Point Reyes – Golden [mp3] (from Golden, out August 12th on Big School Records)
Twee xylophone, angular boy/girl harmonies, and a bit of sampling are all the elements needed by the folks in Point Reyes to create captivating experimental music – weird, yet approachable.
Animal Collective – Today’s Supernatural (from Centipede HZ, out Sept 4th on Domino Records)
Eric Copeland – Flushing Meats [mp3] (from Flushing Meats 7”, out now on Calico Corp.)
Fractured beats and warbling melodies create a sense of drunken confusion.
Black Marble – A Great Design [mp3] (from A Different Arrangement, out Sept. 9th on Hardly Art)
A comfy, homemade feel that introduces a bit of waking realization into the coldwave sound of their debut EP. This Brooklyn duo employs waves of snyth and a reverberating baritone to create a connection to their creative process and sense of musical space.
The Dust Engineers – Jake Spoon [mp3] (from Bail, out now)
Rocking Americana akin to early Wilco.
Clear Plastic Masks – Pegasus In Glue [mp3] (from Working Girl 7”, out now)
Brooklyn quartet the specialize on overbearing artsy spaz rock.
Ormonde – Can’t Imagine [mp3] (from Machine, out August 7th on Hometapes)
Languorous and intimate dream pop from Texas duo.
Trails and Ways – Mtn Tune [mp3] (single)
Bossa nova dream pop from Oakland quartet.