A day late – some ‘new’ for you
Teen – Electric [mp3] (from In Limbo, out August 28th on Carpark Records)
Teeny Lieberson’s (of Here We Go Magic) version of ‘chick rock’ masquerades as grungy psyche-pop. This excellent single from the forthcoming album is characterized by droning synth and bass punctuated with noise and guitar and peppered with monochromatic vocals.
She Keeps Bees – See Me [mp3] (from Dig On, out now)
Sparse drums and chunky guitar – reminiscent of early PJ Harvey.
Niki and The Dove – DJ Ease My Mind [mp3] (from Instinct, out now)
With an ethos derived from Prince & The Revolution and Siouxsie and the Banshees, but employing the most modern and precise tools, Swedish duo Niki and The Dove make truly captivating electronic rock. This single of their debut album offers a maelstrom of thundering drums and revels in lovesick regret, with the reprise ‘DJ, ease my mind will you play that song again, ‘cause we were in love?’.
Videotape – Static [mp3] (from This Is Disconnect, out Sept 24th)
Frenetic, bouncy indie pop clocking in at 1 minute 53 seconds.
Videoing – Drivers River [mp3] (from Reader LP, out now on Slack Electric Records)
Fragmented and Stygian electronic music from Austin, TX.
Poor Moon – Poor Moon [mp3] (from Poor Moon, out August 28th on Sub Pop Records)
Gentle acoustic guitar, melancholic vocals, and waves of reverberating bells suggest a promising album from quartet whose resumes include playing bands Pedro the Lion, Crystal Skulls, and Fleet Foxes.
Shout Out Out Out Out – Now That I’ve Given Up Hope, I Feel Much Better [mp3] (from Spanish Moss and Total Loss, out now on Normals Welcome Records)
Building upon a simple piano chord progression, these Edmonton, AB ravers create layers of pulsating, booty-shaken electronica with vocoder-laden vocals.