Some choice SoundCloud streams with downloads to consider this week:
Apteka – Striking Violet from Gargoyle Days released 10/31
–Post-rock bordering on metal from this Chicago-based quartet. Album was released on Halloween, perfect pairing.
Baby Baby – London Bridges from Money
out now on Gospel of Rhythm Recordings
–Yet another track from Baby Baby, who continue to roll forward with their excellent 2011 release. London Bridges has an early ’70s Jersey feel to it.
Stealing Sheep – Paper Moon from Noah and the Paper Moon
out now on Heavenly Recordings
–Quirky, eerie and delightful, this psycho-folk trio sound like a modern coven as they preside over jangly guitars, moody keys, and bouncy rhythms. Get a three track sampler free, here.
The Zolas – Cultured Man from new split 7″ with the Liptonians,
out now through Light Organ Records.
–This track meanders from dark, post-rock to dance pop. You have to stick with it. It’s like finding $10 in your jeans just before you wash them.