The New 2.28.12

Alcoholic Faith Mission – Running With Insanity [mp3] (from Ask Me This, out March 27th on Old Flame Records)
Propelled by chugging harmonica, acoustic guitar, and hand claps the lead single from AFM’s upcoming record Ask Me This is a joyous tune of  anti-revival.

Korallreven – As Young As Yesterday [mp3] (from An Album By Korallreven, out now on Hybris)
Swedish electro-pop duo featuring Victoria Bergsman on vocals.

Frank Rabeyrolles – Black Cat [mp3] (single on Wool Recordings)
Weirdo French electronica.

Jon Vautier The Sale Is On [mp3] (from The Sale is On EP, out now)
Meloncholy pop from South West of England with earnest vocals, gentle guitar, and metronomic rhythm.

Band of Skulls – Sweet Sour [mp3] (from Sweet Sour, out now)
British acid rock – written for guitar, bass, drums, and voice.

PYYRAMIDS– Don’t Go [mp3] (from Human Beings EP, out now)
Tim Nordwind (bassist for OK Go) and singer Drea Smith make thoughtfully unruffled indie pop sated with shadows.

Aaron & the Sea – There There Creature Creature [mp3] (from Creature Creature, out March 19th)
Self-professed “nightmare pop” from Minneapolis.

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Family Photo – Popular Phrase [mp3] (from Family Photo EP, out now)

Family Photo – Winneconne [mp3] (from Family Photo EP, out now)

Family Phot0Family Photo EP
‘Popular Phrase’ is an amalgam of ska and indie rock with a bit of sass.  In contrast, ‘Winneconne’ is pensive and delicate.

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Electric Needle Room – Chester Arthur [mp3] (from The Presidents of the United States (Volume 2), out now)

Electric Needle Room – Grover Cleveland [mp3] (from The Presidents of the United States (Volume 2), out now)

 Electric Needle Room – The Presidents of the United States (Volume 2)
A tongue-in-cheek send up of famous American presidents, as well as the “adequate, forgettable, and occasionally regrettable”.

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