs has three weeks left until her debut album, LP1, drops August 12 via Young Turks. In anticipation, she’s shared the second track off the record, “Video Girl,” which you can stream below.

Unlike the sultriness of “Two Weeks” and the hard-hitting specifics of “Hide,” the new single sees trip-hop and guitar strums intertwined as FKA Twigs once again brings pained words to life with her golden croon. In an interview with Pitchfork, she said the song was written after …

Mega Bog

Mega Bog Announce Debut Album ‘Gone Banana,’ Stream “Year of Patience”

After 5 years of self-released material and re-writing songs, Mega Bog are finally ready to share their debut album. Titled Gone Banana, the album drops September 23 via Couple Skate and showcases the group’s lo-fi jazz rock sound. Finally, a band you and your dad can agree on.

With Kevin Ayers and Steely Dan influences, the band have traces of psychedelia and mall jazz in their songs while keeping the songwriting core tender. Lead single “Year of Patience” introduces the band nicely with a strutting saxophone line and Erin Birgy’s coy vocals, taking on the sounds of Ariel Pink, Prefab …

Wildcat! Wildcat!

Hear Wildcat! Wildcat!’s New Single “Holloway (Hey, Love)”

Los Angeles trio Wildcat! Wildcat! recently recorded their full-length debut, No Moon at All, set to come out on August 5 via Downtown Records. Co-produced with collaborator Morgan Kibby (M83, White Sea), the record sees the electronic indie pop group creating “an emotionally rousing world” all of which is captured on ten tracks. We’ve already heard the lead single “Hero,” and today we get to hear “Holloway (Hey, Love).”

The new song is a bright blend of reverb drums, thin layers of synth, and harmonies worth singing with friends that maintains an intimacy throughout. Give it a …

Boardroom Heroes

Stream Boardroom Heroes’ New Song “Never Ready,” Pre-Orders for ‘New Wage’ EP Live

The punks in DC-based band Boardroom Heroes just released a killer new track, titled “Never Ready,” which comes off of their latest EP, New Wage. The song is fast, catchy, and sounds like that late night skate session you have with your buddies on a cool Summer night. Is that a weird comparison? Probably, but it fits.

Boardroom Heroes also put up the pre-orders for the new record; the 10-inch vinyl version of the record is limited to 500 copies, and you can pre-order that here, or you can pick up a digital copy on Bandcamp. It’s …

Bishop Allen Lights Out

Listen to Bishop Allen’s New Single “Why I Had To Go”

Brooklyn indie pop group Bishop Allen will be returning to the scene this year when their first album in five years, Lights Outdrops August 19 via Dead Oceans. They reminded us why we love them with their uber catchy lead single “Start Again,” and now they’re keeping us wrapped around their finger with “Why I Had To Go.”

“Why I Had To Go” has an effortless smile strung on its face, reminding us why we first fell in love with Bishop Allen back in 2003. The single starts with punchy keys that lean back gently when …

ODESZA In Return

ODESZA Announce New Album ‘In Return,’ Stream “Memories That You Call”

Seattle producer duo ODESZA have been rising in popularity with quiet confidence and noticeable talent for a short time now. Their sold out shows and buzzing festival crowds gather around to hear the band that Pretty Lights, Bonobo, and Emancipator have brought with them on tour out of a love for their music. Today, at long last, the two have announced they’ll be releasing a new album in the fall.

The album, titled In Return, drops September 9 via Counter Records with the promise of being more mature, coherent, and absolutely stunning. Finally As usual, there will be pop hooks …

Perfume Genius

Perfume Genius Announces New Album ‘Too Bright,’ Streams Single “Queen”

Seattle songwriter Mike Hadreas, aka Perfume Genius, is back with his third full-length LP, Too Bright, and it’s due out September 23 via Matador. The follow-up to 2012′s gorgeous Put Your Back N 2 It was self-recorded along with Portishead’s Adrian Utley and features a guest appearance from PJ Harvey collaborator John Parish.

Hadreas has shared single “Queen” and it takes on a much braver, bolder stance than his previous record. As a gay musician who has undergone all sorts of traumatic experiences, he has a way of crafting his life experiences into songs that touch at intimate …

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Listen to Speedy Ortiz’s New Single “Bigger Party”

Boston indie rock group Speedy Ortiz were one of several bands listed on Adult Swim’s Summer Singles series for this year, joining the list alongside Wye Oak, The Field, Miguel, Run the Jewels, Dan Deacon, and more. Today we get to hear their contribution to the series, “Bigger Party.”

Keeping in line with the grunge pop of 2013’s Major Arcana and this year’s Real Hair EP, Speedy Ortiz serve up a joyful slew of alt-rock riffs and and power chords that, much like before, keep you smiling with snark. With a chorus like “I’m sorry for the time I made …

Bat For Lashes

Listen to Bat For Lashes’ New Song “Skin Songs”

What do pathologists, neurologists, stem cell researchers, and hospital surgeons have in common? They’re all recording an album, of course.

Okay, okay, so it’s not just medical nerds gathering around to see how sine waves match up with sound, but rather some seriously smart medical experts teaming up with UL musicians to create a collection of songs inspired by the body’s organs. Ghostpoet, Goldie, and Bat For Lashes are the first three artists to step up to the plate. When working with the medical experts, these musicians have learned “why a chosen organ works and fails” and how to create …

Whirr Sway

Whirr Announce New Album, Share “Mumble”

Nick Bassett is a busy guy. After leaving Deafheaven to play bass in Nothing, he later started a new shoegaze project called Whirr and, throughout all of this, toured. Now Whirr is releasing their second full-length, Sway. The LP, which was recorded by Sunbather producer Jack Shirley, drops September 23 via Graveface and can be pre-ordered here.

Whirr have shared “Mumble” off the album to prove that it will indeed be a succinct, celestial, doom-drenched piece of shoegaze. The song keeps things short, staying under three minutes, but stomps around with the soft but heavy padding of a …