theclosing – box [mp3] (from theclosing, out now on Circle Into Square Records)
An amalgamation of self-fashioned samples, field recordings, random noises, and computerized clicks, this Vienna-based trio renders abstract electronic soundscapes; think Boards of Canada and Four Tet.
The State Broadcasters – Trespassers [mp3] (from Ghosts We Must Carry, out Sept. 17th)
Lovely indie-folk from Glasgow.
The Raveonettes – She Owns the Streets [mp3] (from Observator, out Sept 11th on Vice)
Reverberating indie rock with Peter Buck-inspired guitars – a bit sunnier than the lead single (‘Observations’) off the forthcoming album.
PacificUV – Faded Love [mp3] (single)
Athens, GA (by way of Augusta) indie-disco with fuzzy guitars, pulsating synth, and pouncing bass.
Buffalo Killers – Hey Girl [mp3] (from Dig.Sow.Love.Grow, out August 7th on Naturalsound Records)
Guitarist Andy Gibbard penning what he sees as a Stevie Wonder song – the result is a comfortable psychedlia.
Jesca Hoop – Hospital (Win Your Love) [mp3] (from The House That Jack Built, out now on Bella Union)
Bouncy indie-pop with resounding female vocals and subtle synths in a song that celebrates childish self-pity.
The Bilinda Butchers – Crystal Tears [mp3] (from Goodbye, out August 28th)
Nostalgia pop from San Francisco duo that honor My Bloody Valentine’s singer as their namesake.
Railbird – Jump Ship [mp3] (single)
Experimental and magnetic music from a fine Brooklyn band
Husky – Tidal Wave [mp3] (from Forever So, out now on Sub Pop)
Sublime and soulful opening track from Australian quartet’s debut album.
Debo Band – And Lay [mp3] (from S/T, out now)
More excellent worldly sounds from Ethiopian band.