After having heard the song “Forever” by Brooklyn outfit Lazyeyesearlier that day, I venture the guess that they’re gonna get bigger pretty soon. They’ve already caused a first stir after playing the last edition of CMJ and have constantantly won round more fans since then. Their sound, a dreamy attempt on lo-fi rock, is a perfect attunement for the coming summer.
You can buy their first 4-song EP on their bandcamp page. Check the video for “Wait” below, too, which is another highly promising cut from the EP.
It was only last year when Rolf Laureijs, the self-taught musician behind Wavering Hands, started recording music on his own. But what the 20-year old produced in his bedroom, with not much more at hand than a laptop and a cheap mic, has left an impression. His lo-fi attempt on pop music reminds of genre flagships Beach Fossils, Craft Spells or Wild Nothing, but is still breaking new grounds.
Wavering Hands’ first EP is called “I Remember Nothing” will be out Feb 1, 2013 on Oh, Sister Records. In the meantime, download the excellent opener “No Constant” for free on bandcamp, or here below.
It’s been some months since the announcement of the new record by Unknown Mortal Orchestra. The three guys from Portland, who have recently signed to Jagjaguwar, will release IIon February 5th. Make sure to buy the record as soon it’s out, for now enjoy their great weirdo pop gem a.k.a. their actual single “Swim And Sleep (Like A Shark)” - accompanied by a Little Dragon remix.
Finally, Brooklyn indie pop outfit Beach Fossils has announced their second album. It will be called Clash the Truth and is out February 19 on Captured Tracks. Below you can download a first song, “Careless”. It’s good.
Stumbled over this tune by South Dakotan act Mystery Pills some days ago, over at IGIF and it grew on me in the last days. “Anti-Pattern” is one of the finest jams I’ve heard in quite a long time, with a driving drum beat, an incredibly catchy melodies and bleepy sounds all over. Must have!
For more free Mystery Pills, head over to his bandcamp!
We discovered San Francisco’s own Evil Eyesback in March and made their sunny lo-fi gems “Saw Her In The Sun” and “Burying Our Love” part of our playlists. In the meantime the duo has expanded to a five-piece band and is prepping its debut album, which should be out early next year. First sign of this record is “Keep Your Mind OnMe” , a twangy indie rock song that arrives just right for the upcoming winter.