Check out these tracks available through the Cloud:
The Coathangers – “Smother”
from The Coathangers/Davila 666 split
The Atlanta-based punk quartet release a grinding, catchy track with a stripped down crunchy guitars and KEYS… when’s the last time you heard keys in a punk song? Minnie Coathanger, Crook Kid Coathanger, BeBe Coathanger, and Rusty Coathanger would make perfect dates for the Ramones boys. Lots of fun, AND a free download link on the SoundCloud player. Can’t beat that!
Here We Go Magic – “Make Up Your Mind”
from A Different Ship
out 5/8 on Secretly Canadian
Famed Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich oversaw this twangy, track traveler of a tune. You can get it for the price of your e-mail here.
Fotoshop – “Worries” (new single)
Check out the 2011 release: Lifeforms
Fotoshop is Jarno-Erik from Finland. “Worries” was mixed in the Kaiku Studios Berlin where the Handsome Furs, LCMDF, Zebra and Snake, and others have recently recorded. It’s a hazy shoe-gazey kind of track that will test your headphones. No word on when it will be released as a single. Stay tuned.
Of Monsters and Men – “Little Talks”
from Head Like An Animal
out 4/3 through Universal Republic
The Icelandic sextet set the stage with a bold anthem, full of bright horns and carried by the male-female interplay between Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir and Ragnar “Raggi” Þórhallsson.
Two Suns – “Losing Lost”
from Dream Familiar
Another week, another track from Two Suns who are releasing a track a week. The plaintive, “Losing Lost” effectively uses atmosphere to underscore the melancholy of this track. Check out last week’s NEW for Dirty Industry. You can download other tracks from Bandcamp.
Lissy Trullie: “It’s Only You, Isn’t It”
from Lissy Trullie
out 4/10 on Downtown Records
“It’s Only You, Isn’t It” is a post-punk update of the sound that Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders made famous. Lots of energy, and Trullie proves to be a strong presence with a powerful delivery that conveys pain and angst.
The Wooden Sky – “Child of the Valley”
from Every Daughter, Every Moon
out 2/28 on Black Box Recordings/Fontana North
The Canadian outfit offers this beautiful track as a preview to their upcoming release. It’s a simple song that’s full of atmosphere and beautiful imagery. Gavin Gardner’s storytelling style of singing and the flourishing climax really make it worth hearing repeatedly.
Yalls – “Settle Down”
from three-song Fantasy 7″ vinyl
out on Feb 21 2012 on Goldrobot
Bay Area based artist and composer Dan Casey is Yalls. Consistent with his “beat folk-funk” past, “Settle Down” is a trippy dance floor number that’s full of synth and sweet, ebullient beats.