Just one more month to go until the debut record of Sub Pop signed Rose Windows will finally see the light of day. In November of 2011, the band led by Seattle songwriter Chris Cheveyo began working on the album with local producer Randall Dunn (SunnO))), Boris) and has compiled songs that are influenced by “the Band’s folk-infused rock, The Doors organ-driven psychedelia, and Black Sabbath’s blues-based dirges”. Now a fairly epic track was made available for free – it’s called “Wartime Lovers”.
Sun Dogswill be out June 25. Another song called “Native Dreams” can be downloaded on their label’s page.
Off her successful new full-length effort Cerulean Saltunder her moniker Waxahatchee, former P.S. Eliot member Katie Crutchfield presents us a gem of a song called “Swan Dive”. She’s already played the song acousticly in the past, but has clearly changed the song’s structure for the better. Download the song below.
Indie-Pop band Streets Of Laredo is Brooklyn-based, but originally hailing from New Zealand. The three piece released its immensely catchy single “Girlfriend” last month and make me curious about upcoming releases. Nothing’s been announced so far though.
Captured Tracks is definitely my favorite record label these days. Especially this year, with releases by DIIV, Wild Nothing or Mac DeMarco. (Just to name a few) Now a first song from a new Widowspeakalbum has seen the light of day. As the Brooklyn band announced today, “Ballad Of The Golden Hour” is a first cut fromAlmanac, out January 22 via Captured Track. It’s a slow-building indie-folk tune, that might just make your evening.
Hell yeah! Indie-Folk-Rappers WHY?are finally back with a new track: “Sod In The Seed” is the first song of their new EP of the same name. And what can I say – it’s an amazing uptempo track with everything I love about WHY?.
They’ll release their EP Sod in the Seed through Anticon in August. Later in fall, they’ll also release a new full-length.
Brooklyn’s Mike Wexlercertainly is no newcomer anymore, after already having released stuff under his real name since 2005. He’s just released his second album Dispossession via Mexican Summer and I want to seize the chance to familiarize you guys with his music.
Out of nothing, he surprises the listener with a collection of 7 haunting songs, all of them beautiful in their own way. Listening to Mike Wexler’s new stuff is like weightlessly floating through space in a dream you never want to end. Dispossession is maybe the best album of 2012 so far.
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Watch Mike Wexler perform one of the highlights of his new record live:
The best song of North Carolina’s Bowerbirds has always been “In Our Talons“, from their debut effort Hymns For A Dark Horse back in 2007. And it probably always will be… although the first song off the third Bowerbirds album The Clearing is an amazingly harmonic tune. You can download “Tuck The Darkness In” below!
The Clearing is available on Dead Oceans starting March 6, 2012.