Sometimes it’s really convenient to have new music sent to you directly from the artist. No promo pics, no long press releases – just some words and a link to the music. Easy to check out. Now and then there’s gems of new songs hiding in between a lot of average stuff.
This is one of these stellar tunes – sent by Baltimore band SUN CLUB. The band has put up their new single “Beauty Meat” on bandcampearlier this month, a song that is part of the 7” of the same name. These guys know pretty well how to add the right amount of distortion to their melodic indie pop to make you feel like being at a perfect house party.
Download “Beauty Meat” right here and head over to the SUN CLUB’s bandcamp page to download the b-side for free.
Long-time guerolitomusic favourite Orca Orcahas just released a new EP called Tidals. Sounding dreamy and jangly as ever Jimmy Hewitt has obviously improved his songwriting and instrumental skills, having arrived at a very high level. It’s only a matter of time before bigger indie labels will take notice of Jimmy’s talents.
Download the EP over at bandcamp and make sure to buy one of the limited, hand-painted cassettes.
For now stick with Tidals’ amazing opener “Climb”.
Last month, London trio Fair Ohshas released its second longplayer Jungle Cats, a record that totally astonished me. I’ve already heard of the band before, but they’ve never really caught my attention so far. With the new album’s forerunners “Ya Mustafa” and “Green Apple Milk” they definitely id. The lads brilliantly meld their lo-fi punk roots with world music influences just as Afrobeat, calypso and a free-jazz philosophy.
Watch the video for the mentioned songs, download them below and make sure to purchase the great record. Jungle Cats is out on Dream Beach Records.
Today’s a good day. Sonny & The Sunsetsare releasing their awaited new record Antenna To The World - and we highly recommend you to get your own copy. Our favourite tune off the new LP, the closing “Green Blood”, is available for download below.
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.